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Sony Considered Dropping Optical Drive From PS4
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One of the biggest contentions amongst console gamers these days is the digital media versus physical media argument. I have a 50 MB connection and I do not trade in games, so what do I need a physical optical drive …

PayPal Adds 4 UK Stores to Offline Payment Solution PayPal Adds 4 UK Stores to Offline Payment Solution

PayPal had recently announced on its blog that it’s outfitting 15 new U.S. brick and mortar retailers to use its offline payment and shopping solutions. The stores include Abercrombie & Fitch, Advance Auto Parts, Aéropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Barnes & …

Will Google Glass Interfere With Facebook’s Plans? Will Google Glass Interfere With Facebook’s Plans?

Forbes has a report on Google Glass comparing it to Instagram and the new Facebook Camera app for iOS. The report argues that Glass will be standing in the way of Facebook’s maneuvering for a larger mobile presence. These sorts …

56 Years Worth Of Tornado Tracks
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What you see in the lead image is courtesy of John Nelson, who took 56 years worth of tornado data (in the United States) and created the awesome-yet-frightening map that charts the path of every tornado that was reported in …

Facebook Shuts-Down Kayak’s Plans to Go Public Facebook Shuts-Down Kayak’s Plans to Go Public

Just weeks ago, right before Facebook’s much anticipated initial public offering, Kayak announced that they were ready to go public in a deal that would raise as much as $150 million. The plan was to let the mighty momentum from …

Google Voice Makes It Easier to Screen Those Mystery Callers Google Voice Makes It Easier to Screen Those Mystery Callers

Google Voice has been a boon for those of us who are uber-discerning when it comes to answering the phone. It’s sometimes too vague to simply screen all of the calls and forward everybody to the same bland voicemail message. …

Fergie Vacation Photo Causes a Stir on Twitter
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Fergie vacation photos are apparently not to be missed. While bath salt-addled individuals unceremoniously chew the faces off complete strangers here in the States, Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie — also known to some of us as one of the …

Apple Buys Music Editing Company Redmatica Apple Buys Music Editing Company Redmatica

Earlier this morning we told you about Apple CEO Tim Cook’s comments on Apple’s focus on secrecy. He insisted on the importance of maintaining secrecy when it comes to Apple’s products, and noted that such secrecy includes not publicizing the …

Microsoft Announces Office 365 For Government Microsoft Announces Office 365 For Government

All the tech companies pretty much just compete with each other these days with the same products with one coming out later than the other. Microsoft has been on the backburner for a while now releasing their own versions of …

Aaron Sorkin: Whoever Plays Steve Jobs Needs To Be Intelligent Aaron Sorkin: Whoever Plays Steve Jobs Needs To Be Intelligent

Earlier this month, we received confirmation on the rumor that Aaron Sorkin would be the man to adapt the screenplay for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. The film, slated for release in 2014, will be based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling …

Neelie Kroes Discusses European Net Neutrality Neelie Kroes Discusses European Net Neutrality

Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner for Digital Agenda and Vice President of the European Commission, is an active supporter of net neutrality and all that it entails. In fact, she goes beyond the idea of an open net and in …

Facebook Opens New Office In Dubai Facebook Opens New Office In Dubai

Facebook is ready to begin expansion into the Middle East and North Africa and the first step is to open an office in Dubai. Facebook already has 45 million users in that region and they have already seen advertising interest …

Paper Superheroes Make The Cut!!
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(image) Spiderman Superheroes on the prowl would make you feel a lot safer right? What if those superheroes were made out of paper? What if they didn’t prowl around but just sit there? Would you still feel as safe? Or …

Google+ Local Reveals Google’s Plan For Zagat Google+ Local Reveals Google’s Plan For Zagat
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Google has announced that it’s rolling out Google+ Local, which it bills as “a simple way to discover and share local information”. Google is finally revealing just what it’s going to do with it’s Zagat acquisition, as Google+ Local features …

Google Knows Best, and You Shouldn’t Ask Any Questions About That Google Knows Best, and You Shouldn’t Ask Any Questions About That
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For all the good things that Google has brought into the world, everything from free and amazing emails to mapping the moon and Earth’s ocean floor to driver-less cars, the company has also become an undisputed master of obfuscation. Anytime …

Bieber State of Emergency May Be Declared in Norway
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Bieber State of Emergency is about to be declared in Oslo, Norway after gaggles of European fans showed up to get a good look at the teen pop sensation. We’re not talking a few dozen kids and their parents — …

Miami Cannibal: Police Piece Together Day Of Attack
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Given the extremely horrifying circumstances of the “Miami cannibal” story, one of the questions on everyone’s mind is, “Why?” Why did Rudy Eugene suddenly decide to attack a homeless man and eat his face? Answers aren’t immediately forthcoming, but Miami …

Windows 8 User Agreement Forbids Class Action Lawsuits Windows 8 User Agreement Forbids Class Action Lawsuits
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The class action lawsuit is the most valued weapon in the consumer’s arsenal. It allows consumers to bring the wrongdoings of companies into the wider public sphere of discussion and get others who have been wronged to add their voices …

Mary Meeker’s KPCB Internet Trends Report 2012 Mary Meeker’s KPCB Internet Trends Report 2012

Mary Meeker has just released her annual Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers report of internet trends. The document is typically massive, and comes in at 112 pages this year. KPCB partner Meeker, a venture capitalist and former Wall Street securities …

Verizon Doubles FiOS Speeds to 300 Mbps Verizon Doubles FiOS Speeds to 300 Mbps

Verizon today announced that next month it will double the speeds for its FiOS broadband service. The company will be introducing a 300 Mbps connection as its highest-tier option. As Ars Technica points out, this is faster than most single-band …

Study: 1 in 5 Americans Pee in the Pool

Memorial Day weekend has passed. Pools are open across the country and the official welcome party for summer is over. If you went to a crowded pool this weekend, or if you plan to the rest of this summer, you …

Battlefield 3 Premium Laid Out in New Document
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The information about the new Battlefield 3 Premium is coming like an avalanche now. It started this morning with a big oops by the European Playstation Blog that had erroneously put on their store update that Battlefield 3 Premium was …

Mark Zuckerberg Forgoes The Tip On European Honeymoon Mark Zuckerberg Forgoes The Tip On European Honeymoon
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It has been a busy month for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Not only did his company go public (and take quite the epic nosedive), but the 28-year-old billionaire married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan. The newlyweds visited Italy for their Honeymoon, …

Todd Frazier Hero: Twitter Reacts

Todd Frazier hero: Most Cincinnati Reds fans already knew this, but now his heroism has extended beyond the playing field. While grabbing a bite to eat with teammate Ryan Ludwick in downtown Pittsburgh, someone seated at the restaurant began choking. …