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Windows 8 Adoption Is Slow Going, Windows Phone Cracks 1 Percent Windows 8 Adoption Is Slow Going, Windows Phone Cracks 1 Percent
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According to Microsoft, the company has officially sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses. The number accounts for upgrades, individual purchase and the bulk purchases made by OEMs. It seems many of the latter licenses haven’t been put in use yet …

Stroke Recovery Aided by Stem Cells, Study Shows

A new study has shown that stem cells may aid recovery in rats that have suffered a stroke. The study, published in the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy, found that stem cell treatments improved the amount of brain and …

Barnes & Noble Closing Hundreds Of Stores Soon Barnes & Noble Closing Hundreds Of Stores Soon
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With the digital market being what it is, brick-and-mortar stores are finding it harder and harder to keep up with the competition offered by e-readers and tablets and smartphones. Barnes & Noble is no exception, despite being one of the …

Vine Says Bye to Porn with Full Block of NSFW Tags, Removal of the “All Videos” Browsing Option Vine Says Bye to Porn with Full Block of NSFW Tags, Removal of the “All Videos” Browsing Option

Vine, Twitter’s hot new 6-second video app with a porn problem, no longer really has a porn problem. Yesterday afternoon, Vine began to block certain porn-related tag searches. Trying to search for #porn? Sorry, you’re out of luck. What about …

Etsy Had A Really Good Year In 2012 Etsy Had A Really Good Year In 2012

2012 was a good year for Etsy, to say the least. CEO Chad Dickerson took to the company blog this morning to share some stats about the year as Etsy’s growth continues to accelerate. “Growth of highly-personal shopping categories like …

Google SafeSearch Changes Hit the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and More [CONFIRMED] Google SafeSearch Changes Hit the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and More [CONFIRMED]
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It’s official: Google’s fragmented, less-useful Image search has spread from the U.S. and is now affecting English-speaking countries all over the world. Google has confirmed that the previous SafeSearch changes that made it impossible for U.S. users to fully disable …

Internet Explorer 10 Adoption Slow Going, Still Strong Overall Internet Explorer 10 Adoption Slow Going, Still Strong Overall
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In a perfect world, everybody who uses Internet Explorer would be on the latest version so all the problems affecting IE8 wouldn’t be happening. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on who you ask, IE10 is only available on Windows 8. That …

Tina Fey: Mean Girls Musical May Happen

Though Tina Fey is, perhaps, most well-known for hosting the Weekend Update segment of Saturday Night Live and playing Liz Lemon on 30 Rock, one turning point in her career can be traced to the movie Mean Girls. Mean Girls …

Suh Saves Man In Pool (Man Happens To Be Comedian Louie Anderson)
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Ndamukong Suh, the famous (or infamous, if you prefer) defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions reportedly saved comedian Louie Anderson from drowning (along with help from famed diver Greg Louganis). You couldn’t make this up. Suh is to appear on …

Facebook for iOS Gets Voice Messaging, In-App Video Recording Facebook for iOS Gets Voice Messaging, In-App Video Recording

Facebook has just rolled out an update to its iOS app that brings features that previously launched on Facebook Messenger for both iOS and Android. Starting today, you can now send voice messages from within the Facebook app. Earlier this …

Vine Starts Censoring Porn-Related Tag Searches Vine Starts Censoring Porn-Related Tag Searches

In a move that’s hard to say wasn’t expected, Twitter’s new six-second video sharing app Vine has begun to filter out some porn-related searches. No longer can you search for the tags #porn, #boobs, #dick, #sex and many other NSFW …

Yahoo Earnings Better Than Expected With Some Help From Search Yahoo Earnings Better Than Expected With Some Help From Search
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Yahoo just released its earnings for the fourth quarter and full year 2012, beating analysts’ expectations, and perhaps more noteworthy, showing solid signs for Yahoo’s search business. GAAP revenue for the quarter was $1,346 million. For the year, it was …

BioShock Infinite Mockumentary Explores The Origins Of Columbia

I may not have been the biggest fan of the original BioShock, but I absolutely adored the world of Rapture. I was more concerned with finding the audio logs from its residents more than I was the central narrative because …

Payvment Shuts Down, Team Reportedly Acquired By Intuit Payvment Shuts Down, Team Reportedly Acquired By Intuit

Facebook ecommerce platform company Payvment announced that it is shutting down as its team joins a new, unspecified company. The platform will be shut down on February 28. The company in question is Inuit, according to TechCrunch, though it’s unclear …

Did Apple Reduce Vine’s Visibility in the App Store Following Porn Controversy? Did Apple Reduce Vine’s Visibility in the App Store Following Porn Controversy?
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It looks like Apple may have decided to back away from Twitter’s new Vine video-sharing app, just a little bit. It appears that Apple has stopped promoting the app as an “Editor’s Choice” selection. Vine isn’t even highlighted in the …

Self-Replicating 3D Printers Are Among Us Self-Replicating 3D Printers Are Among Us
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Self-replication has always been a pipe dream of futurists and technologists. Why should we have to waste time and resources making new parts for a broken down machine when the machine can just make the replacement parts itself? It’s not …

Katy Perry: In Drag With Moustache on Ellen
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Ellen Degeneres celebrated her 55th birthday last week, and Katy Perry was on-hand to liven up the Ellen show. Instead of singing for the president however, Perry covered her famous bosom with a vest as she dressed in drag. Perry …

128GB iPad Could Be In The Works 128GB iPad Could Be In The Works
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Some are speculating that Apple might release a 128GB iPad model this year. As previously reported, a complete redesign is expected to grace the iPad 5, which is expected to be launched in October. A report from iLounge claims to …

Calling All Hackers: Google Wants You To Break Chrome OS At Pwnium 3 Calling All Hackers: Google Wants You To Break Chrome OS At Pwnium 3

Pwnium is the annual hacker competition where Google invites coders from around the world to find security holes in Google Chrome. That changes this year as Google wants hackers to break both of its Chromium projects. Google announced today that …

Hefner’s Secretary Dies: Mary O’Connor Worked at the Playboy Mansion For Over 40 Years
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Mary O’Connor, the longtime secretary of Hugh Hefner, has died. Hefner is the publisher of the popular men’s magazine Playboy. O’Connor worked at the Playboy mansion for over 40 years. The specific cause of O’Connor’s death has not been released, …

Hip Implants Trial Against Johnson & Johnson Begins

The first of many lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson over the company’s 2010 recall of hip replacements has begun in Los Angeles. According to a Reuters report, 66-year-old Loren Kransky is alleging that Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy knew …

Apple Launches iOS 6.1, Increases LTE Support Apple Launches iOS 6.1, Increases LTE Support

Apple announced today that it has updated iOS to version 6.1, adding LTE capabilities to 36 more iPhone carriers and 23 more iPad carriers around the world. Now, more iPhone 5, iPad Mini and iPad with Retina Display users can …

Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes Isn’t Too Keen on Chris Christie Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes Isn’t Too Keen on Chris Christie

Last week, we heard that Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to hold his first-ever political fundraiser at his Palo Alto home. The lucky recipient of the funds? Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. But not everyone credited …

Mozilla Was Most Trusted Internet Company For Privacy In 2012 Mozilla Was Most Trusted Internet Company For Privacy In 2012

January 28 is Data Privacy Day. It’s a topic that has become increasingly more important in recent years as more of our information moves to the Internet. Consumers are largely untrusting when it comes to Internet companies, but one has …