After the failure of its location-based social network, Buzz, Google is again looking to enter the social working space with Google +1. While details are scarce, we do know that its functionality is supposed to be similar to Facebook's "Like" feature and Twitter's "Retweet" function. How that will make any sense is anyone's guess. Hopefully it works better than its name. After Wave and Buzz, we've kind of stopped holding our breath when it comes to new Google services, but sources say Google co-founder Sergey Brin is heavily involved. So, yeah, there's that. [DVICE]

Do you hate college football's BCS system? These are the guys behind it. [Wired Playbook]

Surprise, surprise. First the U.S. shut 'em down, now France is looking to ban WikiLeaks. Hold ya head, Julian! [BusinessWeek]

Trying to come up on a dope cellphone this holiday season? Hit up Best Buy, it's giving 'em out for free! [InformationWeek]

Two German hackers are under investigation for using a trojan virus to hack into the computers of Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, and Justin Timberlake. [BBC]

Is Twitter really worth $3 billion? [Bloomberg] l

You probably never thought you needed a heat lamp in your crib, huh? Well, you don't. But if you were to cop one, make it this one. [Appliancist]

Learn how to build a CompactFlash card reader out of an Altoids Smalls box. [Life Hacker]

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