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SOPA and PIPA Are Not Quite Dead Yet
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While some may view the shelving of the infamous piracy bills as the death of both SOPA and PIPA, both bills remain alive with active supporters in both houses of the U.S. government. This means the bills are not dead …

If You Use The Internet, You’ll Become a Terrorist
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So, you use the internet frequently, you like to check your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and so on. Well, you’re probably a terrorist then; or, at least you’ll eventually become one. I mean with all the content that’s on the internet …

Meet The Robot That Eats And Poops To Power Itself Meet The Robot That Eats And Poops To Power Itself
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This week in “What has science done?” comes the pooping robot. Before you ask, yes, the robot actually does ingest matter and excretes it out. Scientists working at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory invented a robot that powers itself by ingesting …

Super Bowl Parade Fight! Giants Fans Come To Blows Super Bowl Parade Fight! Giants Fans Come To Blows
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What is it about smartphones, YouTube, and social media in general that turns normal people into a useless crowd of video “auteurs” who’re more concerned with getting a video up instead of preventing others from needlessly hurting each other? Granted, …

Tribler Aims To Circumvent Anti-Piracy Efforts Tribler Aims To Circumvent Anti-Piracy Efforts
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The ongoing battle over legislation like SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA has focused on blocking access to sites like The Pirate Bay and others that provide centralized access to torrent files for users who want to download content. In the midst …

“App Economy” Created Nearly 500,000 Jobs Since 2007 “App Economy” Created Nearly 500,000 Jobs Since 2007

For an industry that wasn’t even around in 2007, the “app economy” has grown significantly in the past five years. TechNet sponsored a study to show the growth of what they call the “app economy.” There are now 466,000 jobs …

Google Maps Adds 45° Aerials To More Cities Google Maps Adds 45° Aerials To More Cities
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Last month I wrote about how Google Maps upgraded the satellite imagery for a handful of cities around the world to include 45° imagery with the satellite view. The new feature, aside from providing a sample of what it must …

Screenwise: Google Wants To Pay You To Let Them Watch Screenwise: Google Wants To Pay You To Let Them Watch
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Update: Google responded to my request for comment shortly after this story ran. See here for details. Google has begun accepting email addresses from people interested in participating in their new Screenwise program. The program is designed to monitor participants’ …

Jimmy Kimmel’s Super Bowl Prank Was a Success Jimmy Kimmel’s Super Bowl Prank Was a Success

While this particular topic was discussed by WebProNews during Super Bowl night, the late night talk show host has supplied us with a “greatest hits” of his prank, where he asked people to unplug their televisions during crucial parts of …

Le Huffington Post Québec Goes Live Le Huffington Post Québec Goes Live

Today, Arianna Huffington announced the launch of the second Huffington Post expansion into a French language community, as Le Huffington Post Québec is now live. Here’s what she had to say in a blog post this morning: This is the …

Clint Eastwood Super Bowl Ad Inspires Political Parodies Clint Eastwood Super Bowl Ad Inspires Political Parodies
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The Chrysler ad starring Clint Eastwood was inspiring to many Americans for its uplifting message and support for the auto industry that is just starting to grow again. The ad did cause a bit of controversy though with some people …

Congress Fast Tracks FAA Switch To GPS Congress Fast Tracks FAA Switch To GPS
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Updating the FAA’s national air traffic control network is not exactly an easy undertaking. However, the desire to switch from a system that relies on radar to one that uses GPS has been on the front burner for some time …

Social Networking For The Workplace Social Networking For The Workplace

Anthony DeRosa, social-media editor for Reuters news service says: “Social media now is not an option, it’s a necessity,” “A couple of years ago that wasn’t the case, but I think now people have to be a part of it, …

Facebook Makes People Feel Good – Study Proves Facebook Makes People Feel Good – Study Proves

Apparently, Facebook makes people happy. No, seriously. We now have proof. A new study reported in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal, actually dug into the physiological responses to people who visit social networking sites. Measurements of physical …

Giants Win The Super Bowl, Doritos Baby Wins Chips Giants Win The Super Bowl, Doritos Baby Wins Chips

Commercials are the highlight of the Super Bowl; it’s that comic relief from the unbearable tension of the high stakes football game. From naughty body painting commercials to talking heads sprouting from a body, this year’s game had many hilarious …

Amazon, Viacom Partner To Increase Amazon Prime Instant Video Selection Amazon, Viacom Partner To Increase Amazon Prime Instant Video Selection

As a result of a digital licensing agreement with Viacom, Amazon announced today that Amazon Prime members will now be able to instantly stream television shows from MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Spike, VH1, BET, CMT and Logo. The …

Google+ Gets Improved Spam Controls Google+ Gets Improved Spam Controls
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Google has quietly rolled out some improvements to the spam control options for their Google+ social network. The new feature allows users to flag comments as inappropriate or abusive, and to block any future comments from the offending user. The …

Google Is The Leader In Renewable Energy Says Greenpeace Google Is The Leader In Renewable Energy Says Greenpeace
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Greenpeace released version five of their Cool IT leaderboard that rates IT companies on their climate solutions, energy impact and political advocacy. Overcoming Cisco, the winner from the last year, Google has taken the top spot as the leader in …

Syrian President’s Email Hacked By Anonymous
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Okay, I’m not denigrating Anonymous’ obvious skill with the hacking of the computers. They’ve got some formidable chops. But can it really be considered hacking if the hacked person’s password for their email account is “12345″? I’m sure there was …

Kendrick Perkins Is Mad At LeBron James Because of Blake Griffin Kendrick Perkins Is Mad At LeBron James Because of Blake Griffin
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When Blake Griffin absolutely baptized Kendrick Perkins with a beast-mode, get the hell out of my way dunk, the Twitter world exploded. In fact, I remember watching ESPN’s SportsCenter the night the dunk happened, and the show’s anchors were excitedly …

Super Bowl XLVI Streamed By 2.1 Million Super Bowl XLVI Streamed By 2.1 Million

The Super Bowl is always the biggest game to watch every year. Sports fans look forward to the day with great anticipation. Whether you love the game or enjoy the food and friendship, this is a great day for all …

Santorum Wins 3 – Twitter Opinion Split Santorum Wins 3 – Twitter Opinion Split

Rick Santorum won the Minnesota and Colorado caucuses and a nonbinding primary in Missouri on Tuesday. That’s four states he has now won, compared to Newt Gingrich’s one. Mitt Romney’s “inevitable” sweep to GOP victory now looks less set-in-stone. Opinions …

Mobile Internet Doubling In Usage Mobile Internet Doubling In Usage

Mobile web is such a great convenience, what with being able to easily and quickly access information, often faster than that of high-speed or broadband on most PC’s or laptops. According to StatCounter.com, mobile internet usage has sky-rocketed up to …

Linking to Lowes.com? Better Get Permission First Linking to Lowes.com? Better Get Permission First
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Don’t link to Lowes.com unless you have the time to fax a license request to them. Ars Technica has found that Lowes.com has a ridiculous policy on linking to them. They require that Web sites that link to them must …