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with Josh O'Connell

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Twitter’s redesign hopes to make service ‘faster, easier and richer.’

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Twitter this week announced a site redesign, rolling out over the coming weeks, which will put more information at your fingertips on twitter.com, as well as allowing direct embedding of certain media files, eliminating the need for third-party services like TwitPic. The video below offers a more visual look at the new launch. I haven’t […] [Read More]
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Infographic: How does YouTube work?

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Ever wonder how a video that someone shoots of their cat on an iPhone makes it to your computer screen or mobile device? There’s a lot more steps than you’d think, and the folks at Time Warner Cable, of all places, has created this great infographic explaining just how YouTube works. It covers the initial […] [Read More]
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Humor: If Facebook existed throughout history.

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Facebook was launched in 2004, bringing a new sort of communication into the ether. But what would it have been like if Facebook existed for a much longer window? A humorous two-part roundup at Cool Material results, ranging from BP’s laughing at the Exxon Valdez misfortune to God lamenting original sin. There’s some NSFW language, […] [Read More]
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University cuts students off from Facebook for a week.

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If the privacy issues haven’t chased you away from Facebook yet, chances are you aren’t going to leave willingly anytime soon. One university is therefore testing what happens when you force students to disconnect from social networking for a week. Starting Monday, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, an institution of higher education founded around […] [Read More]
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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]
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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]
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