Hanging with Tutu, Science in Space, and Other Stories We Didn't post

So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.

Lenovo Sends High School Science Projects Into Orbit

Lenovo accepting submissions from high schoolers for its Space Lab contest; the winning science experiment will be blasted off into space and performed on YouTube. Which, from what I remember about every science fair I've ever seen in movies or television, can only mean one thing: BAKING SODA VOLCANOS IN SPPPAAAAAACCCCCEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

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Hints of Xbox 720 Pop Up on LinkedIn

Microsoft employees have started changing their employment statuses on LinkedIn to the "next-gen console" department, which means that, yes, Microsoft isn't going to sit on the Xbox 360 for the next five years. Related: Apple has people working on iPad 3, Microsoft has people working on Windows 9, and Starbucks has people working on serving a Quaranta that won't cause massive heart failure. [Kotaku]

Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu Take to Google+

It's easiest to spread a message of peace in a place where there's no one around to fight. [The Next Web]

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OH GOOD CHRIST AUDIBLE APP HAS LINK TO WEB STORE WHAT WHAT OH GOD WHY

That seemed to be the reaction in certain corners of the web today, when it became apparent that Audible was flying in the face of Apple by including a link to an external content store in its app. Or! They just decided to suck it up and tithe 30% of purchases. That sounds more likely, right? Right. [9to5Mac]


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