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Microsoft and Sony battle again with Kinect and Move

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After Nintendo threw a fireball into the video game industry with the Wii, Sony and Microsoft each asked the same question. And came to different answers. “Can we do this without controllers and buttons?” Or, perhaps more precisely, “Can we do what we want to do without controllers and buttons?” Sony decided the answer was [...] [Read More]
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Sesame Street does ‘An App for That’

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Apple recently was granted a trademark on “there’s an app for that,” the catchphrase used in its iPhone commercials. Indeed, the line has been cropping up everywhere, to the point that it has reached official cliche status. Want proof? “There’s a app for that” yields about 849,000 results in a Google search. Now, Sesame Street [...] [Read More]
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Tea Party in Election 2010: A more potent brew in red states

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The Tea Party movement served up a strong brew in red states, while in swing states it wasn’t everybody’s cup of … whatever. In Senator-elect Rand Paul of bright-red Kentucky, the movement to dramatically roll back government spending and power may have found its leader. In his victory speech, Paul sounded like someone who wanted [...] [Read More]
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Car plows into Giants fans at street bonfire (video)

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A disturbing video shows a car plowing into a crowd of San Francisco revelers celebrating the Giants’ World Series championship Monday night around a bonfire in the middle of a Mission District street. Two people were apparently seriously hurt in the incident at 21st and Mission streets. The crowd immediately swarmed the car and began [...] [Read More]
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Strange new hygiene trend has its skeptics

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There are days when even the most hygiene-conscious of the bunch skips a shower — whether we’re not feeling too hot, are busy or the power goes out. Thing is, days free of bathing are not the norm. Or, should I say, they weren’t. Things may be changing. A recent story in the New York [...] [Read More]
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Meg Whitman outpredicts ESPN World Series experts

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Bandwagoner or not, Meg Whitman was right on the money when she picked the Giants in five.
So let’s see how the ESPN experts did.
Excellent work, guys! That’s why they get paid the big bucks. [Read More]
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Pro golfer’s Ryuji Imada’s ridiculous penalty — 26 strokes

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Sure, the rules of golf require a strong tolerance for masochism, but this is ridiculous. Japan’s Ryuji Imada was docked a whopping 26 strokes for failing to read the rules sheet during a weekend pro-am event in Haikou, China. According to The Golf Channel, the course was soft, so golfers were permitted to lift, clean [...] [Read More]
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