Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- BlackBerry becomes a source of shame for users.
- Mental Floss asks: How did the Game Genie work?
- Schools across the country ban Flaming Hot Cheetos.
- Speaking of: 10 things you never knew about Flamin' Hots.
- Newsweek to shut down print edition and go all digital.
- Extra Life: Play games to raise money for local kids.
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News Corp. is taking bids for IGN Entertainment as the media conglomerate tries to divest itself of the network of video game and pop culture Web sites.
News Corp., which paid $650 million in 2005 for the network, expects to get around $100 million for the sale, people involved with the negotiations tell The Wall Street Journal, which is also owned by News Corp. The media giant is formalizing the bidding process as part of its planned separation of publishing assets from its media and entertainment business.
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So you Skype; do you OoVoo too? Because OoVoo is a free HD video, voice, and IM chat app that lets you chat with up to 12 friends at once (6 via video and 6 on the phone). It records voice and video on your hard drive, not an online account, so file size is unlimited. You can use OoVoo to share large files (up to 25MB) as well as make phone calls to landlines, text chat, record video messages up to 1 minute long, and do a whole lot of other cool things. Mobile and tablet users have a … Read more