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SOPA And PIPA Are Not Coming Back SOPA And PIPA Are Not Coming Back

SOPA and PIPA were a major threat to the Internet. Only those in the entertainment industry denied the claim as they pushed for stricter control of the Internet. The two bills eventually spurred the single largest Internet protest as countless …

Google Acquires Facial Recognition And Augmented Reality Company Viewdle Google Acquires Facial Recognition And Augmented Reality Company Viewdle
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Update: All Things D is sharing a statement from the company indicating that Google’s Motorola Mobility has indeed acquired Viewdle, under undisclosed terms: “Motorola Mobility today announced that it has acquired Viewdle, a leading imaging & gesture recognition company,” a …

Google Maps Street View Comes To Mobile Browser So iOS Users Have Access Google Maps Street View Comes To Mobile Browser So iOS Users Have Access
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Google announced today that it has added its Street View feature to Google Maps from the mobile browser. This means that iOS users who lost their beloved Maps app in favor of Apple’s newer, much criticized rendition, can once again …

Presidential Debate In Denver Was Most Tweeted-About Event In U.S. Politics Presidential Debate In Denver Was Most Tweeted-About Event In U.S. Politics
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Twitter announced early Thursday morning that Wednesday night’s presidential debate in Denver was the most tweeted-about event in U.S. politics. There were over 10 million tweets during the debate, according to the company. “The topic of tonight’s presidential debate was …

Rihanna And Chris Brown Take In Jay-Z Concert

Rihanna and Chris Brown have been spotted together a couple of times recently, and though rumors will always fly about the couple no matter what they do, fans are concerned that they really are back together despite the fact that …

Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic Games

Epic Games today announced that Cliff Bleszinski, design director for the game development studio, has left his position with Epic. Bleszinski has been a part of Epic for over two decades, and has been the public face of the company …

Facebook SDK For iOS Updated To Version 3.1.1 Facebook SDK For iOS Updated To Version 3.1.1

Facebook recently updated its iOS SDK to version 3.1 to take advantage of iOS 6. The update brought a number of other features, but there’s still much work to be done. Facebook now has a smaller update available that you’ll …

Facebook Now Has A Billion Active Users, Zuckerberg Compares It To Chairs Facebook Now Has A Billion Active Users, Zuckerberg Compares It To Chairs

Facebook announced this morning that it reached 1 billion monthly active users on September 14 at 12:45 PM Pacific time. CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a message this morning, saying, “This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook …

Google Launches Google Wallet For Web Content Google Launches Google Wallet For Web Content
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Update: Google has officially launched this product now. You can check it out here. It looks like Google has again let some news slip a little earlier than intended. A blog post on Google’s Commerce blog came through the RSS …

Romney Vs. Big Bird: Why The Internet Blew Up
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During last night’s presidential debate, Governor Mitt Romney made a small comment about Sesame Street character Big Bird that might have gone unnoticed, except for the millions of people watching who support educational television. “I’m going to stop the subsidy …

Google: By The Way, A Panda Update Is Rolling Out Alongside The EMD Update Google: By The Way, A Panda Update Is Rolling Out Alongside The EMD Update
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Last Friday, Google announced the EMD update. It was billed as a small and minor update, but the effects seemed to be fairly large, with many webmasters claiming to have been hit. Google’s Matt Cutts made it a point to …

R. B. Greaves Dies at 68, “Take a Letter Maria” Singer
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If you are a fan of classic soul music, I am sure you have heard of the song “Take a Letter Maria,” sung by the artist R.B. Greaves. Unfortunately, this talented artist passed away this past Thursday (September 27th, 2012). …

The Internet Is Incredibly Convenient, But At What Cost? The Internet Is Incredibly Convenient, But At What Cost?

The Internet has made a lot of old daily routines obsolete. Reading the newspaper in the morning has been replaced by online news. Going to the bookstore to grab the new best seller has been replaced by a digital download …

Paul Ryan Contemplates New Band Names in the Latest Bad Lip Reading
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About every couple of weeks, YouTube users can expect another installment of Bad Lip Reading, the hilarious series that redubs popular videos with nonsensical, oftentimes irreverent words – of course, based on the target’s lip reading. Well, it’s that time …

Mars Rover Curiosity is Now Using Foursquare
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NASA today announced that the Mars rover Curiosity has begun using Foursquare to “check in” on Mars. Curiosity checked-in from Gale Crater earlier today, marking the first check-in on another planet. Foursquare users can follow the rover’s progress and see …

Batman Charged With Obstructing Police
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Batman may just want to be helpful, but not everyone wants his help. 33-year old Mark Wayne Williams was arrested over the weekend for obstructing a police investigation after he tried to assist Michigan police in finding a driver who …

Hubble Constant More Accurately Measured by Astronomers
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Astronomers have used NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope to obtain the most precise measurement yet of the Hubble constant, which is the rate at which the universe is expanding. The Hubble constant is named for Edwin Hubble, the astronomer who discovered …

YouTube Upgrades Its Content ID System YouTube Upgrades Its Content ID System

YouTube’s Content ID system has drawn the ire from plenty of Internet users. Important moments in history have been ruined thanks to the trigger happy ID matching program that seems to serve content curators over users. This year alone has …

The Expendables, Ctrl-Z, and the Debates

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Vick Has Blown $30 Million, But Responsibly
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NFL player Michael Vick garnered a lot of hatred, backlash, and damage to his reputation when it was revealed in 2007 that he was involved in an illegal dog-fighting ring. He later plead guilty to felony charges and spent 21 …

The Latest In The Google And Apple Maps Saga The Latest In The Google And Apple Maps Saga

Here we are two full weeks after the release of iOS 6, and the Apple/Google Maps drama continues to permeate the headlines. In case you haven’t kept a close eye on all of the latest, allow me to provide a …

Samsung Might Want To Lose To Apple More Often Samsung Might Want To Lose To Apple More Often
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Samsung, at least in the US, has seen a shortage of good news. The company ended August by losing a massive patent lawsuit, and now Apple wants to have some of their devices banned from sale. They aren’t letting a …

New Hitman: Absolution Trailer is Full of Death
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Another week is here, and another Hitman: Absolution trailer is here. Fresh off their trailer series featuring the bad guys of the game, Square Enix today released the first in a series of trailers that will show off the options …

Mars Rover Joins Foursquare, Checks-in at Gale Crater Mars Rover Joins Foursquare, Checks-in at Gale Crater

Having checked-in at nearly every place on Earth, it’s about time Foursquare users have moved on to another planet. But in order to do this, the social network needed a brand new member. Luckily, the Mars rover Curiosity has obliged. …