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AIM’s ‘running man’ icon comes to a stop

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For years, AOL has used a the cartoon figure of a yellow, running man as a brand mark. The symbol graced the millions of floppy disks and then CDs that the company mailed out in its heyday, and in 2009 was entered into the Madison Avenue  Advertising Walk of Fame. But AOL’s man is running [...] [Read More]
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Video appears to show Gadhafi being sodomized after capture

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Thanks to an abundance of cell phones and videocameras, there’s no shortage of images of the capture and death of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi. But now a particularly gruesome one has surfaced that indicates the dictator may have been sodomized before being killed. The Global Post has an extremely graphic video on its site that [...] [Read More]
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Apple’s Find My Friends app may already have uncovered a cheating spouse

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There are actually a lot of ways to indulge your paranoia thanks to smartphones. [Read More]
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Facebook’s algorithms, page changes decide what’s news to you

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On the Web, news is not just what’s important in your town, state, nation or the whole world, but it’s also what’s important to you, personally. Facebook understands this as well as anyone. This week, it launched new features that try to focus its users’ New Feeds on news, and in some ways it gets [...] [Read More]
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The machine that changed the world – the IBM PC – turns 30 this week

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IBM may have been out of the personal computing business for some time, but 30 years ago it kicked off a revolution by bringing small, affordable computers to the masses. Yeah, there were other PCs before the IBM PC – originally known by its numeric moniker, the 5150 – but the strategy of using off-the-shelf, [...] [Read More]
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Former UT star Kevin Durant catches fire at legendary Rucker Park

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Kevin Durant visited a legendary playground basketball court on Monday. And became part of its legend. The former Texas star scored 66 points in an Entertainers Basketball Classic game on Monday at Harlem’s Rucker Park. “I’ve always wanted to play at Rucker Park all my life,” Durant said. Later on twitter, Durant wrote: “No lie, [...] [Read More]
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MTV turns 30, doesn’t look a day over 29

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The letters MTV stand for Music Television, and while there’s not that much music on MTV anymore, that was hardly the case when the cable network launched 30 years ago today. MTV changed the music business despite a rocky start, according to an interview with original VJ Mark Goodman RollingStone.com: In the earliest days, MTV was [...] [Read More]
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Saturday Night Fever was inspired 35 years ago, with a lie

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Almost from the moment it was released in 1977, John Badham’s film Saturday Night Fever began molding popular culture and music. Sure, disco had been around for some time before John Travolta strutted his stuff in a white suite on the big screen, but it was the movie and its Bee Gees-powered soundtrack that turned [...] [Read More]
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