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'Gangnam Style' the $50 million meme?

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Psy's epic dance sensation has infiltrated every crevice of pop culture, redefined awesome, and generated tons of money along the way. [Read more]...
'Gangnam Style' the $50 million meme?

Who Wants an iPad? The Young, the Social & the Pop-Culture Addicts: http://bit.ly/bJQAHP

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Who Wants an iPad? The Young, the Social & the Pop-Culture Addicts: http://bit.ly/bJQAHP

Weekend Ar(t)s: Pop culture gets the retro gaming treatment

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During the weekend, even Ars takes an occasional break from reviewing new self-publishing options or researching all the cyber tools the feds use to catch culprits. Weekend Ar(t)s is a chance to share what we're watching/listening/reading or otherwise consuming this week. ABOBO SMASH! "Retro" is the dominant genre. It...
Weekend Ar(t)s: Pop culture gets the retro gaming treatment

Top 5 TEDxTeen Talks

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Not every teenager sits around, texting endlessly and at all the wrong times, causing their parents to worry about a possible addiction to technology. Some of them give TED talks in their spare time. How will we talk about feminism? What does it mean to "fail," and why shouldn't we...
Top 5 TEDxTeen Talks

Google TV YouTube app update

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Aims to make it easier for sofa-bound YouTube viewers to find new channels to watchGoogle is releasing an updated version of its YouTube app for Google TV, which the company says will make it easier for viewers to find videos and channels to watch on their big-screen TVs.The app is...
Google TV YouTube app update

Google Docs updates to spell checker to identify words like ‘Skrillex’

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Google Docs can now spell check threw through the Web. Software Engineer Yew Jin Lim took to the official Google Docs blog this afternoon to explain how the Internet is helping Google Docs get smarter. The ambiguous and ever-adapting Googlebot is able to crawl cyberspace and adapt to words. The resulting action enables Google...
Google Docs updates to spell checker to identify words like ‘Skrillex’

Is Microsoft the digital art world's newest best friend?

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Those wacky guys over at PBS’s Idea Channel. The show, which focuses on the convergence of tech, art and pop culture, recently did a segment on how Microsoft’s Kinect has the potential to create amazing digital art. Hosted by Mike Rugnetta and produced by Kornhaber Brown, the piece focuses on...
Is Microsoft the digital art world's newest best friend?

These Magnificent Paintings Of 'The Future' From 70 Years Ago Got Everything Hopelessly Wrong

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Today, the future is depicted in pop culture as a dystopian nightmare of zombies, killer robots and reality TV shows where children fight to the death. It was not always so. In the early 20th century, the future was regarded with optimism and hope. The Bohn Aluminum & Brass...
These Magnificent Paintings Of 'The Future' From 70 Years Ago Got Everything Hopelessly Wrong
PAX East 2013: Saint's Row IV

Now Google+ Hangouts Are More Fun (And Kind Of Awkward) (GOOG)

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The best feature of the increasingly unpopular Google+ network is the multi-person video chat room called Google+ Hangouts. Google announced today it is releasing its API out of preview so developers can have more fun with Hangouts, making the them capable of running social apps. Some of these starter...
Now Google+ Hangouts Are More Fun (And Kind Of Awkward) (GOOG)

Reaction of Americans on me saying “I’m from Austria” - GraphJam: Music and Pop Culture in Charts and Graphs. Let us explain them.

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Reaction of Americans on me saying “I’m from Austria” - GraphJam: Music and Pop Culture in Charts and Graphs. Let us explain them.

The GeekDads Episode #108: Aliens on Broadway

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Ken, Matt, Jonathan and special guest Chris Gore (from Attack of the Show and Film Threat) talk about movies, parenting in the digital age, and more. Enjoy! GeekDad.com is the parenting blog at Wired.com, edited by Ken Denmead, Matt Blum, Jonathan Liu, Z and Chris Anderson. It is a...
The GeekDads Episode #108: Aliens on Broadway

Google launches Hangout apps to bring poker, quizzes, drawing, and productivity to Google+

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Just when the tech-world is seemingly about to explode with apps—apps for Android, apps for iPhone, apps for set-top boxes, apps for computers, apps for Facebook—Google adds to the bubbling pot with Google+ Hangout apps. Google Product Manager Amit Fulay announced on Google+ today the first implementation of apps...
Google launches Hangout apps to bring poker, quizzes, drawing, and productivity to Google+

William Shatner and Lin Yu Chun Sing Duet, Internet Explodes [VIDEO]

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William Shatner and Taiwanese singer Lin Yu Chun performed a duet of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” on last night’s episode of Lopez Tonight. Consequently, the world of viral Internet memes promptly folded itself into one big tesseracted fourth dimension where we’re all slaves to cats wielding...
William Shatner and Lin Yu Chun Sing Duet, Internet Explodes [VIDEO]

Fashion Designer Inadvertently Invokes Anonymous On the Runway [UPDATED]

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One of Mr. Wu's designs. (uproxx.com) We all know tech is cool now, but did you know hacking circles like Anonymous are actually sartorial tastemakers? Apparently neither did designer Adrian Wu, whose models in his Toronto fashion show sported Guy Fawkes masks, much to the confusion of show attendees. According...
Fashion Designer Inadvertently Invokes Anonymous On the Runway [UPDATED]
Do less: Dick Costolo's $10 billion Zen garden

SpinMedia Adds Vibe Magazine to Its Digital Portfolio, Minus the Magazine

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Last year, Steve Hansen bought Spin magazine, killed the print edition, and kept the website. Now he’s singing the same song with a new title: Hansen’s SpinMedia is buying Vibe, the 20-year-old hip-hop and R&B magazine, from a consortium led by Intermedia and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies. It plans on...
SpinMedia Adds Vibe Magazine to Its Digital Portfolio, Minus the Magazine

I want to do donuts in this DeLorean hovercraft

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The DeLorean has held a special place in the lexicon of pop culture since its appearance in the Back To The Future series, but its real history is even more nuts. Engineer John DeLorean, who produced lovely and iconic designs outside of cars, also tried to save his motor company...
I want to do donuts in this DeLorean hovercraft

kottke.org: Turn your Twitter stream into your friends' linkblog

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kottke.org: Turn your Twitter stream into your friends' linkblog: jkottke: A few weeks ago, Twitter added an option to search the tweets of only the people you follow. This is useful for several different reasons (try searching for [recent pop culture key phrase] to see what I mean) but for...
kottke.org: Turn your Twitter stream into your friends' linkblog

J-Lo promotes 'finger break-dance' app game

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A Hollywood-backed app company partners with Jennifer Lopez for a new dancing game that's like Dance Dance Revolution for your fingers. Get ready for a ton of pop culture. Word. [Read more]...
J-Lo promotes 'finger break-dance' app game

StyleCaster wants to become the front page of the Internet… for fashion

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StyleCaster, a fashion blog and community launched in 2009, has just undergone a major redesign, creating a user-generated, editorial hybrid with strong Pinterest influences. The redesign places StyleCaster in a new position, with the goal of surfacing the best of fashion, style and beauty through photos, news and products. The startup already has massive...
StyleCaster wants to become the front page of the Internet… for fashion

The comic strip in the age of iPad: A talk with Stephan Pastis

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Stephan Pastis Like many of society’s pop culture fixtures, the comic strip is a product of the last century’s dominant medium for information and entertainment, the daily newspaper. But as with most everything associated with the newspaper business, the comic strip finds itself struggling against the harsh reality of ever smaller...
The comic strip in the age of iPad: A talk with Stephan Pastis
'Life in Five Seconds' is like pop culture for dummies

News Corp. puts IGN Entertainment up for auction

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Media giant hopes to get $100 million for the network of video game and pop culture Web sites, for which it paid $650 million in 2005, sources tell The Wall Street Journal. [Read more]...
News Corp. puts IGN Entertainment up for auction
Google search gets its very own 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon' calculator

Paywalls roundup: Houston Chronicle, Crain's NY, Newsweek

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Here’s a roundup of this week’s news about paywalls. Houston Chronicle The Houston Chronicle is adopting a new payment model for digital content: Its new HTML5 site, HoustonChronicle.com, requires a subscription, while a separate site, Chron.com, remains free. The Boston Globe enacted a similar model last September. John T. O’Loughlin, president...
Paywalls roundup: Houston Chronicle, Crain's NY, Newsweek

Why does the games industry have such a problem with female protagonists?

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It's a tired cliche that all gamers are male, and it's time manufacturers woke up to the fact that women want to see female characters they can relate toAfter pop culture critic Anita Sarkeesian attended the Xbox One press conference in LA's E3 trade event, she spoke out on Twitter....
Why does the games industry have such a problem with female protagonists?
Romancing the drone: how America's flying robots are invading pop culture
iPhone 5 review
Google+ Hangout Apps Come Out Of Hiding, Offer Games, Screensharing, Presentations & More
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