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Hawaii School Shooting: Police Officer Fires at Runaway Teen
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A shooting occurred early Tuesday morning at Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Unlike the typical school shootings that have taken place lately, this instead involved police officers. A police officer shot a 17-year-old runaway boy in the wrist following …

AT&T Offers $100 For Adding Devices to Plans AT&T Offers $100 For Adding Devices to Plans

AT&T’s recent quarterly earnings were solid, but it’s clear that the mobile provider is shaken by recent competitive moves from T-Mobile. AT&T last year was forced to adopt service plan offerings similar to T-Mobile’s “JUMP!” program. More recently AT&T tried …

RoboCop Gets an Honest Trailer (The Original, Not the Unnecessary Remake)
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The only remake that’s more unnecessary than Spike Lee’s completely pointless box-office-bomb rehash of Oldboy is the upcoming remake of Paul Verhoeven’s violent classic RoboCop. Nothing against the new RoboCop’s director José Padilha, but he’s basically opening up a collector’s …

Google To Sell Motorola Mobility To Lenovo [Report] Google To Sell Motorola Mobility To Lenovo [Report]
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In 2013, it looked like Google-owned Motorola Mobility had finally hit its stride with the release of the Moto X and Moto G. Despite the success of these two phones, Google is already selling the company. TechCrunch is reporting that …

Twitter Improves Search with New Filters Twitter Improves Search with New Filters
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It would be in Twitter’s best interest to become a true search destination – to have people check Twitter when they want to find photos, videos, and news on breaking topics. Search is just one arm of Twitter’s possible reach …

Online Dating: ChristianMingle.com Rapist On Trial Faces Another Victim

An alleged ChristianMingle.com rapist who was arrested on Feb. 11, 2013, stood trial yet again on Monday for sexually assaulting two women from San Diego, Calif. However, another woman has come forward with new accusations that may substantiate his pattern …

Facebook Earnings Are Out, Revenue Up 55% Year-Over-Year Facebook Earnings Are Out, Revenue Up 55% Year-Over-Year

Facebook just released its earnings for the fourth quarter and full year 2013. This includes revenue of $7.87 billion for the year (up 55%) year-over-year. Net income for the full year 2013 was $1.50 billion. Revenue for the quarter was …

Missing Lexington Man Found in Kentucky River

“People are cruel. This is the result of somebody being very cruel.” On December 20, 2013, 32-year old Alex Johnson went missing. Johnson’s family turned to social media and local billboards to promote their search. However, on Friday, January 24, …

Mexico’s “Water Monster” May Be Extinct

The search is on for Mexico’s “water monster”, known as the axolotl. The animal has all but disappeared from the lakes in the Mexico City region. This is of great concern, as this region is the only known habitat of …

3D Printed Organs May Cause Moral Quandaries In The Future 3D Printed Organs May Cause Moral Quandaries In The Future
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One of the most promising uses of 3D printing is the creation of human tissue and organs. Proponents of the technology believe that we may one day be able to grow transplantable organs in the lab bypassing the lengthy donor …

Jelly Gets Android, iOS App Updates Jelly Gets Android, iOS App Updates

Jelly, the new Q&A app from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, announced today that it has launched updates for its Android and iOS apps. The Android version adds support for more cameras and camera resolutions and support for more devices that …

Anna Faris Vs. Kate Beckinsale for Best Grammy Look

Talk at the Grammys on Sunday evening wasn’t entirely just about the music, or the musicians for that matter. It was also about the style of a few leading Hollywood ladies. Anna Faris, known for her roles in the Scary …

Google-less Android Smartphone Segment Growing Google-less Android Smartphone Segment Growing

The openness of Google’s Android platform has been both a blessing and a curse for the mobile industry. The software is free for manufacturers to use, allowing them to focus on hardware while decreasing development costs for mobile device software. …

Deport Justin Bieber Petition Gets Counter Petition
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The “Deport Justin Bieber” We The People petition has topped 100,000 signatures, which means that technically, the White House has to respond. But as unlikely as it is that the pop star will actually be booted back to Canada, a …

Here’s Google’s Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again (This Time A Business Is The Victim) Here’s Google’s Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again (This Time A Business Is The Victim)

I’ve written a handful of times about how Google’s Knowledge Graph, on occasion, displays erroneous information. At first it seemed kind of rare, but now, I’m seriously beginning to wonder just how often this is happening. Rajni Singh, Associate Manager …

Amazon Adds More CBS/Showtime Shows with Expanded Licensing Agreement Amazon Adds More CBS/Showtime Shows with Expanded Licensing Agreement

Amazon and CBS have just renewed and expanded upon an existing content licensing deal that will see Amazon Prime Instant Video keep much of their current CBS/Showtime content and also add a few new titles. New titles now hitting Amazon …

FairSearch Wants To See Google’s Latest Concessions Before A Settlement Is Reached FairSearch Wants To See Google’s Latest Concessions Before A Settlement Is Reached
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As previously reported, Google is said to be near a settlement with the EU over its three-year antitrust investigation. Google, according to Reuters, had submitted a new proposal, and a deal is expected to come within days. FairSearch, a coalition …

55 Bodies Found Buried On Site Of Former School
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The remains of 55 children have been found on the grounds of the former Dozier School For Boys in Marianna, Florida, and the families of the victims are seeking answers. Last year, researchers from the University of South Florida began …

Google Ordered To Pay AdWords Royalties Over Patent Infringement Google Ordered To Pay AdWords Royalties Over Patent Infringement
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A court has ruled that Google must pay 1.36% of its U.S. AdWords earnings from 2012 to 2016 to holding company (or patent troll, if you prefer) Vringo, which bought some old Lycos patents in 2011, which Google is said …

Yahoo’s IntoNow Shuts Down Yahoo’s IntoNow Shuts Down

Yahoo is shutting down IntoNow, the TV app it acquired a few years back. The technology will live on in various Yahoo-branded offerings, but as a stand alone app, Into Now is no more. Or as Into Now itself puts …

Google Announces Action On Another ‘Link Network’ Google Announces Action On Another ‘Link Network’
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Google has steadily been taking out link networks that violate its quality guidelines whenever possible, and Matt Cutts announced on Twitter that they’ve taken care of yet another one. This time it’s the French network Buzzea. Today we're taking action …

Google EU Antitrust Settlement Expected In Days Google EU Antitrust Settlement Expected In Days

Though this wouldn’t be the first time we thought so, Google and the EU are reportedly very close to finally settling the big antitrust probe that’s been going on for about three years. Of course, this isn’t official yet, but …

Tablet Market Growth Slowing, Shows Report Tablet Market Growth Slowing, Shows Report

As seen in reports last week, the tablet market rose nearly 30% year-over-year during 2013′s holiday season. This growth was expected and welcome for the burgeoning segment, but now some market watchers are bracing for a slowdown in tablet market …

‘Hand of God’ Pilot Finds Home at Amazon ‘Hand of God’ Pilot Finds Home at Amazon

Amazon Studios is on a roll, beefing up their upcoming original series lineup with some impressive-sounding new shows. It’s not that surprising – Amazon’s original content wing has to move fast to catch up/keep pace with the Netflix juggernaut. Deadline …