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Dwight Silverman

Cops in Sweden are, um, a little different

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In the United States, the police often don’t take kindly to being recorded on video while they do their jobs.

That doesn’t seem to be the case in Sweden.

H/T to @DavidOrtez

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The Kindle 2 is sold out. Is its replacement coming?

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Do you want a Kindle 2? Well, unless you’re willing to score a used one, you’re out of luck, because Amazon.com lists the product as “temporarily out of stock”. There could be a couple of reasons for this, not the least of which is an effect from a recent price cut, which slashed the Kindle [...] [Read More]
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Magic Trackpad: Multitouch on your desktop

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Macintosh users are understandably jazzed about new iMacs, a beefier Mac Pro and a new 27-inch LED display from Apple, but what’s most intriguing and getting plenty of buzz on Twitter is something completely new. The Magic Trackpad has been the focus of the furious Apple rumor mill for months, but it went from vaporware [...] [Read More]
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Colt McCoy ties the knot, and Tim Tebow gets a shoutout

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By Kate Shellnutt Former Texas Longhorns star quarterback Colt McCoy – who’ll play this season with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns -  got hitched at an Austin church on Saturday, McCoy, 23, married his girlfriend of two years, Baylor University alum Rachel Glandorf, also 23, at the Bible-based Westover Hills Church of Christ. He attended services [...] [Read More]
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Viral videos: PopScreen predicts ‘em

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Predicting which videos will go viral on the Web is not easy to do, but a Houston-based startup thinks it knows the secret. PopScreen tries to surface online videos that could become big hits. Robin Wauters at TechCrunch has details: The company is today launching what they dub a ‘video prediction engine’, which they claim [...] [Read More]
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Coming to America: French soccer star Thierry Henry

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Getty Images Thierry Henry. And you thought you wouldn’t hear any more about soccer after the World Cup was over, didn’t you? Word that the New York Red Bulls had signed French soccer legend Thierry Henry to play for the MLS team pushed his name onto Twitter trending lists. From the New York Times’ Goal [...] [Read More]

Harvey Pekar: He was just drawn that way

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Associated Press Harvey Pekar. Harvey Pekar, a comic book author whose titles chronicled a life of everyday humor and frustration, was found dead early this morning at his home in Cleveland, according to Cleveland.com. He was 70. Even if you weren’t familiar with his American Splendor comic books – graphic novels, really – if you [...] [Read More]