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Amazon’s New Kindle Paperwhite Ad Is Making People on the Internet Argue Amazon’s New Kindle Paperwhite Ad Is Making People on the Internet Argue
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Amazon’s new ad for the Kindle Paperwhite is the backdrop to a flame war on YouTube. Let’s see if you can figure out why. “I’m throwing away my kindle. I cannot believe they included a straight couple in this commercial. …

Monster Goldfish Found Breeding In Lake Tahoe

Monster goldfish have been found in Lake Tahoe, and as benign as that sounds, researchers say the creatures could pose a threat to the other aquatic life there. While looking for invasive wildlife in the lake, researcher Christine Ngai was …

Don’t Have Time For The 2 Hour PS4 Reveal? Watch This 3 Minute Abridged Version Instead

The PS4 reveal was an exercise in patience. There was far too much talking, and not enough showing. That being said, you still might want to watch it. Before you make that mistake, check out VideoGamer’s excellent three minute abridged …

Angry Birds Harlem Shake Video Proves This Meme Needs to Die

Following on the heels of Groupon, Google, Facebook, and even Nintendo, Angry Birds developer Rovio has released its own “Harlem Shake” video. Not only has Rovio released a Harlem Shake video, but it appears to take place outside during the …

Stop What You’re Doing and Watch Bubbles Pop in Slow Motion

Seriously. Life can be stressful. Unless you’re actively saving someone’s life, your job isn’t so important that you can’t take a three-minute break. This is cool, and relaxing, and mesmerizing, and all of those other types of adjectives. [via TheSlowmoGuys]

Robot Blackjack Dealers Will Always Stack The Deck Against You Robot Blackjack Dealers Will Always Stack The Deck Against You

I love and hate Blackjack. The simplicity of the game means I can actually understand the rules, but the game is always stacked against the players in favor of the dealer. Now a robotics company is removing the last defense …

Amazon Launches Shopping App For Canadian Customers Amazon Launches Shopping App For Canadian Customers

Amazon.ca has launched a new Shopping app for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. The app is presumably like its American counterpart. “We are excited to further enhance the customer shopping experience in Canada,” said Sam Hall, VP of Mobile …

Mass Effect 3′s Final DLC Announced

Nearly one year out from the release of Mass Effect 3, EA and BioWare have announced the final DLC installments for the Mass Effect Trilogy. Two new add-ons, Mass Effect 3: Reckoning and Mass Effect 3: Citadel will be coming …

Google Ups Its Cloud Platform Support Game Google Ups Its Cloud Platform Support Game

Google announced the launch of a new set of support packages for services on the Google Cloud Platform today. These cover App Engine, Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, Cloud SQL, BigQuery, etc. “While you can go to Stack Overflow or Google …

Twitter Goes DMARC To Fight Phishing Twitter Goes DMARC To Fight Phishing

Over a year ago, fifteen major companies joined forces to create DMARC, a “technical working group” to develop antiphishing standards. The companies were: Google, Facebook, LinkedIn AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo, PayPal (eBay), Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, American Greetings, Agari, Cloudmark, …

Google Makes Chromebook Pixel Official, Costs $1,299 Google Makes Chromebook Pixel Official, Costs $1,299

Last month, a leaked video teased that Google was working on something called Chromebook Pixel. It was reportedly a high-powered Chromebook with a 2560×1700 display that would rival Apple’s own retina display MacBooks. Now Google has made it officially known …

Meet Eddie, the Slam-Dunking Sea Otter

Eddie the geriatric sea otter, other than being really cute, also likes to play a bit of basketball. The Oregon Zoo had to find some way to get Eddie to work those arthritic elbows, and they thought what better way …

Seafood Mislabeled 33% of the Time in the U.S., Shows Study

A new study by ocean conservation group Oceana has shown that one-third of the seafood sold in the U.S. could be mislabeled. Many of the mislabeled sea food products were a different type of fish than what was put on …

Flickr for iOS Gets Faster Uploading, Tagging, and More Flickr for iOS Gets Faster Uploading, Tagging, and More

Flickr’s iOS app has just received an update that includes an array of new features as well as the general “making it faster” claim. First up, Flickr photo uploading is now faster: Uploads from the Flickr app are much faster. …

Landlord Whipped Tenant For Being Late On Rent
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As many of us enter the adult world of car insurance and rent, we sometimes find ourselves lacking in funds and get behind on bills. It happens to the best of us, no matter how responsible we try to be. …

Experts Say Congress Is Unprepared For A Cyberattack Experts Say Congress Is Unprepared For A Cyberattack
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President Obama introduced an executive order last week that intended to help protect the nation’s infrastructure from cyber attacks. It’s similar to CISPA in that it increases information sharing between government and private corporations, but thankfully lacks the privacy infringing …

Facebook Ready For Google Glass, Zuck Talks To Brin [Report] Facebook Ready For Google Glass, Zuck Talks To Brin [Report]
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google co-founder Sergey Brin (along with Priscilla Chan, Anne Wojcicki and Yuri Milner) announced a $3 million prize for medical reasearch on Wednesday. That was the big story. Behind the scenes, another story was transpiring. …

PlayStation Announcement: Watch Dogs Confirmed For PlayStation 4
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Last night’s announcement of the PlayStation 4 console, to Sony’s credit, focused largely on games. The next games in established franchises such as Killzone were announced right alongside new IPs such as Knack. When the third party publishers began to …

You Probably Shouldn’t Continue To Have Sex With A Dog When The Police Show Up
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No matter what you’re doing, it’s a pretty good idea to stop doing it when the police show up. One young woman from Las Vegas apparently didn’t get the memo. The local CBS affiliate in Las Vegas reports that Kara …

Lou Myers Dies: “A Different World” Actor Was 77

Lou Myers, who played gruff but lovable Mr. Gaines on “A Different World”, has died. He was 77 years old. Myers also appeared on “The Cosby Show”–from which “A Different World” was spun off–and often credited Bill Cosby with helping …

Google Shopping Rolls Out In More Countries Google Shopping Rolls Out In More Countries
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Google announced in November that it was rolling out the new Google Shopping experience to the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Brazil, Australia and Switzerland. Today, the company says the transition in these countries just began on …

KFC Employee Fired After Mashed Potato-Licking Photos Hit Facebook
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A KFC employee has been canned after Facebook photos showed her licking a large heap of the fast food restaurant’s mashed potatoes. The photos in question were brought to the attention of WJHL in Johnson City, Tennessee. They posted the …

Vegas Strip Shooting Ends In Fiery Crash; 3 Dead

A shootout on the Vegas Strip turned deadly for a driver and two innocent people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time early Thursday morning. Vegas police say a suspect in a black Range Rover began shooting …

PlayStation 4 Announcement: Relive the Opening Moments

Sony’s PlayStation 4 unveiling was over two hours long, and if you stayed up for the entire thing you might have forgotten how it began. The meeting began right on time and opened with a video montage featuring fast-cuts Sony …