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Friday, October 12, 2012

Microsoft Office 2013 Reaches RTM Status
5:15:46 AM
Microsoft Office 2013 has reached the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) milestone, meaning it is ready to be shipped to manufacturers and business partners. While that means the Office 2013 is essentially ready for the market, it won't reach the...

DNA Half Life Discovery Rules Out Real Life Jurassic Parks [VIDEO]
2:55:44 AM
Scientists have finally found out how long DNA lasts in fossils. Alas, their discovery puts dreams of real life Jurassic Parks to rest for good. As it turns out, DNA has a half-life of 521 years, according to researchers who studied fossils of...

Taiwan Wants Apple to Blur Sensitive Military Images
1:55:46 AM
Taiwan is asking Apple to blur mobile map images of a sensitive early warning radar station that can detect aircraft and missiles, reports note. The defense ministry was irked after the Liberty Times, a local newspaper, printed a satellite image,...

The 10 Types of Social Media Addicts [INFOGRAPHIC]
1:05:41 AM
Social media addiction: a disease likely affecting millions, but one that's hard to track because it comes in many forms. The afflicted may reveal themselves as serial likers. They may have push notifications set for the most minor of social...

Did the 'Twitter of China' Convince the Communist Party to Reform Labor Camps?
12:05:43 AM
It's probably not a coincidence that, two months after China's Twitter-like microblogging service Sina Weibo was overwhelmed with outrage over China's "re-education through labor" camps, a committee on judicial reform has signaled that the...

Smirks and Eyebrows: Best Reactions From the Vice Presidential Debate
Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:15 PM
Joe Biden and Paul Ryan met for the first and only vice presidential debate of the 2012 election season on Thursday night. The debate was heated, and the candidates' body language and facial expressions told its own story. If you missed the...

ESPN's 'Social Highlights' Mash Up Shows Big Moments From Fans' Lens[VIDEO]
Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:05 PM
The sports highlight is extremely standardized by now: an amazing play, sequence or moment is replayed from one or more angles, while a news anchor or announcer recaps what happened. Sometimes the video runs along with its original play-by-play...

Biden to Ryan: 'Oh, Now You're Jack Kennedy?'
Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:55 PM
In a quip destined to be one of the most memorable of Thursday night's vice presidential debate, Joe Biden jabbed Paul Ryan for seemingly comparing his political chops to those of the late President John F. Kennedy. Ryan was in the process of...

Sony Vaio Duo 11 Is One Strange Windows 8 Hybrid [HANDS ON]
Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:35 PM
Sony is joining the Windows 8 world, upgrading its Vaio PCs to run Microsoft's new OS while throwing in a couple of surprises. Besides the unusual Tap 20 "portable" all-in-one, the new Vaio line includes a notebook/tablet hybrid and updates to...

Twitter Thinks Joe Biden's Word Choice Is 'Malarkey'
Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:15 PM
During the vice presidential debate Thursday evening, Republican Paul Ryan cited the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya as evidence that foreign policy is unraveling. Joe Biden's rebuttal to Ryan caught the online audience's...

Obama Campaign Buys Ads for 'Malarkey' Hashtag on Twitter
Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:05 PM
Give the Obama Administration points for quick thinking: The campaign bought the trending Twitter term #malarkey during the vice presidential debates on Thursday after Vice President Joe Biden used the term. When you search the term, the...

Ryan Attacks Biden for Blaming Libya Attack on YouTube Video
Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:05 PM
Paul Ryan attacked Joe Biden early in Thursday night's vice presidential debate for the Obama administration having initially blamed a deadly attack on a United States consolate in Benghazi, Libya on a YouTube video. "They sent the [United...

Internet Chomps on Joe Biden's Teeth
Thursday, October 11, 2012 9:45 PM
Joe Biden's white, pearly teeth. That's what the Internet was fixated with during the vice presidential debate on Thursday night. Sure, what's coming out of the vice president's mouth is far more important, but something about Biden's choppers...

Twitter Imagines Joe Biden as a Movie Star
Thursday, October 11, 2012 9:35 PM
In preparation for Thursday's vice presidential debate, fact checkers had their history books out, Martha Raddatz prepped hard-hitting questions and Twitter started the #joebidenmovies hashtag. One of those things is not like the other, but in...

'Next Iron Chef' Web Show Outcome Affects TV Series [PREMIERE]
Thursday, October 11, 2012 9:25 PM
The tenth and final contestant on The Next Iron Chef's season five, which premieres Nov. 4 on TV, will be revealed at the conclusion of a web-only "Road to Redemption" tournament. Mashable exclusively has its hands on the the first episode of...

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