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Being a Celebrity Astronaut is Tougher Than it Sounds

For a brief period in the American saga, the astronaut was the man of the moment. No profession commanded as much awe and admiration. Widely regarded as the personification of all that was best in the country, the first astronauts were blanketed with the adulation usually accorded star quarterbacks, war heroes, and charismatic movie stars. Yet this was never part of NASA's agenda. Read More >>

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An Oreo-Making Robot is Pretty Much Mankind's Greatest Achievement

You can forget the wheel, nuclear power, and even the internet. All of man's greatest creations have been eclipsed by this pint-sized robot that's able to make custom Oreo cookies whenever you have the craving. Read More >>

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How Online Ads Work

You probably think online ads are pretty annoying. But without them, the internet as we know it would not exist—and this blogger would not have a job. These are not your everyday ads, though. They're built on an impressively complex network of technology that anyone can appreciate. Read More >>

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Online Campaign Backs Unlikely Frontrunner in Race to Find New Face of JD Sports

You've probably seen similar competitions before, tasking wannabe models with drumming up support over social media platforms in order to bag a role as the hot new face of a big brand. But an online campaign to find JD Sports' "Face of 2014" doesn't look like its set to pan out how the sportswear retailer had hoped. Read More >>

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Samsung and the IOC Deny Sochi Opening Ceremony Apple Logo Ban

Lucky Olympic athletes taking part in the Sochi Winter Olympics found a Samsung Galaxy Note III in their arrival goodie bags, so even if they don't take home a medal they've still got something of a fairly high value to sell on the internet when they get home. But did Samsung demand they avoid being seen using Apple hardware as part of the deal? Read More >>

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McVitie's Ads Want to Examine the "Emotional Role" of the Biscuit in Today's Society

United Biscuits, owner of the McVitie's brand and all the magical sugary food it produces, is about to launch a £12m advertising campaign in the UK. It wants to make the eating of too many biscuits an emotional event. After all, who hasn't cried themselves to sleep after eating an entire packet of Chocolate Digestives? Read More >>

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Watch This Terrifying Devil Baby Freak Out Good Samaritans

What would you do if you came upon an abandoned stroller with a crying baby inside? You'd probably check to see if the infant was ok, right? Not after watching this prank you won't. The same team responsible for that wonderful telekinetic coffee shop freak out prank is back with an even more terrifying marketing stunt involving a possessed devil baby and a stroller with a mind of its own. Read More >>

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An Up-Close Look at the Google Mystery Barge

The Google mystery barges docked near San Francisco and Portland, Maine are getting even more mysterious. We've seen the barge and heard the arguments about what's inside. But news that the search giant is making government officials keep their mouths shut about them—that takes it to the next level. Read More >>

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Is Google's Mysterious Barge Actually a Floating Glass Store?

After an odd but engrossing CNET story last week, everybody's wondering what the strange barge with ties to Google is doing docked near San Francisco. At first, it looked like the 25-foot-long structure was a next generation data center in-the-making, but CBS and CNET sources now say it's a floating Google Glass store. Weird huh? Read More >>

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The Colour Blue Has Conquered the Internet

Shades of Grey. Orange Is The New Black. The Scarlet Letter. Colours are clearly important in marketing. We know. And you have also probably noticed that a lot of companies use blue in their logos. Plus Blue Is The Warmest Colour. Sooooo yeah. Read More >>

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Samsung Got Fined £210,000 for Paying People to Bash HTC Online

Sometimes companies do stupid things to market their products. A silly commercial here. A ridiculous junket there. That's all fine and good, but sometimes companies overdo it, companies like Samsung who just got slapped with a $340,000 fine in Taiwan for illegally paying people to trash talk HTC in forums. Read More >>

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Google Now Offers Free DDoS Protection

Google's waving its pro-internet freedom flag again, launching a suite of anti-hacker software intended to help human rights and elections-related websites in vulnerable regions. It's a nice thought, even if there's a catch. Read More >>

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Watch This Girl With Telekinetic Powers Freak Out Coffee Shop Patrons

This absolutely amazing and terrifying prank, where a girl with telekinetic powers appears to freak out in a coffee shop, is actually a publicity stunt for the upcoming remake of the film Carrie. But that doesn't make it any less entertaining or awesome. Make sure you watch it all the way through, too, it just gets better and better. Read More >>

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Pepsi Wants Scent Capsules So Its Bottles Don't Smell Like Plastic

Cracking open a cold bottle of Pepsi, only to be hit by the smells of the chemicals in the plastic container instead of the cola, can ruin the experience. And for a company that's perpetually been a runner-up in the Cola Wars, finding new ways to gain traction with consumers is vitally important. So through a patent application, PepsiCo has revealed a unique aroma delivery system that ensures the first thing you smell is always the product. Read More >>

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Nokia's Sarcastic Apple Tweet a Viral Smash With the Anti-iPhone Masses

A simple tweet by Nokia which read "Thanks, #Apple ;)" and suggested that the colour scheme of iPhone 5C was influenced by Nokia's bonkers colour palettes has gone Triple-A viral, with Twitter claiming it's been one of the most successful marketing tweets in history. Read More >>

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It's Easy to Seem Popular When a Virus Gives You Instagram Followers

There are always those greedy people who would wish for more wishes from a genie. They're what's wrong with this whole internet fairy tale. And now they're using malware developed for pilfering credit card numbers to give out likes and followers on Instagram. For a price, of course. Read More >>

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