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20-year-old man dies after marathon gaming sessions

A British man who played video games for long stretches without taking a break was killed by a resulting blood clot, according to the results of an autopsy.

Gaming

Rumor: iTunes 11 to get radical overhaul, including iCloud integration

Apple's iTunes looks like it's in for a radical overhaul, which could include integration with the company's new iCloud service.

Apple

Seattle PD warn Twitter followers of suspicious, sword-wielding man

Ever tried listened to a police scanner for an hour? The Seattle PD tried an experiment with Twitter this week, releasing the contents of emergency calls onto the social network.

Social Media

Hulu being sued by Rovi for patent infringement

Hulu was sued yesterday by Rovi over patent infringement. Is this legit or a push by Rovi to do business?

Web

Pregnancy announcements added as a new option on Facebook

Have you finished telling all the important people in your life about the birth of your next child? Now you can tell all the unimportant friends on Facebook the same thing.

Social Media

GameStop to start selling digital downloads in stores

Why click the mouse a couple times when you can drive to the local GameStop and answer questions about more preorders? GameStop is rolling out support for the digital age.

Gaming

Anonymous steals 390MB from U.S. cybersecurity contractor ManTech

Anonymous strikes again, hitting cybersecurity contractor ManTech in order to embarrass the FBI

Web

Bill Gates sells five million Microsoft shares; lots left

Bill Gates has sold five million of his shares in Microsoft to help fund work carried out by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Computing

Why Promoted Tweets won’t ruin Twitter

Ads are annoying - there's no way around it. So when Twitter unveiled Promoted Tweets, we understood the frustration. But there are a few reasons that the feature (as it currently exists) isn't all that bad.

Opinion

Facebook launches paid program to find glitches

Facebook will now pay researchers to find and report security holes.

Computing

Neuroscientists shed light on differentiating sonar used by bats

Extremely small difference in sound intensity inform the flying hunters of what's background and what's food.

Cool Tech

Google rolls out new search experience for tablets

iPad and Android device users will find their Google searching experience faster and simpler than before.

Android Army

Internet Explorer users have lowest IQ of all web surfers, study shows [updated]

Browsing speed isn't the only thing slow about Internet Explorer; according to a new study, users of Microsoft's browsers have lower IQs than those who surf with other browsers.

Computing

Groupon Now deals coming to Foursquare check-ins

Groupon and Foursquare will join forces to take over your local-meets-mobile experience.

Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S II will come in white

The wait continues, but this Galaxy S II decked out in white will help tide you over until its US release.

Android Army