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Zynga Shares Fall Almost 20 Percent In After-Hours Trading Zynga Shares Fall Almost 20 Percent In After-Hours Trading

Zynga has not had the best of luck recently. It’s pretty bad when the best product you have available is a board game based on Words with Friends from the folks who make Scrabble. Not to mention the company has …

Google Makes Changes To Improve SafeSearch Google Makes Changes To Improve SafeSearch

On Thursday, Google released a list of 65 changes it made during the months of August and September. 5 of the changes are related to SafeSearch, Google’s filter feature that allows you to search without having to see adult content. …

Mayan Tomb Discovered In Guatemala Mayan Tomb Discovered In Guatemala
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A team of archaeologists have discovered the tomb of Lady K’abel, a Mayan queen who lived around the seventh century. The team–led by Olivia Navarro-Farr from the College of Wooster in Ohio–made the find while they were examining shrines and …

TomTom Releases $50 Android Navigation App That Only Works on Low-Resolution Devices TomTom Releases $50 Android Navigation App That Only Works on Low-Resolution Devices
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This week TomTom, the makers of stand-alone navigation devices for vehicles, announced that it has released a Navigation app for the Android platform – with a couple of catches. The TomTom app has been available for a while on the …

Apple Celebrates The Life Of Steve Jobs On The Anniversary Of His Death Apple Celebrates The Life Of Steve Jobs On The Anniversary Of His Death
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Time moves rather quickly when you stop to think about it. It’s hard to imagine that it’s already been one year since the passing of Steve Jobs. Even with his passing, it’s been business as usual at Apple as the …

Here’s What Google Has Been Up To With Knowledge Graph Here’s What Google Has Been Up To With Knowledge Graph

Google announced about a month ago that it expanded the Knowledge Graph Carousel throughout the world to English-speaking users. On Thursday, Google gave us a peek at a few other things it has done with Knowledge Graph over the past …

Minecraft Creator Shows Off First Footage Of 0x10c Minecraft Creator Shows Off First Footage Of 0x10c

Markus “Notch” Persson is celebrated as the creator of Minecraft. Since last year, however, he left the Minecraft team to focus on a new game. It was envisioned as a space travel sim that used real 8-bit computers. We’ve seen …

Google Makes Changes To “Other Ranking Components” Google Makes Changes To “Other Ranking Components”
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Google has released a new list of algorithm changes it made during the months of August and September. We’ve been looking at different groups of changes individually. So far, we’ve looked at domains, freshness, page quality, autocomplete, and answers-related changes. …

Mars Rover Curiosity Preparing to Analyze Martian Dirt Mars Rover Curiosity Preparing to Analyze Martian Dirt

NASA researchers have begun preparing Mars rover Curiosity to scoop up Martian soil for testing. The rover was designed to be capable of placing soil into its analytical instruments, but these capabilities have not been tested since its arrival on …

Google Makes More Changes To How It Displays “Answers” Google Makes More Changes To How It Displays “Answers”

Google released its big list of 65 changes it made during the months of August and September, and once again, quite a few of them had to do with “answers”. These are the the results Google delivers that don’t take …

Big Bird, Rush, And Fallopian Tubes Big Bird, Rush, And Fallopian Tubes

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Watch This Incredible Fingerpainting Artist Watch This Incredible Fingerpainting Artist
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I came across a video today that blew me away. Sadly, I don’t know the artist’s name or where he lives, but he takes to the streets to showcase his incredible talent: fingerpainting on small pieces of glass. With just …

Google Makes A Bunch Of Changes To Autocomplete Google Makes A Bunch Of Changes To Autocomplete

Google released a big list of 65 changes it has made over the course of August and September, and quite a few of them were tweaks to its autocomplete feature. This is all part of Google’s goal of getting you …

Barnes & Noble and Microsoft Announce ‘Nook Media’ Barnes & Noble and Microsoft Announce ‘Nook Media’

Back at the end of April, Microsoft and Barnes & Noble announced a new strategic partnership that would form a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary. At the time, the companies claimed this new company would accelerate the transition to e-reading, …

Rocket Car’s Engine Reaches 30,000 Horsepower In First Test Rocket Car’s Engine Reaches 30,000 Horsepower In First Test

Would you ride in a car that could hit speeds up to 1,000 MPH? Most probably wouldn’t, but researchers in Britain are creating that can do just that anyway. It’s called the Bloodhound SSC, and it just passed its first …

Al Gore Blames Altitude For Obama’s Debate Skills Al Gore Blames Altitude For Obama’s Debate Skills
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Al Gore has said some things which have been lampooned over the years, but his speculation on why Mitt Romney seemed to dominate the debate last night has garnered more critics than usual. “I’m going to say something controversial here,” …

Google Page Quality Algorithm Changes Don’t Always Come Under The Panda Label Google Page Quality Algorithm Changes Don’t Always Come Under The Panda Label
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When it comes down to it, most of the signals Google uses to rank the web’s content are rooted in quality. Google’s constantly changing algorithms are specifically geared towards creating a higher quality search experience for its users. Not everyone …

Another Cheap 3D Printer Looks To Kickstarter For Funding Another Cheap 3D Printer Looks To Kickstarter For Funding
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The Form 1 3D printer is the Double Fine Adventure of 3D printers. It was the product that proved Kickstarter was a viable platform to raise funds for its respective industry. Kickstarter has already become a haven for game projects, …

High Blood Pressure Pregnancy Linked to Lower Child IQ, Study Finds High Blood Pressure Pregnancy Linked to Lower Child IQ, Study Finds
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A new study suggests that mothers with high blood pressure during pregnancy might have a detrimental effect on their child’s IQ. The research was published this week in the American Academy of Neurology’s medical journal, Neurology. The study found that …

Google Continues To Tinker With Freshness In Recent Algorithm Adjustments Google Continues To Tinker With Freshness In Recent Algorithm Adjustments
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Is Google getting close to where it wants to be in terms of how it handles freshness of content in search results? This has been one major area of focus for Google for the past year or so. Last November, …

Google Reveals Yet Another Domain-Related Algorithm Tweak Google Reveals Yet Another Domain-Related Algorithm Tweak
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Google finally released its big lists of algorithm changes for the months of August and September. There are 65 changes on the lists in all. We’ll be discussing various components in different articles. The first thing that strikes me about …

Microsoft Hosting Launch Party For Windows 8, Surface On October 25 Microsoft Hosting Launch Party For Windows 8, Surface On October 25
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For something that’s launching in less than a month, we still know next to nothing about Microsoft’s Surface tablet. We know that it will come in two flavors with the Windows RT ARM-processor based tablet launching alongside Windows 8, and …

SimCity Gameplay Footage Walkthrough Released SimCity Gameplay Footage Walkthrough Released

It’s been nearly a decade since SimCity 4 was released, and would-be city planners everywhere jumped with joy at the small amount of SimCity preview footage that was shown at this year’s E3. Today, Maxis and EA have released a …

Anderson Cooper/Star Jones Feud Is Getting Ugly Anderson Cooper/Star Jones Feud Is Getting Ugly
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Anderson Cooper recently talked to Andy Cohen about Star Jones’ accusations that he opened up about his sexuality to boost the ratings of his show, and things got tense very quickly. Cooper came out earlier this year via email to …