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msnNow From Microsoft Highlights Bing, Facebook, Twitter Trends msnNow From Microsoft Highlights Bing, Facebook, Twitter Trends

Microsoft just launched a new MSN service called msnNOW, which the company says is designed to surface breaking trends from across the web, show what people are saying about the trends and why they matter. “msnNOW scours real-time sources, including …

Mobile Devices Will Overtake Human Population in 2012 Mobile Devices Will Overtake Human Population in 2012

It’s a good thing humans come with two hands because we’re gonna need’em if we’re expected to handle the bulk of cell phones and tablets that are going to be cramping up our planet in the near future. A new …

Apple to Require “Explicit User Approval” For Contact Data Access Apple to Require “Explicit User Approval” For Contact Data Access
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As previously reported, Apple received a letter from Congress questioning the company about the way it allows iOS app developers to treat users’ contact info. AllThingsD is sharing a statement it received from an Apple spokesperson: “Apps that collect or …

Yahoo Web Analytics Version 10.3.19 Gives Product A Facelift Yahoo Web Analytics Version 10.3.19 Gives Product A Facelift

Yahoo is giving Yahoo Web Analytics a refresh, and as a start, has launched version 10.3.19. “We want to make the YWA user experience better – we know that our customers love the product functionality but they would like to …

Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet
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Anonymous just keeps on making grander threats, but they have finally made the greatest threat possible – shutting down the entire Internet. In a pastebin post that we won’t link to for obvious reasons, a member of Anonymous posted a …

Microsoft’s Slick New Metro Interface Was Designed On A Mac Microsoft’s Slick New Metro Interface Was Designed On A Mac
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Late last week CNET ran a story on Metro, a user interface discussed at length by Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer at last month’s CES. While Xbox and Windows Phone users already have a taste of Metro, the tile-based format will …

Obama Cuts Funding for Mars Mission Obama Cuts Funding for Mars Mission

When President Obama laid out his budget on Monday, NASA’s Mars mission plans took a hit. Planetary science budgets were cut by roughly 21%, while more money was allocated to human exploration, space technology and new spacecraft development. The focus …

Viral Video: Santorum Paid Ad Shows Brown Froth

File this in the Unbelievable category. Even given Rick Santorum’s “Google problem” (you know the one we mean), some PR firm produced a video for him featuring the candidate being shot with brown goop. The video has a Mitt Romney …

Assassin’s Creed 3 Release Date Announced
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Ubisoft held a conference call today with investors to announce a couple of new products for the coming year – the most exciting being Assassin’s Creed 3. Joystiq reports that Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot announced today that Assassin’s Creed 3 …

iPad Adoption Reducing Business Printer Use iPad Adoption Reducing Business Printer Use
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A recent study conducted by Morgan Stanley has some interesting implications for one of historical mainstays of the modern office: the printer. The forward march of computer technology has prompted more business to switch to paperless operations, or at least …

Nature Conservancy Uses Google Maps To Improve Adopt-An-Acre Program Nature Conservancy Uses Google Maps To Improve Adopt-An-Acre Program

It’s a funny thing about land: they’re not making any more of it. In that case, it’s probably a good idea to conserve as much of it as we can since it’s a limited resource. The Nature Conservancy, as if …

Chris Brown, Dave Mustaine, and The Best In Show Chris Brown, Dave Mustaine, and The Best In Show

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 …

CleanSpace One Literally Takes Down Space Junk CleanSpace One Literally Takes Down Space Junk
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There’s a lot of trash on the earth. That’s why we have people and machines that help clean it up. There’s also a lot of trash in space. There’s nobody cleaning that up – until now. École Polytechnique Fédérale de …

Study: Online Role-Playing Games Hurt Marriages
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Online role playing games negatively affect real-life marital satisfaction, according to a new Brigham Young University study published today in the Journal of Leisure Research. The study reports that 75 percent of spouses of sword-carrying, avatar-loving gamers wish they would …

Google Earth Pro 6.2 Arrives, Delights Cartophiles Everywhere Google Earth Pro 6.2 Arrives, Delights Cartophiles Everywhere
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After the Google Earth team improved the imagery of the planet’s oceanic topography (at the expense of one fabled city) they decided to threw all of us surface-dwellers a treat and upgrade the imagery of Earth’s above-sea level areas. Before …

Chirpify Lets You Buy and Sell on Twitter Chirpify Lets You Buy and Sell on Twitter

A Portland, OR startup called Chirpify has aligned with PayPal to introduce a platform to where users can buy and sell things, and donate and transfer funds using Twitter. Chirpify calls this ‘T-commerce,’ and users can make and receive direct …

Congress Questions Apple On Address Book Controversy Congress Questions Apple On Address Book Controversy

Last week news broke that the popular photo-based social networking app Path was uploading and storing users’ iPhone address books on their servers, in apparent violation of Apple’s development guidelines. Path set a land speed record for corporate response, apologizing …

Facebook and Facetones Reach Agreement Facebook and Facetones Reach Agreement

Vringo, Inc. a provider of software platforms for mobile social and video applications, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Facebook, Inc., the world’s leading online social network, relating to the use of Vringo’s Facetones mark and …

Adele Blew Up Twitter During The Grammys Adele Blew Up Twitter During The Grammys
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The 2012 Grammys have come and gone, and for many people they will be remembered as Adele’s big night. She won a total of six awards on the night, including Pop Vocal Album, Pop Solo Performance, Record of the Year, …

Apple Seeks Permission To Sue A Bankrupt Kodak
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It’s bad form to kick a man while he’s down. It’s even worse form to sue a company while their filing for bankruptcy. Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is requesting approval to file a lawsuit against Kodak, the beleaguered camera …

Twitter Or Facebook: Who Has Sexier (And More Sexed) Users? Twitter Or Facebook: Who Has Sexier (And More Sexed) Users?
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Your preferred social media site may indicate whether or not you got some sexy results for Valentine’s Day yesterday, according to a new survey from Euro RSCG. The poll, which the digital agency conducts every year, found that Twitter brings …

Computer Engineers Help Scientists With RNA Code Computer Engineers Help Scientists With RNA Code

Computer engineers may have just provided the medical community a new way of figuring out exactly how one of the three building blocks of life forms and functions. University of Central Florida Engineering Assistant Professor Shaojie Zhang used a complex …

YouTube Adds New Sports Channels YouTube Adds New Sports Channels

In their continuing push to make the site a more channel-driven experience for users, YouTube is

TED Exhibition To Include Music Experiment TED Exhibition To Include Music Experiment

A Simon Fraser University graduate student project that melds music, meditation and modern technology has landed a rare spot as an exhibit at TEDActive 2012 in Palm Springs, California this month. Jay Vidyarthi’s project, Sonic Cradle, allows individuals to use …