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Google Expands Public Alerts to Japan to Help with Natural Disaster Preparedness Google Expands Public Alerts to Japan to Help with Natural Disaster Preparedness

Google has expanded its new public alert program to Japan, a country that is still feeling the effects of a massive hurricane and tsunami that hit two years ago. Google Public Alerts, first launched in the U.S. following hurricane Sandy, …

Russell Crowe UFO Video Leaves Twitter Fans Baffled

Russel Crowe may be scheduled to play Superman’s father, Jor-El, in the upcoming Superman movie reboot Man of Steel, but it wasn’t a flying Kryptonian that Crowe spotted outside his Sydney offices this week. The actor posted a YouTube video …

Deadpool: The Game Might Just Be The Funniest Game Of The Year

I’m not a huge Marvel Comics fan, but I have a soft spot in my heart for Deadpool. The Marvel anti-hero has enjoyed a massive surge in popularity over the past few years, and it’s surprising that he hasn’t gotten …

Facebook Adds UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann to Its Board Facebook Adds UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann to Its Board

Facebook has just announced that University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann has joined its board of directors. Desmond-Hellmann is the second woman to join the board in the past year, after Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg became the …

Zoe Lofgren Tries For ECPA Reform Once Again Zoe Lofgren Tries For ECPA Reform Once Again

Alongside the much needed Aaron’s Law, Internet superhero Rep. Zoe Lofgren has reintroduced her ECPA amendment into the House for consideration. The new bill keeps many of the protections from last year’s ECPA 2.0 Act, but features a few important …

Petition to Make R. Kelly’s ‘Ignition (Remix)’ the National Anthem Is the Most Important Petition
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In the past, I’ve been critical of some of the more frivolous petitions to hit the White House’s “We the People” online petition site. A petition to build a functioning Death Star becoming so popular that it receives an official …

Stern to Replace Fallon? Late Night Rumors Heat Up
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With NBC’s primetime lineup tanking and Jay Leno set to retire from The Tonight Show in 2014, NBC execs must be scrambling to find someone popular to put on TV. Jimmy Fallon is the odds-on favorite to take the Tonight …

FCC To Hold First Gigabit Workshop This Month FCC To Hold First Gigabit Workshop This Month

In late January, the FCC announced the Gigabit City Challenge. The campaign aims to get at least one gigabit network in all 50 states by 2015. To do that, the Commission will be holding a number of workshops to help …

Twitter App Update: Better ‘Old Tweet’ Search Plus Tweet Context for In-App Web Browsing Twitter App Update: Better ‘Old Tweet’ Search Plus Tweet Context for In-App Web Browsing

Twitter has just announced a small update to both its iOS and Android apps, although the iOS app benefits more from it. Across both apps (as well and mobile.twitter.com), Twitter has tweaked their search function to provide more context for …

Demi Divorce Papers Finally Filed
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It’s been over one year since Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher officially ended their relationship, but the divorce process for the two celebrities hasn’t been going smoothly. Today, the New York Post’s Page Six is reporting that Demi Moore will …

PETA Decides to Go After Historical Whaling in a Video Game
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In your “dude, seriously?” news of the day, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have turned their sights on Ubisoft over some possible content from an yet-to-be-released video game. PETA is upset that Assassin’s Creed 4: Black …

Time Warner Cable Hacked For Its Support Of Copyright Alert System Time Warner Cable Hacked For Its Support Of Copyright Alert System

Time Warner Cable is one of the five ISPs participating in the “six strikes” Copyright Alert System that went live last week. One group of hackers does not particularly like that fact, and made sure Time Warner knew it last …

Swift Slams Tina Fey For Golden Globes Joke

The Golden Globes may be months behind us, but Taylor Swift is still sore about a jab made at her expense by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Swift, who’s song “Safe & Sound” lost to Adele’s “Skyfall” for best …

Google+ Profiles Just Got Bigger Cover Photos, a New Look for the ‘About’ Tab, and Local Reviews Google+ Profiles Just Got Bigger Cover Photos, a New Look for the ‘About’ Tab, and Local Reviews
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Google has just begun to roll out some significant changes to Google+ profiles that bring bigger cover photos, a whole new look for the “about” section, and a new tab for your reviews. When you visit your profile today, you’ll …

Texas Legislature Introduces Bills To Curtail Warrantless Smartphone Tracking Texas Legislature Introduces Bills To Curtail Warrantless Smartphone Tracking

Did you know that the federal government can request your smartphone location data without a warrant? It happens quite often, but there’s not been much progress made in the way of legislation curtailing this particular practice. One state has had …

‘Paul Bearer’ Dies; Wrestling Star Was 58
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Paul Bearer, born as William Moody, has died at the age of 58. Though the cause of Bearer’s death is unknown, TMZ is reporting that he had suffered from health problems related to his obesity and gallbladder for years. Bearer …

Groupon’s Next CEO Will Not Come From Within [REPORT] Groupon’s Next CEO Will Not Come From Within [REPORT]

Last week, after a poor Q4 earnings report, Groupon finally ousted CEO Andrew Mason after months of speculation. Executive Chairman Eric Lefkofsky and Vice Chairman Ted Leonsis were tapped to head the “Office of the Chief Executive” and serve in …

Objet 3D Printers Create A Functioning Keyboard In One Print Job Objet 3D Printers Create A Functioning Keyboard In One Print Job
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We’ve already seen what Objet’s multi-material 3D printers can do, but it’s always nice to see Objet pushing the boundaries of what its Connex printers can accomplish. In today’s demonstration, the Objet Connex 3D printer has created a keyboard replica. …

Kate Upton Look-Alike Imitates Swimsuit Cover Pic
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Kate Upton has once again graced the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue, this time wearing a revealing parka and not much else on the 2013 swimsuit issue cover. The pic, of course, has been much imitated since it was …

Foursquare Enables Faster Tap-and-Hold Check-ins Foursquare Enables Faster Tap-and-Hold Check-ins

If you want to check-in on Foursquare more often, but think the process takes too long, today’s iOS update is for you. Foursquare is now letting users check-in faster by employing a “tap and hold” feature in the app. Now, …

Hugo Chavez Gets a Taiwanese Animation Sendoff

The coverage of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s death wasn’t complete until someone brought the whipping of aliens and cancer cereal to the mix. Thankfully, Next Media Animation has stepped up to the plate. Kudos.

Don’t Send A Bottle Of Seminal Fluid To The Girl You Love

Love can sometimes make us do incredibly stupid things. For one Chinese man, his expression of love made Van Gogh’s little stunt look sane. The Metro reports that Gou Wen, 22, sent the love of his life a bottle of …

‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’ Gets an Honest Trailer

Check in on what dead-eyes and shovel-face are up to in this hilarious “honest trailer” from ScreenJunkies. There’s more fun to be had at the expense of Twilight. Check out slapping fish, leftover cake, and more in last year’s awesome …

Odom Falls Asleep During Child Custody Hearing
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The New York Post is reporting that Los Angeles Clippers star Lamar Odom during a custody battle over his 14-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son. The children’s mother, Liza Morales, was never married to Odom. The report states that while Odom’s …