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NASA Measures Fast-Spinning, Supermassive Black Hole
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NASA today revealed that it has teamed up with the European Space Agency (ESA) to, for the first time, measure the spin rate of a supermassive black hole. Using NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the ESA’s XMM-Newton, astronomers …

‘Unconstitutional’ LGBT Internet Filters Land School District in ACLU’s Crosshairs ‘Unconstitutional’ LGBT Internet Filters Land School District in ACLU’s Crosshairs

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Pennsylvania have sent a letter to the Governor Mifflin School District in Shillington, PA which threatens legal action if the district doesn’t address the claims of high school student Maison Fioravante. …

Ubuntu Developer Preview Coming To More Android Devices Ubuntu Developer Preview Coming To More Android Devices
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Last week, Canonical released the Ubuntu Developer Preview for Google’s most recent Nexus devices. Developers immediately got to work and began porting Ubuntu to other Android devices. The results of their work are starting to show as more devices are …

Russian Meteor Blast Explained by NASA [VIDEO]

On February 15, when the world’s astronomers were busy watching Asteroid 2012 DA14 make a close flyby of Earth, a different space rock entered Earth’s atmosphere and broke up over Chelyabinsk, Russia. The shockwave following the meteor’s destruction shattered windows …

North Korea Real-Time Instagramming Made Possible After Visitors Get Mobile Internet Access North Korea Real-Time Instagramming Made Possible After Visitors Get Mobile Internet Access

Up until recently, visitors to the Democratic People‚Äôs Republic of Korea (North Korea) had to abandon their cellphones at the customs gates. When travelers were finally granted the access to carry their phones with them a little over a month …

Chrome For Android Gets A Substantial Update Chrome For Android Gets A Substantial Update

Android users who prefer to browse the Web using Google Chrome will be pleased to know that the browser has received a hefty update today. Chrome 25 for Android contains the following new features and enhancements: Improved scrolling performance Increased …

Snapchat Sued by Guy Who Says He Helped Create the Ephemeral Messaging App Snapchat Sued by Guy Who Says He Helped Create the Ephemeral Messaging App

A man is suing the creators of a popular social app, claiming that they took his idea and shut him out or what was eventually a “million-dollar-idea,” after they all worked together on it during college. No, this isn’t the …

CRE Superbug Patients Could Remain Infected For Over One Year

A new study has shown that patients infected with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) could take over one year to be rid of CRE bacteria. CRE, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are potentially deadly infections that …

Californication Fans Can Hang Out With Cast Members On Google+ Californication Fans Can Hang Out With Cast Members On Google+

Fans of Showtime’s Californication are in for some fun this evening, as cast members Pamela Adlon and Evan Handler (who Louie/Lucky Louie and Sex And The City Fans are also acquainted with) will be participating in a Google+ Hangout. Fans …

NASA Visualizes Global Sea Surface Salinity

NASA just released this new video looking at sea surface salinity around the globe. The visualization comes from NASA’s Aquarius instrument aboard the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft, from December 2011 through December 2012. NASA says Aquarius will provide the global view of …

Google Launches New Arrow Key Navigation In Gmail Google Launches New Arrow Key Navigation In Gmail

Google announced in a Google Groups thread that it has added arrow key navigation to Gmail. Google technical program manager Richard John Wu writes: Now, you can use the keyboard arrow keys to navigate your labels (the navigation panel on …

The Angry Birds Visa Card Is Now A Reality
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Back in November, news came out that Rovio had partnered with Kaiku on Angry Birds prepaid Visa cards. Today, Kaiku announced the launch of the cards, which come in four designs. The cards are available in: Red Bird, Yellow Bird, …

Google Adds Your Google Calendar Data To Search Results Google Adds Your Google Calendar Data To Search Results

Google announced today that it has added Google Calendar data to the Gmail Search Field Trial. This is the feature that lets you search Google’s regular web search and get relevant content from your Gmail account right on the main …

Rachel McAdams Split: Actress Is Single Once More

Rachel McAdams is reportedly single again after splitting from her beau of two years, actor Michael Sheen. The couple met while filming the Woody Allen movie “Midnight In Paris” and eventually became close, though McAdams has said that she’s wary …

Dog Shoots Owner, Who Was Shocked Gun Was Loaded
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It may sound like an Onion headline, but judging by all reports, this one is true: a Florida man was astonished when his dog accidentally shot him in the leg as he was driving around. Gregory Dale Lanier says the …

Google Drive May Soon Get Gmail Attachments Google Drive May Soon Get Gmail Attachments
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Google Drive could be on the road to becoming a major file sharing tool for people with Google accounts. It’s clear that Google is building toward consolidating its various products into a central Google experience. If nothing else, last year’s …

Mediterranean Diet Could Reduce Heart Risks, Study Shows

A new study has shown that a Mediterranean diet could significantly reduce heart risks. The Mediterranean diet is generally associated with diets that are prevalent in Italy, Greece, and Spain. It includes large amounts of fruits, vegetables, olive oil, cereals, …

Sony Releases Experimental Firefox OS Software For Xperia E Smartphones Sony Releases Experimental Firefox OS Software For Xperia E Smartphones
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Samsung may not be backing Firefox OS, but Mozilla’s mobile OS has found a new friend in Sony. The tech giant is now evaluating the platform and has even released an experimental Firefox OS ROM for developers. Sony announced today …

Watch Two Audis Battle in an Awesome Paintball Duel

Sure, it’s kind of an ad for the Audi RS 4 Avant – but what isn’t an ad anymore? This is just plain awesome. Audi has turned two brand new 2013 models in paintball-mounted, high-speed war machines and stuck them …

This Chair Shows The Abusive, Anti-Consumer Side Of DRM This Chair Shows The Abusive, Anti-Consumer Side Of DRM

DRM is a fact of life these days. Every company wants to protect their digital content with varying degrees of security from product codes to always online Internet connections. The sad part is that most DRM solutions fail to stop …

Hannity: “Worst Excuse” For A Journalist
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Sean Hannity cut an interview short with Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison on Tuesday night after an onscreen exchange so tense it could have been cut with a knife. The conservative talk show host had invited Ellison on to discuss the …

New York Times Lets Starbucks Customers Inside the Paywall New York Times Lets Starbucks Customers Inside the Paywall
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In what sounds like a completely sensible partnership, The New York Times has announced that readers will have free access to content that’s normally behind the paywall, as long as they’re reading it at Starbucks. Starbucks customers who are logged …

Remember Me Release Date Set For June 4

After teasing gamers with previews of the game for months, Capcom today finally announced a release date for Remember Me. The game will launch in North America on June 4 and in Europe on June 7. It will be released …

Kim Kardashian “Mommy Blog” Gets First Post
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Kim Kardashian is, as we all know, about to become a first-time mom, and has decided to document the pregnancy along the way with a “mommy blog“. The first post was put up on Monday and has been well-received by …