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Facebook Suggests You Give a Gift When a Friend Posts a Celebratory Status Facebook Suggests You Give a Gift When a Friend Posts a Celebratory Status

Facebook is looking to further promote their new Gifts feature by giving it a more prominent placement – in the news feed. Some users have spotted a “Give a Gift” button attached to certain posts by friends – mainly when …

Nokia And MakerBot Team Up To Make 3D Printed Lumia 820 Cases Nokia And MakerBot Team Up To Make 3D Printed Lumia 820 Cases
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Nokia and MakerBot are in Barcelona this week for the Mobile World Congress. The companies have teamed up to offer what it calls the “first live social 3D printing experience.” In short, MakerBot is creating custom Nokia Lumia 820 cases …

Elton John’s Son Charms At Oscar Party

Elton John’s son, 2-year old Zachary, charmed the crowd at John’s annual Oscar party this year. The toddler was dapper in a tiny tuxedo and sneakers and hobnobbed with some big names, such as Bono and “True Blood” actor Ryan …

This Robot Bat Wing Now Exists

Researchers at Brown University have built a robotic bat wing, which they believe can serve as as stepping stone toward some interesting new flying vehicles. Hopefully it won’t serve as a stepping stone to some giant bat-like Terminator. Brown University …

Learn How To Design Android Notifications Learn How To Design Android Notifications

There’s a time and place for every notification in Android. Consumers won’t be happy if you constantly spam them, but smart notification design is key to enhanced engagement. Learn more about it in this week’s Android Design in Action. This …

Star Wars Pinball DLC Coming to PlayStation Network

It’s not quite Star Wars: Battlefront III, but today Sony will be releasing the Star Wars Pinball downloadable content (DLC) for Zen Pinball 2. The add-on will cost $10 and includes three different tables: “Star Wars Episode V – The …

Google Shuts Down Notion That It Will Open Retail Stores, Source Of Rumor Sticks To Story Google Shuts Down Notion That It Will Open Retail Stores, Source Of Rumor Sticks To Story

At Mobile World Congress, Andy Rubin, SVP of Mobile and Digital Content at Google (and co-founder of Android), shut down rumors that Google will be opening up retail stores. Last week, 9to5Google put out a report indicating that Google would …

Apple Is Losing to Samsung’s Ad Blitz, Says the Man Who Put the ‘i’ in ‘iMac’ Apple Is Losing to Samsung’s Ad Blitz, Says the Man Who Put the ‘i’ in ‘iMac’
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Ken Segall, the marketing man responsible for Apple’s “Think Different” campaign as well as for putting the “i” in “iMac,” has a message for Apple: Samsung is crushing you right now. At least in terms of advertising. In a new …

Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Goes Free To Play This Week

In the past, Sony has experimented with free to play by making Killzone 3′s multiplayer free to play to a certain point. The experiment must have worked pretty well because Sony is now offering the multiplayer component from Uncharted 3 …

Twitter Updates Windows Phone App Twitter Updates Windows Phone App

Twitter announced today that it has a new version of its Twitter app for Windows Phone. It has a new design, which the company says “brings the app in line with the other Twitter apps”. It also includes some new …

Gillian Anderson Pilot Ordered by NBC
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TV Guide this week reported that Gillian Anderson, best known for her role as Dana Scully in X-Files, has been cast in a TV pilot for NBC. Cast alongside Anderson is Rachael Taylor, known for her work on Grey’s Anatomy, …

NMA Takes On Honey Boo Boo With Cocaine And Jabba The Hutt

Honey Boo Boo (the show) is headed to Europe, so naturally, NMA has a video about the news. If your’e a fan of the Taiwanese animation firm’s work, this is pretty much classic NMA material. They’ve turned Honey Boo Boo’s …

Bad Lip Reading Takes on Indie Screenplays

The folks at Bad Lip Reading are back with their take on the nominees for the Best Screenplay prize at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards. Funny, though it just makes us want Bad Lip Reading to go ahead and tackle …

Andy Samberg Engaged To Musician
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Andy Samberg, who quickly rose to fame on “Saturday Night Live” with his spot-on impressions (Mark Wahlberg) and hilarious digital shorts (“Dick In A Box” with Justin Timberlake was especially memorable), is engaged to musician Joanna Newsom. The couple have …

Zuckerberg, Gates, Dorsey, and More Advocate for More Programmers Zuckerberg, Gates, Dorsey, and More Advocate for More Programmers
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A new campaign looks to teach people about a “superpower” that is only being taught in about 10% of U.S. schools. We’re talking about programming, and an array of high-profile tech figures and celebrities are throwing their support behind the …

Music Piracy Rates Down As More Turn To Streaming Services Music Piracy Rates Down As More Turn To Streaming Services
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The Copyright Alert System is being put into place this week to deter pirates, but it appears that innovative business models are already doing that just fine. A recent NPD report says that music file sharing was down 17 percent …

Google Launches Google+ Sign-In, Calls “Frictionless” Sharing Spammy Google Launches Google+ Sign-In, Calls “Frictionless” Sharing Spammy

Google announced the launch of Google+ sign-in, an addition to the Google+ platform, which will enable users of various sites and apps new ways to share with Google+. Launch partners include: Banjo, BeautyFish, Fancy, Fibit, Flixster, The Guardian, OpenTable, Shazam, …

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Coming to Wii U

With the release of LEGO City Undercover just weeks away, Warner Bros. today announced that LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes will be coming to the Wii U console. LEGO Batman 2 builds on the classic LEGO Batman by allowing …

Argo Home Alone Is the Best Movie Mashup You’ll See This Week

The only thing better than Ben Affleck’s (no-longer-existent) beard is this incredible mashup of Academy Award winner Argo and perennial classic Home Alone. Trust us. [dogfoodfilms]

Bad Piggies Hit The Road On Wednesday

Bad Piggies, Rovio’s fantastic Angry Birds spinoff, hasn’t been getting as much love as its Star Wars inspired cousin recently. That’s all going to change tomorrow, however, as Rovio has a beefy updated planned for the game. Rovio announced today …

Angry Birds Cartoon Series Premieres March 16

Today Rovio, the creators of the Angry Birds and Bad Piggies games, announced that a new animated cartoon Angry Birds series is coming soon to computers everywhere. From the Rovio announcement: What makes Bomb Bird so angry? Why is the …

‘Goat Edition’ Mashups See a Revival, Could Possibly Supplant the Harlem Shake

Move over Harlem Shake, there’s a new YouTube fad brewing. It’s the “Goat Edition” mashup, and it’s taking the internet by storm. People have been making “Goat Editions” of popular songs and throwing them up on YouTube for a while. …

“Dancing With The Stars” Lineup Announced

“Dancing With The Stars” has officially announced the lineup of celebrities who’ll be shaking it on the dance floor this season, and, as predicted, “American Idol” star Kellie Pickler is indeed included. Among the others are country star Wynonna Judd, …

Twitter Offers Glimpse At Firefox OS App Twitter Offers Glimpse At Firefox OS App

Twitter is already talking up its Firefox OS app. Mozilla announced at Mobile World Congress this week that its new operating system Firefox OS will make its way to a number of mobile operators around the world. More on that …