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Google+ Hangouts With Extras Are Being Phased Out Google+ Hangouts With Extras Are Being Phased Out
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Hangouts are arguably the most popular feature of Google+, and Google has gone out of its way to promote various, prominent Hangouts. The company has also used the medium to have plenty of its own, connecting with users and/or providing …

New Ustream Interface Focuses On Exploration New Ustream Interface Focuses On Exploration

Live video streaming site Ustream has announced that some pretty big changes to the site are on the way. It’s “rebuilt from the ground up,” they say, and its goal is to “provide a simplified experience for viewers and broadcasters.” …

XKCD Wins April Fool’s Day With Amazing Changing Comic Gag
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Everybody loves a good April Fool’s Day gag. Okay, not everybody. Most people love a good April Fool’s Day gag, and these days it seems like April Fool’s Day and the internet are like peanut butter and chocolate: they weren’t …

Social Media Propaganda Posters Will Hopefully Become a Coffee Table Book Thanks to Kickstarter Social Media Propaganda Posters Will Hopefully Become a Coffee Table Book Thanks to Kickstarter
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Aaron Wood is known in almost 20,000 Google+ circles for his social media propaganda posters and now he is putting together a coffee table book. He is trying to get funding for his Kickstarter project by networking on Google+. The …

Evidence of Pre-Human Fire Usage Found

A team of archaeologists studying caves in South Africa have announced their findings that human ancestors were using fire to cook long before humans evolved. The study, to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows …

Googler: Nobody Wants To Be Tracked Online Googler: Nobody Wants To Be Tracked Online

Last week, Google launched Google Consumer Surveys. These were designed both as a way for publishers to potentially make a bit of revenue, as well as a way to easily and cheaply collect market research. So far, at least Googlers …

5 Dead In Oakland School Shootings

Another school shooting has claimed the lives of at least five people today after a gunman–who hasn’t been identified in reports yet but is in custody–walked into classrooms at Oikos University and opened fire. Six others were wounded. The University, …

Square Hires Tesla Executive; Plans to Double Staff Square Hires Tesla Executive; Plans to Double Staff

Bloomberg reports Square Inc. is making an effort to double their staff this year. Producing credit card readers for the mobile device industry, they handled over $4 billion in transactions just last year. Squares main competitors include Intuit Inc., and …

Easter, Game of Thrones, and Trucker Hats

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 …

Windows Phone: Globalizing And Localizing Apps Windows Phone: Globalizing And Localizing Apps
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On the heels of Google’s announcement of Google Translate helping with the localization of Android apps, Microsoft is now talking up how Windows Phone developers can globalize and localize their apps. There is a difference between the two, I can …

Google Isn’t The Only One With Self-Driving Cars Google Isn’t The Only One With Self-Driving Cars

Google has made a lot of headlines with its self-driving cars. Last week, they put out the following video, showing one of the cars driving a blind man to Taco Bell: With that video, Google said its cars had completed …

Total Recall Trailer Premieres Today: Twitter Reacts
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The widely anticipated full-length trailer for “Total Recall” premiered today and has been making the rounds across the web after fans recently got just a brief preview of what the film has in store. The film, which stars Colin Ferrell …

New Variant of Flashback Malware Exploits Unpatched Java Vulnerability in Macs New Variant of Flashback Malware Exploits Unpatched Java Vulnerability in Macs

A new variant of the Flashback trojan has appeared, exploiting a Java vulnerability found in Macs. Cyber security firm F-secure announced this discovery via its blog today. Flashback is a trojan that was originally distributed in the guise of erotic …

YouTube Offers New Tool to Maintain Anonymity YouTube Offers New Tool to Maintain Anonymity

YouTube is offering a new tool that will protect the identity and location of individuals featured on YouTube videos by blurring their faces and other information. According to Chris Claburn, a writer for InformationWeek Security, YouTube decided to release this …

UK President Implores Fans To Behave Responsibly

In light of Saturday night’s disorder, the University of Kentucky’s President, Dr. Eli Capilouto, has written an email, asking his student body to behave in a responsible manner if the basketball team beats Kansas later tonight. Considering how UK fans …

The Hunger Games Tops Box Office Again

The Hunger Games tops the box office again. The book adaptation starring Jennifer Lawrence as protagonist Katniss Everdeen, had a huge opening weekend raking in over $150 million. The total was the third highest opening ever and the highest non-summer …

Pinterest Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Resigns Pinterest Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Resigns

Paul Sciarra, co-founder of Pinterest, is leaving the company, according to multiple sources to reporting to Startup Grind. It isn’t clear why Sciarra has opted to leave, but sources claim that he will be out within the next week or …

Twitter For BlackBerry Upgrade Integrates BBM, Makes Sharing Links Easier Twitter For BlackBerry Upgrade Integrates BBM, Makes Sharing Links Easier
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Today, the Twitter for BlackBerry app gets an upgrade. Version 3.0 is now available to download at the BlackBerry app world for device software 5.0 and above. Probably the biggest thing to come with this update is the new connection …

Facebook for iPad Gets The Retina Display Treatment Facebook for iPad Gets The Retina Display Treatment

Ever since the new iPad came out with its new retina display two weeks ago, developers have been scrambling to update their apps to accomodate it. If you own an iPad you’ve no doubt been seeing tons of updates in …

Microsoft Advertising Introduces Training Hub Microsoft Advertising Introduces Training Hub

Today Microsoft Advertising launched the new training Hub for their adCenter. It supposed to be a user friendly training experience that allows you to work at your own pace and record your success. There are many benefits to the the …

Kinect Accelerator Participants Announced Kinect Accelerator Participants Announced

It’s pretty obvious now that Kinect is not just for games that have you flail your arms wildly about in hopes of beating your opponent senseless in Kinect Sports Boxing. The hardware has inspired countless innovations in how we interact …

“Jack and Jill” Awarded Every Single Razzie

Considering the sheer number of nominations “Jack and Jill” and “Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star” received for 2011′s Razzie Awards, it was already clear that Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions last year released some of the worst cinema …

Star Wars Kinect Features Dance Off

Star Wars Kinect had ten different studios working on the new XBok 360 title. That’s over 200 people collaborating on the project. You would have thought with so many people, one of them would have realized there are going to …

Facebook Timelines Not So Much Greater Than Pages For Engagement? Facebook Timelines Not So Much Greater Than Pages For Engagement?

Last week, ahead of the Facebook Timeline for brands deadline, Simply Measured put out the results of a study, indicating that brands were seeing 46% more engagement per post with the timeline feature, compared to the old Page style. A …