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Doom’s John Carmack: Violent Video Games Curtail Violence Doom’s John Carmack: Violent Video Games Curtail Violence
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The early first-person shooter Doom, besides taking up a lot of my adolescent time, became one of the common examples of over-the-top video game violence back in the day. Today, the crown for ultra-violent games falls on titles like Call …

Facebook’s “Expected Child” Option: Is It Really That Weird? Facebook’s “Expected Child” Option: Is It Really That Weird?
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Yesterday, the social media world found themselves in a tizzy over the revelation of Facebook’s brand new way to share even more personal information. If you are pregnant, you can now add your unborn baby to your list of family …

GoDaddy Looks Unscathed By Bob Parsons Elephant Killing GoDaddy Looks Unscathed By Bob Parsons Elephant Killing
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If you want to boost sales for your business, kill an elephant. No, seriously – take a video of yourself shooting an elephant in the dark as well as the subsequent slaughtering and throw it up on YouTube. Then, advertise …

Should Facebook Remove Holocaust Denial Groups? Should Facebook Remove Holocaust Denial Groups?
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When the Allied forces began to turn the tide of their conflict against Hitler’s Germany in 1944, one of history’s most disturbing events was about to be discovered. Named the Final Solution by the Nazis, and subsequently known as the …

Netflix Price Hike Might Cost Them 12% of Dual-Subscribers Netflix Price Hike Might Cost Them 12% of Dual-Subscribers
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Maybe there was something to Reed Hasting’s shock about the level of outrage from subscribers following the recently announced price changes. In this week’s earnings call, Hastings said that he was surprised that there wasn’t more of a backlash from …

Netflix: We Thought You Would Be More Upset About The Price Hike Netflix: We Thought You Would Be More Upset About The Price Hike
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The public reaction to the recent Netflix price change has calmed a bit, and although the interwebs are far from tranquil, we aren’t seeing the level of pure blinding rage directed at the company now that the announcement has had …

Amy Winehouse’s Death Prompts Promotions, Controversy Amy Winehouse’s Death Prompts Promotions, Controversy
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Over the weekend, the music world was hit with the loss of Amy Winehouse. The troubled 27-year-old singer was found dead in her London apartment on Saturday. Winehouse burst on the scene with her hit “Rehab” and famously battled drug …

Netflix Price Hike Opens the Door for Blockbuster – According to Blockbuster Netflix Price Hike Opens the Door for Blockbuster – According to Blockbuster
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As the fallout continues from Netflix’s decision to split up its streaming and DVD services and charge more for DVDs, many are wondering if and how that anger will translate into losses for the company. Sure, people are outraged, that …

iPhone-Based Facial Recognition Coming to a Police Department Near You iPhone-Based Facial Recognition Coming to a Police Department Near You

Law enforcement officials are about to get some new technology that will help them quickly identify persons of interest while in the field. The MORIS case from BI2 Technologies is an iPhone add-on that allows police officers to take a …

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Charges to be Dismissed, Twitter Asks the Tough Questions Dominique Strauss-Kahn Charges to be Dismissed, Twitter Asks the Tough Questions
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It appears that the case against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn might be coming to an end. According to the NY Post, prosecutors in the case will drop all charges within the next two weeks, possibly at his next court …

Jon Stewart Takes On Supreme Court Violent Video Game Ruling Jon Stewart Takes On Supreme Court Violent Video Game Ruling
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The internet has been buzzing about the recent Supreme Court decision that said it was unconstitutional to restrict the sale of graphically violent video games to minors. In a 7-2 vote, the SCOTUS struck down a California State law that …

Mark Halperin Calls Obama A Dick, Apologizes, Suspended Anyway Mark Halperin Calls Obama A Dick, Apologizes, Suspended Anyway
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Today on Joe Scarborough’s daily program “Morning Joe,” MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin did something that only the most vile, wicked, morally bankrupt person could do. Hide your kids, hide you wife – Halperin called President Obama a “dick” …

The Doug Hutchison-Courtney Stodden Drama Continues The Doug Hutchison-Courtney Stodden Drama Continues
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A little over a week ago, the internet was set ablaze with a story of love, glamor, and incredibly creepy undertones. Apparently people find it strange when a 51-year-old actor marries a 16-year-old model, who woulda thunk it? When the …

Chris Brown Responds To Gay Slur Controversy on Twitter Chris Brown Responds To Gay Slur Controversy on Twitter
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Chris Brown, no stranger to controversy, finds himself amid another one today. Yesterday, TMZ caught Brown calling a TMZ cameraman “gay” after they caught him avoiding a parking ticket in Los Angeles. Brown obviously thought that TMZ had tattled on …

Ryan Dunn Drunk at Time of Crash, Say Police Ryan Dunn Drunk at Time of Crash, Say Police

It looks like the speculation is over surrounding whether or not alcohol played a major part in the Monday morning death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn. The answer, according to West Goshen Police Chief Michael Carroll is a resounding “yes.” …

Roger Ebert Finds Support In The Twitterverse Roger Ebert Finds Support In The Twitterverse
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By now I’m sure you’ve heard about Jackass star Ryan Dunn’s untimely death early yesterday morning. The car crash that took his life also took the life of his friend and Jackass producer Zachary Hartwell. It is confirmed that high …

Roger Ebert’s Facebook Page Removed Following Ryan Dunn Death Remarks Roger Ebert’s Facebook Page Removed Following Ryan Dunn Death Remarks
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UPDATE: It appears that Ebert’s Facebook page is back up and running. Even though the page was only down for about an hour, it looks like the story here remains the relative ease at which upset parties can take down …

GoDaddy CEO Links to More Footage From Controversial Elephant Killing GoDaddy CEO Links to More Footage From Controversial Elephant Killing
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Every time we think GoDaddy has tried to put to rest the controversy over CEO Bob Parsons killing an elephant, Parsons brings it back up. This time he has tweeted a link to a a cover story for NRA digital …

Laura Ingraham Accepts Ed Schultz’s Apology on Twitter Laura Ingraham Accepts Ed Schultz’s Apology on Twitter
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On his radio show Tuesday Ed Schultz, progressive commentator and host of MSNBC’s The Ed Show, attacked conservative radio host Laura Ingraham by calling her a “right wing slut.” “President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Mo., on Sunday …

Google Search Suggestions Generate Controversy in Argentina Google Search Suggestions Generate Controversy in Argentina
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A court in Argentina granted an injunction filed by Argentinian Jewish organization DAIA to have Google block certain sites from its search suggestions in its Argentina search engine. The organization has deemed the sites to be anti-Semitic and offensive, and …

GoDaddy Sets Philanthropy Record GoDaddy Sets Philanthropy Record
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GoDaddy announced today that it has already donated more money to charities in 2011 than it did all of last year, which was $3.4 million. This year, the company says GoDaddy Cares, it’s philanthropic arm, surpassed the $4.2 million mark …