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Watch This Lovely, Charming Animated Short
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Every now and then, an animated short will come along that just charms the pants right off of you. “Paperman” has that quality, and it’s also got a lovely retro feel thanks to the black-and-white animation. The lighting is gorgeous, …

Harold Drake Dies: Famed Reporter Was 83

Harold Drake, who served as reporter for Pacific Stars And Stripes and also helped record the Vietnam War, has died of complications from cancer. He was 83 years old. Drake traveled the globe in his later years, interviewing different celebrities …

Mobile Game Development Is Easy And Profitable (If You’re Lucky) Mobile Game Development Is Easy And Profitable (If You’re Lucky)
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It seems that everybody is going into mobile game development these days. The traditional console market is shrinking as more and more gamers tire of the same 6-year-old hardware. They’re beginning to look for new experiences that they can’t get …

Late Planet-Forming Star Spotted by Herschel

NASA and the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Herschel Space Telescope has spotted a planet-forming star that wasn’t thought to be possible. The star, named TW Hydrae, is estimated to be 10 million years old – older than the age at …

Google Launches Big Google Earth Update Google Launches Big Google Earth Update

Google launched a major update to Google Earth this week for the desktop, iOS and Android. The update includes the addition over over 100,000 new tours and a million new photos in Tour Guide. “As you navigate in Earth, tour …

Twitter Lets You View Larger Photos Inside Profile Pages, Adds Videos to Media Galleries Twitter Lets You View Larger Photos Inside Profile Pages, Adds Videos to Media Galleries

Twitter has begun to roll out some nice changes to profile pages that have to deal with the media they contain. First off, Twitter is no longer making you leave the page to view photos when you click them from …

Google: Canadians Love Super Bowl More Than Stanley Cup (And Are Ravens Fans) Google: Canadians Love Super Bowl More Than Stanley Cup (And Are Ravens Fans)

Google says more people in Canada search for the “Super Bowl” than for the Stanley Cup, which is interesting, considering there are no NFL teams in Canada, while the NHL has a number of teams in the country. The company …

RIM Stock Takes A Hit After BlackBerry 10 Reveal RIM Stock Takes A Hit After BlackBerry 10 Reveal

RIM, now known as BlackBerry, unveiled its latest set of handsets today that run its latest BlackBerry 10 operating system. The crowd present at the launch event were excited about the product, but investors were less than impressed. RIM’s share …

Kim K. On Kimmel: Baby Won’t Be On T.V.

Kim Kardashian dropped a bombshell on Tuesday night when talking to Jimmy Kimmel about baby Kimye and whether he/she will appear on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”. The answer is a big fat “No.” “I love seeing [Kourtney’s kids], Mason …

Twitter Expands Tweet Pages to Include More Replies (and Replies to Replies) Twitter Expands Tweet Pages to Include More Replies (and Replies to Replies)

Twitter has just made an improvement to individual tweet pages that, to be honest, has been a long time coming. Now, users can scroll thorough every single reply made to a tweet, even if that tweet garnered dozens and dozens …

Top Hooker TV Series to Air on Animal Planet
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The producers of the reality show The Ultimate Fighter are bringing a new reality series to TV called Top Hooker. It’s not what you may be thinking – reality TV hasn’t quite stooped that low. Yet. The producers have gathered …

Artist Hides $12K In Gallery, Insists It’s No Hoax

It takes a veritable perfect storm of factors for an artist to become successful enough to make what they love to do the thing that brings in a paycheck; trust me, I know. More than talent alone, it also takes …

Homeland RPG: Car Sex, PTSD Rage Punches, Claire Danes Cry Face, and More

It seems like everything is getting the retro treatment these days – popular TV shows included. Today’s latest 16-bit-it project is Showtime’s hit drama Homeland. The concept RPG, courtesy of CollegeHumor, starts off my letting you pump up your favorite …

Leonid Gaidai Gets Google Doodle Tribute Leonid Gaidai Gets Google Doodle Tribute

Google is running a doodle on its home page in Russia, honoring comedy director Leonid Gaidai. “We (along with Thus, Balbes and Byvalyi) wish a happy 90th to Russian director #LeonidGaidi,” Google tweeted through its Doodles account. Gaidai directed 23 …

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Gets Twitch Streaming
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TwitchTV, the popular video gaming streaming website, today announced that players will soon be able to stream their Call of Duty: Black Ops II gameplay directly to their Twitch channel using the in-game streaming option. The feature is available today …

Google Adds New Measurement Features To AdWords For Video Google Adds New Measurement Features To AdWords For Video

Google announced the launch of several new measurement features for AdWords for Video designed to bring some consistency among video ad reporting and other forms of media. One of the features is Reach & Frequency reporting. AdWords For Video will …

Secret Stallone Tapes Destroyed After Abuse Allegations
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Sylvester Stallone had some secret taped discussions destroyed recently as part of a settlement agreement with his half-sister, Toni-Ann Filiti, who alleged in 1987 that he abused her. Filiti passed away last August. As part of the settlement, Stallone agreed …

Office Complex Shooting: Several Shot In Phoenix
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A shooting inside a Phoenix office complex today left several people wounded, although details surrounding the incident are sketchy at this time. Police say an altercation occurred inside the building before shots were fired, and they believe the suspect may …

Google Forms Gets Collaboration, Improved Editing Google Forms Gets Collaboration, Improved Editing

Google has launched a new version of its Forms Google Drive app. It now includes collaboration features, so you can edit forms with others in real time, not unlike features in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. “If you need to …

Foursquare Uses 3B Check-ins, 10M Tips to Construct ‘Best of’ Lists for 30 U.S. Cities Foursquare Uses 3B Check-ins, 10M Tips to Construct ‘Best of’ Lists for 30 U.S. Cities

Foursquare has just launched a new “Best of” page that makes use of nearly 3 billion check-ins from over 30 million users worldwide. The Best of Foursquare page breaks down the top food, nightlife, and entertainment across 30 major American …

Get Up Close And Personal With The New BlackBerry 10 Handsets Get Up Close And Personal With The New BlackBerry 10 Handsets

BlackBerry, formerly known as RIM, announced its newest handsets that will run on the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. Both devices feature a little something for everybody, including those that demand a physical keyboard on their handsets. First up is …

Suda51 Studio Bought by GungHo Online Entertainment

GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE), a Japanese publisher, today announced that it has acquired the video game development studio Grasshopper Manufacture. GOE stated that Grasshopper Manufacture will continue to operate under that name, and that games currently under development will not …

BlackBerry Messenger Gets Video Chat And Screen Share In BlackBerry 10 BlackBerry Messenger Gets Video Chat And Screen Share In BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry 10 officially launched today to a chorus of BlackBerry fans extolling its praises. The new features, such as Hub and Flow, are sure to excite long time fans. The new BlackBerry Messenger app will probably do the same. The …

Minimalistic LEGO Posters Reference Film, Music, and More

The modern LEGO brick, as in the type of brick that will attach to any brick you buy in stores nowadays, was first patented 55 years ago this week. In celebration of this 55-year anniversary, design agency Brad has created …