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Microsoft Adds New Bing Search Ads To Windows 8.1 Microsoft Adds New Bing Search Ads To Windows 8.1
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Microsoft has announced the launch of some new search ads in Windows 8.1, the latest version of Windows which also brings a much more integrated Bing experience all around. The Bing As platform will be available in Windows 8.1 Smart …

Restore The Fourth Is Your July Fourth Protest Against The NSA Restore The Fourth Is Your July Fourth Protest Against The NSA
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Does the NSA violate the Fourth Amendment with its data collection programs? A secret FISA court doesn’t think so, but plenty of Internet companies and civil rights organizations do. That’s why they’re planning a nationwide protest on the biggest four …

Alicia Silverstone To Help Breastfeeding Moms By Sharing

Alicia Silverstone wants every mom to have the chance to give their children the best start they can, which includes breast feeding; but some women have trouble producing breast milk, no matter how much they might want to. That’s where …

Sumatra Earthquake Causes Deaths, Injuries

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Tuesday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake occurred in the Aceh reagion at the northern end of the island, around 34 miles from the city of Bireun. …

Rapper: Overdose Found To Be Cause Of Death
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Rapper Chris Kelly, who was one half of the popular ’90s group Kriss Kross, died in May under mysterious circumstances; at the time, police said they believed it to be drug related, but didn’t release many details. Now, the coroner’s …

‘Google Blockbuster’ Algorithm Revealed (On Conan) ‘Google Blockbuster’ Algorithm Revealed (On Conan)
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Google recently put out a whitepaper claiming that Google searches can predict box office totals with 94% accuracy. The paper describes how Google arrives at its results by observing searches for a movie’s trailer, then combining it with the movie’s …

Early ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Reviews Are Quite Positive Early ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Reviews Are Quite Positive

It looks like Netflix is on a roll, as it just may have another hit on its hands. Already. Late last week, Netflix announced that it has renewed its upcoming original series Orange is the New Black for a second …

Pebble Watch Coming to Best Buy Stores This Weekend Pebble Watch Coming to Best Buy Stores This Weekend

Last year, Pebble Technology launched a Kickstarter campaign for an e-paper wristwatch that could connect to iPhone and Android smartphones, alerting users to various notifications and displaying messages via Bluetooth. It turned out that the Pebble is just the sort …

Titanfall Was The Critical Darling Of E3 2013

Every year, critics from a variety of Web sites and print publications gather to debate what they thought was the best game at E3. For this year’s awards, there was one clear winner among the pack of nominees. The Games …

Jennifer Garner Baptizes Son, Celebrates Anniversary

Jennifer Garner and hubs Ben Affleck paid a visit to Charleston, West Virginia this past weekend with two things on their agenda: baptize baby Samuel and celebrate their eighth anniversary. The couple reportedly kept things low-key as they walked around …

Franz Kafka Honored with ‘Metamorphic’ Google Doodle Franz Kafka Honored with ‘Metamorphic’ Google Doodle

Google is celebrating the birth of Prague-born writer Franz Kafka, who is regarded by some of one of the most important writers of the 20th century. Kafka, who published dozens of short stories and a handful of novel, is one …

Poor Planning Skills Could Hold People Back, Shows Study

While the grades gap between children from rich and poor families has been attributed to a variety of factors over the years, a new study shows that poor planning skills could be a major factor in the so-called income-achievement gap. …

TechMedia Network Acquires Bestofmedia Group, Aims To Take On CNET TechMedia Network Acquires Bestofmedia Group, Aims To Take On CNET

Online publishing company TechMedia Network, which runs brands like LAPTOP, Space.com and LiveScience, announced that it has acquired Bestofmedia Group, which runs brands like Tom’s Hardware, Tom’s Guide and Tom’s IT Pro. This is the first acquisition TechMedia Network has …

Pierce Brosnan Loses Daughter To Ovarian Cancer

Pierce Brosnan made the sad announcement this week that his 41-year old daughter, Charlotte, passed away from ovarian cancer. The “James Bond” actor gave the news to People and said his daughter put up a brave fight in the face …

The New Opera Is Out Of Beta And Available On Windows, Mac The New Opera Is Out Of Beta And Available On Windows, Mac

Earlier this year, Opera said that it would be ditching its own rendering engine in favor of Google’s Blink. The new browser launched in beta in May, but now a final version is available for all who want to try …

Flipboard Reportedly Fails To Preserve Users’ Google Reader Feeds [Updated] Flipboard Reportedly Fails To Preserve Users’ Google Reader Feeds [Updated]

Google Reader is now officially gone. If you’re reading this, you’re probably well aware of that. Hopefully you found a service to keep your feeds in tact. Some who were relying on Flipboard are finding themselves out of luck now …

1984, As Explained by Thug Notes’ Sparky Sweets, PhD

Sparky Sweets, PhD, is back you guys. As promised, the latest round of Thug Notes (Classic literature, original gangster) tackles George Orwell’s seminal classic 1984. “Yo, you know what else is wack? As the party recreates reality, eventually all your …

NBA 2K14 Will Include Euroleague Teams

Basketball video games have traditionally been only NBA- or NCAA-branded. Professionals and soon-to-be professionals in the U.S. were almost all the world could play as on home consoles. Now, 2K Sports is ending that trend by including Euroleague teams and …

Grand Theft Auto V Will Have A Mandatory 8GB Install

Grand Theft Auto games are always huge and brimming with content. It was surprising that Rockstar managed to fit all of Grand Theft Auto IV on one DVD for the Xbox 360 release, but they won’t be able to do …

Google Tries To Sell Government On Glass Privacy. Are You Sold? Google Tries To Sell Government On Glass Privacy. Are You Sold?
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Back in May, the bipartisan congressional Privacy Caucus sent an open letter to Google CEO Larry Page asking for clarification on Google Glass and the privacy issues that come with the device. In early June, Google VP, Public Policy and …

Mariah Carey: Did She Lip-Sync (Again)?
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Mariah Carey is facing some criticism after her performance at the BET Awards on Sunday night seemed a little too perfect. The “Beautiful” singer was accused of lip-syncing during her performance at the “American Idol” finale last month–which she denied–and …

Gran Turismo 6 Demo Out Today, Includes GT Academy Qualifier

Racing sim fans are set to have a big holiday, with both Microsoft and Sony having racing games as part of their next-gen console launch title line-ups. For those that aren’t ready to plunge into the next generation, Polyphony Digital …

Spotify for iOS Update Brings Discover Feature, On-the-Go Playlist Editing, and More Spotify for iOS Update Brings Discover Feature, On-the-Go Playlist Editing, and More

Spotify for iOS received a nice update today, brining their mew music discovery feature to mobile and giving users the ability to edit playlists on the go. First up, Discovery mode: Spotify first announced the new Discover feature last year, …

Why Did Don Mattrick Leave Microsoft So Suddenly? Why Did Don Mattrick Leave Microsoft So Suddenly?
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By now, you’ve all heard the news that Xbox boss Don Mattrick has left Microsoft for Zynga where he’ll take over as CEO. The move, which was surprising to many, started to raise questions immediately. Was he forced out after …