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Google Algorithm Changes: Seriously, Is Google Not Sharing Them Anymore? [Updated] Google Algorithm Changes: Seriously, Is Google Not Sharing Them Anymore? [Updated]
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Update: Google has finally released the lists. I guess the “transparency” continues. In “Google Algorithm Changes For June: What’s On The List?” I pointed out that Google, by the end of July, had still not provided its monthly list of …

Microsoft Defends Windows 8 Gaming
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It says a lot about Windows 8 that Microsoft finds itself in the position of having to defend its newest desktop operating system. Aside from the criticisms leveled against the OS from desktop users who use their PC for work …

Twitter’s Been Buzzing About the Olympics [INFOGRAPHIC] Twitter’s Been Buzzing About the Olympics [INFOGRAPHIC]

During the Olympic games, there’s a good chance that somewhere, on some channel, there’s some coverage nearly all day long. The Olympic games are also a popular global event with a lot of built-in drama. Couple all of that with …

Google Announces Improvements To Mobile Quick Answer Results Google Announces Improvements To Mobile Quick Answer Results

Google announced today that it is adding some improvements to some of the quick answers-style search results it gives users, across a variety of subject areas. “Today when you search on mobile or tablet, you’ll see some more improvements in …

Bruce Willis Can’t Save The World From A Giant Asteroid
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I won’t go into why I absolutely despise the film Armageddon. It just never did anything for me and it made me realize at a young age that Steven Tyler should never do rock ballads. Despite the film’s weaknesses, it …

This Amazing Time-Lapse Takes Us Through 30 Days and 30 Nights in New Zealand

Many of my travel-savvy friends have told me that New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Having never been myself, I can only take their word on it. But the fact that the Lord of the …

Facebook First Amendment Rights According To The ACLU Facebook First Amendment Rights According To The ACLU
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Back in May, a federal judge ruled that a Facebook “like” is not considered speech that can be protected by the First Amendment. You can read more background on the story here, but basically, a man (Deputy Sheriff Daniel Ray …

Martin Scorsese Siri Ad Gets Another Parody (Funny Or Die Style) Martin Scorsese Siri Ad Gets Another Parody (Funny Or Die Style)

It was inevitable that the Apple commercial for its iPhone 4S, featuring Martin Scorsese using Siri in the back of a taxi cab, would conjure up images from Scorsese’s classic Taxi Driver, especially considering that in the film there was …

Is The Xbox 720 Launching In The Next 18 Months?
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The next-gen circus is upon us and everybody has something to say about the next wave of game consoles from Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony. The Wii U is still a relative mystery even though it’s launching later this year. We …

Mom From “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” Today

Darlene Cates came onto the movie scene in an extreme and brave way, and it all happened due to a unique chain of events. Cates, who has been morbidly obese for several years, had been home-bound for five years when …

Google Employees Get Awesome Benefits on Both Sides of the River Styx Google Employees Get Awesome Benefits on Both Sides of the River Styx
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It’s common knowledge that it’s pretty awesome to work for Google. They’ve received a substantial amount of publicity for their top-notch employee benefits, which extend far beyond great health coverage and a great work environment. But did you know that …

Bing Reveals First Bing Fund Startups Bing Reveals First Bing Fund Startups
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Bing unveiled the Bing Fund last month, describing it as an angel investor with an incubator, “working with hot startups to innovate online.” Bing announced today the first two startups it has been working with: Buddy and Pinion. The former, …

Postal Service Announces $5.2 Billion Loss, Begs Congress For Help Postal Service Announces $5.2 Billion Loss, Begs Congress For Help
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The United States Postal Service announced today that it lost $5.2 billion during the third quarter of 2012. This net loss is over $2 billion more than the $3.1 billion loss the Postal Service recorded for the third quarter of …

Meet Stony, The Robot Who Mourns So You Don’t Have To Meet Stony, The Robot Who Mourns So You Don’t Have To

Having a loved one die on you is pretty much the worst thing imaginable. A close second would be the mourning period that some religions dictate must take place after the loved one has been buried. I would prefer to …

Powerball Jackpot Is Now At $253 Million

The Powerball Jackpot is currently sitting at $253 Million, with the next drawing scheduled for Saturday night. The drawings, of course, occur each Wednesday and Saturday. Wednesday’s winning numbers were 3,7,11,15,28, Powerball:12. There were no jackpot winners. There was a …

Google’s “Racist” Doodle Gets The Conan Treatment Google’s “Racist” Doodle Gets The Conan Treatment
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If you’ve been to the Google homepage in the last two weeks, you have probably noticed a flurry of new Google Doodles – a new one each day, actually. Google has committed themselves to providing us with a new Olympic-themed …

Flickr Helps Scientists Discover New Species Of Insect Flickr Helps Scientists Discover New Species Of Insect
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I always thought that we knew everything there ever was to know about insects. They’re everywhere and they’re not exactly hard to find. Where would we ever find new species? A Flickr user, Hock Ping Guek, took some pictures of …

Epic Games Creates Impossible Studios From the Remnants of Big Huge Games

Epic Games, the developer behind the Gears of War franchise and the Unreal Engine today announced the official opening of Impossible Studios. The studio is located in Hunt Valley, Maryland, and Epic has named Sean Dunn as studio director. Dunn …

Spider Crawls Into Woman’s Ear, Settles In For Week
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In news that will make you cringe, or scream, or perhaps pee your pants, a tiny spider crawled into some lady’s earhole in China and made himself a cozy little nest for five days. She only discovered it after going …

Curiosity Beams Back First Color Panorama of Mars
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Well, this is cool. Earlier in the week, NASA promised us bigger, color photos from the surface of Mars. And what do you know, mark them good on their word. That’s because the Curiosity rover has just sent the first …

OCD, Olympic Athletes, and Tamagotchis

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 …

New Dishonored Gameplay Trailer Shows Off “Creative Kills”

The launch of Dishonored is only 2 months away and Bethesda still has a few secrets to reveal about the title. A few weeks ago, the company released a trailer showing the various ways players can make their escape after …

Ouya Ends Kickstarter Campaign With Over $8.5 Million
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The Ouya, an Android powered game console, has been on the minds of gamers everywhere for the past month since it raised over $1 million in a day for its Kickstarter campaign. Everybody in the industry had something to say …

Fastest Texter In U.S. Takes Home $50,000 Prize
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For some people, texting is not just a convenient way to send a message; it’s the only way. I hate to show my age, but today’s youth really doesn’t know what it’s like to draft an actual letter anymore because …