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Spend Your Money on Other People, Jerk. It’ll Make You Happier [VIDEO]

It’s the holiday season, so what better time to remind everyone to STOP BEING SUCH A SCROOGE AND GIVE A LITTLE, JESUS. Or give a little Jesus, I guess. But most importantly, remember that you are much happier when you’re …

NASA Releases a “Game” to Crowd-Source Cloud Classification

NASA this week has launched a “game” that allows anyone to identify galactic clouds in a series of photos. The game, called Clouds, is part of the Milky Way Project, which helps astronomers crowd source data sorting. It can be …

ACTA Is Officially Dead In Europe ACTA Is Officially Dead In Europe

There was much rejoicing in the streets earlier this year when the European Parliament rejected ACTA, a multinational trade agreement that many felt would hurt online innovation in profound ways. There was one sliver of hope for ACTA’s continued existence, …

“Breakfast At Tiffany’s” Preserved In National Film Registry
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“Breakfast At Tiffany’s”, the 1961 film based on the book by Truman Capote, now has the distinction of being added to the National Film Registry at the Library Of Congress, where it joins new additions “A League Of Their Own”, …

Google Adds Store Interior Photography Access To Local Search Results Google Adds Store Interior Photography Access To Local Search Results

Google is now highlighting its indoor photography for businesses from search results pages, making the imagery much more visible to users. Businesses who have been able to participate in this get the added bonus of letting customers browse their store …

Kim Kardashian, Like Many, Totally Misunderstands Instagram’s Policy Changes Kim Kardashian, Like Many, Totally Misunderstands Instagram’s Policy Changes
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Now look what you did Instagram – you went and pissed off your most popular user. That’s right, the eternally-newsworthy Kim Kardashian is reportedly a little skittish following Instagram’s recent policy updates, or Instapocalypse 2012. TMZ reports that the socialite …

Oracle Nabs Eloqua For $871 Million Oracle Nabs Eloqua For $871 Million

Oracle announced today that it has purchased software maker Eloqua for about $871 million. Eloqua provides cloud-based marketing automation and revenue performance management solutions, and Oracle says its “modern marketing cloud” ensures that “every component of marketing” helps to drive …

Flu: One-Time, “Universal” Vaccine Could Soon be a Reality

A new process to make a one-time, “universal” flu vaccine has been developed by Georgia State and South Korean researchers. The vaccine should be able to learn to recognize any type of flu virus, instead of current methods, which create …

Tim Tebow: Breakup Caused By The Jets?

Tim Tebow is one of the most talked about players in the NFL; possibly the entire sports world, if you watch enough “First Take”. Besides having a legion of loyal fans, he’s got enough good looks and charm for three …

Facebook Graph API Gets New Page Metrics Facebook Graph API Gets New Page Metrics

Facebook has been on a quest – to make the Graph API the best it can be. In that tireless pursuit, the social network has added a number of new features and functionality to the API to help developers get …

New York Kicks Another 2,100 Sex Offenders Off Online Gaming
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The State of New York is still going after online gamers who happen to be convicted sex offenders, as today the Attorney General’s office announced that they have successfully purged another couple thousand offenders from realm of internet gaming. It’s …

3D Printed Gun Parts Are Being Removed From Thingiverse 3D Printed Gun Parts Are Being Removed From Thingiverse
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Thingiverse is by far the most popular Web site for those looking for 3D printing designs. The Web site, owned by Makerbot, offers designs for just about everything – including gun parts. Said parts were technically against the rules, but …

Google Sells Off Motorola Home For $2.35 Billion Google Sells Off Motorola Home For $2.35 Billion

Broadband technology company Arris Group announced today that it has acquired Motorola Home from Google. Motorola Home is Motorola Mobility’s set-top box division, and Motorola Mobility was bought by Google back in May 2012 for $12.5 billion. The transaction will …

Brothers Grimm Get A Google Doodle Shout Out Brothers Grimm Get A Google Doodle Shout Out

As previously reported, Google was running a doodle for “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” in parts of the world where Thursday came sooner than it does here in the U.S. Interestingly, now that the doodle has made its way to our neck …

Adam Lanza: Haircut Was “Uncomfortable” For Barber
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Among the first people to describe what it was like to interact with Newtown shooter Adam Lanza and his mother–who lived notoriously private lives and never invited people into their home–were hair stylists Bob Skuba and Diane Harty. As investigators …

Foursquare Further Integrates Facebook in Order to Fight Facebook Foursquare Further Integrates Facebook in Order to Fight Facebook

Foursquare has just made a counterattack against Facebook in the battle for location recommendation supremacy – by further incorporating Facebook into its service. Starting today, you will now see new Facebook-oriented information on Foursquare locations, and Foursquare is going to …

U.S. Online Advertising Hits Record High In Q3 U.S. Online Advertising Hits Record High In Q3

The Interactive Advertising Bureau and PriceWaterhouseCoopers announced on Wednesday that Internet advertising revenues in the U.S. reached $9.26 billion for the third quarter, marking the biggest quarter on record. Revenues climbed 18% year-over-year. In the third quarter of 2011, revenues …

Beast Zuckerberg Now an Innocent Victim of People’s Instagram Anger Beast Zuckerberg Now an Innocent Victim of People’s Instagram Anger
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Beast, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s cute little Puli, loves cuddling and herding things (according to his Facebook page). So, it’s no surprise that Zuckerberg would post a photo on Instagram of Beast doing some herding. What is surprising is that …

Globular Cluster Aging Revealed in New Study

Globular clusters are spherical groupings of stars tightly bound by gravity. While these objects are usually 12 to 13 billion years old, a new study has found that clusters can appear to be vastly different ages, depending on the behavior …

“Hairspray” Star Loses 60 Lbs, Afraid Of Gaining It Back
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“Hairspray” star Marissa Jaret Winokur has worked hard to lose 60 pounds recently, but she says it wasn’t to please Hollywood; rather, it was to get healthy. And surprisingly, she says she felt more comfortable in her old body than …

Google Launches Quickoffice iPad App Google Launches Quickoffice iPad App

Earlier this year, Google acquired Quickoffice. Google says it has been working to make it easier for people to work with their legacy Microsoft Office files by converting them to Google docuements, and by editing them in Quickoffice itself. Today, …

Former Windows Boss Steven Sinofsky Will Be An “Executive In Residence” At Harvard Former Windows Boss Steven Sinofsky Will Be An “Executive In Residence” At Harvard

Last month, Microsoft and Windows boss Steven Sinofsky parted ways. The split appeared amicable on the surface, but other reports suggested otherwise. That’s all behind us though and Sinofsky is focusing on the next chapter in his life. Sinofsky announced …

HTC Cuts Shipment Outlook, Suspends Development on Some New Models HTC Cuts Shipment Outlook, Suspends Development on Some New Models

DigiTimes, a Tiawanese publication that monitors technology manufacturing supply chains, reports this week that HTC has shifted its product outlook for 2013, preparing investors for a tough coming year. Citing unnamed “industry sources,” the report states that the device manufacturer …

George Takei Reads “50 Shades Of Grey”

George Takei, of “Star Trek” and Awesome Human Being fame, recently took the time to read portions of “50 Shades Of Grey” out loud to us, because he’s rad like that. Takei’s deep voice and surprised inflection when he reads …