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GEARDeals: Amazon Offering Verizon’s Samsung Fascinate for $0.01

Just as they did for AT&T’s Galaxy S release, the Samsung Captivate, Amazon.com is offering Verizon’s adaptation of the Android device, the Samsung Fascinate, for only $0.01, yes, one-cent, with a two-year contract. No other strings attached. I ordered a Captivate thorough Amazon when that sale was going on and saved myself a few hundred bucks. The Fascinate is equipped ...

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Google Thinks You’re Naughty: Blacklisted Google Instant Words List

For those of you out there who have adopted the Google Instant lifestyle with open arms, you might have noticed a little catch when searching for a query which might contain such dirty words as “hairy,” “submissive,” and even, dare I say it, “tushy.” These searches require the extra step of a click or a keystroke. This is no accident. ...

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Facebook Explains Yesterday’s Site Outage

Facebook Engineers posted a detailed post on their Facebook page explaining the details about yesterday’s 2.5 hour outage, the worst outage in over four years. Facebook says that, ultimately, the severity of the outage was caused by “an unfortunate handling of an error condition.” Today we made a change to the persistent copy of a configuration value that was interpreted ...

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Watch an Aurora Live, Right From Your Computer

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is doing something special for people who might not be able to witness an Aurora full-on all the way across the sky. The AuroraMAX project allows anyone with an internet connection to witness the Northern Lights as they happen via a live streaming webcam. The AuroraMAX cams starts streaming live at 12 am EST every ...

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Teach Yourself Na’vi

As a native of Pandora, I can assure you that Na’vi isn’t all that hard to learn. Any language is learnable. It just takes dedication. Look at me. I learned English after my trip to Earth in a matter of weeks. Fluently within months. And now? Well now I’m the greatest extraterrestrial blogger on Earth. I jest, of course. Arianna ...

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The 39 Types of People You Will Meet on Twitter and Facebook

I would add something pithy, perhaps a sub-type they missed, but this about sums it up. Oh, wait! And hashtag abusers, you know the ones…. #TCOT #Right #Conservative #Palin. And I just thought of another one – the people who share links in bulk, so a chunk of 8 tweets from the same person will show up in a row, ...

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I’m Pretty Sure You’re Thinking Too Hard…

Look man. Owl City is not the first artist to write a song that doesn’t make lyrical sense. Hell, look at most songs from the past 30 years and tell me how many are meant literally. I can think of only one off hand. Great lyrics don’t have to make sense. In fact, some of the greatest lyrics make no ...

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Things on My Head

YouTube channel thingsonmyhead was made specifically for one sole purpose, a series of videos where one Canadian man puts various objects on his head and stares at the screen for a few minutes, blinking, breathing, balancing, the usual. The variety of objects placed on his head so far include bread, a phone book, a dress shoe and of course, Parmesan ...

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Facebook Has 11,701 Compromised Pages

Feeling secure today? A new report from AVG warns users against social networking sites and the potential for pages that compromise security. Through their research of social networking sites, AVG found 20,000 compromised pages in all, 11,701 of which are on Facebook. YouTube tallied 7,163 compromised pages. “The fact that we found almost 20,000 compromised web pages should make social ...

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Audi Robots Light Up London With Your Messages

Audi has taken over London’s Trafalgar Square for the next week, transforming it into “an interactive message center” called Outrace. Eight giant, industrial robots from Audi’s production line will have LED lights attached to their arms. The robots will use the LEDs to scrawl messages in the air, much to the pleasure of the onlookers. But there is so much ...

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