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Hollie Cavanagh Eliminated from American Idol: Twitter Reacts
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Hollie Cavanagh, 18 year-old singer and “American Idol” hopeful, was eliminated on last night’s episode of the popular American television program. After belting out her rendition of Bonnie Raitt‘s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” — a song that was …

FYX No Longer Offering Its ‘Global Mode’ Workaround FYX No Longer Offering Its ‘Global Mode’ Workaround

We reported this past week on FYX, the new ISP in New Zealand that offered a “Global Mode” that would have let its users access geo-blocked content like Netflix. Those plans have been dialed back as FYX rescinds the service …

Famous Hands Artwork Waves At The Masses

When art can express something without a lot of visuals or work, kind of like a minimalist style, I become completely enthralled. Rocco Malatestam, A freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Berlin, Germany, has created a series of paintings …

Steve Jobs in Ghostbusters Parody “Bluebusters”

It’s a little hard to remember at this point, with Apple reigning as one of the largest tech companies in the world, but back in 1984 Apple was the underdog. At that time IBM was Apple’s major competitor and Apple …

Serena Williams Is A Rapper Now?

Tennis champ Serena Williams, who soared past Maria Sharapova today to win a spot in the Madrid Open semifinals, has just added “rapper” onto her long list of accomplishments. Williams’ song was leaked by TMZ, and while the lyrics are …

AdWords Campaign Bid Simulator Launched AdWords Campaign Bid Simulator Launched
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Google announced the launch of the campaign bid simulator in AdWords. This is something of an extension of the bid simulator launched a few years ago. Previously, the bid simulator worked at the keyword and ad group level, but with …

Newspaper Writer Tweets Porn Video to His Followers: Twitter Reacts

Let this one serve as an important lesson to you, folks: If you’re going to attempt to get some work done in-between spending some quality time with your pornography habit, perhaps you should pay close attention to what you’re sharing …

California Bill Banning Employers From Seeking Facebook Passwords Sees Full Support California Bill Banning Employers From Seeking Facebook Passwords Sees Full Support
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This Facebook snooping by employers thing has really struck a nerve. Ever since it was reported that there was a rising trend in employers asking prospective employees to turn over their social media passwords for investigative purposes, legislatures at both …

UpMyStreet Acquired by Zoopla UpMyStreet Acquired by Zoopla

Zoopla, a UK-based property and house prices website, has just acquired veteran British web domain UpMyStreet, a localized information portal of service listings. Likewise, Zoopla itself is in the process of merging with the Daily Mail’s Digital Processing Group. UpMyStreet …

Man Plants 1,360 Acre Forest Single-Handedly
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For the last 30 years, Jadav Payeng has been planting trees. Lots of trees. The Assam, India native has planted enough trees to turn a 550-hectare sandbar into a lush rainforest. Enough trees to create an outdoor habitat for five …

iCloud Web Interface Getting Notes And Reminders iCloud Web Interface Getting Notes And Reminders
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On Tuesday we brought you news that Apple was testing iOS-style banner notifications for the iCloud web interface. The notifications, which appear to have been a test that was made public by accident, revealed that Apple is at least considering …

Angry Birds Maker Announces Next Game

Today on Finnish morning talk show “Yle’s breakfast television,” Rovio’s CEO Mikael Hed dropped the news that they will be releasing a new game that has neither the word “Angry” or the word “Birds” in the main title. The new …

Mobile Privacy: Who’s Responsible for the Concerns? Mobile Privacy: Who’s Responsible for the Concerns?

As smartphones become more prevalent, mobile privacy issues also become much more of a concern. The root of the issue is with the user data that the apps collect. Consumers obviously want a great user experience, but they also want their data – personal information- respected, which makes for a challenging situation.

The Rise of Geosocial-Based Internet Services [Pew Research] The Rise of Geosocial-Based Internet Services [Pew Research]

It seems like everyday there’s another location-based service popping up to offer us an incentive to either broadcast our location of cash in on some exclusive deal. Sites like Foursquare and Gowalla were the focus of Pew Internet Research’s latest …

USPS Will Not Deliver iPads, Other Electronics Overseas After May 16th USPS Will Not Deliver iPads, Other Electronics Overseas After May 16th

New regulations set to take effect on May 16th mean that the United States Postal Service will stop shipping iPads, Kindles, and any other devices that runs on Lithium batteries overseas, due to the risks those batteries pose to the …

Glitch in Google Reviews for Places Glitch in Google Reviews for Places
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Hamish McKenzie over at PandoDaily recently noticed an interesting “glitch” regarding how Google lists its reviews of various places in search. For example, when searching for Fior d’Italia Restaurant in San Francisco, Google initially presents 145 reviews. Though, when actually …

MapQuest’s Going to Trust You Know How to Get Out of Your Neighborhood MapQuest’s Going to Trust You Know How to Get Out of Your Neighborhood

Whenever you look up directions with a map service – it doesn’t matter which one you fancy, be it Google Maps, Bing Maps, MapQuest, or whatever – if you enter your address as the starting point, the directions will invariably …

Yahoo! Sinks as Google and Bing Rise Yahoo! Sinks as Google and Bing Rise
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The comScore search engine data for April isn’t out until tomorrow, but Search Engine Land has an unnamed source that has given them a rundown of the numbers. The story they tell is one we saw unfolding as far back …

True Blood Character Posters Get Us Ready For Season 5

We’re a little under a month before HBO begins season five of its fan-favorite vampire story that follows the adventures of one Sookie Stackhouse. I am, of course, talking about the return of True Blood, which stakes its way back …

Facebook Posts Get CA Police Chief In Hot Water Facebook Posts Get CA Police Chief In Hot Water

Facebook has the strong ability to get people in trouble for posting stuff that they shouldn’t or principals making fake accounts to spy on their students. Most people get in trouble for the stuff that they have posted that disparages …

Louis Vuitton Wants To Demolish Hundreds of Websites Louis Vuitton Wants To Demolish Hundreds of Websites

Louis Vuitton, the manufacturer of expensive handbags carried by thousands of people who usually cannot afford to do so, is asking a Florida court to put the hurt on hundreds of websites that sell knock-off Vitton products. Their targets: louiszvuitton.com, …

Facebook Stock Demand Outweighs Availability Facebook Stock Demand Outweighs Availability

Despite harsh criticism of Mark Zuckerberg’s less-than-professional fashion preferences and investors opinion that Facebook is way overvalued, demand for the stock already has investors lining up to get a piece of the social network. According to Yahoo news, a source …

Verizon Follows Twitter’s Example And Joins Friends Of The Internet Club Verizon Follows Twitter’s Example And Joins Friends Of The Internet Club
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Twitter impressed all of us this week when they laid the legal smackdown on the state of New York over their attempt to subpoena Tweets from a member of the Occupy movement. It showed that some companies in the tech …

Mark Consuelos Used To Be A Stripper

Kelly Ripa, the spunky, chirpy host of “Live! With Kelly”, is so unfailingly perky and sweet, it’s hard to imagine her harboring a dark secret. And in a way, she doesn’t…but her husband does. Mark Consuelos, the hunky Spanish/Italian actor …