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Apple Inspires Cult-Like Religious Reaction In People Apple Inspires Cult-Like Religious Reaction In People
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Apple is a company and brand that has a lot of fans. Those fans can sometimes make Trekkies look like well-balanced, normal members of society. This just begs the question: is there a line between fanaticism and outright religious devotion? …

More Laypersons Are Learning Programming Languages More Laypersons Are Learning Programming Languages
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I’m a borderline luddite. Yes, a borderline luddite tech news writer — I have made my peace with this. But despite the wary glance I cast toward new technological developments, their implications on personal privacy, and on overall quality of …

Playboy Radio Supports Rush Limbaugh’s Use of the Word Slut
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Playboy Radio’s morning show hosts on Sirius support Rush Limbaugh in his right to call Sandra Fluke a “slut”. Andrea Lowell and Kevin Klein often use politically incorrect speech themselves and seemed perplexed as to what is so wrong with …

High School Senior Expelled for Twitter F-bomb High School Senior Expelled for Twitter F-bomb
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An Indiana High School Student has been expelled for using the F-word multiple times on a twitter post. According to Austin Carroll’s tweet: “F*** is one of those F****** words you can F****** put anywhere in a F****** sentence and …

Romania’s Weird “Protect Children From The Internet” Ads Romania’s Weird “Protect Children From The Internet” Ads
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We all know the Internet is full of “dark alleys” featuring content that is clearly not suitable for children. In fact, an entire cross-section of software development is devoted to filtering the web, making it “safer” for the younger users …

Highlight CEO: We Have the Potential to Be the Next Twitter, Foursquare Highlight CEO: We Have the Potential to Be the Next Twitter, Foursquare
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Ambient social networking is taking the world by storm as startups such as Highlight are beginning to resonate with people. In case “ambient social networking” is new to you, it is a location phenomenon that runs silently in the background …

Asking For Facebook Passwords… Disturbing? Asking For Facebook Passwords… Disturbing?
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This week, the Washington Post ran a story on an example of a potentially disturbing trend in Human Resources practices. They told the tale of Justin Bassett. Bassett was interviewing for a new job. In the course of the interview, …

Is Cord Cutting Really Happening? Is Cord Cutting Really Happening?
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With consumers continuing to be unhappy with cable providers, a trend known as “cord-cutting” has quickly risen up. The concept has gained a lot of attention over the past couple of years especially since more Internet alternatives have become available.

Does Google Deserve To Be Labeled Evil? Does Google Deserve To Be Labeled Evil?
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Is it just me or does Google seem to be getting a lot of negative press lately? There seem to be an irregular amount of stories about Google and whether or not it’s “evil” making the rounds. There is even …

Google On How A Lot Of Your Links Don’t Count Google On How A Lot Of Your Links Don’t Count
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Google has over 200 signals it uses to rank results. Given Google’s legendary PageRank algorithm, based on links, it has led to a lot of people worrying about links way too much. That’s not to say quality links aren’t still …

Katie Couric’s Temporary Return to Morning News May End Today’s Reign
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Katie Couric will return to “Good Morning America” for one week while host Robin Roberts is on vacation. Couric also works as a Special Correspondent for ABC News, contributing to ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America, This Week …

Stephen Colbert: Obamacare Is Dead (He’s Calling It!)

President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare,” had a tough day in court Wednesday. The Supreme Court that is. It looks like the President’s brainchild, which would mandate health insurance for all U.S. citizens, is going to get …

Sharing Instagram Photos On Facebook May Get You Unfriended Sharing Instagram Photos On Facebook May Get You Unfriended

Facebook has an ongoing mission to convince all of us that sharing should be an unlimited, Borg-like activity we have no hesitations about. However, it turns out that over-sharing pictures you took using a photo app like Instagram or Hipstamatic …

Police Called From Airplane After 2 Children Refuse To Buckle Seatbelts
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The CBS affiliate in Los Angeles is reporting that authorities were called from an airplane while it was in the air due to two disruptive children. The Los Angeles Times reports that the children were 3 and 8 years old. …

Screener Sentenced in Child Porn Case

Fox News in Boston reports that Andrew Cheever formerly of U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been sentenced to three years behind bars and two years of probation for the possession of child pornography. The 34 year old TSA screener …

Mega Millions, Carson Daly, and Warm Pillows

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 …

Italian Soccer Fans And Their Pacman Mosaic

During a Champions League match between AC Milan against Barcelona, the AC milan fans decided to have some fun. They put up this mosaic that has Pac Man chasing after a ghost wearing Barca colors. The words below say “Let’s …

RIM Earnings Released: Q4 Revenue Down 25%, Full-Year Down 7% RIM Earnings Released: Q4 Revenue Down 25%, Full-Year Down 7%

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) just released its fourth quarter and year-end of fiscal 2012 earnings. For Q4, the company reported a 19% drop in revenue from $5.2 billion in the third quarter to $4.2 billion. That’s also down …

Apple Makes More for Google Than Android Apple Makes More for Google Than Android
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According to legal documents for its impending hearing with Oracle, Google generates four times more revenue from iPhone than Android. Between 2008 and 2011, Android made less than $550 million for Google – Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, which …

Cartoon Network Brings Back The Classics With Cartoon Planet
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Cartoon Network, where have you gone? Besides the launch of fantastic series like Adventure Time and Regular Show, you are largely off the mark. You have lost some of your best talent (i.e. Craig McCracken). You’re pushing subpar live-action content …

Carson Daly Offends Gay Community With JetBlue Joke
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Carson Daly, who has hosted numerous television and radio programs including MTV’s Total Request Live, is in hot water over comments he made on his L.A. radio show earlier today. The comments were in reference to the JetBlue pilot who …

Google Announces App Engine Research Awards Google Announces App Engine Research Awards

Google’s App Engine is used for a lot of different web applications. While it can be used for business applications, the more interesting uses come from the scientific and research fields. Google is now going to reward those who use …

Proposed EU Law Wants To Make Possession of Hacking Tools A Crime Proposed EU Law Wants To Make Possession of Hacking Tools A Crime
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The European Union is looking to update and standardize its anti-hacking legislation. Under a draft law backed by the EU Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday, hacking IT systems, as well as the possession or distribution of hacking tools, would be …

California Man Attacked by a Lion, Saved By a Bear
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In one of those stories that’s too bizarre to be made up, a man from Paradise, California was attacked by a mountain lion, only to be saved by a bear. Robert Biggs, 69, was hiking around Whiskey Flats in California …