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iPhone Suddenly Smokes, Glows Devilishly Red On Australian Flight iPhone Suddenly Smokes, Glows Devilishly Red On Australian Flight
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After all these years of people telling us that planes are going to start dropping from the sky like dead birds if we don’t turn off our smartphones during takeoff, it looks like the real threat might actually be the …

Phony Craigslist Ads Lead To Murder Plot Phony Craigslist Ads Lead To Murder Plot
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Online classified site Craigslist, like most of the internet, has to ability to be a force for good in the world. Say you need a new dresser for your bedroom and there’s someone in your vicinity that needs to get …

China’s Up To Something In The Middle Of The Gobi Desert China’s Up To Something In The Middle Of The Gobi Desert
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In the middle of the Gobi desert, the Chinese are up to something. Or perhaps aliens are up to something. Or, I guess, some image-manipulating troublemakers are up to something. Either way, there are some incredibly mysterious structures in the …

This $8 Million iPad Is Made With 53 Diamonds And A T-Rex Femur This $8 Million iPad Is Made With 53 Diamonds And A T-Rex Femur
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It might fascinate you to learn that it exists. It might also anger you. However you feel about it – disgust, envy, desire – it’s pretty amazing. I’m talking, of course, about the world’s most expensive iPad 2. The over-the-top …

Google’s Marissa Mayer Threatened With Bizarre, Lewd Tweets Google’s Marissa Mayer Threatened With Bizarre, Lewd Tweets
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A man has been arrested and indicted on felony charges for using Twitter to harass and ultimately threaten top Google exec Marissa Mayer. Mayer, VP of Maps and Location Services at Google, has become one of the most public faces …

“Justin Bieber Way” Existed, Thanks to a Tween and a Facebook Contest “Justin Bieber Way” Existed, Thanks to a Tween and a Facebook Contest

Move over Rick Perry, there’s a new controversial leader in Texas and she’s a giant Justin Bieber fan. The small town of Forney, Texas recently held a Facebook contest to elect one child, aged 8 to 13, “Mayor for a …

Tulsa Tower Guy Fascinates Twitter and Facebook Tulsa Tower Guy Fascinates Twitter and Facebook
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Right now, as of 5 pm EST, William Sturdivant II is currently 300 feet in the air, clinging to a Clear Channel Radio tower. Police are still unclear as to the young man’s motivations, all they know is that he …

Protect Your iPad With Covers Made From Bernie Madoff’s Pants Protect Your iPad With Covers Made From Bernie Madoff’s Pants
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With famous Ponzi scheme operator and former most-hated person in America (usurped by Casey Anthony) Bernie Madoff currently clothed in more…utilitarian attire, it only makes sense that his former threads should go to use. I mean, he definitely doesn’t need …

Creep Takes Woman’s Facebook Account Hostage For Nude Pics Creep Takes Woman’s Facebook Account Hostage For Nude Pics
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On one side you have Anonymous hacking into government sites and corporations under the stated purpose of social change, and then you’ve got this guy. John Joaquim III has been charged with first-degree criminal attempt to commit larceny by extortion …

iPhone 5 Rumor Fatigue?  Here, Hold My Hand iPhone 5 Rumor Fatigue? Here, Hold My Hand
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I’ve got to hand it to the Japanese. WTF, guys? In what might be the strangest way to house your beloved Apple smartphone, they have come up with this: A human hand case. It’s a perfect way to house your …

Chinese Gamers Sell Kids To Bankroll Their Habit
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It’s a tough world out there, and sometimes money can be tight. If you’re a young couple struggling to get by, where do you turn for a little extra cash? If you said “selling your children,” you are in a …

New Dark Knight Rises Trailer Promises S&M, Batman Working At Walmart New Dark Knight Rises Trailer Promises S&M, Batman Working At Walmart

Who is excited for next summer’s most anticipated film? I know, I’m super stoked about Men In Black III as well. Another film I’m also pretty anxious for is the finale of Christopher Nolan’s Batman revamp, The Dark Knight Rises. …

Virginity, A Small Price To Pay For An iPhone 4 Virginity, A Small Price To Pay For An iPhone 4
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Apple now has a new slogan for the iPhone. “So awesome, you’ll do anybody for one!” Of course, Apple already had a slogan similar to this for their iPad 2 – “So awesome, you’ll cut out your internal organs for …

Utah Man Posts Police Standoff Play-by-Play on Facebook Utah Man Posts Police Standoff Play-by-Play on Facebook
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Don’t let a pesky standoff with the police keep you from social media – Jason Valdez didn’t. The 36-year-old man from Salt Lake City, UT holed himself up in a motel room for 16 hours with what police call a …

Woman Gets Facebook Friend “Social Tattoo” Woman Gets Facebook Friend “Social Tattoo”
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How much do you love your friends? How much do you love Facebook? How much do you love your friends on Facebook? Enough to permanently memorialize them on your body? Well, I don’t really like my friends that much, but …

iPad 2 Worth a Kidney to Chinese Teen iPad 2 Worth a Kidney to Chinese Teen
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Don’t get me wrong, I love gadgets. Also, don’t misunderstand me – I would gladly part with a kidney in the right circumstance. Say my mother or someone else I loved needed one, I would give it up in a …

Google Maps In NZ Gets Business Listings
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A service’s ability to provide driving directions is valuable only if you know where you’re going.  So New Zealand’s version of Google Maps is stepping up and providing something new: business listings.

Google Maps In NZ Gets Business Listings
Tuesday? New Technorati Strategy

As you can read in a number of different places this morning, Technorati — the ailing blog-search engine that recently lost its CEO, Dave Sifry — has come out with a new offering known as Technorati Topics, which appears to be a scrolling list of blogosphere posts chosen by the team at Technorati, based on a bunch of criteria that we aren’t really told a lot about.

Skype Outage Dials Up Conspiracy Theories

That 36-hour blank spot where Skype’s login and authentication systems used to be may have been down for reasons beyond the official party line…but you have to believe the *truth* is out there.

Technorati Acquires Personal Bee

Mashable is reporting Technorati has acquired citizen journalism site The Personal Bee. Not familiar with The Personal Bee, me neither, so let’s take a look at what they say they do…

Text Messaging = Price Gouging? OMG! WTF?
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In comparison to the other ways in which consumers spend money, sending a text message seems relatively cheap. The truth, however, is that mobile users pay 7314% more to send a text message than they actually should.