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Girl Scouts who used mobile payments sold more cookies

Girl Scouts who used mobile payments sold more cookies

Usually when there is an emerging advancement in the world of mobile technologies, young adult females isn't exactly the demographic that comes to mind. But the Girl Scouts of America are apparently doing pretty well with adopting mobile payment technologies, allowing scouts with the knowhow and resources to sell more cookies than their cash-only counterparts. That correlation is to be expected, but what's surprising is that girl scouts are actually using mobile payments.

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Major League Gaming Anaheim competition shatters records

Major League Gaming Anaheim competition shatters records

If you think that professional video game competitions will never gain significant popularity in the US, then you haven't been following Major League Gaming (MLG). The leader in pro gaming circuits in the country announced that it has shattered viewership records with its latest event. At one point, there were 437,000 people streaming concurrently.

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Aquabotix HydroView is like AR Drone for deep-sea diving

Aquabotix HydroView is like AR Drone for deep-sea diving

If you're one of those people for whom your iPad is merely an amalgamation of things that you can show to your friends and go "hey, check this out!" then this is the perfect gadget for you. It's the HydroView fom Aquabotix, and it allows you to submerge a vessel underwater, then beam live video from said vessel to your Apple tablet. If you said "oh, it's one of those things," then you're exactly right.

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Geek tries to set balloon popping record using a laser

Geek tries to set balloon popping record using a laser

There are laser pointers, and then there are LASER pointers. Wicked Lasers certainly makes the latter with some of the most powerful handheld lasers you can buy anywhere. The company even has some lasers that are powerful enough to blind satellite sensors in orbit, and others can burn things and pop balloons. A geek has taken one of those Wicked Lasers powerful handheld units and used it to try to set a Guinness world record.

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Google’s latest easter egg: Zerg Rush

Google’s latest easter egg: Zerg Rush

Quick! Go type “do a barrel roll” into Google. Fun, right? Google has added their latest easter egg which is in the same vein. If you go to Google today and type in “zerg rush”, you’ll be met with a wave of O’s representing zerglings attacking the results. In order to defeat them and protect your “base”, you’ll need to frantically click on them. Careful though: the numbers rapidly increase no matter how awesome your APM count is.

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Ron Paul supporter creates Ron Paul: Road to REVOLution video game

Ron Paul supporter creates Ron Paul: Road to REVOLution video game

There's a new video game in the works that will let you trailblaze across the 50 states, collect gold, and fight off against a series of boss battles. Nope, this isn't the latest Kinect-powered Xbox 360 blockbuster. It's a humble creation by an ardent fan of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. The game is called Ron Paul: Road to REVOLution, and it has received its contribution goal on Kickstarter.

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University of California in San Diego prof writes paper on stop signs, avoids ticket

University of California in San Diego prof writes paper on stop signs, avoids ticket

If you happen to be a police officer and write someone a ticket for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign, you better hope that person isn't a college physics professor. Because if he is, you might have to go to court against someone like Dmitri Krioukov. Krioukov received such an infraction and decided to use that opportunity to put his knowledge of physics to use.

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iPhone games brought to life in Hey Geronimo video

iPhone games brought to life in Hey Geronimo video

Ever wondered how some of your favorite iPhone games would look like in real life? Well, you can find out by watching this fun and creative music video from Australian indie pop band Hey Geronimo. The video includes real life versions of Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Flight Control, Cut the Rope, and Plants vs. Zombies.

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Behind the scenes of the Google pumpkin doodle for Halloween

Behind the scenes of the Google pumpkin doodle for Halloween

The grossest part of Halloween for me is the pumpkin carving. It's fun for sure, but scooping all the guts out of the pumpkin isn't fun for me. It also seems that each year our pumpkins last only about a day once carved before they are a collapsed gooey mess on the front porch. Google is infamous for its doodles that replace the logo on anything remotely resembling a holiday or special occasion and it has one up for Halloween today.

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