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Gas Prices Skyrocket! Obama: Let’s Try Algae

Across the country Americans are paying more at the pump.  A Los Angeles station raised the price ten cents while the reporter was on television.  In Cleveland the price at the pump jumped over 40 cents per gallon in just the past week! Places in Florida are now charging over $5.00 per gallon.  These costs are having a significant impact ...

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Going Viral: When Ordinary People Become Heroes

The latest “viral” video making the rounds on the internet is of a very fed up father taking out his frustration on his daughter’s computer to teach her a lesson. Not only is it making the rounds online, it is actually being reported on the news. Where I come from, this is not really a news story, it is simply ...

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Embracing Technology, Obama To Host Google+ Hang Out Today

When Google launched it’s “Google Plus” – a social network – one of the key features was a “Hang Out”.  A “Hang Out” is where users can interact and communicate with multiple friends and people in a video conference style setting. Today at 5:30 ET, President Obama will be hosting a Google+ Hang Out town hall meeting.  The President is ...

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Twensored? – #TwitterBlackout Tomorrow In Support Of Free Speech

WHY ARE USERS PLANNING A TWITTER BLACKOUT (#TwitterBlackout) ON JAN. 28th? Including CDN’s own TJ Thompson (@_TJThompson) , Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl), and Rich Mitchell (@CDNnow) Twitter has been the backbone of revolutions, regime change, and much more.  The ability to spread information around the world in an instant has changed the way people disseminate vital information.  The free flow of ...

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Hacktivist group Anonymous changes mind

In recent videos by the hacker group “Anonymous”, threats were leveled at web sites owned by the likes of Facebook, the U.N. and several banks if the file sharing site MegaUpload.com was not restored. Now the group says that the announcements were only to raise awareness and that no attacks will occur, but that #opglobalblackout (operation global blackout) is still ...

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Hacker group Anonymous to target Facebook on Jan 28th

In a plea to have Americans join in the Anonymous cause, the hacker group has requested that computer users show solidarity with them by participating in a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack upon Facebook.com on the 28th. The attack requires that anyone that wants to participate install a specific malevolent tool and aim them at the social networking site ...

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Hacker group "Anonymous" to hold internet, banks, UN hostage [Video]

Tens of millions of Americans may feel the wrath of the infamous hacker group “Anonymous” as they threaten phase one of  “Operation Global Blackout” over the recent shutdown of file sharing site MegaUpload.com. The video states that Anonymous has gained access to servers at several banks, the U.N., Microsoft’s XBoxLive, Playstation Networ, Facebook, Twitter and more. While the video makes ...

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Facebook, The New Timeline, and How It Affects Your Newsfeed

Things are forever changing in the Social Media world. Twitter has had recent updates and changes, Google recently announced the G+1, Facebook now has the Timeline, and Lego has announced they are jumping in the Social Media arena. To go along with Facebook’s new Timeline format, they have introduced 60+ new apps to enhance your online socializing experience and some new friends for the “like” button as well. ...

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SOPA wasn't the problem

Earlier this week, several popular web sites either blacked themselves out or displayed messages to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).  Apparently Congress got the message and the bill isn’t going to pass – which is a good thing.  But in the end, it’s not going to mean much because SOPA isn’t really the problem – it’s only a symptom. ...

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More Financial Difficulties in Solar Industry

Another solar panel company has laid off half of its workforce after receiving millions of tax dollars in the form of loans, grants, and tax credits. The company was lauded by VP Joe Biden, U S Secretary of labor Hilda Solis, and former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland as being a “model of innovation and success”. The company had 80 employees ...

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Keystone XL Pipeline Nixed By Obama Administration

According to reports out today, the Obama administration will reject TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline. The company will be allowed to file a revised route that avoids an environmentally sensitive area in Nebraska, according to people familiar with the decision. The decision is expected to be officially announced today by the State Department. The project, which crosses six ...

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iPhone 4S is helping Apple close the gap on Android

Although Apple’s iOS has gained back losses in the most recent quarter, when it comes to smartphone operating systems, Android still owns the U.S. market. This is according to research conducted by Nielsen. According to Nielsen, Apple’s high-profile launch of the  iPhone 4S in the Fall had an enormous impact on the balance of smartphone owners who chose an Apple iPhone. ...

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Zappos.com is victim of cyber attack

Zappos.com, an online shoe store owned by Amazon.com, was the victim of a cyber attacks which resulted in the compromise of account information for 24 million customers. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, in a letter sent to the company’s affected customers, said names, e-mail addresses, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers, the last four digits of their credit card numbers, and ...

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Why people put a period before replies in twitter

After a recent change at twitter, those who use the micro-blogging technology are changing their behavior by adding a period before any replies (@<twitter-name responses). Why the extra punctuation – and more importantly, why waste one more precious character? Even worse.. don’t periods go at the end of the sentence? No, it’s not some new latin language thing, like the ...

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First of NASA's Two GRAIL Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Moon

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The first of two NASA spacecraft to study the moon in unprecedented detail has entered lunar orbit. NASA’s Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)-A spacecraft successfully completed its planned main engine burn at 2 p.m. PST (5 p.m. EST) today. As of 3 p.m. PST (6 p.m. EST), GRAIL-A is in a 56-mile (90-kilometer) by 5,197-mile (8,363-kilometer) orbit around ...

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