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Fake Storm Photos From Hurricane Sandy Shouldn’t Get Too Far, Thanks To Social Media Fake Storm Photos From Hurricane Sandy Shouldn’t Get Too Far, Thanks To Social Media
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As you’ve no doubt seen, photos from Hurricane Sandy have flooded (no pun intended) the Internet on social media and photo sharing sites like Flickr and Instagram. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom told Poynter on Monday that there were 10 pictures …

Borderlands Legends Out For iPhone, iPad

It’s Halloween, and that means Gearbox and 2K Games have released the mobile version of the Borderlands franchise. Borderlands Legends is now available for iOS devices, and costs $5 for the iPhone or $7 for the iPad. The game features …

Windows 8 Is Already Bringing Out The Patent Trolls Windows 8 Is Already Bringing Out The Patent Trolls
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Every new technology brings with it the risk of patent litigation. It’s an unfortunate reality that we must face. Windows 8 may have a broken a record, however, as its already on the receiving end of patent litigation after being …

Deadly Craigslist Scheme: Teen Faces Life In Prison

Although 17-year old Brogan Rafferty says he only went along with the murder of three men because he was afraid for his life, a jury has found him guilty of aggravated murder; he will be tried as an adult. Rafferty …

Kickstarter Finally Goes Live for UK-Based Projects Kickstarter Finally Goes Live for UK-Based Projects

Back in July, crowdfunding site Kickstarter told everyone that they would soon open up in the UK, allowing the people in the region to launch projects on the site. Earlier this month, Kickstarter set October 31st as the official launch …

Happy Halloween! Google Doodle Query Hides Halloween Easter Egg Happy Halloween! Google Doodle Query Hides Halloween Easter Egg
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As reported on Tuesday, Google is running an interactive Halloween doodle on its homepage. It hit the other side of the world first, as usual, and today, it’s live here in these parts. You can read more about the nature …

Jeremy Lin Upsets Teammate With Text Message
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Jeremy Lin had nothing but the best of intentions when he texted a teammate who had just been traded to Oklahoma City, but the message–which read “Goodbye and good luck”–got sent to someone else instead, causing a moment of panic. …

Mars Rover Curiosity’s First Mineralogy Analysis Shows Basaltic-Like Soil
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NASA today announced the results of Mars rover Curiosity’s initial analysis of the soil it has been scooping now for weeks. The results show that the Martian soil around the “Rocknest” area resembles weathered basaltic soils of volcanic origin in …

Twitter Is Building Its Own Official Windows 8 App Twitter Is Building Its Own Official Windows 8 App

Over the past week, Microsoft has made it clear that Windows 8 is built around the individual. The sentiment was even stronger during its Windows Phone 8 event. Part of appealing to the individual is a strong connection with social …

Facebook Allows Advertisers to Target by OS, Device Facebook Allows Advertisers to Target by OS, Device

If your business makes trendy iPad covers, it would make sense that you spend most of your advertising dollars on customers with iPads, right? Or maybe market research has shown that your restaurant is really popular with Android users, but …

Donald Trump Gives Obama An Extension
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Donald Trump announced last week that he would give $5 million to the charity of President Obama’s choice if he would release his college and passport records to the public by a certain time today. However, due to the immense …

How Much Does Klout Score Matter? How Much Does Klout Score Matter?
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“While you may abhor the idea of a company like Klout judging or grading you on a daily basis, it’s already happening and companies are paying attention, so we shouldn’t just ignore this trend.” That’s a quote from the book …

Can Bing Now Lure More Searches Away From Google? Can Bing Now Lure More Searches Away From Google?
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October has been a huge month for Microsoft, and it’s going to be interesting to see how the company’s new products and implementations inspire Bing use. Is Bing poised to make a bigger dent in Google’s share of the search …

If You Don’t Dream, You’re Probably A Little Crazy
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We all need sleep. Most of us love nothing more than sliding between soft sheets at the end of a long day, flipping the pillow over to the cool side, and heading to dreamland. But sleep is largely a mystery, …

Google Art Project Now Has 35,000 Works Of Art Google Art Project Now Has 35,000 Works Of Art

Google announced that it has added 29 new art organizations from 14 countries to its Google Art Project, which makes paintings, sculptures, street art, and photographs viewable online. These include the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Art Gallery Of South Australia, …

Skinny Jeans, Star Wars, and Sandy
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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 …

Presidential Polls: Hurricane Sandy Could Impact Election
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President Obama has consistently had at least a slight lead in most of the polls so far, but that could change with the effects of Hurricane Sandy charging down the Eastern seaboard, which holds several key states for him in …

Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Star Wars Episode 7 Coming in 2015
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This is real. All the information that follows (except the speculative final paragraph) comes from a Disney statement released this afternoon. The Walt Disney Company today announced that it will acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. from George Lucas, who owns the entirety …

Microsoft Launches Windows Phone 8 Developer Platform Microsoft Launches Windows Phone 8 Developer Platform

Since early September, Microsoft has opened the Windows Phone 8 SDK to a small number of developers. Some indie developers, who had already signed up for MSDN, felt they were being snubbed when the SDK wasn’t made available to them. …

New App Makes Facebook Creeping for Bikini Pics a Hell of a lot Easier New App Makes Facebook Creeping for Bikini Pics a Hell of a lot Easier

Is it possible for an app to rest in a moral grey area and also be an incredibly effective time-saver? If that interesting combination exists, it exists inside a new app called Badabing! What Badabing promises is simple. “Have you …

iPhone, Android Embraced at Department of Defense iPhone, Android Embraced at Department of Defense

In yet another blow to RIM’s formerly solid hold on security-minded enterprise and government clients, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) will soon allow some employees to use iOS and Android devices in the course of their duties. The Washington …

Matt Cutts Talks Quality Raters’ Impact On Algorithms, Says Guidelines May Be Made Public Matt Cutts Talks Quality Raters’ Impact On Algorithms, Says Guidelines May Be Made Public
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While it has been known that Google’s “quality raters” (the people who judge sets of search results behind the scenes) don’t directly influence Google’s algorithms, there is still a misconception out there to the contrary. Nobody at Google (as far …

Four Million People Upgraded To Windows 8 Over The Weekend Four Million People Upgraded To Windows 8 Over The Weekend

Windows 8 launched last Friday, and there was some concern that it wouldn’t immediately sell. Some were content with Windows 7 while others didn’t even know Windows 8 existed. It seems that those fears may have been unfounded as Microsoft …

Yelp Adds Restaurant Menus With User-Uploaded Photos Yelp Adds Restaurant Menus With User-Uploaded Photos

Yelp is rolling out a new Menus feature, which compiles visual menus along with Yelp reviews and user-uploaded food pictures. These will be accessible from business pages, on the website and the Yelp app. You can find them under “Explore …