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Microsoft Being Investigated In The EU For Potential Privacy Violations Microsoft Being Investigated In The EU For Potential Privacy Violations

Microsoft hasn’t had the best of luck in the EU in 2012. The company was previously under investigation for potential antitrust issues, and now its privacy policy is under fire. Bloomberg reports that Microsoft’s recent service agreement update to its …

Adam Lanza’s Hard Drive Yields No Answers Adam Lanza’s Hard Drive Yields No Answers
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Adam Lanza, the 20-year old who tore through Sandy Hook Elementary School on a violent, murderous rampage last Friday in Newtown, Connecticut, destroyed his computer’s hard drive before the shootings, and police have been valiantly trying to recover anything from …

HIV Patients Hospitalized Less Since the Advent of Antiretrovirals HIV Patients Hospitalized Less Since the Advent of Antiretrovirals
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A new study has shown that people with HIV are hospitalized “significantly” less than they were before the advent of antiretroviral drug therapy (cART). The study looked at HIV patients in Ontario, Canada, using data from the Institute for Clinical …

Britney Split Rumors: Is She About To Be Dumped? Britney Split Rumors: Is She About To Be Dumped?
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Britney Spears has had her fair share of rocky relationships, so when she started dating her manager, Jason Trawick, fans and family had high hopes that it would be a positive move in her life. However, rumors are spreading online …

Samsung Announces The Galaxy Grand Samsung Announces The Galaxy Grand

It’s rare to see a new product announcement this late in the year, but Samsung apparently likes to defy convention. This morning, the company unveiled its latest smartphone – the Galaxy Grand. You would be forgiven if you thought the …

Google Helps Put Genesis And The Ten Commandments Online Google Helps Put Genesis And The Ten Commandments Online

Google announced today that it is helping bring 5,000 images of scroll fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls online by providing Google Storage, App Engine, Maps, YouTube and Google image technology to the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library. …

Gangnam Style Tops YouTube Rewind Trending Vids Gangnam Style Tops YouTube Rewind Trending Vids
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YouTube has just jumped into the year-in-review game, unveiling YouTube Rewind, a channel devoted to the top trending videos of the year across multiple categories. “This year, Korean Pop music transcended boundaries and took the world by storm. Cover songs, …

Daniel Inouye Dies: Hawaiian Senator Was 88 Daniel Inouye Dies: Hawaiian Senator Was 88
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Daniel Inouye, the nation’s longest-serving senator, has died at the age of 88 from respiratory complications. Inouye was a decorated WWII veteran, having enlisted right after the Pearl Harbor attacks, and saw combat in Europe. He was elected into Senate …

Can Google Predict The Winner Of The Console War Before It Even Happens? Can Google Predict The Winner Of The Console War Before It Even Happens?

At some point next year, Microsoft is going to release its new game console. Soon after, Sony will release the next PlayStation. These two systems will be competing once again to control your living room. Who’s going to win? A …

Steve Carell’s “Anchorman” Audition Steve Carell’s “Anchorman” Audition

With the upcoming “Anchorman” sequel comes the inevitable slew of comparisons to the first film, which has risen to cult status since its release in 2004. Oft-quoted and massively revered by comedy lovers, the film was a gateway for Steve …

Google Maps for iPhone Sees 10 Million+ Downloads in the First Two Days Google Maps for iPhone Sees 10 Million+ Downloads in the First Two Days
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Everyone knew that people were going to rush toward Google Maps when the company finally released their native app for iOS. There have been plenty of disappointed iOS users since Apple unveiled the Google Map-less iOS 6, and most of …

Twitter And Nielsen Team Up On TV Ratings Metric Twitter And Nielsen Team Up On TV Ratings Metric

Twitter and Nielsen have joined forces on a new industry-standard metric called Nielsen Twitter TV Rating. It’s based completely on Twitter data. The multi-year agreement enables Twitter and Nielsen to offer the new metric for commercial availability starting next fall. …

Street Fighter X Mega Man Out Now For Free Street Fighter X Mega Man Out Now For Free

Street Fighter X Mega Man, the crossover 8-bit 2-D platformer, has officially been released. A free copy of the game for PC can be downloaded via Capcom’s Mega Man group page. The game is DRM-free and intended to promote the …

Cards Against Humanity Gives $70,000 of Holiday Pack Profit to Wikipedia Cards Against Humanity Gives $70,000 of Holiday Pack Profit to Wikipedia

There are plenty of reasons to love the guys behind the popular party game Cards Against Humanity. First, the game itself is awesome and probably one of the most-fun party games to come out in recent memory. It’s like playing …

Ballmer Could Be Out Of A Job If Windows 8 Fails Ballmer Could Be Out Of A Job If Windows 8 Fails
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Is Windows 8 a bust? It’s far too early to tell, but some analysts are already predicting some pretty major changes at Microsoft if the company can’t turn its latest operating system into a hit. In fact, the company’s CEO …

Richard Engel Missing: Twitter Reacts To NBC Blackout Richard Engel Missing: Twitter Reacts To NBC Blackout
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NBC News foreign correspondent Richard Engel has gone missing while on assignment in Syria, along with a Turkish journalist who was working with him, and NBC has reportedly issued a media blackout regarding coverage of the news. However, several media …

YouTube Capture App Launches For iPhone YouTube Capture App Launches For iPhone

YouTube launched a new app called YouTube Capture today for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It uploads video in the background when you stop recording, so it’s “ready to share sooner”. “YouTube Capture was designed for speed and convenience, so …

First Tomb Raider “Survival Guide” Released First Tomb Raider “Survival Guide” Released
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Now that a proper trailer for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot has been released, Square Enix is diving in and revealing all sorts of details about the game. Today, the first in a series of “Guide to Survival” videos was …

Douglas’ Son Beaten By Mobsters In Prison? Douglas’ Son Beaten By Mobsters In Prison?

The son of actor Michael Douglas has endured a painful beating while in prison, and Douglas is furious about the care his son is getting while behind bars. 34-year old Cameron Douglas is serving nine years for dealing drugs and …

Hulu Posts Record Revenues In 2012, Hits 3 Million Subscribers Hulu Posts Record Revenues In 2012, Hits 3 Million Subscribers

2012 is looking to be a stellar year for pretty much everybody who makes their livelihood on the Internet. The year has been especially kind to the folks at Hulu. The streaming service grew exponentially this year, and it looks …

Foursquare Improves iOS App with Better Location Pages Foursquare Improves iOS App with Better Location Pages
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Last week, Foursquare released an update for their Android app that modified location pages to include more relevant information – putting large photos and pertinent places facts front and center. Today, they’ve released an iOS update that pretty much does …

WWE Announces Partnership With Hire Heroes USA WWE Announces Partnership With Hire Heroes USA
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WWE announced today that it will be partnering with Hire Heroes USA, an organization dedicated to customized job search training and assistants for U.S. military veterans. WWE will be making a donation to the organization and using its media presence …

Facebook Turns Nearby Feature into an Actual Location Recommendation Tool Facebook Turns Nearby Feature into an Actual Location Recommendation Tool
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Facebook has just announced a huge revamp of their Nearby feature inside the mobile app that turns it from a not-too-remarkable tracker of friends’ check-ins to an actual attempt at a personalized local recommendation engine. Now when you open up …

Amazon Smartphone to Launch in 2013 (Rumor) Amazon Smartphone to Launch in 2013 (Rumor)

Back in July there were hushed rumors that Amazon would enter the smartphone market with a device that would compliment its existing Kindle tablet lineup. Today it appears that those rumors have been corroborated and the “Kindle Phone” may be …