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iPad Vs. Textbooks: By The Numbers iPad Vs. Textbooks: By The Numbers
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The iPad is widely looked at as a revolutionary device. Even non-Apple fanboys have to acknowledge the tremendous success the device has had and the quick impact it has had on quite a few facets of society, including education. Take …

Google Wallet Security Issue Addressed Google Wallet Security Issue Addressed

Users have raised security concerns with Google Wallet of late, but Google is assuring users it is perfectly safe to use your credit card with. Osama Bedier, Vice President of Google Wallet and Payments, wrote a blog post late Friday …

The Great Battle of Skyrim: When Video Games, Mods And YouTube Come Together

There’s no denying the absolute runaway popularity of Bethesda’s Skyrim. A quick Google search of “Game of the Year, 2011” reveals as much, but make no mistake, the popularity of the game is well-earned. What makes a great thing even …

Google Responded To the FTC On Privacy Issues Before EPIC Sued
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Yesterday we brought you news that the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) had filed a federal suit against the FTC in order to block Google’s switch to a new, unified privacy policy that would cover all their services. EPIC claimed …

Viral Video: A Parody of a Cover of a Hit Viral Video: A Parody of a Cover of a Hit
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Viral videos are a funny thing. First, there was the song “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye (pronounced Go-Tee-Yay) The video for that has been viewed 67 million times. Then came the cover by Walk On the Earth. …

Google Wallet Hacked By Researchers!!! Google Wallet Hacked By Researchers!!!
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Researchers have been working with Google Wallet, and yesterday they outlined a complex way to crack Wallet’s PIN. This leaves the funds connected to the number vulnerable to theft. The researchers report that the hack job doesn’t require any special …

Social Commerce Still Needs To Clear Security Concern Hurdles Social Commerce Still Needs To Clear Security Concern Hurdles

The biggest obstacle to consumer adoption of social commerce appears to be security concerns. A study from Digitas finds that nearly half (45%) of social media users would be “at least somewhat comfortable” giving their credit card info to a …

Police Want Way To Shut Down Phones Remotely Police Want Way To Shut Down Phones Remotely
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Getting your phone stolen is pretty bad. Having the information on your phone stolen is even worse. Washington D.C. police want a solution. While there are there ways such as Find My iPhone and other tracking software available to find …

TSA Denies Entry Without Female Pat-Down TSA Denies Entry Without Female Pat-Down
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Jennifer Winning of Denver, Colorado frequently makes the commute from home to Rock Springs, Wyoming. She usually flies and the trip is not typically eventful. On January 29th when she left to catch her flight home from the small airport …

Video Shows Every Apple Product In 30 Seconds Video Shows Every Apple Product In 30 Seconds
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In April, 1976 Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne. Shortly thereafter they began selling the Apple I. In the thirty-six years since, Apple has released hundreds of products. Some have been flops. Others have revolutionized …

Chinese Twitter Says Kim Jong-Un Was Assassinated
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It looks like Chinese Twitter, Weibo, has jumped on the death hoax bandwagon. The only problem is that we’re not so sure this time. Users on Chinese microblogging site Weibo are messaging that Kim Jong-Un, son of Kim Jong-Il and …

Yahoo C.O.R.E. Aims To Personalize The Reader Experience In Pandora Fashion Yahoo C.O.R.E. Aims To Personalize The Reader Experience In Pandora Fashion
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Yahoo has a new page you can go to and see how many people are on the Yahoo homepage at any given time, as well as the most viewed stories by gender, age group, interest and city (for select cities). …

Millennium Falcon Guitar Is About As Cool As It Sounds Millennium Falcon Guitar Is About As Cool As It Sounds
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Or geeky, depending on your disposition. What we have here is a guy who goes by the name of “fiskybusiness89,” at least on YouTube, anyway; and his pretty damn awesome Millennium Falcon guitar. Normally, fiskybusiness89′s YouTube page is reserved for …

Study: iOS Beats Mac OS X In Web Market Share Study: iOS Beats Mac OS X In Web Market Share
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Apple’s iOS mobile operating system has surpassed their desktop operating system, OS X, in web traffic market share over the last six months. Apple had a record quarter in which they sold 37.04 million iPhones and 15.43 million iPads, and …

Facebook And Twitter Built Into Your Car? Facebook And Twitter Built Into Your Car?
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If you’re already concerned about how much people actually pay attention when they’re driving, you may have even more cause for alarm. More distractions are on the way. Responding to demand from their customers, more and more auto manufacturers are …

Solar Flares Are The Greatest Threat To The Internet Solar Flares Are The Greatest Threat To The Internet

What’s the worst possible thing that could happen in 2012? It’s definitely not the apocalypse. Michio Kaku took to bigthink to address the doomsday prophecies for this year. He discredits any ideas that suggest there will be comet impacts or …

As The Walking Dead Nears, The Promotions Hit As The Walking Dead Nears, The Promotions Hit
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With no Super Bowl in its way, nor any other entertainment conflicts of note, AMC’s smash hit, The Walking Dead is back for the second half of its second season. Naturally, the social media promotional push is in full swing …

Underage Girls Targeted For Sex In Intricate Facebook Fake Identity Scam Underage Girls Targeted For Sex In Intricate Facebook Fake Identity Scam
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Since the advent of the internet, people have always cited the relative “anonymity” that it provides as both a strength and a danger. Are people really who they say they are? Anyone who’s a member of any online community knows …

SWTOR: The Cold Republic Is The Ultimate Old Republic Mixtape

Rap music and Star Wars, some could say they go together like peanut butter and Metamucil. As a fan of both (rap and Star Wars), I never once thought the two entities could co-exist. Richie Branson has proven me wrong. …

WordPress.com Gets Comment Notifications WordPress.com Gets Comment Notifications
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WordPress announced that WordPress.com blogs are now getting comment notifications, with moderation and reply functionality. Approve, spam and trash links appear in the notifications for those who have permission to moderate. “Clicking Reply automatically approves a comment and displays an …

Mass Effect 3 Trailer Gives Spotlight To Female Shepard

A major complaint from fans is that BioWare has solely focused on the male version of Commander Shepard in their Mass Effect advertising and promotional material – not anymore. Today, BioWare released a new trailer for Mass Effect 3 featuring …

Tasty New Bacon Milkshake: 1080 Calories! Tasty New Bacon Milkshake: 1080 Calories!
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Jack in the Box has just released a bacon-flavored milkshake. The bacon shake is made with no actual bacon, it features bacon-flavored syrup combined with vanilla ice-cream and is topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. The new shake …

Interview: Here’s Why Open Auctions for 2G Spectrum Are the Best Option

The war in Washington over wireless spectrum is really beginning to heat up as policymakers and the FCC aren’t seeing eye to eye. The issue is commonly referred to as the “spectrum crunch” since wireless networks are quickly becoming overloaded.

Apple Sues Samsung, Gets Sued By SmartData
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This morning we ran a story about Apple’s victory in a patent lawsuit against Motorola. In that story I pointed out that one chapter in Apple’s ongoing patent battles appeared to be finished. Well, now it seems that Apple’s patent …