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RIM Insists They Are Not Abandoning Consumer Market RIM Insists They Are Not Abandoning Consumer Market

RIM has issued a statement insisting it is not exiting the consumer smartphone market, despite reports from numerous media outlets. When RIM’s earnings report for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 was published yesterday, it painted a bleak picture …

Master Copy of Prince of Persia Discovered

Creator Jordan Mechner has found the long lost original Apple II master copy of his classic Prince of Persia. It had been lost for ten years. The 3.5″ disks of the original game were discovered by Mechner’s father (composer for …

Minecraft Prerelease 1.2.5 Now Available
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We reported at the beginning of the month that Mojang hired on former Bukkit members to help steer the future of Minecraft. They must have been put right to work when they arrived at Mojang because we’re already on the …

inXile Entertainment Gets Help For Wasteland 2

Good news and bad news time. The good news is that inXile Entertainment, the party responsible for the sequel to Wasteland 2, has got Obsidian Entertainment on board for the game. The bad news? There is a catch. The project …

New Microbe Converts Carbon Dioxide into Fuel
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A study published today in the journal Science details how researchers at UCLA have succeeded in converting carbon dioxide into liquid fuel. Things gets a bit technical from here, so I’ll give the summary upfront: A team at the Henry …

National Cleavage Day, The Lottery, and April Fool’s

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Hasidic Students Use Facebook, Get Slapped With $100 Fine Hasidic Students Use Facebook, Get Slapped With $100 Fine

Facebook can certainly become a breeding ground for impropriety quicker than you can even spell “impropri–” but those lowbrow kicks usually don’t cost you anything. If you happen to attend an all-girl Hasidic school in a particular Brooklyn neighborhood, though, …

Google Authenticator Gets An Upgrade Google Authenticator Gets An Upgrade
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Google announced today that it has made improvements to the Google Authenticator app, which utilizes Google’s 2-step verification feature for smartphones. 2-step verification was launched for Google Apps in 2010, then to all Google users in February 2011. “We want …

Lexmark and Agricultural Department Strike a Deal Lexmark and Agricultural Department Strike a Deal
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Lexmark International is a Lexington, Kentucky-based company who serves clients all over the globe. Servicing over 170 countries, they generated over $4 billion in revenue last year. Today they announce they have landed a deal worth over $50 million with …

Cesar Chavez: Civil Rights Leader Celebrated Today

Cesar Chavez, the famed civil rights and labor leader who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (now called United Farm Workers), is being honored this week all across the country. Schools and public offices in several states were closed today …

Mortal Kombat Comes to Vita May 1

The Vita version of the Mortal Kombat franchise is set to be released on May 1st. The game will feature some cool utilization of the touch screen features, including a Fruit Ninja-esque slasher game with human heads instead of fruit. …

New Drug May Cure Common Cold
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As we start to approach allergy season here in the United States, many people will start to acquire the common cold. When people are infected with the common cold, there is only one thought on their minds “I want this …

Google Search Takes Graphs Into The Third Dimension Google Search Takes Graphs Into The Third Dimension
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I have a confession to make – I hate math. Of course, as a writer, that shouldn’t be all that suprising. Most writers, as far as I understand, go into writing because we’re terrible at math and other practices that …

Jailbreak For iOS 5.1 Still Weeks Away Jailbreak For iOS 5.1 Still Weeks Away

When Apple unveiled their new iPad on March 7th they also rolled out iOS 5.1. This was great news for most iOS users, but frustrating for those (like me) who prefer their iPhones jailbroken. As expected, iOS 5.1 possessed none …

History of April Fools Day: Tips and Pointers to Make 2012 the Best Year Yet
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April Fools Day or All Fools Day is a day to pull pranks on your friends, family, and co-workers. How did it start? We are not sure. According to the following YouTube video popular theories claim that the holiday originated …

Bing Video Gets Infinite Scroll, Related Content Tab, Filmstrip, and More Bing Video Gets Infinite Scroll, Related Content Tab, Filmstrip, and More

Bing is currently in the process of rolling out some global updates to Bing Video, a series of improvements that they say will “make it easier to scan, explore and discover videos.” “We have made a significant investment in expanding …

China Partially Lifts YouTube Ban – For A Few Minutes, Maybe China Partially Lifts YouTube Ban – For A Few Minutes, Maybe
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Soon after Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the company’s manufacturing facility in China, the Chinese government appears to have partially lifted the ban on YouTube. Meaning: Tim Cook should visit China more often. Actually, China’s authorities peeling back the blockade …

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer… In LEGO

File this under “awesome.” If you have a “badass” drawer, you might want to put it there, too. As you’re probably well aware of already, perhaps the most anticipated movie of the year–The Dark Knight Rises–is getting closer and closer …

Mobile App Facts Revealed [Infographic] Mobile App Facts Revealed [Infographic]
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Mobile users love apps. There’s an app for just about anything and consumers are downloading them at an unbelievable rate. In fact, a majority of users download more than five new apps a month. That’s crazy! What’s more is people …

Bobby Abreu: Unaware Of Trade Talks

Angels right-fielder Bobby Abreu says he’s not aware of any talks his team has had about trading him to the Cleveland Indians, but that’s been the rumor around the field this week. In fact, CBSNews has reported that the trade …

DHS Purchases 450 Million Hollow-point Bullets
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have made a purchase that is making a lot of people very nervous. Recently they put in for a “indefinite delivery” of an “indefinite quantity” of .40 …

2-Year-Old Elvis Impersonator Out-Virals Kony

The Kony 2012 dominance over the viral video arena has been outdone by a toddler doing a jig to Elvis’ “Jailhouse Rock.” While Invisible Children’s half hour movie about Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony became the most virulent video ever, …

Google Translator Toolkit Makes App Localization Easier Google Translator Toolkit Makes App Localization Easier
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In my line of work and as an Asian Studies minor, I come upon a lot of Japanese and Chinese Web sites. Even though I took three years of Japanese, I still rely on the all might Google Translate to …

Bigfoot Tracker Apprehended by Government Officials
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One man was fined by two park rangers in February after he led a group of 31 people to trespass on to government land. What makes the incident so peculiar is the reason behind the trek; the hikers were not …