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Friday, September 28, 2012

Sony Rescues Olympus With a $644 Million Investment
6:30:24 AM
Sony and Olympus have entered a "business and capital alliance," with Sony buying 50 billion yen ($644 million) worth of Olympus' shares, and gaining a 51% stake in a new joint venture focusing on medical business, Sony has announced. Under the...

Voice-Guided Directions Dispute Torpedoed Google Maps for iOS 6
5:49:31 AM
Still bitter your iPhone 5 or newly-upgraded-to-iOS 6 device doesn't have Google Maps? Wonder why? You're now stuck with the screwy, much-maligned Apple Maps app because Google and Apple couldn't reach and agreement about voice-guided,...

Inside Adidas and Derrick Rose's Digital 'Return'
4:08:33 AM
If you're a sports fan who spends much time on the Internet, chances are high you've come across something called "The Return of D. Rose." It's a series of web videos, produced by Adidas, that chronicle the return of star point guard and sneaker...

New Law Says Astronauts Can Keep (or Sell) Space Artifacts
3:22:15 AM
America's early space pioneers and moon voyagers have now been confirmed as the legal owners of the equipment and spacecraft parts they saved as souvenirs from their missions. President Obama on Sept. 25 signed a bill into law granting NASA's...

YouTube-Grown Duo Karmin Make the Cover of 'Rolling Stone'
12:05:52 AM
Karmin, whose astronomical success on YouTube lead the pop duo to a record deal in 2011 and a guest performance spot on Saturday Night Live this year, will now grace the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The issue hits newsstands Friday with Amy...

Camera+ Arrives on the iPad
Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:26 PM
Camera+ -- one of the most popular photo apps for the iPhone -- is now available for the iPad. The iPad app comes a little over two years after the original app. In that time, Camera+ [iTunes link] has gone on to sell over 9 million copies,...

Facebook, Gates Foundation Team Up to Create Apps For Future College Students
Thursday, September 27, 2012 10:52 PM
Facebook hosted a hackathon in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Thursday, kicking off the foundation's College Knowledge Challenge. That's a $2.5 million investment fund to encourage developers to make apps that meliorate...

Arrested Decision 2012: The Bluth Family Gets Political
Thursday, September 27, 2012 10:13 PM
"Now, the story of a wealthy country which lost everything ..." More good news for Arrested Development fans still rejoicing at word of a fresh season coming to Netflix. A Tumblr parody page featuring America's favorite dysfunctional family...

Time Inc. CEO Promises Less Free Content
Thursday, September 27, 2012 9:32 PM
Laura Lang, who took the reins as CEO of Time Inc. 10 months ago, sent a memo to staff Wednesday outlining how she plans to rescue the struggling company. The magazine publisher witnessed a six percent decline in advertising revenue to $855...

AOL's Awesome Social Video Game is Like 'Taboo With Friends'
Thursday, September 27, 2012 9:07 PM
If you like the board game Taboo, you'll love AOL's new mobile social game, Clucks. If you're not familiar with Taboo, it's a card game where you have a limited amount of time to describe a word to your teammate. The catch is you can't use the...

Action! 15 Jaw-Dropping Videos Shot on a GoPro
Thursday, September 27, 2012 8:21 PM
A camera that can survive shark bites, skydiving free falls and probably a stomping by Godzilla is bound to produce some pretty stellar footage. The GoPro line of durable, wearable digital cameras has filmmakers and amateurs alike testing the...

Justin Bieber Fan Tribute Gets 200,000 Retweets -- Almost a Record
Thursday, September 27, 2012 7:42 PM
NFL player TJ Lang gained widespread attention online for a pair of viral tweets he sent about the NFL officiating crisis. But, like the rest of us on social media, he's got nothing on Justin Bieber. This tweet was posted by Bieber on Wednesday,...

12 Other iOS Games for Angry Birds Fans
Thursday, September 27, 2012 7:06 PM
If you play mobile games, we're betting that you have some version of Angry Birds on your iPhone or iPad. The astronomically popular game has sold millions of copies and spawned three direct spin-offs. Now an offshoot starring the porky...

Apple Maps App Gets Lost on Twitter: Only 10% of Tweets Approve
Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:23 PM
If you thought that the chatter about Apple's Maps app in iOS 6 was overwhelmingly negative, here's proof that it wasn't just the folks in your social stream. Twitter analysis firm Crimson Hexagon grabbed more than 50,000 tweets that mentioned...

When Closed-Minded Is a Good Thing [COMIC]
Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:00 PM
Because everyone knows you have to stuff cotton in your ears to stop the leaks. SEE ALSO: Life Lessons From Dad Comic written by Larry Lambert, illustrated by Jerry King.

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