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Heartsy Guarantees You Will Probably Be Broke in 10 Days

Please, Internet, just take our money. No, no, we insist. As we know all too well, group coupon programs have already made a significant dent in the nation's wallets. ("I know that heights terrify me, but what if I change my mind and decide I really do want to go sky-diving? Crap. I should probab...

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Professors May Gain Some Props for Tweeting

LOL captain! My captain! A sociable and "human" Twitter account may be a fast way to inculcate young minds, according to a new study in Learning, Media, and Technology. Hoping to give some advice to the many befuddled professors attempting to craft public social media personae, the study set out to ...

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New York Times Drops Paywall Subscriptions to $0.99... For Now

With its paywall rolling out in the U.S. this afternoon, the New York Times is attempting to sweeten the deal with $0.99 subscriptions for the first four weeks of subscription. (Why, that's a 97-percent savings!) The Times is obviously doing this out of the goodness of its heart, and the sale cer...

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The Biebs's 'Baby' Dominates YouTube With 500 Million Views

Oh, Justin Bieber. How did the Internet even cope before you were around? His music video for 'Baby' just surpassed 500 million views, making it the most viewed video in YouTube history. But with 1.1 million "dislikes," the video also, and ever so slightly, edges out Rebecca Black's 'Friday' f...

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Voice-Controlled Game 'Pah!' Guarantees You'll Be the Most Obnoxious Subway Rider

Aahhhh. Pah! Pah! Aaahhhh. What's that you ask? Oh, nothing -- just the dulcet tones of the most annoying video game ever created. A tall claim, what with all the Zynga choices out there, but we really do think this one's got it in the bag. This Lucky7 Labs iPhone game is voice-controlled; "aa...

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MySpace, Apparently Still Around, Loses 10 Million Users in Month

MySpace -- wait, what? yes -- lost more than 10 million users in a matter of weeks. ComScore reported the drop came in a single month, between January and February. The fall follows a larger trend; the social network has bled some 50 million users in the last year. The timing has a bit of chic...

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Starz Follows Suit, Withholds From Netflix

Oh Starz, you saucy minx. Just days after Showtime announced some pretty dispiriting caps on Netflix content, Starz has announced similar intentions. Starting April 1st, a 90-day delay will be applied to all original shows and movies that are currently airing. Starz says that older shows and movi...

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Fake Rahm Emanuel Tweets To Be Published IRL

Ordinarily, we're not crazy about Twitter accounts (or Tumblrs, or blogs) getting book deals. It's a little too IRL for us; plus, maybe, we're kinda jealous. But we're nothing but thrilled for @MayorEmanuel, which landed a deal with Scribner to release a book this summer. In case you don't rem...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet To Support Android Apps

There's probably never going to be a tablet that unseats the iPad, just as there never was an iPhone killer or a serious iPod competitor. But that doesn't mean that some companies won't make great products and fantastic business decisions. Case in point is RIM, which yesterday announced that the ...

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This Robotic Octopus Tentacle Will Haunt Your Dreams

Oh science, why are you going there? Haven't you seen the movies? Don't you know what your insatiable thirst for knowledge is bound to wreak? Hapless roboticists at Reading University are working on building a robot octopus that will move, react and grasp objects just like an actual octopus. S...

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