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Android Introduces New ‘Jack And Jill’ Toolchain Android Introduces New ‘Jack And Jill’ Toolchain

Google announced the launch of a new Android toolchain, cleverly called “Jack and Jill.” Jack stands for Java Android Compiler Kit, and Jill stands for Jack Intermediate Library Linker. See what I mean? Clever, right? These are the two tools …

Jill Dillard Posts Tribute to Miscarried Sister Jubilee

Jill Dillard posted a loving tribute to her Instagram page today for the sister she never got to meet. In November, 2011, Michelle Duggar announced on the Today Show that she was pregnant with their 20th child, even after the …

Duggar Family Has Josie’s Birthday Party at McDonalds

The Duggar Family is not like other families. When you have a hugely successful reality TV show, you get to do things that other people don’t always get to do. Just ask the Kardashians. When the rest of the world …

Cheating Note: Man Rats Out Pregnant Girl Texting Secret Lover at Football Game

A Detroit Lions fan claims that he caught a pregnant woman sitting in front of him at a game recently texting another man while her husband sat there unaware. Rather than mind his own business, the man slipped the unsuspecting …

Olivia Wilde to Promote H&M’s “Conscious Exclusive” Collection

Olivia Wilde is the new brand ambassador for H&M’s Conscious Exclusive fashion collection. The Swedish clothing retailer announced today that Wilde will be the face of the Conscious Exclusive campaign, one of the company’s initiatives for what it dubs sustainable …

Google’s Chromecast Adds Guest Mode Google’s Chromecast Adds Guest Mode

Google just announced a new “guest mode” feature for its popular Chromecast device. Have a look. “You’re having friends over and before you know it, a battle has ensued in your living room over who can show the funniest YouTube …

Bruce Jenner Reportedly Meets with Kourtney, Khloe, and Kim About Sex Change Plans; Wants His Own Show

Bruce Jenner has been dodging rumors about whether or not he is in the middle of some sort of gender transition for a while. Most of the time they are just based on small things like his wearing a ponytail …

New MSN Apps Released For iOS, Android New MSN Apps Released For iOS, Android

Microsoft has launched some new MSN Apps for iOS, Android, and Amazon devices. These are platform expansions of apps currently available for Windows. There are six in all: Sports, Finance, News, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, and Weather. They …

Reddit Co-Founder Says the Front Page Is Atrocious Reddit Co-Founder Says the Front Page Is Atrocious

In 2005, Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian co-founded reddit – surely unaware of what the site would become. In a year, reddit would become a Conde Nast property. As of today, reddit is seeing over six billion pageviews a month …

Popular Songs The CIA Used To Torture Detainees

One of the most potent ways of torture is without touch: first, confine the detainee in a windowless 6 x 9 ft. solitary cell, shackle them to the wall, leave a bucket for defecating and urination, and blast the Sesame …

Anni Dewani’s Family Criticizes Court Decision

Since Anni Dewani was murdered in 2010 her family has demanded answers. This week a South African judge dismissed the murder case against Dewani’s husband, Shrien Dewani, meaning those answers may never come. Shrien was cleared of five charges on …

Google Play Releases Its Best Of 2014 Lists Google Play Releases Its Best Of 2014 Lists

Earlier this week, we got a look at the top apps, movies, games, songs, etc. on iTunes. Today, its rival Google Play revealed its lists. These are packaged in a nice infographic: “It was a big year for entertainment, from …

Rebel Wilson, Melissa McCarthy Popular for Ghostbusters; Wilson Has Had Meeting

Rebel Wilson’s name has already been floated about as a fan favorite for an all-female Ghostbusters 3. Now the actress reveals that everyone’s wish just might be a step closer to coming true. Rebel Wilson is already in the voice …

Could These New Facebook Features Help Offset Organic Reach Decline? Could These New Facebook Features Help Offset Organic Reach Decline?

Facebook has fallen out of favor with a lot of publishers thanks to the ever-decreasing organic reach it’s providing for their posts. Some new features from the company could help ease the pain, however. This week alone has seen an …

Golden Globe Nominations See Netflix and Amazon Battling It Out for the First Time Golden Globe Nominations See Netflix and Amazon Battling It Out for the First Time

The nominations for the Golden Globe Awards – where lovers of the big and the small screen alike can see their favorite stars/productions honored – are here. In an early morning ceremony, Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, Paula Patton, and Jeremy …

Bob Dylan to Release New Album in February

Bob Dylan this week announced his 36th studio album. The album, titled Shadows In The Night, will be released on February 3, 2015. Shadows In The Night is Dylan’s first new album since 2012′s Tempest. The new album does not …

Google+ Now Offers ‘Infinite’ Gender Options Google+ Now Offers ‘Infinite’ Gender Options

Google+, not Facebook, has just become the best place for people to express their gender identities. “For many people, gender identity is more complex than just “male” or “female.” Starting today, I’m proud to announce that Google+ will support an …

Sasha Alexander Is Thankful For Her Friends

Sasha Alexander has a lot to celebrate this holiday season! Her show, Rizzoli & Isles, has been renewed for a sixth season, giving Sasha Alexander another 18 episodes’ worth of work on the immensely popular show. Now fans of the …

Google News Is Shutting Down In Spain Google News Is Shutting Down In Spain

Google announced that it’s going to be shutting down Google News in Spain as the result of a new law in that country. The company has faced turbulence from publishers and governments in many countries (particularly in Europe), and this …

Classic iPods Are So Hot Right Now Classic iPods Are So Hot Right Now

They say you don’t know what you’ve got, ’till it’s gone. The iPod Classic – you know, that mp3 player that relies on a click-wheel and only plays music (it can’t make phone calls?) – is apparently in high demand. …

The Self-Governed Success of Non-Formal Education

Commissioned News Story (Source: Bircham International University) Non-formal education can provide students with a quality education, despite being an unregulated industry. It’s regulated by its students, and provides opportunity to those who would otherwise have an opportunity to have an …

Haylie Duff Pregnant With Wedding Plans on Hold

Haylie Duff may be in her second trimester of pregnancy, but she says she and fiance Matt Rosenberg have put their wedding plans on hold. Since discovering she was pregnant, the couple decided to concentrate on their soon-to-be daughter instead. …

Annie Jump Cannon Gets Google Doodle On 151st Birthday Annie Jump Cannon Gets Google Doodle On 151st Birthday

Annie Jump Cannon is the subject of a doodle today on Google’s homepage, as the search giant celebrates her 151st birthday. Cannon was an astronomer whose work was considered instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification. She, along with …

Brooke Baures: WSU Waitress Died When Her Head Was Crushed in Dumbwaiter

Brooke Baures, a senior at Winona State University, was killed last week when her head was crushed by a dumbwaiter at the restaurant where she worked, an autopsy report revealed. Baures, an accomplished gymnast, died from “extensive destruction of the …