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Apple Is Buying Mobile Security Firm AuthenTec Apple Is Buying Mobile Security Firm AuthenTec
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It appears that Apple is buying mobile and network security provider AuthenTec. 9to5Mac points to an SEC filing shared by Reuters, which says: On July 26, 2012, AuthenTec, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), entered into an Agreement and Plan …

Skype Is Spying On You, But Only In Chat Skype Is Spying On You, But Only In Chat
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We brought you word earlier this week that some people think Skype is beginning to spy on people who use the service. The switch to dedicated servers instead of P2P would make it easier for the folks at Skype to …

Rihanna And Chris Brown Sneaking Around?
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Rihanna and Chris Brown could be hooking up behind Brown’s current girlfriend’s back, but if they are, they’re being super stealthy about it…because the three of them are overseas together. Rumors are flying this week that the former couple have …

London Olympics Gets Its Own Dedicated Twitter Page London Olympics Gets Its Own Dedicated Twitter Page
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Tonight, the 2012 Summer Olympics officially kicks off with the opening ceremony, and the social media buzz is already at a fever pitch. According to Twitter, more tweets are coming in about the London Games in a single day than …

Opening Ceremony London 2012: Google Doodle Celebrates The Festivities Opening Ceremony London 2012: Google Doodle Celebrates The Festivities
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The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games is just hours away, and the world is gearing up for a couple weeks of sporting brilliance. Internet giant Google is joining in the festivities (while based in the U.S., it has operations …

Carl Crawford: Slur Gets Cop Fired, Onlookers Confused
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Carl Crawford was participating in a minor-league game on July 5th when a policeman–Officer John Perreault–began heckling him. While yelling insults at the other team is fairly common in sports, Perreault took it one step further and hurled a racial …

NSA Chief Says Cyberattacks Are On The Rise NSA Chief Says Cyberattacks Are On The Rise

It might not be getting much play in the news, but cybersecurity is a big deal in Congress. There have been multiple attempts to get a bill passed through both the Senate and the House, but there seems to be …

Twitter Jokes About Blowing Up Airports: Now OK in the U.K. Twitter Jokes About Blowing Up Airports: Now OK in the U.K.
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If you’re traveling around the U.K. and something pisses you off so much that you jokingly tweeting that you’re going to blow an airport “sky high” – have no fear. That’s because there is now precedent for the legality of …

Apple’s New Patent Is A Little Gamey

Let’s be honest – mobile gaming is here to stay. Platforms like iOS and Android have expanded gaming into new territories because there are a lot of people who can’t seem to wrap their head around a controller. The natural …

Instagram Is Now At 80 Million Users (Who Have Shared 4 Billion Photos) Instagram Is Now At 80 Million Users (Who Have Shared 4 Billion Photos)

Facebook released its first earnings report as a public company today. In that, the company provided its latest user count – 955 million active users. As you may recall, Facebook announced that it would acquire Instagram earlier this year, and …

What Channels Will You Get With Google Fiber TV? What Channels Will You Get With Google Fiber TV?
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The big surprise out of today’s Google Fiber announcement was Google Fiber TV. This is a major step for Google as they enter into the world of not only ISP, but TV provider as well. Kansas City residents can sign …

This Robot Trashcan Will Catch Your Inaccurately-Tossed Empty Beer Can This Robot Trashcan Will Catch Your Inaccurately-Tossed Empty Beer Can

Is it necessary? No. Wildly inventive? Yes. Do you wish that you had one? Absolutely. That Q&A session is indicative of many products we see that are created in the minds of the Japanese. And now, those crazy innovators have …

Amazon Earnings: Q2 Sales Up 29% (But Not Good Enough) Amazon Earnings: Q2 Sales Up 29% (But Not Good Enough)
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Amazon has released its Q2 financial results, missing analysts’ expectations. The report includes net sales of $12.83 Billion, a 29% increase year-over-year. At the same time, net income decreased by 96% to $7 million. The quarter included a net loss of …

Ford Recall: 485,000 Escape SUVs Could Have Throttle Issues Ford Recall: 485,000 Escape SUVs Could Have Throttle Issues
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Ford recall: Nearly 485,000 Escapes (2001-2004), which are referred to as Mavericks overseas, are being recalled by the car manufacturer over sticking gas pedals that could, in theory, lead to deadly crashes. The Associated Press reports that the recall is …

Facebook Officially Has 955 Million Active Users (552 Million Daily) Facebook Officially Has 955 Million Active Users (552 Million Daily)
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Facebook just released its first-ever earnings report as a public company. Aside from the financials, the company revealed its latest user stats. Facebook says it has 955 million active users, 552 million of which are using Facebook daily. 543 million …

Facebook’s First Post-IPO Earnings Report Shows $1.18 Billion in Revenue Facebook’s First Post-IPO Earnings Report Shows $1.18 Billion in Revenue

Facebook has just announced their Q2 earnings, their first since the company went public in May. Q2 total revenue was $1.184 billion, up from $895 million in Q2 2011. They also posted a non-GAAP profit of $0.12 a share. The …

Google Fiber, Pandora, and Arthur Balcony

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 …

It Looks Like Google+ Growth Is Doing Pretty Well Globally Too It Looks Like Google+ Growth Is Doing Pretty Well Globally Too
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Earlier this week, we reported on Compete’s numbers for Google+’s unique audience growth in the U.S., as pointed out by Kontxt communication consultant Morten Myrstad in a post on Google+ itself. For a ghost town, as many seem to consider …

Miss The Google Fiber Announcement? Watch It Now Miss The Google Fiber Announcement? Watch It Now
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We reported earlier today on Google’s bombshell announcement of cheap 1Gbps fiber internet for the folks of Kansas City, KS and MO. It was a pretty huge deal because Google is not only getting into the ISP business, but they’re …

Katie Couric Wants Sarah Palin on Her New Talk Show
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Katie Couric, veteran journalist and former anchor of the “CBS Evening News”, revealed to attendees of the Television Critics Association summer tour in Beverly Hills that she hopes to land polarizing political figure Sarah Palin as a guest on her …

Mary Tamm, Doctor Who’s “Romana”, Dies at 62

If you are familiar with the old/classic Doctor Who series with Tom Baker (Fourth Doctor), I am pretty sure you will remember Mary Tamm, the actress who portrayed Romana (first generation). This was the role that Mary Tamm was mostly …

Netflix Stock Continues Downward Spiral Netflix Stock Continues Downward Spiral
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Netflix stock has been taking a beating today, following the company’s earnings release on Tuesday. The following graph (via Google Finance) will give you an idea of today’s performance: And this follows Wednesday, when Netflix stock plunged by as much …

New Mac Malware Listens In On Your Skype Conversations New Mac Malware Listens In On Your Skype Conversations
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The one thing I’ve always envied about Mac OS X is that it’s pretty immune to malware and viruses. It’s unfortunate then that the malware that does hit OS X tend to be bigger and badder than your usual malware …

Justin Bieber: Paparazzo Faces Charges from July Car Chase
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Justin Bieber was pulled over towards the beginning of July for driving in excess of 80 MPH down the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles, California. According to authorities, the pop icon was attempting to elude a freelance photographer who was …