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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Xbox and Twitter Debate Tallies Tilt Toward Biden
12:05:41 AM
Microsoft's live-stream of Thursday's vice presidential debate on the Xbox gaming platform attracted at least 30,000 participants in a real-time poll on the performances of Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan. The raw numbers aren't...

Chrome Extension Protects Your Privacy on Facebook, Google
Friday, October 12, 2012 11:45 PM
Maybe you're not keen to share details of your internet activity with advertisers. A Chrome extension called PrivacyFix will walk you through your privacy settings and let you make changes so advertisers cannot track what you do on the web in...

Ron Swanson Is Totally Prepared For The Bacon Shortage
Friday, October 12, 2012 11:05 PM
Apparently the bacon shortage was hogwash, but that doesn't make a difference to Ron Swanson -- he's prepared. Very prepared. According to the much-beloved Parks and Recreation character, the best way to prepare for the shortage is to "Procure as...

AMD Said to be Readying Massive Layoffs
Friday, October 12, 2012 10:15 PM
Big layoffs are said to be in the works for chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). CNET is reporting the computer processor company could let go 20 percent to 30 percent of its employees within the next few weeks. AMD reports quarterly earnings...

'Mindblown Life' iOS Game Aims to Teach Teens Financial Skills
Friday, October 12, 2012 9:35 PM
The average student finishes college thousands of dollars in debt and graduates into a world where even the most qualified candidates struggle to land a decent job. Most young adults give little thought to their credit scores or retirement...

'Pocket Like It's Hot' Is Snoop Dog's Love Letter To Hot Pockets
Friday, October 12, 2012 8:55 PM
Ever think you would see Snoop Dog, DeStorm Power, Andy Milonakis and the WWE's Brodus Clay collaborate on an ode to Hot Pockets? We didn't either. But, lo and behold, it exists. SEE MORE: Snoop Dogg Documentary Reveals Journey to Snoop Lion...

Storylane Prompts You to Share Your Life Story, One Question at a Time
Friday, October 12, 2012 7:45 PM
If you added up all the updates you've posted to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and other social networks, would it tell a complete and compelling story of your life? Jonathan Gheller bets the answer to that is no. Gheller, a serial entrepreneur who...

Crazy Taxi Crashes Into iOS
Friday, October 12, 2012 6:45 PM
Prepare to lose your weekend: Sega has released a pitch-perfect port of Crazy Taxi for the iPhone and iPad. As the lyrics in the game say, "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!" For the uninitiated, Crazy Taxi is a fast-paced arcade racing game where...

Surfing and Instagram Make for Incredible Photos [PICS]
Friday, October 12, 2012 6:05 PM
Ah, Instagram. The photo sharing that can't be stopped. Its gauzy filters have moved far beyond brunch photos and whimsical shoe-shots to become a hit in all sorts of other subjects, sports included. Teams, athletes and fans from the NBA, NFL,...

Cellphone Data Could Slow the Spread of Malaria
Friday, October 12, 2012 5:15 PM
Researchers have mapped precisely how human travel affects the spread of malaria in Kenya by using cellphone location data. The effort is the largest-ever to use cellphone data as an epidemiological tool. The study captured the anonymized travel...

Netflix Arrives on Windows 8
Friday, October 12, 2012 4:55 PM
A Windows 8-styled version of Netflix is now available in Microsoft's Windows Store. The app takes advantage of Microsoft's Windows 8 design style (don't you dare call it Metro) and is designed to work with both touch gestures and the traditional...

Flash Sales Site One Kings Lane Premieres First TV Campaign [VIDEO]
Friday, October 12, 2012 4:45 PM
  This weekend, One Kings Lane will join the roster of young e-commerce startups testing out the effectiveness of TV advertising. The site, which specializes in limited-time sales on designer and vintage home goods, has tapped ad agency...

Hey, Kathie Lee Gifford -- Here Are 11 Adorable Dogs in Helmets
Friday, October 12, 2012 4:35 PM
The next time Kathie Lee Gifford opts for a dog segment on the fourth hour of Today, she might want to consider a canine that already has his own helmet. Or she should just let Hoda hold the puppy -- she's way too put-together to drop a dog on...

If Edgar Allan Poe Had Tumblr [PICS]
Friday, October 12, 2012 4:15 PM
If you like it, then you better put a Poe on it -- Edgar Allan Poe, that is. Tumblr Put a Poe On It busts out the rhyming dictionary for a punny mashup of the dark bard with "po" things like poelice, Harry Poetter and poelar bears. SEE ALSO: 12...

Is the 5th-Gen iPod Touch Still Relevant? [REVIEW]
Friday, October 12, 2012 4:05 PM
Apple's fifth-generation iPod touch is nearly everything the iPhone 5 is, with the notable exceptions of cellular service and a quite-awesome 8-megapixel camera. It's also a digital device that appears to lose more relevance with each passing...

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