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Nintendo Improves Wii U System Load Times In April Update

One of the major complaints of the Wii U is that the load times between menus takes far too long. This is most apparent when a player returns to the home menu. In its April firmware update, Nintendo is hoping …

Serial Killer: Head Newly Linked to Joel Rifkin

Many murders go unsolved, and many murderers are reluctant to reveal the extent of their crimes, even when they have no hope of being released from prison. This week, New York police have revealed that a severed head found in …

Google Street View Takes You to Abandoned Fukushima Town of Namie-machi Google Street View Takes You to Abandoned Fukushima Town of Namie-machi

Google is announcing another batch of fresh Street View imagery, this time coming from Japan. More specifically, Namie-machi, a small city in Fukushima Prefecture that’s in the Fukushima exclusion zone. That means that although years have passed since the nuclear …

Will Google Offer A ‘Brain Interface’ Within The Next Ten Years? Will Google Offer A ‘Brain Interface’ Within The Next Ten Years?
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Google put out a new Webmaster Help video today, though this one doesn’t really do much to help webmasters. It’s simply Matt Cutt responding to the question: Where do you see Google search 10 years down the road? An interesting …

Amazon Plans To Launch Kindle Phone In Q2 2013 [Rumor] Amazon Plans To Launch Kindle Phone In Q2 2013 [Rumor]

We can probably expect a new Kindle tablet or eReader this year, but we can’t be so sure about a Kindle Phone. A few rumors have pointed to the company working on such a device, but there’s been nothing concrete …

SAP Launches Set Of Of New ERP Rapid-Deployment Solutions SAP Launches Set Of Of New ERP Rapid-Deployment Solutions

SAP announced the launch of some new ERP rapid-deployment apps this week. These would be the SAP ERP for Finance and Controlling, SAP ERP for Manufacturing and SAP ERP for Trading solutions. The company says they will deliver speed and …

Facebook Trails Only Email and Web Browsing in New Mobile Use Survey Facebook Trails Only Email and Web Browsing in New Mobile Use Survey

A new IDC Research report, sponsored by Facebook, looks at the various ways in which people are using their mobile devices during a typical week. The study, which looked at the mobile habits of nearly 7,500 18-44-year-olds over the course …

Bill O’Reilly: Gay Marriage Supporters Have a “Compelling Argument”
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For the second day in a row, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case involving gay marriage. While the issue has predictably come to the fore on social media, it has also become a big topic of …

Facebook’s Mobile App Install Ads Can Now Target Specific Versions Of iOS, Android Facebook’s Mobile App Install Ads Can Now Target Specific Versions Of iOS, Android

In October of last year, Facebook unveiled mobile app install ads. These ads allowed app makers to go directly after mobile users by directing them to their Google Play or Apple Appstore pages. Now Facebook is giving advertisers and app …

Facebook Seems To Be Having Some Notification Issues Facebook Seems To Be Having Some Notification Issues
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A lot of people are complaining about issues with Facebook notifications. Specifically, some users of Facebook’s Messenger app are having problems. We’re seeing complaints that people using the app are getting notifications for old messages. One user of the iOS …

FBI UFO Memo is the Agency’s Most-Requested

The FBI revealed this week in a blog post that an agency memo referring to “flying saucers” is the most-requested file in the FBI vault. The memo is dated March 22, 1950 and was written by the FBI’s Washington, D.C. …

GDC 2013: The Phantom Pain Revealed To Be Metal Gear Solid V

At last year’s Video Game Awards, a title called The Phantom Pain from Moby Dick Games was revealed. Within minutes of being shown, the Internet was convinced that it was Metal Gear Solid V. Since then, all manner of conspiracy …

Google: That Paid Links Thing Goes For Google News Too Google: That Paid Links Thing Goes For Google News Too

After the whole Interflora paid links fiasco, Google took to its Webmaster Central blog to remind webmasters about the no-nos of paid links and advertorials. Today, Google took to the Google News blog to remind bloggers and publishers that the …

Baby Born 15 Pounds, 7 Ounces in the U.K.
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A woman in the U.K. has reportedly given birth to a humongous baby more than twice the size of a normal infant. According to a BBC News report, Jade King of Bristol gave birth last month to a baby George. …

Now Even Beer Ads Are Making Fun of Apple Fanboys Now Even Beer Ads Are Making Fun of Apple Fanboys

Well, cider ads to be more precise. Less apps, more apples. That’s the tagline for Somersby Cider, the new cider brand from Carlsberg, who just released the beverage’s first U.K. advert. In it, fans eagerly await the opening of a …

Mozilla and Epic Games Bring Unreal Engine 3 To The Web Mozilla and Epic Games Bring Unreal Engine 3 To The Web

For the longest time, HTML5 was far behind Flash in terms of game development as it didn’t offer a native experience. Mozilla and others have been bridging that gap over the last year, however, and the non-profit’s latest move inspires …

Gmail for iOS Gets Swipeable Messages, New Edit Mode Gmail for iOS Gets Swipeable Messages, New Edit Mode
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Google has just launched version 2.1 of their Gmail for iOS app and it comes with two really nice improvements. First, you can now swipe to view messages, meaning that you don’t have to navigate back to the inbox. The …

Google Translate For Android Gets Offline Support Google Translate For Android Gets Offline Support

Google just announced the launch of offline language packages for Google Translate for Android. With the feature, you don’t need an Internet connection to translate your way out of a jam. If you open the app, and select “offline languages” …

Mobli Gives You A Shot At $100K For Ditching Instagram, Taunts Facebook Mobli Gives You A Shot At $100K For Ditching Instagram, Taunts Facebook

Lance Armstrong-backed photo sharing service Mobli is giving people a chance to win $100,000 by giving up Instagram. The company has just kicked off a campaign called #mylastinstagram, complete with a new site at MyLastInstagram.com. Users are encouraged to download …

Doritos Locos Tacos Chips Coming to Stores in April
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Frito Lay seems to have discovered that its customers apparently enjoy tacos as well. Earlier this month, Taco Bell debuted its cool ranch Doritos-flavored Locos Tacos, continuing its Locos Tacos success. This week, Frito Lay announced that Doritos Locos Tacos …

Make Your Own Ouya Console Case With A 3D Printer

One of the more interesting things about the Ouya game console is that its completely open source, including its design. To help things along, 3D printer owners will soon be able to print their own console cases. At the Game …

Bill Gates’ Condom Contest Gets the NMA Treatment
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As previously reported, the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation is looking for new innovations in the new round of their “Grand Challenges Explorations” initiative. One of these contests is for a $100,000 grant to develop a better condom, you know, …

Google Maps Gets More Live Transit Info In Certain Areas Google Maps Gets More Live Transit Info In Certain Areas

Google has added live transit information to more cities on Google maps. Users can now access live departure times for seven lines on the New York City subway system (MTA) and buses and trams in the greater Salt Lake City …

Judge Judy’s Son Accused of Influencing Child Rape Case
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Judge Judy certainly hasn’t let her legal career get in the way of motherhood. Judith Scheindlin (her real name) has seven children and 12 grandchildren. At least one of those children has followed in their mother’s footsteps and entered the …