Clicks of the Day: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Edition!

Welcome to Wednesday, November 2 2011’s Clicks of the Day!

  • Angry Birds Downloads Pass Half-Billion Mark
  • “The most popular mobile game in history now has been downloaded more than 500,000,000 times.”

    Lol oh Angry Birds, you’re so popular :)

  • ‘DIY’ test likelier than Pap smear to detect cancer: study
  • “A do-it-yourself test women can perform at home to check for the virus that causes cervical cancer was three times more likely than conventional Pap smears to detect pre-cancers and four times more likely to detect invasive cancers, a large new study has found.”

    Lol, I’d rather not do this myself.

  • Tim Hortons to offer real espresso at $2 a cup
  • “Starting at $2 a cup, Tim Hortons, which has wanted to enter the espresso market for a number of years, says it’s taking a previously premium product and making it more mainstream.”

    This affects me none as I do not drink coffee but well done breaking into the espresso market Timmies!

  • Brown Eyes Turn Blue? Doctor Claims He Can Change the Color Of Your Iris
  • “The doctor is nearing perfection of a method he’s been working on for 10 years, which would allow brown-eyed people to change the color of their irises to blue.”

    I don’t think we should be messing with eye colour. Ugh, so annoying how meddling some ‘researchers’ are.

  • Alberta’s new drunk driving law may go beyond B.C. model: transport minister
  • “Alberta’s transportation minister says a new provincial drunk-driving law would be broader than the B.C. model and could ultimately wield a bigger stick.”

    Including changes to the graduated drivers’ license – which I am still on and haven’t re-tested to get out of, lol.

  • Air Force developing tiny drones disguised as birds, bugs
  • “The Air Force is working on a new line of miniature espionage drones designed to look — and move — like birds, bugs, and other flying creatures.”

    I’m surprised this hasn’t been fully developed already, lol.

  • ‘Twitter Stories’ tells dramatic tales behind the tweets
  • “Lives have been saved, small businesses have avoided shutting their doors and average folks have met their political leaders, sports heroes and other celebrities. All because of Twitter. That’s the story the micro-blogging service wants to tell with Twitter Stories, a new site meant to showcase what Twitter calls the power of a single tweet. Because while good stories can begin with a tweet, most can’t be told in 140 characters.”

    I love Twitter Stories!!

  • [Infographic]: Protecting your online reputation, 4 things you need to know
  • “This infographic shows you how to manage your “e-reputation,” perhaps saving you some embarrassment, or even your career.”

    Be smart about your online presence, people.

  • Is Facebook really going down on Saturday?
  • “There are some people who believe that being without Facebook means being without themselves. These people are, therefore, shaking at their sinews this week, fearing Saturday’s potential disaster.”

    It’ll definitely be interesting to see if it happens.

  • RIM’s stock, down 68% this year, falls below book value
  • “BlackBerry maker Research in Motion’s stock fell below its book value Wednesday for the first time in nine years, a sign that investors consider the company to be worth less than the net value of its property, patents and other assets.”

    Eep. Bad news, RIM.

  • How Lytro’s Weird Design Tells A Story About Revolutionary Tech
  • “The design tells two stories: One, about the underlying technology. And another about the act of taking a photograph. “We wanted to make it as simple as possible, while creating a form that truly represented a leap in photography.”

    Such an interesting camera. Would love to get my hands on one!

  • Canadian consumers pay 11 per cent more than Americans
  • “The central banker outlined a number of potential factors that explain why prices haven’t caught up with moves in the currency. They include: higher taxes, higher labour costs, higher transportation costs – in part because of a smaller, more widely dispersed population – differences in inventory levels and a more concentrated sector on this side of the border that reduces competitive pressure to cut prices.”

    Life is so expensive.

  • ‘He was just hilarious’
  • “An Edmonton comic who could always be counted on for a laugh is being remembered fondly by friends and family.”

    Remembered fondly, yes. :)

Thor Photo of the Day:

Lol, what are you doing in there Thor?!

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