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Boston Marathon Finish Line Evacuated Over Suspicious Backpack

Boston and America remembered the tragedy that struck the marathon finish line exactly one year ago today, and now a new threat has police scrambling. According to multiple local news reports, a lone backpack was seen sitting near the finish line: #BREAKING: Police confirm suspicious package near finish line of Boston Marathon. — FOX […]

Suspicious Bags Prompt Evacuation at Boston Marathon Finish Line

Tuesday, the one year anniversary of the deadly bombings at last year's Boston Marathon, was supposed to be a day of healing and triumph It mostly was. See also: In Boston, Terror Will Never Destroy a Runner's High But Tuesday evening...Show More Summary

Social Media #BostonStrong On Bombing Anniversary

Two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon exactly one year ago today. Since the tragedy Boston has become a metaphor for strength and perseverance, the city a rallying point for all Americans in the face of terror. #BostonStrong remains the cry on the anniversary of the bombing. Three people were killed and over 260 injured […]

Land Rover and Virgin Galactic Partner Up, Unveil High-Tech Car

Land Rover and Virgin Galactic announced a partnership on Monday that will integrate the luxury automaker's current line of vehicles with the latter's space tourism efforts. The pairing of the transport companies means that Land Rover...Show More Summary

Courage and Compassion: 23 Photos That Show What Boston Strong Is All About

BOSTON, Mass. — One year after the deadly bombings took place at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the people of Boston appeared stronger than ever. The well-known saying 'Boston Strong' could be seen everywhere, from banners and signs to t-shirts and storefronts. Show More Summary

Dear US Airways: Good Call Keeping Your Social Media Person

The Twitter account belonging to US Airways remains dreadfully silent since it "inadvertently" tweeted a pornographic image of a woman and her toy Boeing 777 on Tuesday afternoon. But good news: That silence is not because the employee at the center of the scandal was fired. Show More Summary

SeedInvest Crowdfunds Startup Money For Its Own Crowdfunding Platform

Crowdfunding platform SeedInvest is attempting to join the ranks of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others. The company, which specializes in crowdfunding capital for startups, is turning to crowdfunding to raise much needed cash. Potential investors for the platform must create an account to view pitch videos from prospective tech companies. Okay follow me for a moment, […]

Google Helpouts Arrive On iOS

Google Helpouts, a service full of experts ready to help you learn something new through a video Hangout, has made its way to iOS. Helpouts launched back in November on the web and Android, and feature topics ranging from electronics to fitness to music. Costing anywhere from nada to over $100 per hour, iOS users […]

Kids React To Seeing A Walkman For The First Time [Video]

Time machines may not be real, but this is the closest thing to it. Prepare to feel very old. The Fine Brothers Productions have put out numerous YouTube videos that become popular very fast. Mostly because it’s a specific generation reacting to something out of their norm. In this segment called “Kids React”, the kiddies […]

NYPD Disbands Unit That Spied on Muslims

The New York Police Department has dismantled a unit that was tasked with spying on Muslim communities around New York City and even outside of it, according to The New York Times. The so-called Demographics Unit consisted of plain clothes...Show More Summary

WordPress Creator Automattic Seeks $1 Billion Valuation: Report

Who says bloggers don't make any money? Automattic, which runs the popular blogging service WordPress, is in the market for a new round of funding that would value the company at more than $1 billion, according to Fortune See also: 13-Year-Old...Show More Summary

Majority of States Tax Their Citizens at a Moderate Rate

Taxes may be one of only two certain things in this world, but some of us may end up paying more than others depending on which state we live in. A majority of states charge a moderate rate on income, sales and property taxes, according to data collected by Show More Summary

Paul Walker's Brothers Will Help Finish 'Fast and Furious 7'

Two brothers of the late Paul Walker have joined the cast of Fast and Furious 7 to help filmmakers complete unfinished action scenes for the movie Universal Pictures had halted production of the film out of respect for Walker, who died in a car crash at age 40 on Nov. Show More Summary

NBA Star Damian Lillard Is So Awkward in New Foot Locker Ad

If you want to be a true sports star, then you'd better put a ring on it. That's the message in a new ad from Foot Locker and Adidas featuring NBA All-Star Damian Lillard, who just inked a massive, eight-year deal with Adidas. Lillard's...Show More Summary

Can You Spot the Pixar Easter Eggs?

Pixar films may be most loved for sweet stories of friendship and lovable characters, but it's the Easter eggs that make each movie like an animated treasure hunt From inside jokes between animators or callbacks to previous stories,Show More Summary

'TL;DR Wikipedia' Is the Internet's Sassiest Encyclopedia

Wikipedia stores a vast amount of information. That's all well and good, but how do you sift through it all to find what you're actually looking for? Enter your new favorite reference Tumblr: TL;DR Wikipedia. See also: The 25 Best Tumblr...Show More Summary

Yahoo Q1 Earnings Beat Estimates, Stock Jumps 11%

Yahoo barely beat Wall Street estimates for its first quarter earnings report, but the stock shot up following more positive news about one of the company's secret weapons: Alibaba The Internet giant posted earnings of $0.38 per share...Show More Summary

Proof That Chickens Give the Best Hugs

Have you hugged a farm animal today? If you haven't yet, we can't promise your embrace will be nearly as YouTube-worthy as this one from J.R. Finch. The adorable clip shows a little boy sharing a gentle hug with a soft, white chicken See...Show More Summary

If George R.R. Martin Wrote 'Mad Men'

Mad Men returned to television this week, joining Game of Thrones in a powerhouse Sunday night lineup So it only feels natural for Nitrozac and Snaggy of The Joy of Tech to wonder what Mad Men would look like if George R.R. Martin penned...Show More Summary

Kingsley Okoroh Commits To University Of Tennessee, Then He Follows Cuonzo Martin To California

Kingsley Okoroh used Twitter to commit to the University of Tennessee. 24 hours later Okoroh jumped ship for California. Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin helped bring Okoroh to Tennessee and shortly after his potential star announced his decision, Martin jumped ship for California. Cuonzo after three seasons helped lead Tennessee to a Sweet 16 appearance this year. […]

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