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Google Maps Comes To The Nintendo Entertainment System Google Maps Comes To The Nintendo Entertainment System
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This may be my favorite April Fool’s offering from Google ever (and they’ve done a lot of things). They’ve created Google Maps for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), complete with a special cartridge and controllers (for voice search input). You …

Should You Block Google From Crawling Your Slower Pages? Should You Block Google From Crawling Your Slower Pages?
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Google’s head of web spam, Matt Cutts put out a new video discussing site speed’s impact on rankings. This is not the first time Cutts has addressed the issue, but it’s a somewhat different take than we’ve seen before, as …

Privacy Discussed At Google Events Privacy Discussed At Google Events

Google has a new YouTube channel up for videos from its Big Tent events. It’s separated into categories like Freedom of Expression, Privacy, Digital Literacy, etc. We put together the freedom of expression videos into one post here. Following are …

14 Powerful Free Speech Videos From Google’s Big Tent Events 14 Powerful Free Speech Videos From Google’s Big Tent Events
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Google has a new YouTube channel for its “Big Tent” events full of wonderful videos featuring keynotes and other inspirational discussions on topic like free speech, privacy, digital literacy, the economy and arts & culture. “The Internet has transformed society …

Create Your Own Infographic From Your Facebook, Twitter & YouTube Activity Create Your Own Infographic From Your Facebook, Twitter & YouTube Activity

Intel seems to be really getting into infographics. They just put one out about what’s happening on the Internet every minute, and they’re also offering a tool where users can grant access to their Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts, and …

Expedia Complains To EU About Google Ahead Of Antitrust Decision Expedia Complains To EU About Google Ahead Of Antitrust Decision
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The EU is expected to make a decision on how to proceed in an antitrust investigation of Google after Easter. EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said as much earlier this week. That leaves time for more to complain about Google …

Apps Can Help You Positively Connect With Customers Apps Can Help You Positively Connect With Customers

People love their apps. Studies show that 70% of mobile users have over ten apps. Some peole have over 50. How can this benefit you as a business person? If you represent a company, over half of your customers are …

Senator Al Franken Blasts Google And Facebook on Privacy Senator Al Franken Blasts Google And Facebook on Privacy

Senator Al Franken, in a speech to the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, railed against Facebook, Google, and cell phone carriers for the massive amount of information they keep on users. “What we’re seeing is that, just like Americans’ pocketbooks …

Amazon Appstore Generates Far More Revenue Than Than Google Play Amazon Appstore Generates Far More Revenue Than Than Google Play
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Amazon’s Android Appstore generates far more revenue than Google Play, and nearly as much as the iOS App Store. A recent study found that apps that rely on in-app purchases for revenue make the most money from the iOS versions …

Doll Face Trend Encourages the Sexualization of Children?
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Dakota Rose is known to her fans as Kota Koti and she is reaching a global audience through her fashion and beauty enhancement tutorials. What makes Koti stand out is her doll-like look. Other reporters claim that she looks like …

Screeners Find 8 FT. Python: Snakes On A Plane!
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The Cambridge News out of the UK reported that Stansted Airport workers were a little freaked out last Friday when they discovered an eight-foot albino reticulated python inside of one of the packages sent through for screening. While using an …

iPhone’s True Cost: Coltan Wars, Air Emissions, & Miscarriages iPhone’s True Cost: Coltan Wars, Air Emissions, & Miscarriages
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On paper, an iPhone 4S will run you as low as $199 if you hitch up with a wireless carrier contract; picking up one free of a contract will pump that price up to at least $649.00. Excepting the monthly …

Battlefield 3 Developer Explains USAS-12 Frag Rounds
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The frag rounds in the damn USAS-12. It seemed as though every time I turned a corner I was getting shot in the face by one. It got so bad, I said to hell with it and started using one …

Groupon Q4, Full-Year 2011 Earnings Get Revision Groupon Q4, Full-Year 2011 Earnings Get Revision

Groupon announced some revisions to its recent earnings report today, including a $14.3 million reduction in Q4 revenue, which was originally reported as $506.5 million, up 194% year-over-year. Operating expenses were also increased, reducing operating income by $30 million, net …

Adding A Start Button In Windows 8? Adding A Start Button In Windows 8?
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The lack of a Start button on the consumer preview of Windows 8 left some surprised, perhaps even shocked… Maybe confused is a better descriptor. Now, thanks to a desktop app created by Stardock, you can now resurrect your Start …

Final Four Tickets: Only for the Rich and Famous
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Plan on going to the Final Four this Saturday? Plan on spending an arm and a leg. In 1964 the cost of a single ticket was $7. Fast forward to today and you’ll be spending $235 for the nosebleed section. …

Spotify Launches History of Music Timeline Spotify Launches History of Music Timeline

On the heels of Facebook’s new Timeline for fan pages feature, Spotify has launched its own ‘History of Music’ Timeline. The new Timeline dates back to 1000 AD, and facilitates a fan page destination where users can discover, listen to …

Tim Tebow Tweets Jets Love, Promises

Tim Tebow hasn’t had much time to devote to Twitter lately; between a scandalous trade to the New York Jets after the Broncos essentially dumped him for Peyton Manning and a recent lawsuit between Nike and Reebok over jerseys bearing …

RIM Insists They Are Not Abandoning Consumer Market RIM Insists They Are Not Abandoning Consumer Market

RIM has issued a statement insisting it is not exiting the consumer smartphone market, despite reports from numerous media outlets. When RIM’s earnings report for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 was published yesterday, it painted a bleak picture …

Master Copy of Prince of Persia Discovered

Creator Jordan Mechner has found the long lost original Apple II master copy of his classic Prince of Persia. It had been lost for ten years. The 3.5″ disks of the original game were discovered by Mechner’s father (composer for …

Minecraft Prerelease 1.2.5 Now Available
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We reported at the beginning of the month that Mojang hired on former Bukkit members to help steer the future of Minecraft. They must have been put right to work when they arrived at Mojang because we’re already on the …

inXile Entertainment Gets Help For Wasteland 2

Good news and bad news time. The good news is that inXile Entertainment, the party responsible for the sequel to Wasteland 2, has got Obsidian Entertainment on board for the game. The bad news? There is a catch. The project …

New Microbe Converts Carbon Dioxide into Fuel
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A study published today in the journal Science details how researchers at UCLA have succeeded in converting carbon dioxide into liquid fuel. Things gets a bit technical from here, so I’ll give the summary upfront: A team at the Henry …

National Cleavage Day, The Lottery, and April Fool’s

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 …