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Tablets Replace the Idiot Box as Electronic Babysitter [Infographic] Tablets Replace the Idiot Box as Electronic Babysitter [Infographic]
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Do you remember all the derogatory names people had for the television when you were growing up? Some of my favorites were the boob tube, idiot box (image courtesy of Boysandgirls.ie), electronic fireplace, and electronic babysitter. This new Infographic from …

Mozilla Makes Firefox 13 Super Speedy Mozilla Makes Firefox 13 Super Speedy
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Firefox 13 is going to be pretty grand. I’ve been using the beta for a while now and it’s faster than the few previous versions that we’ve seen. What makes Firefox 13 the speediest release of the browser to date? …

Battlefield 3 Announces Double XP Weekend On Facebook

Battlefield 3 has given us many joys in our life in the 6 months since its launch. From C4 to flying tanks, to the most awesome jet play in a videogame in a long time. Well now we are getting …

John Travolta: Actor’s Attorney Addresses Latest Accusation
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John Travolta is probably ready to bury his head in the sand. It seems as though there was something new developing around this story each and every day this week. Today, for example, found a third person coming forward with …

Facebook Clarifies Some Changes to the Data Use Policy Facebook Clarifies Some Changes to the Data Use Policy

Following the recommendation of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner that Facebook change its data retention policies, the social networking site announced today that it has made said changes. Additionally, Facebook proffered explanations for how the Privacy Policy Data Use Policy …

Rumor: Amazon to Launch Color E-Ink Kindles Later This Year Rumor: Amazon to Launch Color E-Ink Kindles Later This Year
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Amazon is rumored to be adding a new line to their kindle e-reader collection this year, CNet is reporting. This one is unique in that it will feature the first full color e-ink display. The news was first broken by …

Conflicting Report Shows Google Sinking, Yahoo! Rising Conflicting Report Shows Google Sinking, Yahoo! Rising
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Earlier today, comScore numbers were leaked showing that both Google and Bing were rising slightly in market share at the combined expense of Yahoo! Now, Experian Marketing Services, a different digital information marketer, has released April search engine market share …

Amazon Web Services Gets Billing Alerts Amazon Web Services Gets Billing Alerts

Amazon has just announced that it’s adapted its CloudWatch metrics and alarms functionality to Amazon Web Services Cloud accounts, to help users better track usage and likewise receive billing alerts. With the AWS Cloud running on a pay-as-you-go basis, bills …

Serena Williams, the Mayan Calendar, and Rejected Prom Themes

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 …

Flesh-Eating Disease Victim Likely To Lose More Limbs
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The college student who lost her leg after a zip-line accident last week will likely have to face more amputations, doctors say. 24-year old Aimee Copeland was riding a homemade zip-line near Little Tallapoosa River on May 1st when the …

Tis The Weekend For Happy Mother’s Day Wishes
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In the United States, Mother’s Day is being celebrated this Sunday, May 13. While folks rush out and buy flowers, cards, and candy, some other, more creative folks are using web video to get their message across. It’s certainly the …

Apple by the Numbers (Infographic) Apple by the Numbers (Infographic)

It’s no secret by now that Apple is a big company. They are definitely the biggest tech company, and are getting up there with major retailers, automobile manufacturers and investment firms. But just how big is big Apple? These stats …

Hollie Cavanagh Eliminated from American Idol: Twitter Reacts
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Hollie Cavanagh, 18 year-old singer and “American Idol” hopeful, was eliminated on last night’s episode of the popular American television program. After belting out her rendition of Bonnie Raitt‘s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” — a song that was …

FYX No Longer Offering Its ‘Global Mode’ Workaround FYX No Longer Offering Its ‘Global Mode’ Workaround

We reported this past week on FYX, the new ISP in New Zealand that offered a “Global Mode” that would have let its users access geo-blocked content like Netflix. Those plans have been dialed back as FYX rescinds the service …

Famous Hands Artwork Waves At The Masses

When art can express something without a lot of visuals or work, kind of like a minimalist style, I become completely enthralled. Rocco Malatestam, A freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Berlin, Germany, has created a series of paintings …

Steve Jobs in Ghostbusters Parody “Bluebusters”

It’s a little hard to remember at this point, with Apple reigning as one of the largest tech companies in the world, but back in 1984 Apple was the underdog. At that time IBM was Apple’s major competitor and Apple …

Serena Williams Is A Rapper Now?

Tennis champ Serena Williams, who soared past Maria Sharapova today to win a spot in the Madrid Open semifinals, has just added “rapper” onto her long list of accomplishments. Williams’ song was leaked by TMZ, and while the lyrics are …

AdWords Campaign Bid Simulator Launched AdWords Campaign Bid Simulator Launched
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Google announced the launch of the campaign bid simulator in AdWords. This is something of an extension of the bid simulator launched a few years ago. Previously, the bid simulator worked at the keyword and ad group level, but with …

Newspaper Writer Tweets Porn Video to His Followers: Twitter Reacts

Let this one serve as an important lesson to you, folks: If you’re going to attempt to get some work done in-between spending some quality time with your pornography habit, perhaps you should pay close attention to what you’re sharing …

California Bill Banning Employers From Seeking Facebook Passwords Sees Full Support California Bill Banning Employers From Seeking Facebook Passwords Sees Full Support
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This Facebook snooping by employers thing has really struck a nerve. Ever since it was reported that there was a rising trend in employers asking prospective employees to turn over their social media passwords for investigative purposes, legislatures at both …

UpMyStreet Acquired by Zoopla UpMyStreet Acquired by Zoopla

Zoopla, a UK-based property and house prices website, has just acquired veteran British web domain UpMyStreet, a localized information portal of service listings. Likewise, Zoopla itself is in the process of merging with the Daily Mail’s Digital Processing Group. UpMyStreet …

Man Plants 1,360 Acre Forest Single-Handedly
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For the last 30 years, Jadav Payeng has been planting trees. Lots of trees. The Assam, India native has planted enough trees to turn a 550-hectare sandbar into a lush rainforest. Enough trees to create an outdoor habitat for five …

iCloud Web Interface Getting Notes And Reminders iCloud Web Interface Getting Notes And Reminders
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On Tuesday we brought you news that Apple was testing iOS-style banner notifications for the iCloud web interface. The notifications, which appear to have been a test that was made public by accident, revealed that Apple is at least considering …

Angry Birds Maker Announces Next Game

Today on Finnish morning talk show “Yle’s breakfast television,” Rovio’s CEO Mikael Hed dropped the news that they will be releasing a new game that has neither the word “Angry” or the word “Birds” in the main title. The new …