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Minecraft Pocket Edition Version 0.6.0 Should Be Out Soon
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It was reported last week that Mojang was working on a smaller update for Minecraft Pocket Edition that would add a few new features, but its main purpose would be to address a few bugs. Plans change, however, and Mojang …

Cat With Eyebrows Gains Thousands Of Instagram Followers
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“Cat with eyebrows” is exactly what is sounds like: an adorable white cat with eyebrow-like markings on his forehead. And while that’s pretty much his sole claim to fame, Sam the cat has garnered thousands of Instagram followers…almost 6,500, to …

Amazon Launches Elastic Transcoder In Beta Amazon Launches Elastic Transcoder In Beta

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Elastic Transcoder for Amazon Web Services for transcoding video files between different digital media formats. You can use the service, which Amazon says is highly scalable, to convert video files from their source format …

UK Government To Make Major Investment In Oracle ERP UK Government To Make Major Investment In Oracle ERP

The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) will invest somewhere between £250 and £750 million in an Oracle shared services ERP platform, which will reportedly be opened up to other government departments. This is a consolidation effort, to get things …

Google May Soon Get Better For B2B Sales Google May Soon Get Better For B2B Sales
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Google may soon become a better tool for businesses who sell products for other businesses. Google has a new product in beta called Google Shopping For Suppliers, which is essentially a B2B version of Google Shopping. Do you think the …

Microsoft Office And Its XML-Based Formats Microsoft Office And Its XML-Based Formats

This week, Microsoft launched Office 15 and Office 365 for Windows 8. As Zach Walton writes: The traditional Office 15 will come in multiple flavors depending on the user’s needs. The three versions available include Office Home & Student 2013, …

New Fire Emblem: Awakening Trailer Details Character Progression

All RPGs feature character progression to an extent. Modern RPGs have been streamlining progression, however, as more and more players don’t want to deal with the number crunching and item management involved. One stalwart against this trend of simplification is …

Crysis 3 Multiplayer Beta Starts Today
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As promised last week, EA and Crytek today released the multiplayer beta for Crysis 3. The beta is available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The beta includes two different team-based multiplayer modes – Hunter and Crash-Site. Hunter …

CleanIT Gets Rid Of Browser Surveillance, Opts For Terrorism Button In Browsers CleanIT Gets Rid Of Browser Surveillance, Opts For Terrorism Button In Browsers

In September of last year, we brought you word that the European Union was working on a proposal called CleanIT to stop the spread of terroristic content online. The plan called for a number of outlandish proposals such as browser-level …

Google Voices Support For ‘High-Skilled Immigration Reform’ Google Voices Support For ‘High-Skilled Immigration Reform’
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Google took to its public policy blog today to make sure everyone (including governments) know where it stands when it comes to immigration in the United States. The company has discussed this topic in the past on its official blog, …

Chris Brown: Jesus Painting/Comparisons Draw Ire

Chris Brown has landed himself in the headlines once again for violence, this time after an altercation with fellow entertainer Frank Ocean. “Deputies talked to witnesses who stated that Chris Brown and the victim were involved in an altercation over …

Amazon Net Income Down 45% Year-Over-Year Amazon Net Income Down 45% Year-Over-Year

Amazon announced its Q4 earnings today, which included a 22% increase in net sales, but a 45% decrease in net income, year-over-year for the quarter. The company’s numbers disappointed Wall Street analysts. CEO Jeff Bezos said, “We’re now seeing the …

Gangnam Style Flip Book Is Cool Enough to Overcome Fact That It’s About Gangnam Style

I don’t know if Gangnam Style is completely dead yet. I’m not even going to comment on whether or not it should be. I don’t care if PSY said some anti-American crap one time. I also don’t care that this …

Girl Found Locked In Cage So Family Could See Movie
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An 8-year old girl with a developmental disability was found locked in a cage inside her family’s New Mexico home, police say. The girl–who suffers from microcephaly–was found after her caregivers, Cindy Patriarchias and Edmond Gonzales, took Patriarchias’ three children …

SLAYER, BASSHOLE, LOLWTF, and Other Banned Vanity Plates
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Well this is just hilarious. Government Attic has been hard at work open-records-requesting states across our great country to divulge their lists of banned license plates. And it’s just as much fun as you would imagine. Many states have caught …

Epic Citadel Shows What Android Can Do With Unreal Engine 3
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Very few Android games could be classified as technical marvels. You could argue the same for iOS, but the platform has at least received a number of technically impressive titles running on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3, including Epic Citadel. …

Samsung Buys NeuroLogica, a Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturer Samsung Buys NeuroLogica, a Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturer
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Samsung Electronics America this week announced that it has agreed to acquire NeuroLogica, a medical imaging equipment company. The company is most well-known for developing portable CT scanners. The price Samsung is paying for the company is unknown, as no …

Another Great Report For Google Product Listing Ads Another Great Report For Google Product Listing Ads

Google Shopping is turning out to be a hit for Google and for advertisers, it seems. We keep seeing report after report come out with nothing but positive data. Earlier this month, we looked at data from Kenshoo indicating that …

Facebook Police Make Sure You’re Using Facebook (and Suggest You Buy Stock)

Facebook reportedly lost 1.4 million U.S. users last month. Or, maybe they didn’t. Metrics can be a tricky thing. Even if Facebook lost roughly 1% of their user base, is it even a huge deal? Things like that fluctuate from …

Quora Optimizes Android App For Tablets Quora Optimizes Android App For Tablets
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Quora announced today that it has optimized its Android app for the tablet experience. “More and more, people read and write on Quora while on-the-go. Many people also love using tablets, making a unique Quora experience for tablets one of …

Firefox Flicks Challenges Filmmakers To Get Mobilized In 2013 Firefox Flicks Challenges Filmmakers To Get Mobilized In 2013
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Are you a filmmaker that happens to be a fan of Firefox? Do you want a chance to win a few thousand dollars? If so, you’ll definitely want to submit a film for the Firefox Flicks competition this year. Mozilla …

Comet-Like Ionosphere Seen on Venus

New observations of Venus have shown that the planet’s ionosphere on its night side resembles a comet’s tail. The observations were made by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express satellite. The ionosphere is the region of electrically charged gas …

Guy Builds Web Resume That Looks Like Amazon Product Page
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Well, this guy sure has an interesting resume – or CV or whatever you want to call it. Upon first glance, you probably wouldn’t even notice that this Amazon product page is actually a a giant advertisement for Philippe Dubost, …

Mindy McCready Denies Shooting Boyfriend To Death
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Mindy McCready, who was at one time a promising country music star, has battled so many demons in the past decade it’s hard to keep up with them all. In 2005, she suffered brutal abuse at the hands of her …