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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Facebook App Wants to Share Your Last Words With the World After You Die
6:08:41 AM
If I Die 1st, a just-launched campaign from Facebook app If I Die, is offering its users a chance at world fame. Here's the condition: You must be the app's first user to die. The app's first participant to die after a buffer period of a few...

LG's New 84-Inch LCD Brings Ultra-High Resolution to the Masses
5:45:46 AM
LG has announced the availability of its first 84-inch LCD TV with support for 4K or 3,840 by 2,160 pixel resolution. The TV also boasts LG's Cinema 3D technology, as well as "3D sound" through integrated 2.2 channel speakers. 4K, whose name...

EPL v. La Liga: Who Takes European Soccer's Social Media Crown? [INFOGRAPHIC]
4:55:05 AM
Europe is home to the best club soccer in the world, thanks in no small part to powerful domestic leagues, like Germany's Bundesliga and Italy's Serie A. But there's no debating which two associations reign supreme on the continent: the English...

We May Soon Watch 3-D Movies Without the Glasses [VIDEO]
4:14:10 AM
The current system for 3-D imaging is produced by projecting two images simultaneously on the same screen. When viewers wear 3-D glasses, they're able to see the two images as one, which then provides the appearance of a three dimensional figure....

How to Ditch Your Landline
3:25:51 AM
Since the beginning of time -- or what feels like it -- we've been chained to our homes and desks by landlines. Ten years ago, landlines were the main vehicle of communication, used to run a business or keep in touch with family. Today, we have...

The Oatmeal's Tesla Museum Campaign Hits Goal [INFOGRAPHIC]
2:36:22 AM
Less than a week after launching a fundraising campaign to save the Tesla Tower, comic website The Oatmeal has reached its goal -- and then some. Matthew Inman, the site's creator, raised nearly $900,000 for "Operation Let's Build a Goddamn Tesla...

Peanuts Creator Dealt With Copyright Infringers Using Kindness and Snoopy
1:42:55 AM
While you were getting all misty eyed over how rationally Jack Daniels handled a little trademark infringement, I was out discovering that the liquor company was far from the first to take the suggestion of copyright infringement with, if not a...

Logitech Unveils Washable Keyboard
1:01:15 AM
Anyone with kids, or perhaps a job where you eat at your desk, knows that food and keyboards don't mix. In fact, they can get pretty sticky and crumb-filled if you don't clean them regularly. Besides using a gas duster or wiping it with an...

Mars Rover Curiosity Flexes Robotic Arm for First Time
12:28:13 AM
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity flexed its long robotic arm for the first time on the Red Planet Monday, passing a critical health check with flying colors, mission managers say. The rover unfolded the robotic arm and performed an intricate series of...

Virtually Send Real Beer and Cake to Your Facebook Friends With This App
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:43 PM
A low-cost web platform called Treater now lets Facebook friends buy each other instant gifts that can be retrieved at local cafes, bars and establishments. You can already buy your pals cups of coffee with the Dunkin' Donuts App. With Treater,...

Avril Lavigne Engaged to Nickelback Frontman; Internet Asks, WTF?
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:43 PM
Avril Lavigne could soon be the inspiration behind a Nickelback love song. The Canadian singer and fellow Canuck Chad Kroeger, frontman of the rock band everyone loves to hate, announced their engagement Tuesday evening. Internet users had a...

Pussy Riot Songs Added to 'Protest' Station on Slacker Radio
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 9:57 PM
Songs from Russian punk band Pussy Riot are now streaming on Slacker Radio's "Protest" station amid public outcry -- online and offline -- around the world for their imprisonment. A judge in Moscow last week convicted three Pussy Riot members for...

When the News Breaks: 15 On-Air Flubs [VIDEOS]
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 9:29 PM
Reporting the news can be treacherous. If done right, it can win you awards and critical acclaim. If done wrong, however, you could end up seeing your failure on perpetual repeat on YouTube. It's been awhile since we turned our watchful eye to...

Why Social Media Can't Win Swing Votes
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:58 PM
The 2012 election is supposedly set to showcase how well candidates understand and leverage the deep nuances of social media and the endless amounts of big data available. Political strategists believe they will identify what people really care...

How Google Fiber Stacks Up Against Verizon FiOS
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:19 PM
As residents in Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., have three more weeks to petition for Google Fiber's service to come to their neighborhood, many are stacking it up against Verizon FiOS network and its existing packages. But because...

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