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Messages Beta Launched Alongside OS X Mountain Lion Preview Messages Beta Launched Alongside OS X Mountain Lion Preview
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Today, Apple released a developer preview of their new OS X Mountain Lion. It’s set to bring some popular things from iOS to the Mac like Messages, Notes, Reminders, and the Notification Center. That dev preview includes the all new …

Microsoft Accidentally Marked Google.com As Malicious Site Microsoft Accidentally Marked Google.com As Malicious Site
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If you’re a Windows users, it may have gone rogue on you this week by telling you that Google.com is a dangerous site to visit. This isn’t another one of Microsoft’s competitive prods at Google (this time), but rather the …

Yahoo! Updates Mail for Android Yahoo! Updates Mail for Android
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Yahoo! has just updated their Yahoo! Mail for Android App, offering multiple new ways to customize notifications, amongst other modifications. Users can now option notifications with sound, vibrate or silent, and can add a status bar. Also what’s new is …

EU Court: Social Networks Not Responsible For User Content

A European court has found that social networks can’t be held responsible for the content its users post – score one for the Internet. SABAM is a name you may not be familiar with but it’s essentially the RIAA of …

Facebook Timeline For Brands Coming Late February [REPORT] Facebook Timeline For Brands Coming Late February [REPORT]
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Brands that want to utilize Facebook’s spiffy new Timeline feature won’t have to wait too much longer. According to apprised executives quoted in AdAge, Facebook plans to begin rolling out Timeline for Brands at the end of February. Apparently, Facebook …

Google Launching Android 5.0 Jelly Bean Soon? Google Launching Android 5.0 Jelly Bean Soon?
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Reports are circulating this morning that Google is preparing to launch the next major update to their Android operating system sooner than expected. Android 5.0 Jelly Bean may be coming as sometime in the second quarter of 2012, possibly at …

Able Remote Lets You Control Google TV With Your Voice Able Remote Lets You Control Google TV With Your Voice

A new Android app called Able Remote lets you operate Google TV using voice commands. “Able Remote turns your Android smartphone or tablet into a remote control for your Google TV,” says Leon Nicholls, the app’s creator, “Just as you …

msnNow From Microsoft Highlights Bing, Facebook, Twitter Trends msnNow From Microsoft Highlights Bing, Facebook, Twitter Trends

Microsoft just launched a new MSN service called msnNOW, which the company says is designed to surface breaking trends from across the web, show what people are saying about the trends and why they matter. “msnNOW scours real-time sources, including …

Mobile Devices Will Overtake Human Population in 2012 Mobile Devices Will Overtake Human Population in 2012

It’s a good thing humans come with two hands because we’re gonna need’em if we’re expected to handle the bulk of cell phones and tablets that are going to be cramping up our planet in the near future. A new …

Apple to Require “Explicit User Approval” For Contact Data Access Apple to Require “Explicit User Approval” For Contact Data Access
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As previously reported, Apple received a letter from Congress questioning the company about the way it allows iOS app developers to treat users’ contact info. AllThingsD is sharing a statement it received from an Apple spokesperson: “Apps that collect or …

Yahoo Web Analytics Version 10.3.19 Gives Product A Facelift Yahoo Web Analytics Version 10.3.19 Gives Product A Facelift

Yahoo is giving Yahoo Web Analytics a refresh, and as a start, has launched version 10.3.19. “We want to make the YWA user experience better – we know that our customers love the product functionality but they would like to …

Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet
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Anonymous just keeps on making grander threats, but they have finally made the greatest threat possible – shutting down the entire Internet. In a pastebin post that we won’t link to for obvious reasons, a member of Anonymous posted a …

Microsoft’s Slick New Metro Interface Was Designed On A Mac Microsoft’s Slick New Metro Interface Was Designed On A Mac
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Late last week CNET ran a story on Metro, a user interface discussed at length by Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer at last month’s CES. While Xbox and Windows Phone users already have a taste of Metro, the tile-based format will …

Obama Cuts Funding for Mars Mission Obama Cuts Funding for Mars Mission

When President Obama laid out his budget on Monday, NASA’s Mars mission plans took a hit. Planetary science budgets were cut by roughly 21%, while more money was allocated to human exploration, space technology and new spacecraft development. The focus …

Viral Video: Santorum Paid Ad Shows Brown Froth

File this in the Unbelievable category. Even given Rick Santorum’s “Google problem” (you know the one we mean), some PR firm produced a video for him featuring the candidate being shot with brown goop. The video has a Mitt Romney …

Assassin’s Creed 3 Release Date Announced
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Ubisoft held a conference call today with investors to announce a couple of new products for the coming year – the most exciting being Assassin’s Creed 3. Joystiq reports that Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot announced today that Assassin’s Creed 3 …

iPad Adoption Reducing Business Printer Use iPad Adoption Reducing Business Printer Use
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A recent study conducted by Morgan Stanley has some interesting implications for one of historical mainstays of the modern office: the printer. The forward march of computer technology has prompted more business to switch to paperless operations, or at least …

Nature Conservancy Uses Google Maps To Improve Adopt-An-Acre Program Nature Conservancy Uses Google Maps To Improve Adopt-An-Acre Program

It’s a funny thing about land: they’re not making any more of it. In that case, it’s probably a good idea to conserve as much of it as we can since it’s a limited resource. The Nature Conservancy, as if …

Chris Brown, Dave Mustaine, and The Best In Show Chris Brown, Dave Mustaine, and The Best In Show

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 …

CleanSpace One Literally Takes Down Space Junk CleanSpace One Literally Takes Down Space Junk
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There’s a lot of trash on the earth. That’s why we have people and machines that help clean it up. There’s also a lot of trash in space. There’s nobody cleaning that up – until now. École Polytechnique Fédérale de …

Study: Online Role-Playing Games Hurt Marriages
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Online role playing games negatively affect real-life marital satisfaction, according to a new Brigham Young University study published today in the Journal of Leisure Research. The study reports that 75 percent of spouses of sword-carrying, avatar-loving gamers wish they would …

Google Earth Pro 6.2 Arrives, Delights Cartophiles Everywhere Google Earth Pro 6.2 Arrives, Delights Cartophiles Everywhere
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After the Google Earth team improved the imagery of the planet’s oceanic topography (at the expense of one fabled city) they decided to threw all of us surface-dwellers a treat and upgrade the imagery of Earth’s above-sea level areas. Before …

Chirpify Lets You Buy and Sell on Twitter Chirpify Lets You Buy and Sell on Twitter

A Portland, OR startup called Chirpify has aligned with PayPal to introduce a platform to where users can buy and sell things, and donate and transfer funds using Twitter. Chirpify calls this ‘T-commerce,’ and users can make and receive direct …

Congress Questions Apple On Address Book Controversy Congress Questions Apple On Address Book Controversy

Last week news broke that the popular photo-based social networking app Path was uploading and storing users’ iPhone address books on their servers, in apparent violation of Apple’s development guidelines. Path set a land speed record for corporate response, apologizing …