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Latest iOS Update Fixes SIM Card Bug Latest iOS Update Fixes SIM Card Bug
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Last week we brought you the news that Apple had released an update to their iPhone operating system. The update, which was released without much fanfare late on Thursday, was not the looked-for iOS 5.1, nor even iOS 5.0.2, as …

15,070 ‘Official’ Jedi Knights Reside in Czech Republic 15,070 ‘Official’ Jedi Knights Reside in Czech Republic
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Generally, census data is extremely boring to sift through and traditionally doesn’t make for a fun news story. Would you believe the Czech Republic has trumped this trend, and has provided Star Wars fans a reason to care about a …

Why Facebook Users Add And Delete Friends [Infographic] Why Facebook Users Add And Delete Friends [Infographic]
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NM Incite, a Nielsen McKinsey company, has put out the following infographic looking at why Facebook users add and remove friends. The top reason for adding a friend, according to their survey of nearly 2,000 adults, is knowing them in …

Green Scrapbook: The Year In Environment-Friendly Search Trends Green Scrapbook: The Year In Environment-Friendly Search Trends

Going green was a pretty sexy topic in 2011 and lots of people got down with the movement. Some people chose to raise chickens in their back yard. Some may have started taking recycling more seriously. Maybe there were even …

SOPA Petition Demonstrates The Idiotic Bluntness Of Bill SOPA Petition Demonstrates The Idiotic Bluntness Of Bill
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When all else fails, I guess it doesn’t hurt to try to appeal to our basic human absurdity meters – that little radar engrained in (most) everyone’s mind that when tripped, helps them realize that something is simply too ridiculous …

Google Cans Author Search Operator in Google News In Favor of Authorship Google Cans Author Search Operator in Google News In Favor of Authorship

You may have noticed by now that Google is placing a lot of emphasis on authorship these days. Just last week, they announced the addition of authorship clicks and impressions to Webmaster Tools. Apparently Google is pushing authorship markup so …

Mainstream Media Gets Wind of SOPA Mainstream Media Gets Wind of SOPA
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Largely, the fight between SOPA supporters and those against the potential censoring of the Internet, all in name of protecting the entertainment industry’s intellectual property, has been conducted over the web. But now, it seems the mainstream media, the corporate-owned …

Scrivener Coming to iPad and iPhone Scrivener Coming to iPad and iPhone
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Literature and Latte announced over the weekend that they had begun development of an iOS version of their writing software, Scrivener. The app is still only in its early development stage at this point, though it is apparently about to …

Kinect Is Being Used To Prevent Old People From Falling, Help Stroke Patients Regain Movement Kinect Is Being Used To Prevent Old People From Falling, Help Stroke Patients Regain Movement

Microsoft may really be onto something with the Kinect. Not only has it been a big hit with the gaming crowd, an area where the company is flourishing thanks to its Xbox brand, but the device is proving to have …

Visualize Population Growth With The AAAS Science Population App Visualize Population Growth With The AAAS Science Population App

Science-loving non-profit organization The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s biggest general scientific group with over 125,000 members. Their journal, Science, is the largest general science journal around and is a go-to place for research, …

Apple iTV Finally On Its Way To Becoming A Reality? Apple iTV Finally On Its Way To Becoming A Reality?

The iTV rumor mill is grinding back to life again this morning on reports that Apple has been conducting meetings with executives from various media companies to discuss Apple’s future in the television market. Citing sources in these media companies, …

Twitter Gets A $300 Million Handshake Twitter Gets A $300 Million Handshake

After several months of negotiations, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has purchased a “strategic stake” in Twitter to the cool sum of $300 million. Kingdom Holdings Company, the international investment company helmed by Prince Alwaleed, made the investment public earlier …

Google Makes it Snow Up in Here Google Makes it Snow Up in Here

If you haven’t tried any of Google’s search query tricks, you’re missing out on experiencing the search engine’s playful side. Whether it’s the “do a barrel roll” search/command or the “tilt” command, the search engine isn’t afraid to have a …

Galaxy Nexus Gifted To Google Employees, Features Customized Design Galaxy Nexus Gifted To Google Employees, Features Customized Design

It appears to be an Ice Cream Sandwichey holiday season for Google employees. At least some Google offices around the world are giving out free Galaxy Nexus handsets to employees, and the devices are even customized. A photo album titled …

Google Sued by British Telecom over Patent Infringement Google Sued by British Telecom over Patent Infringement

British Telecommunications has filed suit against Google over alleged infringement of BT’s patents. The complaint, filed in US Disctrict Court in Delaware, maintains that Google has committed “ongoing and pervasive infringement of BT patents.” British Telecom points to several of …

Skype Gives Away Free Skype WiFi In Airports For The Holidays Skype Gives Away Free Skype WiFi In Airports For The Holidays

Skype announced it is offering free Skype WiFi in airports around the U.S. from December 21 through December 27. “Travelers passing through or delayed in over 50 airports across the country,” Skype’s Shadi Mahassel says, “will be able to access …

Kim Jong-il Dies, Twitter Will Only Be Used For Reaction Jokes

Kim Jong-il, North Korea leader and despotic rocker of BluBlockers, died of a heart attack this past Saturday, leaving a capacious gap in source material for many comedians. Kim’s 29-year-old son and Little Debbie connoisseur, Kim Jong-un, will succede his …

Santa’s Newest Little Helper is Siri Santa’s Newest Little Helper is Siri
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Whatever your opinion of the Apple brand, it’s hard to ignore the fact their marketing department certainly “gets” how to do commercials correctly. Whether it’s the iPod’s famous silhouette commercials or the “I’m a Mac, and I’m a PC” series, …

Google+ Gets A Round Of New Features, Redesigns For The Holidays Google+ Gets A Round Of New Features, Redesigns For The Holidays
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Bradley Horowitz has a fairly lengthy blog post up this morning detailing various updates and improvements to the Google+ platform and according to him, these aren’t just “bells and whistles” but “really deep improvements.” These new features will be rolling …

Facebook Can Be Sued For Using Users In Ads, Judge Rules Facebook Can Be Sued For Using Users In Ads, Judge Rules

If you live in California, and don’t like the way Facebook is using your likeness in ads, you can sue them. That doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be successful, but according to a report, a judge has dismissed Facebook’s motion to …

Facebook Timeline Now On iPhone Facebook Timeline Now On iPhone

Facebook made the Timeline available to all users this past week, and now more people can access it via their smartphones. As we reported earlier in the week, Facebook said it would be rolling out the Timeline feature to iOS …

Call Santa From Gmail Call Santa From Gmail
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As you may recall, Google set up a Google Voice number for Santa Claus last year. Google let people set up personalized calls from Santa at sendacallfromsanta.com. The site is once again in operation (for U.S. users). This year, Google …

Sony PlayStation Vita Hits Japan

In August, it was reported that the Playstation Vita would hit Japan by the end of December, and that did indeed happen, as it was released this weekend. The Vita is Sony’s handheld PlayStation gaming device. “The new PS Vita …

Facebook Shuts Down Snaptu Facebook Shuts Down Snaptu
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In January, mobile app developer Snaptu created a Facebook app for feature phones. A couple months later, Facebook acquired the company. Now, Snaptu itself is closing down, though its team will continue to work on Facebook’s mobile experience. In an …