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Google Fights For ‘Free Expression’ In European Court Google Fights For ‘Free Expression’ In European Court

Google is battling data protection authorities in Spain over whether or not search engines can be ordered to block search results that link to legal content on Spanish newspaper and government sites. Google has a post on its Europe Blog …

C. Everett Koop Dies: Former Surgeon General Was 96

C. Everett Koop, who served as United States Surgeon General for seven years in the ’80s, has died. He was 96 years old. Koop was well-known for his stance on smoking and spoke out against the widespread use of cigarettes …

Sergey Brin’s Wife Uses Google Glass To Record Video Of TMZ Reporter Who Doesn’t Know Who She Is Sergey Brin’s Wife Uses Google Glass To Record Video Of TMZ Reporter Who Doesn’t Know Who She Is
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Anne Wojcicki, biologist and wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, attended an Oscar pre-party on Sunday, wearing Google Glass (a popular look within the family). TMZ has put out video from the event, in which the reporter asks her to …

Congressman Vines the Submission of His First Bill Congressman Vines the Submission of His First Bill

For a U.S. Congressperson, simply using Twitter or Facebook (or even Instagram) to detail their daily activities to the American public is so yesterday. Freshman Representative Mark Takano (D, CA) has just submitted his very first bill, and he’s just …

Microsoft Wants Your Kids To Make Windows Phone Inspired Art Microsoft Wants Your Kids To Make Windows Phone Inspired Art

Every year, Google holds a contest called Doodle 4 Google that tasks children with creating one of the many doodles that populate Google’s homepage every year. Microsoft doesn’t want to be left behind so it’s starting its own art contest, …

Justin Bieber: X Tattoo Has Fans Curious
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Justin Bieber is a well-known fan of getting inked, and every time he shows up somewhere with a new tattoo, his fans want photos as well as an explanation as to the meaning. The 18-year old has a new piece, …

Ex-Zynga Developers Start New Studio, Proletariat Inc.

A new studio founded by ex-Zynga employees today announced its official opening. The studio, named Proletariat Inc., has been working on an iOS game called Letter Rush, which will launch for Apple devices next week. This comes just one day …

One Serious Fight Expressed in 17 Beatles Songs

What you’re about to see is “anger, frustration, forgiveness, revenge: communicated in 17 Beatles songs.” It’s not your typical dinner fight between a couple, I mean, there’s some pretty serious stuff going on here. But, like all great music, many …

Check Out StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm’s Launch Trailer

For the past several weeks, Blizzard has been showing all the new features that will make their way into the upcoming StarCraft II expansion – Heart of the Swarm. Now the game is almost upon us, and Blizzard has just …

Chrome Gets Better At Spell Check In Latest Beta Chrome Gets Better At Spell Check In Latest Beta
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Google announced Chrome 26 Beta today, with improved spell check capabilities. Google has refreshed the dictionaries the browser’s default spell check users, and it now supports proper nouns as well as Korean, Tamil and Albanian. “Users who sync their settings …

Gears of War: Judgment Season Pass Includes Permanent Double XP

Epic Games today announced the details of its “Season Pass” DLC bundle for Gears of War: Judgment. For 1600 Microsoft Points ($20), gamers will get two DLC packs that will be made up of six multiplayer maps, two new multiplayer …

Lingerie Thief: Tattoo Gave Him Away To Cops

A man who broke into a lingerie and adult shop in Iowa earlier this month failed to realize that getting naked beneath security cameras isn’t a good idea if you have a very incriminating tattoo. Jose Angel Perales made his …

Google Launches New Survey Ads, TrueView For AdMob, Online Games Google Launches New Survey Ads, TrueView For AdMob, Online Games
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Google announced two new ad offerings today: surveys and TrueView in AdMob and games. The announcements came as part of a speech from Google SVP, Advertising, Susan Wojcicki, at an IAB conference. Of the surveys, she says: It’s still too …

Instagram Tops 100 Million Monthly Active Users Instagram Tops 100 Million Monthly Active Users

Instagram has just announced a major milestone: 100 million monthly active users. It comes just five weeks after the photo-sharing network announced 90 million MAUs and a little of ten months after being acquired by Facebook. “Now, nearly two and …

Mega Branching Out Into Encrypted Email Soon Mega Branching Out Into Encrypted Email Soon

One of the major advantages of using Mega, at least according to Kim Dotcom, is that it has world class encryption that blocks anybody from snooping on the files you’re downloading. Now Dotcom wants to apply that same encryption to …

Matt Cutts Says You Should Use Autocompletetype On Web Forms Matt Cutts Says You Should Use Autocompletetype On Web Forms

In the latest Webmaster Help video, Google’s Matt Cutts answers his own question: Can you explain a little bit about the proposed “autocompletetype” attribute? Is this something I should add on my web forms? “The basic idea is lots of …

Etsy Redesigns Activity Feed Etsy Redesigns Activity Feed
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Etsy announced today that is has redesigned the Activity Feed with what it calls “improvements in function and design”. It will be interesting to see if users agree with that sentiment. The site has put greater emphasis on items, shops, …

GetGlue Content Comes to Expanded Tweets GetGlue Content Comes to Expanded Tweets

Social TV and movie-watching app GetGlue has joined the growing lists of apps and sites that have enabled Twitter Cards, meaning that GetGlue content will show up in Twitter’s Expanded Tweets. “Now, when you share and see GetGlue links in …

Mars Rover Curiosity Analyzes Rock Powder

NASA this week announced that Mars rover Curiosity has successfully placed two small samples of rock powder into its “compact laboratories” for analysis. “Data from the instruments have confirmed the deliveries,” said Jennifer Trosper, Curiosity Mission Manager oat NASA’s Jet …

Lindsey Vonn Vow: To Be Olympics-Ready

Lindsey Vonn has vowed that she will be ready for the 2014 Olympics despite sustaining a horrifying injury earlier this month in Austria. The 28-year old skier broke her right leg and tore both her ACL and MCL in a …

Facebook Suggests You Give a Gift When a Friend Posts a Celebratory Status Facebook Suggests You Give a Gift When a Friend Posts a Celebratory Status

Facebook is looking to further promote their new Gifts feature by giving it a more prominent placement – in the news feed. Some users have spotted a “Give a Gift” button attached to certain posts by friends – mainly when …

Nokia And MakerBot Team Up To Make 3D Printed Lumia 820 Cases Nokia And MakerBot Team Up To Make 3D Printed Lumia 820 Cases
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Nokia and MakerBot are in Barcelona this week for the Mobile World Congress. The companies have teamed up to offer what it calls the “first live social 3D printing experience.” In short, MakerBot is creating custom Nokia Lumia 820 cases …

Elton John’s Son Charms At Oscar Party

Elton John’s son, 2-year old Zachary, charmed the crowd at John’s annual Oscar party this year. The toddler was dapper in a tiny tuxedo and sneakers and hobnobbed with some big names, such as Bono and “True Blood” actor Ryan …

This Robot Bat Wing Now Exists

Researchers at Brown University have built a robotic bat wing, which they believe can serve as as stepping stone toward some interesting new flying vehicles. Hopefully it won’t serve as a stepping stone to some giant bat-like Terminator. Brown University …