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Navajo Code Talker George Smith Dies at 90
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Flags all around the country are positioned at half mast today to honor a brave and noble American Indian George Smith, who aided in the United States’ defeat against the Japanese forces during World War II by sending encrypted messages …

Walnuts Stolen In Two Separate Theft Cases

Two shipments of walnuts worth around $70,000 went missing in late October, and authorities say they are still no closer to catching the culprit. Tehama County, California is known for its rich walnut orchards and ships the nut to various …

Asteroid Belts Could Determine Earth-Like Potential, Study Suggests

A new study shows that planets like Earth could be rare if they depend on asteroid belts of a specific mass range. Researchers suggested that the size and location of a solar system’s asteroid belt could determine whether complex life …

Jamie Oliver And Zynga Team Up For Charity
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Jamie Oliver is a world-renowned chef and host of the now canceled Food Revolution, but he’s also head of a good cause – the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. It’s purpose is to teach children the benefits of eating healthy foods. …

Google Reportedly Loses Defamation Case In Australia Google Reportedly Loses Defamation Case In Australia
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Google has lost a defamation suit in Australia, which could have bigger ramifications for how it handles situations when people complain about search results. A man from Melbourne sued the search giant after he tried to get Google to remove …

Hyundai, Kia Overstated Mileage To Cost Millions
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Car manufacturers Hyundai and Kia have made a significant blunder regarding the expected mileage of several vehicle models, which will cost them millions of dollars to compensate for. Both Hyundai and Kia are owned by the same company, and while …

New Hitman: Absolution Trailer Shows “Living, Breathing World”

Square Enix and IO Interactive today released the latest Hitman: Absolution trailer. This one highlights the non-player characters (NPCs) found in the game, and how they can help Agent 47 eliminate his targets. One of the most difficult things for …

Relive the Best Movies of All Time (According to IMDb) in 150 Seconds with This Supercut

Though it oftentimes leans toward the popular and recent, the IMDb’s Top 250 would be a pretty solid springboard for anyone wanting to get into film, or anyone trying to round out their film knowledge. Now, you can see all …

iPad Mini Squares Off Against The Nexus 7 In A Drop Test iPad Mini Squares Off Against The Nexus 7 In A Drop Test
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The iPad Mini launched around the world today to smaller crowds than usual. Even then, excited owners of the newest toy may accidentally drop the device. That’s why it’s important to know just how much pain the iPad Mini can …

Saturn’s Titan Caught “Glowing in the Dark” by NASA’s Cassini

NASA this week announced that it has photographed Saturn’s moon Titan “glowing in the dark.” The images were taken by the Cassini spacecraft while Titan was behind Saturn, in eclipse from the sun. They show a visible glow emanating from …

iPad Mini Is Simply Another iPod in the Long Line of Apple Products, Which Are Also All iPods [KIMMEL]

Today, thousands of customers flocked to Apples Stores across the world to get their hands on the new iPad Mini, which just hit the shelves. Well, maybe not thousands. Call it competition from Android and Windows 8, call it a …

New York Marathon: Should The Show Go On?
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In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many are wondering if the New York Marathon should still take place, especially considering that it’s not an event which can be held in one area, but would take runners through a winding path …

Android Made Up Three-Quarters Of All Smartphone Shipments Last Quarter Android Made Up Three-Quarters Of All Smartphone Shipments Last Quarter

Google’s Android OS has grown a lot since its humble beginnings in 2008. Some may have thought that it couldn’t beat iOS, but its spread across multiple devices from multiple OEMs has insured its success. That success can be plainly …

Google Reportedly Facing $1.3 Billion Tax Bill In France Google Reportedly Facing $1.3 Billion Tax Bill In France
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In addition to publisher-related issues Google is facing in France, it is also having some tax related issues. Tax related issues that could amount to about $1.3 billion. Direction générale des finances (essentially the French IRS) may order Google France …

Facebook Gives Expanded Privacy Tutorial to New Users During Signup Facebook Gives Expanded Privacy Tutorial to New Users During Signup
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Facebook currently boasts over 1 billion monthly active users, with more signing up every day. In order to help protect those users from the get-go and possibly avoid any future privacy quagmires, the company is now inserting a new privacy …

Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Cross Lightsabers in Angry Birds Star Wars

Rovio, the developers of the Angry Birds series, have been releasing preview videos for Angry Birds Star Wars all week long. Each video features a famous Star Wars duo and provides a glimpse of what their characters’ bird-powers will be …

iPad Mini, 4th-Generation iPad Go On Sale, Fewer Buyers Show Up iPad Mini, 4th-Generation iPad Go On Sale, Fewer Buyers Show Up
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Apple Stores aren’t seeing quite the lines they typically see for new devices now that the iPad Mini and fourth-generation iPad have been released, according to numerous reports. The iPad mini with Wi-Fi models (in black & slate or white …

Microsoft Is Reportedly Testing Its Own Windows Phone 8 Hardware Microsoft Is Reportedly Testing Its Own Windows Phone 8 Hardware
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It’s pretty obvious why Microsoft made the Surface. It needed to raise the bar on Windows 8 tablets and force OEMs into making attractive hardware. It’s not a problem with Windows Phone 8 as the Nokia Lumia 920 and Windows …

Parody Envisions the New Star Wars Director Brainstorm Over at Disney HQ
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Now that the Star Wars franchise is in the (hopefully) capable hands of Disney, people are already speculating as to who might helm the next installment, slated for a 2015 release. This clever parody imagines what might be going on …

YouTube Adds Some Tweaks To The Publishing Interface YouTube Adds Some Tweaks To The Publishing Interface
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YouTube has launched three new publishing features for content creators, including public videos that don’t notify subscribers, custom thumbnails while the video uploads, and a new tags editor. “Have you ever wanted to upload a ‘behind the scenes’ video to …

Antidepressants Too Risky For Pregnancies, Shows Study
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Usage of common antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) should only be prescribed with “great caution” and counseling for women who are trying to get pregnant. This finding comes from a new study published this week in the journal …

CMA Awards 2012: Taylor Swift Gets Snubbed
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The CMA Awards were full of tears and elation last night, with married couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert taking home several statues, including one for a song they co-wrote about Shelton’s brother, who died in a car accident when …

Google Breaks Out the Political Scorecards in Time for Election Day Google Breaks Out the Political Scorecards in Time for Election Day
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Guys, it’s almost over. The 2012 Presidential race has made the final turn and has entered the homestretch. Like any good horse race, this is the most exciting time – especially if you’re living in one of the highly-contested swing …

The Niantic Project: What Is Google Up To This Time? The Niantic Project: What Is Google Up To This Time?
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Google’s Niantic Labs recently launched the Field Trip App for Android. The company described it as “your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you.” Here’s a refresher: Basically, it shows you stuff that it …