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Sound Search Gets An Android Widget Sound Search Gets An Android Widget

When Google unveiled Android Jelly Bean, it launched its sound search feature, which essentially replaces Shazam for all intents and purposes, when you’re trying to figure out what a song is as it’s playing. Google has now launched a widget …

Google And Publishers Are Getting Along…In Belgium Google And Publishers Are Getting Along…In Belgium
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Google has reached an agreement with news publishers in Belgium after six years of litigation. Publishers sued Google claiming they violated their copyright by displaying snippets in Google News and linking to cached copies of their pages in Google search. …

Twitter Adds Trend Matching, Negative Keyword Targeting to Promoted Tweets in Search Campaigns Twitter Adds Trend Matching, Negative Keyword Targeting to Promoted Tweets in Search Campaigns

Twitter has just unveiled some new options for advertisers who use Promoted Tweets inside search results which allow them to both manually and automatically improve their campaigns across the platform. First up, Twitter has added new manual features for negative …

Roommate Killed Over Pork Chop In Florida
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An argument over how a pork chop was cooked escalated to murder, Florida police say. 55-year old Thomas Hahn has been charged with second-degree murder after shooting his roommate, 35-year old Robert Eugene Gray, Jr., twice in the head with …

Minecraft Pocket Edition Sales Surpass 5 Million

Popular indie title Minecraft is available in three flavors – the original PC version, the Xbox 360 Edition and the Pocket Edition for mobile devices. It’s this last version, Pocket Edition, that gets the least amount of attention. Despite that, …

Radio-Emitting Jet Detected From Andromeda Black Hole

Astronomers revealed this week that they have detected an intense radio emission from a black hole’s radio-emitting jet. The emission was moving at more than 85% the speed of light, though it was also “quite variable.” The observations, published this …

Yahoo Adds Max Levchin To Board Of Directors Yahoo Adds Max Levchin To Board Of Directors

Yahoo announced today that it has added Max Levchin to its board of directors. David Kenny and Brad Smith have stepped down. There are now a total of 11 directors on the board. Levchin is perhaps best known as one …

Facebook for Android Finally Gets Much Needed Speed Boost Facebook for Android Finally Gets Much Needed Speed Boost

After launching Facebook for iOS v.5.0 back in August, the company received praise from users for building a much faster, much more reliable app. We can all admit that pre-version 5.0, Facebook for iOS was a turd. Android users, who …

FTC Reportedly Not Finding Antitrust Issues With Google’s Search Business FTC Reportedly Not Finding Antitrust Issues With Google’s Search Business
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If the latest reports are accurate, then Google may be getting away from this FTC antitrust investigation related to its search results, unscathed. The New York Post reports today that it has learned that regulators are expected to close their …

Lohan Storage Locker Could Be Auctioned Off
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Lindsay Lohan, whose 2012 has been full of drama, arrests, and bad press, might have her possessions auctioned off soon if she can’t find a way to pay the $16,000 bill on her storage locker. Lohan’s bank accounts were frozen …

Facebook Adds New Methods For Driving Traffic To Apps Facebook Adds New Methods For Driving Traffic To Apps

The past few weeks have been rather slow for Facebook’s Operation Developer Love updates. It almost seemed like the love was slowly fading away, but the social network came back in force last night with an update full of new …

Survey: Over 50% of Current Smartphone Shoppers Will Choose the iPhone 5 Survey: Over 50% of Current Smartphone Shoppers Will Choose the iPhone 5
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Well, this bodes well for Apple. A recent survey suggests that the majority of people looking to buy a smartphone in the next three months (read Christmas and beyond) plan on buying the iPhone 5. Plenty of respondents gave plans …

Bing Desktop Expands To More Windows Versions, Languages Bing Desktop Expands To More Windows Versions, Languages

Bing has launched an update to Bing Desktop, expanding support to all versions of Windows, XP and higher, and adding four languages. Bing Desktop v1.1 lets you go back through 9 days worth of Bing homepage images and set them …

Devil May Cry Announced For PC, Coming in January

Though all video games are developed using PCs, major titles are now being geared toward the console market where publishers can charge more for games, where games are harder to pirate, and where hardware configurations are constant. In recent years, …

Google Changes The Look Of Gmail And Google Drive Results On SERPs Google Changes The Look Of Gmail And Google Drive Results On SERPs

Earlier this year, Google launched an experimental feature that lets you add results from your Gmail account to your Google web search results page. Later, they added Google Drive files into the mix. The feature has been available to those …

Adobe Game Jam Shows Off The Latest Flash Development Tools Adobe Game Jam Shows Off The Latest Flash Development Tools
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Earlier this month, Adobe added its popular game development tools to its Creative Cloud membership program. The move will help lower the entry barrier into developing with Flash as it lets developers have access to every Adobe CS6, Web and …

Amazon Launches Instant Video App on the Smaller iDevices, Adds Cloud Player App to Samsung TVs & Roku Amazon Launches Instant Video App on the Smaller iDevices, Adds Cloud Player App to Samsung TVs & Roku
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Amazon had just announced a few moves to expand the accessibility of content across multiple devices – bringing their streaming video app to the iPhone as well as Cloud Player apps to two new devices. Previously only available for the …

Gears of War: Judgment Multiplayer Gameplay Revealed
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Epic Games released several new previews of its upcoming Gears of War: Judgment this week, each featuring unvarnished gameplay from the title. It’s a refreshing break from game trailers that feature dubstep and have nothing to do with gameplay. While …

Google Is Testing A New Flight Explorer Tool Google Is Testing A New Flight Explorer Tool

Google may soon have another weapon in its travel search arsenal. While only in testing stage right now, the company has a new tool out called Flight Explorer. You can access it at google.com/flights/explorer. TheNextWeb appears to have spotted the …

Suri Cruise: The Best Of Her Burn Book

Twitter has been flooded over the past year with parody accounts, with everything from “The Empty Chair” (a riff on Clint Eastwood’s speech at the RNC) to “Kanye’s Skirt” posting and garnering followers after some blip on the pop culture …

Hackers Reportedly Exploit Samsung Smart TVs, Can Spy On You Hackers Reportedly Exploit Samsung Smart TVs, Can Spy On You

One of the more worrisome patents in recent months was one filed by Verizon that would allow the company to spy on viewers through a camera in a DVR. There might be nothing to worry about, however, as it’s just …

Woman Tased After Trying to Buy Too Many iPhones
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If you are doing your xmas shopping in Nashua, Hew Hampshire this year, you should know that their Apple Store is probably not going to sell you more than two iPhones, no matter how hard you plead. In fact, they’ll …

Triplets All In Jail On Two Separate Charges
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Two brothers may find themselves reunited with their triplet…in jail. Deshawn and Juronn Shivers were recently convicted of unarmed robbery in Michigan and it’s very possible that they will share a prison with their brother Devon, who was already incarcerated …

Gears of War: Judgment Campaign Gameplay Previews Released

Too often, trailers and previews for games are so carefully curated that they give a false impression of how a game will play. Sometimes game trailers barely even relate to the game in question. Epic Games is the type of …