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Pi Day, The Encyclopedia Britannica, and Steak & BJs

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 …

Google Offers Adds Eleven New Partners Google Offers Adds Eleven New Partners
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Google has added eleven new retail partners to their Google Offers service, according to an announcement today. They also expanded the availability of deals in four of their current cities. According to today’s announcement, Google Offers users will now start …

Bruce Springsteen Debuts At Number One With “Wrecking Ball”

They say when you’re on top, there’s no where else to go but down. It must be kind of like that for the Boss. I mean Bruce Springsteen’s latest, “Wrecking Ball” debuts on the charts at number one. Same deal …

TSA Screeners To Be Booted Out of US Airport
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In November 2010, the federal Transportation Security Administration put a freeze on airports opting to use privatized security services instead of the agency’s own employees, but a provision in a Senate bill passed last month has opened the door for …

YouTube Gets Google+ Synchronization YouTube Gets Google+ Synchronization

The Google consolidation era is continuing with full force as their latest announcement sees a marriage of Google+ accounts with YouTube. While it’s not quite a synchronization process–this feature appears to be voluntary–the goal is the same. Like it or …

Star Wars: The Old Republic Gets Free Weekend

We found out yesterday that Star Wars: The Old Republic is going to be having a free to play weekend from March 15th to March 19th, 2012! Players will be able to experience the opening adventures of each of the …

Twitter Blows Up with Greg Smith Jokes Twitter Blows Up with Greg Smith Jokes
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Since Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith published his resignation letter in the New York Times, comments and criticism have been blowing up twitter all day. In case you haven’t read the Op-ed piece, do your self a favor. It is …

Apple Issuing Gift Cards for iPad 2′s Apple Issuing Gift Cards for iPad 2′s
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Apple has updated its Reuse and Recycling program to accomodate iPad 2 trade-ins. The program issues Apple Store gift cards in exchange for your old iPhones, iPads and Macs. The maximum value for an Apple iPad 2 64GB WiFi + …

Madonna’s Truth or Dare Shoe Line is Sexy
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Soon you can buy Madonna’s Truth or Dare shoe line from a range of stores at your local mall. These dance inspired shoes will range in price from an affordable $89 all the way up to $349. The line will …

Iran Linked To Cyberattack on BBC Iran Linked To Cyberattack on BBC

Iran’s government has gone to some considerable lengths lately to muzzle the internet within the country’s borders. Not content with only blocking Google sites and encrypted search merely once in February, the government blocked SSL connections as well as many …

Moroccan Rape Victim Commits Suicide After Marrying Her Attacker

Moroccan news reports say that a 16 year-old girl, Amina Filali, has committed suicide after being forced to marry her attacker by a judge’s ruling. The teenager reportedly swallowed rat poison in protest to the marriage. In Moroccan culture, it …

Smart Cars Eliminate Waiting At Traffic Lights Smart Cars Eliminate Waiting At Traffic Lights
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Have you ever sat at a four-way intersection and wondered if you could zip in and out of oncoming traffic to get across? If you have, you’re a dangerous person and I never want to be in a car with …

Google: Get Ready For More Advertising Google: Get Ready For More Advertising
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If you’re completely fed up with advertising and a constant bombardment of lame commercials and pop-up ads, it’s about to get worse. Ever notice that almost everything has changed about the telephone except the procedure? I’ll tell you what I …

Lindsay Lohan: Hit & Run Allegations “A Complete Lie”
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Early this morning, it was reported that actress and long-time friend of the paparazzi Lindsay Lohan had struck a man while driving away from a club – and that she had driven away. Now, she has taken to Twitter to …

Hog Manure Causing Mysterious Methane Explosions

Researchers are at a loss for what might be causing hog manure to suddenly become explosive. Six hog farms have exploded since 2009. University of Minnesota’s Agricultural Engineer Charles Clanton says, “This has all started in the last four or …

Social Media Posts May Predict Rises In Unemployment Social Media Posts May Predict Rises In Unemployment

Social media use has become a major feature of our culture in recent years. We share virtually everything – often more than we should – with our friends, followers, and whoever else will listen out there on the internet. Trends …

Syrian Leader Assad’s Private Emails Leaked Syrian Leader Assad’s Private Emails Leaked

Syria has been in shambles these past few months as violence has rocked the Middle Eastern nation. A lot of the blame has been placed on its leader, Bashar al-Assad, for allowing the bloodshed and countless civilian deaths to continue. …

Computer Scientists Developing Sign Language Translator Computer Scientists Developing Sign Language Translator

Computer scientists in Scotland are developing technology that can translate sign language into text through a simple webcam. The technology, which has the potential to run on variety of camera-enabled digital devices, could be a big help to speech-impaired users …

Brown Recluse Spiders: Where They Lurk and What You Should Do if You get Bit
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The brown recluse spider is even more dangerous than the Black Widow because of the way its venom affects humans. Their venomous bites cause necrosis, meaning that the tissue surrounding the attack site dies and leaves its victims with nasty …

‘The House of the Dead 4′ Coming to PSN

The House of the Dead 4 has long been a staple in arcades, debuting in 2005. But now PlayStation 3 owners will be able the play the classic shooter at home. On April 17 the title will be offered on …

Kyle Orton Signs 3-Year Deal With Cowboys

It’s official: the Dallas Cowboys have reached an agreement with Kyle Orton and have signed him on to what will be his seventh season, where he will back up current QB Tony Romo after playing for the Kansas City Chiefs …

Alcoholics Anonymous Reveals Insider Trading Alcoholics Anonymous Reveals Insider Trading
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The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Philadelphia branch filed an insider trading complaint with federal regulators late last year. Since then charges have been placed against a financial consultant at Ameriprise Financial Services and four of his colleagues for shares …

Math Proves Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda Are (NP-)Hard

If you grew up playing video games in the 1980s or early 1990s, you almost certainly tasted the bitter fruit of frustration when you lost at games from the Mario Bros. or Legend of Zelda canons. Personally, I would unleash …

Comedy Central Acquires Off-net Rights to Community Comedy Central Acquires Off-net Rights to Community

Greendale Community College’s most famous study group will have a new member beginning in 2013 (and it’s not Beetlejuice) as COMEDY CENTRAL has reached a multi-year deal with Sony Picture Television to license the critically-acclaimed comedy series “Community,” it was …