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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Brightest Star Explosion in History Reveals Lonely Supernova
5:40:00 AM
The brightest exploding star ever seen with the naked eye in recorded history apparently experienced a quick and lonely death, a new study reveals. The discovery, which centered on a star explosion witnessed in the year 1006, suggests that many...

Happy 14th Birthday, Google, And Thanks For All the Doodles
4:38:01 AM
Google, the world's biggest Internet company, celebrated its 14th birthday Thursday. Google's birth date is the subject of some controversy. According to some accounts, the company was created on Sept. 4; but in the last couple of years, Google...

Download All Your Original YouTube Videos With Google Takeout
3:58:02 AM
Google expanded its Takeout service Wednesday to include all the original videos a user has uploaded to YouTube. Before, users could only download individual transcoded videos from their YouTube Video Manager; now, Google Takeout lets users...

Can Gaming Help Kids Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC]
2:59:23 AM
Gaming gets a bad rap a lot of the time. It rots kids' brains, turns them into vegetables; it makes kids' socially isolated and neglect their studies -- those are the most common charges, and are certainly based in reality. Used responsibly,...

'Gangnam Style' Impersonator Dances Across University Campus [VIDEO]
2:05:54 AM
Donning a pair of shades and bow tie, one "Gangnam Style" impersonator spread his smooth moves across campus for students -- and all of YouTube -- to see. A video showcases the Psy lookalike performing the Korean singer's infamous invisible...

First Grader With Severe Allergies Uses Robot to Attend School
12:56:18 AM
We recently told you about telecommuting robots and how stay-at-home workers are increasingly using such devices to create a virtual presence at their remote workplaces. It now appears, however, that working professionals aren't the only ones...

Is This the Second-Screen TV App That Finally Goes Mainstream?
12:00:18 AM
Everyone knows people love to use a "second screen" -- be it smartphone, tablet or laptop -- while they watch TV, but no one has created an app or experience that's become the go-to place for live shows. In short, the second screen doesn't yet...

Breaking Up With Overly Attached Girlfriend is Hard to Do [VIDEO]
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 10:46 PM
Breaking up is hard to do -- especially when you're dating Overly Attached Girlfriend. Laina Walker, the bug-eyed YouTube sensation who inspired the meme, makes a creepy cameo in fellow YouTuber Jimmy Tatro's latest video. Entitled "Breaking Up...

New App Remakes the Tamagotchi for the Smartphone Era
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 10:39 PM
Name: Photogotchi Quick Pitch: Tamagotchi game meets camera app. Genius Idea: This free smartphone game encourages users to snap pictures and feed the images to their Photogotchi, a digital creature inspired by the Tamagotchi, to make it grow....

Social Media Etiquette for Journalists: The Rules Have Changed
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 9:53 PM
Ever since Facebook and Twitter emerged as key tools for news, journalists and newsrooms have performed a high-wire act: They need to use social media to engage their audience in new and inventive ways, while also maintaining ethical standards....

Students Are Choosing Colleges With Social Media Clout [STUDY]
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 8:51 PM
Efforts by higher education institutes to gain Twitter followers, Facebook likes and YouTube views, while connecting with students on blogs and message boards, are paying off. A recent survey of 7,000 high school students by Zinch, an online...

iExpander Gives Your iPhone Extra Features
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 8:16 PM
Not satisfied with your iPhone 4S or even with your new iPhone 5? Wish they had added that extra feature you were really hoping for? Enter the iExpander. As its name suggests, this iPhone case on steroids expands a lot of your phone's...

AT&T Tests Text-Message Translation
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 7:58 PM
Just because you can't speak another language doesn't mean you can't text in it. Mobile network AT&T is trialing technology that lets customers send and receive text messages that are automatically translated from English to Spanish and back. A...

Most European Languages Unlikely to Survive Online
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 7:32 PM
A new study warns that less-common languages are in danger of disappearing from the Internet. Tongues including Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian and Maltese simply have too few speakers to gain a foothold, and too few examples online to power...

Facebook Bug Creates Wall Posts That Can Never Be Deleted
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 7:21 PM
A recently found Facebook bug lets you to post un-deletable messages to friends' walls. Here's how it works: Once you've blocked a person on Facebook, he or she can no longer see content you've posted on the social network, including posts you've...

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