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Manuel Álvarez Bravo Honored With Google Doodle in Mexico Manuel Álvarez Bravo Honored With Google Doodle in Mexico
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Google is running a doodle on its home page in Mexico today, celebrating the 111th birthday of photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo. Bravo is credited (Wikipedia) as Mexico’s first principal artistic photographer and as the most important figure in 20th century …

Cassini Spots Smog Formation on Titan

A new paper using data from NASA‘s Cassini probe has described in detail how aerosols begin to form in the highest part of the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan. The research, say scientists, could help predict how “smoggy aerosol layers” …

If You Unfriend Someone on Facebook, They May Just Avoid You in Real Life If You Unfriend Someone on Facebook, They May Just Avoid You in Real Life
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For a good percentage of people, being unfriended on Facebook is a huge slap in the face. So much, in fact, that they would actively avoid running into the unfriender in real life. Then again, who decided that Facebook interactions …

AMC Releases New Scene From Upcoming The Walking Dead Episode

In case the Walking Dead Time Warner Super Bowl ad wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, AMC has also released a new scene from the upcoming episode of the show, titled, “The Suicide King“. The episode premieres on Sunday. There’s …

Here’s That Awesome Walking Dead Time Warner Ad

There were a lot of commercials during the Super Bowl that got people talking, as usual. For some reason, I haven’t heard much today about this one, when it was easily one of the best. AMC has uploaded it to …

Nook For Windows 8 Now Supports Microsoft Account Sign In Nook For Windows 8 Now Supports Microsoft Account Sign In

Back in November, Nook was one of the first major brands to jump on board Windows 8. It only made sense as Microsoft made a strategic investment in the brand back in April of last year. Now Nook and Windows …

Beyonce Gets Set On Fire In NMA’s Version Of The Super Bowl

Next Media Animation (NMA) typically provides thoughtful analysis of major moments in popular culture, and the Super Bowl is no different. Here, the Taiwanese animation firm explores the big game, Beyonce’s half time show, and what really happened to the …

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance to Get Exclusive PS3 VR Missions

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance may be a cross-platform title, but Sony has gotten Konami to support it as if it were a PlayStation 3 exclusive. Konami today announced that PlayStation 3 owners will get exclusive content for Revengeance. Specifically, 30 …

The Super Bowl Stole Eyes Away from the Internet The Super Bowl Stole Eyes Away from the Internet

Although it may have felt like your Facebook news feed, Twitter streams, and other social media networks were flooded with updates about Beyonce, the big blackout, ads, and Joe Flacco – Super Bowl XLVII didn’t drive people online. In fact, …

Child Hostage In Alabama: Tense Situation Enters 7th Day
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The man who boarded an Alabama school bus last week, fatally shot the driver and took off with a five-year old boy doesn’t seem any closer to relinquishing his hostage even as the situation enters a seventh day. 65-year old …

Interested In The Google Science Fair? Watch This Hangout.

Google announced last week that it is now taking submissions for the Google Science Fair. Today, the company posted the first in a series of Google Science Fair Office Hours Google+ Hangouts on Air. In the hangout, Jemma from the …

Josef Kajetán Tyl Honored With Google Doodle Josef Kajetán Tyl Honored With Google Doodle

Google is running a doodle on its home page in the Czech Republic, honoring Czech writer Josef Kajetán Tyl’s 205th birthday. Tyl wrote the country’s national anthem, Kde domov můj. In addition to writing the song, Tyl wrote several novels …

Mozilla, Google Bring WebRTC Interoperability To Firefox And Chrome Mozilla, Google Bring WebRTC Interoperability To Firefox And Chrome
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WebRTC is the future of Web communication if the W3C has anything to say about it. It’s an HTML5 technology that turns your browser into a video/audio communication tool. The only problem standing in its way was that it would …

Disney And Vevo Team Up On Family-Friendly Music Videos Disney And Vevo Team Up On Family-Friendly Music Videos

Disney and Vevo announced today that the two have teamed up on co-branded destinations on both Disney.com and Vevo. Disney will feature videos from VEVo’s catalog on Disney.com, and Disney will curate family-friendly music videos for Vevo. Presumably, the experience …

Cult Musician Dying, Says Worries Are Gone
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Wilko Johnson announced recently that he’s suffering from terminal pancreatic cancer…but the word “suffering” doesn’t exactly seem to apply here. Johnson, whose early days in the music business were formed by the British band Dr. Feelgood, decided he wasn’t going …

Dell Buyout Deal Close to Sealed at $23 Billion Dell Buyout Deal Close to Sealed at $23 Billion
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The Wall Street Journal today is reporting that a $23 billion deal to take computer company Dell private is close to complete. The Journal cites “people familiar with the matter,” who state the deal could purchase Dell stock at $13.50 …

Madden Predicts Super Bowl XLVII with Impressive Accuracy

This shouldn’t really surprise you, considering their pretty stellar prediction record, but EA’s Madden franchise totally nailed this year’s Super Bowl. Last night, the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers by a final score of 34 to 31. In …

White House Writing Rules For Cyber Engagement White House Writing Rules For Cyber Engagement
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It’s been known for a while that the Obama administration has been at work on a cybersecurity directive. The executive order would be used to circumvent a Congress that failed numerous times in 2012 to pass a comprehensive cybersecurity law. …

22 Killed In Collision, 5 Critically Injured

A tragic accident has claimed the lives of 22 people in the United Arab Emirates, and at least five people are critically wounded after a bus collided with a gravel truck. The bus, which was carrying 46 Asian migrant workers, …

Facebook Goes to Trial with Timelines.com this April, Thinks Defeat Is Improbable Facebook Goes to Trial with Timelines.com this April, Thinks Defeat Is Improbable

Facebook will go to trial to defend their “Timeline” in April. Facebook’s Annual Report filing with the SEC revealed that the case, Timelines, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc., will go to trial on April 22nd of this year. In 2011, Timelines …

Black Dahlia Case: New Forensic Evidence Found?
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The Black Dahlia Case–in which a woman’s horribly mutilated, bisected body was found in an L.A. park in 1947–has held the fascination of many over the decades. The mysterious woman who dreamed of being an actress suddenly went from being …

LEGO City Undercover Trailer Previews Wii U GamePad Integration

During the latest Nintendo Direct, Nintendo made a point to apologize to early Wii U adopters for the lack of new games coming out in February and March. However, one of the most promising “launch window” titles will be released …

Timberlake: Spears Insult Gets Backlash On Twitter

Timberlake/Spears isn’t a combination you hear much anymore. Since breaking up in 2002, the former dynamic duo strive to stay out of one another’s way and rarely speak about their relationship. But Justin has reportedly been talking about his ex, …

German Publishers Reportedly Won’t Go For A Google Deal Like Those In France German Publishers Reportedly Won’t Go For A Google Deal Like Those In France

Google and France President Francois Hollande, on Friday, announced a deal that the search giant has made with French publishers to who want to be paid for the content that Google links to. Google agreed to create a €60 million …