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Internet Experiences Brief, Terrifying Period of Inability to Escape Facebook
Anonymous Launches #OPIsrael in Response to Israel's Live-Tweeted Attack on Gaza
Roughly 20 Percent Of Pinterest's Top 10 Users' Followers Were Spammers And Fake Accounts
Betaworks Launches Weather Service Because Let's Face It, You're No Meteorologist
MIT.edu Hacked in Honor of Aaron Swartz, Allegedly by LulzSec
Microsoft Asks 'Are You Being Scroogled?' in Hilariously Melodramatic Anti-Google Campaign
Elusive giant squid captured on video in the ocean deep for first time
Tumblr Launches Mobile Ads, Allowing Brands to Buy Their Way Into the Dashboard
AT&T finally lets iPhone 4S owners with tiered data use FaceTime over cellular

EHarmony Founder Wants to Spend $10 Million to 'Figure Out' Homosexuality

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(screencap) On television, eHarmony cofounder Neil Clark Warren seems like a pleasantly nutty character, the kind of aw-shucks senior citizen who says things like, “What I really need is a robot who can come in and talk with me” when his wife isn’t feeling chatty, and that eHarmony’s biggest problem...
EHarmony Founder Wants to Spend $10 Million to 'Figure Out' Homosexuality

Anonymous Hacker Claims to Have Released JSTOR Documents That 'Aaron Swartz Died to Bring to the World'

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(Screencap: Twitter) An anonymous hacker going by the Twitter handle @TylerSec has published a post on PasteBin claiming to have released 33 GB of JSTOR documents via his own leak network, Tyler Leaks. If the documents are in PDF format and are around 50-75 pages each, that’s about 22,500 academic...
Anonymous Hacker Claims to Have Released JSTOR Documents That 'Aaron Swartz Died to Bring to the World'

Chrome Beta adds video engagement APIs, promises higher-quality video chats sans plugin

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After concentrating on gaming and visual improvements in previous releases of Chrome, the browser's latest focus appears to be in video engagement. The latest beta includes a PeerConnection API that lets developers create real-time video chat applications without a plug-in. This builds upon existing WebRTC integration with a new...
Chrome Beta adds video engagement APIs, promises higher-quality video chats sans plugin

ROFL I guess taking a picture of your monitor is one way to do a screencap.

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ROFL I guess taking a picture of your monitor is one way to do a screencap.

It Was Just Overloaded Networks That Disrupted Boston Cell Service

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(Photo: Screencap) Whenever something traumatic happens, cell service is almost immediately toast. Everyone reaches for their phone, and networks are overwhelmed. Today’s events in Boston were no different: Carriers including Sprint and AT&T confirmed to the Boston Globe that customers were likely experiencing problems. Verizon recommended everyone keep all non-emergency communiques to...
It Was Just Overloaded Networks That Disrupted Boston Cell Service

Your Newest Terrifying Internet Trend: 'The Knife Song'

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(Screencap: YouTube) You know that cup game that Anna Kendrick popularized? The newest Internet trend is kind of like that, except it involves knives. Thanks, Internet. A 16-year-old Norwegian girl named Hanna Fylling Ellingseter posted a video of her singing a song about trying not to cut off her fingers...
Your Newest Terrifying Internet Trend: 'The Knife Song'

Invasion of the Doppelgängers: Spammers Pose as Journalists and Techies on Twitter

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Fake Cord Jefferson (Screencap: Twitter) Spam accounts are nothing new on Twitter, as anyone who has ever tweeted the words “iPad” or “sex” can attest. But another spam ring has recently cropped up on the platform, and it uses the name cache of prominent journalists, techies and celebrities in an...
Invasion of the Doppelgängers: Spammers Pose as Journalists and Techies on Twitter

Of Course Someone from MIT Introduced '4D Printing' at TED

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EEE! (Photo: screencap) TED is currently underway in Long Beach, California, and really, what better place to introduce a technology like “4D printing,” i.e., “3-D printing where the chunks start separated and intelligently arrange themselves into basically any object.” That’s according to Wired, which reports the technology (developed jointly by Stratasys and MIT’s new...
Of Course Someone from MIT Introduced '4D Printing' at TED
Google Street View Camera Catches Kid Pointing a Gun at It

Terrify Your Friends and Family with a 3D-Printed Fetus of Your New Offspring

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Say hello to the alien passenger in your uterus! (Screencap via) The list of use cases for 3D printing just keeps growing. Making the rounds once more, this time courtesy of the New York Daily News, is an offering from a Japanese company that will sell proud parents-to-be a 3D printed model of their in-womb...
Terrify Your Friends and Family with a 3D-Printed Fetus of Your New Offspring

Is Marissa Mayer Getting Ready for a Silicon Alley Shopping Trip?

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(Screencap from Bloomberg TV) There’s rarely been a shortage of speculation on the future of Foursquare, the New York startup everyone loves and nobody knows how to monetize. Just last month, a story in The Wall Street Journal and had us wondering whether Apple might kick the tires on Dennis...
Is Marissa Mayer Getting Ready for a Silicon Alley Shopping Trip?

Couple provides a private way for partners to stay in touch

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Couple (formerly Pair) is an iOS app from TenthBit. It is currently being featured by Apple in the “Valentine’s Day Apps” section of the App Store front page, and is a free download. Couple is intended to be a private means of communication between two partners in an intimate relationship....
Couple provides a private way for partners to stay in touch

Institutions Notice This Internet Thing, Suddenly Want to Archive It All

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We’ll just leave this here for posterity. (Screencap via the Wayback Machine) The Internet’s history is a precarious thing, as anyone still mourning for GeoCities can tell you. Preservational efforts have been enthusiastic, but haphazard: Google has a substantial chunk of Usenet preserved, and the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine is the Amazon basin...
Institutions Notice This Internet Thing, Suddenly Want to Archive It All

This Japanese Domino's Commercial Just Gave Us 15 New Reasons to Live

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It is rare that you stumble across a commercial that gives you a completely new lease on life. That is what happened when Betabeat first watched a commercial for a new Domino’s app in Japan, featuring a partnership with Hatsune Miku, an anime incarnation of a singing synthesizer app called...
This Japanese Domino's Commercial Just Gave Us 15 New Reasons to Live

eBay Tells Glenn Beck He May Not Auction Off an Obama Statue Floating in Urine

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(Screencap: Ebay) It seems as if poor, poor Glenn Beck is the next sympathetic figure to be punished by eBay’s Machiavellian auction rules. After submerging an Obama statue in what he claimed to be a glass case of his own urine, he decided to auction the piece of “art” off, with proceeds benefitting his...
eBay Tells Glenn Beck He May Not Auction Off an Obama Statue Floating in Urine
Babblr Gets Ready to Relaunch Instant Chat for Tumblr, With More Servers This Time

Pony Up: First Ever Brony Commercial Airs Tonight During Primetime

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(Screencap: YouTube) Tonight is a big night for television. Not only is it the series premiere of Bravo’s much-anticipated Start-Ups: Silicon Valley, but the internet’s favorite fandom is finally getting its own primetime TV commercial. Giddy-up! The Daily Dot reports that The Brony Thank You Fund, a nonprofit that encourages fans of My Little Pony...
Pony Up: First Ever Brony Commercial Airs Tonight During Primetime

Facebook Talked a Professor Into Helping Build a Better Emoticon

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(Photo: screencap) Heedlessly disregarding the bad luck of looking anything like MySpace, Facebook recently added the option of emoticons for status updates. But, according to Popular Science, the social network couldn’t simply use the same smiley faces that’ve done the Internet perfectly good for more than a decade. No, besides the...
Facebook Talked a Professor Into Helping Build a Better Emoticon
'Shove My Face Into a Pile of Ding Dongs,' Begs Hostess-Starved Craigslist Poster
Big Mac-Loving Hackers Strike Again, This Time They Got @Jeep
Cam Girl Films a Porno in Cornell's Engineering Library
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