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Google Ads Phone Calls to Gmail. Yay?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-DzpAg0SdU] Yesterday, just hours after the first rumors of the feature surfaced, Google announced they were adding the ability to make phone calls to their flagship Gmail email service. We’ve tried out the feature a bit and it works almost … Continue reading

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World Cup 2010: USA vs Ghana

This time, it’s for real. Seriously–now that the United States has reached the 16-team, single-elimination portion of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, nearly half of what drives us crazy about soccer just magically goes away. Sure, the scores … Continue reading

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World Cup 2010: USA vs. Algeria

With less than an hour to go until kickoff here in the central (central!) time zone, it’s time once again for some quick recon on the USA‘s Group C World Cup opponent, Algeria. The good news for the US is … Continue reading

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World Cup 2010: USA vs Slovenia–Know Your Enemy!

We’re just an hour or so away from another World Cup kickoff  here in the central (central!) time zone, so what better time to learn up on Team USA‘s Group C opponent: Slovenia? (If you’re away from a TV, don’t … Continue reading

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A Pleasant Bloomsday to You, Sir

Happy Bloomsday, folks! Ok, ok, we admit we didn’t know what Bloomsday was either until about five minutes ago, but now that we do, we’re happy to observe. Bloomsday is a celebration of the life and works of James Joyce, … Continue reading

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How To Watch World Cup 2010 Online, Easily and For Free

If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably asking the same question we are about this whole FIFA World Cup in South Africa thing that’s kicking off this morning: “Soccer? Really? Everyone’s so excited for soccer?” In a word, yes. While … Continue reading

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We Were Totally Right: Google Places = Google Store View

Back in February we explored the possibility of Google launching a “Store View” feature in Google Maps. It turns out we were (somewhat) right. On Tuesday, Google announced that its “Local Business Center” was becoming Google Places, and yesterday they … Continue reading

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Liberia Goes Nuts for Hockey (Jerseys)

Via Deadspin comes this article from Canada‘s National Post, which explores the proliferation of NHL hockey jerseys in the west African nation of Liberia. Though Liberians aren’t hockey fans (almost no one has a TV), they’re big fans of the … Continue reading

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