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Christina Hendricks: “Calling Me Full-Figured Is Just Rude” Christina Hendricks: “Calling Me Full-Figured Is Just Rude”
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When a reporter asked Christina Hendricks how she felt about being a role model to “full-figured” women, the “Mad Men” actress was rendered speechless for a moment. Kate Waterhouse, fashion editor for the Sydney-based news source the Sun Herald , …

Birth Control Cuts Abortion Rates by More Than Half, Says Study Birth Control Cuts Abortion Rates by More Than Half, Says Study
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A new study published this week in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that providing free birth control to women could reduce abortion rates by 62% to 78%. In addition, access to no-cost birth control “substantially reduced” unplanned pregnancies. The …

Score One For Nokia: You Can Play Angry Birds With A Banana On A Lumia Smartphone Score One For Nokia: You Can Play Angry Birds With A Banana On A Lumia Smartphone
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Nokia’s Lumia 920 is coming out this November exclusively on AT&T. It has a number of features that sets it apart from the pack, but naysayers will tell you that these features don’t make much of a difference going up …

Piano-Playing Robot Has 19 Fingers Piano-Playing Robot Has 19 Fingers

This piano-playing robot will either blow you away, or haunt your dreams. Inventor Matteo Suzzi says he gave his robot, Teotronica, nineteen fingers because that’s the perfect number of digits to play virtually any song. He can also sing and …

Google Helps Users Refine Searches About People Who Have The Same Name As Someone Else Google Helps Users Refine Searches About People Who Have The Same Name As Someone Else
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Google released a big list of 65 “search quality highlights” or changes it made over the course of August and September. We’ve discussed numerous elements of this list in various articles. You can find those here. One change in particular …

Salma Hayek: Women Are Trying To Look Like Boys Salma Hayek: Women Are Trying To Look Like Boys
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Salma Hayek says she is the luckiest girl in Hollywood to have a job, considering she has an accent, is dyslexic, and is “chubby”. While most of us wouldn’t classify her as anything other than curvy and gorgeous, she insists …

Einstein Letter on God to Be Auctioned on Ebay Einstein Letter on God to Be Auctioned on Ebay
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On January 3, 1954, Albert Einstein mailed a letter from Princeton, New Jersey to Eric B. Gutkind in Germany. The letter was Einstein’s response to Gutkind’s book, Choose Life: The Biblical Call to Revolt, which Gutkind had mailed to him. …

Sony Issues Recall Of New Xperia Tablet After Defect Was Found Sony Issues Recall Of New Xperia Tablet After Defect Was Found

Sony has been pushing for a slice of the tablet market since the launch of its first tablets earlier this year. The company’s latest tablet, the Xperia Tablet S, launched in September to minimal fanfare. The tablet did manage to …

Swayze’s Widow Has Found Someone Swayze’s Widow Has Found Someone
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Patrick Swayze’s wife, Lisa Niemi, has found someone she connects with after three years of being a widow. Niemi says she met Albert DePrisco at a party for a mutual friend and they clicked immediately. Her rep gave the news …

Facebook’s 1 Billion Users Have Uploaded 219 Billion Photos Facebook’s 1 Billion Users Have Uploaded 219 Billion Photos
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On Thursday, Facebook announced that it surpassed the 1 billion user milestone last month. The company celebrated with a new TV commercial comparing Facebook to chairs (which has drawn plenty of Clint Eastwood-related jokes out of the social media universe). …

Hanson Brother’s Baby: Brood Gets One More Hanson Brother’s Baby: Brood Gets One More
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Taylor Hanson, who is just 29 years old, has plenty of fathering experience; he’s dad to four kids, ranging in age from 3 to 9. Now, he and wife Natalie have one more Hanson to add to the family: Wilhelmina …

Samsung Quarterly Earnings Reach $7.29 Billion Samsung Quarterly Earnings Reach $7.29 Billion

Samsung Electronics today announced its earnings guidance for the third quarter of 2012. The company estimated its revenues to be 52 trillion Korean won ($46.8 billion) and estimated its operating profit at 8.1 trillion won ($7.29 billion). This continues Samsung’s …

YouTube Content ID Puts Manual Review Process Into The Hands Of Content Owners YouTube Content ID Puts Manual Review Process Into The Hands Of Content Owners
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Earlier this week, the YouTube team laid out the changes it will be making to site’s controversial Content ID system. The proposed changes inspired hope that YouTube wouldn’t remove videos due to false positives in the content matching system. There …

Sesame Street Funding: Creator Rolls His Eyes At Romney Sesame Street Funding: Creator Rolls His Eyes At Romney
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When Mitt Romney dropped the bomb that he would cut funding for PBS during Wednesday night’s presidential debate, social media sites like Twitter blew up with protests and incredulous questions from supporters of the educational television network. Immediately, memes and …

Google Continues To Work On Getting Better At Synonyms Google Continues To Work On Getting Better At Synonyms

Google continues to move further away from keyword dependence by understanding words and user intent better. Part of this is through how Google is able to interpret synonyms, and this is something the search engine’s team continues to work on. …

Recent Google Changes Video Creators Should Note Recent Google Changes Video Creators Should Note
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On Thursday, Google released a big list of changes it made throughout August and September. There were sixty-five in all, and we’ve discussed a handful of subsets of them in various articles, which you can find here. A few of …

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 1 Premieres Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 1 Premieres

Today the live-action Halo web series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn premiered. For the last few weeks, Halo Waypoint and Machinima Prime have been releasing short trailers for the series, giving a preview of what the series will hold. Forward …

This Internet Explorer 9 Commercial Might Be Too Honest This Internet Explorer 9 Commercial Might Be Too Honest
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Microsoft has made some decent commercials for its Internet Explorer 9 browser. The latest was an artsy tour-de-force that featured rave reviews from multiple publications praising the browser’s ease of use and beautiful simplicity. What if all that praise was …

Google Results Are Getting More Local Google Results Are Getting More Local
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Google released a big list of 65 changes it has made to its algorithms over the course of August and September, and some of those changes are specifically geared towards making Google better for finding local information. Google has been …

Long Island Alligators: Are They Taking Over? Long Island Alligators: Are They Taking Over?

Long Island residents are concerned after several gators have been spotted and caught in random places, such as on golf courses and in supermarket parking lots. On Monday, a 30-inch alligator was found on the Great Rock Golf Club in …

Diabetes Treatment Drug Shows Encouraging Results in Trials Diabetes Treatment Drug Shows Encouraging Results in Trials

At the 48th annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) this week in Berlin, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, and Eli Lilly announced data from three analyses for linagliptin, a new type 2 diabetes treatment. The studies …

Adele: Baby Takes Backseat To James Bond Adele: Baby Takes Backseat To James Bond
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Adele’s baby is on the minds of seemingly everyone lately, mostly because she’s been pretty tight-lipped about her due date (and didn’t even announce she was pregnant until she was several months along). The mama-to-be has been seen out and …

Google Has Been Messing Around With The Way It Displays Snippets In Search Results Google Has Been Messing Around With The Way It Displays Snippets In Search Results

Google has been busy as usual making numerous changes to its search algorithms, and on Thursday, the company posted a big list of 65 changes it made during the months of August and September. 7 of these changes were related …

North Dakota Millionaires: Money Hasn’t Changed Them North Dakota Millionaires: Money Hasn’t Changed Them
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In North Dakota, an oil boom has made wealthy people out of several landowners, but they say that it hasn’t changed them or their lifestyles much. The oil there is so copious that when a company drills a well on …