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Carmen Basilio Dies: Sugar Ray’s Opponent Was 85

In another hit to the sports world this year, middleweight boxer Carmen Basilio has died after being admitted to Rochester General Hospital in New York. He was 85. Basilio, whose most famous bouts occurred against Sugar Ray Robinson, earned the …

iPad Mini 2 Is Already In The Works, Will Feature Retina Display [Report] iPad Mini 2 Is Already In The Works, Will Feature Retina Display [Report]
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You could say that Apple has a rapid release cycle when it comes to the company’s products. It’s a given that there will be a new iPhone and iPad every year. Now it looks like the iPad Mini will be …

Apple Ordered to Pay $396 Million in Patent Case Apple Ordered to Pay $396 Million in Patent Case

Apple’s patent lawsuits have begun to turn on them. Though the world’s most valuable tech company slapped down Samsung with a $1 billion verdict in a California court back in August, it has since been forced by a U.K. court …

Hot Dog! Look Who’s Back on Twitter (It’s Anthony Weiner) Hot Dog! Look Who’s Back on Twitter (It’s Anthony Weiner)

Back in June of 2011, and sitting U.S. Representative tweeted an inappropriate photo of his private area to thousands of followers. His name, as you probably recall, is Anthony Weiner. Weiner tweeted a pic of his wiener. The jokes wrote …

Eva Longoria In Tears At Election Results
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Eva Longoria said she was so excited when the election results were announced last night that she was moved to tears, saying America proved it didn’t have a price. “I was moved to tears and I was so excited because …

Google Changes AdWords Impression Share Reporting Google Changes AdWords Impression Share Reporting
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Google is rolling out changes for AdWords Impression share reporting (the number of impressions received in a campaign or ad group divided by the estimated number of impressions you were eligible to receive) in AdWords. Google is adding new columns …

Mozilla Walks Developers Through Firefox OS Mozilla Walks Developers Through Firefox OS

Mozilla is about to enter the smartphone market in a big way. The non-profit will be offering Firefox OS on handsets in smaller markets, like South America. In fact, the team behind Firefox OS went to Brazil in August to …

Scarlett Johansson: Tattoo Looks A Bit Jailhouse
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Scarlett Johansson has a few tattoos already, and while one of them–a candy-colored landscape scene on her forearm–has garnered some negative attention in the past, the latest one is quickly taking over in the category of “worst celebrity tattoo”. Johansson …

Matt Cutts Talks Parked Domain Content Matt Cutts Talks Parked Domain Content
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Google has released a new Webmaster Help video. It’s another one of those in which Matt Cutts answers his own question. This time, it’s: I have a parked domain and want to launch a new website on it. Are there …

Microsoft is Paying MS Points For Playing Halo 4
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Competing with the Call of Duty franchise when it comes to player loyalty is hard. Microsoft’s strategy? Pay people to play Halo 4. Microsoft has unveiled its “Halo 4 Combat Tour Offer,” which pays gamers in Microsoft Points for playing …

Is Pinterest Finally About to Enable Private Boards? Is Pinterest Finally About to Enable Private Boards?
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If there’s one most-wanted feature that Pinterest users have been clamoring over for the past few months, it’s private boards. Users want the ability to pin without the prying eyes of their followers or the rest of the Pinterest community …

Lohan To Be Charged For Lying About 18-Wheeler Crash
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Lindsay Lohan has had an extremely eventful year. It included a Lifetime movie (“Liz And Dick”), rumors about bad behavior on the set of said Lifetime movie, several hit-and run allegations, a jewelry heist, a recorded fight with her coked-out …

Microsoft Patents Orwellian Tech For Kinect Microsoft Patents Orwellian Tech For Kinect
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The Kinect has been a huge success for Microsoft since it was introduced in 2010. The games might not be the best, but Microsoft may have other plans in store for the camera. A recent patent filed by Microsoft would …

Alzheimer’s Signs Found in People as Young as 18, Says Study
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Researchers this week announced that the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease yet detected have been found in a group of people with a rare inherited form of the disease. Two new studies on the subject were published in the journal …

U.S. Online Retail Spending Up 15% From Last Year U.S. Online Retail Spending Up 15% From Last Year
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comScore put out some new data on U.S. retail ecommerce spending for the third quarter of 2012. It was up 15% from the same quarter in 2011. Online retail spending reached $41.9 billion for the quarter, and the fourth quarter …

Foursquare Lets You Tag Facebook Friends, Even If They Don’t Use Foursquare Foursquare Lets You Tag Facebook Friends, Even If They Don’t Use Foursquare

On Monday, Foursquare updated their apps with a new rating system for locations. Now, when you find a business using the explore feature, it will have a number rating (from 1-10) attached. According to the company, this type of rating …

Me.ga Domain Suspended By Gabon’s Communication Minister Me.ga Domain Suspended By Gabon’s Communication Minister

Megaupload is coming back soon, or at least, that’s the plan. The Megaupload founder revealed to Wired in October that the reboot of his popular file sharing site would be called Me.ga to avoid any interference from the US government. …

These Professional Clickers Are Waiting to Make Your Content Go Viral These Professional Clickers Are Waiting to Make Your Content Go Viral

Clicks are everything, right? But of course, sometimes they are just too hard to come by. I mean, who has the time to develop and pursue a real viral campaign anymore? Your viral content needs views – or at least …

Diane Sawyer: Slurring Causes Drunken Rumors
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Diane Sawyer, like most news anchors and reporters, was exhausted last night. But Sawyer, who covered Hurricane Sandy in depth right before election night, may have taken too much onto herself, and it showed in a big way on air …

Gears of War: Judgment Pre-Order Trailer Released
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In a holiday season filled with Assassin’s Creed III, Far Cry 3, and Hitman: Absolution trailers, there has been surprisingly little video released concerning Gears of War: Judgment since its announcement at this year’s E3. Now that Halo 4 has …

Google, This Is Getting Pretty Weird [The Niantic Project] Google, This Is Getting Pretty Weird [The Niantic Project]
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Last week, we reported on Google’s mysterious Niantic Project. “What is that?” you may ask. Good question. That’s kind of the point. Above all else, it appears to be some kind of viral attention-getting campaign for something Google is up …

Bram Stoker Doodle Lets Google Show Its Gothic Side Bram Stoker Doodle Lets Google Show Its Gothic Side

Long before all of the glitter and high-school melodrama, the vampire-oriented literary scene was dominated by Abraham “Bram” Stoker and his classic gothic novel Dracula. And today, Google is honoring the author with a Doodle. Bram Stoker was born in …

For $99, You Can Buy Your Very Own Robotic Dragonfly For $99, You Can Buy Your Very Own Robotic Dragonfly
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Big robots are scary. Just take one look at any of the large robots that populate our world, and you’re bound to find one that will invade your nightmares. What may be even scarier, however, are the tiny robots that …

Beyonce Tweets Support For Obama
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Beyonce came into the Twitter world much later than the rest of us, because she was busy being married to Jay-Z, having the most talked about–and least seen–celebrity baby ever, and generally ruling the world. But when she joined, she …