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Bing has finally one-upped Google in the nerd-cred department.

In honor of this week's premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness, Bing Translator has added the Trek language Klingon, or as I'll be referring to it: Bingon.

Worf from Star Trek

Starting today, you can visit the Bing Translator to convert a phrase from any of the languages available into Klingon.

The language is also available on the Windows Phone app (so the guy who has that can use it there).

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Google is commemorating the 37th anniversary of the classic Atari game Breakout with an awesome Easter egg, so to speak, within its Image Search.

All you need to do is run an image search on "Atari Breakout."

When you do, your results will be displayed and organized into a Breakout-style game, which requires the player to demolish brick walls with a ball!

Atari Breakout

The 1976 game was a takeoff on the 1972 game, Pong.

Yes ... Pong. The single-bit mother of all video games.

The best part? Google's tribute is playable. And as addicting as the Atari version. We recommend checking it out two minutes before you have to go somewhere.

That way you won't waste hours playing.

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Ever wondered what a Facebook update would look like in real life?

We don't mean your status update, but one of Facebook's actual updates - of which there many, and which often flummox and frustrate a billion-plus users.

According to the video below, it would basically boil down to some annoying dude inundating you with changes he made to your home and lifestyle.

Ones you didn't ask for, no less, and don't necessarily care for.

Check out the fun video below, and then immediately go check your privacy settings to see how Facebook jerked you around during the last update:

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Vin Diesel says Facebook, upon which he has 41 million Likes, owes him "billions of dollars" for helping spark the social network's popularity.

It's hard to tell if he's half serious.

Diesel Photo

“What Facebook didn’t realize is something very big was about to happen," he tells EW.

"For the first time in history, and it’s kind of a fluke they didn’t see this coming - when I jumped on that page in April 2009, I started talking to people. In the realest ways."

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A gem of a YouTube video, featuring former Republican House leader and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, is making the online rounds today.

In it, Newt muses about cell phones and the lack of a term for one that's also Internet-enabled, apparently unaware that this is what "smart phone" means.

This has got to be a joke, right? See below:

“You probably think it’s a cell phone,” said Gingrich. “But think about it, if it’s taking pictures, it’s not a cell phone. This device, is something new and different!"

"I’ve been calling it a handheld computer."

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Warner Bros. is being sued by Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat for the company's alleged unauthorized use of two felines that have achieved viral fame.

Clips of Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat have each each spurred tens of millions of views since appearing online in 2011 and 2007 respectively.

The legal complaint alleged that the cats were used without permission in Scribblenauts, a series of games on the Nintendo DS and other platforms.

Court documents allege that Warner Bros. and developer 5th Cell "knowingly and intentionally infringed" both kitty claimants' ownership rights.

Says the legal complaint against WB and 5th Cell:

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Saul Bass' birthday is the subject of a new Google Doodle.

The artist, who died in 1996, would have been 93 today.

His claim to fame? Some of the most iconic movie title sequences of all time, The Man With the Golden Arm, North by Northwest, and Psycho to name a few.

Google’s homepage Doodle today starts with disjointed text bars that spell out Google as a nod to Psycho. When viewers click play, an homage to his work follows.

Can you name all the movie references above?

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has a growing fan base on Tumblr apparently.

Up until last week, "One Direction Infection" was a Tumblr blog created and maintained by an eighth grader devoted to the British boy band heart throbs.

Now, it's devoted to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Tumblr

Jahar, as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends and Twitter followers call him, has amassed a pretty huge following for a man charged with terrorism and WMD use.

He has his own hashtag, #FreeJahar, on Twitter, while thousands of Tumblr and Facebook fans closely follow his case and discuss his "innocence."

Beyond the boilerplate Boston bombing conspiracy theories that claim he's the fall guy or the whole thing is a hoax, there are other reasons for his appeal.

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At one time a mainstay of email and Internet communication, Hotmail is officially dead.

In related news, Hotmail was apparently not officially dead until this week. Who knew!

Hot Mail

As of Thursday, every single remaining Hotmail account (all 14 of them) has been migrated to Outlook, Microsoft's newer and redesigned email experience.

Chillax. Your Hotmail account will be the same. Your emails will still get to you at that address. But the interface and experience no longer say Hotmail.

Outlook allows Hotmail users to use SMTP, a popular, device-friendly standard for receiving email, and integration with SkyDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage solution.

R.I.P. Hotmail. Say hi to AltaVista for us.

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Offering candid assessments of their less-than-stellar accommodations, some prison inmates are having way too much fun with review site Yelp.

Yes, purported inmates, employees and visitors have all been logging on to dish the details about penitentiaries from Rikers Island to San Quentin.

Prison Pic

“Overall, the jail was pretty miserable,” one disgruntled reviewer wrote about a recent stay at Cook County Jail in Illinois after an arrest in Chicago.

“The beds were very uncomfortable and my bunkmate was frequently rude."

It wasn't a total catastrophe, however. The joint still earned 2/5 stars!

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