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BlogPost: November 14, 2010 - November 20, 2010

QR codes and The Washington Post

You may have noticed a funny-looking bar code popping up in conspicuous places: billboards, magazines, airport tickets, the printed edition of The Washington Post. These are called QR codes, which stands for Quick Response code, and they are not exactly...

By Cory Haik  | November 19, 2010; 5:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ted Koppel, God, global warming and a one-term presidency: News of the week

View the week's top news tweets.

By Katie Rogers  | November 19, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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World Toilet Day: No potty jokes, please

(Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images) While some potty-minded pranksters may find humor in World Toilet Day, the designated day actually draws attention to sobering crisis: the 2.6 billion people around the world without access to proper sanitation. More than 1 billion have...

By Melissa Bell  | November 19, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Joe Scarborough suspended from MSNBC for political donations

MSNBC on Friday suspended Joe Scarborough, the host of the popular "Morning Joe" show, for two days for donating to political campaigns in violation of the network's policy.

By Melissa Bell  | November 19, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
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Kinect shadow puppets: The future of puppetry?

With a few tweaks to the gaming console Kinect, to digital designers whipped up a prototype for an interactive puppet

By Melissa Bell  | November 19, 2010; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gettysburg Address's seven-score-and-seven-year anniversary

Today marks the 147th Gettysburg Address anniversary.

By Melissa Bell  | November 19, 2010; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Wuphf in real life

Wuphf offers a fictional social network for the ages.

By Justin Bank  | November 19, 2010; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Reviews from the peanut gallery

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" has launched. Here's the beginning of the end.

By Melissa Bell  | November 19, 2010; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Barkha Dutt, Target the Dog and other morning musings

Morining musings for your coffee.

By Melissa Bell  | November 19, 2010; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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♪♫ Fred Astaire returns with the So So Glos

The So So Glos bring back Fred Astaire.

By Melissa Bell  | November 19, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Roger Ailes, NPR executives and #NPRgoesNazi

Roger Ailes called NPR executives Nazis.

By Melissa Bell  | November 18, 2010; 3:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
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Dot: Guinness World Record for smallest stop-motion animation (Video)

Dot won the Guiness world record for smallest stop animation film.

By Melissa Bell  | November 18, 2010; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Facebook and MySpace joint announcement: MySpace welcomes Facebook users

Speculating on the Facebook/MySpace announcement.

By Melissa Bell  | November 18, 2010; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Eva Longoria ends hers, Facebook threatens it, and many don't care about it. What's up with marriage?

Are we more cynical about marriage than before? Does Facebook prompt divorce?

By Katie Rogers  | November 18, 2010; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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♪♫ Harry Potter rap: YES

A Harry Potter rap for the ages.

By Melissa Bell  | November 18, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Chinese Twitter sentence: a year in a labor camp for a retweet

A Chinese woman is imprisoned for retweeting a satirical comment.

By Melissa Bell  | November 18, 2010; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Patti Smith clinches book award, Jere Van Dyk talks Taliban, and other morning links to love

Morning link love.

By Melissa Bell  | November 18, 2010; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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♪♫ National Unfriend Day Song

A theme song for National Unfriend Day on Facebook.

By Melissa Bell  | November 18, 2010; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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♪♫ Girl Talk mash-up music broken down

A new Web site breaks down the samples of Girl Talk.

By Melissa Bell  | November 18, 2010; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Farewell Four Loko; hello Willow Palin, and thank goodness for Pee Wee Herman

Four Lokator helps you find your sugary drunk high faster.

By Melissa Bell  | November 17, 2010; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Full body scanner images released online -- just not images from an airport scanners

Gizmodo released images from a courthouse body scanner.

By Melissa Bell  | November 17, 2010; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Justin Bieber doll to boost retail industry? In other news, gifts for people who hate Black Friday

Gift ideas and tips for people who hate Black Friday

By Katie Rogers  | November 17, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Jim Morrison pardoned by Charlie Crist?

Charlie Crist wants to pardon Jim Morrisson.

By Melissa Bell  | November 17, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Leonid meteor shower lights up the sky

Thursday morning marks the best viewing time for the Leonid meteor shower.

By Melissa Bell  | November 17, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Prince William and Kate Middleton interview (Video)

Prince William and Kate Middleton interview is kind of adorable.

By Melissa Bell  | November 17, 2010; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Google metatags: Credit where credit is due

Google News introduces metatags.

By Melissa Bell  | November 17, 2010; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Facebook Unfriend Day: Jimmy Kimmel wants you to have fewer friends

Jimmy Kimmel wants you to have fewer friends. I don't.

By Melissa Bell  | November 17, 2010; 9:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Pink diamond: The $46 million morning bling report (Photos)

A rare pink diamond ring sold for $46 million.

By Melissa Bell  | November 17, 2010; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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♪♫ Annie Lennox could make Christmas music cool

Annie Lennox makes Christmas carols cool.

By Melissa Bell  | November 17, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta awarded the Medal of Honor

Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta At the White House Tuesday, President Barack Obama awardedpresented the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta for extraordinary bravery in the face of almost death. Giunta will be the first living recipient of...

By Melissa Bell  | November 16, 2010; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Prince William engaged; Britian distracted from glum economic times

Prince William's engagement distracts Britain from glum economic times.

By Melissa Bell  | November 16, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mosque protests reach new level of surreal

A church in Phoneix has put up a sign declaring its Christianity.

By Melissa Bell  | November 16, 2010; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Huffington Post sued by contributors to Huffington Post

The Huffington Post has been sued by Peter Daou and James Boyce.

By Melissa Bell  | November 16, 2010; 10:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Beatles on iTunes: surprise, surprise

Beatles finally made it on to iTunes playlist.

By Melissa Bell  | November 16, 2010; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (103)
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Newsweek.com staff takes to Tumblr to save site

Newsweek.com staff takes to the interwebs to stop the shuttering of the site.

By Melissa Bell  | November 16, 2010; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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♪♫ Lykke Li brings Barbarella back

Lykke Li released a new video for her song "Get Some."

By Melissa Bell  | November 16, 2010; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Plastic bags pollute, reusable bags poison. Great.

A report surfaced that some reusable grocery bags contain hazardous levels of lead.

By Melissa Bell  | November 15, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Refudiate the top word of 2010? The good, the bad and the ridiculous from the global language survey

What were the top words of 2010?

By Katie Rogers  | November 15, 2010; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The nine eyes of Google Street View (Photos)

A beautiful collection of street view photos from Google.

By Melissa Bell  | November 15, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Forget fingerprints; earprints may identify the best

President Obama's ear is uniquely his own. (Jason Reed) What sets us apart as human beings, what makes us unique individuals, our own selves? Our intelligence, humor or spirit? No, it's the mighty ear. Okay, the tiny ear might not...

By Melissa Bell  | November 15, 2010; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Facebook messaging system: Brilliant idea or privacy concern?

Facebook email: brilliant idea or privacy concern?

By Melissa Bell  | November 15, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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As Hajj ends, Eid al-Adha preparations begin (Photos)

Preparations begin for Eid Al-Adha, following the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

By Melissa Bell  | November 15, 2010; 9:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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♪♫ Teach me how to Dougie

The Dougie has invaded sports games as the de facto victory dance.

By Melissa Bell  | November 15, 2010; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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