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Google Shopping Gets Some Year-End Lists Too

Google updated its Zeitgeist site today, showing the top search trends of the year in a variety of countries and across a variety of different categories. Google also put out some year-end lists for Google Shopping, looking at “some of the most searched-for items on Google Shopping.” Granted, Google Shopping has only been in full swing in the U.S. since …

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Google Zeitgeist: Here Are The Top Searches Of 2012

It’s that time of year again. Google has updated its Zeitgeist site for 2012, looking at the most popular search trends of the year. The company has been doing this for 12 years. Google has added some bells and whistles to the site that weren’t available in previous years. There is an interactive map showing search spike locations and times, …

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These Were The 20 Most Shared Video Ads Of 2012

Unruly Media has put out its annual look at the top 20 video ads of the year, in terms of shares. While, it may not come across as an ad, exactly, the company has put Kony 2012 from the non-profit Invisible Children, at the top of the list. The video has generated over 10.1 million shares since launching in early …

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Elections, iPhone 5, and Kim Kardashian Top 2012 Yahoo Searches

As the month of December rolls along, you can expect more and more of these types of lists to pop up. It’s that time of the year for the year-in-review wrap-ups, and today it’s Yahoo that’s giving us some insight on top searches in 2012. The top three Yahoo searches in 2012 come from three different realms: politics, tech, and …

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The Apocalypse Isn’t Happening Anytime Soon [Infographic]

We got word today that a bunch of new agers are climbing a mountain in France. They’re doing this to communicate with aliens who will save them from extinction when the world ends on December 21, 2012. It turns out they’re not all that unique as we are obsessed with the end of the world. An awesome infographic from My …

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New Apocalypse Survival Strategy: Aliens Inside A Mountain

What is up with people being so obsessed with the end of the world? Harold Camping whipped Christian believers into a frenzy last year with his two predictions that the rapture was going to happen in May and then October when the first date passed us by. This just leaves us with one of the oldest end of the world …

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Earthquake Hits Mexico City, No Reports Of Serious Damage

A strong earthquake hit Mexico City today with a magnitude of 7.4, but no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries have come in. The quake is reported to have originated around the state of Guerrero and sent tremors to Acapulco and Oaxaca which varied in strength. Some minor damage was reported to buildings in Mexico City and some residents …

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Vernal Equinox: Egg Balancing, Warm Weather, And Longer Days

Today marks the first day of spring, otherwise known as the vernal equinox, when the length of day and night are nearly the same. Astronomers define an equinox as that moment when the sun arrives at one of two intersection points of the ecliptic (the sun’s path across the sky) and the celestial equator (Earth’s equator projected onto the sky). …

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Clark Kellogg’s Proud Parent Moment

Clark Kellogg’s son, Nick Kellogg , made it to the Sweet Sixteen over the weekend, with the underdog Ohio Bobcats. Clark was calling the Lehigh / Xavier game when the 13 seed pulled another upset against South Florida to make it to the Sweet Sixteen. Ohio is the first 13 seed to make it this far in the tournament. Kellogg …

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How Do Today’s Teens Compare To Their ’80s Counterparts? [Infographic]

I let nostalgia take over yesterday, when I posted some Encyclopedia Britannica commercials from the ’80s and ’90s. Those poor kids were always having to walk to the library, just to get information for school reports. One of my favorite lines from the commercials comes when the kid enumerates the many new devices his parents bought him: “They bought me …

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Amazon Plans To Launch Two Tablets In 2012

It’s still early in the year and already things are looking up for people interested in a new tablet before the end of 2012. Amazon has plans for the second half of the year to launch two new tablets. The tablets are planned to be 7″ and 10″ models. Amazon will still be sourcing the touch panels for these tablets …

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Samsung Releases Newest Version of Smart TV

Samsung just announced the release of their 2012 televisions and consumers are in for a treat. The new models represent the fifth version of the manufacturers Smart TV series and are the best ever. Joe Stinziano, senior vice president of Home Entertainment at Samsung Electronics America commented on the release: “Our goal with this year’s models was to truly redefine …

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