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Matt Cutts Offers Holiday Security Tips, Impersonates Dinosaur Matt Cutts Offers Holiday Security Tips, Impersonates Dinosaur
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Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video. This time, it’s just Matt Cutts offering some “holiday tips,” which simply advise you to take security precautions with your data, and use Google’s Chrome browser. As an added bonus, he …

Video Looks At “What Brought Us Together” In 2012 Video Looks At “What Brought Us Together” In 2012

People will never see eye to eye on every issue, but Jean-Louis Nguyen has attempted to showcase the events of the year that “brought us together”. Unfortunately, it involves a great deal of heartbreak. Still, it’s a pretty powerful video. …

FTC Updates Child Online Privacy Rules FTC Updates Child Online Privacy Rules

The United States Federal Trade Commission announced today that it has adopted final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (otherwise known as COPPA Rule). According to the Commission, parents are to have greater control over the personal info …

BlackBerry Fans Think BlackBerry 10 Is Awesome BlackBerry Fans Think BlackBerry 10 Is Awesome
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BlackBerry 10, RIM’s last chance at staying relevant, won’t be available until early next year. Until then, the press and analysts can only anxiously wait to see how the new OS and handsets perform. That was the case at least …

Angry Birds Trilogy DLC Released Today Angry Birds Trilogy DLC Released Today
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Rovio, the creators of the highly popular Angry Birds franchise today released the first downloadable content (DLC) for the recently released Angry Birds Trilogy. The “Anger Management” pack will feature 130 new levels from mobile episodes such as Ham ‘O’ …

Twitter Suspends Top Anonymous Account for Terms Violation [UPDATED] Twitter Suspends Top Anonymous Account for Terms Violation [UPDATED]
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UPDATE: They’re back. And yes, it was the leaking of Westboro members’ personal info that did it. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: @YourAnonNews, online hacktivist group Anonymous’ most popular Twitter account, has been suspended. It appears to have happened just before noon ET. …

Kim Kardashian Haircut: Something Different For The New Year Kim Kardashian Haircut: Something Different For The New Year
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Kim Kardashian is one celebrity who hasn’t taken too many risks with her look; in fact, she’s kept basically the same hairstyle for quite some time, only veering away from it every now and then before going back to what …

Robert Bork Dies: Famed Conservative Was 85 Robert Bork Dies: Famed Conservative Was 85
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Robert Bork, who lost a seat in the Supreme Court after a Democratic uproar over his nomination, died today from complications brought on by heart disease. He was 85. Bork was a highly-regarded figure in the political world of the …

Redbox Instant Finally Here, Kevin McAllister Ecstatic Redbox Instant Finally Here, Kevin McAllister Ecstatic
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The Redbox Instant Twitter account tweeted the big news today. The service (by Verizon) is starting its gradual roll-out (but you do still need to get on the waiting list). The service is $8 a month (it’s free for one …

Close Star Could Have up to Five Planets Close Star Could Have up to Five Planets
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A new study by an international team of scientists has discovered that the star Tau Ceti may have five planets orbiting it. Tau Ceti is the 20th closest star to the sun, and the nearest star to have sun-like properties. …

The Walking Dead (‘Dumb Ways To Die’ Style) The Walking Dead (‘Dumb Ways To Die’ Style)

It was only a matter of time, given how much the Internet loves “Dumb Ways To Die” and the hit AMC series The Walking Dead. Behold, the parody that combines the two: Watch the original here, and don’t forget to …

George Takei and Team Coco Help You Come Out to Your Family This Christmas George Takei and Team Coco Help You Come Out to Your Family This Christmas

The holidays are hard enough, but if you’re a gay man or woman who has chosen that special time fo the year to come out to your family – well, it may make the holidays a bit harder (depending on …

Apple TV May Come In Sizes Ranging From 46 To 55 Inches [Rumor] Apple TV May Come In Sizes Ranging From 46 To 55 Inches [Rumor]

The Apple TV is already a thing, but people are still holding out for an actual television from the hardware giant. Rumors of an Apple HDTV have been around for years, but 2012 saw a decided jump in reports and …

Bieber, Kutcher Hoax: Arrest Made For Prank Calls Bieber, Kutcher Hoax: Arrest Made For Prank Calls

A suspect who allegedly placed fake 911 calls regarding shots being fired at the homes of both Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher was arrested earlier this month and has since been released. The person responsible is a juvenile and police …

Google Updates Blogger App For iOS Google Updates Blogger App For iOS

Google has released an update for its Blogger app on iOS, adding native support for iPhone 5 and the first three generations of iPad. “It also contains the addition of Google Analytics for application usage statistics, updated save post options …

Boy Awarded $6.9 Million In Molestation Case Boy Awarded $6.9 Million In Molestation Case

It seems that in recent years, stories of trusted figures abusing their authority in order to molest children have become increasingly numerous; from the Penn State scandal to more than one teacher from the Horace Mann School being accused of …

Steam Holiday Sale Starts Tomorrow, Capcom Reveals Game Discounts Steam Holiday Sale Starts Tomorrow, Capcom Reveals Game Discounts
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Steam sales are highly anticipated, with PC gamers longingly staring at their Steam wish list for days as they wait for a sale to start, hoping that the game they want will finally fall to a price within their budget. …

IBM To Acquire StoredIQ To Help Companies With Big Data IBM To Acquire StoredIQ To Help Companies With Big Data

IBM announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire StoredIQ, which the company says will help it advance its efforts to help clients derive value from big data and respond more efficiently to litigation and regulations. The company …

17 Dead In Prison Break In Mexico 17 Dead In Prison Break In Mexico
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Several inmates attempted a daring prison escape on Tuesday in northern Mexico which ended in a firefight that killed eleven prisoners and six guards. Strangely enough the prison, located in the city of Gomez Palacio, has been in the news …

That 3D Printed Fetus Is Back Just In Time For The Holidays That 3D Printed Fetus Is Back Just In Time For The Holidays

Back in July, a Japanese company started offering 3D printed models of a fetus for expecting mothers. It was all kinds of creepy, but there must be an appeal there that I just don’t understand. Maybe a video, instead of …

Twitter Begins to Let Users Download Tweet Archives Twitter Begins to Let Users Download Tweet Archives

After making promises for a good while, Twitter is finally starting the process of giving every user the ability to download an archive of their tweets – all of them. That means all of your outgoing communications, retweets and all, …

Mayan Calendar Doomsday Prophecies a Hoax, Says NASA Mayan Calendar Doomsday Prophecies a Hoax, Says NASA
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Predictions about the end of the world on Friday, December 21 are reaching a fever pitch. From rogue planets to shifting poles, the crazy ideas put forth for how humanity will soon perish resemble countless past doomsday prophecies that haven’t …

Nintendo TVii Finally Launches Tomorrow Nintendo TVii Finally Launches Tomorrow
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Promised as a launch feature, Nintendo’s ambitious TVii service was delayed to some time in December. The promised day is now near, but you might want to temper your expectations before you get disappointed. Nintendo announced this morning that Nintendo …

It’s Been a Good Year for Unnecessary Censorship [VIDEO] It’s Been a Good Year for Unnecessary Censorship [VIDEO]

Every week, Jimmy Kimmel pays tribute gives a giant f**k you to the FCC with his segment “This Week in Unnecessary Censorship.” A well-placed bleep and a pixellation can make even the most innocent phrases sounds absolutely filthy, as is …