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Hope Solo 911 Call Audio Released
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Hope Solo, the Olympic gold medal-winning goalkeeper for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, rose to prominence for her goaltending skills, but gained infamy last year after marrying her fiance Jerramy Stevens the day after a violent pre-wedding party incident …

Rand Paul’s Filibuster Nets Him 40,000+ Twitter Followers Rand Paul’s Filibuster Nets Him 40,000+ Twitter Followers
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On Wednesday (and into early Thursday), Kentucky Junior Senator Rand Paul led a 13-hour filibuster – the old-fashioned “talk until you can’t talk anymore” type. Paul, aided by a handful of other Senators, used exactly 12 hours and 52 minutes …

Coach Dies in Freak Accident Involving Bicycle, Gate
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The Sacramento Bee is reporting that a Rio Linda High School teacher has died in a tragic accident involving his bicycle and an open gate arm. The report states that Adams, who was a popular multimedia teacher, as well as …

Watch Facebook’s New News Feed Event Live Watch Facebook’s New News Feed Event Live

Today, at 10am PST, Facebook will kick off an event at their Menlo Park HQ. At the event, Facebook says that they will unveil “a new look for the news feed.” You can watch it live below. Reports indicate that …

Unity 4 Early Access Program Available To Windows 8 Developers Unity 4 Early Access Program Available To Windows 8 Developers

In just a few years, Unity has become a premier game development engine that has encouraged indie developers all around the world to create expansive titles for PC, consoles and mobile. With Unity 4, the engine is ready to take …

Breaking Bad as a Mid-90s Sitcom [VIDEO]

The first YouTube mashup that successfully and hilariously reframed a classic film/TV show to fit a different style that I remember seeing was called “Shining,” and it used clever editing and a certain Peter Gabriel song to make the classic …

Nook Video Snags Content from Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount, and More Nook Video Snags Content from Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount, and More

Today, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Media announced a bunch of new content licensing deals with some major players. These deals will bring movies from Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Relativity Media, National Geographic, Little Pim, and Film Buff to the Nook …

Eddie Murphy Gets Beverly Hills Cop TV Show Cameo

It’s been known since last fall that Eddie Murphy is trying to resurrect Beverly Hills Cop as a network TV show. The comedian/actor is producing the show, which will star character Axel Foley’s son. At the time it was announced, …

Can States Do A Better Job Of Protecting Online Privacy? Can States Do A Better Job Of Protecting Online Privacy?
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In cyberlaw, 2012 was defined by the federal government attempting to pass laws that either broke the Internet, or helped protect it. Neither side was successful, however, and the year was marked by a number of defeated laws on both …

Spotify Expanding Its Web Player Beta in the U.K. Spotify Expanding Its Web Player Beta in the U.K.

Spotify is opening up its closed beta for its new web player in the U.K., letting more people have access to the browser-based music streaming experience. We first learned that Spotify was finally planning on launching a web player back …

Alvin Lee Dies; Guitarist Was 68
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Guitarist Alvin Lee, most famous for playing lead guitar and singing with the band Ten Years After, has died. According to a Los Angeles Times report, Lee died in Spain on Wednesday, March 6 due to complications from routine surgery. …

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 …