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Sure sign of the apocalypse: Duke Nukem Forever is complete

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It’s been the butt of geek humor for more than a decade, considered the ultimate example of vaporware and game-industry excess. Nevertheless, the seemingly impossible has happened: Duke Nukem Forever has been declared complete and shipped to manufacturing. [Read More]
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From the mouths of babes: Kids react to Rebecca Black’s Friday

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Admit it, you just can’t get enough of Rebecca Black’s Friday, the vanity video everyone loves to hate. It rolls on as a persistent meme, but what about its original target audience. How do kids and tweens like it? Based on this video response, Kids React to Rebecca Black’s Friday, they also think it’s lame. [...] [Read More]
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From Egypt to Wisconsin: Solidarity through pizza

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While you probably can’t precisely equate the overthrow of whole regimes in the Mideast to the budget standoff happening at the Wisconsin State Capitol, the two actions have some things in common, not the least of which is a mass occupation of public space. And when that many people get together, they’re going to need [...] [Read More]
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Pay for Starbucks with your smartphone

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In what may be the ultimate expression of conspicuous consumption, Starbucks says you can now pay for the company’s products with selected handheld devices. That’s right. Your overpriced cell phone, connected to the Internet thanks to an overpriced data plan, will be able to reimburse Starbucks for its overpriced coffee. A trifecta! Starbucks has been [...] [Read More]
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Rats! A rude subway wake-up call

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There’s no subway in our city, and this video from New York is enough to make me grateful for that. A rat is seen scurrying across the floor of a rolling subway car, exploring. At one point, he scampers up the leg of a sleeping man, who awakens to find the rat staring him in [...] [Read More]
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The Walking Dead: Because you just can’t kill enough zombies

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AMC’s The Walking Dead may be the goriest show on TV, but that didn’t keep it from being nominated for a Golden Globe as the Best Dramatic Series. It’s brilliantly written, well-acted and creepier than anything ever created for the smaller screen. Yeah, it’s quality TV, but the real secret to its success are its [...] [Read More]
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Consumer Reports: AT&T is the worst carrier

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Consumer Reports is out with its latest survey of cell phone service by its members, and AT&T is now ranked as the worst in the country. In the 2009 survey, AT&T came in next-to-last nationally. This time it brings up the rear nationwide, as well as in every city in which Consumer Reports surveyed its [...] [Read More]
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Gimme Shelter: The sum of the parts

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You’ve probably heard the 1969 Rolling Stones song “Gimme Shelter” a million times, right? It’s a staple of classic rock radio and considered one of the band’s best tunes. Well, you haven’t really heard “Gimme Shelter” until you’ve heard it in pieces. The site Dangerous Minds has found the various recorded tracks as YouTube videos [...] [Read More]
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