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Facebook Adopts Updated Policies After Minimal Voter Turnout Facebook Adopts Updated Policies After Minimal Voter Turnout

After a flood of comments orchestrated by a privacy group triggered a vote on Facebook’s proposed policy changes, the company opened up their second-ever Site Governance Vote with little fanfare on June 1st. The vote, which lasted only one week, …

Is Samsung’s Next Windows Phone The Galaxy W? Is Samsung’s Next Windows Phone The Galaxy W?
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Even though Apple is poised to take all the attention with a rumored iPhone 5 announcement today, we can’t forget that there are others fighting to take back all that market share away from Apple. While Android is putting up …

Deena Cortese: “Jersey Shore” Star Arrested
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The next season of “Jersey Shore” hasn’t even begun to air on MTV yet and already it’s rife with drama. Coming on the heels of Snooki’s leaked nakie pics and a huge bar fight–which involved several cast members and allegedly …

Joe Paterno’s Will and Testament Shall Remain Sealed
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Joe Paterno’s will isn’t for public consumption, according to WTAE Pittsburgh. Additionally, Paterno’s lawyer’s petition to keep the will sealed, as well as the judge’s ruling on the matter, shall remain locked away from prying eyes. Court documents also state …

Siri Wants To Kill Zooey Deschanel And Take Over Her Body Siri Wants To Kill Zooey Deschanel And Take Over Her Body

Siri, iPhone’s voice assistant, has gathered a lot of attention in recent weeks; between ads featuring some high-profile actors and IBM announcing they were banning Siri due to security concerns, she’s certainly getting a lot of play. One particular ad …

Tosh.0 Breaks Down Google Autocomplete Tosh.0 Breaks Down Google Autocomplete
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Daniel Tosh talked about Google and their Autocomplete feature a little bit the other night, bringing into the spotlight just how many silly questions people direct at the search engine. Autocomplete, which brings up several of the most popular terms …

Microsoft Believes the Xbox 360 Still Has Two Years Left to Live

Although a lot of people are speculating that Microsoft will drop a brand new console by the end of next year, it would seem that the company feels their ol’ girl still has some life left in her yet. Microsoft …

Laser Sash Helps Visibly Define Your Personal Space

Some people are touchier about their personal space than others. Take me, for example. I like to think that I’m a fairly nice guy — no snarky comments from the peanut gallery, please — and I’m pretty personable once you …

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Keeps Getting Bigger
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As debris from the Japanese tsunami begins to wash up on shores along the western United States, scientists warn that there are far greater concerns lurking about a thousand miles off the coast of California. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, …

Pinterest Hires Former Google Lawyer Michael Yang Pinterest Hires Former Google Lawyer Michael Yang
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If you’ve followed any of Google’s legal woes over the past few years, then you might be familiar with the name Michael Yang. In addition to handling the problem with Chrome’s terms of service — apparently anything you wrote in …

Creflo Dollar, Megachurch Pastor, Arrested for Domestic Violence
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Creflo Dollar, pastor of World Changers Church International in Atlanta, Georgia and head of Creflo Dollar Ministries, was arrested Friday morning on charges of domestic violence. The Associated Press reports that an argument between Dollar and his daughter soon became …

Lil Phat Shooting: Rapper, 19, Killed in Atlanta
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Lil Phat shooting: Budding rapper Lil Phat, member of the hip-hop label Trill, was shot and killed in Atlanta on Thursday night. He was only 19 years-old. According to Hollywood Life, the musician, whose real name was Melvin Vernell III, …

Sergey Brin Atomized Two Thieves with His Repulsor Beams Sergey Brin Atomized Two Thieves with His Repulsor Beams
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Earlier today, after waking up from a nap in his capacious penthouse located in the heart of Mountain View, California, Google co-founder Sergey Brin responded to a plea from local authorities to help thwart an armed robbery-in-progress at a local …

The Real Titles of Your Favorite Board Games

This set of images from Sally Forth writer, Francesco Marciuliano, explores what would happen if Parker Brothers (and others) were honest about the games they produce. That’s right, the writer of Sally Forth is actually pretty funny, and as it …

Google Earth Tour Highlights National Park Google Earth Tour Highlights National Park

In a guest post over at the Google Lat Long Blog today, Ben Fash of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy announced how the group used the Google Earth Outreach Developer Grant it received late last year. The Parks Conservancy, …

CNN Mashable Acquisition Rumors Are Back CNN Mashable Acquisition Rumors Are Back
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There were rumors going around at SXSW in April that CNN was in talks to acquire Mashable. Here’s what Reuters had to say about it at the time: Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore at reportedly denied the rumors to Mashable staff. …

Geek Art: Sexy Disney Princesses in Real Life

Have you ever wondered fantasized about what Disney princesses looked like in real life? Admit it. If you were ever an adolescent boy this had to be the case. If you were an adolescent girl, you probably did the same, …

UBS Lost $350 Million on Facebook IPO Trades UBS Lost $350 Million on Facebook IPO Trades
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Earlier this week we reported that the Nasdaq stock exchange had set aside $40 million to compensate investors who were hurt financially by the computer glitch that plagued Facebook trading early on during the IPO launch. You might recall, the …

Apple To Unveil Developer Analytics Tool That Preserves User Privacy Apple To Unveil Developer Analytics Tool That Preserves User Privacy

In a world where virtually every computer is connected to virtually every other computer, millions of people spend countless hours reading and posting to social networks, and so many of us carry our own little internet boxes in our pockets, …

SpaceX’s Success May Lead To Military Contracts SpaceX’s Success May Lead To Military Contracts

SpaceX made history 2 weeks ago becoming the very first private company to launch a capsule into space and have it dock with the International Space Station. Now that the Dragon has successfully returned to earth, SpaceX can start working …

Lindsay Lohan Hospitalized After Crash With 18-Wheeler
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Lindsay Lohan was hospitalized earlier today after slamming her Porsche into the back of an 18-wheeler on the highway in L.A. Early reports say she has no life threatening injuries, but officials haven’t released what the cause of the accident …

Your Grandma Isn’t the Only Grandma on Facebook Your Grandma Isn’t the Only Grandma on Facebook

Sure, to the younger users who poke fun at their grandparents (and parents, in some cases) for their often confusing interactions and general lack of understanding, it may seem like Facebook is no country for old (wo)men. As Facebook continues …

Google Street View Can Stay in Switzerland, but with Restrictions Google Street View Can Stay in Switzerland, but with Restrictions
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Google was given the green light to continue driving its Street Cars around in Switzerland today, according to the Electronic Privacy Information Center, but the permission carries with it a series of regulations that Google must comply with in order …

Resident Evil 6 Gets Two Collections For PS3 And Xbox 360
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Capcom’s biggest hit this year is obviously going to be Resident Evil 6. The franchise has brought in more and more fans over the years as it has moved away from its survival-horror roots to the more action focused horror-shooter …