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Twitter explodes as 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Virginia, Washington D.C., NYC

After a 5.9 magnitude earthquake rattles much of the East Coast, Twitter once again proves itself to be the go-to source for breaking news.

Social Media

Windows Phone 7 demo shows off Xbox LIVE integration

Microsoft shows off one new way it will link Xbox LIVE to its smartphones.


Report: Half of online retail goes to Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba

A new report finds Amazon commands 20 percent of all online retail visits worldwide - and Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba account for half of all online retail traffic.


Sony plans PlayStation Home redesign around a more social gaming experience

Sony reveals plans for this fall's PlayStation Home re-branding, highlighted by a renewed focus on games and socially oriented gaming experiences.


The Sims Social officially launches on Facebook

Not wasting enough time on Facebook? The Sims Social lets Facebook users create characters, build homes and careers...and wreak mischievous havoc.


Canon unveils three new PowerShot point-and-shoot cameras

Canon bolstered its point-and-shoot offerings today with three new cameras that include better optical zoom and image-stabilization functionality.


Serious Sam 3: BFE confirmed for October 18 release

Publisher Devolver Digital has confirmed that the PC release of Croteam's Serious Sam 3: BFE will arrive on October 18.


Twitter introduces image galleries, slights outside developers

The move is just the latest way its spurning third-party developers.


Android devs can now code for Google TV

The Google TV Add-on for the Android SDK means Android devs can (finally) start coding for Google TV.

Android Army

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Review

Square Enix and Eidos Montreal’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an amazing game with a few flaws that prevent it from being the best game of the year, but it belongs in the discussion.


NASA doesn’t think aliens will destroy us after all

One of the authors of the alien invasion study has come out and admitted that NASA has no affiliation with his "fun paper" that argues against communicating with extra terrestrials for fear of annihilation.

Cool Tech

Apple to devs: stop tracking iOS users by device numbers

In a nod to privacy, Apple has told iOS app developers to stop tracking users by device IDS...which could spell trouble for ad networks.


Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet now on sale

Lenovo's "business-class" ThinkPad Android tablet is now on sale, sporting Android 3.1, a 10.1-inch display, and prices starting at $499.

Android Army

Scientists tap into the mysterious past of lager beer

A team of researchers have uncovered the origin of the yeast used to make lager beer, an alcoholic beverage we've been enjoying for the past 600 years.


Buzzworthy book, DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of August 22

We've rounded up our picks for the most buzzed about and noteworthy new releases in books, DVDs and Blu-rays for the week, from Kevin Mitnick's hacker confessional Ghost in the Wires to the fifth season of Dexter on Blu-ray.