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Groupon’s Rewards Program Now Available Nationwide Groupon’s Rewards Program Now Available Nationwide

Groupon today announced that its Rewards program, which it began testing in September 2011, has now launched nationwide to the U.S. Groupon Rewards is a loyalty program that uses credit cards to track spending at retailers who use Groupon. The …

Carl Beane Dies Of Heart Attack While Driving

In another saddening news day for the sports world, Red Sox announcer Carl Beane has died of a heart attack. He was just 59. Beane, who had been the voice of Fenway Park for ten years, was driving when the …

Android Getting Its Own Version Of Game Center Android Getting Its Own Version Of Game Center

Google is working on a social gaming network to mirror iOS’s Game Center, according to a recent report. Game Center, in case you’re not familiar with it, is Apple’s social platform for mobile gaming. It allows users to connect to …

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Profitable Within An Hour
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, which is quite possible for Minecraft players, you are no doubt aware of the Xbox 360 version of the seminal indie game that launched this week. The $20 Xbox Live Arcade game sought …

Jon Hamm Advice: Mad Men Star Helps Teenage Girls

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” star and freakishly cool human being, recorded a clip for Rookiemag.com’s “Ask a Grown Man” advice column. The video, which features a scruffy Hamm in a Cardinals World Series t-shirt, finds the talented actor answering questions …

Barcelona is Gorgeous from the Sky

The Eixample district in Barcelona features a unique combination of city planning and architecture that lays out the city in a perfect square grid. The design allows for ease of traffic and lots of shared green space in an otherwise …

Apple Improving Foxconn Plants Apple Improving Foxconn Plants

Apple Inc. has teamed up with Foxconn, the Chinese supplier of iPhone and iPad devices, to improve the labor conditions in its manufacturing facilities. Both companies are contributing funds, though its not clear if they are splitting the bill 50/50. …

Facebook Search Engine Could Nab 22% of the Market if Launched Today Facebook Search Engine Could Nab 22% of the Market if Launched Today
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A new study conducted by Greenlight, a digital marketing agency, suggests that Google+ could be more successful than had been previously expected and that Facebook, should it actually launch a search engine, would capture nearly a fourth of the global …

Tetris Theme On The Laser Harp Impresses Simon Cowell

There’s a good chance you haven’t heard of a guy named “Theremin Hero“, but after watching the videos below, you’re most likely never going to forget him. On the latest episode of Britain’s Got Talent, a contestent named Greig Stewart …

Flesh-Eating Disease Claims Girl’s Leg After Zip Line Accident
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It sounds like something out of a horror movie, but flesh-eating disease is a very real–and dangerous–thing. The scariest thing about it is that it can happen with the simplest injury involving broken skin, a fact most people aren’t aware …

The Avengers Motion Controlled Game Announcement
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Today Ubisoft and Marvel have announced a joint venture to make a motion controlled “The Avengers” game based on this summer’s extremely popular movie. The game, which will be released on the WiiU and the Kinect, will be titled “Marvel …

T-Mobile First Quarter 2012 Earnings Report Is Here T-Mobile First Quarter 2012 Earnings Report Is Here

T-Mobile just announced their first quarter 2012 results and the highlight is a strong adjusted OBIDA increase at 7.2% year-over-year to $1.3 billion. OBIDA margins increased 3 percentage points. They added 187,000 customers in this quarter as opposed to almost …

Guy Forges Wedding Ring From a Meteorite
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As Yahoo News is reporting, a man has forged his wife’s wedding ring out of a meteorite and posted the gallery of its completion on Reddit. The user, laporkenstein, got fed up with the idea of paying thousands of dollars …

Dishonored Release Date Set For October 9th

After dropping the debut trailer just a couple of weeks ago (the culmination of some social media teasing), Bethesda has just announced an official release date for the highly-anticipated steampunk stealth game Dishonored. People of North America, it looks like …

Anonymous Takes Down Kremlin Web Site As Part Of #OpDefiance Anonymous Takes Down Kremlin Web Site As Part Of #OpDefiance
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If you follow world politics, you may have heard that Vladimir Putin is back in charge as president of Russia. The former president turned prime minister turned president again has caused quite a bit of stir within the country with …

iPod Owners Receiving Notice Of Class Action Lawsuit iPod Owners Receiving Notice Of Class Action Lawsuit
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iPod owners have begun receiving notices in the past few days that they may be eligible for inclusion in a class-action lawsuit against Apple concerning steps the company took to steps to prevent music purchased from the RealPlayer Music Store …

ACLU Declares Victory In Police Recording Case

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois has declared victory in a court case involving Illinois’ eavesdropping statute. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit this week overturned a trial court decision and ruled that the ACLU …

Harry Potter is Finally Headed to the Amazon Kindle

Although ravenous Harry Potter fans were able to purchase e-book versions of their favorite literary series courtesy of author J.K. Rowling’s official site Pottermore, the novels have been absent from the Amazon and Kindle stores. Apparently, that’s all about to …

Instagram’s Numbers Are Impressive (Infographic) Instagram’s Numbers Are Impressive (Infographic)

It’s safe to say that one of the most surprising acquisitions of 2012 was Facebook’s $1 billon grab of photo-filtering-sharing network Instagram. Nobody denied that Instagram was popular – it had just seen an enormous swell after finally launching an …

Sony Posts Another Record Annual Loss Sony Posts Another Record Annual Loss

Sony released it financials today and things do not look good. The once, immensely powerful, electronics juggernaut has posted a year to year loss of $5.7 billion (457 billion yen). This is not really news because earlier this year the …

Anonymous Called Out By The Pirate Bay For Its DDoS Attacks Anonymous Called Out By The Pirate Bay For Its DDoS Attacks

Anonymous has always viewed DDoS attacks as a form of protest. They think of it as a digital sit in, but it’s really more of a blue whale in a university cafeteria crushing everybody inside. That’s not to say that …

Randy Jackson: Did Michael Jackson Order Him To Be Shot?
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One of the most famous and recognizable people in the world, Michael Jackson left behind a long legacy in music when he died in 2009. He began his career as a child and built it to a level of mega-stardom …

Google’s Boosting African News Challenge to Improve Journalism Google’s Boosting African News Challenge to Improve Journalism

Google, along with several other financial supporters such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the World Association of Newspapers & News Producers, have announced that it will be funding grants …

Digg Engineers Join Washington Post and SocialCode Digg Engineers Join Washington Post and SocialCode

At the beginning of the month we reported that there was some type of deal going on with Digg’s tech and engineering team and the Washington Post. If you remember there was some debate about what exactly the deal was, …