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IAB Reveals New Video Ad Standards Update IAB Reveals New Video Ad Standards Update

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) made a couple of noteworthy announcements today. The first is release of an update to its in-stream video ad standards; the second, the kickoff of a “Rising Stars” video competition devoted to digital video. “The …

Chocolate Printer Now Available For Purchase Chocolate Printer Now Available For Purchase
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Although they just missed Easter, a UK company called Choc Edge is now selling the world’s only commercial chocolate printer. The idea behind the printer is similar to that of a MakerBot, but instead of plastics, the “Choc Creator Version …

RIM Exec Clarifies Claims About PlayBook Sideloading RIM Exec Clarifies Claims About PlayBook Sideloading

Last week on Twitter Alec Saunders, Vice President of Developer Relations for RIM, stirred up some controversy with statements about future support for sideloading in the next version of the BlackBerry PlayBook operating system. In case you’re not familiar, sideloading …

Infographic Compares App Store Figures Infographic Compares App Store Figures

Key Comparisons: iTunes is by far the most profitable platform in terms of apps sold. Google Play has nearly as many apps, but over 79% of them have been downloaded less than a hundred times. only 4.6% have been downloaded …

Google Apps Now Being Used By Governments In Canada Google Apps Now Being Used By Governments In Canada

Canada is known for a lot of things – hockey, moose and the ever so delicious Poutine. One thing it was not known for, however, was using Google Apps in its cities to connect government workers. Edmonton, Alberta is changing …

Computer Science Enrollments up 10% Computer Science Enrollments up 10%

A recent report shed some light on a movement calling primary school teachers to get a better handle on computer science in general, to better educate their students as the tech economy in the U.S becomes more vital – and …

Skullgirls Highlights April 10th Playstation Store Update

The new update for the Playstation Store is now live! This weeks features include 2D fighting game “Skullgirls” and the super silly “World Gone Sour” where you star as a piece of candy whose goal it is to be eaten. …

Ford & Yahoo! “Plugged In” For New Reality Series Ford & Yahoo! “Plugged In” For New Reality Series

Today Yahoo! and Ford have announced a new reality series which will be featured on Yahoo’s Video Destination. “Plugged In” will showcase teams of contestants who compete to actually win a new Ford Focus Electric. Viewers will be urged to …

Bill 964 Protects Employees From Having Their Facebook Activities Monitored

Reports indicate that several Baltimore employers have been asking for passwords to their employees social networking sites in an attempt to monitor their employees’ background and activities more closely. Such practices created a public outcry and Baltimore has passed a …

With Internal Routing, Chips Could Function as Mini “Internets” With Internal Routing, Chips Could Function as Mini “Internets”

Computer chips have stopped getting faster. In order to keep increasing chips’ computational power at the rate to which we’ve grown accustomed, chipmakers are instead giving them additional “cores,” or processing units. Today, a typical chip might have six or …

Melissa Gilbert Tweets Her Condition After DWTS Injury
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The seasoned dancers on “Dancing With The Stars” make it all look so easy, doing complicated turns and flips in their sparkly costumes with grace. But dancing is hard work; it takes a toll on the bones and muscles in …

Google Finance Adds TPE, CNSX Realtime Quotes Google Finance Adds TPE, CNSX Realtime Quotes

Google announced the addition of realtime quotes from Canada and Taiwan to Google Finance today. “Here at Google, we get excited by bringing our users relevant information at blazing speeds. So, why would we want to make users wait 15 …

Rick Santorum, Zebras, and Gluten Allergies

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 …

Mercedes-Benz Hits The Road With Google Maps API Mercedes-Benz Hits The Road With Google Maps API

Mercedes-Benz is steadily becoming what some might consider the iCar. First, the car company debuted its first smart car at CES 2012. Then, Mercedes-Benz announced that Apple’s Siri would be included in its A-Class line of vehicles, plus it has …

500px Offers New $20 Premium Plan 500px Offers New $20 Premium Plan

Toronto-based image hosting site 500px, which calls itself ‘the best photography site in the world,’ has just unveiled a new level in its pay plans, simply called called ‘Plus.’ At first glance, one might suspect that 500px is to Flickr …

Google’s Social Network (Orkut) Gets More Musical Google’s Social Network (Orkut) Gets More Musical

Google seems to be taking a page out of the Facebook playbook and giving its social network a more musical experience. Unfortunately for many of you, we’re not talking about Google+, but Google’s other social network, Orkut. “What could be …

Star Wars: The Old Repbulic Patch 1.2 Going Live on Thursday
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Subscribers to Electronic Arts (EA) and Bioware’s Star Wars MMO have been waiting months for many of the features that were promised at the launch of the game in December. Users won’t have to wait much longer, since Patch 1.2 …

California GameStops Must Issue DLC Warnings On Used Games
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The gaming industry and consumer have been at odds for a while now. The gaming industry is locked out of used game revenue that gamers rely upon to save money while GameStop rakes in the dough. To combat this, publishers …

YouTube Live Celebrates One Year Anniversary YouTube Live Celebrates One Year Anniversary

In celebration of YouTube Live’s one year birthday, they are rolling out new features. Wirecast for YouTube Live A new software that comes free to YouTube Partners. It allows people to produce and stream live events directly on YouTube from …

Tablet Sales To Hit 119 Million In 2012 Tablet Sales To Hit 119 Million In 2012

When Tim Cook took the stage to announce the new iPad on March 7th, he spent some time talking about the post-PC era, for which Apple’s iPad was the “poster child.” In the two short years since Apple basically created …

Max Payne 3 Achievement and Trophy List Released

The trophy list has finally come out for the upcoming Rockstar release Max Payne 3! The bullet time-tastic game features 40 achievement/trophies with great ones like Colder Than The Devil’s Heart where you have to kill 30 enemies in less …

Usher Dead: Rumor Has Twitter Buzzing
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R&B singer Usher Raymond appears to be the latest victim of internet rumors today, as it was reported on Global Associated News that he died in a car accident. The site is reported to create fake celebrity death headlines–I suppose …

Kony 2012 and the History of Viral Video [Infographic] Kony 2012 and the History of Viral Video [Infographic]

Not too many short videos have gotten the amount of attention Kony 2012 received. In fact, the short film about Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony’s alleged crimes reached 100 million views in just six days. The only other video to …

Can the iBrain Read Stephen Hawking’s Thoughts? Can the iBrain Read Stephen Hawking’s Thoughts?
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As if out of a science fiction paperback, a team of California scientists have developed the world’s first portable brain scanner. Upon further development the innovative tool may be able to read a person’s mind. NeuroVigil’s Chairman Philip Low, named …