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Preview Trent Reznor’s Score From The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Preview Trent Reznor’s Score From The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

The English-language version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is set to hit theaters on December 21st. People are generally looking forward to the movie for varying reasons: they were a fan of the original, the loved the books …

iPhone Games In Real Life? Australian Indie Video Is Viral Gold iPhone Games In Real Life? Australian Indie Video Is Viral Gold

A small band from Brisbane, Australia has a viral hit on their hands with their mobile gaming-themed video for their song “Why Don’t We Do Something.” Hey Geronimo (who used to call themselves Hey Ho Geronimo as their Facebook page …

Senator Al Franken Challenges Carrier IQ Senator Al Franken Challenges Carrier IQ
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Privacy in relation to mobile technology is a touchy subject. Whether it’s Apple’s location data blow up or the latest controversy involving Carrier IQ and its hidden mobile device rootkit, issues of security still loom over the entire industry. To …

Facebook Increases Mobile Presence with New Hire Facebook Increases Mobile Presence with New Hire
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Facebook has announced that they have hired James Pearce to be their new head of mobile developer relations. Pearce currently works for Sencha, a software company that specializes in HTML5 web apps. According to a post on his blog, Pearce …

Rolando McClain’s Epic Arrest Picture Blows Twitter Up Rolando McClain’s Epic Arrest Picture Blows Twitter Up

Rolando McClain, in case you’re unaware, is a professional athlete who plays for the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. McClain was very recently arrested for allegedly holding a gun to the side of someone’s head and discharging the weapon next to the …

Facebook’s New NYC Engineering Office Is Already Accepting Applications Facebook’s New NYC Engineering Office Is Already Accepting Applications

Looking to tap into some East Coast talent, Facebook has just announced that they will be opening a brand new engineering office in New York City. It will be their first engineering office outside the West Coast. “More than 800 …

Galaxy Nexus Speed Tests, Bing & Sharks Galaxy Nexus Speed Tests, Bing & Sharks

Today’s video round-up includes some Galaxy Nexus speed tests, Bing decisions that shaped 2011 (via Google’s YouTube), and an instant hit Lady Gaga video. And some great shark footage. View more video round-ups here. Verizon Wireless Galaxy Nexus Prime 4G …

Donald Trump, Wax Angelina Jolie, and Kenyans Donald Trump, Wax Angelina Jolie, and Kenyans

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 …

Reality TV, The Internet, and The Worst Places To Hit On Someone Reality TV, The Internet, and The Worst Places To Hit On Someone

Today’s infographic round-up looks at places where you shouldn’t hit on someone, the truth behind reality TV shows, and the Internet – 1996 vs. 2011. Enjoy. View more daily infographic round-ups here. The 5 Worst Places to Hit on Someone: …

Twitter Responses: Santas Instructed To Temper Kids’ Expectations This Year Twitter Responses: Santas Instructed To Temper Kids’ Expectations This Year
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The cultural climate is just getting brutal at this point, giving me one more reason to at least be thankful I’m not a kid right now. Aside from the general economic malaise felt world-wide and, more immediately, the future awkwardness …

Verizon Pays $3.6 Billion To Increase Spectrum Verizon Pays $3.6 Billion To Increase Spectrum
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Verizon announced today that it was acquiring the 122 spectrum licenses previously owned by wireless company SpectrumCo, a failed venture co-founded by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks. The deal gains Verizon an enormous chunk of wireless spectrum. …

Thesis WordPress Theme Creator Talks Golden Ratio and Typography Thesis WordPress Theme Creator Talks Golden Ratio and Typography
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The Golden Ratio is often associated with the Greeks and arts and architecture. However, Chris Pearson, the Creator of Thesis and Founder of DIYthemes, has a pretty convincing argument for applying it to typography and Web design. He said that if people relate aesthetic beauty and efficiency to the Golden Ratio, then why not use it in typography?

Twitter Helps Homeless Man Reconnect With His Daughter Twitter Helps Homeless Man Reconnect With His Daughter
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As December rolls on, we will undoubtedly be inundated with year-in-review materials – “top this” and “best of that.” Some of this is incredibly uninteresting, simply due to the fact that it feels so obligatory. But Twitter’s kick off to …

Google Flight Search Integrated Into Search Results Google Flight Search Integrated Into Search Results
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Google announced that it is now showing flight info right in Google search results on certain flight related searches. This is an extension of the company’s Flight Search feature introduced back in September. Flight Search was initially available via the …

“Unexpected Babies” Marketing Stunt Hits Facebook “Unexpected Babies” Marketing Stunt Hits Facebook
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A Brazilian advertising agency found an interesting way to market condoms, albeit violating Facebook’s policies, to potential customers on the social network. The advertising campaign, “Unexpected Babies”, sent unsuspecting men a “friend request” from their unborn child, with the message …

Tweet The Bible Hopes Twitter Is Still Booming In 86 Years Tweet The Bible Hopes Twitter Is Still Booming In 86 Years
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A group of people must have pretty high hopes for Twitter, because they think that it’s going to be around for at least 86 more years. Their initiative won’t be completed until roughly the year 2097. The folks behind #TweetTheBible …

Google AdMeld Deal OK with DoJ Staff [Report] Google AdMeld Deal OK with DoJ Staff [Report]

In mid-June, Google officially announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire Admeld, a New York-based ad optimization firm, for $400 million. Now, even as Google faces antitrust investigations, it appears the company will gain Department of Justice approval …

Syria Bans iPhone To Suppress Protesters Syria Bans iPhone To Suppress Protesters
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Attention iPhone dependents: Could you imagine what it might look like if your government told you that you couldn’t use your beloved, probably integral-to-your-new-way-of-life iPhone? Well, in Syria, it looks like this: That’s a photo of the mandate (which is …

Carrier IQ, Samsung, HTC Hit With Lawsuits, Apple Speaks Out Carrier IQ, Samsung, HTC Hit With Lawsuits, Apple Speaks Out
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The ongoing controversy over Carrier IQ’s hidden software has taken an unsurprising turn as class action lawsuits were filed yesterday against Carrier IQ, along with handset makers Samsung and HTC. The lawsuit claims that the companies violated federal wiretapping laws …

Google Could Face Massive Fine Over Antitrust Complaint in Europe Google Could Face Massive Fine Over Antitrust Complaint in Europe
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Google may face a fine “up to 10% of its annual turnover” if a report from dealReporter, published by Financial Times is accurate. That is, reportedly, if Google can’t settle with the European Commission in an antitrust investigation stemming from …

Kindle Fire Off To A Hot Start: 2 Million Sold In 2 Weeks Kindle Fire Off To A Hot Start: 2 Million Sold In 2 Weeks

Amazon’s Kindle Fire: It’s so hot right now. According to one market researcher, the Amazon has already sold 850,000 Kindle Fires directly from Amazon.com. When you factor in sales from other retailers like Best Buy, he says that Amazon has …

Napster Merges With Rhapsody Napster Merges With Rhapsody
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It’s a sad day for fans of old school file-sharing, as Napster is no more. Starting yesterday, Napster officially began merging with Rhapsody, the largest on-demand music service in the United States. Back in October, Best Buy, the parent company …

Assange to iPhone, Blackberry, Gmail Users: “You’re All Screwed.” Assange to iPhone, Blackberry, Gmail Users: “You’re All Screwed.”
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Yesterday marked the launch of Wikileaks’ newest project, the Spyfiles, following an announcement from Julian Assange while speaking on a panel at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism at the City University of London. Addressing the audience, Assange casually dropped the …

Apple Gets Samsung Galaxy Tab Ban Extended One More Week Apple Gets Samsung Galaxy Tab Ban Extended One More Week
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Just when it seemed Samsung was making headway in their legal battle with Apple over the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Apple managed to strike back at its rival. We reported on Wednesday that a federal judge in Australia had lifted the …