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YouTube Adds New Automotive Channels, Ups Original Content Offerings YouTube Adds New Automotive Channels, Ups Original Content Offerings

YouTube has always been a good place for automotive fanatics, and today YouTube is announcing the addition of a couple new car channels, one of which sports a brand you may recognize. The first new channel comes to you from …

Richard O’Dwyer’s Mom Speaks Out Against US Control of the Internet

In case you forgot, the story of Richard O’Dwyer fits right into the anti-SOPA/PIPA mood that permeates across the Internet, save for the United States government, of course. O’Dwyer ran a site called TVShack.net which posted links to downloadable copyrighted …

The Number of Gamers Is Increasing, Says ParksAssociates.com
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According to a study done by ParksAssociates.com, people are really transforming into gamers. The website defines a gamer as an individual in a broadband househols who plays at least one hour per month. The report mentions that 135 million people …

Solar Cells That Make More Power Solar Cells That Make More Power
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Scientists have developed a new kind of solar cell which could capture significantly more of the energy from the sun than current cells. These new solar cells could increase the maximum efficiency of solar panels by over 25%, according to …

Smart Pill Bottle Reminds You To Take Meds Smart Pill Bottle Reminds You To Take Meds
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A medicine bottle now being developed will track if you forgot your daily dose of antidepressant medication and remind you to take it. The savvy bottle addresses the common problem of patients who quickly stop taking antidepressant medications prescribed by …

New Vonage iPhone, Android App Takes Aim At Skype New Vonage iPhone, Android App Takes Aim At Skype
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Vonage has released a new app for mobile devices as part of its ongoing rivalry with VoIP giant Skype. The app, Vonage Mobile, is available today for iOS and Android devices. Vonage Mobile offers free app-to-app calling, and claims to …

Chrome Gets Faster, Safer With New Stable Release Chrome Gets Faster, Safer With New Stable Release
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Earlier this month, Google announced a beta release of their Chrome browser that they said would improve its speed and security. Today, they’ve announced the stable release. With this update, Chrome will begin loading your most frequented pages even before …

Satellite Phones Hacked! – Eavesdropping On James Bond Satellite Phones Hacked! – Eavesdropping On James Bond

Researchers at a university in Germany have used open-source software to crack the encryption key for satellite telephones in about an hour. The team bought two readily-available sat phones and downloaded firmware updates for them. The updates revealed the encryption …

NASA Puts Out Feelers For Commercial Crews NASA Puts Out Feelers For Commercial Crews
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NASA has issued a call for industry to submit proposals for the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability Initiative. In 2010, President Obama proposed a change in how NASA operates. Prior to that, NASA had carried out the task of ferrying materials …

Is Foxconn Really Helping The Chinese Economy Or Are They Evil? Is Foxconn Really Helping The Chinese Economy Or Are They Evil?

There are many who believe that corporations like Foxconn are evil. Apple contracts components from them and they turn around and pinch pennies while their employees are slaving away for long hours, working with hazardous chemicals, taking no breaks, and …

Google Edges Out Facebook For Best Global Website 2012 Google Edges Out Facebook For Best Global Website 2012
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Facebook’s good, but not that good according to ByteLevel.com’s recent findings. Google passed the social networking giant this year to take the top spot as best global website of 2012. The “Web Globalization Report Card” as the report refers to …

Twitter, Facebook Play ‘Modest Roles’ As Sources For Campaign News

Any estimations about how strongly the Internet would influence election results this year might have been greatly exaggerated, according to a new Pew study. As it turns out, only 25% of Americans are getting campaign news from the Internet and, …

SOPA and PIPA Are Not Quite Dead Yet
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While some may view the shelving of the infamous piracy bills as the death of both SOPA and PIPA, both bills remain alive with active supporters in both houses of the U.S. government. This means the bills are not dead …

If You Use The Internet, You’ll Become a Terrorist
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So, you use the internet frequently, you like to check your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and so on. Well, you’re probably a terrorist then; or, at least you’ll eventually become one. I mean with all the content that’s on the internet …

Meet The Robot That Eats And Poops To Power Itself Meet The Robot That Eats And Poops To Power Itself
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This week in “What has science done?” comes the pooping robot. Before you ask, yes, the robot actually does ingest matter and excretes it out. Scientists working at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory invented a robot that powers itself by ingesting …

Super Bowl Parade Fight! Giants Fans Come To Blows Super Bowl Parade Fight! Giants Fans Come To Blows
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What is it about smartphones, YouTube, and social media in general that turns normal people into a useless crowd of video “auteurs” who’re more concerned with getting a video up instead of preventing others from needlessly hurting each other? Granted, …

Tribler Aims To Circumvent Anti-Piracy Efforts Tribler Aims To Circumvent Anti-Piracy Efforts
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The ongoing battle over legislation like SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA has focused on blocking access to sites like The Pirate Bay and others that provide centralized access to torrent files for users who want to download content. In the midst …

“App Economy” Created Nearly 500,000 Jobs Since 2007 “App Economy” Created Nearly 500,000 Jobs Since 2007

For an industry that wasn’t even around in 2007, the “app economy” has grown significantly in the past five years. TechNet sponsored a study to show the growth of what they call the “app economy.” There are now 466,000 jobs …

Google Maps Adds 45° Aerials To More Cities Google Maps Adds 45° Aerials To More Cities
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Last month I wrote about how Google Maps upgraded the satellite imagery for a handful of cities around the world to include 45° imagery with the satellite view. The new feature, aside from providing a sample of what it must …

Screenwise: Google Wants To Pay You To Let Them Watch Screenwise: Google Wants To Pay You To Let Them Watch
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Update: Google responded to my request for comment shortly after this story ran. See here for details. Google has begun accepting email addresses from people interested in participating in their new Screenwise program. The program is designed to monitor participants’ …

Jimmy Kimmel’s Super Bowl Prank Was a Success Jimmy Kimmel’s Super Bowl Prank Was a Success

While this particular topic was discussed by WebProNews during Super Bowl night, the late night talk show host has supplied us with a “greatest hits” of his prank, where he asked people to unplug their televisions during crucial parts of …

Le Huffington Post Québec Goes Live Le Huffington Post Québec Goes Live

Today, Arianna Huffington announced the launch of the second Huffington Post expansion into a French language community, as Le Huffington Post Québec is now live. Here’s what she had to say in a blog post this morning: This is the …

Clint Eastwood Super Bowl Ad Inspires Political Parodies Clint Eastwood Super Bowl Ad Inspires Political Parodies
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The Chrysler ad starring Clint Eastwood was inspiring to many Americans for its uplifting message and support for the auto industry that is just starting to grow again. The ad did cause a bit of controversy though with some people …

Congress Fast Tracks FAA Switch To GPS Congress Fast Tracks FAA Switch To GPS
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Updating the FAA’s national air traffic control network is not exactly an easy undertaking. However, the desire to switch from a system that relies on radar to one that uses GPS has been on the front burner for some time …