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The Rise of Hacktivism [Infographic] The Rise of Hacktivism [Infographic]

Depending on who’s telling the story, propagators of today’s cyber attacks are usually labelled either cybercriminals or hacktivists. It’s easy to spot the difference in connotations here; the first is a nefarious, mysterious, generally bad term, while the second lends …

Microsoft Makes ASP.NET Open Source Microsoft Makes ASP.NET Open Source

Microsoft is becoming increasingly more and more one of the good guys within the tech community. Their latest move is definitely going to make a lot of developers happy. Scott Hanselman, a Microsoft employee, announced Tuesday that Microsoft is making …

Amish Buggy Amendment: Will this Lead to More Deaths?
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The Amish community wants to be able to practice their religion more closely and ditch the orange safety triangles that they have been legally mandated to affix on the back of their carriages. Yesterday Kentucky’s General Assembly voted out the …

President Obama Joins Pinterest, Wants All Your Themed Cake Recipes President Obama Joins Pinterest, Wants All Your Themed Cake Recipes

President Obama is having a busy week. Between the campaign season becoming more and more intense with every passing day and the Supreme Court looking into his health care law, the Commander in Chief probably didn’t have time to open …

Low Job Satisfaction and No Loyalty [Infographic] Low Job Satisfaction and No Loyalty [Infographic]

The days when we started a job after high school or college and worked our way up their latter until we retire at age 65 are over. Not only do we have more jobs in our lifetime than any other …

Forensics Software Lets Law Enforcement Bypass Your iPhone’s Passcode Forensics Software Lets Law Enforcement Bypass Your iPhone’s Passcode

You’ve probably never heard of Micro Systemation, nor are you likely to heard of their flagship software product, XRY. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden and has a very narrow customer base for their software. Micro Systemation is a …

Madonna And Tim Tebow: Singer Tweets She’ll “Show Him Around” NY
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Iconic singer/actress/businesswoman Madonna has courted a lot of boy toys in her day; in fact, she is notorious for dating younger men and has even married a couple of them (except for that whole Warren Beatty thing). But according to …

Is Facebook Doomed to Irrelevance? Is Facebook Doomed to Irrelevance?

CenturyLink has created a nifty infographic demonstrating just how young many of the biggest names on the web are – and how quickly they have fallen from greatness. This is all with a nod to the question of whether Facebook …

International Space Station Stars Look Prettier Than Earth Stars

Have you ever imagined what stars might look like while aboard the International Space Station? Well, they probably look like stars, right? But beyond that, there’s some added beauty when you have the rim of Earth hovering in the foreground …

Adobe Flash Player 11.2 Puts Games At The Forefront Adobe Flash Player 11.2 Puts Games At The Forefront

Adobe published a white paper last month that outlined their plans for the Flash Player in the future. One of the things mentioned was that the company was going to put an increased focus on gaming applications for Flash and …

Mega Millions Lottery Up To A Record $476 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot has reached nearly a half a billion dollars after yet another drawing goes by without a winner. Last nights jackpot was for $363 million, and while no one won the lottery, 47 people matched 5 numbers …

New Urbanspoon iPhone App Goes Beyond Slot Machine Feature New Urbanspoon iPhone App Goes Beyond Slot Machine Feature

Urbanspoon has completely redone its iPhone app. While it still features its signature slot machine-like shaking feature, it goes far beyond that now, potentially making it more competitive with other apps people use to find places to eat. The new …

The Employers Demanding Facebook Passwords Debate Moves To The State Level The Employers Demanding Facebook Passwords Debate Moves To The State Level

Employers asking for prospective employees’ Facebook passwords: it’s been on everyone’s mind lately after some recent reports that the trend was on the rise. Many are concerned that an employer demanding access to an applicant’s social media accounts as part …

Samsung Sells 5 Million Galaxy Notes in 5 Months Samsung Sells 5 Million Galaxy Notes in 5 Months

Five months after its launch, the Samsung Galaxy Note has achieved sales of 5 million units, according to the company. The first million devices were sold by the end of December. Users have been given ample time to decide on …

Sam Wopat: Athlete’s Mysterious Death Has Shocked Stanford Campus
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Shock and grief have shrouded the Stanford campus since school officials announced on Monday that sophomore Samantha Wopat passed away. She was just 19. Wopat, who excelled in sports and was one of the nation’s best volleyball players during her …

Political Ad Transparency: Should There Be More? Political Ad Transparency: Should There Be More?

With political ads in full swing during this election year, a debate is heating up in Washington over a proposal from the FCC that would impose regulation on TV stations. The Commission wants TV stations to put the “public inspection files,” which include the names, costs, and running dates of every political ad in recent years on a website that it would oversee.

Despite Ban, Pinterest Still Full Of “Self-Harming” Thinspo Content [UPDATED] Despite Ban, Pinterest Still Full Of “Self-Harming” Thinspo Content [UPDATED]
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There’s a lot of stuff on the internet. This might sound obvious, and it is – but just think about how many different ideas are expressed throughout all the little nooks and crannies of the interwebs. It’s inevitable that some …

Are You Surprised That Google Doesn’t Like Paid Blog Networks? Are You Surprised That Google Doesn’t Like Paid Blog Networks?
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Google has been cracking down on lesser quality content littering its search results a great deal over the past year – probably more than any other time in the search engine’s history. Obviously, to those who follow the search industry, …

Cat-Sized Rats on the Prowl in the Florida Keys
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Cat-Sized rats have been showing their whiskers in the Florida Keys. These gigantic rodents are called Gambian giant pouch rats and their rate of reproduction has allowed them to overcome efforts to eradicate the creatures for the past four years. …

Google May Be Preparing Their Own Third-Party Commenting Platform Google May Be Preparing Their Own Third-Party Commenting Platform
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Google may be launching their own third-party commenting platform to compete with the platform launched by Facebook last year. Comments made on websites using Google’s platform would be linked to users’ Google accounts, and the system would be tightly integrated …

Man Tricks Girlfriend on Facebook, Imprisoned Man Tricks Girlfriend on Facebook, Imprisoned
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In Great Britain, a man has been jailed for seven years for tricking his girlfriend into performing sex acts online through the use of false identities on Facebook. Darrell Bingham, 49, posed as an American football player and subjected his …

Work From Home: Green Economy, Better Attitudes Work From Home: Green Economy, Better Attitudes
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Forget about taking the day off, you have too much to get done, but wouldn’t it be nice to skip your morning rituals, forego the commute, and just get right down to brass tacks? What do I mean? Work from …

Flattr: The World’s Next Social Sharing Button? Flattr: The World’s Next Social Sharing Button?
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Today, social sharing buttons are, essentially, a core part of most web pages. Users “like” content for Facebook, retweet it for Twitter, +1 it for Google+, and even pin it for Pinterest.

Increase Your Twitter Followers With Fame Increase Your Twitter Followers With Fame
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Ever wanted as many Twitter followers as Lady Gaga? Fame can help you reach those goals. We are not talking about being famous, although that would help. We’re talking about Fame the game. Fame is a Twitter game designed to …