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Steam Details Extent Of Hacking Attack, Backup File Was Stolen

You may remember late last year that Steam, Valve’s digital distribution platform, was hacked and taken down for a while. The extent of the damage wasn’t exactly known until now. On Friday, Gabe Newell took to Steam to tell users …

Yahoo Reportedly Getting Big Reorganization Yahoo Reportedly Getting Big Reorganization

There are a lot of changes happening at Yahoo these days. Recently, we’ve seen the appointment of Scott Thompson (pictured above) to the CEO position. We’ve seen co-founder and former CEO Jerry Yang step down from all positions at the …

Apple Shares Crossed The $500 Milestone Today Apple Shares Crossed The $500 Milestone Today

When it comes to money, Apple is the pinball wizard who never misses the replay. Every few days in 2012 (and every day every year, really, but 2012 especially), it seems like the company keeps getting richer and richer. Today …

Rumor: Apple Threatening Pegatron Over Ultrabook Production Rumor: Apple Threatening Pegatron Over Ultrabook Production

Asustek makes a MacBook Air competitor called the Zenbook. The Chinese manufacturer of the Zenbook, Pegatron Technology, just got an order to make iPhones for Apple. I bet you can see where this is going. 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple …

Deadmau5 Trolls Skrillex At The Grammys, Tweets His Phone Number To The Masses Deadmau5 Trolls Skrillex At The Grammys, Tweets His Phone Number To The Masses
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What’s better than a little bit of good, simple, old-fashioned trolling? If you watched the Grammys last night, you probably caught the Foo Fighters/deadmau5 performance (or better yet, Dave Grohl’s awkward dancing once he left the stage and deadmau5 took …

Finding Romance in Video Chat Rooms on the Rise Finding Romance in Video Chat Rooms on the Rise
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According to a study conducted by Stargazer Video Chat, finding love online via video chat is on the rise in 2012. With online dating being a 4 billion dollar industry, garnering 593 million hits from U.S. users alone in 2011, …

Harvard Creates Paper Robots That Run Off Air Harvard Creates Paper Robots That Run Off Air
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Researchers at Harvard University have discovered a way to use paper to manufacture robots that can produce semi-complicated actions via air channels called pneuNets. The group, which is lead by Professor George Whitesides, utilizes silicones to create tiny air channels …

Google Health Search “Improvements” Announced Google Health Search “Improvements” Announced

Google announced today that it has made efforts to improve the quality of health-related searches. Google’s Chief Health Strategist, Roni Zeiger, MD, writes on Google’s Inside Search Blog: Every day, people search on Google for health information. Many of these …

Breaking: EU Approves Google To Buy Motorola Breaking: EU Approves Google To Buy Motorola
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After five months, European Union regulators have approved of the purchase of Motorola Mobility by Internet search giant Google, Inc. The main reason Google wants to purchase Motorola is to increase its stable of patents. The EU was mainly concerned …

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Trailer Releases, Grab Your Ax Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Trailer Releases, Grab Your Ax

It was only a matter of time before a movie was made, based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s New York Time’s bestselling book, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. The book which spawned this legendary cover (which poses as a decoration in my house). …

MIT’s Free Online Course Enrollment Begins Today MIT’s Free Online Course Enrollment Begins Today
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The power and knowledge that education brings to somebody is priceless. MIT is cutting the price for that priceless education down to its namesake – free. Bloomberg is reporting that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will begin offering a free …

Valentine’s Day Google Doodle In Japan Features Tony Bennett Ballad Valentine’s Day Google Doodle In Japan Features Tony Bennett Ballad
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In case you weren’t aware, we here in the United States are at the end of the quotidian cycle. North America is literally the last continent to say goodbye to a calendar day and we’re also last to greet the …

Living Social: New Venue In Washington, D.C. Living Social: New Venue In Washington, D.C.

Living Social is going to be trying something different to promote special events, new products, and unique vendors. Today it announced the forthcoming opening of a new physical venue space in the Washington, D.C. area. The space will provide a …

Tiger Woods Gets A Tech Beatdown At Pebble Beach Pro-Am Tiger Woods Gets A Tech Beatdown At Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Phil Mickelson isn’t the only one who crushed Tiger Woods over the weekend. Lately, we all know that Tiger Woods has been struggling to get his game back on track after a series of injuries and off-the-course indiscretions knocked him …

Zynga Sued Over Patent Infringement By Small Tech Company
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Zynga is being taken to court, but not over their games – it’s over patents. Personalized Media Communications filed a patent suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Zynga. They claim that the social …

SMW12: Live Video Feed Lineup From Conference SMW12: Live Video Feed Lineup From Conference

The Social Media Week conference is happening in 12 cities around the world this week. We discussed the conference in general here earlier. And you can sneak a peek at the lineup for the week here. There is a wealth …

YouTube For Google TV Gets Some Improvements YouTube For Google TV Gets Some Improvements
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Google is launching updates to YouTube for Google TV with the goal of making it faster and easier to find good content. “First you’ll notice the app works faster with smoother navigation for a better experience,” says product manager Jurek …

SMW12: San Francisco Lineup for Monday SMW12: San Francisco Lineup for Monday

We gave you the Monday lineup of Social Media Week events for NYC in a previous article. There are tons of events in the San Francisco area, as well. For a complete listing, go to this page. Here are a …

Lego Prosthetic Arm Makes Robots Less Scary, More Kid-Approved Lego Prosthetic Arm Makes Robots Less Scary, More Kid-Approved

Could you really be afraid of a Rise of the Machine-esque future if your robot tormentors were made of Legos? Probably not. Nevertheless, giving you a glimpse of that possible future is this Lego model of a fully mobile prosthetic …

The Pirate Bay Switching To Magnet Links February 29 The Pirate Bay Switching To Magnet Links February 29
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The Pirate Bay is the torrent site that refuses to die. Their founders were sentenced to prison and they still keep on chugging. They are now changing the site in a fundamental way on February 29 that will keep them …

NASCAR Seeks Silicon Valley Sponsorship NASCAR Seeks Silicon Valley Sponsorship

Nascar has announced that it is seeking sponsorship from technology companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google. NASCAR has about 90 million fans and has been around for over 60 years. Recently they are hoping to incorporate more technology into the …

Jennifer Hudson’s Whitney Houston Tribute Wows Twitter Jennifer Hudson’s Whitney Houston Tribute Wows Twitter

At the 54th annual Grammy Awards, it was Adele who walked off carrying a lot of gold. But singer and Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson stole at least a little bit of her thunder with a simple, but moving tribute …

SMW12: NYC Conference Lineup for Monday SMW12: NYC Conference Lineup for Monday

The Social Media Week conference takes place in 12 cities around the world. You can learn more about the conference in general here, including information on how to follow the conference on Twitter and blogs. If you are curious about …

S. Korea ISP Wants Cut Of Internet TV Profits From Google, Apple S. Korea ISP Wants Cut Of Internet TV Profits From Google, Apple

While Google, Apple, Samsung, and other technology leaders race to populate your living room with Internet-enabled televisions, an internet service provider in South Korea might be revealing itself to be a green-eyed monster for all that Internet TV action. KT …