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Minecraft Isn’t as Fun With Real Physics

Minecraft has a strange way with physics. Players can certainly build complicated Rube Goldberg devices using the wonky physics in the game, but players can also ride waterfalls as if they were elevators. Oh, and things can hover in mid-air …

Time-Lapsed 3D Printer Yoda: When 900 Years Old You Reach, Look as Good You Will Not Time-Lapsed 3D Printer Yoda: When 900 Years Old You Reach, Look as Good You Will Not

Although George Lucas gave it his best shot at destroying the Star Wars legacy with those three bowel-baked prequels he dumped on the world, some aspects of the canon have managed to remain endearing to fans. Yoda would certainly be …

Nintendo Power Gloves Infused With Super Powers

The Nintendo Power glove was pretty useless, unless you had the ability to put it on and use it for other things like pretending you had the ability to play games with the glove. But you could also run around …

Jim Parsons Lends His Voice to Dreamworks’ Happy Smekday!
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Jim Parsons and Rihanna are joining forces for the upcoming Dreamworks animated science fiction flick “Happy Smekday!”, which is based on author Adam Rex’s best-selling children’s book “The True Meaning of Smekday”. The film marks the first big-screen animated feature …

Galaxy S III Bursts Into Flames In User’s Car Galaxy S III Bursts Into Flames In User’s Car
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There’s no doubt that Samsung’s new Galaxy S III is a popular gadget, despite not yet being available for many people in the U.S. and elsewhere. Indeed, you might even say it’s one of the hottest gadgets around right now. …

10 Google I/O Videos You Should Watch Ahead Of The Event 10 Google I/O Videos You Should Watch Ahead Of The Event

Google I/O goes down next week, and developers will get their hands on a plethora of juicy new Google-related sessions, news and APIs (possibly even some Jelly Bean action). We’re still hoping for some interesting news around Project Glass. Either …

Nielsen Says Younger Users Will Adopt 4G Networks Nielsen Says Younger Users Will Adopt 4G Networks

This probably comes as no surprise, but consumers under the age of 34 in the United States are the most likely to adopt 4G technology. From the first quarter in 2011 to the first quarter in 2012, the popularity of …

Oracle Founder Larry Ellison Purchases the Island of Lanai Oracle Founder Larry Ellison Purchases the Island of Lanai

Ever since news broke that self made billionaire David Murdock was selling his private Hawaiian island of Lanai, there has been a lot of speculation as to who the new owner would be. There were talks that a serious buyer …

Kim Dotcom Hangs Out With Steve Wozniak In New Zealand Kim Dotcom Hangs Out With Steve Wozniak In New Zealand

Kim Dotcom is fighting for his business, and more importantly, his livelihood right now. The U.S. has brought multiple charges of copyright infringement and other nasty crimes against the Megaupload founder. He must be going through a lot of stress …

Good Humor Shortage Causes Summertime Woes

The Good Humor shortage couldn’t have come at a worse time. As temperatures skyrocket across the Northeast, Americans are turning to such seasonal delights as lemonade and ice cream for sweet relief. Unfortunately for those of you with a hankering …

Rare Orange Lobsters Found Despite 1 In 10 Million Odds

In recent months, we’ve seen some rare things occur: the transit of venus, an annular solar eclipse, and not one but two super-rare types of lobsters wash up in fishing nets. I’ll admit, the stuff happening in space is a …

Microsoft Legitimizes Xbox 720 Leak With Takedown Notices
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When a 56-page document that appears to be Microsoft’s plans for its next-generation Xbox console was leaked online last week, many gamers immediately called it a fake. Titled “IEB (Interactive Entertainment Business) Roadmap,” the document also described an updated Kinect …

4G iPad Claims Cost Apple $2.3 Million In Australia 4G iPad Claims Cost Apple $2.3 Million In Australia
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Earlier this month we brought you news that Apple had agreed to pay a AU$2.25 million (US$2.28 million) fine for its marketing of the new iPad as a 4G capable device in Australia. The fine was part of a settlement …

Twitter to Aggressively Expand Advertising to Over 50 Countries Before the End of 2012 Twitter to Aggressively Expand Advertising to Over 50 Countries Before the End of 2012

Twitter has some mighty ambitious plans to bring promoted tweets and other advertising products to over 50 countries by the end of 2012. Western Europe and Latin America will be among the first to see their tweeters transformed into revenue …

Google Helps Save Bikya, Seneca, & More Endangered Languages Google Helps Save Bikya, Seneca, & More Endangered Languages

According to UNESCO, at least 43% of the estimated 6,000 languages spoken around the world are facing extinction, and that’s only including the languages they actually have data on. Many of these languages are in remote regions of the world …

Matt Groening: Digital Media Killed His Comic Strip

Matt Groening, creator of the hugely successful shows “The Simpsons” and “Futurama”, is seeing his comic strip of 30 years die off with print as digital media consumes the world of newspapers. The comic, “Life In Hell”, had a long …

Andrew Sarris, Influential Film Critic, Dead at 83
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Andrew Sarris, the man responsible for championing the “auteur theory” and a pioneer of the annual Top 10 films list, has passed away due to complications from an infection. He was 83. Inspired by his love of film, Sarris made …

Final Fantasy VII Coming To PC With Achievements, Cloud Saves

Final Fantasy VII is one of those games that everybody wants a remake of. It’s a classic that has stood the test of time in terms of gameplay and story, but the visuals have lost a lot of their luster. …

iPhone 5 Rumor: 19-Pin Mini Dock Connector Confirmed iPhone 5 Rumor: 19-Pin Mini Dock Connector Confirmed

One of the changes that’s been grinding around in the iPhone rumor mill for a few months now is a smaller dock connector. Back in May we brought you a story that the new iPhone would have a smaller dock …

Microsoft Surface Crashes Mid-Debut Microsoft Surface Crashes Mid-Debut
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It’s hard being Microsoft. Windows has had the stigma of software crashes associated with it for over nearly two decades now, and its blue screen of death has become iconic. The company has even tried to lighten up that blue …

Check Out This Potential Google Search Interface Check Out This Potential Google Search Interface
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As Google will often do, it is currently testing a new interface for its main search product. The experiment includes a top navigation style, eliminating the left panel completely. Every search option resides above the search results. Techno-Net discovered the …

LeRoy Neiman Dies; Sports Artist Was 91

LeRoy Neiman, who famously painted gorgeous, colorful portraits of sports figures, has died. He was 91 years old. Neiman painted other subjects, as well, but became known in the public eye as an artist for athletes after he was named …

Windows Phone 8 Unleashes a New Wave of Features Windows Phone 8 Unleashes a New Wave of Features

The Windows Phone Team is excited to bring us the new Windows Phone, number 8, as they so cleverly call it. They emphasize they are “resetting” their approach to mobile, whatever that means. Another point they emphasize is that Windows …

Facebook To Simplify Notification Opt-Outs Facebook To Simplify Notification Opt-Outs

Facebook users will soon have another way to control the flow of notifications they receive on a daily basis, and this one doesn’t even involve accessing a settings page – or even leaving your News Feed for that matter. On …