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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Facebook Begins Eliminating Fake Likes
8:19:38 AM
Facebook has begun eliminating fake Likes on brand Pages, after pledging to ramp up security in August. On Wednesday, the social network started weeding out bogus Likes caused by compromised accounts, deceived users, malware or purchased bulk...

New Foursquare iPhone App Brings Personalized Search Categories
7:06:36 AM
Foursquare is on fire: Shortly after it introduced the new "Always on" notifications, it has updated its iPhone app with a simpler design and personalized search categories. Users can now see where their friends check in, explore places they...

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...

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...

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 interacting with live shows. In short, the second...

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....

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...

Facebook Bug Creates Wall Posts That Can Never Be Deleted
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 7:21 PM
A recently found Facebook bug lets you 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...

A Gold-Plated iPhone 5: Insanely Great or Just Insane?
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 6:17 PM
Sure, the iPhone 5 is the most sought-after new phone on the planet right now, but for some it just doesn't have enough bling. For those high flyers, Gold & Co. of London has created a 24-karat gold-plated iPhone 5, which will go on sale at the...

'Nekci Menij Show' Parodies Pop Stars With Crude Animations
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 4:48 PM
"The Nekci Menij Show," a sharp parody of pop music, began in Microsoft Paint and depicts today's biggest pop stars as crudely drawn ducks and blobs. The YouTube series has earned a devoted following and spawned a multi-tiered web presence,...

Flaw in iPhone 5 Camera Reveals a Purple Haze [PICS]
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 4:32 PM
The iPhone 5's camera might have a flaw. If you point the camera toward the sun or bright lights, a purple halo appears around those light sources, and in some cases, purple lens flares also appear within the frame. We took three similar shots in...

Sorry iPhone Users, Google Maps 'App' on iOS 6 Isn't Great Either
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 3:44 PM
I lost all patience with Apple's Maps app when it directed me to the middle of a state park when it should have been taking me home. The turn-by-turn directions, supposedly the saving grace of the troubled iOS 6 Maps app, work wonderfully -- but...

NFL Player Gains 90,000 Followers After Profane Viral Tweets
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 3:27 PM
NFL player T.J. Lang wrote two tweets on Monday night after his Green Bay Packers lost under dubious circumstances to the Seattle Seahawks and the messages instantly went viral. How viral? This viral: As of Wednesday morning one tweet had...

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