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For those unsatisfied with a mere singular screen on your iPhone 5, popSLATE is for you.

An "E-Ink" screen in an iPhone 5 case, it's always illuminated and totally customizable, allowing you to live Tweet Vampire Diaries and text your mom at the same time!

Check out the promotional video demo for popSLATE here:

The only possible downsides: its .54-inch thickness, on top of the .30-inch iPhone 5, and its 2.64 ounce weight, on top of the iPhone 5′s 3.95 ounces.

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Think Internet Explorer sucks? You're obviously right, but so does Microsoft, which makes that fact part of its new ad campaign for IE 10. Say what now?

Titled “Do you know this guy?” the video below shows a typical web user firing off endless complaints about IE (before eventually coming around of course):

The ad directs users to a Microsoft site, browseryoulovedtohate, which promotes Internet Explorer 10, the newest version running on Windows 8 devices.

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Earlier this week, Bing revealed what people were searching for in 2012 (Kim Kardashian mostly). Now, which apparently still exists, is doing the same!

The question and answer search engine's year-end review of what was huge in 2012 focused, fittingly, on the burning questions people wanted answered.

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Valerie Combs, V.P. of communications for, said in a statement:

“With nearly half of the queries on in the form of a full question, we get a snapshot of not only what captured consumers’ attention, but also what piqued their curiosity.”

Here are Ask’s top news search terms and related questions for 2012:

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In randomly amusing social media news, Facebook recently took down a photo of a woman flashing her elbows in the tub, believing they were breasts at first glance.

The image in question:

Facebook Removes Elbows

How did this happen? In the wake of recent breastfeeding photo controversies, the blog Theories of the Deep Understanding of Things decided to test Facebook.

Terms of Service state that users will not post content that is "hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence."

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The manager in charge of Apple's maligned Maps application, which debuted two months ago to harsh criticism, has been fired, according to reports.

Richard Williamson was let go by Senior Vice President Eddy Cue, Bloomberg News first reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation.

Maps App

Cue is reportedly seeking advice from outside experts and working with digital map company TomTom to fix navigation and mapping data for Apple.

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The legal war between Samsung and Apple took another interesting turn last week when the latter was ordered to cough up some key trade secrets.

Naturally, Team Apple responded to the ruling like civil, reasonable adults ... not.


Thursday, a judge ordered Apple to hand over info about their patent deal with HTC to Samsung, which demanded to see the agreement between the two companies.

Samsung believes this could potentially help their defense in Apple's ongoing crusade to get most of Samsung's biggest products removed from stores ASAP.

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Apple users unprepared to go back to the dark ages of regular texting, email or phone calls were collectively frustrated by FaceTime and iMessage not working Sunday.

iOS devices and Macs with OS X 10.6.6 or higher experienced a nearly five-hour outage, from 11:45 a.m. to 4:32 p.m. PT (2:45 to 7:45 p.m. ET) yesterday.

Steve Jobs Nation was not happy.

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iMessage Tweets

The Cupertino, Calif. company’s instant message service and video-calling app's outages were confirmed by Apple, which said “users are unable to use” those functions.

The company’s status page now says, “Normal service is restored.” It’s unclear what caused it or whether any iPhone users contemplated suicide during this traumatic period.

Fortunately, Twitter was still up. #blessed

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This is either a classic trolling effort or a Grade A screw-up from the peeps in charge of Rick Santorum's website. There's a pic of Moot from 4Chan on it!

Moot and Santorum

Patriot Voices, uber-conservative Santorum's site, is ripe with partisan vitriol. Standard.

If you navigate it, however, a pop up box appears with different faces alongside Rick's.

One of those seemingly random pictures is of Chris Poole, a.k.a. Moot of 4chan fame.

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Apple unveiled a smaller iPad tablet Tuesday - the iPad mini - and changes to larger Mac computers as the tech giant seeks to stay ahead of the curve.

Executives took the stage to introduce the iPad mini, a tablet with a 7.9-inch screen that weighs half as much as the iPad, which it closely resembles.

iPad Mini

The mini has two cameras, a dual-core A5 processor and 10-hour battery life. It comes in both Wi-Fi only versions and models with LTE wireless connectivity.

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In the best-selling book No Easy Day, a retired Navy SEAL writing under an assumed name details the raid that killed Osama bin Laden last year in Pakistan.

He says that training for the assault took place in North Carolina. With that information, whistleblower site Cryptome (dot) org thinks it found that site:

  • Bin Laden Training Ground
  • Bin Laden Compound

The alleged Bin Laden training ground (left), and his actual compound.

After putting in the coordinates in Google Maps for the Harvey Point Defense Testing facility, purportedly a CIA training ground, only a clearing in a field was seen.

On Bing Maps, however, Cryptome says it was a different story.

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