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New Amazon Tablet Now Available Along With Three New Kindles [News]

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New Amazon Tablet Now Available Along With Three New Kindles [News]

Amazon has finally launched their much awaited tablet – Kindle Fire. The new lean mean machine is basically a 7-inch Android tablet for only $199, on which you can do anything you would be able to do on a regular wi-fi tablet. In short, Fire is not just for books, it’s for movies, apps, music, and more.

01-10-2011
New Amazon Tablet Now Available Along With Three New Kindles [News]
Five More Annoying Things People Do On Twitter [Opinion]

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Five More Annoying Things People Do On Twitter [Opinion]

As I said in my first post about Twitter, I love Twitter and have used it since 2007, but there are some things people do on there that get under my skin. Facebook has been making a lot of changes lately that seem to making some of the users angry, and this could lead to an influx of new Twitter users. Hopefully letting them know some Twitter bad habits will keep them from doing them themselves.

30-09-2011
Five More Annoying Things People Do On Twitter [Opinion]
Get In Shape The Social Way With Fitocracy [Get Your Beta Invite Here!]

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Get In Shape The Social Way With Fitocracy [Get Your Beta Invite Here!]

It’s not every day that I’m introduced to a new web service by the awesome xkcd web-comic. So when they featured Fitocracy a while back, my curiosity was indeed piqued. Fitocracy is a website that turns exercise into a social game by having you track your workouts and then giving you various achievements for your track record. It’s free and luckily for you guys, I’ve scored us some invite codes.

30-09-2011
Get In Shape The Social Way With Fitocracy [Get Your Beta Invite Here!]
Making The First Page Of Search Results [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Making The First Page Of Search Results [INFOGRAPHIC]

If there is one area of the Internet where the wars are vicious and cut-throat, it’s the search engines. Ever since Google burst onto the scene, it’s been a constant battle between them and Microsoft and Yahoo, each one constantly trying to outdo the other, in exchange for a bit more market share. In many ways, this is good for us, the users of the Internet.

30-09-2011
Making The First Page Of Search Results [INFOGRAPHIC]
10 Handy Alternatives If You Are Tired Of The Usual Lorem Ipsum Filler Texts

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10 Handy Alternatives If You Are Tired Of The Usual Lorem Ipsum Filler Texts

Web designers probably have a kitty of Lorem Ipsum tools saved close by that’s useful for their web development work. Lorem Ipsum generators come in various forms; some of them allow customizing the dummy text generation with variable font widths, font faces, and other design elements. But there’s just so much you can take of the mock content.

30-09-2011
10 Handy Alternatives If You Are Tired Of The Usual Lorem Ipsum Filler Texts
The 10 Most Interesting Facebook Fan Pages

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The 10 Most Interesting Facebook Fan Pages

When it comes to the fan page for a major company, the challenge is to make the Facebook page reflect the professionalism, and more importantly the brand, of the company itself. Browsing through the list of current Facebook fan pages, it becomes apparent pretty fast, which companies have paid for high-quality social networking experts.

30-09-2011
The 10 Most Interesting Facebook Fan Pages
Classic Handheld Consoles: Emulate 7 Retro Portables With These Top Emulators

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Classic Handheld Consoles: Emulate 7 Retro Portables With These Top Emulators

In the late 80’s, video gaming was gaining in popularity with the release of highly successful consoles from companies like Nintendo, Atari and Sega. Once technology had improved (and shrunk considerably) portable games consoles were possible, adding another theatre of war for hardware manufacturers to do battle on. It wasn’t a fad either.

29-09-2011
Classic Handheld Consoles: Emulate 7 Retro Portables With These Top Emulators
Top 10 Lists Of Everything By Everyone

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Top 10 Lists Of Everything By Everyone

Are you always looking for great top 10 lists to help you decide what to pay attention to? If you got stuck babysitting unexpectedly, would your first instinct be to search for a list of the top 10 best kids movies so you can hire a movie for the evening? Or are you more of a list-maker yourself? Are you the sort of person who creates these lists on the off-chance it might help someone else?

29-09-2011
Top 10 Lists Of Everything By Everyone
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