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LinkedIn Gets New Group Search Features LinkedIn Gets New Group Search Features

LinkedIn announced the launch of some new features for its Group Search designed to make it easier to find the “right professional conversations”. The social network currently has over 1.2 million groups in a wide variety of fields. “As we’ve …

Jenna Talackova Gets Dissed by Swanky Diners
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We reported earlier that Jenna Talackova’s battle to compete in The Miss Universe Canada pageant. She has been accepted back into the competition despite being transgendered but continues to face rejection. Jenna’s bikini photo shoot at an upscale L.A. hotel …

Major League Baseball and Social Media [Infographic]

There’s no doubt that social media sites like Facebook and Twitter allow us to engage and interact with our favorite sports and sports personalities like never before and Major League Baseball is no exception. BanyanBranch.com brings us this next infographic …

Japan Developing Interactive Plants Japan Developing Interactive Plants

Japan has been producing 76% of the world’s weird s*** since 1952. It’s a fact. The country that brought us interactive digital pets like Tamagotchi and Nintendogs is now going interactive with house plants. Researchers at Keio University in Japan …

Teens Still Love iPhones, Says Survey Teens Still Love iPhones, Says Survey

In the next six months, a lot of things will change. The weather will shift, and fashions will follow accordingly. We’ll all be treated to (and hopefully have our film-lives changed by) highly-anticipated blockbusters like The Dark Knight Rises and …

iOS 6.0 Rumor: Google Maps Replaced By OpenStreetMap iOS 6.0 Rumor: Google Maps Replaced By OpenStreetMap

Whispers that Apple may be ending its dependency on Google Maps in all iOS devices continue to grow louder. The latest piece of evidence to join that chorus comes by way of a leaked image acquired by Macworld UK that …

Only 40% of Marketing Firms Using Google+ Only 40% of Marketing Firms Using Google+
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Data from Social Media Examiner’s fourth annual survey of marketing firms business owners has shown that only 40% of marketers have been utilizing Google+, but that many claim that they’d like to start using the social network. Facebook is still …

Cops Bust Up House Party Because Of…Steve Jobs?

It sounds like something from a sitcom; something cute but not without humor which isn’t afraid to poke fun of itself a little bit. “Suburgatory”, perhaps? Nevertheless, it’s true: a woman called the cops to bust up a house party …

Final Fantasy 13-2 Walks The Runway With Prada

In the latest issue of Arena Homme, which goes on sale April 12, a cast of characters from Final Fantasy XIII-2 including Lightning, Noel, Snow, Sazh and Hope are styled for action as they step out of their usual outfits …

Take a Vacation: Why We Don’t Use Our Paid Holidays Take a Vacation: Why We Don’t Use Our Paid Holidays
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Lets be honest folks, even if you love your job you need to take the occasional extra couple of days off. It’s just good for your soul. I call it a mental health holiday. Unfortunately, some people aren’t even taken …

Kingdoms of Amalur Getting New DLC This Month

Kingdoms of Amalur is one of the few RPGs that seem to be getting DLC right these days. Mass Effect 3 had day one DLC that was already on disc and Final Fantasy XIII-2 just keeps on adding new costumes …

Playstation Vita Firmware Update v1.66 Is Now Live

Yesterday Playstation released a firmware update for the Playstation Vita. Less than 24 hrs later, firmware v1.66 is up and running and available for download. The reason why apparently was something technical so Playstation quickly pulled the update. v1.66 also …

Skype Ad Campaign Targets Facebook, Twitter Skype Ad Campaign Targets Facebook, Twitter

Skype has launched a new ad campaign that advocates face-to-face interaction over text-based communication. The “It’s time for Skype” campaign is apparently meant to emphasize the ways that technology has de-personalized the way we communicate with one another. The ads …

German Tree is Adorned with 10,000 Decorative Eggs

Decorating trees with eggs is a German tradition and Volker Kraft has taken this observance to a whole new level by adorning a tree with 10,000 ornamental eggs with the help of his family. Kraft lives in Saafeld, Germany and …

New Google Blogger ‘Gadgets’ Push Google+ New Google Blogger ‘Gadgets’ Push Google+

Google announced over at the Blogger Buzz blog that two new “gadgets” will be available to users of the popular Blogger blogging platform. Both “gadgets” will more tightly integrate Blogger blogs with Google’s social network, Google+. The first, the “+1 …

How Cops Get Into Locked iPhones How Cops Get Into Locked iPhones

Apple and Google are often compelled to assist law enforcement officials in the unlocking of iPhone and Android device screens, and some internal documents shed some light on the process of the password bypassing. From training materials put together by …

MegaUpload Server Host Demands Payment MegaUpload Server Host Demands Payment

The MegaUpload Saga just got far more interesting. We reported back when this all first started that the only reason the U.S. could go after MegaUpload was because some of their servers were hosted in the U.S. out of Carpathia …

Groupon Lawsuits Related To Earnings Revisions Start Being Filed Groupon Lawsuits Related To Earnings Revisions Start Being Filed

On Friday, Groupon announced that it had revised its earnings report, which was originally released in February. This has drawn all kinds of hell to the company in the few days since. Lawyers almost immediately began looking for complaints from …

Test Your Company’s Intellectual Property Awareness Test Your Company’s Intellectual Property Awareness

A new online tool can help small companies and entrepreneurs evaluate their awareness of intellectual property and learn how to protect it. The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark …

Should Facebook Use Your Activity As Ads? Should Facebook Use Your Activity As Ads?
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In the past few months, you’ve probably seen an increase in “Sponsored Stories” when you’re browsing Facebook. If that term doesn’t ring a bell, Sponsored Stories are basically advertisements, promoted by a brand, based on your activity that you’ve already …

Tow Truck Accident in Norway: Narrow Escape!

You have to see this! In the following video taken out of Northern Norway, a tow truck driver hauls a tractor trailer up a winding snow-covered mountain road. Rounding a turn the trailer catches the edge of the cliff and …

AT&T May See Union Strike This Weekend AT&T May See Union Strike This Weekend

AT&T may be facing a strike of around 40,000 employees if they do not come to terms with unions before their contract ends this weekend, Bloomberg is reporting. The issues at stake include health-care benefits and vacation time. At the …

Jets Meets HBO: Could Tebow Be In For Some “Hard Knocks”?
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Since being traded to the Jets by Denver last month, Tim Tebow has been in the news even more than usual, and the rumor mill doesn’t appear to be running low on grist anytime soon. Jets owner Woody Johnson says …

MIT Brains Work On “Smart Sand” Robots MIT Brains Work On “Smart Sand” Robots

Researchers at MIT are working on a project that could bring sci-fi fantasies to reality. But, then again, when aren’t they? Nowadays, if you want something built, you take wood or other materials and build or cut it out of …