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Google Spends 30 Minutes Defending The New YouTube Design [Video] Google Spends 30 Minutes Defending The New YouTube Design [Video]
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Google has posted a 30-minute hangout discussing the new YouTube design. Four Googlers discuss the changes and answer user-submitted questions. As with most redesigns of major products, there has been a fair amount of backlash from users about the changes. …

PayPal Starts Offering Prepaid Cards Just In Time For The Holidays PayPal Starts Offering Prepaid Cards Just In Time For The Holidays
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It’s a given that many people will be using PayPal to make transactions over the holiday season. The service, however, is strictly limited to those who either have a credit/debit card or bank account they’re willing to associate with their …

Yahoo Has A New Search Deal With AVG Yahoo Has A New Search Deal With AVG
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Antivirus maker AVG announced on Thursday that it has formed a new Search and Distribution relationship with Yahoo. AVG’s Secure Search offering is now powered by Yahoo. This is interesting, considering that Yahoo’s own search is powered by Bing. AVG …

New The Last of Us Character Revealed in Behind-the-Scenes Trailer

May is still a long way off, but Naughty Dog is finally opening up about the characters and setting of the realistic post-apocalypse game The Last of Us. The latest reveal expands upon a character revealed in the story trailer …

YouTube Creators Can Now Customize the Text Accompanying Their Shared Videos YouTube Creators Can Now Customize the Text Accompanying Their Shared Videos
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YouTube has just announced a new feature that makes it easier for video creators to share their videos with a message. Starting today, creators can now customize the text that follows your shared videos around – both on YouTube and …

Google Calendar Android App Suggests Locations For Events Google Calendar Android App Suggests Locations For Events

Google has launched an update to the Google Calendar app for Android. New features include: the ability to call and go to a map directly from notifications, location suggestion on even creation and quick event creation from month view. The …

Breaking Bad Meets Downton Abbey and Cooks Up One Hilarious Cup of Tea

Thanks, Colbert Report. Thank you for this wonderful brew of two great shows. Thank you for getting the cast of Downton Abbey to participate. And most importantly, thank you for getting Lord Grantham to say “mo money, mo quandaries.” If …

Next iPad Mini May Have A Retina Display [Rumor] Next iPad Mini May Have A Retina Display [Rumor]
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The iPad Mini has not exactly been the big hit that Apple had hoped for. Perhaps one reason is that the device isn’t technically on par with its competitors – the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. The iPad Mini …

Vodka Saves Elephants From Frostbite
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Fans of Russian vodka will rejoice at this story: When two circus elephants were trapped in a trailer that had caught fire in Novosibirsk, their trainers were able to get them out to safety…only to realize they were being exposed …

First Gameplay Footage Released For Dirty Bomb, a Free-to-Play FPS

Splash Damage today revealed the first gameplay footage from Dirty Bomb, an upcoming PC-only free-to-play first person shooter. Splash Damage is the British developer best known for last year’s tepidly-reviewed Brink. Dirty Bomb may remind gamers quite a bit of …

iPhone 5 Release Date Is Here For These Countries iPhone 5 Release Date Is Here For These Countries

Earlier this month, Apple announced that the iPhone 5 would be released in over 50 countries in December. It’s already been released in South Korea, and today 33 other countries are getting the popular device (sure to be even more …

Mozilla Looks Back On A Year Of Open Web Development Mozilla Looks Back On A Year Of Open Web Development

2012 has been a momentous year for the Internet despite the best efforts of lawmakers and International groups to knock it down a peg. Google and Facebook have already looked back over the year, and have shared some stats on …

Google+ Gets A Bunch Of New Features Google+ Gets A Bunch Of New Features
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Google announced the release of a slew of new Google+ features today. Guy Kawasaki must be ecstatic. Google VP of Engineering Dave Besbris announced them in a Google+ post pointing to a page on the Google+ Project. For Android, Google …

NASA Tests Liquid Hydrogen/Oxygen Engine For Upcoming Heavy Rocket

NASA on Thursday tested the powerpack assembly for the J-2X engine, an important component of NASA’s next-generation heavy-lift rocket. The J-2X powerpack assembly was test-fired at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The engine will power the upper stage of …

Elementary School Shooting: Tragedy In Connecticut
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A local news station in Newtown, Connecticut has reported that an elementary school is being evacuated and the area is on lockdown after a shooting. Sandy Hook Elementary School has released no information yet but parents have been informed of …

Muslim Letter To Santa: Girl Just Wants To Say Thanks
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A letter to Santa which was posted to Reddit recently has gone viral, and not because the writer is asking for something outlandish; rather, because she just wants to ask a question and give thanks for all the joy the …

The Lord of the Rings Gets the Honest Trailer It Deserves
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Alright Lord of the Rings fans, it’s time to talk turkey about your beloved film series: It’s a beautifully produced, epic tale that features pretty much everything necessary to make films great, helmed by a fantasy visionary with unquestionable understanding …

Seattle Gets Fiber Internet Thanks To Gigabit Squared Seattle Gets Fiber Internet Thanks To Gigabit Squared

Before there was Google Fiber, the city of Chattanooga, TN offered gigabit Internet by building out its own fiber infrastructure. Now that Google Fiber is here, however, other cities are beginning to adopt their own fiber Internet services to combat …

Golf Shot Hits Wife After Skiier Jokes On Twitter
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Olympic skiier Bode Miller tried his hand at golf earlier this week to disastrous results; he may have played a decent game, but he hit a line drive that ended up almost taking out his wife’s eye. Miller took to …

Metro: Last Light Gets Pre-Order Bonuses, PS3 Digital Exclusives

Earlier this week, THQ and 4A Games released a fairly dark trailer to promote the upcoming Metro: Last Light. If the game’s tone can manage to match that of the trailer, the new Metro game will be quite a moody …

“Fortunately,” Nobody Confuses Armie Hammer with a Real Winklevoss

Armie Hammer, aka the guy who played (both) Winklevoss twins in 2010′s The Social Network, stopped by Conan to talk about his upcoming role as The Lone Ranger, being tall, and more. Eventually, the conversation shifted to his role in …

Google Adds Click Confirmation To In-App Mobile Ads Google Adds Click Confirmation To In-App Mobile Ads
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Google has launched a “confirmed clicks” feature for all in-app image and banner ads on smartphones, in an effort to reduce the number of accidental clicks the ads attract. Users will be prompted to confirm that they intended to click …

“Today” Show Anchor Retires, Has Emotional Farewell

“Today” show anchor Mike Leonard shared his last bit of air time yesterday with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie and had his family in the studio for support as everyone said an emotional farewell. “Your stories…are a microcosm of you,” …

Windows 8 Store Will Carry PEGI 18 Games: Microsoft Backs Down Windows 8 Store Will Carry PEGI 18 Games: Microsoft Backs Down

This week Microsoft announced that its Windows Store in the new Windows 8 operating system will begin accepting games with a PEGI 18 rating. The move was prompted by a large outcry from gamers, who saw the ban on “mature” …