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The Rise and Fall of RIM [Infographic] The Rise and Fall of RIM [Infographic]

When Research In Motion, onetime king of the smartphone mountain, released its 2011 fourth quarter earnings report last week, things didn’t look good for the company. Along with the release of the earnings report came an announcement that the company …

David Lynch’s “Crazy Clown Time” Video Is A Big Ol’ Dose Of David Lynch
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If you’re familiar with the work of filmmaker David Lynch, the video you’re about to see shouldn’t be too jarring. If you haven’t seen a lot of David Lynch films, your response might be a resounding WTF. Even as someone …

Reports of Meteor Sightings in New Zealand
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Witnesses called in to New Zealand’s channel 3 news to report sightings of a fiery object that they observed between 6pm and 7pm on Monday. Kim called in and said that she saw an “object the size of a helicopter …

1940 Census: Search Your Ancestry Online For Free 1940 Census: Search Your Ancestry Online For Free
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Today is a huge day for American history, and for those of us who have questions about relatives who lived through the Great Depression. The United States Census for the 1940′s was released today, and while that’s news in itself–public …

Mad Men: The Real Rolling Stones Jingle

Business Insider raised an interesting point about last night’s episode of Mad Men. In the episode Don Draper tries to get The Rolling Stones to sing a jingle for Heinz Baked Beans titled “Heinz is on My Side.” This sounds …

Computer Science Training A Must For Teachers Computer Science Training A Must For Teachers

We reported last week that there’s a movement among adults to learn programming languages. It would seem that people from every profession was interesting in learning programming, because they’re not content in just knowing how to use computers. While it’s …

ACTA Is Still Alive and Kicking, Could Be Ratified Soon
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Folks, you might want to get those Guy Fawkes masks out, and start working on your next anti-ACTA sign, because there’s a very real chance the European Parliament is going to circumvent the European Court of Justice and ratify it …

Online Ads: Twitter Followers More Likely to Buy Online Ads: Twitter Followers More Likely to Buy

Exacttarget.com has released a new study which reveals the fickle behavior of online consumers. The report was an attempt to nail down United Kingdom shoppers buying behavior by demographic, but the results only reinforced a well known truth; consumers behavior …

LivingSocial Books 1 Millionth Hotel Reservation LivingSocial Books 1 Millionth Hotel Reservation

Today LivingSocial announced that its Escapes program has booked one million reservations since its inception in November, 2010. The rooms were booked in over 1,400 hotel, lodging and tour partners around the world. Escapes bookings can include anything from African …

Katie Couric, “Good Morning America” Go Up Against “Today”

Ever-perky Katie Couric, who has hosted numerous news shows–including a segment on “60 Minutes”–is guest hosting ABC’s “Good Morning America” this week in place of Robin Roberts. The guest spot comes just as “GMA” begins to close in on “Today” …

iOS 5.1 Jailbreak April Fool’s Day Prank Angers Some iOS 5.1 Jailbreak April Fool’s Day Prank Angers Some
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An April Fool’s Day gag drew the ire of a number of would-be iOS jailbreakers yesterday. A post on iJailbreak.com proclaimed that a new untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak for A5 and A5X iOS devices (iPhone 4S, iPad 2, new iPad) …

Google’s Drug Money About To Get Divided Up Among Law Enforcement Google’s Drug Money About To Get Divided Up Among Law Enforcement

Last August, the United States Department of Justice announced that Google would forfeit $500 million for allowing Canadian pharmacies to place ads through AdWords, targeting consumers in the U.S. This was deemed “unlawful importation of controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs …

Facebook “Fueling The Fire” When It Comes To Eating Disorders Facebook “Fueling The Fire” When It Comes To Eating Disorders

Have you ever been browsing Facebook and come across a photo of yourself that made you think, “man I should probably hit the gym?” While that sort of incident might be harmless motivation, one study is suggesting that Facebook could …

Italian Money Launderer Tracked Down with Facebook

Italian officials used Facebook to track down a fugitive banker hiding out in Thailand. Roberto Palazzolo was implicated in the “Pizza Connection” drug and money laundering trial and received a prison sentence that was almost a decade long. The Pizza …

Local Police Are Tracking Your Cell Phone Location Local Police Are Tracking Your Cell Phone Location
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The Supreme Court decision United States v. Jones recently ruled unconstitutional the warrantless tracking of crime suspects via GPS tracking devices. Though the decision marks a clear victory for personal privacy and Fourth Amendment freedom from warrantless searches, it is …

Kate Upton Ad Creates Big Returns for Carl’s Jr.

(image) Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s have hit hit jackpot this time around with their commercial featuring Kate Upton eating a new “Southwest Patty Melt.” Media coverage and online views of the commercials and other related content have generated over a …

Student’s Science Project Shuts Down Dallas Airport
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Dallas Love Field was shut down after a Southwest Airlines plane to Amarillo was found to have a suspicious device on board. The device turned out to be a science project robot that was accidentally left on the plane. That …

Facebook Shoppers Mostly Women Facebook Shoppers Mostly Women

Facebook shopping is still in its infancy, with roughly 1.5 million out of 850 million members making a purchase directly through the site each month, and the overwhelming majority who do so are women. Christian Taylor, CEO and co-founder of …

Ubaldo Jimenez Nails Tulowitzki In Elbow, Starts Brawl

Yesterday’s game started off with a bang when Cleveland Indians pitcher Jimenez threw out the first pitch and hit the Rockies shortstop in the elbow, sparking a heated argument laced with profanities on the field. Teammates held both athletes back …

Lexington Fire Department Tweets Detailed Account of Student “Riots”

The Lexington “riots” were the talk of the town–and beyond–this past weekend as Kentucky fans students took the street to, as the lead image indicates, apparently break stuff to show how much they enjoyed beating the Louisville Cardinals. We’ve already …

EU Forces Apple To Offer Two Year Warranty EU Forces Apple To Offer Two Year Warranty

The European Union has ordered Apple to offer a two-year extended warranty, in accordance with EU consumer protection laws. In December the Italian government fined Apple $1.2 million for charging for their AppleCare warranty, which overlapped with the warranty protection …

Using AdWords Effectively For Small Businesses Using AdWords Effectively For Small Businesses
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Google hosted a hangout last week that aimed to help businesses get the most out of their AdWord use. The 55-minute talk discussed various AdWord strategies including keyword selection, clickthrough rate tracking and more. While you can watch the talk …

‘Girls Around Me’ Makers React to Stalking Claims ‘Girls Around Me’ Makers React to Stalking Claims

i-Free Innovations, the russian developer of an iPhone app named ‘Girls Around Me’, has responded to claims that the app could be used by stalkers to track women. In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, i-Free said: “We follow …

Car Rentals Via Smartphone: Hertz & Zipcar Compete Car Rentals Via Smartphone: Hertz & Zipcar Compete

If you live in a large city where public transportation is frequently available, you probably don’t need the added expense of owning and maintaining your own automobile. With the price of gas rising, and the cost of monthly parking space …