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Nine Inch Nails Pounds Out Score For 'The Social Network' Movie

While Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails, often described as an "American industrial rock project" was thinking of stepping out of the limelight in 2009, he's been in hot demand for various projects - the most noteworthy of which is to score David Fincher's much-acclaimed new movie about our favorite social network.

Lights, Camera, Action: iPhone 4 Video, Ready For Its Close-Up

It use to be film-makers needed expensive and cumbersome digital cameras to produce high quality music videos, movie shorts and commercials. Of recent date, light-weight and reasonably-priced hand-helds like the Flip have become a more suitable replacement. But today, instead of using one-trick ponies, the iPhone 4 is earning just as much of a reputation as a video camera as it  has acting like, well… a phone.

Kindle DX vs The Lord Voldemort of Tablet Devices

While Kindle is trying to up their game, Amazon announced their new Kindle DX is now going 'into the black' (sort of speak). Coming off striking a retail deal with Target stores, a major price cut, thinner screens, a roll-out of picture/video software for Apple devices, a new Android app and new social media features, Kindle DX is now available in black, not be confused with the Device-That-Must-Not-Be-Named.

Google Serving Up 'News' On A New Platter

Just when you get use to viewing certain Web sites in certain formats - it's a little disconcerting when they change it up for you. Almost feels like you're caught off balance. But Google has the power and we are only but bit players on its global stage.  Today Google is releasing a redesigned version of their News site to English-language users in the US.

In From The Cold, Russian Spy Seeks Cover On Social Networks

It's said that a good spy knows how to blend in. And what better way in today's society to accomplish that, than to be prominently active on a number of social networks. Anna Chapman, one of alleged spies recently picked up in NYC knew how to work social networks almost as well as she did in staying below the government's radar.

Mashable Introduces First-Time Social Media Day

Mashable doesn't indicate why they chose June 30th as the first-time Social Media Day, but heck, they are the number one Social Media blog in the world - so I guess they have the right. It will probably take another decade before the US Congress declares it official - but in the meantime perhaps there's a Mashable Mash-up near you where you can help celebrate this year's kick-off.

The 'Summer Of Droid' Should Dispel Rumors Of The Verizon iPhone

Today, there were close to 1000 articles and blogs posted, anticipating the highly rumored news that Verizon might become Apple's second mobile carrier to AT&T, iPhone's exclusive telecom service to date. That much interest should be a red flag as to AT&T's service (or lack thereof).

Conflict Minerals For Cell Phones Fuel Genocide In Congo

I speculated recently about the amount of lithium recently found in Afghanistan - like oil in Iraq - could become the number one resource for the war to continue in that country. In a post, titled, "The Smartphone Wars Seek Trillion Dollar Spoils," I believe that mobile phone manufacturers will compete heavily to secure this resource. In the Congo, a similar scenario has already played out with 'conflict minerals' with more dire consequences.

Avoidr, The Anti-Social, Anti-Check-In Social Network

Scaling to twenty thousand users overnight, a virtual unknown Web app has arrived on the digital landscape to address our latest social media dilemma - how to avoid the many followers we've worked diligently to attract? As such, Avoidr might be labeled the first "anti-social" social network.

'The Social Network' Movie Trailer Labels FB Leader A Punk, Genius, Prophet, & Traitor

"If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented Facebook," is the cryptic utterance made by actor Jesse Eisenberg portraying Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg in the first trailer for "The Social Network." While bordering on self-parody, those words underscore how the origins of the largest global networking enterprise was intriguing enough to be made into a movie.

Not To Compete With Sinatra, Michael Jackson's 'Blue Eye' Portrait Unveiled (Video)

On the eve of the one year anniversary of his death, 11 never-before-published portraits of the late singer  will go up for auction in December by Auctioneers Pierre Berge & Associates. The rare 1999 photograph entitled 'Michael Jackson's Blue Eye,' was a portrait taken but dismissed for the King of Pop's studio album Invincible released in 2001.

'Retina Display' & 'Reception' Complaints Launch On iPhone 4 Launch Day

With the iPhone 4 launch firmly under way, early Apple and gadget-focused Web sites are reporting problems with Apple's latest smartphone iteration. Did the device leave the station too soon - or are these cases an anomaly?

Rent Tent, Be First To Purchase iPhone 4G & Live To Tweet & Ustream About It

Airbnb reports iPhone mania is officially under way in front of the Apple Store on Stockton Street in San Francisco. If you can cough up $200 or be the highest bidder, you can be first in line by renting a tent from an enterprising camper who secured the spot early on the Wednesday prior to the launch on Thursday, June 24.

Biggest Threat To Apple iTunes Is 'Google Music' Hitting A High Note

While Google has been battling it out with Apple for quite some time on the hardware front - Droids vs iPhones - and on the mobile advertising side - AdMob vs Quattro Wireless - it now appears to want its own music download service to go mano-a-mano with Apple's iTunes, as well.

'Gourmet Live' To Serve Up Location-Based Social Networking With A Side Of Gaming?

Condé Nast's Gourmet Magazine closed shop almost a year ago. Like other legacy newspapers and magazines, print content is slowly becoming a dinosaur right before our very eyes. However, apparently the publishing conglomerate couldn't just let it die - so like a phoenix they are thinking about resurrecting its remains into a flashy social and location-based application-  called - what else - "Gourmet Live."

Betting On The MTV Twitter Jockey Who Will Make It To The Finish Line (POLL)

Will it be Tomicha Cassel from Cleveland, Ohio or Rolfe Norman from Athens, Georgia? Who will be the social media voice for MTV? The network is currently in the process of answering that question with an ongoing series of challenges that will continue for the next couple months - up to a live finale on August 8.

BP Blaster App Allows You To Be Master Of Your Domain

Remember the Seinfeld episode "The Contest" aka "Master of Your Domain," when Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer were tasked with controlling sudden urges? As an analogy to that condition, all of our pent-up anger over the Gulf Oil disaster has no easy or satisfactory means for release. That is, until now. With  the introduction of a new game - Zippi Networks has developed an app to help us vent.

HP's 48Upper Social Network Is The Geek Squad's Latest Watering Hole

While Facebook scales to 500 million users according "The Social Network" movie promos, a new social network wants to prove to the world that IT pros have just as much a right to their own social network as common folk - maybe more.

Social Networking After Death Becomes You

Taking control of our lives online after death is a rather macabre thought - but similar to last wills and testaments when you commit in writing as to how you want to put your affairs in order in the event of death, you might want to do the same with your social networking presence.

Europe Beats U.S. In Race For Social Networking The 'Internet Of Things'

In the U.S., we are more concerned about disconnecting the Internet than expanding its connectivity to inanimate objects. If Senator Lieberman has his way, the government will have access to a 'kill switch' that will virtually shut down the Internet at will. Europe on the other hand is taking a much more progressive approach.