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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Where Do Twitter F-Bombs Come From? Heat Map Shows Rudest Places
8:09:14 AM
A new project called "Twitter Heatmap" shows where the U.S.'s most polite and rudest Twitter users are, by mapping Good Mornings and F*** Yous. The team at Vertaline, who created the map, scanned tweets in 462 specific U.S. locations. The phrase...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

RIP Nintendo Power: Our 10 Favorite Magazine Covers
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 6:20 PM
It looks like Nintendo Power -- one of the longest-running video game publications -- is shutting down. For more than 23 years the publication has offered monthly coverage of the Nintendo gaming ecosystem. In 2007, Nintendo stopped publishing the...

Now You Can Tag Facebook Friends From Other Apps
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 5:17 PM
Facebook on Tuesday added the ability for people to mention friends on the service via Open Graph apps. "With this frequently requested feature, companies like Foursquare can implement user mentions that work like they do in posts on Facebook," a...

Here's How College Students See the World [INFOGRAPHIC]
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 4:14 PM
What comes to mind when you hear the word "Twilight"? Is it Rod Serling or Edward and Bella? Online e-textbook retailer, eCampus has teamed-up with Beloit College, a liberal arts school in Wisconsin, to offer the below infographic that...

What If Zuckerberg Stepped Down as Facebook CEO?
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 2:54 PM
Shark Week may be over -- but for Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg, the sharks are just starting to circle. Facebook stock, continuing its disastrous slide, is now worth half of its price at IPO. Peter Thiel, Facebook's first major...

Matchbox Twenty's 360-Degree Music Video Lets You Pick Your View
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 2:40 PM
Using video technology initially designed for the military and aviation industry, rock band Matchbox Twenty's new music video for "She's So Mean" lets you switch your viewing angles throughout the entire song. To try out the interactive video,...

Half of Teens Couldn't Live Without Their Phone for a Week [STUDY]
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 2:27 PM
Teens may seem inseparable from their cellphones, but just how addicted are they? TextPlus, a free messaging app, sets out to answer that in a new survey of 600 respondents between the ages of 13 and 17. Half of all teens surveyed said they...

InstaCube Puts Instagram Pics on Your Nightstand
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 1:48 PM
We've uncovered a number of creative ways to display Instagram photos, but none is perhaps as ideal as Instacube, an Internet-connected digital device that displays your Instagram photos at 3x their smartphone screen size. A square box with...

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