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Thursday, June 21, 2012

20 Close-Up Photos of Texture You Can Almost Feel
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:27 PM
Texture represents an object's feel or consistency. You can feel the glossy texture of your computer keys or the slick condensation of a glass of water. But take a look at these 20 photos. You can see texture, too. From the stickiness of an old...



Larry Ellison Buys Sixth Largest Hawaiian Island
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:06 PM
Pop quiz: what are you going to buy when you become a billionaire? For many of us, the hypothetical answer is "an island." For Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison, however, that's no hypothetical. He just bought an island (well, 98% of one)....



Internet Gives Harassed Bus Monitor a $80,000 Vacation [UPDATED]
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 4:54 PM
Karen Klein, the bus monitor who was verbally abused in Greece, N.Y. by the group of 12- to 15-year-olds she was supervising, is about to go on one heck of a great vacation. An indiegogo fundraiser in her name has pulled in more than $80,000 to...



Get Your Kid's Attention With Social Media [COMIC]
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:51 PM
Facebook might be fair game, but Twitter is off-limits for stalker moms. Unfortunately, you'll never really know if she's lurking in the shadows behind your public profile. SEE ALSO: The First Rule of Facebook Stalking [COMIC] @MistookMistake's...



Internet Strikes Back After Bus Monitor Harassed
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:34 PM
On June 19, a video went viral on YouTube of a group of 12-15-year-old children verbally abusing a 69-year-old bus monitor in Greece, N.Y. named Karen Klein. Storify user Ben Doernberg has documented the overwhelming response to the video on...



Pedobear Arrives at Sandusky Trial
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:08 PM
Pedobear, an Internet meme that became popular through the imageboard 4chan, has arrived at the trial of Jerry Sandusky. Pedobear -- a mash-up of the words "pedophilia" and "bear" -- is a depiction the Internet has used to mock and condemn...



Watch Microsoft Surface's First Public Fail [VIDEO]
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 1:50 PM
Poor Steven Sinofsky. The president of Microsoft's Windows division was one of the main presenters at Monday's unveiling of the Microsoft Surface tablet in Los Angeles, and every tech presenter's nightmare had to happen to him live on stage. The...



Pixar Releases 4 'Monsters University' Teasers [VIDEO]
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:46 PM
As Pixar and Disney prepare to unleash Brave on the world, the studio is giving fans not one but four new teasers for Monsters University . Leave it to Pixar to take full advantage of its ultra-nostalgic audience. We ate it up with Toy Story 3,...



Jordan Knight Sings the Old Navy Catalog [VIDEO]
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 11:49 AM
It looks like a Saturday Night Live sketch, but this is an actual ad for Old Navy. Then again, who can tell the difference these days? In the ad, New Kid On the Block, Jordan Knight, sings the retailer's summer catalog, with ditties about cargo...



Mars Wind May Cause Giant Sand Avalanches
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 10:10 AM
Wind on Mars may have triggered avalanches on the Red Planet's dunes, ones 100 times larger than anything on Earth, researchers say. Traces of sand avalanches are apparent in the north polar sand sea of Mars, one of the largest sand seas in the...



George Takei Fans Flatter Him Into Joining Google+
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:53 AM
Actor George Takei is known for his highly active social media presence, which might now include Google+. Fans on the platform flattered Takei after making the hashtag #TakeiTuesday trend for 24 hours, eventually earning the number two spot on...



Pac-Man Comes Alive in Stunning 3D Street Art [PICS]
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:28 AM
A street in Venlo, The Netherlands, recently got a taste of the Pac-Man universe when artist Leon Keer painted pavement with the game's iconic yellow character, maze, ghostly enemies, power pellets and Pac-dots. "The 3D Pac-Man piece I made is to...



Facebook Names the Most-Social Landmarks in the World [INFOGRAPHIC]
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:28 AM
Planning to check in at New York's American Museum of Natural History or Rome's Trevi Fountain this summer? You're not alone. Facebook has pored over its check-in data and isolated the "most-social" spots in 25 cities. Among the patterns that...



LLC: Which Flavor Is Right for Your Company?
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 8:55 AM
The Limited Liability Company (LLC) has become a hot business structure in the startup world. Savvy small business owners often opt for this structure over a traditional corporation, as the LLC offers personal liability protection without the red...



How Augmented Reality Is Shaping the Future of Retail
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 8:42 AM
What's the future of retail, and how far away is it? Turns out that in the next couple of years, customers will be able to try on clothes and products at home with no shipping required. Technology will allow shoppers to virtually wear garments --...



 
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