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Crimes Committed Against Journalists in Mexico May Be Federalized Crimes Committed Against Journalists in Mexico May Be Federalized

The Mexican senate approved constitutional changes on Tuesday that make any attack on a journalist and media workers a federal crime. Any crime carried out against these types of professionals will be investigated by the central government’s attorney general. In …

South Park Returns Tonight! [Video] South Park Returns Tonight! [Video]

After a 4 month wait, the Comedy Central show “South Park” is back! The adventures of Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny, Butters, and Randy continue in what is consistently the funniest, most “real” show on TV. Here is the press release …

CO2 Might Make You Fat

Danish researchers have recently announced a new theory as to why people all over the world are getting fatter – rising carbon dioxide levels are causing weight gain. (image) The study began years ago, when Danish post-doctoral researcher Lars-Georg Hersoug …

Toshiba Launches Crazy Fast 95MB/s SDHC Memory Card Toshiba Launches Crazy Fast 95MB/s SDHC Memory Card

Toshiba’s launching a new model of high performance SDHC memory cards that the company says has the “world’s fastest transfer rates.” The new line of cards will be shipped under a new brand name, Exceria, which Toshiba explains as a …

Akira Yoshizawa Google Doodle Celebrates Father Of Modern Origami Akira Yoshizawa Google Doodle Celebrates Father Of Modern Origami

Japanese artist Akira Yoshizawa is credited with making the craft of paper folding–origami–an art form, and today Google launched their newest doodle, which celebrates what would have been his 101st birthday. @marissamayermarissamayerWe’re celebrating one of the all-time great origami artists …

Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli Announce Their Divorce
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Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli have announced that they’re divorcing after 11 years of marriage. The couple released a joint statement: “While we have decided to end our marriage, we both share the same deep love and devotion to our …

Michael Hossack, Doobie Brothers’ Drummer Dead At 65

On Monday, the music world was saddened to hear that Michael “Big Mike” Hossack, famous drummer of The Doobie Brothers died from his long battle with cancer at 65. Hossack was a member of The Doobie Brothers from 1971-1973, and …

Walmart Gives Consumers Another Reason To Use Internet For Movies Walmart Gives Consumers Another Reason To Use Internet For Movies

Hollywood is happy today thanks to the big smiling face and sizable weight of Walmart. The top retailer in the United States announced today that on April 16th, at 3,500 of its retail locations, the super, mega, mega, super (well …

Eating Red Meat Will Buy You a Ticket to an Earlier Grave

A longitudinal study (22 years) from Harvard, Red Meat Consumption and Mortality, indicates that consuming red meat is associated with an increased likelihood of dying prematurely. Researchers are encouraging people to substitute other healthy protein sources for red meat. But …

Samsung To Supply Displays For iPad Mini, Says Exec Samsung To Supply Displays For iPad Mini, Says Exec

The iPad Mini is one of those perennial rumors that never seems to go anywhere. Ever since the launch of the original iPad in 2010 people have been speculating that Apple would launch a second, smaller iPad, with a display …

JonBenet Ramsey’s Father Calls Pageants “Bizarre”
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JonBenet Ramsey, whose 1996 murder has never been solved, was only six years-old when she died. Before that, she had been heavily involved in beauty pageants and had won several titles. After her death, her parents were considered prime suspects …

San Jose Is Getting “Disturbingly Fast” Free Wi-Fi San Jose Is Getting “Disturbingly Fast” Free Wi-Fi

San Jose, California is about to give free Wi-Fi to everyone visiting its downtown. A partnership between the city, SmartWAVE Technologies, and Ruckus Wireless will bring what they call on the “fastest Wi-Fi networks available” to the city. “This will …

8″ 3′ Man Finally Stops Growing After Treatment at Va. Med Center

Sultan Kosen of Turkey is the worlds tallest man. He is one of only eleven people in history to reach a height of over 8 feet, and up until recently, he was still growing. Sultan suffers from acromegaly, a condition …

Digital Playground Hack Found Government and Military Email Addresses

In the ongoing war over digital privacy, copyrights, and internet freedom, hypocrisy just keeps rearing its ugly head. This isn’t surprising, given that there are millions of people employed by the U.S. and foreign governments, and corporations with a vested …

Apple Subpoenaed By FTC In Google Antitrust Probe Apple Subpoenaed By FTC In Google Antitrust Probe

According to Bloomberg, Apple has been subpoenaed by the Federal Trade Commission in order to provide information pertaining to the ongoing antitrust investigation of Google. Apple is being requested to deliver the details of how Google is integrated into iPads …

Matt Cutts Gives A Google Algorithm History Lesson Matt Cutts Gives A Google Algorithm History Lesson
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Most webmasters these days are probably more concerned with more recent Google algorithm updates. While you certainly want to acknowledge the things Google has had in place for years, Google puts out big lists of changes on a monthly basis, …

AFL-CIO Unions Vote To Endorse Obama Again

In a very unsurprising story, the AFL-CIO union has voted to endorse President Obama again. Citing their shared values as a reason AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka had this to say: “With our endorsement today, we affirm our faith in him—and …

Student Threatens Shooting Spree on Reddit Student Threatens Shooting Spree on Reddit

University of Maryland sophomore Alexander Song, 19, was arrested on Sunday and charged with posting an Internet threat after saying he planned to go on a shooting rampage on campus, in hopes of killing as many people as possible. Song …

Hunger Games Premiere Gets Big Twitter Reaction

Hundreds of lucky fans who won tickets to Monday’s world premiere of “The Hunger Games” gushed about the film after the screening, saying it stayed true to the book while giving it a little extra emotion. (image)@mtgilchristTodd GilchristI’m getting in …

Zynga Planning Secondary Offering To Prevent Share Dumping Zynga Planning Secondary Offering To Prevent Share Dumping

Zynga went public last year with a $1 billion IPO that set the social games developer up for a year of rising profits and increased customer base. It seems its shareholders have other plans. Bloomberg heard from two separate sources …

PayPal Digital Wallet Unveiled At SXSW: Here’s 20 Minutes Of Demo PayPal Digital Wallet Unveiled At SXSW: Here’s 20 Minutes Of Demo
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PayPal introduced a new digital wallet today at SXSW. “This is the future of what PayPal is going to be looking like over the coming months,” PayPal VP, Global Product & Experience, Sam Shrauger declares. He actually discussed the offering …

Stephen Hawking, The Bachelor, and Homeless Hotspots

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 …

Facebook to Fight Back in Yahoo Suit Facebook to Fight Back in Yahoo Suit
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At Gigaom.com, Om Malik is preparing to get the inside scoop on the Yahoo v. Facebook suit. According to Malik, Facebook is getting ready to fight Yahoo back, citing “sources close to Facebook.” While the response isn’t fully formulated, the …

Facebook Hires Law Firm Specialized In Class Action Defense Facebook Hires Law Firm Specialized In Class Action Defense

As more voices join the chorus of detractors accusing Facebook of trampling over privacy laws, Facebook’s adding a couple of sirens of its own to answer those charges. All Facebook is reporting that Facebook has added some sizable muscle to …