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Slowed Down Dial-Up Modem Noise Totally Sounds Like the ‘Lost’ Theme

What is it about slow motion effects that scare us so? The day already brought us a slow-mo pageant girl videos and now the screeching sound of dial-up internet connection has gotten the treatment as well. Who knew that a noise that evokes memories of early internet for so many of us had the potential to sound like the score to ‘Lost’ when slowed down by 700%? Check it out below and then listen to the ‘Lost’ opening to compare:

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Create Your Own ‘Seinfeld’ Plotline in Cool Twitter Account

Seinfeld fans, rejoice.

The show may have been off the air for years, but @SeinfeldStories is here to remind you why you fell in love with Jerry, Elaine, Kramer and George in the first place — and you don’t even have to turn on a TV.

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Nevada Gives Thumbs-Up To Driverless Cars on the Road [VIDEO]


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A bill has passed in Nevada that makes it legal for Google’s fleet of driverless cars to take to the state’s roads.

The hope is that in the future, these automated cars could avoid the crashes currently caused by distracted driving. Several companies are already hard at work creating the technology necessary to make it happen.

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How Many Grandparents Are Tweeting and Facebooking? More Than You Might Think

If your grandmother has recently friended you on Facebook or followed you on Twitter, you’re not alone.

The website myvouchercodes.co.uk recently conducted a survey in which it asked people over 60 about their social media habits. It yielded some interesting results.

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What Happens on the Internet Every Minute of Every Day? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The brains at web development and design company Go-Globe created a stunning infographic that breaks down the internet activity happening every minute of the day on sites like Twitter, Google, Facebook, and Skype. And it’s kind of amazing.

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Dating Site For Pretty People Nixes 30,000 Members

Finding a date — let alone a life partner — is hard enough, but the dating website BeautifulPeople.com has just made things a little more difficult for their paying members.

The site, as the name implies, only allows attractive men and women to flirt and mingle amongst each other. However, a virus dubbed ‘Shrek’ infiltrated the site last month, allowing tens of thousands of newbies to become members without going through the proper vetting process, first.

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Bathroom-Based Social Network Plungr Promises to ‘Unclog’ Internet [VIDEO]

This month marked Internet Week in NYC, during which web comedian Alex Blagg of A Bajillion Hits introduced Plungr, a pretend (we hope) bathroom-based social media start-up. Plungr, says Blagg, will combine popular social networking sites to create an outlet for bathroom enthusiasts to express their passion for porcelain. That’s right, gone are the days when your friends are left out of cutting edge restroom experiences and the memories flushed away.

Plungr splashes onto the scene in Q5 of this year.

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Rock-N-Roll Boardgames In The Digital Age

Board games have always been a part of the American Landscape. From facelifts that include popular movies to television shows and even sports branding their boxes, the original versions seem out of date. More so now with many rock-n-roll stars putting their names on games.

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Celebrate Les Paul’s Birthday With Playable Google Doodle

Today, Google is paying tribute to the late guitar pioneer Les Paul with a guitar-themed doodle that allows users to play it and record songs of their own.

The doodle, which was designed by engineers Kristopher Hom and Joey Hurst and doodle team lead Ryan Germick, will be up for 24 hours, and was released to celebrate what would have been Paul's 96th birthday. (Paul, a leader in the development of the solid-body electric guitar, died of complications from pneumonia in 2009.)

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13-Year-Old Creates Doorbell That Tricks Burglars

At the ripe age of 13, Lawrence Rook is sitting pretty with £250,000 for inventing the Smart Bell, a doorbell that makes it appear as if you're at home, even if you're miles away.

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Apple Reveals Highly Anticipated iCloud at WWDC

At WWDC, Apple's annual developers conference, head honcho Steve Jobs came and went in only two hours, but left the rapt audience of gadget geeks with the next full year of the company's plans, including the launches of iCloud, iOS5, and the new Mac OSX Lion.

In the spotlight, and held for Jobs' trade

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France Bans Terms 'Facebook' and 'Twitter' From Radio and TV
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France Bans Terms ‘Facebook’ and ‘Twitter’ From Radio and TV

The French government is notorious for banning the use of English words as a way of maintaining French language and culture.

However, a recent ruling by the French government, which now makes it illegal to speak the words "Facebook" or "Twitter" on television or radio newscasts, isn't as shocking as you might think.

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