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Phillips L Prize Bulb Goes On Sale On 4/22 Phillips L Prize Bulb Goes On Sale On 4/22

The vaunted X prize programs have always made headlines. In 2007 the lesser known L Prize was launched with the goal of making a bulb to replace the standard, “incandescent” 60-watt bulb. The winner, and only entrant, was Netherlands-based Philips. …

Bing Releases Bar Version 7.1 Bing Releases Bar Version 7.1

Web search engine Bing released an update for its Bing Bar today, offering enhancements that can be downloaded manually at its Discover Bing page. Users who are already running the Bar 7.0 version will be automatically upgraded to version 7.1 …

Major Google Update Suspected, Yet Again, By A Bunch Of Webmasters Major Google Update Suspected, Yet Again, By A Bunch Of Webmasters
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Once again, webmasters are complaining about what may have been a major update from Google. They’ve taken to the Google Webmaster Help forums to express their grievances, although to be fair, it’s not all bad for everybody. When sites drop, …

Looper Trailer Commentary from Director Rian Johnson

The buzz surrounding writer/director Rian Johnson’s upcoming sci-fi actioner “Looper” has been rather spectacular. There were actually teaser trailers for the teaser trailer, a concept that still boggles my mind. To be fair, the official teaser for the flick looks …

French Twitter and Facebook Users Warned Against Posting Election Exit Polls French Twitter and Facebook Users Warned Against Posting Election Exit Polls
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Kim Wilsher of The Guardian is reporting on the conflict between the instant communication social media enables and the French government. With the French presidential election beginning this week, there are worries that a French law designed to prevent the …

President Obama Finally Takes On Gas Price Pirates President Obama Finally Takes On Gas Price Pirates
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“We can’t afford a situation where speculators buy up oil, creating the perception of a shortage, driving up the prices, then flip it for a quick profit.” – President Obama, today Last week we talked about the hidden issue that …

Accenture Study: Social Media Appearing on TV Cut Through to U.S. Consumers Accenture Study: Social Media Appearing on TV Cut Through to U.S. Consumers

Social media is showing signs of connecting with TV viewers. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of U.S. consumers surveyed recall seeing social media symbols such as Facebook “Likes” while watching television, according to an Accenture ACN +2.60% study. What is even …

Debra Messing, Maria Menounos Pose In The Buff For Magazine
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Red-headed hottie Debra Messing apparently isn’t shy about showing off her figure, and if I looked like her I doubt I would be, either. The 43-year old “Will & Grace” and “Smash” actress appears nude in an upcoming issue of …

Howard Stern’s $300 Million Lawsuit Dismissed with Prejudice
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The Smoking Gun reports that a New York judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against SiriusXM Radio for $300 Million by shock jock Howard Stern and his manager, Don Buchwald. The dispute was over five stock options (each worth $75 …

Apple Developing 3D Technology, Job Listing Hints Apple Developing 3D Technology, Job Listing Hints

If Apple’s patent filings over the last few months have been any indication, the company is exploring the possibility of bringing 3D technology of various kinds to at least some of its devices. Back in January the U.S. Patent and …

Online LSD Dealers Arrested Online LSD Dealers Arrested

Eight suspected drugs dealers have been arrested around the world, for operated a site called ‘The Farmer’s Market,’ which allowed clients to buy illegal drugs via the internet. The site, ran by Marc Willems of the Netherlands, sold LSD, ecstasy, …

Mozilla Talks Up HTML5 Inside Old Nuclear Reactor Mozilla Talks Up HTML5 Inside Old Nuclear Reactor

I always thought staying up all night hacking away at code during hackathons was crazy, but our friends in Sweden just took it up a notch. Mozilla recently attended the Moysnc Hackathon in Stockholm. The catch was that it took …

NBC and HULU Won’t Carry SNL’s Game of Thrones Skit NBC and HULU Won’t Carry SNL’s Game of Thrones Skit

One of the funniest sketches from last weekend’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” featured Andy Samberg portraying a sex-obsessed teenage boy whose sole responsibility is to add gratuitous debauchery to HBO’s hit program “Game of Thrones”. The bit was wrong …

Broncos Male Cheerleader Sacha Heppell Fails To Be First Man Ever On The Squad
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“I am not your typical Broncos cheerleader,” says Sacha Heppell. “I dont wear makeup, my legs are hairy, I don’t have boobs, I’ve never been to college…I’ve only been dancing for about three weeks. But I really do think I …

WordPress Powers Nearly One-Fourth of All New Websites WordPress Powers Nearly One-Fourth of All New Websites
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Since WordPress 3.3 was released at the end of last year, there have been nearly 12 million downloads and 26.9% of the blogging services sites are using it. So yes, you could confidently say that the blogging service is quite …

IKEA Launches UPPLEVA, the Clutter Free and Stylish TV IKEA Launches UPPLEVA, the Clutter Free and Stylish TV
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IKEA just introduced UPPLEVA, a completely new range that integrates smart TV and a sound system with furniture. UPPLEVA brings beauty and functionality to the living room by eliminating the web of wires that diminish the ambiance of many living …

Oakley Working on Google Glass-Type Eyewear Oakley Working on Google Glass-Type Eyewear

Eyewear manufacturer Oakley, Inc. is researching technology that could create glasses similar to those Google showed off last week for its Glass project. Mark Milian at Bloomberg reports that Oakley could be developing technology to display information on the inside …

Mexico Volcano Erupting, Officials Poised To Evacuate

Popocatepetl, the second highest peak in Mexico, has started ejecting burning rock fragments and has officials ready to evacuate nearby cities as warning levels increase to the third highest on a scale of 7. The volcano is about 40 miles …

Woman Crying Uncontrollably While Being Frisked by the TSA (video)
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New video seems to be coming in daily of horrific incidents involving the TSA. This video captures an incident of a grown woman sobbing uncontrollably while being frisked by a TSA agent. The video was captured by blogger Jim Hoft …

Julianne Moore to Join Carrie Remake

For a lot of horror-obsessed individuals out there, director Kimberly Peirce’s upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “Carrie” isn’t a cause for celebration. The original film, spearheaded by filmmaker Brian De Palma, is considered by many genre fanatics to be …

FCC Demands $819,000 From T-Mobile [UPDATED] FCC Demands $819,000 From T-Mobile [UPDATED]

UPDATE: T-Mobile has responded to the FCC’s notice. Here’s what they had to say: T-Mobile USA is committed to providing high-quality products and services to all of its customers, including a broad selection of handsets that are hearing aid compatible. …

Zelda: The Musical Hits All The Nostalgia Buttons

What if I told you that someone had made something called “Zelda: The Musical?” Did your heart flutter? Good, so did mine. That’s the good news – it exists. The bad news is that it’s only four minutes long and …

Twitter Acquires Hotspots.io and adds Mobile Targeting Twitter Acquires Hotspots.io and adds Mobile Targeting
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Twitter has acquired Hotspots.io, a company dedicated to helping entities get better ROI using social media. The team at Hotspot will join Twitter’s revenue team and help with analytics aimed at publishing and advertising efforts. Hotspot io commented on their …

Sony Launches 500GB Networked Recorder Sony Launches 500GB Networked Recorder

Sony announced today the release of their new “nasne”! The “nasne” is a 500GB networked recorder and media storage device with digital terrestrial and satellite broadcast tuners. As of now the new device will only be available in Japan for …