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Orange Is the New Black Lands Tomorrow, and Here Are the Opening Credits

Netflix’s new original series Orange Is the New Black is just about to premiere all 13 episodes at once (as is the Netflix way). You can start your binge watching on July 11th at 12:01 PST – you know, if …

Matt Cutts Talks About Site Downtime’s Impact On Rankings Matt Cutts Talks About Site Downtime’s Impact On Rankings
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Google has released a new Webmaster Help video with Matt Cutts addressing the question: If my site goes down for a day, does that affect my rankings? Sound familiar? I thought so too. Earlier this year, Cutts did a similar …

Student Loans: Dealing with the Interest Rate Jump

Unless fortunate enough to already have the funds to pay for college, most college students will have to take out a student loan at some point within their college career. In fact, there are currently 37 million borrowers in the …

Solar System “Tail” Mapped by NASA’s IBEX
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NASA today announced that its Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has mapped the structure of our solar system’s “tail.” The tail, called the heliotail, is shaped like a four-leaf clover, much like the tails seen around other nearby stars. “By examining …

Waltons Actor, Joe Conley, Dies At 85

Joe Conley, who played store owner Ike Godsey on “The Waltons”, has died. He was 85 years old. Conley had suffered from dementia in his last days and was living in an assisted care facility at the time of his …

Yahoo Mail Adds Multiple Account Support To iOS, Windows Apps Yahoo Mail Adds Multiple Account Support To iOS, Windows Apps
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Yahoo announced today that it is making it possible for Yahoo Mail users to access all of their Yahoo Mail accounts from the Yahoo Mail apps for iOS and Windows 8, joining the existing functionality in the Android app. So, …

T-Mobile Announces Jump, Allows You To Upgrade Twice A Year T-Mobile Announces Jump, Allows You To Upgrade Twice A Year

T-Mobile made headlines earlier when it ditched contracts, and became the “uncarrier.” Now it’s ditching another much maligned carrier practice – the two-year upgrade cycle. T-Mobile just announced Jump today at its press event. The new service, which costs $10 …

These Smart Diapers Are Smarter Than You Think These Smart Diapers Are Smarter Than You Think

Pixie Scientific has developed Smart Diapers (that’s their actual name) that can send information to parents’ smartphones. And no, it’s not to let you know when the baby has peed or pooped. The smartness actually comes in the form of …

James Franco Is the Next Comedy Central Roast Victim

Comedy Central has just announced that actor James Franco will be the next victim for their Comedy Central Roast series. The roast will take place in August and will debut on Comedy Central on Labor Day. “If only James Franco …

Cat Parasites Review Dismissed by Cat Advocacy Group
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Earlier this week, doctors warned in a review in the journal Trends in Parasitology that large amounts of cat poop in the U.S. could contribute to the spread of a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. Since the parasite has been linked …

Amazon Inks Deal with Miramax, Adds New Titles to Prime Instant Video Amazon Inks Deal with Miramax, Adds New Titles to Prime Instant Video

Amazon has reportedly inked a deal with Miramax pictures that will bring hundreds of new movies to the Amazon Prime Instant Video Catalog. Some of the classic titles include: Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, Life Is Beautiful, The English Patient, …

Leaked NSA Slide Reveals PRISM’s Brother – Upstream Leaked NSA Slide Reveals PRISM’s Brother – Upstream
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In early June, The Washington Post and The Guardian revealed through leaks provided by Edward Snowden that the NSA was in cahoots with major tech companies in a program called PRISM. In short, the leak claimed that the NSA could …

U.S. Falling Behind on Health Outcomes, Shows Study

Though it hosts the best medical research in the world and spends more money on healthcare than any other country, a new study shows that the U.S. is falling behind other countries when it comes to actual health outcomes. The …

Broccoligate: Obama Gets Slammed For Healthy Habits
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Broccoligate is in full effect today after President Obama told a group of children at the second-annual Kids’ State Dinner that his favorite food is broccoli. Obama is accused of lying for his wife’s healthy eating agenda and of throwing …

Instagram Finally Lets You Embed Photos (and Videos, of Course) Instagram Finally Lets You Embed Photos (and Videos, of Course)
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Instagram has just announced that they are now allowing photo and video embeds – something that the service has needed for as long as it’s been around. Now, anyone wishing to embed a photo or video in an article for …

N.C. Deck Collapse: Condo Accident Sends 20 To Hospital

The second-story deck of an oceanfront condo on Ocean Isle Beach collapsed on Tuesday night, injuring 20 people and sending one person on a flight to a hospital in Wilmington. Several of the injuries included broken bones, but authorities say …

Judge: Apple Violated Antitrust Law Judge: Apple Violated Antitrust Law

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on Wednesday that Apple violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act by conspiring to raise e-book prices and hurt e-book retailer competition. Reuters reports that U.S. District Judge …

Ubisoft Shows Off Pirate Gameplay In Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin’s Creed III introduced a lot of elements to the franchise that mostly garnered a resounding “meh” from gamers, but most can agree that its introduction of ship battles was definitely the highlight. That enthusiasm for naval combat may have …

Rovio to Release Hidden-Object/Puzzle Game July 11
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Rovio, the developer behind the Angry Birds series, today announced that it will publish a game called Tiny thief on Thursday, July 11. The game, the second to come out under the publisher’s ‘Rovio Stars’ label, will be available for …

Washing Your (Long) Hair in Space Is Kind of a Pain [VIDEO]

Now that Astronaut McAwesomeMan Chris Hadfield has left the International Space Station (in incredible fashion, might I add), who is going to show us how even the most mundane tasks are incredibly interesting when performed in space? Expedition 36 crew …

Forrester Report Finds Behavioral Marketing Data Is Working, But 45% Aren’t Capturing Data Forrester Report Finds Behavioral Marketing Data Is Working, But 45% Aren’t Capturing Data

Forrester has put out a new report commissioned by Silverpop, surveying 157 U.S. marketers on behavioral data and automation. “Of the findings, the most notable might be that while marketers who leverage buyer insight / data in their campaigns experience …

Square Enix Somehow Thinks There Are People Who Don’t Know What Kingdom Hearts Is

I find it very hard to believe that there are people living today who don’t know about Kingdom Hearts. Still, there must be somebody or else Square Enix wouldn’t have created an introduction video to the franchise. In a trailer …

Shayanna Jenkins Won’t Be Marrying Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL player who was recently charged with murder, won’t be getting married anytime soon if the sheriff has anything to say about it. Hernandez pleaded not-guilty last week in the murder charge leveled against him for …

NASA Previews 2020 Mars Rover Mission
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NASA’s Mars 2020 Science Definition Team this week released its recommendations for a rover the agency plans to send to the red planet by 2020. The announcement of the 2020 rover mission came in December 2012. The team of 19 …