Friday, October 19, 2012

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Photo Challenge: How Are You Gaining Momentum?
Thursday, October 18, 2012 11:36 PM
People around the world were thrilled by Felix Baumgartner's space jump this week. We watched in awe as he set a new record for skydiving, launching himself from the stratosphere and landing safely in New Mexico. His actions have already inspired...

Watch Will Ferrell's Weird Beer Ads That Only Air in Sweden [VIDEO]
Thursday, October 18, 2012 7:46 PM
Will Ferrell is one offbeat dude -- we've known that for some time. But these Swedish television ads for Old Milwaukee beer only burnish his bizarre legend. Funny Or Die shared the ad embedded above on Facebook on Thursday, writing: "Sweden's...

Facebook Invites Press to Gifts Event in NYC Nov. 1
Thursday, October 18, 2012 6:42 PM
Facebook sent an invitation to members of the press late Thursday for an event scheduled in New York City to "come see what's new with Facebook Gifts." The invitation -- which also includes the words "You = Invited" in front of a grey-scale...

15 Monthly Subscription Boxes Shipping Essentials to Your Door
Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:47 PM
In our fast-paced world, sometimes there just isn't enough time to pick up toothpaste, razors or soap between work, school and social events. Here's where snail mail can actually save you time and help you catch up with your growing to-do list....

YouTube Goes Down But Server Error Gets Fixed Quickly
Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:27 PM
Servers at YouTube failed Thursday afternoon, making the website and its videos across the web temporarily unavailable. The downtime sent people into a panic between 4 p.m. ET and 4:30 p.m. ET. The site is now back up, but "YouTube Goes Down" is...

Can You Be a Good Parent Without Tech?
Thursday, October 18, 2012 2:12 PM
This morning on a crowded commuter train into work in New York City, I witnessed the most incredible experience. A mother was able to soothe and quiet her screaming toddler without the use of technology of any kind. I was kind of amazed. Usually...

Google Unveils New Ultra-Slim Samsung Chromebook for $249
Thursday, October 18, 2012 1:57 PM
Google announced on Thursday a new budget Samsung Chromebook laptop, dubbed as "the computer for everyone." The 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook -- priced at $249 and available for pre-order now from Amazon, Best Buy and other retailers -- aims to be...

Disney's First Latina Princess Draws Criticism on Twitter
Thursday, October 18, 2012 1:22 PM
Disney's first Latina princess, Sofia, will make her TV debut Nov. 18. Although we've known about the movie for a while, Disney has recently confirmed her ethnicity. The revelation has sparked some positive reactions on Twitter, but it has also...

Check Out These Well-Known Logos Rendered in Comic Sans
Thursday, October 18, 2012 12:22 PM
Comic Sans. It's the Internet Explorer of fonts. It's not often that a typeface prompts a movement, but since 1999, there has been a mobilization to "Ban Comic Sans." Since then, the font has been scorned by the masses, who take issue with its...

10 Spooky Cyberattacks in 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC]
Thursday, October 18, 2012 11:52 AM
It's been a chilling year so far for web and mobile security. Cybercriminals continue to think of clever and sneaky ways to strip millions of consumers of credit card information and personal data, thanks largely in part to malicious links,...

Twitter Blocks Neo-Nazis Following German Police Request
Thursday, October 18, 2012 11:37 AM
Twitter has banned a neo-Nazi account in Germany on the request of local law enforcement. It's the first time Twitter's ever done so: The micro-blog has had the ability to block accounts in single countries since January, but has not used the...

Orchestra Surprises Shoppers With Star Wars Flash Mob [VIDEO]
Thursday, October 18, 2012 10:53 AM
The Force is strong with this orchestrated impromptu performance. The WDR Symphony Orchestra organized a flash mob fit for nerds at the Wallraf Square in Cologne, Germany. The performance starts with just a conductor and a trumpet player, then...

Nokia's $755 Million Q3 Loss and Two Other Stories You Need to Know
Thursday, October 18, 2012 10:01 AM
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world. Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories. Nokia Reports $755 Million Loss in Q3 2012...

CNN Uses Zite Technology to Power New 'Trends' Section
Thursday, October 18, 2012 10:01 AM
When the personalized tablet news aggregator Zite was acquired by CNN in August 2011, it seemed like every startup's dream come true: a nice payday and more resources to continue building its innovative iPad app. Now CNN is getting something back...

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