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Sony Sold 525,000 PlayStation 3 Consoles On Black Friday

Black Friday is a good test to gauge how popular various consoles are going to be for the rest of the holiday shopping season. The Xbox 360 is already off to a great start with 750,000 units sold, and the …

Redskins Take to Reddit as First NFL Team to Schedule Series of AMAs Redskins Take to Reddit as First NFL Team to Schedule Series of AMAs

Reddit AMAs: They’re so hot right now. Everybody’s doing them – Al Gore, the President, Congressmen. Once reserved for brave internet denizens, the reddit Q&A sessions have gone mainstream. Gasp. Figures from the sports world have participated in AMAs before, …

Water Ice on Mercury Confirmed by NASA’s MESSENGER

The hypothesis that Mercury has abundant water ice and other frozen volatile materials in its shadowed polar craters appears to have been confirmed. NASA announced today that new measurements from its Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft …

The Designer Responsible for Foursquare’s Unique Look Is Leaving the Company The Designer Responsible for Foursquare’s Unique Look Is Leaving the Company
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Graphic Designer Mari Sheibley, who has been with Foursquare since 2008, has just announced that she’s leaving the company to “tackle new problems and help other entrepreneurs bring their vision to life.” “In early December, 2008 I got an email …

5 Kids, 18 Cats In Back Of Moving Van; Parents Arrested
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The parents of seven children made an unfortunate decision yesterday when they decided to allow five of their kids–four minors and one adult–to ride in the back of a moving van during a cross-country trip. David K. Detjen, 41, and …

Cisco Continues To Announce Acquisitions, This Time It’s Cariden Cisco Continues To Announce Acquisitions, This Time It’s Cariden

Cisco’s acquisition spree continues as the company announced today its intent to acquire Cariden, a supplier fo network planning, design and traffic management solutions. Cisco will pay about $141 million for the company. Cisco says the acquisition will allow telecommunications …

Surface With Windows 8 Pro Starts At $899 Surface With Windows 8 Pro Starts At $899
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The Microsoft Surface RT is a “modest” success. That’s the official line from Microsoft, but it doesn’t seem like many people are talking about the company’s first foray into tablet hardware. That may be because most are waiting for the …

NASA and Google Evangelist Use Interplanetary Internet to Test Robot NASA and Google Evangelist Use Interplanetary Internet to Test Robot

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have successfully controlled an educational rover from the International Space Station (ISS) using the “interplanetary internet.” In late October, ISS Expedition 33 commander Sunita Williams used a laptop on the space station to …

Coolest Lamp Ever Mimics the Weather Outside, Frightful or Not Coolest Lamp Ever Mimics the Weather Outside, Frightful or Not

If you have ever wished that you could bring the weather indoors, this prototype chandelier is the unnecessary-but-incredible device for you. It uses Wi-fi to obtain weather data, and then puts on a show for you that matches nature’s show …

People Are Selling Bootleg DVDs Of TED Talks

Clearly, TED Talks have become really popular. In fact, earlier this month, TED announced that it has surpassed a billion video views, and that likely doesn’t even take into account the talks watched on Netflix or television. In fact, they’ve …

ECPA Clears Senate Committee, Will Go To Vote Next Year ECPA Clears Senate Committee, Will Go To Vote Next Year
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Sen. Patrick Leahy’s ECPA amendment is an important one. It would require the authorities to obtain a warrant before pilfering emails. The current bill allows the authorities to access email with only a subpoena if the email in question is …

Google Resists As German Lawmakers Talk Law That Would Require It To Pay Publishers Google Resists As German Lawmakers Talk Law That Would Require It To Pay Publishers
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You may recall talk of a proposed law in Germany that would require search engines like Google to pay to license content from publishers in order to display headlines (with links) and snippets of text. Lawmakers in Germany are reportedly …

Mary J. Blige Sued Over Loan Default
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Mary J. Blige is facing her second legal battle regarding a loan in just over a year; the 41-year old songstress is being sued by a New York-based bank over an alleged default on a $2.2 million advance she was …

Tumblr Announces Tumblr Analytics From Union Metrics Now Available Tumblr Announces Tumblr Analytics From Union Metrics Now Available
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After two months, Tumblr Analytics from Union Metrics is out of beta, and has launched with new features. Tumblr announced the news itself on Twitter, and Union Metrics says it is Tumblr’s preferred analytics provider. “We’ve added full ad-hoc date …

New CNN President Named: Jeff Zucker New CNN President Named: Jeff Zucker

CNN Worldwide today announced that Jeff Zucker will take the reigns of the global media company as its CEO. Starting in January 2013, Zucker will oversee the 23 news and information businesses under the CNN brand, including CNN International, CNN.com, …

Please Fund This Time-Traveling Bear-Punching Kickstarter Project

Today’s awesome-looking Kickstarter project that you need to be aware of is FIST OF AWESOME, a “retro-style beat-em-up of truly epic proportions.” We’re talking epic level punching bears in the face here. According to the developer, Nicoll Hunt, here’s what …

iTunes 11 is Finally Available After Extended Delay iTunes 11 is Finally Available After Extended Delay
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Better late than never, right? Apple debuted the new iTunes, iTunes 11, at their iPhone 5 event back in September. The original September launch date was pushed back to October, and that launch date was then pushed back to November. …

Life on Earth Visualized As One Single Day (and Animated)

A better understanding of our world through short, easy-to-understand animations? Count me in. If you were looking to ruminate on the origins of life, here’s a nice little video that takes you from the first single-celled organism to the present …

iPhone Coming to T-Mobile Next Week [RUMOR] iPhone Coming to T-Mobile Next Week [RUMOR]
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I know. The rumors about the iPhone coming to T-Mobile have been flying around since the CES expo in January. However, every time the rumor popped up again, it got a little more specific. In May, T-Mobile began making changes …

German Zoophiles Sue Government Over Potential Bestiality Ban
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Since 1969, zoophilia has been legal in Germany. Animal rights groups and mostly everybody else don’t particularly like that it’s legal, but it’s legal nonetheless. Now the German courts are looking to reverse that decision and ban zoophilia, but practitioners …

“I Screwed Up Royally”, Says Petraeus
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David Petraeus, the former CIA director who recently resigned from his post after an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell was revealed, told a colleague and former mentor in a letter that he “screwed up royally”. Petraeus has largely kept …

Nate Silver, Master Prognosticator, Talks to Google’s Chief Economist Nate Silver, Master Prognosticator, Talks to Google’s Chief Economist

Nate Silver became a household name this past election season, as his election predictions wound up being the subject of some partisan bickering. Whether you loved him or hated him in the final months of the campaign, he was vindicated …

Google Expands Its Click-To-Call Ad Feature Google Expands Its Click-To-Call Ad Feature

Google has been working on expanding its click-to-call ad feature in a few different ways. Today in a blog post, Google provided an update about what it’s been doing. The company recently introduced a click-to-call button for ads using Call …

Facebook Groups Glitch Continues to Plague Users Facebook Groups Glitch Continues to Plague Users
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Did you wake up to a bunch of random notifications and soon found that you’re now a member of a bunch of long-forgotten groups? You’re not alone. A glitch within Facebook Groups has re-enrolled many users in groups that they …