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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” …

Senator Al Franken’s Privacy Bill Is Approved By Senate Committee Senator Al Franken’s Privacy Bill Is Approved By Senate Committee
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We brought you word earlier this month that Sen. Al Franken was trying his hand at passing a privacy bill again. The Location Privacy Protection Act would require any and all app makers to request permission to track users before …

Fifty Shades of Grey Shocks as Top Amazon Book of the Year Fifty Shades of Grey Shocks as Top Amazon Book of the Year
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No really, of course. Nobody should be surprised that an entry in the popular trilogy took Amazon’s yearly crown, as it was a pretty big year for masturbatory fiction. It was actually book three (Fifty Shades Freed) that grabbed the …

“Gangnam Style” Death: Dancer Has Heart Attack
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A man attempting to do the “Gangnam Style” dance–created and made popular by Korean superstar PSY–keeled over and died of a heart attack at his office Christmas party recently. 46-year old Eamonn Kilbride, a former IT manager at his company …

Report: Actually, Google May Be Paying About $6M To Publishers Report: Actually, Google May Be Paying About $6M To Publishers

As previously reported, Google announced this week that it has reached an agreement with publishers in Belgium, ending six years of litigation. Publishers had sued Google claiming they violated copyright by displaying snippets in Google News and linking to cached …

NFL Cheerleader: MMA Is Her New Passion
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NFL cheerleaders don’t seem like the kind of girls who want to be punched in the face, so when one dons gloves and gets into fights willingly, it’s a bit of a shock. But that’s what former Kansas City Chiefs …

Google Maps for iPhone is Good for Apple, Bad for Apple Google Maps for iPhone is Good for Apple, Bad for Apple
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Yesterday’s launch of Google Maps for iPhone is clearly a win for iPhone users. Apple Maps, despite being rather pretty, failed when it comes to what really matters. Misplaced landmarks, improper directions, life-threatening errors – the problems were frequent and …

Devil May Cry PC Gameplay Trailers Released

Yesterday Capcom announced that the PC version of Devil May Cry (DmC) will be released on January 25, just 10 days after the console versions. The publisher promises that the PC version will be compatible with keyboard & mouse, the …

Facebook SDK 3.0 For Android Is Now Out Of Beta Facebook SDK 3.0 For Android Is Now Out Of Beta

After months of waiting, Facebook finally released its new native Android app to the huddled masses that were waiting for salvation from the painfully slow hybrid app of years past. Soon after, Facebook delivered an update that is sure to …

“Best Funeral Ever” Might Involve A BBQ

TLC, which has become more known for its succession of reality shows in recent years than it has for anything involving learning, will introduce the pilot of a potential new series just after Christmas which documents a rather unconventional funeral …

Facebook for iOS Gets Faster, Now Lets Users Choose a Photo Album When Uploading Facebook for iOS Gets Faster, Now Lets Users Choose a Photo Album When Uploading
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iOS users who felt left out in the cold after Facebook announced that huge update for the Android app can now take comfort in the fact that the company hasn’t forgotten about them. In fact, Facebook gave them a speed …

Former Googler Talks About Google’s Changes And Controversies Former Googler Talks About Google’s Changes And Controversies
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Vanessa Fox is always good for an interesting conversation about Google. Considering she used to work there, created Webmaster Central, and wrote the book Marketing In The Age of Google, it makes sense. What has been the most controversial thing …

Does Free Speech Matter When The Internet Itself Is In Danger Of Breaking? Does Free Speech Matter When The Internet Itself Is In Danger Of Breaking?
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The ITU conference has one more day to go before it winds down on December 14. Until then, a proposal that would lead to governmental regulation of the Internet could be put forward despite some countries taking similar proposals off …

Food Photographers, J Crew, and the Fiscal Cliff

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 …

Automattic Launches WordPress.com Enterprise Automattic Launches WordPress.com Enterprise

Automattic announced the launch of WordPress.com Enterprise today. It costs $500 per site per month. According to the company, you can scale your traffic as your content goes viral, and it can handle it. WordPress’ network does handle 100s of …

You Can Now See All The Erroneous DMCA Takedown Requests Google Gets You Can Now See All The Erroneous DMCA Takedown Requests Google Gets

Google does a lot of work for copyright holders in the US. Under the DMCA, Google has to delete infringing links from its search results. It used to be not such a bad job, but now the search giant is …

Second The Cave Character Trailer Released

Earlier this month, Double Fine and Sega revealed the first character trailer for The Cave. The game is an upcoming 2-d platformer that will combine elements of exploration, puzzle-solving, and teamwork between the game’s characters. The first trailer gave gamers …

Groupon iPad App Gets An Upgrade Groupon iPad App Gets An Upgrade

Groupon announced that it has updated its iPad app in the first major upgrade since April. “The biggest updates are much more sleek, easy to use, vibrant interface that encourages browsing (similar to our smartphone app) as well as the …

Liam Hemsworth: Fight Over Rock-Throwing
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Liam Hemsworth, who’s known for being dreamy and for being engaged to Miley Cyrus, was in a street-fight early Sunday morning, and it was caught on tape. Hemsworth is seen outside a Philadelphia club with an unknown man hanging on …

Death Star Petition Passes 25,000 Signatures, So You Know What That Means
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Your move, White House. Among the many pressing issues facing our great nation, the people have rallied together in support of the most pressing one of all: our reckless lack of functioning Death Stars. A petition asking the Obama administration …

NASA to Crash GRAIL Probes Into the Moon
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NASA this week detailed its plans to crash two lunar-orbiting probes into the moon next week. On Monday, December 17 at 5:28 p.m., the probes, named Ebb and Flow, are part the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) project. They …

Magazines Are Now Available On Google Play In The UK Magazines Are Now Available On Google Play In The UK

One of the more prominent selling points of Google Play is its large magazine library. Google even includes free issues of popular magazines on new Nexus devices. Unfortunately, our friends in the UK weren’t graced with magazines or music at …

Apple Picks the Top Apps, Games, and More for 2012 Apple Picks the Top Apps, Games, and More for 2012
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Apple has just put out their version of a year-in review list, called iTunes Best of 2012. In it, Apple makes its editorial picks for the top apps, games, music and movies of the year. This year, Action Movie FX …

YouTube And Google+ Get More Integrated YouTube And Google+ Get More Integrated
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Google has added a feature to YouTube making it easier to share videos on Google+, continuing its mission to unify its products. Now, when you go to upload a new public video, you’ll see an option to share to Google+. …