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One More Day to Get Plants vs. Zombies For Free
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Last month, PopCap Games, the makers of Plants vs. Zombies, teamed up with the American Dental Association to “stop zombie mouth.” The campaign distributed over 1 million Plants vs. Zombies trading cards and educated kids on the importance of dental …

Mozilla Rewards Digital Literacy With New Webmaker Badges Mozilla Rewards Digital Literacy With New Webmaker Badges

Over the weekend, Mozilla launched Mozilla Webmaker Badges to “recognize the skills that you learn” while making “awesome webmaking projects” (and for participating in the Mozilla Webmaker community and events). Here are the badges you can earn: “As users complete …

Microsoft Surface Sales Are Off To A ‘Modest’ Start Microsoft Surface Sales Are Off To A ‘Modest’ Start
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As far as Windows 8 tablets go, Microsoft’s Surface seemed like a hit. It sold out in less than a day on Microsoft’s online store. Since then, there’s been no sign as to how well the device is performing, until …

NASA Celebrates Cassini Mission With an Interactive Timeline

Like many NASA space vehicles, the Cassini-Huygens probe has completed its primary mission but continues to provide a wealth of information for scientists on Earth. In the past month, data from Cassini has revealed a “hot cross bun” structure on …

Google Book Scanning Legal Saga Continues Google Book Scanning Legal Saga Continues

Last month, Google announced that after seven years of litigation, the company finally reached a settlement with the Association of American Publishers regarding book scanning. The saga, however, is not over yet. On Friday, Google filed a brief in New …

This Rube Goldberg Machine Is Powered by Athletes
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Fresh off of dropping a guy from 24 miles up in the stratosphere, Red Bull has now created a pretty incredible human-powered Rube Goldberg device, or according to them, a Kluge. Either way, various athletes from various sports serve as …

Wes Anderson Takes On “Star Wars”

What would “Star Wars” be like if Wes Anderson directed it? Quirky and funny with lots of dry humor and oddly lovable characters? More than likely. The people over at “Conan” decided to see for themselves what it would look …

BlackBerry 10 Is Set To Launch On January 30 BlackBerry 10 Is Set To Launch On January 30
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RIM is in a bad place, and the company’s last hope lies in BlackBerry 10. It seemed strange then that the company would delay the launch until after the holidays when most consumers are buying new phones. Even then, we …

Google Fiber Adds More Channels (Here’s The List) Google Fiber Adds More Channels (Here’s The List)

YouTube isn’t the only product for which Google is expanding channels. Google announced today that it is adding new channels to its Google Fiber lineup. Google Fiber product manager Larry Yang wrote on the Google Fiber blog: Whether you’re searching …

Anne Hathaway Takes On Claire Danes’ Crying Face
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Anne Hathaway hosted this weekend’s SNL, and though the episode has gotten mixed reviews–some called it “plodding” and a “disappointment” after the huge election week–the “Les Miserables” actress hit several high spots during the night, including taking on an emotionally …

Apple’s New Ads Paint the iPad Mini as a Complementary Device Apple’s New Ads Paint the iPad Mini as a Complementary Device
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For doubters who would label Apple’s iPad Mini as an unnecessary device, one that takes from an iPad and an iPod Touch and blends them into something that doesn’t really exhibit the best of either – the company has a …

FEMA Continues to Help Sandy Victims
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The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) this weekend detailed its continuing efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. At the direction of the president, the agency is providing individual assistance for disaster survivors. “More than $455 million has …

Watch Joel Stein’s 45-Minute Talk At Google [Video]

Google has uploaded video from a recent Authors@Google talk, featuring Joel Stein, journalist and author of “Man Made: A Stupid Quest For Masculinity”. If you’re a fan of the man and/or his work, check it out below: Other recent author …

Elmo Sex Scandal: Actor Battles Accusations

Kevin Clash, the man behind the voice of one of Sesame Street’s most iconic characters, is battling accusations of underage sex with a teen boy. He has temporarily left the show, leaving room for all sorts of salacious rumors and …

Mozilla Brings Real Time Video Remixing To The Masses With Popcorn Maker Mozilla Brings Real Time Video Remixing To The Masses With Popcorn Maker

Does anybody remember VH1′s Pop Up Video? At the time, it was really cool to see music videos laden with small nuggets of trivia about my favorite artists. It’s about time something like that came to the Web, and Mozilla …

Google To Invest In More YouTube Content [Report] Google To Invest In More YouTube Content [Report]

Google’s plans for YouTube appear to be working out. Last year, Google invested $100 million into a set of new original channels to lure advertisers and make YouTube the monetization machine it always seemed like it should be. Advertisers are …

Samsung Taps Overly Attached Girlfriend for New Ad Samsung Taps Overly Attached Girlfriend for New Ad

It would sure be a shame if your computer turned on you and began to slowly sabotage your privacy and security. Just like an ex-girlfriend, your computer has all of the tools and information to make your life miserable (if …

Apple, HTC Settle All Their Patent Lawsuits Apple, HTC Settle All Their Patent Lawsuits

Apple and HTC announced this weekend that they have reached a global settlement that dismisses all current patent lawsuits between the companies. In addition, the companies have signed a ten-year license agreement that extends to current and future patents held …

Bieber/Gomez Split: They Won’t Talk About It

Such a high-profile romance as the one Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have had for the past two years isn’t easy to keep private. The young couple make up part of Hollywood’s royalty, with their every action documented online whether …

iPhone Keyboard Concept Lets You Text with Vibrations iPhone Keyboard Concept Lets You Text with Vibrations
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What if you could pull out your iPhone, sit in on a table and just start using the space in front of the device as an invisible keyboard? Well, now you can, at least in theory. Meet “Vibrative,” a new …

Kim Dotcom Moves Megaupload Reboot To .NZ Domain Kim Dotcom Moves Megaupload Reboot To .NZ Domain
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Kim Dotcom has some lofty goals for Mega, the reboot of Megaupload. To accomplish these goals, he had to move to a domain that couldn’t be easily suspended by the US government. Turns out his first move to Me.ga, a …

Google Talks About Optimizing For Tablets Google Talks About Optimizing For Tablets
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If your site isn’t optimized for different devices that people are using, it’s not going to look good for Google when they point users to your site. This is something to keep in mind, when you’re considering optimizing for mobile …

Kat Von D Is Single Again, Vents On Twitter
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Tattoo artist and reality star Kat Von D has had a few very public relationships…and breakups. The 30-year old recently took to Twitter to vent a little about her latest try and announced that she and DJ Deadmau5 are no …

Asthma Drug Rejected by U.K.’s NICE
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The U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) this weekend issued a draft guidance stating that it does not recommend omalizumab, an asthma medication marketed as Xolair by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. NICE is a U.K. health authority that publishes …