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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Graphic Anti-Smoking Disclaimers, Other New Regulations

If you’ve traveled much to other countries, especially in Europe, you’ve probably noticed cigarette packs with massive labels on them, warning of the dangers of smoking. It’s our Surgeon General’s Warning on steroids. “Smoking Kills,” says a British version, eloquent …

Facebook’s Aggregated Topic Tags Linking To External Sites Facebook’s Aggregated Topic Tags Linking To External Sites

A little while ago, Facebook started grouping posts in your news feed by topic. Any Facebook user probably sees many of these “aggregated tag” stories on their feeds in any given day. When multiple friends (or pages you follow) post …

The Walking Dead: The Game Trailer Premier

So we found out last week that “The Walking Dead: The Gam” was going to be releasing a trailer today. Well the folks over at IGN got the scoop. Unfortunately the lame video is 19 minutes long. But to see …

“Ender’s Game” Reading Gets South Carolina Middle School Teacher Suspended
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A South Carolina middle school teacher has been suspended for reading selections from Orson Scott Card’s science fiction classic Ender’s Game to his students. The teacher, whose name has not been released, read selections from three books, of which Ender’s …

Beyonce Back on Tour After Baby Blue

Beyonce is set to return to the stage in May despite rumors that she would take a long break after giving birth to Blue Ivy. Jay-Z has been putting a lot of effort into his plans to make Beyonce’s comeback …

Kendall Marshall Recovering From Surgery

As reported earlier today, North Carolina’s Kendall Marshall fractured a bone in his wrist during a game against Creighton on Sunday and was unable to finish the game despite a good try. The injury came after a brutal foul in …

SXSW 2012: Google Maps House Bids Farewell To Austin SXSW 2012: Google Maps House Bids Farewell To Austin

Hey, did you know that South by Southwest happened in Austin, Texas, last week? Of course you did! News of the festival attached itself in some way to nearly everything related to technology and pop culture for the past week. …

Amazing Spiderman Launches Viral Marketing Campaign Amazing Spiderman Launches Viral Marketing Campaign

It is being reported that this poster is being seen around Wondercon: The poster prompts you to go to webbedmenace.com. When you go to the supposedly anti-spiderman website, you get this viral video: You can also submit your sightings, which …

Nanopills Release Meds Inside Cells

UAB researchers developed a new vehicle to release proteins with therapeutic effects. The vehicles are known as “bacteria inclusion bodies”, stable insoluble nanoparticles which are found normally in recombinant bacteria. Even though these inclusion bodies traditionally have been an obstacle …

Google’s Matt Cutts: Good SEOs Pay Attention To Conversion Google’s Matt Cutts: Good SEOs Pay Attention To Conversion
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Earlier, we posted a story about a new video Google uploaded, where Matt Cutts talks about how Google uses meta tags. Given some of the recent discussion in the SEO community, it seemed like a couple of things Cutts said …

King of Tonga Dies In Hong Kong
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George Tupou V, the King of Tonga, died in a Hong Kong hospital on Sunday. He was 63. (image) Tupou V was best-known for introducing democracy to Tonga, after riots following his rise to the throne in 2006. He was …

NetZero to Offer Free Wireless Broadband Service NetZero to Offer Free Wireless Broadband Service

United Online Inc. will offer wireless broadband service under its brand NetZero. They’re the ones who first offered free dial-up in the late nineties, only this plan won’t come with a lot of advertisements to balance the price tag. But …

“2 Broke Girls” Gets Harsh Parody Trailer (NSFW)

Chances are you’ve either seen or have heard of the CBS comedy “2 Broke Girls”. Basically it’s the story of two friends who are trying to make enough money to realize their dreams. Below is the official synopsis of the …

“Frozen Planet” Shows North, South Pole As Never Before
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The Discovery Channel has partnered with the BBC for several documentaries, including the wildly successful “Blue Planet” and “Planet Earth”. But their latest venture, called “Frozen Planet”, has viewers falling in love with Antarctica and the Arctic via beautifully shot …

Super Mario Bros. Is A Surrealist Masterpiece
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PBS has started a new YouTube channel called the Idea Channel. It’s described as “a PBS show that examines the connections between pop culture, technology and art.” This weeks topic: “Super Mario Brothers is the world’s greatest piece of surrealist …

Microsoft PhotoDNA Will Help Cops Fight Child Porn Microsoft PhotoDNA Will Help Cops Fight Child Porn

Microsoft announced today that it has partnered with Swedish company NetClean to make its patented PhotoDNA technology available free to law enforcement agencies investigating child sexual abuse cases. The technology will help agencies cull through the overwhelmingly large amount of …

Wendy’s Beats BK: That’s a Delicious Burger! Wendy’s Beats BK: That’s a Delicious Burger!

No Jules, it’s not a Big Kahuna burger, it’s from Wendy’s. America thinks they’re very delicious! In fact, Wendy’s has finally beat Burger King (BK) for the first time, taking the second place slot behind McDonald’s. Though BK still has …

The Pirate Bay May Fly Computers The Pirate Bay May Fly Computers

The Pirate Bay, the internet’s most infamous torrent site, announced on its blog recently that it has decided to experiment with sending out small drones that will “float some kilometers up in the air.” In the blog post by MrSpock, …

Geek & Sundry, Felicia Day’s Genius Five Days a Week

If you’re a fan of the online web series The Guild, and appreciate Felicia Day’s humor that she etches into each episode then you’re ecstatic for Geek & Sundry. This YouTube channel is a Felicia Day creation which looks to …

Using Mobile Games To Control People’s Actions Using Mobile Games To Control People’s Actions

Eighty-eight percent of Americans now own a cell phone, forming a massive network that offers scientists a wealth of information and an infinite number of new applications. With the help of these phone users — and their devices’ cameras, audio …

Tim Tebow To The Miami Dolphins?

Now that Peyton Manning has all but joined the Denver Broncos, it is pretty clear that Tim Tebow is headed out of town. But the question now is, where is he headed? New reports have him headed to the Miami …

Kate Hudson Secretly Married Muse Frontman?

Kate Hudson and frontman for the English band Muse, Matt Bellamy, are rumored to have married in secret. Goldie Hawn, the actress’s mother, let the news slip in an interview with the London Evening Standard’s ES magazine. Hawn said that …

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tim Tebow, And Rorschach Tests

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 …

AT&T iPad Sales At All-Time High As Apple Has “Record Weekend” AT&T iPad Sales At All-Time High As Apple Has “Record Weekend”

As you may know by now, Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer spent some time on the phone with analysts this morning. The purpose of the call was to announce that Apple would start making dividend payments this …