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Largest Wave Ever Surfed: Guinness Inducts Surfer

44-year old Garrett McNamara says the massive wave that got him into the Guinness Book of World Records almost didn’t have a rider. The pro-surfer from Haleiwa, Hawaii said he came close to staying in bed that day in November …

Guy Gives Himself Dermal Implants to Mount His iPod Nano
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Body piercer David Huban really likes his iPod Nano. So much so, that he actually embedded it in his skin. He implanted magnets it four places on his wrist to hold the device in place, making for a sort of …

“Friday” Producer Gets “Happy” With Official Sequel To Rebecca Black “Hit”
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Well, at least Patrice Wilson has a sense of humor about the whole “Friday” cultural brainfart. The only problem is that his sense of humor has led him to record another terrible song. Oh well, it’s Friday – which means …

8 Bit Mouse Pads Help You Play Better
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What is your favorite game of all time? If you ask anyone who is in their 30’s the answer is probably a classic game that was on the Nintendo Entertainment System(NES) or the Super Nintendo Entertainment System(SNES). The people over …

Denver Nuggets Force Game 7, Twitter Reacts
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While the pre-game shenanigans were pushing the “could this be Kobe Bryant’s ‘flu game?’” angle, in their never-ending quest to further the inexplicable Kobe/Michael Jordan comparisons–like Mike, Kobe also had flu-like ailments, although he didn’t need his teammates to help …

Google Fines Limited to $150K in Oracle Case Google Fines Limited to $150K in Oracle Case

It was recently reported that Oracle might only be able to collect $150,000 in fines from Google, for infringing upon its Java APIs in the the development of the Android operating system, and now presiding Judge William Alsup confirmed these …

LinkedIn is Worried U.S. Workers Don’t Have The Skills For Available Jobs LinkedIn is Worried U.S. Workers Don’t Have The Skills For Available Jobs
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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner gave a speech at the recent Bay Area Council 2012 Outlook Conference, where he outlined his suggestions for solving a different kind of unemployment crisis: the gap between worker skills and the skills needed for those …

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Won’t Join Forces for Live
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Kelly Ripa and her former go-go dancer husband Mark Consuelos won’t team up for the morning chat show “Live! With Kelly”. According to OTRC, Ripa doesn’t feel that her marriage would survive if her husband permanently filled the vacancy left …

iOS 6: Apple To Drop Google Maps For In-House 3D Maps iOS 6: Apple To Drop Google Maps For In-House 3D Maps
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When the original iPhone launched in 2007, the world was a different place. More specifically, the relationship between Google and Apple was a very different thing. Back then, Apple was taking a gamble on the smartphone market, and the two …

Horst Faas Dies: Combat Photographer Was Pulitzer Prize Winner

Horst Faas, a prize-winning combat photographer who worked for the Associated Press for several years, has died in Munich. He was 79. Faas recruited and trained several young photographers during his time with the AP, creating a supergroup of shutterbugs …

Yahoo! CEO Never Actually Gave Out False Credentials Yahoo! CEO Never Actually Gave Out False Credentials
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The newest development in the Yahoo fake credentials debacle has surfaced and it has to do with how the fake credentials made their way into CEO Thompson’s biography. The first thing is that Thompson claims he never actually provided a …

Facebook Launches Action Spec Preview Tool Facebook Launches Action Spec Preview Tool

If you use Facebook, you are probably aware of sponsored stories. They’re the little ads cloaked as Facebook status updates that appear on the right-hand side of the page. Even if sponsored stories are pretty unconventional as far as ads …

Facebook Tests Paid “Highlighting” Of Users’ Posts Facebook Tests Paid “Highlighting” Of Users’ Posts

We already know that world of Facebook in some way mirrors the offline world – especially for kids. On Facebook, you can still get that daily dose of embarrassment, rejection, isolation, and inane bickering that has been a part of …

Yelp Rolls Out Check-in Comments Yelp Rolls Out Check-in Comments

According to the Yelp company blog, they will now be rolling out with the ability for users to leave Check-In Comments when their friends visit an establishment. This will allow users to leave instant reviews or tips when one of …

YouTube Considers Subscription Content YouTube Considers Subscription Content
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YouTube might be considering adding subscription content to its streaming platform, in a bid to attract video from larger media corporations. Any potential deal wouldn’t affect existing content with any sort of paywall, but YouTube might seek to incorporate live …

70-Year Old Virgin Looking For Love
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Proving no one is too old to have a healthy sexual attitude, 70-year old Pam Shaw is now looking for a good man to come and rock her world. The kicker? She’s a virgin. Shaw has been a cabaret dancer …

John Travolta: Third Accuser Steps Forward
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John Travolta and the Legend of the Assaulted Masseurs continues to roll on. Yet another individual has come forward with claims that the “Boy in the Plastic Bubble” star made inappropriate advances towards him during a Royal Caribbean cruise back …

Google Trial May Only Net Oracle $150,000 Google Trial May Only Net Oracle $150,000

Earlier this week we brought you news that the jury that was deciding the first part – the copyright phase – of the ongoing trial between Oracle and Google had returned a peculiar verdict: they ruled that Google’s use of …

Facebook to Include File-Sharing For Groups Facebook to Include File-Sharing For Groups

Facebook is rolling out with the ability to share files among groups. They revealed the information in an exclusive interview with Mashable. They event included a picture of what the feature will look like. Only a few groups will have …

New Zealand ISP Skirts Region-Restrictions With a “Global” Mode New Zealand ISP Skirts Region-Restrictions With a “Global” Mode
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When are movie and television studios going to learn that the internet effectively makes any country or region-specific premiere into a global premiere. It’s clear that piracy is simply a market correction for those markets that can’t legally obtain already-released …

Deutsche Telekom in Discussions with MetroPCS Deutsche Telekom in Discussions with MetroPCS

German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG, the second largest telecommunications company in Europe, is reportedly discussing a merger of its T-Mobile branch with U.S. cellular provider MetroPCS. According to Bloomberg, Deutsche Telekom is considering moving stocks around in a way …

New Canadian $20 Is Causing Controversy

(image) So there is a bit of controvery brewing in our neighbor to the north. They decided to release redesigned bills, and the one that came out of the twenty has some people freaking out. The new $20 has a …

Google Asks Judge for a Mistrial in Oracle Case Google Asks Judge for a Mistrial in Oracle Case

The latest development in the Google vs Oracle lawsuit, Google has asked the judge in the case to declare a mistrial. Essentially the jury did find that Google infringed on some of Oracle’s copyrighted Java API’s, but could not decide …

Bitcoins Are on FBI’s Radar According to Leaked Report Bitcoins Are on FBI’s Radar According to Leaked Report
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Wired has obtained a new report from the FBI that details the agency’s growing concern that Bitcoins will become an attractive currency for those looking to dabble in some illicit activities without (hopefully) getting caught. I won’t go into the …