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Siri, and the Wide World of Accents Siri, and the Wide World of Accents

One of the biggest draws of the brand new iPhone 4S, besides the faster speeds and better camera, is the voice assistant program Siri (and more generally the speech recognition software). The device comes ready to work with 5 different …

Google Refreshes Google Docs Presentations, Adds 50 New Features Google Refreshes Google Docs Presentations, Adds 50 New Features

Google announced a major refresh of Presentations in Google Docs, adding 50 new features, including transitions, animations, new themes, drawings, and rich tables. “A year and a half ago, we released completely new document, spreadsheet and drawing editors. Google Docs …

Can Twitter Beat Facebook and Google+? Can Twitter Beat Facebook and Google+?
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As you might imagine, there’s been a lot of talk about social networks at the Web 2.0 Summit, and particularly the escalating three-way battle among Facebook, Google and Twitter. While Google and Facebook have had their fair share of announcements …

YouTube And Viacom: Viacom Refuses to Accept the Loss YouTube And Viacom: Viacom Refuses to Accept the Loss
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Apparently, one of the main rules of corporate level lawsuits is if you at first don’t get your way, try, try again until you find a judge that agrees with your constant complaining. Just ask Viacom and YouTube, or, well, …

Nexus Prime Release Date Hinted, Launch Confirmed By Japanese Carrier Nexus Prime Release Date Hinted, Launch Confirmed By Japanese Carrier

With the Google/Samsung Hong Kong event just a few hours away, one major Japanese wireless carrier has let the news regarding the upcoming Nexus Prime (Galaxy Nexus) slip a little early. According to a tweet from the carrier, the Nexus …

Watch A Creepy Dude Facebook Stalk You With “Take This Lollipop” Watch A Creepy Dude Facebook Stalk You With “Take This Lollipop”
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Whenever you see that now-famous Facebook allow box, the one that allows applications access to all your awesome personal data in order to work properly, do you still feel a tinge of trepidation? Do you imagine the worst – that …

Google Wallet Adds Featured Offers, More Partners Live Google Wallet Adds Featured Offers, More Partners Live
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Google Wallet officially launched about a month ago on the Sprint Nexus S 4G. Today, Google announced that more Google Wallet Merchants are now live. American Eagle Outfitters, The Container Store, Foot Locker, Guess, Jamba Juice, Macy’s, OfficeMax and Toys …

iPhone 4S Must Be Reserved for Apple Retail Store Purchase iPhone 4S Must Be Reserved for Apple Retail Store Purchase

Apple announced today that iPhone 4S sales topped 4 million in the device’s first 3 days of availability. “iPhone 4S is off to a great start with more than four million sold in its first weekend—the most ever for a …

Steve Jobs Song Created With Only Apple Sounds, Plus More iPhone 4S Siri Fun Steve Jobs Song Created With Only Apple Sounds, Plus More iPhone 4S Siri Fun

Today’s video round-up is mostly Steve Jobs and Siri-related, but there are also a couple Google-related videos worth watching, and well as one from Sophos on identity theft. View more daily video round-ups here. A song created as a tribute …

Facebook Failures, Twitter Manners & Content for SEO Facebook Failures, Twitter Manners & Content for SEO
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In today’s infographic round-up, we get a look at Facebook’s “Wall of Shame,” manners on Twitter, how content pertains to SEO. View more daily infographic round-ups here. Wordstream looks at Facebook’s “Wall of Shame”: Marketing Optimist and One Lily look …

The Walking Dead, Whole Grains, and Herman Cain Pizza Jams The Walking Dead, Whole Grains, and Herman Cain Pizza Jams

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 …

Sesame Street YouTube Channel Hacked, Showed Porn For 20 Minutes Sesame Street YouTube Channel Hacked, Showed Porn For 20 Minutes
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It was a big deal when Sesame Street came to YouTube (it came to Hulu and iTunes at the same time). These online channels provide worldwide access for children everywhere to enjoy Sesame Street content that many of us grown-ups …

Nexus Prime Release Date As Early As November 10th? Nexus Prime Release Date As Early As November 10th?
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UPDATE: Launch confirmed for Oct 19th Samsung/Google event by Japanese carrier, release date said to be sometime in November. We know that the big Google / Samsung mobile event is going down on October 19th, and we know that one …

Google Panda Update: Cutts Confirms Another Tweak Google Panda Update: Cutts Confirms Another Tweak
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As previously reported, Google’s Matt Cutts tweeted out on October 5 to “expect some Panda-related flux in the next few weeks, but will have less impact than previous updates (~2%).” SearchMetrics has since shared numbers for sites it found to …

Walking Dead, Bing Offer Walk-On Zombie Role Walking Dead, Bing Offer Walk-On Zombie Role
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Sunday night was the big premiere of season 2 of AMC’s hit zombie survival show The Walking Dead, based on the brilliant graphic series created by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore. Although season 2 is already a wrap, it looks …

Google Says “Anti-Google” Patent Analyst Gets Microsoft Funding for Patent Study Google Says “Anti-Google” Patent Analyst Gets Microsoft Funding for Patent Study
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It’s no secret that Google and Microsoft don’t like one another. Now, Google is pointing out that a patent analyst, which Google’s Matt Cutts says “often takes anti-Google stances,” is conducting a study on FRAND-committed patents, which is being commissioned …

Did the BlackBerry Outage Save Lives? Did the BlackBerry Outage Save Lives?
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Last week BlackBerry users from across the globe experienced outages with their service. Some of the reported problems included: accessing the web, using BlackBerry messenger, roaming in Europe, and even accessing their email. It was later found out that a …

Dan Wheldon Dies, Racing Community Pays Respects on Twitter Dan Wheldon Dies, Racing Community Pays Respects on Twitter
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As you may know, IndyCar champion Dan Wheldon died after a huge crash in a Las Vegas race on Sunday. His death has been considered a huge blow to sports, and obviously an all around tragedy. Many of his peers …

iPhone 5 Rumor: A6 Processors Supplied By Samsung? iPhone 5 Rumor: A6 Processors Supplied By Samsung?

According to industry sources, Apple will continue their relationship with Samsung and use their processors in the upcoming iPhone. The source said that Samsung is ramping up production of quad-core A6 processors, the Apple-designed chip, at their manufacturing plant in …

Blackberry Apologizes For Outage With Free Apps Blackberry Apologizes For Outage With Free Apps
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Last week, Blackberry suffered service outages that affected millions of users all across the globe. Unsurprisingly, people found this to be anywhere from a minor to a significant annoyance – as functionality was affected in different ways for different people. …

iPhone 4S Sales Top 4 Million in First 3 Days iPhone 4S Sales Top 4 Million in First 3 Days

Apple just announced that the iPhone 4S topped 4 million in sales for its first weekend of availability. On top of that, over 25 million customers are already using iOS 5 in the first five days of its release. Over …

Dan Wheldon Remembered By IndyCar Sponsor Bob Parsons Dan Wheldon Remembered By IndyCar Sponsor Bob Parsons

On Sunday, the sports world was hit with the tragic loss of IndyCar champion Dan Wheldon. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner died after a massive 15-car crash at the Indy 300 race in Las Vegas. He was 33. Wheldon, who …

iPhone 5 Rumor: The Last Steve Jobs Release iPhone 5 Rumor: The Last Steve Jobs Release
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It sounds like consumers will get one last contribution from Steve Jobs in terms of new Apple devices, from the sound of it, and that might very well be the iPhone 5. There’s no question that consumers will continue to …

Indianapolis 500 Winner, Dan Wheldon, Dies in Wreck [VIDEO] Indianapolis 500 Winner, Dan Wheldon, Dies in Wreck [VIDEO]
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Dan Wheldon, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2005 and 2011, has died after a fiery 15-car wreck at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His car flew over another on lap 13 and smashed into the wall just near the …