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Half-Life 3 Trademark News Turns Out To Be A Hoax

Maybe one day, we can look back on these developments and laugh as we start our umpteenth playthrough of Half-Life 3. Until that time, the safest approach is to take every piece of news concerning Valve’s seminal game with the …

TV Panel Shipments Fell in June and July TV Panel Shipments Fell in June and July

Market watchers had warned in July that LCD TV panel demand was severely weakened. Last week, confirmation of those worries came, with estimates showing that worldwide LCD panel shipments fell year-over-year during the third quarter. Now, a new report is …

SEO That Helped NYT Investigate Mugshot Sites Shares Further Insights Into Their Rankings SEO That Helped NYT Investigate Mugshot Sites Shares Further Insights Into Their Rankings
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In case you haven’t heard by now, Google pushed out an update late last week aimed at demoting shady sites that prey on people who have publicly available mugshots, and charge them to have the images removed. The New York …

Microsoft Found Somebody To Buy The Surface 2 Microsoft Found Somebody To Buy The Surface 2

Last month, Microsoft revealed the next step in its plan to dethrone the iPad – the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. Out of the two, the Surface 2 is the most interesting as Microsoft is distancing itself and the …

‘The Armstrong Lie’ Gets an Official Trailer
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One month ago, a teaser clip surfaced for the upcoming documentary The Armstrong Lie. It featured now-infamous cyclist Lance Armstrong fresh off his Oprah interview vamping about being misunderstood. The unapologetic stance Armstrong takes in the clip foreshadows a documentary …

Tony Romo “Chokes” Again Despite Historic Game
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Sunday’s NFL game between Denver and Dallas was an offensive showcase, to say the least. Peyton Manning, arguably the NFL’s best quarterback of all time, passed for 414 yards and finished with 5 total touchdowns, 4 passing and 1 running. …

Revenge Porn Now the Focus of New York Lawmakers Revenge Porn Now the Focus of New York Lawmakers

A handful of New York lawmakers want to make their state the third to update its law books to ban so-called “revenge porn.” Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 255 into law, making it illegal to ““electronically distribute …

Infant Motrin Recall Due To Potential Plastic Contamination Still In Effect

Infant Motrin is being recalled this week and Johnson & Johnson has voluntarily pulled 200,000 bottles off the shelves due to the risk of contamination by plastic particles. The company first issued a notice back in September about the recall …

Google’s ‘Mugshot’ Update Misses New York Times’ First Example Google’s ‘Mugshot’ Update Misses New York Times’ First Example
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Google pushed out a new algorithm update late last week (in addition to Penguin) aimed at penalizing sites that profit from public mugshots by making people who appear in them pay to have them removed. It’s been described as a …

Azealia Banks Cuts Show Short Due To Flying Can

Azealia Banks cut short another festival performance on Saturday after she was pelted with a can onstage, leaving before the first song of the set was even finished. It was the second time in a week she’s disappointed Australian audiences. …

Microsoft Launches ‘Bing Offers Card-Linked’ Deals Microsoft Launches ‘Bing Offers Card-Linked’ Deals

Earlier this year, Bing announced Bing Offers, its latest foray into the local deals space. The product launched across the United States. Today, the company has announced an expansion of that with “Bing Offers Card-Linked”. This is a program they’re …

Katherine Heigl: Former Co-Star Talks About “Grey’s” Exit
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Katherine Heigl was one of television’s biggest stars during her time on “Grey’s Anatomy”, but as soon as she found success she discovered that Hollywood was calling for a move to film. Now, she’s making the switch back to t.v. …

The Long Dark May Be The Post-Apocalyptic Survival Game You’ve Been Waiting For
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The post-apocalyptic setting is so passé these days. It seems that everybody and their dog wants to get in on the action with very few games (i.e. The Last Of Us, Fallout: New Vegas) actually getting it right. Now a …

PC Makers Betting on Convertible All-in-One Tablets/PCs PC Makers Betting on Convertible All-in-One Tablets/PCs

With tablets now taking a big bite out of traditional PC sales, PC manufacturers are looking for a way to tap into the mobile zeitgeist that is leaving them behind. According to a new DigiTimes report, those manufacturers are now …

Popular Government Shutdown Tweet Gets a House Floor Reading
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Sometimes, it takes a Twitter user to perfectly sum up exactly what’s going on in Washington right now. And sometimes, that internet voice makes its way to the House floor. This tweet from Think Progress Editor-in-Chief Judd Legum is one …

Here Are the 10 Recent Movies Quentin Tarantino Thinks You Should See
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Wondering which new releases you need to see this weekend? Good news – Quentin Tarantino has you covered. The acclaimed director has just released his best movies of 2013 (so far) list, and The Quentin Tarantino Archives has the goods. …

MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis Talks 3D Printers, Windows 8.1 MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis Talks 3D Printers, Windows 8.1

Over the past few years, MakerBot has quickly grown from a promising 3D printer startup to one of the biggest suppliers of desktop 3D printers in the world. The company’s success even led to it being acquired by Stratasys, one …

Amber Alert Website Back Up, Alert System Still in Effect

Though the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs website is still offline, a special exception has now been made to keep the Amber Alert program’s website up. The website had been taken down this weekend along with the …

Scarlett Johansson Is “Sexiest Woman Alive” For Second Time
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Scarlett Johansson has been dubbed “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire Magazine for the second time in less than a decade, and she’s the first woman to hold the honor twice. “I’m the only woman to win twice right? You know, …

20% of the Songs on Spotify Have Never Been Streamed 20% of the Songs on Spotify Have Never Been Streamed

Today’s Spotify’s 5th birthday (Happy Birthday, guys!), having been launched back on October 7th, 2008, in Sweden (and a handful of other European countries). As many companies do on milestone days, Spotify has released a celebratory blog post with some …

Airbus Lands Historic Deal with Japan Airlines Airbus Lands Historic Deal with Japan Airlines

Boeing found itself losing its essential monopoly on the Japanese aerospace market Monday morning as Japan Airlines (JAL) signed a deal with Airbus worth $294.5 billion. The deal is for 31 wide-body A350 jets, with the future option to purchase …

Apple Smartphone Market Share Still Rising, HTC Now Falling Fast Apple Smartphone Market Share Still Rising, HTC Now Falling Fast

145 Million Americans now own smartphones, making up nearly 61% of all cell phone users. Though analysts are beginning to predict a market saturation in the west and look toward developing markets such as Brazil and China for growth, the …

This 6-Axis 3D Printer May Be The Future Of Additive Manufacturing This 6-Axis 3D Printer May Be The Future Of Additive Manufacturing

There’s no denying that 3D printers are amazing. The progress made over the last few years in the field has been nothing short of phenomenal. That being said, there’s still much progress to be made, especially in how 3D printers …

Matt Cutts Indicates You Should Not Hold Your Breath For A PageRank Update Matt Cutts Indicates You Should Not Hold Your Breath For A PageRank Update
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Back in August, we discussed Google’s lack of a toolbar PageRank update, and speculated that it might simply be dead. Based on recent comments by Google’s Matt Cutts, we’re still leaning towards this. Barry Schwartz points to a Twitter response …