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Blizzard Needs Players To Test StarCraft II Balance Tweaks

A highly competitive game like StarCraft II needs to be careful about how it changes the core of the game. There are definitely exploits that need to be fixed and balancing that needs to be implemented, but you do so …

FAA Reprimands Guy Who Filmed Bird Strike With iPad FAA Reprimands Guy Who Filmed Bird Strike With iPad
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A couple of weeks ago, a Delta flight bound for Los Angeles had to make an emergency landing at JFK airport just moments after takeoff. The plane quickly lost its right engine after striking a flock of birds. The incident …

Draw Something Wants You to Illustrate Their Product Placement

My addiction to OMGPOP’s “Draw Something” burned out pretty quick. For about two whole weeks, I was pretty obsessed with the game, but the word repetition and game-crashing bugs were enough for me to abandon the app pretty quickly. I …

Draw Something Sees Steep Decline in Popularity

While the sudden smash hit Draw Something saw massive downloads over the past couple of months, studies show that is not exactly translating into active users. According to App Data, daily active users have been in sharp decline since the …

Rock Band For iOS Not Dead After All

It was first brought to light on Reddit that people who paid the $4.99 on the Apple app store for Rock Band were being pushed a message that said: “Dear Rockers, On May 31st, Rock Band will no longer be …

New York Judge Slaps Down Piracy Lawsuit
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If you believe the rhetoric coming from certain organizations, the illegal downloading of copyrighted material will be the death of the entertainment industry. One MPAA official once said that technology that allowed unauthorized copying of movies “is to the American …

George Vujnovich, WWII Hero, Dead At 96
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It’s a sad truth that we may never know about all of the heroic efforts made during American wars over the years; it could be said that every effort made during wartime has been heroic, and while that’s certainly true, …

Skype Begins Using Linux Boxes For Its VoIP Services Skype Begins Using Linux Boxes For Its VoIP Services

With Skype now being owned by Microsoft, the company has the advantage of being able to completely overhaul their infrastructure for the betterment of their own and its users’ security. The change, replacing its P2P “supernodes” with Microsoft-hosted Linux boxes, …

Xbox LIVE’s “Inside Xbox” is Ending
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Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Director of Programming, has announced on his blog that the content broadcasted on Xbox LIVE under the moniker of “Inside Xbox” will no longer be produced. This includes shows such as Featured Video, Insider …

How We’re Using Our Mobile Devices [Nielsen Study] How We’re Using Our Mobile Devices [Nielsen Study]

With over half of America already using smartphones and about 20% owning tablet computers, it’s interesting to take a look at how we are using these devices, and also how they are changing our lives. This is what Nielsen set …

Facebook Sparks Hallway Fight at Chicago High School

I thank God every day that I didn’t have stuff like Twitter and Facebook to worry about when I was in high school. For me, getting through the day was tough enough, as I wasn’t exactly the most vibrate of …

Oracle Seeks $777 Million from SAP in Retrial Oracle Seeks $777 Million from SAP in Retrial

Back in 2010, a jury awarded Oracle $1.3 billion in damages in a copyright infringement case involving business management software company SAP’s illegal downloading and resale of Oracle software. Basically, SAP was using a company called TomorrowNow to access Oracle …

Groupon Lands In Porn Trouble…Again Groupon Lands In Porn Trouble…Again
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Just two weeks after daily deals company Groupon drew the ire of an anti-porn group for their porn studio tour offer, they are back, pissing off the same group again with a recent Playboy-themed offer. Earlier in April, Groupon offered …

Notch Says EA is Destroying Gaming
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Speaking out on Twitter, Minecraft and indie game producer Notch has said he and other indie game makers are trying to save gaming while “EA is methodically destroying it.” @notchMarkus PerssonEA releases an “indie bundle”? That’s not how that works, …

FedEx Office Presents Twitter Chat Series for May FedEx Office Presents Twitter Chat Series for May

FedEx Office will be hosting a collection of Twitter sessions they’re calling the “Our Office Is Your Office” chat series. The idea is to bring FedEx Office customers and Twitter fans business tips from successful experts in various fields. Mostly …

Google Maps for Business Unrolls New Website, Tools for the Trade Google Maps for Business Unrolls New Website, Tools for the Trade
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Google has been pushing Google Maps lately towards businesses to foster the understanding that it’s more than just a navigation device, but also a tool that can be utilized to navigate potential customers into the direction of becoming actual customers. …

Facebook Details Timeline Aggregation Best Practices Facebook Details Timeline Aggregation Best Practices
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Facebook in its continuous march to keep developers updated on all the changes coming to the platform has posted another Operation Developer Love. There’s nothing huge this week, but it’s still important for developers who want to keep their apps …

Kelly Ripa Won’t Be Working With Her Husband On Show
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“Live! With Kelly” has seen it’s share of hosts and co-hosts over the years since Kathie Lee Gifford left Regis Philbin holding the reins by himself; for quite a while before Kelly Ripa came on board, there was a rotating …

U.S. Citizenship Renounced by Wealthy Americans
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Do you make an extraordinary amount of money? Are you tired of having your wealth slowly sucked dry by the American tax system? If so, there’s a simple solution to this problem: Renounce your citizenship. Move to another country, relinquish …

Microsoft Kills Windows Live Branding Microsoft Kills Windows Live Branding
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With Windows 8 just around the corner, Microsoft is re-thinking where its cloud services will fit into the mix. As a result, Microsoft has decided to kill the “live” branding it places around those services. In its place will be …

Google Announces Search Education Website Google Announces Search Education Website

Google’s Search Blog just announced its new Search Education Website, a new platform which can help students in the classroom become better at using search while learning. Tasha Bergson-Michelson, Google Search Educator, relates a scenario to where students were able …

iPhone 5 Won’t Have Liquidmetal, Technology’s Inventor Hints iPhone 5 Won’t Have Liquidmetal, Technology’s Inventor Hints

A couple of weeks ago the rumor mill was all abuzz with the possibility that Apple’s next iPhone would be getting a Liquidmetal body. After all, Apple licensed exclusive rights to use Liquidmetal’s technology two years ago, and so far …

SpaceX Has To Delay ISS Launch….Again SpaceX Has To Delay ISS Launch….Again

SpaceX is trying to be the very first private company to launch a rocket into space and have it link up with the International Space Station to deliver cargo. Well, it has hit another snag. The engineers at Space X …

Junior Seau Dead At 43: Twitter Reacts

Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau was found dead at his home yesterday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. At just 43 years old, he left behind a football legacy as well as three children, who say they …