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Americans are More Likely to Use Tablets for Making Purchases Americans are More Likely to Use Tablets for Making Purchases

New research from Nielsen has found that smartphone and tablet owners from the United Kingdom, Italy, and Germany are more apt to make online purchases on their PCs after viewing ads on their mobile devices than Americans. Italians were the …

St. David’s Day Honored With UK Google Doodle St. David’s Day Honored With UK Google Doodle
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Today, Google is celebrating St. David’s Day with a fun little Google Doodle featuring a red dragon holding a daffodil. Both of these images are recognized as national emblems in Wales. St. David’s day is celebrated in Wales as the …

Affleck Announces Birth of Son on Facebook Affleck Announces Birth of Son on Facebook

Ben Affleck announced on his Facebook Timeline that he and Jennifer Garner welcomed a son, Samuel Garner Affleck, born Feb. 27 in Santa Monica. Affleck describes the baby as “healthy.’’ The couple have two daughters – Seraphina, 3, and Violet, …

Google To Indian Court: Objectionable Content Has Been Removed Google To Indian Court: Objectionable Content Has Been Removed
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Last month, a court in India ordered Google (among other web companies) to remove content from its search results that the court found to be objectionable on the grounds that it offended India’s religion and culture. Google complied with the …

Conservative Blogger Andrew Breitbart’s Death: Twitter Reacts
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Andrew Breitbart, controversial conservative blogger and journalist, died today at the age of 43. Many were shocked at the news today and took to Twitter to talk about it. A quick glance at tweets related to Breitbart’s untimely passing shows …

YouTube: Rob Reiner Presents ’8,’ Play About Marriage Equality YouTube: Rob Reiner Presents ’8,’ Play About Marriage Equality
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Google has previously shown their support for marriage equality with their lovely Valentine’s Day Google doodle. YouTube will now be broadcasting a stage production on equal rights. Rob Reiner, famous actor and director, took to the YouTube blog today to …

Microsoft Reveals Kinect 3D Desktop (Video) Microsoft Reveals Kinect 3D Desktop (Video)
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Microsoft has pushed the boundaries between physical and digital worlds with their popular gaming interface Kinect. Now they plan to test this technology in the desktop PC market, with a Kinect-intigrated 3D desktop. Microsoft Research reveals at their recent TechForum …

Judges Say No To “CrackBerry”! Judges Say No To “CrackBerry”!
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Some Good news for BlackBerry branded product makers Research in Motion (RIM), the Trademark and trial appeal board has ruled that a gadget site cannot trademark the name, “CrackBerry”. Apparently, RIM requested that the trademark not be granted after the …

Assassin’s Creed 3 Poster Leaked?

Earlier today on Kotaku, a reader emailed in 2 pictures. One of the release date and some pre-order bonuses. The other picture is the interesting one, it features the hero infront of the an American flag holding what appears to …

Interview: Tello Launches Customer Service Tool For Business & Raises $2.7 Million Interview: Tello Launches Customer Service Tool For Business & Raises $2.7 Million

A greater emphasis has been put on customer service as a growing number of consumers provide reviews and feedback to businesses on their mobile devices. In addition, companies such as Zappos have set the bar really high in terms of customer expectations.

BBC World Service Broadcasts Live BBC World Service Broadcasts Live

In commemoration of its 80th birthday, the BBC World Service broadcasted its daily morning editorial meeting live, for the first time on Wednesday. The 55-minute taping was narrated with all speakers being introduced, to better accomodate a public audience. The …

Google Alternatives: How To Pull Yourself Out Of That G-hole Google Alternatives: How To Pull Yourself Out Of That G-hole
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Today’s the day, Googlers: that dreaded and disputed Privacy Policy goes into effect as of today. If you’re one of the Google users wary of what the new policy is going to do to you and your privacy, it might …

Is Twitter’s Decision to Sell Tweets a Violation of Privacy? Is Twitter’s Decision to Sell Tweets a Violation of Privacy?
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Remember all those snarky tweets you sent to your friends about the latest box-office failure you wasted two hours of your life on? Well, marketing companies might have been analyzing that information because Twitter is selling past tweets to data …

Windows Azure Brought Down Leap Year Bug Windows Azure Brought Down Leap Year Bug

Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform for building and hosting web applications, suffered an outage yesterday that brought down several websites that rely on the service. The outage began sometime Tuesday, and ran until just before 3 am (Pacific time) yesterday. …

Unreleased Set Photos of Heath Ledger as Joker in The Dark Knight Unreleased Set Photos of Heath Ledger as Joker in The Dark Knight

There’s an aura surrounding Heath Ledger’s performance in The Dark Knight; his turn as The Joker has already become legendary. You talk to not only comic book fans, but film aficionados, and all of them will tell you his performance …

Ford Motor Company Refers To Henry Ford As “Our Original Hacker”

Shortly after Ford updated their Facebook page to the new timeline, they were taking a look back at how the company had pushed the boundaries of technology. The posted the following message to their timeline on the heels of a …

New Google Privacy Policy Has Japan Concerned New Google Privacy Policy Has Japan Concerned

Everybody is getting so worked up over the new Google privacy policy that’s going live today. First it was the European Union and the FTC who came out against it and now it seems that Japan doesn’t like it that …

Google’s New Privacy Policy: Take Control Of How Your Data Is Shared Google’s New Privacy Policy: Take Control Of How Your Data Is Shared
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As you’re probably well aware, today (March 1st) marks go-time for Google’s new, all-inclusive privacy policy. Basically, Google has taken dozens of policies across dozens of Google services and combined them into one, overarching policy. The big change in how …

Google+ Battles Spam, Trolling Google+ Battles Spam, Trolling
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Google+ is taking new measures to fight spam on its conversations stream. New updates will make spam comments even less visible to users. Google came out with its new comment spam moderation system in December last year. Google+ will immediately …

Google Refuses to Delay Imposed Privacy Policy Google Refuses to Delay Imposed Privacy Policy

European Union Justice Commissioner Vivian Reding spoke this morning about the new Google privacy policy and its impact on European consumers in regard to existing privacy protections and guidelines: “The authorities of the data controllers in Europe have asked their …

Verizon Explains Stance On Bootloaders To FCC Verizon Explains Stance On Bootloaders To FCC

Verizon has responded to a complaint filed to the FCC concerning the locking of bootloaders on its Android phones. The lockdown, done to prevent users from rooting their Android phones, has long been a sore point for many Android users. …

Bioshock Infinite Release Date Announced

We finally have a release date for Bioshock Infinite. 2K games has announced that the much anticipated title will be released on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 16, 2012. Internationally the title will be available on October …

Gamestop Holding Mass Effect 3 Midnight Release Parties
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In celebration of the game’s launch, GameStop today announced that more than 3,600 stores will host midnight release parties nationwide. Gamers everywhere will prepare to lose a lot of sleep when Mass Effect 3 hits store shelves in North America …

Parents Not Talking To Their Children About Mobile Security [Infographic] Parents Not Talking To Their Children About Mobile Security [Infographic]
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“Jimmy, we need to have a…talk” When we think of “the talk”, we generally equate it with parents fumbling around, trying to talk to their kids about sex and pregnancy. However, NQ Mobile & NCSA are trying to raise awareness …