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CleanSpace One Literally Takes Down Space Junk CleanSpace One Literally Takes Down Space Junk
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There’s a lot of trash on the earth. That’s why we have people and machines that help clean it up. There’s also a lot of trash in space. There’s nobody cleaning that up – until now. École Polytechnique Fédérale de …

Study: Online Role-Playing Games Hurt Marriages
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Online role playing games negatively affect real-life marital satisfaction, according to a new Brigham Young University study published today in the Journal of Leisure Research. The study reports that 75 percent of spouses of sword-carrying, avatar-loving gamers wish they would …

Google Earth Pro 6.2 Arrives, Delights Cartophiles Everywhere Google Earth Pro 6.2 Arrives, Delights Cartophiles Everywhere
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After the Google Earth team improved the imagery of the planet’s oceanic topography (at the expense of one fabled city) they decided to threw all of us surface-dwellers a treat and upgrade the imagery of Earth’s above-sea level areas. Before …

Chirpify Lets You Buy and Sell on Twitter Chirpify Lets You Buy and Sell on Twitter

A Portland, OR startup called Chirpify has aligned with PayPal to introduce a platform to where users can buy and sell things, and donate and transfer funds using Twitter. Chirpify calls this ‘T-commerce,’ and users can make and receive direct …

Congress Questions Apple On Address Book Controversy Congress Questions Apple On Address Book Controversy

Last week news broke that the popular photo-based social networking app Path was uploading and storing users’ iPhone address books on their servers, in apparent violation of Apple’s development guidelines. Path set a land speed record for corporate response, apologizing …

Facebook and Facetones Reach Agreement Facebook and Facetones Reach Agreement

Vringo, Inc. a provider of software platforms for mobile social and video applications, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Facebook, Inc., the world’s leading online social network, relating to the use of Vringo’s Facetones mark and …

Adele Blew Up Twitter During The Grammys Adele Blew Up Twitter During The Grammys
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The 2012 Grammys have come and gone, and for many people they will be remembered as Adele’s big night. She won a total of six awards on the night, including Pop Vocal Album, Pop Solo Performance, Record of the Year, …

Apple Seeks Permission To Sue A Bankrupt Kodak
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It’s bad form to kick a man while he’s down. It’s even worse form to sue a company while their filing for bankruptcy. Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is requesting approval to file a lawsuit against Kodak, the beleaguered camera …

Twitter Or Facebook: Who Has Sexier (And More Sexed) Users? Twitter Or Facebook: Who Has Sexier (And More Sexed) Users?
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Your preferred social media site may indicate whether or not you got some sexy results for Valentine’s Day yesterday, according to a new survey from Euro RSCG. The poll, which the digital agency conducts every year, found that Twitter brings …

Computer Engineers Help Scientists With RNA Code Computer Engineers Help Scientists With RNA Code

Computer engineers may have just provided the medical community a new way of figuring out exactly how one of the three building blocks of life forms and functions. University of Central Florida Engineering Assistant Professor Shaojie Zhang used a complex …

YouTube Adds New Sports Channels YouTube Adds New Sports Channels

In their continuing push to make the site a more channel-driven experience for users, YouTube is

TED Exhibition To Include Music Experiment TED Exhibition To Include Music Experiment

A Simon Fraser University graduate student project that melds music, meditation and modern technology has landed a rare spot as an exhibit at TEDActive 2012 in Palm Springs, California this month. Jay Vidyarthi’s project, Sonic Cradle, allows individuals to use …

Foxconn Receives Initial Review From FLA Foxconn Receives Initial Review From FLA

We reported earlier this week that Apple joined with the Fair Labor Association to perform independent audits on the Foxconn facilities where iPads are manufactured. The preliminary results are in and it may surprise you. Reuters reports that the FLA …

Politicians Need Reputation Managers
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For politicians and public figures, there are few things more embarrassing then having a name synonymous with scandal or disgrace. Former Congressman Anthony Weiner is a prime example of this, remembered now for little more than his lewd conduct on …

The Walking Dead Video Game: Behind the Scenes & Screenshots
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What started out as a blip on the zombie-dar with The Walking Dead #1, has now turned into a comic book powerhouse, which in turn has spawned one of the most watched shows on television. Now, the series will be …

Capitol Records Denied Injunction In Cloud Case

Capitol Records (EMI) was denied a motion request for a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court in New York on February 8. ReDigi, an online marketplace for pre-owned digital music and revolutionary cloud service technology that verifies the legitimacy …

Siri Will Be Learning Japanese Soon, Says Siri Siri Will Be Learning Japanese Soon, Says Siri
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Siri, the personal assistant software on the iPhone 4S, may have given clues about upcoming features. When asked which languages Siri speaks, she replies that she speaks English, French, German, and Japanese, and that the languages can be changed in …

Did Mark Zuckerberg Join Pinterest Or Is That A Fake-out Account? Did Mark Zuckerberg Join Pinterest Or Is That A Fake-out Account?

Guess who’s joined Pinterest? If you guessed the high priest of social networking himself, Mark Zuckerberg, then give yourself a hand and get yourself an extra large latte today. The Godfather of Facebook has indeed joined up with the upstart …

Bulgaria Joins the No ACTA Crowd
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Did this past weekend’s anti-ACTA movement in Europe get their message across to the ruling governments? While the fallout is still being measured, at least one country has decided to say “no” to the treaty, putting them with the small, …

Laptops Made of Paper Laptops Made of Paper

There is now a possibility your new computer will be made of paper. Paper PP Alloy, developed by PEGA Design, is made of the combination of recyclable paper and polypropylene. According to PEGA, Paper PP Alloy is not only environmentally …

Twisted Metal Movie: Sweet Tooth, Dollface, and Brian Taylor?
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On Valentine’s Day, Sony gave a sweet gift to gamers (especially those with a strong sense of nostalgia) by releasing an all new Twisted Metal game on the PS3. It follows the tried and true recipe that endeared older Twisted …

Kindle Touch Gets Handwriting Recognition Kindle Touch Gets Handwriting Recognition
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The Kindle Touch just got a new functionality – handwriting recognition. Puzzazz, a developer of puzzle games for Kindle devices, announced their new game yesterday. Sudoku Unbound #3 for the Kindle Touch introduces TouchWrite technology for the device that allows …

StumbleUpon Update Gives Users Option To Hide That iFrame StumbleUpon Update Gives Users Option To Hide That iFrame
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Let it never be said that the StumbleUpon team doesn’t listen to its users. After considering the concerns of people that wanted an option to hide the StumbleBar, that omnipresent iFrame that floats above any site you’re browsing while logged …

Apple Kills Siri On Jailbroken iPhones Apple Kills Siri On Jailbroken iPhones
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Apple appears to have made some changes that make it difficult or impossible to run Siri clones on jailbroken iOS devices other than the iPhone 4S. According to a number of sources, Apple has changed the requirements for establishing a …