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Google To Challenge Apple With New Tablet Google To Challenge Apple With New Tablet
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In an interview published today in the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera (Google Translation) Google CEO Eric Schmidt spoke fondly of Steve Jobs, praising his creativity and genius, and called the iPad an amazing and revolutionary product. Schmidt also told …

Kazakhstan Kills Internet, Cell Phone Services
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When you become president of certain countries in the Middle East, apparently you get a welcome package with all of the implements of your office. Included in this assortment is a note that says, “In times of trouble and potential …

Skyword Gets $6 Million Investment From Cox Skyword Gets $6 Million Investment From Cox

Update:Following the publication of this piece, we were reached by Skyword, who appears to take exception to being linked to the “content farm” label. I think people have somewhat different ideas of what the term means. Demand Media CEO Richard …

Google Introduces Rapping Santa With ‘Santa Search It’ Google Introduces Rapping Santa With ‘Santa Search It’
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Sometimes, as a conveyor of news, during your research, you come across things that defy personal description. Sure, others may be able to voice their reactions, but, for some reason, words may fail the person trying to relay the message. …

The Dark Knight Rises Official Trailer #2 Releases The Dark Knight Rises Official Trailer #2 Releases

July 2012, that’s when we finally get to see the “epic conclusion” to the Batman trilogy expertly crafted by Christopher Nolan. It doesn’t help having to wait that long when they tease you with an amazing trailer. There have been …

Matt Cutts Talks Keyword Density Matt Cutts Talks Keyword Density
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Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video, featuring (as usual) head of web spam Matt Cutts. This time, Cutts is answering his own question, rather than a user-submitted question. The question is: What is the ideal keyword density: …

‘I Just Made Love’ App Helps You Broadcast Your Hook-Ups ‘I Just Made Love’ App Helps You Broadcast Your Hook-Ups

There’s an app to tell you what direction you’re facing. There’s an app to tell you what to eat. There’s an app to track your calorie consumption. There’s an app to refill your drug prescription. Now, behold: there’s an app …

Add RIAA And DHS To List Of Internet Pirates Add RIAA And DHS To List Of Internet Pirates

Nearly 2,000 years ago the Roman poet Juvenal coined the now-famous phrase, Quis custodiet ipsos custodes, commonly translated “Who watches the watchmen?” For centuries the phrase has been associated with political philosophy and the problem of corrupt government, but in …

OkCandidate Matches You With Hot, Single Presidential Candidates, Ready To Govern

At this relatively early stage in the election process, there are a lot of presidential candidates still left in the race. Although the Republican primary candidates have already held upwards of nine(ty) debates, some voters are still undecided about who …

Segway Demonstration Accident?  That’ll Be $10 Million… Segway Demonstration Accident? That’ll Be $10 Million…
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Segways are kind of like the “next big thing” that never really took off. Sure, they’re recognizable and still have a sense of novelty attached to them, but they never became the next step in human transportation that Dean Kamen …

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 …