These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

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Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we’ve collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand.

This year, I got about half. How many can you get? [Pro tip: remember, people generally search for depressing/scary stuff more than pretty much anything else.]

Google released two lists this year — one for US search trends, and one for worldwide search trends. The lists are mostly the same, with just a few differences.

US Trending Searches:

  1. Robin Williams
  2. World Cup
  3. Ebola
  4. Malaysia Airlines
  5. Flappy Bird
  6. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  7. ISIS
  8. Ferguson
  9. Frozen
  10. Ukraine

Global Trending Searches:

  1. Robin Williams
  2. World Cup
  3. Ebola
  4. Malaysia Airlines
  5. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  6. Flappy Bird
  7. Conchita Wurst
  8. ISIS
  9. Frozen
  10. Sochi Olympics

The two lists are strikingly similar, save for the global list leaning toward Conchita Wurst and the Sochi Olympics in place…

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Mesosphere’s new data center mother brain will blow your mind

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Mesosphere has been making a name for itself in the the world of data centers and cloud computing since 2013 with its distributed-system smarts and various introductions of open-source technologies, each designed to tackle the challenges of running tons of workloads across multiple machines. On Monday, the startup plans to announce that its much-anticipated data center operating system — the culmination of its many technologies — has been released as a private beta and will be available to the public in early 2015.

As part of the new operating system’s launch, [company]Mesosphere[/company] also plans to announce that it has raised a $36 million Series B investment round, which brings its total funding to $50 million. Khosla Ventures, a new investor, drove the financing along with Andreessen Horowitz, Fuel Capital, SV Angel and other unnamed entities.

Mesosphere’s new data center operating system, dubbed DCOS, tackles the complexity behind trying to…

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In God Country

The Sentence is a Lonely Place

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Karl De Mesa’s non-fiction collection, Report from the Abyss, offers plenty of terrifying tales that will make you want to lock yourself up in a fortress or in a brightly lit room. Far from the full-on phantasmagoria of his fiction (the novella collection News of the Shaman, and the short story collection, Damaged People: Tales of the Gothic Punk), De Mesa’s latest tracks down horrors that we encounter every day. These are stories that you’ve heard of in the news magazine shows, ripped from the hazy corner of a yellowing tabloid.

It’s easy to slide into pulp territory given the slippery nature of these incidences (indeed, two of the essays in the book are written in attention-grabbing tabloid vernacular) but De Mesa wraps them all up in crystalline prose while still thrumming with the eerie spirit of the weird and the occult.

For about half of the…

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What is Prince Harry’s Big Secret?

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As part of the Feel No Shame campaign launched on World AIDS Day to reduce stigma around HIV, British Prince Harrydivulged a secret on Monday, telling viewers that “believe it or not, I get incredibly nervous before public speaking, no matter how big the crowd or the audience.”

The campaign is being run by Sentebale, a charity co-founded by the prince in 2006 in order to support children affected by the AIDS crisis in Lesotho.

In a video message, Prince Harry said: “Despite the fact that I laugh and joke all the time, I get incredibly nervous, if not anxious, before going into rooms full of people when I’m wearing a suit. And now that I’ve confessed that, I’ll probably be even more worried that people are looking at me.”

Harry has shared his secret using the hashtag #feelnoshame, and asked the public to share their own secrets via…

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Muzik Starts Selling Headphones With One-Touch Social Sharing, Raises $10M In Funding

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Audio accessory startup Muzik is launching its product after two years of design and gearing up production, making the Muzik smart over-ear headphones available to consumers today for $299 and a ship date ahead of the holidays. The headphone maker has also raised an additional $10 million to help bring its product to market.

The smart part of the Muzik headphones revolves around four hot keys, whose function can be customized by a user, and embedded motion sensors that allow for additional input via head movements. Out of the box, Muzik lets you tweet your current track, share it to Facebook, save tracks to a favourites list in the companion app, or text or email your friends via a “speed dial” a user can set up, all automatically just by pressing one of the buttons embedded on the right ear cup.

Muzik Connect, an app for Android and iOS which…

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Time. Truth. Hearts.

Some days you were like liquid taking the form of what I gave you. Others, I feared you and the marks that signaled of how I had helped you get there. So it wasn’t enough anymore that I knew you were there; I had to constantly be wrangling you by your wrists directing you where to get a haircut, the speed of which you masticated, where to break the lines in your poetry, and how much life to give in living. In return, you were my vicar, my shield.

Early evenings I waited for you to come home over a bottle of soda. I had found that there was thrill in routine shaken only ever so slightly and infrequently. Alas, thirty-four weeks into the year, dozens of soda six-pack holders in, you started taking quaking steps drawn-out in days. So much so that Monday we were dandy with our Chinese…

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GOT 7’S GOT LOVE (❤️) SECOND MINI ALBUM REVIEW

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I love korean music. From 2NE1 to Super Junior, love ko sila pati ang music. Kpop offers new sounds to the world, far from the regular pop and rap songs that western people love and the love acoustic sound that Filipino listen to. Alam ko na kahit di natin siya naiintindihan eh tumitila tayo deep inside for them. This is the first time i encountered this band Got 7, their second mini album entitled Got ❤️(Love). Korean artist yata ang nagpauso dito sa mga mini album na yan. Hahaha! This album features dance, r&b and dance songs that you will surely love. Medyo di lang siya kagaya ng Super Junior na super dance kapag naglalabas ng songs. Tracks like A, Got Love and yung third track na korean yung title are nice to hear. Also this album features acoustics and two other remixes for the song “A”.

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Get Caught in the Net of the Fish Hair Woman!

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A cradle of corpses—a river filled with soldiers and armed forces—lies in the heart of Iraya. The “Fish-Hair Woman” floats on, consoling mourning families by retrieving bodies of their loved ones with her twelve-meter hair. Will these families find justice? Will the “Fish-Hair Woman” redeem her beloved Iraya and her heart’s peace?

Fish-Hair Woman

De La Salle University’s premiere theatre organization, the Harlequin Theatre Guild, concludes its 47th season with “Fish-Hair Woman.” It is a musical based on the acclaimed novel by Merlinda Bobis and adapted for the stage by renowned writer, Rody Vera. Directed by ALIW award nominee and the guild’s Artistic Director and Trainer, Romualdo Tejada of PETA, the production will put you in war-stricken Iraya. “Fish-Hair Woman” unfolds the story of Stella in the midst of the conflict through music composed by Dodjie Fernandez.  The production features its intimate set-up with the theatre-in-the-round format, designed by Joseph…

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