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HP and musician Chubby Checker settle lawsuit over penis-measurement app

theverge.com — A lawsuit filed against Hewlett-Packard and Palm over a WebOS app that would estimate the size of male genitals has been settled. Last February, rock-and-roll legend Chubby Checker sued the companies, asking for $500,000 while claiming the third-party app called the Chubby Checker "adversely affects Chubby Checker's brand and value."
Jul 24, 2014

Chubby Checker puts his lawsuit back in his pants, settles with HP over penis-measuring app mobile.theverge.com/m/2014/7/24/59…

Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

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Batman is still sad in the second Ben Afflek photo from 'Batman v. Superman'

theverge.com — DC Comics decided to honor Batman's 75th anniversary yesterday, and - while he's a day late - Zack Snyder is joining in on the action too since he's at the helm of a film starring the hero. Snyder published a close look at Ben Affleck's Batman on Twitter today, the second photo yet of him from the set of Batman v.

Christopher Nolan talks up the science of 'Interstellar' in surprise Comic-Con appearance

theverge.com — Details on the plot of Christopher Nolan's upcoming Interstellar are still scarce, but the film may be his most ambitious to date. In a surprise appearance at Comic-Con, the director of The Dark Knight trilogy and Inception says that his latest film is his grandest in scope.
Jul 24, 2014

Christopher Nolan talks up Interstellar in surprise Comic-Con appearance theverge.com/e/5699142

Jul 24, 2014

I need to see this: Christopher Nolan talks up 'Interstellar' in surprise Comic-Con appearance theverge.com/e/5699142

HPV vaccination rates in the US are still 'unacceptably low,' says CDC

theverge.com — The number of teenagers who were vaccinated for HPV last year was still "unacceptably low," according to a report released today by the CDC. Despite a slight increase in vaccination rates over previous years, only 35 percent of adolescent boys and 57 percent of adolescent girls received one or more doses of the HPV vaccine by their 13th birthday in 2013.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @verge: HPV vaccination rates in the US are still "unacceptably low," says CDC theverge.com/e/5697994

Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

RT @VergeScience: HPV vaccination rates in the US are still "unacceptably low" bit.ly/UvPcut

Jul 24, 2014

Low HPV vax rates can be attributed to "knowledge gaps among parents" & clinician failure to recommend the vaccine. bit.ly/1AcchmU

Amazon expects to lose half a billion dollars in the next three months

theverge.com — Amazon has a pretty stable pattern when it comes to reporting earnings. It delivers big growth in revenue, and little-to-no profits. For the last couple years that has kept the company's share price on a steady upward climb. But it may be approaching unsustainable levels.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @librarythingtim: "Amazon expects to lose half a billion dollars in the next three months" theverge.com/2014/7/24/5934…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @verge: Amazon expects to lose half a billion dollars in the next three months theverge.com/e/5698688

'Join us in our ritual,' beckons Cthulhu-based cryptocurrency

theverge.com — Written in the voodoo cultspeak of futurist horror writer H.P. Lovecraft's short story, "The Call of Cthulhu," the creepy Cthulhu Offerings may be the most confusing digital currency yet. "The time draws near, the return of The Great Old One is upon us," writes the developer. "Join us in our ritual."
Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

RT @adrjeffries: 'It was released because Cthulhu deserves a way for people to waste electricity in his name.' theverge.com/e/5697538 via @verge

Jul 24, 2014

'It was released because Cthulhu deserves a way for people to waste electricity in his name.' theverge.com/e/5697538 via @verge

Listening to Level: can Samsung do headphones better than Beats?

theverge.com — Sound matters Watch your back, Jimmy Iovine. Samsung's coming for you. Last week, Samsung launched a new lineup of products in the US called Level. Beginning with four products - over-ear, on-ear, and in-ear headphones, and a Bluetooth speaker - the Level lineup is about the least subtle Beats competitor ever created.