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Netflix Updates Web Video Player Netflix Updates Web Video Player

Netflix has just launched an updated web video player, according to the company blog. The new interface incorporates icons instead of words – below is a screenshot: First, Netflix was wise in using ABC’s “LOST” as the template for its …

HUNGRY: New Food-Centric YouTube Channel Launches July 2nd HUNGRY: New Food-Centric YouTube Channel Launches July 2nd
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It would be hard to think of a type of television that has seen a popularity spike as large as food-centric television in the past few years. At some point, people decided that it’s just as fun to watch people …

Diamond-Swallower: Canadian Police Waiting For Him To Poop
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Canadian police have all the fun. In a news story that sounds like something from an ill-conceived Martin Lawrence movie, officials in Ontario are holding a man in custody who swallowed a $20,000 diamond and are now waiting for him …

String Cheese Incident Sticks it to Ticketmaster, Scalps Their Own Tickets
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String Cheese Incident, like most people on the planet, hate Ticketmaster. Sure, one should expect to pay some sort of fee when utilizing a specific service, but many feel that the company takes advantage of bands and their legions of …

Toyota Turns the Nintendo DS into a Navigation System Remote

Utilizing a system called Kuruma de DS (DS in the Car), Japanese DS owners can now use their DS to control the car navigation system. The system was developed by Toyota as part their new Smart Navi automobile navigation system. …

Do Paywalls Scare Off Media Professionals? Do Paywalls Scare Off Media Professionals?
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Paywalls seem to be straightforward: users pay to gain access to content. What could be simpler? The internet, however, with its ability to infinitely copy and immediately disseminate information, quickly makes whatever lurks behind paywalls worthless. The only paywalls that …

WikiLeaks Is Also Taken Down By DDoS Attack WikiLeaks Is Also Taken Down By DDoS Attack
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The Pirate Bay was not the only one feeling the brute force of a massive DDoS attack yesterday. WikiLeaks was also being attacked, and unlike The Pirate Bay, nobody has come forward claiming responsibility yet. We were first alerted to …

Windows Phone 8 To Arrive By The End Of The Year? Windows Phone 8 To Arrive By The End Of The Year?
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As the release of the next iteration of Microsoft’s Windows operating system nears, a few major questions remain unanswered. Specifically, nobody quite knows when Windows 8 will be releasing to the public. Late summer seems a likely candidate, but no …

Senator Responds to Saverin’s Tax Scheme Senator Responds to Saverin’s Tax Scheme
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We’ve been following Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and his exit from the United States involving him renouncing his US citizenship. According to representatives speaking on Saverin’s behalf, his decision to leave the US has nothing to do with avoiding taxes, …

Tebow Cease And Desist: Jesus Shirts Rub Him The Wrong Way
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Tim Tebow, who is perhaps just as well known for his devotion to Christianity as he is for football, had his lawyer send a cease-and-desist letter to Cubby Tees, a company which is selling a t-shirt bearing a logo similar …

CNN Hits 15 Year Low In Veiwership CNN Hits 15 Year Low In Veiwership

The downward slide by CNN continued when a new episode of Piers Morgan Tonight at 9 PM drew in only 39,000 viewers in the Adult 25-54 age range. This news follows last months debacle which saw CNN record its lowest …

The Game Of Thrones Theme Gets A Floppy Drive Remake
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With only two episodes left in the killer second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, excitement for the best show on television is hitting a fever pitch. And while we all wait patiently for the coming of winter in Westeros, …

Facebook Releases “Pages Manager” App Facebook Releases “Pages Manager” App

As Facebook readies its IPO, some investors have been frightened beyond the general terrors afforded by founder Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to remove his rebellious-yet-comfy hoodie – they fear that Facebook might run into a bit of an issue concerning the …

Wajam: We Do Bing Social Better Than Bing Wajam: We Do Bing Social Better Than Bing

Wajam recently released a new and improved version of its browser add-on that brings a more social experience to Google. The company has now released the counterpart for Bing and Yahoo. Since Wajam released the Google version, of course, Bing …

Facebook Is Slowly Becoming the Reason to Pay the Internet Bill Facebook Is Slowly Becoming the Reason to Pay the Internet Bill
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Think of all the things that you really don’t want to do without, America: cars, indoor plumbing, birth control, pizza delivery, the Biebs. You wouldn’t enjoy life all that much without any of them, would you? If a new summary …

Michael Vick Wedding to Commence in Miami Beach
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Michael Vick wedding to Kijafa Frink is currently scheduled to take place in sunny Miami Beach towards the end of June. The couple, however, has been engaged since December of 2009. According to The New York Post, the couple has …

The Pirate Bay DDoS Attack Credited To Former Anonymous Member The Pirate Bay DDoS Attack Credited To Former Anonymous Member

Well, The Pirate Bay is back up. There still seems to be a few spotty points around the world according to Anonymous, but all in all, it’s back in good shape. Now, who was the person behind the attack and …

This Pandora Proposal Is Your Creative Question-Pop Of The Day

A little bit of personal info: My soon-to-be wife once told me that any attempt to publicize a proposal, you know, jumbotron at a ballgame or big banner behind an airplane, would be met with a devastatingly embarrassing “No.” I …

Google On Knowledge Graph’s Wikipedia Integration: We Realize We’ll Never Be Perfect Google On Knowledge Graph’s Wikipedia Integration: We Realize We’ll Never Be Perfect

This week, Google unveiled its “Knowledge Graph,” which is garnering a great deal of hype in the search industry. Google has certainly hyped it up, calling it “another step away from raw keywords”. It puts a new kind of search …

Kayak Travel Search Engine Going Public Next Week Kayak Travel Search Engine Going Public Next Week
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You might remember Kayak, a popular travel search site, filed for an IPO back at the end of 2010, but poor market conditions caused them to hold off. As Robert Birge, Kayak’s chief marketing officer put it, “some companies have …

LinkedIn Today Gets a Redesigned Interface LinkedIn Today Gets a Redesigned Interface

LinkedIn Today, LinkedIn’s social news feed, has just debuted a new, redesigned interface. The new, blocky style seems to take its cue from the new LinkedIn iPad app, and makes it easy to scan through stories and see who shared …

Apple Wins Control Of iPhone5.com Domain Apple Wins Control Of iPhone5.com Domain

You may recall a couple weeks ago when we brought you news that Apple had taken steps to seize iPhone5.com. The company had filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization, claiming ownership of the term “iPhone 5,” and …

Jenelle Evans, Star of Teen Mom 2, Gets Engaged: Twitter Laughs
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Jenelle Evans, one of the stars of the MTV reality show “Teen Mom 2″, has apparently convinced someone that she’s worth marrying. Us Weekly reports that Evans revealed she’s engaged to her boyfriend Gary Head, a guy with whom she’s …

Google Maps API History Revealed In Office Hours Google Maps API History Revealed In Office Hours
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The Google Maps team does some of the more interesting things on the Web. It’s always a pleasure to hear what they have to say so this week’s Office Hours hangout is a treat. This week has Josh Livni and …