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Monday, June 7, 2010

Here’s what else is going on in nerd news around the web:

Up Front:

Stanley Tucci Joins Captain America Cast [via Heat Vision]


Apple’s Seven Biggest iPhone Snafus [via NewsFeed]
Apple Crams A Powerhouse Into The New iPhone 4 [via The Apple Blog]
Orange Power Wellies Convert All That Dancin’ To Juice …

The Future? Google Phone Whispers Targeted Ads

Though this video from The Onion is a tongue-in-cheek look at Google’s advertising platform, it may not be too far off from what’s coming in the future.

The idea is simple. Google gives away handsets and service for free and in return, it uses voice recognition software to detect what you’re talking about and whispers …

Robot Performs Marriage Ceremony in Japan

This will really put a stop to those uncomfortable wedding officiant tangents.

Japanese couple Tomohiro Shibata and Satoko Inoue recently tied the knot with the help of the I-Fairy bot, a ceremonial drone created by Japanese company Kokoro, where the bride works.

Inspired? The bot, one of only three in use, will set you back …

Microsoft Office Filled With Alarm Left on Sidewalk, Hilarity Ensues

If you saw a copy of Microsoft Office sitting unattended in a public area, what would you do? I’d think to myself, “Hey I use Google Docs, but Microsoft Office is expensive! I wonder where the rightful owner is. I’ll call Microsoft’s tech support hotline to ask them how to return it to said rightful owner and if they have no idea …

Behind the Hack: How 4Chan Gamed the Time 100

Marblecake, also the game.

Yeah, last year’s Time 100 poll was an interesting venture here in the office, most notably because we discovered we were had. Followers of 4Chan founder Moot, aka Christopher Poole, manipulated the votes using a special coding and then continued to deliver a message using the first letters of the names in …

PAX East 2010: Wil Wheaton Keynote Video

Wil Wheaton of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Stand By Me fame gives the inaugural keynote address at PAX East 2010. Wheaton discusses his obsession with Dungeons and Dragons, the strong friendships formed around gaming, and how the line between television, movies, and video games as entertainment mediums gets blurrier all the …

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