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NASA’s Twitter Account Receives Social Media Award NASA’s Twitter Account Receives Social Media Award

NASA’s activities in social media were recognized on Monday in New York when the agency’s official Twitter feed, @NASA, received a Shorty Award for the best government use of social media. The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media …

Jennifer Lawrence: Twitter Reactions to Premiere Style
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Jennifer Lawrence’s role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games has made her a mega star. The movie has created considerable chatter in the office and has been one of the top trending topics for weeks. Last week we reported …

Weird Things To Write Off On Your Taxes [Infographic]

I love covering pseudo-holidays. Earlier this month we had Pie Day, Steak and a BJ Day (same day, actually — great day, actually), and the Ides of March. And, of course, April Fools’ Day is just over them thar hills. …

Google I/O Tickets Sell Out In 20 Minutes Google I/O Tickets Sell Out In 20 Minutes

Well, that was fast. We reported that registration was open for Google I/O this morning at 7 a.m. PDT. Last year, the tickets sold out in less than an hour. This year the tickets sold out in 20 minutes. Vic …

FTC Shifts Privacy Spotlight: New Best Practices FTC Shifts Privacy Spotlight: New Best Practices

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a new report that sets forth a series of “best practices” for advertisers and data brokers to follow which can allow them to flourish while still protecting American consumer’s personal data. The new …

Study Shows Email Still Bigger Than Social Study Shows Email Still Bigger Than Social

A strong majority (85%) of online-connected global citizens in 24 countries use the internet for emails while six in ten (62%) use it for social networking, finds a new poll by global research company Ipsos for Reuters News. One in …

U.S., European Tablet Users Paying for More Content U.S., European Tablet Users Paying for More Content

Regardless of huge amounts of free content available, tablet owners aren’t opposed to paying for media they really want. In a study by Neilsen, tablet owners in the U.S., UK, Germany and Italy were surveyed to see who was willing …

Name Game: Is It An Android Phone, Or A Condom? Name Game: Is It An Android Phone, Or A Condom?
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Since Google launched its Android operating system back in 2008 the ongoing rivalry between Android and Apple’s iOS platform has often been compared to the age-old Mac-vs-Windows debate. In one respect, at least, the comparison is apt: while Apple makes …

Google Adds Google Play to its Homepage Google Adds Google Play to its Homepage
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Besides the doodles, changes to the Google homepage are rare. So, when Google makes changes to one of the most visited pages on the web, it’s a big deal. And when Google makes a change to its homepage that links …

Will The “Next Web” Belong To Yahoo? Will The “Next Web” Belong To Yahoo?

Yahoo Chief Product Officer, Blake Irving, spoke about “the next web” (not the technology blog) at the Adobe Digital Marketing Summit last week. Yahoo has posted a “concise version” of his opening remarks from he event, in which he talks …

Frank Martin To Move To South Carolina

Coach Frank Martin, who has spent five years with the Kansas State Wildcats, has confirmed to ESPN that he’s accepted a position as head coach at South Carolina. The news comes just days after Martin denied the rumors that have …

Angry Birds Creator Acquires Futuremark Games Angry Birds Creator Acquires Futuremark Games

Rovio is a busy little bird these days. First it’s wildly successful “Angry Birds” franchise gets its first real sequel in “Angry Birds Space.” Now we get news that they have aquired their second company. This time it is the …

EBay Blocks the Sale of Sugar Substitute EBay Blocks the Sale of Sugar Substitute

Internet auctioneer eBay blocked the global sale of Sorbitol yesterday, a sugar substitute that has been blamed for the death of a medical patient in Italy. As a subject in a food intolerance test being conducted in a private clinic …

How Not To Suck At Meetings [Infographic, Video]

Meetings suck. They really do. What’s that old adage? “The camel was a horse designed by committee?” Or something like that. By the way, does anybody have a better idea of how to being this article? If so, please dress …

Google Drive Launching In April [REPORT] Google Drive Launching In April [REPORT]

According to Om Malik at GigaOm’s sources, we should see the long-awaited Google cloud storage service, Google Drive, next month. He says that “sources familiar with the company’s plans” have marked the first week of April as the release period. …

Three New Kindle Fire Models Coming This Year? Three New Kindle Fire Models Coming This Year?
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With the Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet just past the ripe old age of four months, rumors are starting to swirl about what Amazon has coming next. Twice already this year we’ve seen reports about a 10-inch model being in the …

BrowserQuest: An HTML5 MMO From Mozilla BrowserQuest: An HTML5 MMO From Mozilla

Mozilla is one of the strongest proponents of Open Web standards including HTML5. There have already been demos created that show the power of HTML5, but Mozilla and Little Workshop have outdone themselves this time. The Mozilla Hacks page today …

Cafe4tune Virtual Social World Launches In Beta Cafe4tune Virtual Social World Launches In Beta

Cafe4tune, a new social network which allows individuals and organizations worldwide to interact in virtual, 2D and 3D web environments, launches today in Beta with companion iPhone, iPad or Android apps. Since Cafe4tune was first introduced in 2011, more than …

Jenna Talackova: Transgender Model Denied the Privilege to Compete
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On Friday, Jenna Talackova was denied the opportunity to compete in the Canadian beauty pageant contest. The 23 year old was born a male but received gender reassignment surgery at the age of 19 which makes her a woman. If …

XBOX Live Gold Members Get New Premium Services
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XBox Live Gold members will now have the ability to watch more on demand programming with the addition of three new services: xfinity TV, HBO go, and MLB.TV. Xfinity is an on-demand television service from Comcast, that brings your favorite …

Honda’s W.O.W Concept Car Wows Dog Owners Honda’s W.O.W Concept Car Wows Dog Owners
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Honda has the right idea with this new W.O.W (Wonderfully Open-Hearted Wagon) concept car. The idea was first revealed to the Japanese market, as consumers are starting to own more and more dogs, and demand pet-friendly convenience. This Honda features …

Sony Reorganizes Company Into  “One Sony” Sony Reorganizes Company Into “One Sony”

Sony has been broken for years, with gaming propping up everything else. Well now we get news that Sony is establishing a new management structure. The “Sony One” initiative is meant to reorganize a fractured company and that they will …

Paul Allen Nearly Had Identity Stolen By Incredibly Bold Dude Paul Allen Nearly Had Identity Stolen By Incredibly Bold Dude

Note: if you go AWOL from the U.S. Army, it’s probably in your best interest to keep a low profile. Volunteer at a pet rescue center, get a library card, start a garden – stick to the discreet activities, really. …

Nazi Art Theft Material Discovered

During World War ll, Adolf Hitler commanded agents to raid and loot European countries, looking for precious metals, currency, jewelry, and artwork. While most of the items were recovered by the Allies after the war ended, some of them were …