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Google+ hits 20 million users in less than a month

Google+ continues to go from strength to strength, with 20 million people visiting the site in less than a month - and all this despite it currently being an invite-only service.

Social Media

Google and Facebook splurge on lobbying in Q2

Internet companies such as Google and Facebook are splurging on their presence in Washington according to Q2 lobbying expenditure reports.

Web

AV Rant #241: Put a Glove On

Sorry about last week. Tom did try. This week we hear about Tom’s adventure in lamp exchange, Liz and Tom weigh in on Google+, and a primer (of sorts) on Spotify. Netflix has changed their pricing, Tom has a new review in the works (Olive 4HD), and a bit…

Podcasts

200 Blockbuster stores to close

Blockbuster owner Dish Network said on Thursday that 200 Blockbuster stores would have to close, while 1,500 will remain in business.

Home Theater

Google Nexus S finally coming to AT&T

The Samsung-built Google Nexus S will finally come to AT&T on July 24, but is it still a competitive device after eight months on the market, and on the cusp of another iPhone?

Android Army

The Hobbit News: All the dwarves in costume, and Peter Jackson’s video blogs

If you wish to remain absolutely pure and unsullied for The Hobbit, like a kid that knows where the presents are hidden but refuses to peek so they can be surprised on Christmas morning, then turn away now. In fact, you may actually want to just turn off your…

Movies & TV

US government gives BlackBerry’s PlayBook the okay

The BlackBerry PlayBook has one thing the iPad doesn't: US government certification.

Mobile

Camera accessories for the great outdoors

A quick rundown of a few gadgets and gizmos to make your outdoor sessions more convenient and far safer for your digital camera.

Buying Guides

Deus Ex: Human Revolution releases slightly disturbing live-action trailer

Eidos has released a new live action trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution showing the rise of human augmentation and the terrible costs attached.

Gaming

Microsoft pays tribute to Star Wars with limited edition Xbox 360

Play Kinect Star Wars with this R2, C-3PO-themed console.

Gaming

Google acquires Fridge for Google+, easier Circles on the way?

Google looks to refine the Circles feature in Google+ with its acquisition of Fridge.

Social Media

Mac OS X Lion wants to reverse how you scroll – and we don’t like it

Apple's new take on the "right" way to scroll doesn't sit well with our natural navigation instincts.

Apple

Nielsen: American online video declining over summer

The number of Americans tuning into online video is declining over the summer - it's almost as if some people have something better to do.

Computing

Enter the Wasteland in this new making-of clip for Rage

Id Software and Bethesda Softworks have released a new making of video showing of the Wasteland setting, and talking about the multiplayer.

Gaming

Comic-book legend Jim Lee talks games, Green Lantern and the Con

DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee knows comics, games, has been helping splice the two together for years. In our exclusive interview, Lee reveals how 3D has helped tell stories, the role of tablets in rejuvenating comics, and why motion comics present such a…

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