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Aaron Sorkin Isn’t Too Smart (Or So He Says)
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Aaron Sorkin is well known for writing thinking-man’s scripts, complete with wit and sarcasm but with underlying themes that mean you have to pay attention to what’s going on. His dialogue is punchy and fast, often timed so that the …

Mojang’s Scrolls Looks To Make Card Games Fun Again

Mojang made a name for themselves with Minecraft. The indie darling took the world by storm and is still going strong. Mojang can only stick with one game for so long, however, and announced a few more games. Notch’s project, …

Apparently, It Sucked To Be A Woman Working For Facebook, Circa 2005 Apparently, It Sucked To Be A Woman Working For Facebook, Circa 2005

As the now-famous story illustrates, Facebook sprung out of the minds of college boys, in the halls of Harvard University. According to the story proposed by the Oscar-nominated “based on real life” movie The Social Network, you can track the …

Flipboard Gets the New York Times and their Paywall Flipboard Gets the New York Times and their Paywall

Flipboard, the fashionable reading app for smartphones and tablets, is getting the New York Times. While it’s true readers have always had access to the New York Times articles, they haven’t ever been able to view those in Flipboard’s highly-polished …

Penguin 337, the Runaway Humboldt, to be Named in Japan
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Penguin 337, the one year-old Humboldt who escaped from a Tokyo aquarium over two months ago, was recently returned to its home at the Tokyo Sea Life Park after a lengthy adventure. To celebrate its return, the penguin is finally …

Michael Jackson Death: Anniversary Heightens Hologram Rumors
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Since Michael’s death in 2009, fans have traveled from all over the world to pay their respects at his former home, Neverland Ranch. The property is now privately owned, but on days like today, when his legacy is felt perhaps …

Larry Page’s Health Addressed In Email, Page Posts To Google+ Larry Page’s Health Addressed In Email, Page Posts To Google+
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Google CEO Larry Page had some people worried last week. He did not appear at the company’s shareholders’ meeting, and it became apparent that he would not appear at this week’s Google I/O event, Google’s annual developers conference, or Google’s …

Mars Snowflakes: Dust Wrapped in Carbon Dioxide
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A new study is reporting that Mars has snowflakes. They are about the diameter of human red blood cells and are composed of Carbon Dioxide attached to a spec of dust. The discovery was found after researchers analyzed data from …

Google Tablet Details Leak Ahead Of Google I/O Google Tablet Details Leak Ahead Of Google I/O
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There are no secrets anymore. Google may have wanted to surprise us with the reveal of a new tablet running Jelly Bean this week at its annual I/O conference, but it just wasn’t meant to be. A leaked document has …

Lonesome George Dies: Pinta Island’s Last Giant Tortoise Passes Away
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Lonesome George, the world’s last Pinta Island giant tortoise, has passed away. According to AFP, George’s caretaker, Fausto Llerena, found the creature’s body stretched out near its watering hole. As of this writing, the cause of death is unknown; scientists …

iOS 6 Maps Getting Yelp Check-Ins? iOS 6 Maps Getting Yelp Check-Ins?
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When Apple unveiled iOS 6 during their WWDC 2012 keynote two weeks ago, they showed of a whole slew of new features. One of the most noteworthy, of course, was the all-new Maps app. The new Maps, done largely in-house …

Alex Trebek Suffers Second Heart Attack

Alex Trebek, famed host of the popular Jeopardy! quiz show was taken to the hospital over the weekend following a “mild heart attack.” Trebek is currently recovering at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Sony Pictures released a statement yesterday …

RIM To Be Split Up And Sold Off In Pieces? RIM To Be Split Up And Sold Off In Pieces?

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion may be looking to split itself up and sell off some, if not all, of the pieces. The company would divide into at least two divisions – handsets and software services (i.e., BlackBerry Messenger). The …

Make New Friends With Facebook’s Find Friends Nearby Make New Friends With Facebook’s Find Friends Nearby
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Facebook rolled out a new feature over the weekend designed to help you make friends with the people around you. The new Find Friends Nearby feature went live first as a mobile web page, but was quickly rolled out to …

Apple Won’t Get Rid Of Google Maps For iOS So Easily Apple Won’t Get Rid Of Google Maps For iOS So Easily
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When Apple unveiled iOS 6 two weeks ago during their WWDC 2012 keynote, they announced that after five years they were finally booting Google Maps out of iOS and replacing it with their own in-house Maps app. The announcement wasn’t …

Google+ Now Lets You Guilt Friends Into Wishing You A Happy Birthday Google+ Now Lets You Guilt Friends Into Wishing You A Happy Birthday
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The Facebook birthday is synonymous with lazy friends. They no longer have to remember your birthday as the service will tell them when they have to post a shallow “Happy Birthday!” on your Timeline. Google+ has lacked the ability to …

Dropbox Can Now Downloads Torrents Through Boxopus Dropbox Can Now Downloads Torrents Through Boxopus
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Ever since the war on file sharers began in the early 2000s, people have been looking for more and more ways to share files anonymously. The use of encrypted torrents and VPNs have met with success. There has also been …

Wear This Smartphone Controller On Your Finger
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Let’s be honest with ourselves here: the majority of mobile games are absolutely awful. We can’t completely blame the game designers though. They have big ideas and a touch screen can only do so much. That’s why you see many …

Need For Speed Only Has One Driver Now

EA used to catch a lot of flak for putting out annual iterations of their core franchises. One could argue that people still hold the publisher in contempt for annual releases, but I would argue back that they have improved …

Skyrim: Dawnguard DLC Release Date Outed By Twitter
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Game publishers increasingly rely on Twitter to let their fans know about the latest games and news that matters. It’s rare to see a major publisher rely on the micro-blogging service use Twitter exclusively to reveal a launch date, but …

Wario Makes His 3DS Debut During 8-Bit Summer
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The big news from the most recent Nintendo Direct show was the announcement of the 3DS XL, Nintendo’s newest handheld design. So, now that the 3DS XL has convinced you to buy the 3DS or some variation of it, what …

Amber Heard Accepts Extravagant Gift From Depp
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Amber Heard, the lovely blonde actress who co-starred with Johnny Depp in “The Rum Diary”, has been on the tongues of gossip columnists everywhere lately since it was first rumored that she has caught his single eye. Depp, who recently …

Jerry Sandusky Jury Reaches Verdict: Twitter Reacts
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Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of sexual abuse against 10 minors last night, and the crowd outside the courtroom was filled with onlookers who erupted into cries of joy when the verdict was read. Sandusky’s …

Alan Turing: Google Doodle Subject’s Death By Cyanide Alan Turing: Google Doodle Subject’s Death By Cyanide
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Alan Turing was a British mathematician, a computer scientist, and a tortured soul who spent his last days plagued by homophobia. Widely regarded as the inventor of computer science, his devices–such as the Turing machine, the new Google Doodle that …