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Google Improves Map Accuracy in Thailand, Indonesia Google Improves Map Accuracy in Thailand, Indonesia
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Google announced today that it has improved maps in Thailand and Indonesia as part of a project called Ground Truth, which it started back inn 2008. The project is simply Google’s initiative to prove more comprehensive and accurate maps. “Through …

Thor: The Dark World Trailer Released

Fans of Marvel superheroes have a big year ahead of them. In addition to the third Iron Man movie coming this summer, Chris Hemsworth will also be returning as Thor in Thor: The Dark World this November. Marvel Studios today …

Ella Fitzgerald Gets Some Google Doodle Love Ella Fitzgerald Gets Some Google Doodle Love
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Google has begun to show a doodle honoring Ella Fitzgerald on its homepage in regions where the date has already changed to April 25th. Thursday would have been her 96th birthday. This excludes Australia and New Zealand, as Google chooses …

Congresswoman Proposes Broadband Internet Subsidies For Low-Income Families Congresswoman Proposes Broadband Internet Subsidies For Low-Income Families

For years, it was essential that every family had a phone line. The U.S. government started the Lifeline program to help impoverished families afford this essential communication tool. Now the Internet has overwhelmingly replaced traditional phone lines, but the Lifeline …

Rihanna Stripper Video: She’s Making It Rain

Rihanna is no stranger to controversy, and it seems she doesn’t mind being filmed doing things most of us would rather keep off camera, so it’s about time a stripper video hit the web. The singer hit up a club …

Kelvin Atkinson: Senator Comes Out During Gay Marriage Debate
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One Nevada State Senator made the state’s debate over gay marriage personal this week after coming out of the closet on the floor of the state senate. On Monday, Nevada State Senator Kelvin Atkinson publicly outed himself as gay during …

Tumblr for iOS Gets More Sharing Options Tumblr for iOS Gets More Sharing Options

Tumblr has just updated their iOS app to make it easier for users to share across networks, as well as also bringing a new email template and other improvements to the party. Tumblr has finally given iOS users the ability …

Amazon: These Are The Most Well-Read American Cities

Amazon put out its annual list of the top twenty most well-read cities in America today. While number one is the same as it was last year, there are some differences. Cambridge, for example, fell from number 2 to number …

Vanilla Ice Goes Amish For New Reality Show
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Vanilla Ice hasn’t been completely off the Hollywood radar since his music career hit a lull; he’s starred in his own home renovation series, “The Vanilla Ice Project”, since 2010 and appeared in the Adam Sandler flick “That’s My Boy”. …

Nintendo Posts A Small Profit, But Wii U Is Still Underperforming

Nintendo posted its annual earnings release this morning as its fiscal year ended in March. The results are not pretty for the Wii U, but the 3DS is still going strong. Nintendo announced today that the Wii U has sold …

Twitter Two-Step Verification Finally on the Horizon [REPORT] Twitter Two-Step Verification Finally on the Horizon [REPORT]
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Following Tuesday’s hack of the AP’s Twitter account that temporarily tanked the stock market and showed just how powerful a false tweet can be, Twitter is looking to slowly roll out two-step verification to some users. According to Wired, Twitter …

14-Year Old Burger Defies Science
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A 14-year old hamburger has refused to comply with what we know of decomposition, according to a man in Utah. David Whipple says he bought a burger with pickles, mustard, and ketchup from McDonald’s in July of 1999 to use …

Google Taps Donald And Daisy Duck For Cybersafety Education Google Taps Donald And Daisy Duck For Cybersafety Education

Google teamed up with industry associations and public and private partners, including Disney, apparently, to produce 300,000 copies of a special edition of Donald Duck magazine in Norway. The issue focuses on cybersafety, and features Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch Delayed on T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch Delayed on T-Mobile

It turns out that T-Mobile‘s early launch of Samsung‘s Galaxy S4 really was too good to be true. T-Mobile had originally announced that Samsung’s latest flagship Android device would be hitting its online store on April 24 – two days …

AP Twitter Account Back Up Following Hack AP Twitter Account Back Up Following Hack

After being down for over 20 hours following a hack, the Associated Press’ Twitter account is now back up and running. “Thank you for your patience,” tweeted the @AP account early Wednesday morning. Yesterday, around 1 pm ET, the @AP …

Dwayne Johnson: Emergency Surgery Needed After Fight

Dwayne Johnson, better known to most as “The Rock”, had to undergo emergency surgery after his April 7th wrestling match against John Cena. Johnson suffered torn abdomen and abductor muscles during the match, which he lost, but the 40-year old …

Looking For A Cheap Linux Board? Try The BeagleBone Black Looking For A Cheap Linux Board? Try The BeagleBone Black

Linux can run on just about anything. That’s why projects like the $25 Raspberry Pi are so exciting. Just about anybody can now own a Linux PC and start writing code. Of course, some may want something a bit more …

Apple’s WWDC Kicks Off June 10th, To Focus on ‘Future of iOS and OS X’ Apple’s WWDC Kicks Off June 10th, To Focus on ‘Future of iOS and OS X’

Apple has just announced that it’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference will begin this year on June 10th and run through June 14th. It’ll take place at San francisco’s Moscone West. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, April 25th, at 10 am …

13 Officers Indicted In Prison Drug Gang Scheme
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13 female state prison guards have been indicted on charges of federal racketeering after it was discovered that they were all aiding prisoners in drug trafficking and money laundering in Baltimore. The guards used their position of power to help …

Here’s A Meat-And-Olive Ndamukong Suh (And A BBQ Chicken Jarvis Jones)

You know those Subway commercials with all the athletes? Did you know that when you’re one of Subway’s athletes, you get a sandwich bust in your likeness? Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones is the latest to enter into this tradition. Detroit …

Sharon Osbourne ‘Devastated’ by Ozzy’s Drinking, Drug Use

Earlier this month, Ozzy Osbourne took to his Facebook page to clear up a myriad of rumors that had begun circulating about his family. Osbourne admitted that for the last year and a half he has relapsed, drinking and doing …

Facebook Tests Green Dot Chat Indicator Directly In News Feed [UPDATED] Facebook Tests Green Dot Chat Indicator Directly In News Feed [UPDATED]

Facebook is testing a new way to let users know which of their friends are online and available for chat. We’ve seen some version of this indicator all over the place for years, but the newest home for Facebook’s green …

6.4 Earthquake Rocks Papua New Guinea 6.4 Earthquake Rocks Papua New Guinea

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale has hit Papua New Guinea, but officials say it didn’t trigger a tsunami. Residents of Hawaii were tense after the quake, as the threat of tsunami affects them as well; however, no …

Google Honors Internet Pioneer Danny Cohen Google Honors Internet Pioneer Danny Cohen

Google uploaded a new video to its Tech Talks YouTube channel: a Festschrift honoring internet pioneer, Danny Cohen. It lasts for nearly three and a half hours, and consists of numerous Internet hall of fame inductees (including Google’s own Vint …