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  1. Science

    Record the Sounds of Our Planet for Earth Day

    It's Earth Day! That means that today, out of all the days in the year that our giant, natural spaceship graciously turns us to face the sun and makes our entire existence possible, we will give a little back and try to do something nice for the Earth. If you're looking for a way to pitch in, you can help document the fleeting sounds of our planet.

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  2. Entertainment

    You Can Now Get Community’s MeowMeowBeenz for Your Phone in Real Life

    Reddit set out to make Community's society-collapsing ratings app, MeowMeowBeenz, a reality, and that dream is one step closer now that you can actually download the app for your phone. Right now, it's a proof-of-concept app that shows off the UI and function, but the ratings system support on the backend is coming just around the corner.

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  3. Entertainment

    [Updated] Reddit Is Making MeowMeowBeenz From Community a Real Thing, Prepare to Futurize Your Decor

    Are you Five material? You're going to find out, because a software engineer on Reddit wants to make Meowmeowbeenz, the people-rating app from last night's Community, a reality. What, you didn't know they'd already built an entire Meowmeowbeenz subreddit in the time since the episode aired? Get with it, Newbeenz.

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  4. Tech

    New App Helps Mardi Gras Revelers “Pee All They Can Pee”

    Y'all, it's Mardi Gras. If you can't remember a time it was warm enough to take your top off, it may be hard to sympathize with revelers in Louisiana searching right now for a place to legally relieve their overtaxed bladders. Thankfully, there's an app for those lucky sons of bitches. Or should I say, an a pp? (pee joke, plebs.)

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  5. Tech

    Meet Downworthy, the Chrome App That Fixes Clickbaity Headlines For The Better

    We might as well just come to terms with the fact that Upworthy-style "You won't believe what happens next!!!" kind of headlines are the wave of the future. I mean, even CNN's doing it now. Best just accept it and move on, right? Or we could filter them out with honest headlines, of course. That's where the new Downworthy app comes in.

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  6. Entertainment

    Create a Video of Yourself in the Doctor Who Opening Titles on Facebook

    BBC now has a Facebook app that will help you rally your companions together for your Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebration. All you have to do is head over to the app on Facebook, and you can have it insert a picture of you into video of the Doctor Who opening titles for a web-based invitation to celebrate the anniversary.

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  7. Tech

    BlackBerry Messenger Is Available for iOS and Android, but You Have to Wait Your Turn

    It's a great day for BlackBerry users, as their beloved BBM proprietary messaging service has finally gone cross-platform. We tried to take the iOS and Android versions for a spin, but demand for accounts on the service is supposedly so high that there's a virtual line. Yeah, we were surprised, too.

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  8. Tech

    Block Spoilers Forever With This New Chrome App, “Unspoiler”

    Back in the day (which day isn't important), you used to have to watch TV shows when they aired or you'd miss them entirely and wouldn't be able to talk about them the next day. Now if you don't watch them when they air, nobody will be able to talk about them the next day -- because they'll all be worried about spoiling you. Well, not anymore with the Unspoiler app!

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  9. Weird

    From the Creators of BreakupText Comes the Exciting New… MakeupText

    Let's briefly pretend that this isn't a truly, truly horrible world in which people have decided that it is in fact too hard on our poor thumbs to type out a breakup text by ourselves. Now you can despair all over again: there's an app to win back someone's heart: the (briefly free) MakeupText.

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  10. Tech

    Running the United Kingdom? There’s an App for That

    Being the head of any government isn't exactly an easy job. When it comes down to it, leaders have to make decisions based on the best information they have available to them at the time. If that data proves to be faulty or somehow outdated, they can get reamed for making the wrong call. Thank goodness there's apparently an app for that. David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has been using an app on his iPad to keep track of real-time data on stuff like housing and jobs.

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  11. Entertainment

    Even Arlington National Cemetery Has a Smartphone App Now, Somehow Not Related to Halloween

    As it turns out, being the most technologically advanced national cemetery is something that national cemeteries apparently aspire to. That's what Arlington National Cemetery would have us believe, anyway, and that they're definitely top dog when it comes down to it. Part of this advancement includes the release of a smartphone app to help visitors track down specific graves. It even includes pictures of each and every headstone. Welcome to the future of the dead.

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  12. Tech

    Innovation’s Hard, Folks: Uber Pulls Out of NYC Taxi Business After Just Over a Month

    Uber, the folks behind the glorious on-demand car service app that operates out of San Francisco and other cities, has officially shuttered their taxi services in New York City after just over a month of operation. Their more expensive black car service will continue to operate unimpeded, but their attempt to recruit the more traditional yellow taxis to the fold has failed for now. New York's Taxi and Limousine Commission's legal hurdles proved to be too much.

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  13. Entertainment

    Netflix “Just For Kids” Hits iPad, Finally Frees Up the TV From Their Small Grubby Hands

    For anyone that has children, Netflix's "Just for Kids" portal can truly be like a gift from above. The treasure trove of kid-friendly shows available dwarfs just about any other offering. This portal, unfortunately, has been mostly confined to the television via consoles or the web. There was no good way to have them watch their shows without occupying at least one major screen -- and therefore the entire room with the screen -- in the process. That time has come to an end; Netflix has finally launched "Just for Kids" on the iPad.

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  14. Tech

    Official YouTube iOS App Now Available, Some Folks Excited

    For those that haven't been following along, Apple's iOS 6 removes the standard YouTube app that everyone previously had available to them on their homescreen. This was, apparently, a big deal for everyone that religiously checked for the latest Epic Rap Battles of History via their phone. Luckily, Google quickly noted that they'd be releasing their own standalone app for the formerly standard service. Today, that app has finally been made available.

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  15. Tech

    Chrome for iOS Shoots to Number One App in One Day, But is it Any Good?

    At Google's I/O conference yesterday, the company announced that an iOS version of the much beloved Chrome browser would be available in the app store. Released several hours later, the app quickly became the most downloaded app on the store. However, if you're expecting the lightning-fast desktop browsing experience you've come to expect, you might be disappointed.

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