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Google Book Scans Get Unified With Web Search Google Book Scans Get Unified With Web Search

Google released its big list of 39 changes it made in May. One particularly interesting change deals with how Google handles results from the books it scans. The change says: Scoring and infrastructure improvements for Google Books pages in Universal …

Cronos – Play PS3 With Xbox Controller, Vice Versa

There is a good possibility that the game controller had at least some impact on your decision when selecting a console. They all feel different and have a an impact on how you play. RaptorFire is attempting to make that …

Boy Scouts Anti-Gay Policy is Here to Stay. For Now.
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Boy Scouts anti-gay policy was apparently on the verge of being permanently altered, which would have allowed gay men and women to become scout leaders. However, to clarify these rumors, the organization recently stated that their policy against homosexuals is …

Twitter Mobile Revenue Doing Better Than Web Twitter Mobile Revenue Doing Better Than Web

At time when Facebook’s potential to generate revenue from its mobile platform is largely uncertain, one of the company’s social media contemporaries seems to be doing just fine with the mobile market. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo told a group at …

Facebook Must Help Identify Trolls, Says UK Court Facebook Must Help Identify Trolls, Says UK Court

If you’re in the UK and are in the mood for some particularly malicious Facebook trolling, you might want to rethink your decision. That’s because there is now precedent for a court to order Facebook turn over everything they have …

Retina Display Apps Begin Hitting Mac App Store Retina Display Apps Begin Hitting Mac App Store

With Apple’s WWDC 2012 keynote a tantalizing four days away, recent rumors about the updates for Apple Mac line have gotten a major boost today. The centerpiece of those rumors is the MacBook Pro, iMac and MacBook Air would be …

Pinterest May Be Moving To San Francisco Pinterest May Be Moving To San Francisco

There’s a little sharing-site called Pinterest that’s been in the news a lot lately for various reasons, including their purported battle with Getty Images and their own users regarding copyrights. But a recent rumor, pretty much confirmed by TechCrunch yesterday, …

Google Autocomplete Is… (Improved) Google Autocomplete Is… (Improved)

Google put out its big list of algorithm changes for May, and 5 out of 39 of them are related to autocomplete predictions. From the sound of it, they’re the predictions are getting more useful, and there’s a lesser chance …

YouTube API Discussed In Latest Office Hours YouTube API Discussed In Latest Office Hours

It’s sometimes easy to forget that YouTube is part of the Google family of products. Good thing we have developer hangouts to remind us that the folks at Google are constantly improving the YouTube experience for developers who use the …

California Wolverine Photo Snapped by Hiker
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California wolverine: The headline opens itself to all sorts of geeky X-Men jokes, though I’ll do my best to refrain from such inherent silliness, as it’s simply too easy to abuse in this instance. Besides, the actual story is far …

LinkedIn Password Leak Caused No Unauthorized Access LinkedIn Password Leak Caused No Unauthorized Access

LinkedIn is trying hard to stay transparent in light of the LinkedIn password leak this week, in which more than 6.4 million passwords from the site were leaked to a online hash-cracking forum. The social network for professional networking responded …

Thomson Reuters Acquires Apsmart Thomson Reuters Acquires Apsmart
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This morning, Thomson Reuters announced that have definitive plans to acquire cutting-edge mobile platform, Apsmart, out of London. Apsmart is well known for their application designs on iOS and Android systems. They were actually responsible for the first Shazam app. …

Horace Mann School: Years Of Sexual Abuse Covered Up

According to one former student of the Horace Mann School in New York, several members of the faculty sexually abused teens over a span of at least sixteen years, and possibly more. Just as disturbing are the claims that even …

Facebook App Center Demands Quality From Developers Facebook App Center Demands Quality From Developers

Facebook’s App Center is now live. If you live in the United States, you can access it right now. There are over 600 apps at launch and it’s just going to get bigger from here on out. To help developers …

Facebook App Center Now Live For U.S. Users Facebook App Center Now Live For U.S. Users

As expected, Facebook officially launched their new App Center to the public on Thursday evening. The App Center is billed as the premier place to find Facebook-connected social apps for both mobile and the web. Facebook’s App Center launches with …

Google Expands Hacking Detection To Deeper Pages Google Expands Hacking Detection To Deeper Pages
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Google has released its big list of algorithm changes for the month of May. There are plenty of interesting changes of note, but the first one on the list is: Deeper detection of hacked pages. [launch codename “GPGB”, project codename “Page …

Charlie Sheen Rant: Staples Center Gives Him the Boot
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Charlie Sheen rant: Is anyone really surprised at this point when the former “Two and a Half Men” star completely blows his cool? Despite the fact that Sheen claims he regrets his actions following his infamous, widely-publicized meltdown, the actor …

Bob Welch Dead: Former Fleetwood Mac Member Committed Suicide
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Bob Welch, who played guitar and sang in early incarnations of the band Fleetwood Mac, was found dead in his Nashville home on Thursday by his wife. Welch apparently shot himself in the chest after leaving a suicide note. He …

FAA Taps Microsoft Office 365 to Jump Into the Cloud FAA Taps Microsoft Office 365 to Jump Into the Cloud
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The Federal Aviation Administration is following in the footsteps of its fellow government agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the states of California and Nebraska, and the cities of New York and San Francisco by choosing Microsoft’s Office 365 …

“iPad Nano” Revealed In Leaked Images? “iPad Nano” Revealed In Leaked Images?
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There’s been a lot of news lately about the recent leak of what appears to be a back plate meant for the new iPhone. Leaks like that are actually pretty common with Apple products – as production time nears, components …

BF3 Close Quarters Patch Pushed Through For PS3
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Anyone who either signed up for Premium service for Battlefield 3 on the Playstation 3 and hoped to play the expansion titled “Close Quarters” was in for a rude awakening because it was completely unplayable. Most got stuck in a …

Google Algorithm Gets More Freshness Tweaks Google Algorithm Gets More Freshness Tweaks
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Google finally released its big list of algorithm changes for the month of May. As it has in other recent months, Google made more adjustments to freshness signals. Here are the relevant changes from the list: Better detection of major …

LinkedIn Password Leak Brings Email Spam LinkedIn Password Leak Brings Email Spam

With more than 6.4 million LinkedIn passwords leaked onto a hash-cracking forum this week, there is no wonder that spammers will have a field day with the confusion it brought. Cameron Camp, a security researcher for the ESET cybersecurity software …

Nasdaq Scrutinized for Facebook IPO Investor Compensation Plan Nasdaq Scrutinized for Facebook IPO Investor Compensation Plan

Yesterday, Nasdaq announced it was finally making some reparations to investors who were effected by the mysterious computer glitch that plagued Facebook trading the morning of the IPO launch. You might recall, they set aside over $40 million in order …