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Kathy Lee Grills Martin Short About His Dead Wife

Posted 5/31/2012 7:00 am by

How Kathy Lee Gifford ended up as the host of her own hour of The Today Show is kind of a mystery, but I have to admit that checking in on Kathy Lee and co-host Hoda Kotb is kind of like checking in with a daily train wreck starring America’s favorite drunk aunt.  It’s not a good […]

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New Orleans Wins The Anthony Davis Prize, NBA Draft Lottery

Posted 5/31/2012 6:30 am by

One of the NBA’s most woeful franchises is going to get a centerpiece next season.  The New Orleans Hornets, who traded Chris Paul to the LA Clippers earlier this season after a voided trade to LA’s other franchise, have been in terrible shape for years–financially and play-wise.  Well, that might change beginning next season, because […]

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Terrell Owens Gets Booted From The Indoor Football League

Posted 5/30/2012 8:00 am by

How should you feel about a Hall of Fame player whose personal problems derailed his career in spite of his physical skills?  That’s the question of the day concerning one Terrell Owens, better known as T.O.  Terrell Owens, a sure-fire NFL Hall of Famer, was cut by the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League; […]

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iPhone 5 Images Leaked

Posted 5/30/2012 7:30 am by

Apple just can’t keep its devices a secret.  The iPhone 4G was leaked early.  The MacBook was leaked early.  Apple employees lose phones in bars all the time.  There’s just no real way to keep anything secret.  In that spirit, who wants to see what the upcoming iPhone looks like?  Leaked images of the iPhone […]

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Cyberwarfare Heats Up With Flame

Posted 5/30/2012 7:00 am by

When it comes to computer security, no virus is quite as famous as Stuxnet.  Stuxnet is a computer worm long believed to be a cyberwarfare strike against Iranian nuclear capabilities, is definitely a troublesome computer infection, but it’s got nothing on a newly-discovered computer infection believed to be an act of warfare.  On Monday, cyber […]

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Folk Music Legend Doc Watson Dead At 89

Posted 5/30/2012 6:30 am by

This has not been a good year for musical legends.  Charley Louvin is dead; Glen Campbell is retiring due to Alzheimer’s disease; Whitney Houston is dead; even disco is dead, thanks to the deaths of Donna Summer and Robin Gibb.  Joining those ranks is the incredible folk music icon whose pick has been called running […]

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Prepare For Manhattanhenge Tonight

Posted 5/30/2012 6:00 am by

Every year, residents of New York’s most populated borough are treated to a special sight.  Due to the city’s grid alignment, the setting sun falls perfectly between the skyscrapers of the city, creating one of the most unusual views that can be captured in Manhattan.  The phenomenon echoes that of Stonehenge, says astronomer Neil deGrasse […]

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Roger Federer Notches Record 223rd Major Match Win

Posted 5/29/2012 7:30 am by

No matter what happens, Roger Federer keeps showing up and keeps winning.  He’s 30 years old, practically ancient in tennis terms, and has been surpassed by Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic, but Roger Federer continues to rack up wins at Grand Slam tournaments.  For example, at the French Open yesterday, Roger Federer blasted German Tobias […]

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Facebook Recruiting iPhone Developers For Smart Phone

Posted 5/29/2012 7:00 am by

One of the big fears of Facebook founder and billion-dollar man Mark Zuckerberg is irrelevance.  So much of Facebook’s user base is tied into mobile phone providers, yet Zuck doesn’t want Facebook to become just another social tile on the average smartphone dock.  That’s why Facebook has tried to get into the smartphone game, and has […]

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Boxer Paul Williams Paralyzed By Motorcycle Accident

Posted 5/29/2012 6:30 am by

Memorial Day traffic is a terrible thing, and no one knows that more than professional boxer Paul Williams.  One of the most unusual righters in the sport, considering he’s 6’2 and fights at welterweight (147 pounds), Williams has long been a boxing sensation and has struggled routinely to get matchups during his career.  Well, it […]

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Dario Franchitti Claims Indianapolis 500

Posted 5/28/2012 8:00 am by

The best thing you can say about the Indianapolis 500 is that it was very hot.  The day was a staggering 91, one degree short of the record heat from 1937.  Aside from that, it was perfectly sedate, which is great after two-time champion Dan Wheldon died in a massive, terrifying accident at Las Vegas […]

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Naked Man Shot While Eating Someone’s Face

Posted 5/28/2012 7:30 am by

Boston police have said they would tell people about a zombie outbreak, and there are other places with zombie warning signs, but these places aren’t Miami, Florida.  Florida is America’s weirdness capital, and Miami is Florida’s weirdness capital, so it goes without saying that some news that leaks out of that state can be disturbing. […]

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New Orleans’ Times-Picayune To Drop To 3 Issues A Week

Posted 5/25/2012 7:00 am by

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and NOLA.com did a wonderful job in updating the outside world about the conditions in their city, and have further kept going in bringing the city back together in the wake of the hurricane.  Unfortunately, this is a “what have […]

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Couple Photobombed By Tornado

Posted 5/25/2012 6:45 am by

In Harper, Missouri, tornadoes are a way of life.  The city is located within Tornado Alley, so the twister is not a foreign phenomenon.  However, most people don’t invite tornadoes to their wedding.  Caleb and Candra Pence are not most people.  As you can clearly see, a massive twister is a special guest at their […]

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Blizzard’s Diablo III Is The Fastest-Selling Computer Game Ever

Posted 5/24/2012 7:30 am by

Just when you thought the news couldn’t get any better for the combined monolith of Activision-Blizzard, they drop the long-awaited, much-wanted Diablo III.  It was a very successful launch for Blizzard, improving on the history of the Diablo franchise.  How successful was it?  Blizzard estimates 4.7 million copies of Diablo III were active within the […]

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HP To Cut 27,000 Jobs

Posted 5/24/2012 7:00 am by

Hewlett-Packard is one of the world’s largest companies, and as such, they are not immune to mistakes.  Given their current revolving door at CEO, it’s no wonder the company has been making some bad decisions.  Paying too much money for Palm, killing the TouchPad, and generally just making mistakes left and right due to not […]

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Big Bang’s Jim Parsons Comes Out As Gay

Posted 5/24/2012 6:45 am by

Golden Globes winner Jim Parsons, best known as Sheldon Cooper from the hit television sitcom The Big Bang Theory, has made a very public announcement.  Or rather, he did it in a very subtle way.  In a recent New York Times piece discussing his role in the Broadway version of Harvey, the writer references the […]

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Facebook IPO Facing Potential Legal Trouble

Posted 5/23/2012 8:00 am by

Facebook’s IPO has been an incredible windfall for its founders, and a huge flop for investors.  Since the massive IPO late last week, the stock price has collapsed.  There are concerns over ad sales, revenues in general, and now, there are allegations of insider trading after people have alleged that Morgan Stanley warned favored investors […]

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Musical Google Doodle Honors Bob Moog

Posted 5/23/2012 7:30 am by

I’m not going to pretend that I understand the thing that Bob Moog invented and perfected in the 1950’s and 60’s, but it is an awesome machine.  Dr. Robert Moog, AKA Bob, passed away in 2005 but Google is honoring his legacy with an awesome musical Google Doodle that recreates the complexity and possibilities of […]

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The Great Gatsby Trailer Is… Great

Posted 5/23/2012 7:00 am by

Leonardo DiCaprio and Baz Luhrmann are two crowd-pleasing forces when separate, but when you combine them you get star-making.  Their 1996 team-up Romeo + Juliet made stars out of DiCaprio and Claire Danes, and since then both have gone on to some pretty big things.  Well, they’re reuniting for a big budget, flashy version of […]

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Donald Driver, Super Bowl Winner And Dancing With The Stars Champion

Posted 5/23/2012 6:30 am by

Never let it be said that football players aren’t competitive in everything they do.  Consider Donald Driver, who won a Super Bowl last season before heading to the dance floor as part of the 14th cast of Dancing With The Stars.  He came, he saw, and he blew everyone away.  Donald Driver is Dancing With The […]

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Woman Blames Car Accident On Eclipse

Posted 5/22/2012 8:00 am by

Solar eclipses are very rare, but they probably should be used as an excuse for a car accident.  Then again, if you saw the sun disappearing, you might freak out a little bit.  A 26-year-old San Bernadino, California, woman blames the recent solar eclipse on a car accident in which she hit a woman and […]

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Yahoo To Sell Half Of Alibaba For $7.1 Billion Dollars

Posted 5/22/2012 7:30 am by

Yahoo has made a whole lot of mistakes in recent years.  Since ousting founder Jerry Yang in 2008 as CEO, the company has had five bosses.  Their most recent CEO was fired over his inaccurate resume and false credentials.  They’ve lost so much of their market share to Google, have been the target of multiple […]

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Stan Van Gundy Out As Orlando Magic Head Coach

Posted 5/22/2012 7:00 am by

The Orlando Magic really want to keep Dwight Howard after this season.  Dwight Howard, slam dunk champion,  is one of the best centers in the NBA and that’s a hard thing to come by these days.  Orlando knows they have to do something big to convince Howard to resign with their team, and they’ve done […]

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Google Chrome Is The Most-Used Browser In The World

Posted 5/22/2012 6:30 am by

The launch of Google Chrome has really changed the web browser landscape.  Thanks in no small part to its great speed, Google Chrome has gone from nothing to being incredibly popular.  Just how popular?  Google Chrome has passed Internet Explorer to become the most-used browser in the world, according to StatCounter’s page views metric.  Google […]

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SpaceX Rocket A Last-Second Scrub

Posted 5/21/2012 6:45 am by

It was as dramatic as the closing sequence of any James Bond movie.  The clock was counting down–5, 4, 3, 2, 1–and at the last second, everything ground to a halt.  It wasn’t some evil plot that was stopped, but a good plot.  Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, a pioneer in commercial space flight, was scheduled […]

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Van Halen Postpones 31 Concert Dates

Posted 5/18/2012 7:00 am by

Van Halen’s tour in support of their first new album with David Lee Roth in nearly 30 years, A Different Kind of Truth, has been really successful.  However, it hasn’t been without its problems.  Some of those problems have resurfaced, apparently, though the band isn’t talking about what’s going on.  After their June 26 show […]

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Sketchers Sued For $40 Million Over Fake Toning Shoes

Posted 5/17/2012 7:00 am by

At one point, the toning shoe was a fad that you could not get away from.  It was a basic sneaker with an odd-shaped sole that was supposedly designed to help the wearer burn more calories and tone up while doing essentially nothing to add to their fitness level.  As it turns out, just walking […]

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Avoid Sunscreen With Harmful Chemicals This Summer

Posted 5/16/2012 7:30 am by

When it comes to sun protection, humans can’t slather ourselves in mud to preserve our tender skin from the burning rays of the sun, so every year, the Environmental Working Group puts together a list of the safest possible sunscreens.  While the FDA has approved sunscreen additives like oxybenzone (since 1978) and retinal palmitate, the […]

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General Motors Pulls Ads From Facebook

Posted 5/16/2012 7:00 am by

General Motors is an incredible rebound story, from getting government bailouts to returning to profitability in a very short time.  Part of GM’s prowess is their dedication to advertising.  General Motors is the third-largest advertiser in the United States, spending a staggering $1.8 billion dollars per year on ads.  That’s an incredible amount, but there’s […]

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