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Girl Found Locked In Cage So Family Could See Movie
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An 8-year old girl with a developmental disability was found locked in a cage inside her family’s New Mexico home, police say. The girl–who suffers from microcephaly–was found after her caregivers, Cindy Patriarchias and Edmond Gonzales, took Patriarchias’ three children …

SLAYER, BASSHOLE, LOLWTF, and Other Banned Vanity Plates
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Well this is just hilarious. Government Attic has been hard at work open-records-requesting states across our great country to divulge their lists of banned license plates. And it’s just as much fun as you would imagine. Many states have caught …

Epic Citadel Shows What Android Can Do With Unreal Engine 3
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Very few Android games could be classified as technical marvels. You could argue the same for iOS, but the platform has at least received a number of technically impressive titles running on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3, including Epic Citadel. …

Samsung Buys NeuroLogica, a Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturer Samsung Buys NeuroLogica, a Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturer
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Samsung Electronics America this week announced that it has agreed to acquire NeuroLogica, a medical imaging equipment company. The company is most well-known for developing portable CT scanners. The price Samsung is paying for the company is unknown, as no …

Another Great Report For Google Product Listing Ads Another Great Report For Google Product Listing Ads

Google Shopping is turning out to be a hit for Google and for advertisers, it seems. We keep seeing report after report come out with nothing but positive data. Earlier this month, we looked at data from Kenshoo indicating that …

Facebook Police Make Sure You’re Using Facebook (and Suggest You Buy Stock)

Facebook reportedly lost 1.4 million U.S. users last month. Or, maybe they didn’t. Metrics can be a tricky thing. Even if Facebook lost roughly 1% of their user base, is it even a huge deal? Things like that fluctuate from …

Quora Optimizes Android App For Tablets Quora Optimizes Android App For Tablets
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Quora announced today that it has optimized its Android app for the tablet experience. “More and more, people read and write on Quora while on-the-go. Many people also love using tablets, making a unique Quora experience for tablets one of …

Firefox Flicks Challenges Filmmakers To Get Mobilized In 2013 Firefox Flicks Challenges Filmmakers To Get Mobilized In 2013
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Are you a filmmaker that happens to be a fan of Firefox? Do you want a chance to win a few thousand dollars? If so, you’ll definitely want to submit a film for the Firefox Flicks competition this year. Mozilla …

Comet-Like Ionosphere Seen on Venus

New observations of Venus have shown that the planet’s ionosphere on its night side resembles a comet’s tail. The observations were made by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express satellite. The ionosphere is the region of electrically charged gas …

Guy Builds Web Resume That Looks Like Amazon Product Page
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Well, this guy sure has an interesting resume – or CV or whatever you want to call it. Upon first glance, you probably wouldn’t even notice that this Amazon product page is actually a a giant advertisement for Philippe Dubost, …

Mindy McCready Denies Shooting Boyfriend To Death
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Mindy McCready, who was at one time a promising country music star, has battled so many demons in the past decade it’s hard to keep up with them all. In 2005, she suffered brutal abuse at the hands of her …

Rdio Extends Free Music Streaming To 15 Countries Rdio Extends Free Music Streaming To 15 Countries
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Rdio announced today that it is expanding its free music streaming web service, which has been available in the U.S. since 2011, to 15 countries. The offering is now available in the following countries: United States United Kingdom Australia Belgium …

House Committee Demands Answers From Justice Department Over The Prosecution Of Aaron Swartz House Committee Demands Answers From Justice Department Over The Prosecution Of Aaron Swartz

It’s been a few weeks now since noted activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide. Since then, there has been a lot of discussion in regards to our justice system and how it handles prosecution. The House promised to look into it, …

New iOS 6.1 Adds Fandango Movie Purchasing To Siri’s Capabilities New iOS 6.1 Adds Fandango Movie Purchasing To Siri’s Capabilities

Back in November, developers who were beta testing Apple’s iOS 6.1 indicated that in the then upcoming version of Apple’s operating system, Siri would let users purchase movie tickets through Fandango. Now, Apple has released the iOS update to all …

Obese Guy That Made Impassioned YouTube Plea Is Down 300+ lbs

About 11 months ago, a severely obese 23-year-old named Robert Gibbs made an impassioned plea for help on his YouTube channel. “I’m making this video because I don’t know what else to do. I’ve tried losing weight on my own, …

Nexus Tablet Refresh Could Come in May [RUMOR] Nexus Tablet Refresh Could Come in May [RUMOR]

DitiTimes, a Taiwanese publication that covers the tech manufacturing industry in Taiwan, is reporting that the next version of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet could be coming as soon as May of 2013. Citing “sources from the upstream supply chain,” the …

Ben & Jerry’s Create “30 Rock” Tribute Ice Cream
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A few years ago, it was still possible to be one of those people on the receiving end of an incredulous stare when confronted with the question, “You haven’t seen “30 Rock”?!” Now, however–seven seasons into the show–many are familiar …

Here’s Eric Schmidt’s Entire Cambridge Speech [Video] Here’s Eric Schmidt’s Entire Cambridge Speech [Video]

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt continues to make headlines. In fact, though he handed the CEO reins to Larry Page in 2011, he may still grab more headlines than page thanks to things like his imaginative speeches (like the one …

500px Now Back in the App Store After Apple Yanked It for Porn 500px Now Back in the App Store After Apple Yanked It for Porn
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After a week in App Store limbo, photography app 500px has made its return. As you may remember, Apple booted the app from its App Store for violation of Apple’s rules on pornography. Apple said that the app was removed …

Consumers are Spending Billions Through Their Tablets Consumers are Spending Billions Through Their Tablets

Last week, analyst predictions asserted that tablet shipments could reach 145 million in 2013. The market for tablets is only swelling, and now research firm ABI Research is predicting that an additional 1 billion tablets will be shipped over the …

Chick-Fil-A: Gay Marriage Debacle Didn’t Affect Growth

When Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy made remarks last summer regarding his beliefs on marriage, he sparked outrage across the country as gay rights activists and members of the LGBT community fired back, calling him out for the statements. Cathy said …

Demand Media’s eNom Teams Up With Parallels On TLDs Demand Media’s eNom Teams Up With Parallels On TLDs

Demand Media announced today that its domain registrar eNom’s Top Level Domain (TLD) program is included in the latest version of Parallels Plesk Panel and in Parallels Domain Name Network. “The Internet is undergoing an historic change, and our valuable …

Firefox Adding More Plugins To Click To Play Blocker Firefox Adding More Plugins To Click To Play Blocker

Java has had a bit of a rough year so far with it falling victim to a zero day attack, and then having a second, potentially more devastating attack, auctioned off to unknown hackers. To prevent attacks like these from …

Adele Hall Dies: “First Lady Of Kansas City” Was 81
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Adele Hall, a philanthropist well-known for giving back to her community in Kansas City, has died at a family home in Hawaii. She was 81 years old. Hall, whose husband was a chairman for Hallmark Cards, worked closely with Children’s …