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HBO to Launch Standalone Streaming Service…in Scandinavia HBO to Launch Standalone Streaming Service…in Scandinavia
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Hey everyone, listen up; it appears that HBO has finally caved and are going through with plans to launch a standalone, non-cable-subscription-requiring streaming service. Oh, in Europe, you say? Well son of a Dothraki whore…. It’s true. According to Variety, …

Google Denied Request For Stay In Book Scanning Suit Google Denied Request For Stay In Book Scanning Suit

Google has been denied a stay in its lawsuit over book scanning, which has been going on for about three quarters of a decade. Jeff John Roberts at PaidContent points to a court order from the Judge, discussing why it …

Oracle Finally Patches Huge Java Exploit Oracle Finally Patches Huge Java Exploit
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It was brought to the Internet’s attention on Monday that Java was susceptible to a pretty nasty exploit that could see a user’s PC infected with malware. It was later revealed this morning that Java knew about the exploit since …

Apple, Google Are Talking Out Their Patent Dispute Apple, Google Are Talking Out Their Patent Dispute
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Reuters is reporting that Apple and Google are having serious conversations aimed at coming to an agreement on “a range of intellectual property matters,” including, of course, their patent disputes. Evidently, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page …

3D Print Your Own Board Game With Pocket Tactics 3D Print Your Own Board Game With Pocket Tactics

Board games are ridiculously fun. I’m not talking about kiddy fare like “Monopoly” or “Sorry” here, but the real board games like “Betrayal at House on the Hill” and “Monsters Menace America.” Unfortunately, these games usually cost anywhere between $60 …

Bing Now Has Pretty High-Res Aerial Imagery For The Entire U.S. Bing Now Has Pretty High-Res Aerial Imagery For The Entire U.S.
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Today, Bing announced the completion of the U.S. portion of what it says is its largest aerial imagery endeavor, and its most ambitious mapping effort to date – the Global Ortho Project. “In two years, the Bing Maps Imagery team …

Jersey Shore, Pandora, and the Fresh Prince Jersey Shore, Pandora, and the Fresh Prince

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Giuliana Rancic: Baby Saved Her Life Giuliana Rancic: Baby Saved Her Life
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Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill welcomed their baby boy last night in Colorado, tweeting about his arrival and how completely in love they are. And while all new parents feel that initial rush of affection for an infant, this …

Kindle Fire 2 Leaked Pic Hits the Web Kindle Fire 2 Leaked Pic Hits the Web
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When Amazon announced this morning that the Kindle Fire had sold out, it was clear they were happy to be hinting at the impending announcement of the Kindle Fire 2 on September 6th. Now the leaks have begun, meaning that …

Microsoft Will Pull The Plug On Zune Tomorrow Microsoft Will Pull The Plug On Zune Tomorrow
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Does anybody remember the Zune or the Zune HD? Microsoft’s answer to the iPod wasn’t exactly the epitome of success due to a number of factors, but the hardware did have its fans. Those fans will have until tomorrow to …

Google Now Lets You Schedule Hangouts from Google Calendar Google Now Lets You Schedule Hangouts from Google Calendar

Google continues to push Google+ Hangouts capabilities to many of their products, and the latest integration is with Google Calendar. Now, you can add a Hangout to any event on your calendar and access it with a single click. From …

Sherman Hemsley Burial Put On Hold With Will Dispute Sherman Hemsley Burial Put On Hold With Will Dispute
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Sherman Hemsley, the beloved actor who played George Jefferson on the classic sitcom “The Jeffersons”, passed away in July of lung cancer; however, he won’t be laid to rest until a dispute over his will is settled, and it’s not …

Consumer Watchdog Challenges Google’s FTC Settlement Over “Safari-gate” Consumer Watchdog Challenges Google’s FTC Settlement Over “Safari-gate”

Consumer Watchdog announced today that it has won the right to oppose the recently announced $22.5 million Google settlement with the FTC. Despite the fact that this was the largest fine the FTC has ever given a single company, and …

Bing Makes Searching, Browsing Facebook Photos Much Easier Bing Makes Searching, Browsing Facebook Photos Much Easier
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Bing is expanding its Facebook integration to hopefully help users have a better photo experience across the site. Today, they are launching a new feature that allows Facebook users to browse and perform specific searches for all of their friends’ …

Hormone Therapy Declining Among Older Women Hormone Therapy Declining Among Older Women
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A study published this week in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that hormone use among postmenopausal women has been declining for at least the past decade. The study, which examined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, …

Facebook Continues To Improve The Graph API Facebook Continues To Improve The Graph API
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Facebook needs to continually improve its services so that users, developers and investors remain happy. The social network has given a lot of recent attention to its Open Graph and related services. The trend continues today with an update to …

Jersey Shore Canceled: Next Season Will Be The Last Jersey Shore Canceled: Next Season Will Be The Last
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Fans of the breakout MTV hit “Jersey Shore” will be devastated to know that the upcoming season, which will begin airing in October, will be the very last. That’s right, kids. No more of Pauly’s blowout, no more Snooki peeing/dancing/getting …

Twitter Launches New Interest-Based Ad Targeting Twitter Launches New Interest-Based Ad Targeting

Twitter announced the launch of some new interest-based targeting for advertisers today. Those using Twitter’s Promoted Tweets and Promoted Accounts can start targeting campaigns based on interests of their choosing. There are over 350 interest categories available to advertisers. They …

Metal Gear Solid Movie Announced Metal Gear Solid Movie Announced

Konami’s big Metal Gear 25th Anniversary event was a celebration of everything Metal Gear, and it included some pretty exciting announcements. The most exciting announcement, though may be that a Metal Gear movie is in production. Hideo Kojima and Avi …

Australia Really Knows How to Make Beer Ads [VIDEO] Australia Really Knows How to Make Beer Ads [VIDEO]
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Carlton & United Beverages is an Australian brewery that produces Carlton Draught, a popular 4.6% abv pale lager. They also produce freaking amazing commercials for said beer. The premise is simple. Four mates stop in to a local pub for …

Atari Embraces HTML5 In Internet Explorer 10 Atari Embraces HTML5 In Internet Explorer 10
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I know it may seem unreal, but Internet Explorer is actually a decent browser these days. The latest iteration – IE10 – is already available in preview form on Windows 8. Once it launches, it will be expose millions of …

Paul Ryan’s Speech Pushes GOP Convention Tweets Over 2 Million Paul Ryan’s Speech Pushes GOP Convention Tweets Over 2 Million

On Tuesday, Twitter told us that this year’s Republican National Convention had already produced more tweets that the entirety of the 2008 convention – and it hadn’t even gotten off the ground. When the 2012 convention smashed the 2008 convention …

Sprint Rolls Out 4G LTE in Four Markets Sprint Rolls Out 4G LTE in Four Markets
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Though Sprint is far behind other mobile carriers in their 4G LTE network implementation, the company has begun making strides. And with less expensive, truly unlimited data plans, customers are generally getting what they pay for. Today Sprint announced that …

Rare Pics Of Steve Jobs Show His Love Of Yoga Rare Pics Of Steve Jobs Show His Love Of Yoga

Steve Jobs has been hailed as the greatest businessman/creative minds of our time, the man who brought us our beloved Apple products (and “Toy Story”, let’s never forget “Toy Story”). He was influential in making our technological world what is …