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Apple, Publishers Sued By Department Of Justice For E-Book Price Fixing Apple, Publishers Sued By Department Of Justice For E-Book Price Fixing

UPDATE: Bloomberg is now reporting that Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Hachette have, in fact, agreed to settle out of court. There are no details of the settlement as yet. ORIGINAL STORY: Earlier this morning we brought you news that …

Google: WebRTC For Chrome Now Stable, Launches Later This Year Google: WebRTC For Chrome Now Stable, Launches Later This Year

We’ve covered WebRTC a few weeks ago when Firefox showed off a demo of the technology at a conference. For those new to WebRTC, it’s essentially video chat in browser using open Web standards like HTML5 and Javascript. Google is …

Black Bear Roaming Suburban Los Angeles

The above picture, courtesy of the Los Angeles Times, shows a black bear Fish and Game authorities were forced to tranquilize Tuesday after he was becoming too familiar a face to local Angeles foothill residence. The bear was popular on …

Twitter Users Learn Titanic Was Real

After the Paul McCartney sadness following his performance at The Grammys, I suppose this should not come as any surprise, but yet, here I am, shaking my head. This time, instead of old members of The Beatles, the lastest “discovery” …

National Cheese Fondue Day Makes Mouths Water

Get out your cutting board because April 11th is National Cheese Fondue Day! Whether you enjoy coating your veggies, bread, fruit, or sauteed meat in cheese this is truly a situation where you can get some cheddar and feel better. …

Ruthless Alarm Clock Won’t Let You Snooze Ruthless Alarm Clock Won’t Let You Snooze

I’ve never been a morning person, and I suspect I never will be. In high school I tended sleep through my alarm clock’s buzzing, so at night before bed I began to devise tortures for sleepy morning-me. I would set …

Trayvon Martin: Teacher Fired After Students Plan Hoodie Fundraiser
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A Michigan teacher has been fired because she encouraged her students to plan a fundraiser for Trayvon Martin’s family in which each child would donate a dollar to wear a hoodie to school rather than their usual uniform. Brooke Harris …

Astronauts Condemn NASA’s Global Warming Stance

Global warming is happening! That was the belief up until 2009 when it was discovered that the worlds most trusted and renowned center for studying climate change, the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, was fudging …

Diablo III Trailer Shows Off The Barbarian Class

Can you believe that Diablo III is almost here? The long in development sequel to Blizzard’s popular dungeon crawler franchise is here to bring isometric dungeon crawling into the mainstream spotlight again. With the release coming up so soon, it’s …

Best Buy Scanning Driver’s Licenses to Curb Returns Fraud Best Buy Scanning Driver’s Licenses to Curb Returns Fraud
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Best Buy, the big box electronics retailer, has been looking for all the help it can get as of late, and has been scanning customer driver’s licenses while making decisions on whether to honor certain merchandise returns. The company has …

Apple Preparing Its Own Flashback Removal Tool Apple Preparing Its Own Flashback Removal Tool

Yesterday we told you about a pair of free software tools designed to help you detect and remove the Flashback botnet from your Mac. Now it looks like Apple is working on their own tool that will accomplish the same …

Spotify Launches Play Button Widget Spotify Launches Play Button Widget

Big news today for your favorite music streaming platform. No, not Pandora. Let’s start this again. Big news today for Spotify. The music streaming service is announcing that they are partnering with several high-profile sites to launch their new Spotify …

IBM Introduces PureSystems IT Soulution IBM Introduces PureSystems IT Soulution

IBM has invested millions in R&D and acquisitions in an effort to streamline and add value to IT solutions over the past decade or so. Today they have announced a new category of “expert integrated systems” which promises to revolutionize …

Principal Sues Over Facebook Hate Page Principal Sues Over Facebook Hate Page
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A former principal at a school in Australia is suing a former student and two parent, claiming they defamed her with a Facebook hate page, ABC Melbourne is reporting. Sue Burtenshaw was suspended indefinitely from Coober Pedy Area School in …

ACTA and The United States Government ACTA and The United States Government
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While the buzz surrounding the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), something of a global cousin to the SOPA/PIPA movement, may have died down, the issue itself is far from over. In Europe, the agreement is awaiting full ratification, and has faced …

New Android Tumblr App Now Available on Google Play New Android Tumblr App Now Available on Google Play

The new Tumblr app for Android has officially launched. The announcement was made in a blog post yesterday on the Tumblr staff blog, re-blogged from one of their mobile engineers. According to the post, the app sports a totally new …

Tsunami Warning For Indonesia Sparks Panic

A quake measuring around 8.6 on the richter scale struck Indonesia this morning, kicking off a round of tremors and causing officials to issue a tsunami warning. The strong quake–which lasted for more than a minute–was felt in Thailand and …

DOJ Could Sue Apple Over E-Book Pricing Today DOJ Could Sue Apple Over E-Book Pricing Today

The Department of Justice could be filing a lawsuit against Apple over allegations of e-book price fixing as early as today, according to a recent report. Settlements with several of the publishers that were also targeted in the investigation could …

Miley Cyrus Slams Gluten and Takes Pilates Classes
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There have been rumors that Miley Cyrus is anorexic but the star says that her slimmed down figure is the result of Pilates classes and adherence to a gluten-free diet. In a recent tweet she admitted that she missed fried …

Internet Explorer 9.0.6 Now Available, Fixes Security Flaws Internet Explorer 9.0.6 Now Available, Fixes Security Flaws
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I remember just a few years ago when Internet Explorer was the laughing stock of the browser community. It lacked the functionality that other browsers had while lacking even basic security functions. It’s what led to the impression that IE …

Consumers Trusting Web Ads More, Though Not as Much as TV and Print Consumers Trusting Web Ads More, Though Not as Much as TV and Print
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A new study by Neilsen called the Global Trust in Advertising Survey, Q3 2011, has shown that while people generally don’t trust online ads, especially those on their mobile devices, they are beginning to open up to this form of …

Google Favored More Than Apple, Facebook, & Twitter Google Favored More Than Apple, Facebook, & Twitter

This just in: nobody is really sure how exactly they feel about tech companies. Following last week’s LA Times/USC Dornsife poll found that most people don’t trust Google with their private information, another poll has revealed that, among tech companies, …

Scott Hall Arrest: Drugs, Alcohol Played Part In Domestic Violence
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Professional wrestler Scott Hall, who was known in the ’90s as the villainous character Razor Ramon, was arrested on Friday after police were called to his Florida home on a domestic dispute call. His girlfriend, Lisa Howell, said Scott had …

IRS Gets Tech Savvy at Tax Time with Twitter IRS Gets Tech Savvy at Tax Time with Twitter

Yes, unfortunately it’s that time of year again. Tax season is in full bloom. If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, you need to get on it this week. The deadline is the 17th of April, so that leaves you …