Mashable: Latest 29 News Updates - including “YouTube: The Secret Ingredient for Job Recruitment [INFOGRAPHIC]”

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Mashable: Latest 29 News Updates - including “YouTube: The Secret Ingredient for Job Recruitment [INFOGRAPHIC]”


YouTube: The Secret Ingredient for Job Recruitment [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 04:51 AM PDT


Recruiters, are you are using YouTube in your search for job candidates?

If you're not, you may be overlooking a wealth of resources on the Internet's third largest site, after Google and Facebook.

Video is your best opportunity to tell a compelling story to attract top candidates, according to this HireRabbit infographic.

Why YouTube? The average user spends 15 minutes a day on the site, people are twice as likely to visit a website after seeing a video, and YouTube has a very wide user base.

SEE ALSO: How to Reach Out to Potential Employers on Social Media

Want some examples of who's using YouTube well for recruitment? The infographic highlights the five top employers, by…
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DARPA Funds Giant 37-Ton Air Hockey Table

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 04:20 AM PDT


For decades, scientists have found creative ways to test gear for use in space -- from simulating missions in the ocean to signing up volunteers in Hawaii to consume space food. But, the latest experiment funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) may take the cake.

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Spacecraft Engineering Department was commissioned to build a frictionless 37-ton air hockey table to test a new satellite docking system, according to Gizmodo. The one-of-a-kind prototype accurately simulates the physics of space and keeps objects suspended in air. A successful docking system would allow older satellites to be mov…
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Man Orders TV from Amazon, Receives Illegal Rifle Instead

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 03:53 AM PDT


A Washington, D.C. man got a surprise package at his door after ordering what he thought was a television from Amazon.

Instead, Seth Horvitz opened the large box Tuesday evening to find a military-grade assault rifle, according to Wired.

"When I saw some metal parts inside the box, I thought, 'Maybe this is a TV stand or mount or something," he told the magazine. "When I realized it was an assault rifle, it was pure shock and disbelief."

Horvitz had ordered a Westinghouse 39-inch LCD television from the ecommerce retailer for around $320. But after discovering the weapon, he contacted local police, who then confiscated the box. Officers told Horvitz the Sig Sauer 716 patrol rifl
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Scientists: Mars Landing Spot Looks a Lot Like Earth

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 03:25 AM PDT


Scientists think the spot on the Martian equator where the Curiosity rover landed looks familiar, comparing the landscape to California's Mojave Desert.

Curiosity rover sent its first shots back to Earth Wednesday since landing in Gale Crater, including a black and white self portrait and a panorama, the AP reports.

"The first impression that you get is how Earth-like this seems looking at that landscape," chief scientist John Grotzinger of the California Institute of Technology said.

Curiosity has so far sent back low-resolution pictures and a low-quality video showing the final two and a half minutes of its descent. The rover is expected to send back a 360-degree color view…
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Gotye’s New Video Release: Will the Singer Have a Viral Repeat?

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 02:59 AM PDT


Australian-Belgian singer Gotye debuted his latest music video on YouTube Wednesday. The song, "Save Me," from the album Making Mirrors has since attracted a little more than 58,000 views.

Gotye's 2011 international hit, "Somebody That I Used to Know," is one of the 30 most-viewed YouTube videos of all time. And perhaps more importantly -- by Internet standards -- it has been parodied by the likes of Jeremy Lin and Barack Obama.

But then again, what else would you expect from a Billboard Hot 100 chart topper?

SEE ALSO: The Gotye Parody to End All Gotye Parodies: 'Some Music That I Used to Love'

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Google Doodle Takes on Olympic Slalom Canoe

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 01:33 AM PDT


Ready for the latest interactive Google Doodle? Behold: the Slalom Canoe race.

Though all the Olympic medals have already been awarded in slalom canoe, Google's still giving you a shot to test your paddling chops.

Thursday's whimsical illustration lets you race down a river, navigating turns with the left and right arrow keys. You'll face challenges during the course, including the river's bends, rocks and poles.

Once you get the hang of the game, you'll realize that paddling more quickly between the right and left keys will get you to the finish line faster.

SEE ALSO: Google's Olympics Doodles: The Inside Story

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Nut-Punched: The 2012 Olympics’ Most Painful Moments [GIFs]

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 12:58 AM PDT


German weightlifter Matthias Steiner dropped a 432-lb. barbell on his neck.




But he escaped serious injury.

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The 2012 Olympics have produced some beautiful, inspiring moments. But the Games have also produced plenty of really, really painful ones.

Like getting punched in the nuts, for example.

Or dropping 432 lbs. onto your head.

Or getting kneed in the face by a soccer player running full speed.

We've compiled the five most painful moments so far in the gallery above. Better yet, they're in handy GIF form, so you can watch, cringe and LOL over and over again.

And, if you've still got an appetite for athletics gone bad, check out our gallery of the funniest Olympic fails from this year and years passed.

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Burner App Issues Disposable Phone Numbers

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 12:15 AM PDT


While Facebook, geotagged apps and smartphone payments move us toward a digital future marked in large part by dissipating anonymity, an iOS app launched Wednesday does just the opposite.

It's called Burner and it gives your iPhone a temporary additional number you can use without casual acquaintances, abrasive associates or unwanted eavesdroppers being able to get a line on your actual line. You can use it to call or text, share contact info on social media and set specific notifications settings separate from your actual regular number.

"Burner is for anyone who has more than one life -- or who simply values their privacy," Greg Cohn, founder & CEO of Burner's parent company Ad Hoc
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Spotted: U.S. Army Blimp the Size of a Football Field [VIDEO]

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 11:02 PM PDT


A football field-sized blimp belonging to the U.S. Army was spotted over New Jersey skies Tuesday.

Dubbed the Long-Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, or LEMV, it's the army's latest aerospace project, Wired reported. YouTube user jmeriney revealed the blimp in a video he posted on Wednesday.

Made by military aircraft manufacturer Northrop Grumman, the LEMV is designed to be a lighter-than-air cargo surveillance airship that can fly without a pilot.

It can float above combat zones for 21 days straight, and is equipped with high-tech sensors that can monitor insurgents from above, the Wall Street Journal reported. While the blimp can only tr…
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10 Transportation Apps to Keep You Moving

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 10:36 PM PDT


1. CityBikes




Bike share networks are still a relatively new phenomenon in the U.S. — New York is the latest city to institute such a program. But if you're traveling abroad, these programs are a cheap and easy way to see some of your favorite cities. CityBikes aggregates bike sharing data for networks in over 40 cities in Europe, Asia and North and South America. The Android app tells you which stations are near you, how to get there and the number of bikes available. If you happen to be traveling in Paris or Barcelona, you can also receive notifications when bikes at stations near you become available. CitiyBikes is a free app available for Android on the Google Play Store.

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As summer comes to an end, take the opportunity to sneak in a quick trip to a cool locale, whether it's close to home or a hop, skip and jump away. While navigating unfamiliar territory isn't always very fun, your mobile device makes life on the go a lot easier.

These 10 transportation apps will help you get around and make the most of your travels, whether you're driving in a rental car, cycling on a city-share bike or making your way though an international subway system.

SEE ALSO: 7 Compact, Carry-On Gadgets for Travel

Are you planning on taking a trip in the last weeks of summer? Have a favorite app you've used but don't it see here? Make sure to tell us about it in the comme…
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Joss Whedon to Helm ‘Avengers 2,’ Develop Marvel-based TV Series

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 09:40 PM PDT


Whedonites delight: Joss Whedon has signed on to write and direct the sequel to his summer tentpole flick, The Avengers.

But that's not all. Marvel Studios announced Tuesday that Whedon has signed an exclusive deal with the studio for film and television through the end of June 2015. In addition to Avengers 2, Whedon will help develop a new live-action series for Marvel Television at ABC. The studio says Whedon will "also contribute creatively to the next phase of Marvel's cinematic universe."

Vague as that line may be, the rest of the announcement is concrete and might we say, totally awesome for fans of Marvel and Whedon alike.

Disney chairman Bob Iger revealed during a confe…
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16 Gorgeous Photos of Gold From Our Readers

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 09:09 PM PDT


Meghan DeRoma




"Parc guell in the summer in the early morning "

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In the final days of the Olympics, we have been paying a lot of attention to gold — both the color and what it symbolizes. As Olympic athletes vie for the iconic medal, we took a look at how our readers view "gold" in their everyday lives.

So for this week's Photo Challenge, we asked you to send in your own gold.

The color brought to mind images of warmth, wealth and success, and these 16 pictures show off those ideas.

SEE ALSO: Lords of the Ring: 15 Spherical Photos From Mashable Readers

Although the challenge was inspired by the Olympics, our readers took the theme "gold" beyond the iconic medal. We received images of golden sunsets, foliage and architecture. From a field…
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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 May Have Flexible Screen

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 08:51 PM PDT


The next generation of Samsung's Galaxy Note handset might have a flexible screen.

Not designed for bending your phone in half, the flexible screen would instead be a material that makes the screen more resilient when it comes to bumps and falls. With a flexible display, if you drop your phone on a rock it has a chance of bouncing back. Do the same thing with glass, and you're probably in for trouble.

Referred to by some as a 'phabet' the Galaxy Note falls between a traditional phone and smaller tablet in the size department. The current version of the handset has a 5.3-inch display, 1.5GHz processor, and comes packing 16GB of built-in m…
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Travel Startup Mozio Aims to Solves the ‘Final Mile Problem’

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 08:35 PM PDT


Name: Mozio

Quick Pitch: Mozio is a budding travel site that handles all your ground transportation needs.

Genius Idea: Find all modes of ground transportation from your airport to your end destination on one site.

World traveler David Litwak has been to 65 countries, and has lived in Paris and Estonia. And while there are plenty of travel sites on the web, "there's really no true travel search engines out there, only flight search engines," he says.

From that realization, travel site Mozio was born.

Litwak and his UC Berkeley fraternity brother Joseph Metzinizer began creating Mozio in July 2011. In the long run, their "grand vision" for Mozio is to build a compreh…
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Lenovo Unveils the Windows Tablet We’ve Been Waiting For [HANDS ON]

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 07:59 PM PDT


Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2




The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is a Windows 8 tablet with something special inside. An Intel Atom chip ("Clover Trail") powers the device, bringing fully featured Windows -- not Windows RT -- to a tablet device.

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If you thought the Microsoft Surface was only Windows tablet worth talking about, think again. Lenovo just unveiled the first Windows 8 tablet to pack an Intel mobile chip, making it a full-on Windows PC in a very light form factor.

The product is called the ThinkPad Tablet 2 (Lenovo has never been good at naming things), and it's an impressive piece of hardware. It has a 10.1-inch screen, is 0.39 of an inch thick and weighs just 1.3 pounds.

The star of this show is Intel's Clover Trail processor, though. Before the Tablet 2, Windows 8 tablets had to be either Windows RT machines, which can't run older Windows apps and look to deliver less than the full Windows experience, or devices w…
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Pinterest Drops Invites, Now Open to Everyone

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 07:39 PM PDT


Pinterest announced Wednesday that it began open registration, dropping its invite-only approach.

Users can now sign up for the social photo sharing website without waiting for an invitation, according to Pinterest's official blog. Now, prospective pinners can register using their email addresses, or log in with their Facebook or Twitter accounts.

"We're really excited to have the capacity to offer Pinterest to more people and if you're a Pinner with friends who've been waiting on the sidelines, we hope you'll let them know," the blog said.

Prior to opening up, users had to click "Request an Invite" on Pinterest.com, and enter their email address.

The California-based compan…
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Viral Letter Asks Nike for Cerebral Palsy Shoe Line

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 07:25 PM PDT


Sixteen-year-old Matthew Walzer's heartfelt letter to Nike's CEO, Mark Parker, is quickly spreading across Twitter through the hashtag campaign #NikeLetter. Walzer posted the letter on his blog Tuesday afternoon, hoping to make Parker aware of a "great need" for supportive, easily-fastened shoes for people with cerebral palsy.

Walzer was born two months premature, and when he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, the country's top doctors told his parents that he would never be able to walk. Against all odds, Walzer can walk with the aid of crutches and his Nike basketball sneakers, which provide ample ankle support.

SEE ALSO: #NBCFail Guy: Hashtag
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The Dark Knight’s Bane Takes on the Cable Guys [VIDEO]

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 06:53 PM PDT


Dark Knight Rises villain Bane was a pretty formidable nemesis for Bruce Wayne, but he all but crumbles when dealing with the frustratingly lazy cable guys.

The latter foil Bane's attempt to compel Wayne (a.k.a. Batman) to watch Gotham being destroyed on live TV from a prison cell. Of course, hooking that channel up presents some problems. There's no signal or power source and exotic prison pit installations present their own challenges. As Bane learns, though, the cable guys can't be charmed and little can be done to block their relentless up-selling.

[via Jest]

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How Neo-Nazi Hate Music Spread Online

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 05:55 PM PDT


Wade Michael Page, the alleged lone shooter in Sunday's vicious attack at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, was a longtime member of a neo-Nazi heavy metal band named End Apathy.

The band's lyrics are full of hateful and inflammatory messages about "getting rid" of the "enemies of the white race;" in at least one song, listeners are encouraged to "gather your guns."

End Apathy's music was easily available on MySpace as well as the website of its record label, Label 56. The band's MySpace page has since been deleted, but searches for similar bands reveals myriad online choices for followers of such music -- such as another band Wade played in, Definite Hate.

Hate rock predates the Int…
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What You Can Learn From Wired Reporter’s Epic Hack

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 04:54 PM PDT


After what can only be described as a nightmare hacking experience left him with a wiped hard drive, a deleted Gmail and compromised Twitter and iCloud accounts, Wired reporter Mat Honan has been picking up the pieces of his digital life.

After first revealing details on his personal blog, Honan expounded on the situation in an essay entitled, "How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking." It's a harrowing read that we encourage you to check out in its entirety.

What made this attack particularly jarring was that the hacker didn't get into Honan's account by cracking his password. Instead, the perpetrators used public information and light social engineering to get ac…
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‘Arrested Development’ Set Pictures Hit the Web

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 04:36 PM PDT


The Bluth's are back -- for real this time! The first pictures taken from the set of the much-anticipated season four of Arrested Development have hit the web, thanks to tweets from cast members and fans.

Actor Jason Bateman recently turned to Twitter to release the first photo taken during filming, which is currently underway at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, Calif.

Netflix recently announced that it signed a 10-episode commitment to host a new season of the series, which went off the air in 2006 after its third year. Since then, executive producer and narrator Ron Howard teased fans on Twitter with a picture of the script and star Jason Bateman tweeted photos from the writer's r
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The Journey of OUYA

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 04:11 PM PDT


July 10: OUYA Launches




OUYA launched its Kickstarter campaign on July 10. Besides some leaked images from AngelList the week before, it was the first most of the web had heard of the ambitious console. OUYA claimed it would run Android, be completely hackable and only retail for $99. It also incentivized developers by delivering a development SDK in each console for no extra charge. The image to the left was the only rendering released on the first day of the Kickstarter, along with the OUYA's promotional video. It only showed on half of the console's controller.

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The OUYA -- the $99, hackable, Android-based console -- wraps up its KIckstarter late Wednesday night. After setting a $950,000 goal for backers, the OUYA raised more than $8 million through the crowdfunding website to help bring its prototype to market next year.

OUYA announced its intentions on July 10: to bring an affordable, modifiable console to the public that anyone could program on. It would run on Android, and you could do anything you wanted to it without voiding the warranty. Their Kickstarter page plainly states their goal: "cracking open the last closed platform: the TV."

Within eight hours they had reached their funding goal of $950,000, and broke two Kickstarter records
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Now You Can Scan Your Deposit With Bank of America’s App

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 03:57 PM PDT



They may be late to the app store with this one, but it will still make lots of customers happy. Bank of America has updated its iPhone app to allow users to deposit checks without having to go to the bank or an ATM.

You simply snap a picture of the front and back of the check using the app, and your money is deposited. Banking is finally truly mobile.

While it makes life more convenient, this feature is not new. USAA Bank was the first to offer it almost three years ago. Chase Bank made it available to its customers the following year.

Bank of America was the subject of public backlash and many online petitions last year when it instituted a $5 per month fee for debit card u…
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Oregon Ducks Launch College Sports’ First Social Command Center

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 03:50 PM PDT


The Oregon Ducks made a big splash in the social pond Wednesday, launching what appears to be college sports' first digital media command center to track chatter and push content across a variety of platforms.

Located deep in the bowels of Oregon's Autzen Stadium, the so-called QuackCave serves as a hub for all of the athletic program's social communications. Staffers will distribute digital storytelling and promotional content through Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and other networks. They'll also monitor fan conversation to answer question and interact with passionate followers.

Oregon has one of college sports' largest and most engaged social media followings with more…
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Is Your Laptop Too Old for Mountain Lion or Windows 8?

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 03:36 PM PDT


Whether you have a computer that operates on a Windows or Mac system, you're probably wondering if you can download the latest version of its OS.

Virtually all machines running Windows 7 will be able to operate on Windows 8, which will be released in October. Apple's OS X Mountain Lion, released July 25, runs on most Macs that can run Lion, but if your machine was made in 2007 or 2008, it might not be compatible.

Supported models include:

iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
Xserve (Early 2009)
MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)…
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Zynga COO Resigns as Game Maker’s Stock Falters

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 03:13 PM PDT


John Schappert, Zynga's chief operating officer and a member of its board of directors, is resigning from both positions.

According to an Aug. 8 SEC filing, his resignation "was not tendered in connection with any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices."

His resignation is not a terrible surprise. Late last month, reports emerged that Schappert was no longer overseeing game development. Two executives who then reported to him -- David Ko, chief mobile officer, and Steven Chiang, EVP of Zynga's games division -- began reporting directly to CEO Mark Pincus rather than Schappert.

Schappert was a high-profile hire for Zy
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McKayla Maroney Is Only ‘Kinda’ Impressed With Meme

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 02:57 PM PDT


American gymnast McKayla Maroney will leave the London 2012 Games with a gold medal, a silver medal and the unofficial title of most meme'd Olympian.

SEE ALSO: McKayla Maroney's Scowl Prompts Meme Frenzy

The Internet did a two and a half twist over an image of Maroney standing on the medal stand seemingly pouting over her silver medal finish on vault. The repurposing of the expressive pic spawned the sizzlingly viral Tumblr McKayla Is Not Impressed. The site caught the attention of Maroney who tweeted a good-natured, albeit slightly lukewarm, response to the meme.

"@lindsapple: My entry for @mckaylamaroney tumblr bit.ly/NmkqLc twitter.com/lindsapple/sta…" this tumbl…
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The Future of Healthcare is Already at Your Fingertips [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 02:41 PM PDT


Parents already know the fear that sets in when you think your child has an ear infection.

Then there's the mind-numbing screams that your child will make during the time it takes to get to the doctor, fill out the necessary forms and wait to be seen.

All in all, an unpleasant experience for both you and your child (and your eardrums).

Now what if that process was dwindled to using your smartphone to snap a photo of your child's ear and uploading it to an app. From there, a doctor could diagnose the infection and prescribe the medicine. You'll bypass doctors' offices and lines altogether.

Mobile apps like this already exist and are attempting to simplify patient care. But r…
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Behold the Fearmaster: Activision’s Gaming Gun With a Twist [EXCLUSIVE]

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 02:27 PM PDT


We've come a long way since Duck Hunt. Activision's Fearmaster is gun-shaped controller that can tell how scared you are.

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Barack Obama ‘Look-Alike’ Wants Privacy and Bar Mitzvah Gigs

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 02:14 PM PDT


Think you bear some resemblance to U.S. President Barack Obama? Well, your likeness can't possibly be as uncanny as this guy's, who had to make a website just to bring an end to all the confusion.

I Look Like Barack Obama is more than a personal website; it's a public service. Chicago-dwelling software engineer Trevor (who asked us to withhold his last name) is informing the public that, hard as it is to believe, he is not the president of the United States.

Okay, so maybe they don't look exactly alike — or at all alike, for that matter. But it's a clever campaign and we're totally going with it.

To address the skeptics that are perhaps less inclined to play along, Trevor us…
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