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NYPD tries to make nice on Twitter, makes a mess

With stunning naivete, the New York Police Department asks twitterers to post pictures of themselves with police officers. Go on, guess what happened.

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How to avoid watching that sex scene next to mom: HBO Go

There's one very good reason for HBO Go, the company infers in a new ad campaign. It's the one way you can avoid awkward moments watching HBO with the rest of your family.

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Oh, Apple. Did you have to?

Apple's Earth Day ad, squarely aimed at Samsung, undercuts Apple's sincerity in dealing with the environment. But some may love seeing a little arrogance back in Apple's ads.

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Only 20 percent of Americans surveyed believe in Big Bang

Scientists express dismay at an Associated Press/GfK survey that suggests skepticism of science is still strong. Only 20 percent of Americans believe in the Big Bang. Less than one-third of Americans said they thought climate change was real.

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Leonardo DiCaprio (no!) as Steve Jobs?

The latest rumor drifting toward civilization is that Danny Boyle will direct Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie, and he wants the "Titanic" actor to star.

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Powdered alcohol approved (hiccup or hooray?)

In a decision that some might deem surprising, the Treasury Department has approved a patent for a product called Palcolhol, a powdered form of vodka and other drinks. And yes, you just add water.

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Tim Cook is smooth voiceover on new Apple green ad

Apple decides to plug its environmentalist credentials in new ad, with the mellifluous tones of its CEO describing the company striving to be a better citizen.

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Parents prefer phones to kids?

Those who specialize in child development say they're noticing more incidents of parents ignoring their kids in favor of their phones. For some kids, phones become hate objects.

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Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps (but of course)

The Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club is positively giddy about an alleged 100-foot-long creature that is only visible on Apple Maps. Will Google immediately send its satellites to investigate?

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Online petition to deport Justin Bieber fails

Despite garnering 100,000 signatures, the petition to ask the White House to remove the Canadian heartthrob from the US gets a very political reply.

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Big asteroids hit Earth far more than we're told, say astronauts

To, well, celebrate Earth Day, April 22, three former astronauts will claim they have evidence that remote parts of the Earth have endured 3 to 10 times more large-scale asteroid strikes than has been revealed.

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Police's search for missing boy finds he existed only on Facebook

A 2-year-old boy is reported missing in France by his supposed great aunt. It takes some time before police realize the boy and his father are mere Facebook constructs.

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