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Hawaii Police No Longer Allowed To Have Sex With Prostitutes
April 18, 2014 – 12:04 pm | No Comment
Hawaii Police No Longer Allowed To Have Sex With Prostitutes

Both houses of the Hawaii state legislature have agreed to change a controversial legal exemption that allowed police officers to have sex with prostitutes in the line of duty.
House Bill 1926 is aimed at fighting …

Facebook Introduces “Nearby Friends” Location Tracking
April 18, 2014 – 9:56 am | No Comment
Facebook Introduces “Nearby Friends” Location Tracking

Is this the final push of Facebook to take over our lives? The social network has bridged the physical and digital worlds with its “Nearby Friends” feature for smartphones, announced this week. But perhaps learning …

Gone Girl Has An Awesome First Trailer
April 16, 2014 – 9:56 am | No Comment
<i>Gone Girl</i> Has An Awesome First Trailer

Gone Girl is a bestselling dark thriller by Gillian Flynn about a missing woman. David Fincher directed the box office and critical hit Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which was based on a bestselling dark …

Dutch Teen Arrested For Joke Terror Tweet
April 15, 2014 – 10:18 am | No Comment
Dutch Teen Arrested For Joke Terror Tweet

This week in “What Not To Do on Social Media:” a 14-year-old girl in the Netherlands has been arrested for tweeting a threat against American Airlines, police confirmed to Business Insider. The girl’s freakout following a …

Mad Men Conspiracy Update
April 14, 2014 – 12:01 pm | No Comment
<i>Mad Men</i> Conspiracy Update

Last night’s season 7 premiere of Mad Men didn’t offer any huge shockers, but did help the audience catch up with the characters about two months after we left them last. Also, “Time Zones” offered …

Conan O’Brien Touts MTV Movie Awards: “Game of Thrones is a Complete Waste of Everyone’s Time”
April 13, 2014 – 11:14 am | No Comment
Conan O’Brien Touts MTV Movie Awards: “<i>Game of Thrones</i> is a Complete Waste of Everyone’s Time”

Late-night host Conan O’Brien, who is hosting tonight’s MTV Movie Awards, has no fears of the broadcast going up against big draws like HBO’s Game of Thrones and the final season premiere of AMC’s Mad …

Boston Bombing Survivor Slams Meet The Press
April 12, 2014 – 11:37 am | No Comment
Boston Bombing Survivor Slams <i>Meet The Press</i>

A survivor of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing is strongly criticizing the NBC News program Meet the Press, saying they backed out of an agreement to refrain from using the names of the suspected bombers …

Google Glass To Be Available To Public For One Day
April 11, 2014 – 5:35 pm | No Comment
Google Glass To Be Available To Public For One Day

Google Glass, the enhanced reality spectacles, have so far been available only by invitation. But next week, for a single day, Google Glass will be available to the general public- if you can snag the …

16-Year-Old Charged In School Stabbing
April 10, 2014 – 8:57 am | No Comment
16-Year-Old Charged In School Stabbing

A 16-year-old boy has been charged as an adult in the Pennsylvania high school stabbing spree that left 22 people injured, some critically.
The teen reportedly began slashing fellow students at Franklin Regional High School in …

Revisiting the “Megan Draper/Sharon Tate” Theory of Mad Men
April 9, 2014 – 12:31 pm | No Comment
Revisiting the “Megan Draper/Sharon Tate” Theory of <i>Mad Men</i>

Season 7 of Mad Men begins on Sunday night, and the end of Season 6 offered new factors to consider when speculating on what lies ahead. In my mind, the exploding tensions between Megan and …

No, The White House Won’t Ban Presidential Selfies
April 8, 2014 – 1:07 pm | No Comment
No, The White House Won’t Ban Presidential Selfies

Over the weekend, White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer suggested that selfies might soon be forbidden with President Barack Obama. But it turns out the comments were all in jest, though the White House still …

Jeb Bush: Illegal Immigration Could Be “Act of Love”
April 7, 2014 – 11:09 am | No Comment
Jeb Bush: Illegal Immigration Could Be “Act of Love”

Possible 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush stated at an event this weekend that illegal entry into the United States is in some cases an “act of love,” and should be treated as such. The statement …

Anna Kendrick Returns To Musical Roots On SNL
April 6, 2014 – 12:47 pm | No Comment
Anna Kendrick Returns To Musical Roots On <i>SNL</i>

Although Pharrell was the musical guest for last night’s SNL, host Anna Kendrick didn’t waste any opportunities to flaunt her musical bona fides. The Oscar-nominated actress has focused on film work lately, but she got …

5-Year-Old Find Xbox Vulnerability
April 4, 2014 – 5:26 pm | One Comment
5-Year-Old Find Xbox Vulnerability

Kristoffer Von Hassel is your average 5-year-old kid. He loves video games, he’s great at pulling one over on his parents, and he’s won the accolades of the Microsoft Corporation.
Von Hassel’s father noticed the boy …

APRIL FOOLS: Become Google’s Pokemon Master With Their Maps App
April 1, 2014 – 2:22 pm | One Comment
APRIL FOOLS: Become Google’s Pokemon Master With Their Maps App

Google has announced a new position at their prestigious company: Pokemon Master. The only qualification? Gotta catch ‘em all.
A video posted on Monday shows Google’s Maps head announcing the new job. He encourages users to …

Healthcare.gov Goes Down On Deadline Day
March 31, 2014 – 10:54 am | No Comment
Healthcare.gov Goes Down On Deadline Day

The glitch-plagued Healthcare.gov website was down for hours on Monday morning, the last day to enroll for coverage before facing penalties.
The website routinely goes down for maintenance overnight. But from 3am onward, it was unexpectedly …

Louis C.K. Does 9-Minute Stand-Up Set On SNL
March 30, 2014 – 3:26 pm | No Comment
Louis C.K. Does 9-Minute Stand-Up Set On <i>SNL</i>

Louis C.K. hosted Saturday Night Live this past weekend, and like all hosts, he opened with a monologue. But unlike almost all of the Hollywood stars, politicians, and sports figures who stumble through an awkward …

Another Earthquake Shakes Southern California
March 29, 2014 – 10:35 am | No Comment
Another Earthquake Shakes Southern California

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit California yesterday, centered off the coast of La Habra. The quake appears to have caused some damage, power outages, and displaced some residents, but not caused any fatalities.
The tremor struck at …

Taco Bell Introduces Breakfast With… “Ronald McDonald?!”
March 28, 2014 – 4:42 pm | No Comment
Taco Bell Introduces Breakfast With… “Ronald McDonald?!”

Taco Bell didn’t need much help publicizing their brand new breakfast offerings this week. Taco Bell was trending on Twitter. Fans couldn’t seem to get enough of the fast food joints offerings, including breakfast burritos, …

Check Out The First Trailer For Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
March 28, 2014 – 8:53 am | No Comment
Check Out The First Trailer For Michael Bay’s <i>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</i>

Fans of classic 1980′s cartoons were despondent when schlock king producer Michael Bay announced he was making a live-action version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But a new trailer out this week has viewers …

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