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Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Gives $300 Million For Brain Research

The Allen Institute for Brain Science announced Wednesday that Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen had donated $300 million to launch an effort to map the brain’s basic circuitry of perception. The Seattle-based nonprofit institute plans to build over the coming decade …

China Beats Out U.S. In iOS, Android Activations China Beats Out U.S. In iOS, Android Activations

China has recently surpassed the United States in iOS and Android activations for the first time, and is now the fastest growing device market in the world. China also has the fastest growth in application usage, which correlates with that …

[Viral Video] Blonde Calculates The Meaning of “MPH”

This video is picking up speed on YouTube. If you thought the dad shooting his daughter’s laptop was going to cause tension in the family home, wait til this giys wife figures out that she’s been made a laughingstock of …

comScore Ranks Top 50 Web Properties for February 2012 comScore Ranks Top 50 Web Properties for February 2012

comScore has released a report raking the top 50 web properties in the United States for February 2012. The data, gathered from the comScore Media Metrix service, shows some of the trends in web traffic during February. Not surprisingly, Google, …

Madoff ‘Disappointed’ Mets Fraud Suit Was Settled

The Notorious Ponzi sceme perpetrator, Bernie Madoff was in contact with Irving Picard last week to express his disappointment in the Mets fraud case not going to trial. The fraud case against the Mets was settled early monday for a …

Google Earth, Maps Update Imagery To A Plethora Of Places Google Earth, Maps Update Imagery To A Plethora Of Places

Google’s Lat Long Blog announced imagery updates a plenty today that touch on nearly every part of the globe. Seriously, if you live on Earth, you probably live somewhere that is included in the new imagery in Google Earth and …

Tebow Trade Hits A Snag: Jets May Not Be Able To Afford Him

The much-talked about and highly volatile subject of Tim Tebow being traded to the New York Jets gets yet another wrinkle today, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter has just reported that they agreed to the deal before realizing they would have …

Man Flies on Bird Wings Using a Wii Remote and HTC Phone
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On Monday a Dutch man named Jarno Smeets uploaded a video to YouTube of what he purports to be himself flying using homemade bird wings: Looks fake, doesn’t it? Well, Smeets has an entire website full of detail on how …

Russian Police Arrest 8 in Carberp Trojan Case

Russian authorities have arrested eight men suspected of using the Carberp Trojan and other malware, to make millions through electronic banking fraud. The men arrested are suspected of being members of a Moscow-based gang that was going after the bank …

Twitter Turns Six, Claims 140 Million Active Users Twitter Turns Six, Claims 140 Million Active Users

At 12:50 pm on March 21st, 2006, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first ever tweet. It said “just setting up my twttr.” Now, six years later, Twitter is an indelible part of millions of people’s lives. That’s right, …

Social Login Option Boosts Online Retail [Infographic] Social Login Option Boosts Online Retail [Infographic]
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I hate creating a new account whenever I want to make a purchase with another online retailer. When given the option, I almost invariably prefer to “complete the transaction as a guest.” Sure, my personal information (and yours too) is …

China Takes The Lead In Worldwide iOS, Android Activations China Takes The Lead In Worldwide iOS, Android Activations

China has passed the U.S. to become the global leader in new iOS and Android activations. China has been the world’s largest mobile phone market for some time, now it appears to have become the top smartphone market as well. …

Study Now Shows BP Oil Leak Entered Food Chain

Since the explosion on the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, scientists have been working to understand the impact that this disaster has had on the environment. For months, crude oil gushed …

BBB Warns of Walmart Text Message Scam BBB Warns of Walmart Text Message Scam

The Better Business Bureau has warned of a new scam regarding cellular text messages which offer a potential $1,000 Walmart gift card. Uninformed recipients are then taken to a website which prompts the entry of personal information, after they click …

“The Situation” In Rehab For Substance Abuse

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, one of the stars of the MTV reality show “Jersey Shore” has reportedly entered rehab for substance abuse. A rep for Sorrentino told TMZ in a statement that they would not confirm why he is there, …

Supreme Court Limits Patents: No Natural Laws

On Tuesday, the supreme court unanimously ruled that they would not allow inventors or corporations to patent discoveries based on “laws of nature”. The decision came out of an application by Nestle S.A. unit Prometheus Laboratories Inc. that involved a …

Advancing Tech Also Means Electronic Waste Advancing Tech Also Means Electronic Waste

The percentage of electronic waste occupying our landfills has grown at an alarming rate over the last decade, giving rise to concerns about the toxicity of components used in consumer electronics. Researchers at the University of Florida are looking for …

America Is Impatient Thanks To The Internet America Is Impatient Thanks To The Internet

The Internet sure is great, isn’t it? It allows us to conveniently search for information, shop and be entertained all from the comfort of our homes. That convenience comes with a price – we’re all turning into impatient jerks. Online …

New Device Allows Paraplegics to Stand New Device Allows Paraplegics to Stand
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A research and development company in Istanbul has developed a new device that they hope will replace traditional wheelchairs for paraplegics. The device, dubbed the Tek RMD, has the user strap into it and then provides handles with which the …

YouTube’s New Auto-Editing Tool Fixes Shakiness, Underexposure YouTube’s New Auto-Editing Tool Fixes Shakiness, Underexposure

There’s a lot amateur videos uploaded to YouTube that were probably great in concept but one giant avalanche of fail in execution. Whether the video is unbearably too dark or so shaky it induces motion-sickness in users, it doesn’t take …

Zynga Acquires “Draw Something” Makers OMGPOP
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Earlier we reported that Zynga had made a deal to acquire OMGPOP, and now it is official. The social gaming giant behind such popular games as Words With Friends and Farmville has bought the makers off breakout hit “Draw Something” …

“Pretty Little Liars” Finale Received the Most Social Media Buzz in TV History

Pretty Little Liars season 2 finale “Unmasked” generated the most social media traffic of any regularly scheduled series in the history of television. The series is number one for female demographics aged 12 to 34 during its time slot (the …

Jason Russell’s Breakdown Was “Brief Reactive Psychosis” Following KONY 2012

Recent viral success Kony 2012 has been seen by over 100 million people, and doubtless millions of those viewers have also seen recent videos of Filmmaker and Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell’s public nudity incident, or heard reports of his …

Quantum Computing Goes Beyond Binary Quantum Computing Goes Beyond Binary

The alphabet of data processing could include more elements than the “0″ and “1″ in future. An international research team has achieved a new kind of bit with single electrons, called quantum bits, or qubits. With them, considerably more than …