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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm to be Released Midnight, December 6th 2010 at (all?) Hastings Entertainment Locations

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm to be Released Midnight, December 6th 2010 at (all?) Hastings Entertainment Locations

Festivities at this chain-wide super nerd party will begin at 10PM and end after Warcraft: Cataclysm goes on sale at midnight (at which point everyone will calmly exit the building, run at full speed back to their houses and apartments, and promptly play for a week straight.) At the party before midnight, however, people just chilling out will be able to enjoy 30% off basically everything in the used category: CDs, books, video games, and movies.

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George W. Bush Visiting Facebook HQ [LIVE VIDEO]

George W. Bush Visiting Facebook HQ [LIVE VIDEO]

For those of you who read books written by former presidents regularly, you probably know the George W. Bush has a book out at the moment and is touring the country trying to sell it. Today, he'll be stopping at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto to have a few words with the world. Facebook users will have the opportunity to ask Bush questions - but good luck. This is the first time a U.S. President will appear on Facebook liveCheck out the live feed below.

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A Week with NOOKcolor: Hardware

A Week with NOOKcolor: Hardware

Welcome to a super amazing extended review of the brand-spanking-new NOOKcolor. Let me begin by assuring you that the name is "NOOKcolor" all one word rather than "Nook Color" as I'd originally assumed in posts of the past. Then, let me let you know that this is not the first multi-post review we've done of a bit of gear - search for the term "A Week with" - our most recent project being the HTC HD7. Now we move on to this NOOKcolor, Barnes and Noble's full-color eReader, on its way out on the delivery trucks as we speak, just in time for the holiday season. This first post we'll discuss a bit about the hardware - how the item feels, works, and functions in the real world.

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Marvel Comics Celebrate TRON Legacy

Marvel Comics Celebrate TRON Legacy

As we all sit with our fingernails embedded in our kneecaps watching the trailers for TRON Legacy, (I saw one in 3D before Alice in Wonderland a few months ago WOW,) it turns out that those in the best position to show their excitement are the folks over at Marvel Comics. To celebrate their brains melting down in wait for the epic black-plus-light sci-fi epic adventure, Marvel Comics will release variant covers of a whole stack of superhero comics. They're gonna be "TRON-ified" - their word!

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Third Edition of Oxford English Dictionary Likely to be Released in Digital Format, Not Print

Third Edition of Oxford English Dictionary Likely to be Released in Digital Format, Not Print

When it comes to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), when it's said that there's a lot of hard work that goes into creating it, that's an understatement. Work on the third edition went underway nearly as soon as the second edition was published, with a team of 80 lexicographers behind the wheel, way back in 1989. And, as of right now, it's only 28% complete. With that in mind, the Oxford University Press is giving some serious thought into not publishing the dictionary in a printed format.

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IntelliScanner creates your own database of films and books

IntelliScanner creates your own database of films and books

I like to watch movies and read books, at least I used to before I had kids and didn’t have time to do anything but clean up messes and fetch snacks. I still have gobs of movies and books stuffed in boxes and under the bed, in fact, I don’t really even know what I have anymore. If you are the same way and want to organize your collection of books and movies the IntelliScanner Classic may help.

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