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Rugby Social Media Chief Was Fired For Cursing Out Facebook Fans

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If you want to keep your job as a company's social media chief, you probably shouldn't go around insulting and cussing out said company's Facebook fans on your not-so-private profile. Holleh Nowrouz, a 26-year-old who ran the social media for the struggling Sale Shark rugby team, learned this obvious lesson...
Rugby Social Media Chief Was Fired For Cursing Out Facebook Fans
The Funniest Tweets About The PRISM Government Spying Scandal

Broken Xbox 360

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Broken Xbox 360 is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedEvery weekday, I ride my Gazelle for 45 minutes. This helps me get my muscles moving and helps to keep me healthy. While I’m “working out” on the...
Broken Xbox 360

Lucky numbers: Should you get a 7 or a 10 inch tablet?

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For as long as tablets have been a thing, the devices have ranged across a spectrum of sizes, from a too-massive 13 inches down to a dubious not-quite-sure-if-this-is-a-tablet 5 inches. Most manufacturers aren't even ashamed of the fractional inches attached to the screen size, to the point that such fractionals...
Lucky numbers: Should you get a 7 or a 10 inch tablet?
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Blizzard struggles to hold the MMO throne with Mists of Pandaria beta

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"I hold a flame in my hand," says Master Shang Xi, a bipedal, anthropomorphic panda in a blue ceremonial dress and sedge hat, surrounded by dozens of sparring pandas practicing their martial art. "Gather your wits, and when you think you are ready, attempt to snatch the flame." It's...
Blizzard struggles to hold the MMO throne with Mists of Pandaria beta
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OKCupid Introduces Crazy Blind Date App For Quick Matching

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Forget the online chatting--OKCupid has someone for you to date nearby. Ready to forget about the awkward messaging, poking, and sizing up that goes on between possible matches on online dating sites before actual meeting? The popular online dating site OKCupid introduced a new app called Crazy Blind Date...
OKCupid Introduces Crazy Blind Date App For Quick Matching

Can Spotify Predict The Grammys?

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The favorite music-streaming site pits its wits, and its analytics, against the music industry. Spotify is trying its hand at predicting the Grammys. It thinks Gotye will win Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group with "Somebody That I Used To Know", Mumford & Sons' "Babel" will win...
Can Spotify Predict The Grammys?

Mitt Romney’s iPhone App Exhorts Users to Believe in a Better ‘Amercia’

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It’s the kind of mistake that’s irresistible to social media wits: an iPhone app for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign misspells the word America. The app lets users take photos and it currently superimposes the legend “A Better Amercia (sic)” over them. While the Romney campaign is seeking to have the...
Mitt Romney’s iPhone App Exhorts Users to Believe in a Better ‘Amercia’

Donald J. Sobol, Creator Of Encyclopedia Brown, Dead At 87

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Donald J. Sobol, author of the acclaimed Encyclopedia Brown series of children’s mystery books, died last Wednesday of natural causes. He was 87. The author released his first book in 1963 after receiving dozens of rejections. The series went on to sell millions of copies around the world and helped...
Donald J. Sobol, Creator Of Encyclopedia Brown, Dead At 87

GigaOm's Structure Europe Conference Will Dive Deep Into The Cloud

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We don’t often try to get the word out about conferences put on by other blogs here at TechCrunch, but we’re about to. Because reasons. Namely: 1) We, as TechCrunch, will probably never ever ever, ever ever host a European cloud-computing conference and someone sure as heck needs to. 2)...
GigaOm's Structure Europe Conference Will Dive Deep Into The Cloud

Dwolla Raises $5 Million From Union Square Ventures To Continue Building Its (Nearly) Fee-Free Payment Network

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Credit card fees really add up.  Ben Milne's business was losing $55,000 per year to them, so he created Dwolla to side step the charges altogether. Dwolla is a 17-person startup that is creating a nearly fee-free payment network.  Credit cards and PayPal charge merchants between 3 and 5%...
Dwolla Raises $5 Million From Union Square Ventures To Continue Building Its (Nearly) Fee-Free Payment Network

The Walking Dead – review

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Xbox, PS3, Steam, Telltale Games, cert: TBA, out nowRobert Kirkman's The Walking Dead has been a slow-burn success story. From cult comic book to popular TV series, it was only a matter of time before the games industry came calling. Thankfully, Kirkman chose to spare the world another generic zombie...
The Walking Dead – review

Supermoon makes photographers go crazy

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Perigee moon appears 14% bigger and 30% brighter as planet passes closer to EarthWith much of the UK swaddled in the traditional bank holiday blanket of rain and even snow clouds, it wasn't the greatest sky watching weekend. However, those fortunate enough to be under clear skies in many countries...
Supermoon makes photographers go crazy

In Crosswords, It's Man Over Machine, for Now

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Score one for humans and their subtle, quirky, pattern-matching brains. Dr. Fill, an impressive crossword puzzle-solving computer program, matched its digital wits against 600 of the nation's best human solvers. The computer program finished 141st....
In Crosswords, It's Man Over Machine, for Now

ThinkGeek's USB Portal Sentry Turret Will Protect Your Desk, Cake

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Chell is standing at the edge of an bottomless pit. She sighs deeply and stares longingly across the void to the immense energy shield. She hoped there is an exit over there. Exit is a funny term, she thought. Though an exit from this room, the door is also an...
ThinkGeek's USB Portal Sentry Turret Will Protect Your Desk, Cake

Experimental game dev AI launches first official game, free for the holidays

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"Angelina" is the brainchild of Imperial College London computer science PhD student Michael Cook, and it's just helped craft its first official game release: A Puzzling Present. You read that correctly -- a computer AI helped to develop, test, and produce a full on video game (which was subsequently...
Experimental game dev AI launches first official game, free for the holidays
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Zombie MMO The War Z removed from Steam, accused of fraud

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The premise is a good one, if a little familiar: you're randomly thrown into the wilderness with nothing but a flashlight, a granola bar and your wits. Survive the zombie apocalypse. However, it isn't zombies that developer Hammerpoint Interactive needs to worry about; they need to fear their players....
Zombie MMO The War Z removed from Steam, accused of fraud

Dead Space 3 - review

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PC, PS3, Xbox 360; £39.99; Electronic Arts; 18+If H.P. Lovecraft was right and the greatest type of fear is fear of the unknown, then it stands to reason that any horror franchise faces problems when it hits its third iteration. Once a horror series can lay claim to a fan...
Dead Space 3 - review

Pocket Factory: It’s a Dirty Job, but Someone’s Got to Do It, Dispatch #2

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Products! Products! Products! Such is the thought flooding my head as we move into our fourth hour at the Victoria flea market without selling a gosh-darn thing. Our printers are cranking away merrily, we’ve got a crowd hovering around, captivated, and Bilal, Ilan, and I are chatting up the...
Pocket Factory: It’s a Dirty Job, but Someone’s Got to Do It, Dispatch #2

Watch: Nike's new Flyknit Lunar1+ running shoes can be steam-fitted in-store

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London was at the centre of attention last summer, as Olympians the world over descended upon the UK capital to pit their wits against each other in the quest for gold. If you watched any of the track-and-field events, you probably noticed the neon yellow-green footwear donned by many of...
Watch: Nike's new Flyknit Lunar1+ running shoes can be steam-fitted in-store

The Onion News Network Eviscerates Kickstarter as Home to ‘Panhandlers’

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Ouch. (Photo: Screencap) For every snazzy hardware idea and genuinely inspiring artistic project, there’s also a whole lot of crap clogging up crowdfunding sites. This has not escaped the attention of the acerbic wits at the Onion News Network. And so the site’s latest video turns its knives on Kickstarter,...
The Onion News Network Eviscerates Kickstarter as Home to ‘Panhandlers’

As Sinofsky departs Microsoft, the wits flood Twitter

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Once news began spreading that Microsoft's Windows chief was heading for greener pastures, the wags weighed in. [Read more]...
As Sinofsky departs Microsoft, the wits flood Twitter

AngelList’s Week-Long Hackathon Gives A Glimpse Of What’s Next For The Company

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AngelList, the community for startup founders and the investors who love them (and who want to show their love with hugs made of money), just had me over to their headquarters to witness the tail-end of a week-long battle. For the past 7 days, the company’s engineers have been...
AngelList’s Week-Long Hackathon Gives A Glimpse Of What’s Next For The Company

The Google+ redesign was fine by me, until I clicked the “Explore” button

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So it’s been a little over a week since Google+ unleashed its brand new redesign on us and so far I’m a fan. That is, until I clicked the Explore button. I’ll get to that in a minute. Much has been talked about regarding the extra white space on the...
The Google+ redesign was fine by me, until I clicked the “Explore” button
New OKCupid app matches users based on 'words and wits', not body parts

Five ways to make theatre-going more enjoyable

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It's high time we dragged theatres into the 21st century by introducing some long-overdue changesLast week, I suffered an unwelcome theatrical first. In 16 years as the Observer's theatre critic, I have never disturbed a performance with an electronic device. Until now. Worse, the disruption occurred during a one-woman show. Of...
Five ways to make theatre-going more enjoyable

Opera Mobile 12.1 for Android launches with new fraud detection feature, improved Web standards support

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Always improving its mobile software to bridge the divide between the desktop and mobile, Opera Software has pushed live Opera Mobile 12.1 for Android, bringing with it a new fraud detection system and improved Web standards support. Operating as a more powerful and feature-rich version of Opera’s data-saving Mini browser,...
Opera Mobile 12.1 for Android launches with new fraud detection feature, improved Web standards support
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