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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Rdio Will Pay Musicians $10 per Fan
2:03:57 AM
Digital music service Rdio has long stood in the shadow of its cooler older sibling Spotify. But it may just have found its way out of that shadow -- by being the first major music service to pay artists for their social media fan base. "There is...



Zynga Board Games Bring Your Facebook Favorites to Real Life [REVIEW]
2:03:46 AM
Zynga is making the move from your digital life to your living room with a new line of real-world board games based on popular Zynga franchises. The product of a partnership with game giant Hasbro, the collection will include real-world versions...



Football Players Can Be Ridiculously Photogenic [PICS]
2:03:45 AM
Brandon Lloyd is a wide receiver with a mile-wide grin. A lucky photographer on Reddit managed to snap a photo of the New England Patriots football player, as he soared across the end zone to score his first touchdown of the 2012 season. SEE...



Jack Daniel's Rejection Letter Guy Gets New Book Cover Design
2:03:31 AM
The recipient of the most polite cease-and-desist-letter ever, author Patrick Wensink, is starting a new chapter. After ceding to the genteel request of Jack Daniel's, which feared the book, Broken Piano for President, looked too much like the...



Carmakers Find Ways to Make Cheaper Hybrids
2:03:24 AM
As automakers work to comply with fuel-economy standards, they're increasingly turning to hybrids. Last week, for example, Toyota announced that it would make 21 hybrid models by 2015, up from 12 now. Automakers have grown more enthusiastic about...



Pay For One Course, Get a Bunch with BenchPrep's Low Cost Subscription Model
2:03:18 AM
Ask any college student and they'll tell you a typical textbook costs far more than $30 -- even used. But online learning site BenchPrep recently announced a $30 per month subscription-based service that lets users access a wide variety of...



The iPhone 5 Will Cost You at Least $1,800 [INFOGRAPHIC]
Monday, October 01, 2012 9:33 PM
So you scraped your pennies together and you're ready to buy the cheapest iPhone 5 there is: the 16 GB model with a 2-year contract. A pretty good deal, right? $199 for the best smartphone on the planet? Not so fast. Consider your voice and data...



'Once Upon a Time' Breaks GetGlue Record
Monday, October 01, 2012 9:33 PM
ABC's fantasy drama Once Upon a Time sparked the most activity ever for a broadcast premiere on social entertainment platform GetGlue. Sunday's season two premiere generated more than 93,000 check-ins, comments and likes, marking a 253% growth...



Try This Brain Bending Origami Trick [VIDEO]
Monday, October 01, 2012 9:33 PM
Did you ever make fortune tellers or create origami animals? If so, you should give your paper folding skills a challenge by making a Hexaflexagon. A hexaflexagon is a geometric figure that can be folded in different ways to create what seems...



Seattle Hospital Will Live Tweet, Instagram First Hearing Restoration Surgery
Monday, October 01, 2012 9:33 PM
Eleanor Day, 79, doesn't have a Twitter account, but after her live-tweeted cochlear implant surgery Tuesday morning, she has a chance at becoming a trending topic. Perhaps more significantly, she'll be able to hear again after five years of...



Weather on Mars Surprisingly Warm, Curiosity Rover Finds
Monday, October 01, 2012 7:48 PM
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is enjoying some nice, warm weather on the Red Planet -- and spring hasn't even come to its landing site yet. Curiosity's onboard weather station, which is called the Remote Environment Monitoring Station (REMS), has...



Police: Teenage Girl's Viral Tweet Was Kidnapping Hoax
Monday, October 01, 2012 7:43 PM
A 16-year-old girl who mysteriously disappeared after tweeting that someone was in her house is now being accused of faking her own kidnapping. Kara Alongi urgently asked her Twitter followers on Sunday night to call 911, saying "there is someone...



Be a Part of the Vote With Yahoo's Elections Dashboard for IntoNow
Monday, October 01, 2012 7:43 PM
Yahoo is working to increase voter engagement in this year's presidential election with their launch of the election dashboard for the IntoNow app. One of many news organizations bringing mobile and digital into the election, Yahoo's dashboard,...



Prison Inmates Perform 'Gangnam Style' in Pouring Rain
Monday, October 01, 2012 7:43 PM
Inmates at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center -- the same prison in the Philippines where inmates' dance cover of "Thriller" went viral in 2007 -- have put their spin on Psy's "Gangnam Style." Soaked from rain, the...



YouTube's Slick New TV Mode Lets You Browse From the Keyboard or Your Phone
Monday, October 01, 2012 6:26 PM
YouTube has quietly rolled out what looks like major update to its YouTube Leanback program, making it easier for users to watch and control videos on a big screen. The new mode, accessible via YouTube.com/TV, allows users to more easily control...



 
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