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Google Glasses: Which Parts Are Unrealistic? Google Glasses: Which Parts Are Unrealistic?
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Google got a lot of people thinking when it unveiled Project Glass and its promo video showing how Google glasses of the future could work. It was cool. Plain and simple. Of course as they often aren’t, things aren’t really …

Kari Swenson: Abductor Seeking Parole
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In 1984, Kari Swenson was a 22-year old world-class skier training for a spot in the World Biathlon Championship. She was training in the mountains near Yellowstone National Park that July, and it was while on a training run that …

YMCA First Non-Profit to Use PayPal Here YMCA First Non-Profit to Use PayPal Here

PayPal’s official blog has just announced that the YMCA is the first non-profit organization to use its new Paypal Here platform to accept donations. PayPal Here, similar to Square’s Card Reader system, charges a 2.7% fee on all transactions, as …

How to Mobilize Social Media for Earth Day How to Mobilize Social Media for Earth Day

Earth’s coming up this weekend, Sunday, April 22, that one day a year when everybody embraces environmentally-friendly practices that they should actually be incorporating into the way they live the other 364 days of the year (or 365, since 2012′s …

Kids Narrate ‘Planet Earth’: Cuteness Overload

This Weekend the BBC original series Planet Earth will be shown in its original uncut version on BBC America in celebration of Earth Day. The UK version includes narration by David Attenborough (not Sigourney Weaver) and an original score by …

Soldier Returns Home to Discover $21,000 Phone Bill
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The next time you think your cell phone bill is beyond outrageous, have a quick chat with Brent Worthington. I’m sure he would absolutely love to discuss the matter with you. After returning home from Iraq, the White Park soldier …

Torchlight II Reveals Opening Cinematic

Diablo III is entering into an open beta this weekend so everybody can get their hands dirty killing some hellspawn. With all of the excitement surrounding the release, people may have forgotten about its indie competitor and all around more …

Arkansas Razorbacks Football Looks To Twitter For Trend Help

After the well-publicized Bobby Petrino debacle the Arkansas Razorbacks football team had to deal with, it’s understandable if the athletic department does whatever it can to improve the buzz surrounding the program, even if it means putting Twitter hashtags on …

Trials Evolution Breaks Xbox Live Arcade Records

Microsoft, through its playXBLA website has announced that Trials Evolution has set the record for launch-day sales on the Xbox Live Arcade. The developer of the title, RedLynx, announced via Twitter that over 100,000 copies of the game had been …

Google Ranks Countries With Fastest Internet Service Google Ranks Countries With Fastest Internet Service

Yesterday we brought you news that Google was planning to invest billions to improve internet speeds, particularly for mobile devices. As part of that effort, they compiled page load data for countries around the world and ranked them by speed. …

The Socially Connected Hispanic Consumer [Infographic]
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The growing hispanic population in the United States is showing a huge presence on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter and are in fact, becoming a fundamental component of American business faster than any other group. Nielsen, the television …

GlobaLeaks: The Open Source Whistleblower Software GlobaLeaks: The Open Source Whistleblower Software

Since the rise of WikiLeaks, there have been many sites that rose up to be the next document leaking platform. They have all seen various degrees of success, but a new service might just be worth it. GlobaLeaks is an …

Jetstar Plane Landing Aborted Due to Texting
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Yesterday, while a Jetstar plane was about to land, its landing was abruptly aborted due to the pilot of the texting during the landing process. According to Ubergizmo, the landing was canceled 150 meters due to incident. Between approximately 2000-2500 …

Implant Warns You Before a Heart Attack Implant Warns You Before a Heart Attack

If you are an individual with heart disease or are at a high risk for heart attack the AngelMed Gaurdian may one day save your life. The Week is reporting the new device will be featured in an upcoming issue …

Justin Knapp Becomes Wikipedia Legend With One Million Edits Justin Knapp Becomes Wikipedia Legend With One Million Edits
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What do you do with your free time? Play video games, surf reddit, drink too much? Well, Justin Knapp edits Wikipedia – a lot. This one-man truth squad has just hit a inarguably impressive milestone. As of now, Knapp (user: …

“Hot Problems”: New Viral Video Compared To Rebecca Black’s “Friday”
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A duo of girls calling themselves “Double Take” have released a video on YouTube that is drawing comparisons to Rebecca Black’s “Friday”…but not in a good way. The 17-year old girls–Drew Garrett and Lauren Willey–have garnered almost 2 million views …

Adam Levine Posts Bloody Pic, Twitter Fans Swoon
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Adam Levine should know better than to post pics out of context. The Maroon 5 singer recently tweeted a photo of himself with a bloody eyebrow and a busted lip. Before you start looking for the address of the unsavory …

Facebook Revises Rights and Responsibilities Policy Facebook Revises Rights and Responsibilities Policy

After opening up the “Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (SRR)” portion of their terms of service to comments, Facebook has instituted some changes in an effort to address various privacy concerns. Naturally, The Joy of Tech had the entire Facebook/privacy …

Jon Stewart Derides FCC for Weak Google Spying Fine Jon Stewart Derides FCC for Weak Google Spying Fine
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Do you remember earlier this week when the Federal Communications Commission issued a $25,000 fine to Google? You know, because of the unauthorized collection of personal information Google obtained from unsecured wi-fi networks while the Google Street View car was …

Lexington, Kentucky Has the Most Kindle Readers Lexington, Kentucky Has the Most Kindle Readers

Amazon, who commands 55 to 60% of the e-book market, has been in the news as of late concerning its potential involvement behind a Justice Department lawsuit against other e-book suppliers, like Apple and Penguin, for price gouging. If all …

European Commission VP Pleads For an Open Web European Commission VP Pleads For an Open Web
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Neelie Kroes, the Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe, gave a speech at the World Wide Web Conference 2012 in Lyon, France. In the speech she called on both governments and people to …

Anontune: How Anonymous Hopes To Change Music On The Internet Anontune: How Anonymous Hopes To Change Music On The Internet
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Music has changed. That’s the message from Anonymous in their latest video announcing the creation of Anontune, a social music platform that puts discovery and innovation at the forefront. It’s being built in such a way to avoid any potential …

iPad Shipping Estimates Now At 5-7 Days iPad Shipping Estimates Now At 5-7 Days
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Supply finally seems to be catching up with demand in Apple’s online store. Shipping times for the new iPad have dropped from 1-2 weeks down to 5-7 days. It’s still not overnight shipping, but it’s a much more bearable window …

AdWords Gets Advanced Sign-in Security AdWords Gets Advanced Sign-in Security
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Anyone who has ever lost control of their online accounts can truly appreciate this latest step taken by Google and AdWords to double protect the security of your accounts with them. Google points out that using the same password on …