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Digital Security Story Leads To AppleID Security Precautions Digital Security Story Leads To AppleID Security Precautions

One of this week’s big tech stories has been the hacking of Wired reporter Mat Honan, who had his digital life “destroyed” by hackers, after they took over his Google account, his Twitter account, and his AppleID. AppleID allows users …

Johnny Depp Joins Aerosmith Onstage Johnny Depp Joins Aerosmith Onstage

Johnny Depp has certainly been having fun living a bachelor’s life; the actor has been seen out and about quite a bit lately, and was even said to have hung out with ex Vanessa Paradis, but the two insist they …

Avengers 2 To Be Written, Directed By Joss Whedon Avengers 2 To Be Written, Directed By Joss Whedon

Disney reportedly announced during its Q3 earnings call that Joss Whedon, writer and director of The Avengers, will return to helm the film’s sequel. He will also be involved in the creation of a Marvel TV show for ABC. Variety …

Starbucks Should Help Push Square Further Into The Mainstream Starbucks Should Help Push Square Further Into The Mainstream
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Square announced that Starbucks has signed up for the service, which is obviously a HUGE step in major Square adoption. “Square began with a really simple idea: everyone should be able to accept credit cards,” said CEO Jack Dorsey, in …

NASA, Hipster Doctors, and Temple Run NASA, Hipster Doctors, and Temple Run

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 …

The Government Is Putting Fair Use In Danger The Government Is Putting Fair Use In Danger
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Fair use – what do those two words mean to you? If you’ve been following copyright law at all lately, you probably have heard the term thrown around a few times. It’s considered by many to be the most important …

Paris Jackson Builds Shrine To Her Father Paris Jackson Builds Shrine To Her Father
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Paris Jackson has gained quite a bit of attention lately on Twitter, where she has almost 810,000 followers. Since finding herself in the news recently after a family feud involving her aunts, uncles, and grandmother was made public, Paris is …

Google Accused Of Subtle Racism Over “Black Guy Running On A Watermelon” Doodle Google Accused Of Subtle Racism Over “Black Guy Running On A Watermelon” Doodle
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Since the start of the London Olympics, Google has displayed a brand new Doodle every day highlighting different Olympic events. We’ve seen Doodles celebrating the sports of shot put, javelin, tables tennis, field hockey, and more. Today’s Doodle pays tribute …

Marvin Hamlisch Dies at 68, “A Chorus Line” Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dies at 68, “A Chorus Line” Composer
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The Broadway arts community mourns the loss of a great and talented composer today. Marvin Hamlisch, a well-known composer from from New York, NY, is now dead. During his youth, Hamlisch was accepted into Juilliard School of Music’s Pro-College Division, …

Prince Harry: Angry Birds Hat Hit Of Music Festival Prince Harry: Angry Birds Hat Hit Of Music Festival
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Prince Harry has long been known as the joker of the royal family, the laid-back brother who doesn’t much care what people think of him. While William is more reserved and does his best to look the part of Prince, …

McDonald’s Curly Fries: They Exist, But Only If You Live Here McDonald’s Curly Fries: They Exist, But Only If You Live Here
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McDonald’s–like many other fast food restaurants–likes to test things out before they start making them available to the general public. Part of the reason they make things available in specific stores is that certain foods are proven to do better …

Alex Morgan: Twitter Reacts To Soccer Sweetheart Alex Morgan: Twitter Reacts To Soccer Sweetheart
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Alex Morgan may have just made her way to the top of the Olympics’ Most Loved Women list with her superb overtime play last night, and Twitter is buzzing about it. Morgan, who hasn’t been playing as well as expected …

Kirk Urso Dies at 22, American Soccer Player Kirk Urso Dies at 22, American Soccer Player

If you keep up with the soccer world (at least the American leagues), I am sure you know of Kirk Urso, a talented soccer player from Downers Grove, Illinois. During his college years, Urso played soccer for the University of …

Amazon Gets Into The Textbook Renting Business Amazon Gets Into The Textbook Renting Business
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Your local college textbook store now has another competitor – and it’s a big one. Amazon has just begun to allow students to rent print textbooks for what they say can be up to 70% of the sale price. I …

New Mars Photos Coming Later This Week; Bigger, and in Color New Mars Photos Coming Later This Week; Bigger, and in Color
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UPDATE: NASA has released the first video of the descent. Since the Curiosity rover landed safely on the surface of Mars earlier today, we’ve only been treated to a few black and white photos from the rover’s rear Hazcam. Of …

Fred Matua Dies At 28, Twitter Reacts Fred Matua Dies At 28, Twitter Reacts
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Fred Matua, former USC offensive lineman, has passed away at the too-young age of 28 of a heart-related condition, leaving friends, family, and teammates struggling to deal with their grief. Matua was a fierce competitor, arriving at USC with an …

Twitter in Basque, Czech, & Greek Now a Reality Twitter in Basque, Czech, & Greek Now a Reality

Three more languages have graduated from Twitter’a translation center. Now, Twitter is available in Basque, Czech, and Greek. From the Twitter translation center blog: Last May, we opened our Translation Center to 6 new languages using a new set of …

Terrell Owens Moving To Seattle? Terrell Owens Moving To Seattle?
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Terrell Owens has had a rough couple of years; besides an embarrassing incident which saw the free agent hold a workout for NFL teams at which no one showed up, he’s also dealt with an ACL injury and a rather …

Mars Rover, Wikipedia, and Breaking Bad Mars Rover, Wikipedia, and Breaking Bad

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 …

Google Asks: Are We Ready For Robots Who Can Think, Act, And Relate To Humans? Google Asks: Are We Ready For Robots Who Can Think, Act, And Relate To Humans?
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This is the kind of thing many have probably expected Google to build eventually – a robot who can think, act, and relate to humans. Don’t worry, it’s hardly an announcement for a new robot product, but Google Science Fair …

Curiosity Rover Photographed Parachuting To Mars Curiosity Rover Photographed Parachuting To Mars
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Earlier this morning, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity made a safe and intact landing onto the surface of Mars, inside the Gale crater next to a three-mile high mountain. The nearly one-ton rover completed a nine-month journey by acing the landing, …

Wikipedia Goes Down: Internet Freaks Out Wikipedia Goes Down: Internet Freaks Out
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Update: Wikipedia now appears to be back in working order. Either way, this was quite a reminder of just how much the Internet has come to rely on Wikipedia. What a scare! As Cinderella once said, “You don’t know what …

Crip Walk Dance: Does It Belong At The Olympics? Crip Walk Dance: Does It Belong At The Olympics?
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The Crip Walk. It’s a dance move that originated in the 1970s from the infamous Crip gang. It has since taken on some mainstream popularity, but its origins have never truly been forgotten. That’s why the response has been divided …

Mars Rover Just Wants To Watch Breaking Bad Mars Rover Just Wants To Watch Breaking Bad
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The Curiosity Mars Rover is a pretty big deal. It may actually be able to finally answer the age old question – was there ever life on Mars? The rover itself may not be too concerned with that right now, …