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Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion

Microsoft is set to shell out big bucks - a whopping $8.5 billion - to buy Skype Global, the NY Times is reporting.

According to the report, the deal will allow Microsoft to leverage Skype, which last year had 207 billion minutes of voice and video conversations, on platforms including Xbox 360, Kinect and Outlook.

"Skype is a phenomenal service that is loved by millions of people around the world. Together we will create the future of real-time communications so people can easily stay connected to family, friends, clients and colleagues anywhere in the world," Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, said Tuesday in a statement.

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GM Says It Will Revive El Camino If 100,000 People Comment on Blog

The Chevrolet El Camino, with its svelte sports car-meets-muscle-truck visage, is easily one of America's favorite classic vehicles, and since it was discontinued in the '80s, fans have been trying to find ways to bring it back.

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Commodore 64 Making a Comeback

The Commodore 64, the classic personal computer from the eight-bit '80s, is making a comeback. Sort of.

Later this month, Commodore USA will be releasing a computing system that looks just like

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New Toilet Invention Makes Bathroom Break a Luxury [VIDEO]

The next time you take a trip to the john, think about how nice it'd be to own Numi, a brand-new toilet with every possible amenity you'd ever need.

Plumbing company Kohler invented the sophisticated, high-tech toilet and it's definitely a porcelain throne fit for royalty.

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Man Invents Car Fueled by Whiskey

In an effort to create the world's manliest car, 62-year-old Mickey Nilsson has transformed a pile of junk into a sleek vehicle that runs strictly on Bourbon Whiskey.

The Kentucky man says he was inspired by Caractacus Potts, the wacky inventor played by Dick Van Dyke in 1968's 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.'

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Company Uses Elephant Dung for Eco-Friendly Paper Products

Instead of cutting down tons of trees to manufacture paper, a new organization is utilizing something completely revolutionary: animal poop.

Though it sounds zany and quite messy, in this case the whole paper-making process is quite the opposite. That's because elephants have diets high in fiber, which makes for easy paper making. Once the poo is harvested and dried out, what's left is mostly digested grass and leaves.

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iPhone Secretly Tracks Your Every Move, Claims Security Experts

Security experts Peter Warden and Alasdair Allen have made a startling discovery about Apple's iPhone and 3G iPad: The devices secretly track and record your location.

Apparently, this has been going on for 10 months, despite the fact that Apple has never p

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Premiere Of Twentieth Century Fox & Blue Sky Studios' "RIO" - Red Carpet
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‘Rio’ Flies High at Weekend Box Office

Once again, an animated movie found itself ruling the weekend box office.

In this case, it was 'Rio.' The high-flying kids' movie, which features the voice talent of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg and more, pulled in an estimated $40 million, making it the year's best opening thus far.

Coming in at a distant second was the much-anticipated 'Scream 4,' which opened with an underwhelming $19.3 million. That number is especially disappointing, considering 'Scream 3' grossed $34.7 million in its opening weekend 11 years ago.

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Growing Marijuana Indoors Accounts for One Percent of U.S. Electricity Use

The quasi-legalization of marijuana has produced quite an unintended side effect: Now one percent of all electricity used in the United States is spent on growing cannabis indoors.

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Plastic Surgeon Crafts Pointed Ears for Spock Fans [VIDEO]

These days, you can get plastic surgery on just about anything.

Want a million-dollar caboose a la Kim Kardashian? Done. Don't like the shape of your chin? Not a problem. Want to channel Dr. Spock via elf-shaped ears? Err -- yeah, at least one surgeon in Tempe, AZ, has got the 'Star Trek' department covered now.

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Anti-Porn Politician Resigns After Getting Caught Downloading Porn

Getting caught looking at Internet porn can be embarrassing, but it's rarely a big deal. Unless of course you're a member of a political party railing against pornography.

An Indonesian member of parliament was caught downloading an X-rated video from the Internet. Mr. Arifinto hastily resigned after his screen was photographed during a parliamentary session. He'd previously spearheaded Indonesia's 2008 anti-porn bill.

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Sperm Counts Are on the Decline (Blame Electronics)

According to researchers, the sperm counts of European and American men have been steadily falling over the last 50 years.

Scientists believe environmental factors are contributing this decline. Warm baths, nicotine and alcohol ha

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