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Rick Perry fails YouTube 101

The struggling Republican presidential candidate released an ad on YouTube Tuesday that has garnered 41 times as many dislikes as likes. Perhaps his social media team forgot they could turn off that ability.

By December 8, 2011

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Rick Astley resurrected in iPhone worm

Rick Astley, the 80s pop legend, made a stunning return to the spotlight recently when an Australian hacker became the first person to write a worm for the iPhone. The worm, however, only affects jailbroken iPhones.

By November 10, 2009

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iPhone virus hands your phone to Rick Astley

The first iPhone worm is in the wild. So if you have a jailbroken iPhone running SSH, hold on to your hats: you're about to get Rickrolled

By November 9, 2009

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BOL 1067: Pre-roll is the new Rick Roll

A listener reports that NFL.com subjected him to a 75-second pre-roll ad. Not funny, NFL. In the news today, the FCC proposes codifying Net neutrality rules, and much as we'd love to leave it to the market and the telcos, well, we just don't trust the telcos. Rules, FTW! Unless it's rules on selling energy-hog TVs. Those aren't cool.

By September 21, 2009

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BOL 1067: Pre-roll is the new Rick Roll

A listener reports that NFL.com subjected him to a 75-second pre-roll ad. Not funny, NFL. In the news today, the FCC proposes codifying Net neutrality rules, and much as we'd love to leave it to the market and the telcos, well, we just don't trust the tel

By September 21, 2009

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Rick Astley to perform at MTV Europe awards ceremony?

The "Never Gonna Give You Up" singer, subject of a won't-go-away Internet meme, has confirmed that he was invited to perform at the event but has not officially said yes.

By October 28, 2008

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Rick Wagoner puts GM's tech chops to the test

The company's CEO unveiled an ambitious small-vehicle push as part of a wide-ranging shift that will test General Motors' technology prowess in coming years.

By June 3, 2008

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All your baseball are belong to Rick Astley

When the New York Mets held a poll to choose their eighth-inning sing-along song, Digg and Fark users caught wind of it. The winner was--surprise!--"Never Gonna Give You Up," the song behind the "Rickrolling" Internet meme.

By April 8, 2008

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Rick Rubin and the celestial jukebox

Sony/Columbia has brought in music guru Rick Rubin to try and turn the ailing label around. He's a big fan of what has been called the "celestial jukebox"--the idea that the future of music will be subscription-based, anytime-anywhere access to all songs

By September 3, 2007

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How to enable unread-mail view in iOS

Ever wish the stock Mail app could show only your unread messages? Or only messages that have attachments? It can, if you know where to look.

By July 24, 2014