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Kinect May Be Coming To A Military Helicopter Near You Kinect May Be Coming To A Military Helicopter Near You

The Army absolutely loves video games and the hardware that powers them. They use them as recruiting tools, training simulations, computer processors and now 3D tracking devices. It seems that the military has its eye on the Kinect hardware that …

Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont Honored in Poland with Google Doodle
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Google in Poland is honoring nobel prize winner Władysław Stanisław Reymont on the anniversary of his birthday today. Reymont is best known for his work Chlopi, a tale about the life of Russian peasants and how they are effected by …

Evernote Acquires Penultimate Evernote Acquires Penultimate

Digital note-taking company Evernote has just acquired Penultimate, the iPad handwriting application, according to the Cocoa Box company blog, maker of said app. Evernote has recently been in the news after raising $70 million in its fourth round of funding …

ComScore Shows Google Dominates the Mobile Web ComScore Shows Google Dominates the Mobile Web

ComScore, a leading digital metrics company, today released details from its report on social media brands. The results were obtained using comScore’s new mobile behavioral measuring service, which the company calls “Mobile Metrix 2.0.” Using the measurements, comScore was able …

Google Tweaks Algorithm To Surface More Authoritative Results Google Tweaks Algorithm To Surface More Authoritative Results
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Who you are matters more in search than ever. This is reflected in search engines’ increased focus on social signals, and especially with authorship markup, which connects the content you produce with your Google profile, and ultimately your Google presence. …

U.S. Consumers Expect Integrated Retail U.S. Consumers Expect Integrated Retail

With the expansion of mobile retail, multichannel shopping has become commonplace, and a recent study has shown that U.S. consumers identified “entering payment, billing and shipping information” as one of the main pain points of the online shopping experience. Now …

Breaking Bad Stars Appear in Student Council Ads

Want a surefire way to win the election for student council president, regardless of how inherently awful you might be as a human being? Have Bryan “Walter White” Cranston and Aaron “Jesse Pinkman” Paul release a video in support of …

Kim Dotcom Rap Slams New Zealand MP John Banks Kim Dotcom Rap Slams New Zealand MP John Banks

When we last left Kim Dotcom, he was on his way up after recently having some of his money and possessions returned. Previously, Dotcom was also given a bit more freedom to access the Internet among other things. One of …

NASA and ESA Confirm Unknowns Hack

Both the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, and the European Space Agency (ESA) have confirmed that their systems were indeed penetrated by the new hacker group known as the Unknowns. The systems that were breached have already been patched, …

Marketing on Social Media: You Should Probably Do This By Now Marketing on Social Media: You Should Probably Do This By Now
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If you want an effective way to reach your consumer base and, more importantly, expand the area of that base, there’s no way around it: you need to step up your social media vocab and make that an integral part …

Viacom Stomps on Adam Yauch’s Grave
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After the recent death of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, Chappelle Show co-creator Neil Brennen (he’s the one taking notes when Chappelle and his friends were hanging out) posted a video from an unaired episode of The Beastie Boys performing “The …

Apple Releases iOS 5.1.1 With Bug Fixes Apple Releases iOS 5.1.1 With Bug Fixes

Apple has released an update to their iOS software for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. This update, iOS 5.1.1, is focused mainly on fixing bugs that have been discovered in the two months since iOS 5.1 was released. Released …

FCC Blocks Liberty Media From Sirius XM Control FCC Blocks Liberty Media From Sirius XM Control

On saturday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) blocked 40% Sirius XM shareholder, Liberty Media from taking control of the company’s operating licenses. Liberty took control of the shares in 2009 after investing over $500 million to help the company avoid …

Justin Bieber’s Boyfriend Video Destroys YouTube Records
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Justin Bieber’s latest video is a record-breaker. Imagine that. In order to help promote the ridiculously famous singer’s latest album, the slightly misshapen marketing wizards working behind-the-scenes posted the video for Bieber’s single “Boyfriend” on YouTube. You know, in hopes …

Mozilla Cares About Your Privacy, Even In Apps Mozilla Cares About Your Privacy, Even In Apps
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Mozilla has always been a friend of the Internet. The non-profit puts the user first and they made that even more clear when the corporation came out against CISPA last week. Now, it’s no secret that Mozilla is developing an …

“Life of Julia” Creepy and Disgusting Says Paul Ryan

(image) The Obama re-election campaign is in full gear and one of the newest things to show up is a feature on their website called “Life of Julia.” The Life of Julia feature is meant to show the kinds of …

How Google Handles Font Replacement How Google Handles Font Replacement
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Google’s Matt Cutts put up a new Webmaster Help video, discussing how Google handles font replacement. The video was created in response to a user-submitted question: How does Google view font replacement (ie. Cufan, SIFR, FLIR)? Are some methods better …

Rupert Murdoch’s Twitter Struggles Continue Rupert Murdoch’s Twitter Struggles Continue
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Rupert Murdoch might be having trouble finding people who want to engage in highly intellectual and insightful discourse on Twitter, but that’s not stopping him from using the micro-blogging site for one of its most revered purposes: complaining. As you …

Facebook: How Much Value Does it Offer Advertisers? Facebook: How Much Value Does it Offer Advertisers?

Perhaps some advertisers aren’t sure if promoting their brand on Facebook is worth the extremely high cost, but there’s a lot of evidence to suggest it is. Currently about 90% of businesses incorporate some type of social marketing into their …

Google Found Partially Guilty in Oracle Case Google Found Partially Guilty in Oracle Case

On Friday it appeared as if the jury in Oracle’s case against Google regarding copyright infringement was possibly deadlocked, due to a potential disagreement surrounding the concept of de minimis copying of protected content. Basically, this would mean the jury …

Woman Purchases an iPad, Gets a Box Full of Notepads

This story may sound like some sort of hilariously zany plotline you might find on a primetime television sitcom, but apparently it’s the real deal. And while I don’t think that notepads are as archaic as others might claim, I …

Kinect Projects Life Size Holograms Via Videoconferencing Pod Kinect Projects Life Size Holograms Via Videoconferencing Pod

Researchers at Canada’s Queens University are experimenting with Kinect to create a videoconferencing pod that allows the users to project 3D life-size images of themselves via TeleHuman. TeleHuman allows the user to stand in a pod surrounded by kinect sensors, …

Most Facebook Timeline Users Having Buyer’s Remorse Most Facebook Timeline Users Having Buyer’s Remorse
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If you’re one of the stalwart few who have held on to your non-Timeline Facebook page, here’s some news that might give you reason to wait as long as you can: apparently most of the people who gleefully jumped into …

Google Should Now Be Much Better At Handling Misspellings Google Should Now Be Much Better At Handling Misspellings
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Late on Friday, Google unveiled its monthly list of algorithm changes, for the month of April. As usual, there is plenty to take in, with over 50 changes. Here are some observations we’ve made so far: Google Algorithm Changes For …