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from http://mashable.com/ 644 days ago

The annual Leonid meteor shower reaches its peak this week and may get a boost from a moonless weekend sky. The actual peak of the 2012 Leonid meteor shower is on Saturday (Nov. 17) at 3 a.m. EST, but, like all meteor showers, the celestial fireworks display will be visible ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 644 days ago

This is really weird. Maybe it can be an Olympic sport someday? Meet the world's fastest man on four limbs and watch him break his own record here. More About: Sports, Watercooler

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from http://mashable.com/ 644 days ago

Ben & Jerry's is jumping on Instagram-mania with a promotion that challenges fans to take photos that capture "euphoria." The winning photos will be featured in B&J ads in that person's neighborhood. To enter, fans have to tag #captureeuphoria to their Instagram photos. The subject of the photos is vaguely ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 644 days ago

kitten livestream. Kitten Livestream. KITTEN LIVESTREAM. Scratch away a ho-hum day by tuning into a live video stream of adorable fuzzballs. The stream features the playful -- and sleepy -- antics of the Spice Kittens, a whiskered clowder of cuteness currently living in foster care. SEE ALSO: 10 Cute Vintage ...

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Google's smartphone app team Niantic Labs has released a new multi-player gaming platform that turns your real-world location into a virtual world. Called Ingress -- which is available for free download on Android via Google Play -- the app is based around the premise that a strange energy has been ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 644 days ago

The high-level executive exits just keep coming for Zynga. Today’s departure is Mike Gupta, the financial executive who has served as Zynga’s Treasurer since last year. He’ll be taking on a new role at Twitter as its vice president of corporate finance and treasurer. The news was first reported by ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 644 days ago

Close your eyes and think about the city of Malaga in Spain. You’re transported to another time and place: cobblestone streets, mediterranean architecture, and locals sipping fine wine. It’s not necessarily the epicenter of hi-tech, and entrepreneurship. But IBM, with its Smarter Cities Challenge, selected Malaga this year as one ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 644 days ago

If you’re like many managers, you yearn for a simple “dashboard” that can tell you everything you need to know about your business at a glance. Well, you can stop yearning and start earning. Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has a surprising solution, and it’s called the Windows 8 Start ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 644 days ago

Slow. Kludgey. Expensive. This is how HP PC head Todd Bradley describes Microsoft’s Surface tablet, which he isn’t too crazy about. “Holistically, the press has made a bigger deal out of Surface than what the world has chosen to believe,” Bradley said in an interview with Citeworld. These are some ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 644 days ago

First there was voguing, now there's smizing. Media maven Tyra Banks has coined what may be the newest modeling craze of the decade. Smizing -- to smile with one's eyes -- is a speciality of the supermodel-turned-talk-show-host, and her hit reality show America's Next Top Model brought the fashion insider ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 644 days ago

Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is an EIR with Javelin Venture Partners and has been a contributor to TechCrunch since January 2011. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. “In the Studio” welcomes an engineer, originally from India, who came to the U.S., earned an MBA, worked stints as a ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 644 days ago

Short Version Geek parents will get a huge kick out of the Solder:Time watch kit from Spikenzie Labs. It’s a cute kit that contains all the parts you need to make a large, readable LED watch. Just grab a soldering iron on Christmas Day and get cracking. Long Version Features: ...

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Facebook disputes charges by billionaire Mark Cuban and some others who claim that the social network is deliberately suppressing brands' posts to milk them for ad money. However, a third-party report claims that posts by Pages with more than 1 million fans reach about one-third the number of fans, on ...

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The Internet has been creating celebrity for years -- from Justin Bieber to the "I Like Turtles" kid. But more people than ever flocked to online communities in 2012, and the opportunity for fame increased exponentially. Some of this year's discovery was pushed by the media, but much of it ...

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Flipboard is expanding its catalog of media offerings. In addition to news, magazine, audio and video content, the so-called "social magazine" for iOS devices now has a section for books -- specifically, Apple's 1.5 million iBooks. The books section includes an array of genres, including fiction, biographies and travel guides, ...

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