NEW YORK (
) -- "BP oil spill" is the most popular search phrase on Google Wednesday morning, as the oil giant devises ways to contain the leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
lowered a "top hat" plug into the water today in an effort to plug up the leak. The device hasn't been hooked up yet, and BP is unsure if it will work.
BP, of course, previously attempted to contain the spill with a containment dome, but those efforts proved unsuccessful.
Since the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, which was owned by
and operated by BP, oil has been gushing at am estimated rate of about 5,000 barrels a day.
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is also a trending topic, due to the oil spill.
Nexus One continues to be a highly searched term online, as mobile carriers have decided not to carry the device.
said earlier this week that it scrapped plans to carry the phone, while
previously said it would not make Nexus One available.
Sprint intended on carrying the phone, but decided that another new phone, the Evo, would be better suited for its customers.
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Steam for Mac, a gaming platform, is being released for download today, and is drawing the interest of gamers with
computers. The download will allow Mac users to play games such as
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