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Using Pencil Lead for Microprocessors?

Graphite, more commonly known as pencil lead, could become the next big thing in the quest for smaller and less power-hungry electronics. Resembling chicken wire on a nano scale, graphene – single sheets of graphite – is only one atom …

Steve Wozniak: Not A Fan Of Patent-Mongering Companies Steve Wozniak: Not A Fan Of Patent-Mongering Companies
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It’s no secret that patent trolls are a danger to innovation, imagination, and a whole lot of other inspiring concepts that make the world a better place to live in. Pick any major technology company and you will without fail …

Google Chrome Will Save Your Tabs Google Chrome Will Save Your Tabs

Chrome and Firefox have been at war for quite some time with the two browsers both owning about 20 percent of the browser market share. Both browsers feature a sync option that allows users to save their history, bookmarks, add-ons, …

More Americans Find Twitter Unfavorable Than Favorable [STUDY] More Americans Find Twitter Unfavorable Than Favorable [STUDY]
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Facebook is invading your privacy, digging up all of your buried information with the new Timeline, and is full of FarmVille request and posts about what embarrassing song you’re rocking out to on Spotify. Google’s also invading your privacy, while …

Santorum Is Out
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Rick Santorum announced today that he is suspending his campaign for president. Mitt Romney has held a lead in the delegate count and, to many, has been the presumed delegate. The primary in Santorum’s home state of Pennsylvania is still …

Scarlett Johansson’s Image Showcased On Porn Shop’s Business Card
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An adult superstore cleverly dubbed “VIP” unlawfully used an image of Scarlett Johansson and used it on their business cards. The Spanish-speaking sex shop in Calexico, CA sells a variety of naughty time toys, lubes, essential oils, and porn. The …

Kinect Researchers Developing Mood Detection

Reasearch teams at Microsoft are in the research and development stages of finding out whether or not the Kinect will be able to use a players posture and speach patterns to detect their mood. The player’s state of mind will …

Rick Santorum To Suspend Republican Presidential Campaign
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Rick Santorum today announced that he is backing out of the hotly contested race to be the Republican Presidential nominee. Citing things such as dwindling popularity and the health of his daughter, Rick Santorum is pulling out essentially giving the …

Kindle Fire and Amazon Appstore Get In-App Purchases Kindle Fire and Amazon Appstore Get In-App Purchases
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Over at the Amazon Appstore developer blog today the announcement went out that an Android SDK and an in-app purchasing API are now available for app developers. The in-app purchasing API will enable developers to offer content and subscription purchases …

Russia Auditing ISP’s That Host Illegal Content Russia Auditing ISP’s That Host Illegal Content

Russia has established itself as a bit of a haven for cybercrime. One can quite easily buy illegal web traffic from vendors in that country, and some have recently speculated that the only reason the creators of the Carberp Trojan …

Verizon Sued For False Internet Speed Claims Verizon Sued For False Internet Speed Claims

Have you ever been disappointed in a piece of technology or service after being convinced by a company salesperson that it is the way to go? I think most of us have. Typically we can return the item or cancel …

X-Ray Technology Recalls Star Trek Gadgets

Here’s something for all you Trekkies out there: A new hand-held device created by a company called Tribogenics harnesses the power of X-rays in a small, portable package–similar to the tricorder used by Captain Kirk and his team when checking …

New Processors Could Be Made with Nano-Magnet Arrays New Processors Could Be Made with Nano-Magnet Arrays

Scientists have taken an important step forward in developing a new material using nano-sized magnets that could ultimately lead to new types of electronic devices, with greater processing capacity than is currently feasible, in a study published in the journal …

Apple’s Market Cap Briefly Passes $600 Billion Apple’s Market Cap Briefly Passes $600 Billion

Apple’s market capitalization surged past $600 billion briefly this morning as its stock price passed $640 per share. A tumble in stock price around noon sent the market cap back down, and it’s currently sitting at just over $590 billion. …

This Zombie Survival Map Could Very Well Save Your Bacon This Zombie Survival Map Could Very Well Save Your Bacon

You don’t want to be the aperitif at a zombie feast. Nobody does. But when the undead arrive, if the film genre is any indication, assume that there will be lots of them and they have appetites incapable of being …

Miss Universe Pageant To Include Transgendered Woman

After more than two weeks of discussions, GLAAD and the Miss Universe Organization announced on Tuesday that transgender woman Jenna Talackova will now be allowed to compete for the crown in its beauty competitions. The changing of the rules was …

How to Save Your Pics When Deleting Instagram How to Save Your Pics When Deleting Instagram
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There has been plenty of backlash, since Facebook bought Instagram. People have been flocking to Twitter or their favorite social media site to complain and threaten to delete their Instagram accounts. We can only assume that some of this is …

Michael Arrington, MG Siegler Out at PandoDaily Michael Arrington, MG Siegler Out at PandoDaily

Out of the AOL / TechCrunch drama factory came PandoDaily earlier this year. The news site launched as one focused on startups and it looked a lot like “TechCrunch All-Stars.”. Part of the plan was to have TechCrunch founder Michael …

Utah Department Breach: Hackers Stole Approximately 280K SSNs

We reported to you earlier that over 181,000 MEDICAID/CHIP enrollees had their personal information stolen and 25,000 of those people had their Social Security numbers (SSNs) compromised after the Utah Department of Health was hacked. Unfortunately this was a conservative …

AT&T, Others Designing Database to Disable Stolen Phones AT&T, Others Designing Database to Disable Stolen Phones

It’s become somewhat common knowledge that most all mobile devices can be tracked, leading to situations where police are kicking down the wrong doors while tracing stolen iPhones, or situations where Twitter feeds can help prompt the triangulation of the …

Free Tools Remove Flashback Trojan From Macs Free Tools Remove Flashback Trojan From Macs

Last week we brought you news of the Flashback botnet, a particularly nasty piece of malware that infects users’ computers by way of a Java vulnerability that allows it to be installed just by visiting an infected website. Shortly after …

Want To Start A Successful Web Company? Leave Off The .Com
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There’s a little web-based company you’ve probably never heard of–but which has anything your heart desires (related to home goods) and will undoubtedly show up in web results when you get specific with your search–that is on its way to …

The Cash Value of Social Media Information [Infographic] The Cash Value of Social Media Information [Infographic]

Ever wonder how our social media platforms make enough money to continue to operate? What is the value of the information we send to our social media profiles? These are interesting questions and the folks at backupify.com have been wondering …

Facebook Owns Instagram: You Got A Problem With That? Facebook Owns Instagram: You Got A Problem With That?
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As previously reported, Facebook has purchased Instagram for $1 billion. The app is enormously popular, and being Facebook-owned will most likely make it even more so. Still, some users have a problem with the news, whether it be the expansion …