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article imageTopFinds: The return of RIM's PlayBook, Adele flips the bird

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By David Silverberg     Feb 24, 2012 in Internet
Inside the new PlayBook update that could save Research in Motion. Why has it been a troubling week for Adele? A Digital Journalist tracks the 2012 Oscars preparation. These are the top stories on DigitalJournal.com.
As we do every week on Friday, we've collected the top stories and compiled them on one page. Digital Journalists found important breaking news in science and also kept us informed about the latest Oscars stories.
We also highlight some of major topics Digital Journalists have been covering recently. Note you can see the trending topics at the top of any page on DigitalJournal.com, in the black bar. They are changing constantly to react to what people are reading on the site.

Hot topics on Digital Journal

Mitty Romney news
Iran news
Oscars news

Top Digital Journal Reports

Review: BlackBerry’s PlayBook gets a slick makeover (Includes first-hand account) by Jack Kapica
New features in version 2.0 of its operating system make the PlayBook what it was supposed to have been last year: A truly impressive device. But is the market too impatient for it?
Toronto protesters demand release of Canadian held in Ethiopia (Includes interview) by Farid Omar
Hundreds of Somali-Canadians and members of the general public recently took to the streets in Toronto in a public demonstration aimed at voicing support for Bashir Makhtal, the Canadian citizen illegally held in Ethiopia for the last five years.
Pro-SeaWorld activists launch censorship petition against book (Includes interview) by Elizabeth Batt
Pro-SeaWorld activists are engaging in censorship in an attempt to quell award-winning author David Kirby's new book, "Death at SeaWorld." What are they afraid of? Digital Journal talked to Kirby to find out.
Oscar prep is in full gear (Includes photos) by Tim O'Brien
It is only Wednesday of Oscar Week but the work goes on to make Hollywood Boulevard into a sea of make-believe. And it will continue, day and night, all week and weekend long. It never ends, in fact.
Interview with personal branding expert Kim Garst (Includes interview) by Cendrine Marrouat
Kim Garst is part of Forbes' Top 50 social media influencers. She has just released a new book, titled "The Quick and Easy Guide to Branding Your Business and Creating Massive Sales with Pinterest."

Top Images

The 9/11 memorial allows both contemplation and connection.
The 9/11 memorial allows both contemplation and connection.
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WWII veterans Sefolosha and Chaba carrying wreaths at Atteridgeville at the Mendi Memorial
WWII veterans Sefolosha and Chaba carrying wreaths at Atteridgeville at the Mendi Memorial
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Two Canada Geese take a walk around Lake Bella Vista after the photoshoot.  Bella Vista  AR  2/21/12
Two Canada Geese take a walk around Lake Bella Vista after the photoshoot. Bella Vista, AR 2/21/12
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Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan attempts to drive past Detroit Pistons forward Jason Maxiell. DeRozan sc...
Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan attempts to drive past Detroit Pistons forward Jason Maxiell. DeRozan scored a team-high 23 points and attacked the basket often in his team's 103-93 win at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night
John Lucero
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Falcon Motorsports showed off the first production model of its 620 HP F7 in Detroit at the North Am...
Falcon Motorsports showed off the first production model of its 620 HP F7 in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show in early January
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Tilikum at SeaWorld Orlando.
Tilikum at SeaWorld Orlando.
Milan Boers
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Ford brothers: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (R) and Councillor Doug Ford
Ford brothers: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (R) and Councillor Doug Ford
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Oscar prep is in full gear
Oscar prep is in full gear
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Photographer capturing a shot of an unusual tree
Photographer capturing a shot of an unusual tree
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Protesters feel that Bashir Makthtal s Charter Rights are being violated.
Protesters feel that Bashir Makthtal's Charter Rights are being violated.
Photo: Hodan Yusuf
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A lone paddleboarder takes on the Atlantic in February.
A lone paddleboarder takes on the Atlantic in February.
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In the Media

Alabama girl, 9, dies after being forced to run for 3 hours by Arthur Weinreb
The stepmother and grandmother of the third grade student face felony murder charges after the girl was allegedly forced to run around her home for three hours as punishment for lying about eating a candy bar.
Amitabh Bachchan denies Beti B's name is Abhilasha by Katerina Nikolas
Rumours that the three-month-old baby daughter of Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan is to be named Abhilasha have been squashed by doting grandfather Amitach Bachman.
National Enquirer shows unauthorized photo of Houston’s Body by Yukio Strachan
Even dead, the late Whitney Houston is still not allowed to rest in peace. Following its1977 Elvis Presley open casket cover shot, the National Enquirer thought to do the same with Houston by publishing a photo of her in a gold open casket.
Video: Finnish president's husband ogling Princess' breasts? by JohnThomas Didymus
Pentti Arajarvi, 63, the "first gentleman" of Finland, husband of the Finnish President Tarja Halonen, was recently caught apparently ogling the cleavage of Princess Mary of Denmark, 43, wife of the Crown Prince of Denmark.
Canada deports HIV positive sex offender to South Sudan by Arthur Weinreb
The former Winnipeg resident, convicted of sex offences for failing to disclose his HIV positive status, has been removed from Canada. Whether his actions were criminal is now before the Supreme Court of Canada.
NASA publishes video of Earth-sized solar tornadoes on the sun by Andrew Moran
Nearly at the peak of its 11-year Solar Cycle 24, a NASA spacecraft captured a video that shows Earth-sized solar tornadoes dancing across the sun's surface. The tornadoes had gusts of up to 482,803 km/h (300,000 mph).
A YouTube screenshot of a NASA video showing Earth-sized solar tornadoes on the surface of the sun o...
A YouTube screenshot of a NASA video showing Earth-sized solar tornadoes on the surface of the sun on Feb. 7 and Feb. 8.
NASA
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B.C. girl, 7, may have overdosed on date rape drug by Arthur Weinreb
The RCMP in Langley are investigating whether the little girl mistakenly drank the drug GHB, commonly known as the date rape drug, from a water bottle in her mother's home.
Swedish man rescued after two months in snow-covered car by Lynn Curwin
A weak and emaciated 45-year-old man, who was rescued from inside of a snow-covered car in Sweden, is believed to have been trapped for two months.
Cocaine found on Costa Concordia captain's hair by Yukio Strachan
Lawyers representing survivors of the stricken Costa Concordia luxury cruise liner said Saturday that traces of cocaine were found on a sample of the disgraced ship captain Francesco Skettino's hair.
Op-Ed: The idiocy behind ESPN's Jeremy Lin 'Chink in armor' headline by David Silverberg
International sports behemoth ESPN stuck its foot firmly in its mouth with two racially insensitive missteps on in the past week, both involving Asian-American NBA rising star Jeremy Lin. How could ESPN have been so careless?
Adele at the 2012 Grammy awards
Adele at the 2012 Grammy awards
Jornal De Ibaiti
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Vogue magazine turned Adele into a 'Barbie', say angry fans by Yukio Strachan
Vogue may be keeping quiet about Adele's picture featured on the cover of their March 2012 power issue, but her fans aren't.
Singer Adele to sue French magazine for false sex photo claims by Marcus Hondro
If you were planning to take still photos from a sex tape and publish them, claiming they are shots of a celebrity, chances are you would make sure they are indeed real shots of the celeb. A no-brainer, right?
Smoking leaves the body vulnerable to disease by Tim Sandle
Recently published scientific research has shown that people who smoke regularly risk killing off 'good' bacteria and, in doing so, leave the body vulnerable to various diseases.
Video: 90-year-old Granny dances in tribute to Whitney Houston by Kim I. Hartman
A 90-year-old Granny continues her reign on the Internet as a viral dancing sensation after her grandson recorded a video of the woman performing a dancing tribute to pop star Whitney Houston and posted it on YouTube.

Top Blogs

The world is watching by Marie Gunn
I watched a little baby die today—absolutely horrific...
What does it take to get a Job these days? by Elizabeth Huber
So what does it take to get a job these days? Luckily I currently have a job, but I would like a better one. Who...
Finally, Gail gets some pain relief by Bill Schmalfeldt
Since we came home from our Hospital/Hotel adventure on Saturday, things have been more or less quiet..

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