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with Josh O'Connell

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Waist not, want not: Marked waist sizes a lie?

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An enterprising Esquire reporter asked the question: why do some pants in a size fit better than some other pants? The answer: Vanity sizing. The waist size marked on a pair of pants doesn’t match the actual measurement; different stores add varying amounts of room. I feel just a little bit fatter now. Check out […] [Read More]
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Watch TV on your computer with ease.

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Wondering where you can catch your favorite show online? A Gizmodo writer (posting on a non-Gizmodo site, Splitsider) took the time to compile a list of comedy programs and where you can get them online. Gizmodo then linked to it, which I share with you. The idea is, by the time you compile all the […] [Read More]
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Sandwich in a can? Yep, it exists.

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Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve shown you some disturbing food items in my time on the blog, but this one gives me some serious shivers. Here’s a peanut butter and jelly sandwich… in a can. Introducing: the Candwich. The items are individually wrapped, and you put it all together. I’ll let this video from Australia share […] [Read More]

Is Milford most aggressive in setting speed traps?

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The Internet allows the power of the people to pool knowledge together in some interesting ways. Sure, there’s sites like Wikipedia and Gas Buddy, but what about putting that power to point out common speed trap locations? That’s exactly the mission of The National Speed Trap Exchange, and the National Motorists Association, which maintains the […] [Read More]

Facebook Credits sales expand to Target.

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Following hot on the heels of the beta for PayNearMe, Target has announced it will sell prepaid cards that can be used to redeem for Facebook Credits. By claiming they’re the first store to let you buy Facebook Credits, that’s disingenuous, as I tested PayNearMe’s service a couple of weeks ago after I wrote about […] [Read More]
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Hulu Plus exclusives the exception, not the rule.

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I recently pointed to a sampling that showed the difference in content between Hulu and Hulu Plus, but it turns out the examples were a bit too selective. A more broad study shows that, at this early stage, 88 percent of the content on Hulu Plus is available on the free Hulu.com. To be fair, […] [Read More]

Google launches weekly search trends video.

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Do you like using Google to search? How about their YouTube product for watching videos? Then I bet you’ll love watching a video about Google searches, right? Well, maybe not. Google’s dabbling into the content creation game by launching a 90-second weekly video called Google Beat, hosted by a member of their PR department who […] [Read More]
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Blockbuster may file for bankruptcy next month.

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In an effort to try to right the rental ship, Blockbuster may file for bankruptcy next month. Hopefully this strategy works better than it did for Movie Gallery, who spent years restructuring, only to ultimately liquidate. Blockbuster anticipates closing at least 500 of its more than 3,000 stores as part of the restructuring, after already […] [Read More]

Digg’s new version hits snags, introduces ‘fail ox.’

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Digg finally unwrapped its new iteration, version 4, to the masses, but it wasn’t without hitches. Some bugs, combined with heavier than normal traffic, caused the site to struggle with the initial load. It seems to be doing better now, but for awhile, some users came across the “Fail Ox.” Playing off the famous “Fail […] [Read More]

Netflix streaming now on iPhone.

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Hey iPhone users, if you have a Netflix subscription and some downtime, you can rejoice: you can now access the Netflix streaming catalog on your iPhone. Previously, only iPad users had that luxury. The app is free, but requires a subscription of $8.99 a month or higher (same as the requirement for streaming on other […] [Read More]
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