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Paul McCartney: Richest Musician in the U.K., Again

Baby, you’re a rich man. For the 25th consecutive year, Sir Paul McCartney has been named the richest musician in the U.K. on the Sunday Times rich list. The 70-year-old former Beatle is estimated to be the proud owner of …

Maryland Rain Tax Goes After Residents With Driveways
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A rain tax sounds kind of preposterous, but the state of Maryland will be implementing such a thing very soon. The Gazette, a local Maryland newspaper, reports that new regulations put into place by the EPA require Maryland to reduce …

Teen Hit by Softball Dies on His Birthday
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Though deaths rarely occur as a result of playground activity, tragic reminders sometimes pop up to remind us that injuries can happen, and that some of them can be fatal. This week, a San Diego-area high school student died after …

Watch This Google Hangout On Improving Your Site (For AdSense) Watch This Google Hangout On Improving Your Site (For AdSense)
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Google recently held a Google+ hangout sharing tips for improving the user experience on your site, which it uploaded to its AdSense YouTube channel. This week, Google shared the video on the AdSense blog bringing it to our attention. The …

Here’s Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Already Making Use of the New Social Media Disclosure Rules Here’s Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Already Making Use of the New Social Media Disclosure Rules

Just a day after Netflix told investors that they would regularly use their various social media accounts to disclose material information, even mentioning CEO Reed Hasting’s Facebook account specifically, Hastings has done just that. In a Facebook post, Hastings announced …

The Next Xbox Wants To Take Over Your TV [Rumor]

Families that own a game console tend to keep it as a central part of the living room experience. They watch Netflix, Hulu and other digital programming all through the console. There’s always been one aspect of the living room …

Mickey Rose Dies; Woody Allen Collaborator Was 77

Mickey Rose, a longtime friend of Woody Allen, has died. He was 77 years old. According to a Los Angeles Times report, Rose died on Sunday, April 7. His daughter, Jennifer, informed the publication that he had been diagnosed with …

Fatal Text Message Released as Warning by Grieving Family
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Though the practice is known to be dangerous, and is now outlawed in much of the U.S., texting while driving is something that many teens and adults do on a regular basis. This week, a grieving family, who claim their …

Google Launches New Death Tool Google Launches New Death Tool
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Google wants to know what you want it to do with your stuff when you die. The company has launched a new feature called Inactive Account Manager (not as grim as it could have been, I guess). “Not a great …

Louisiana Looks to Ban Facebooking While Driving in Expansion of Anti-Texting Laws Louisiana Looks to Ban Facebooking While Driving in Expansion of Anti-Texting Laws

The state of Louisiana is looking to crack down on another activity that threatens the safety of its commuters: Facebooking while driving. Really, this includes any sort of social networking while driving like tweeting or posting photos to Instagram. The …

Check Out This Gameplay Trailer For Dishonored: The Knife Of Dunwall
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In early March, Bethesda announced the first piece of story-based DLC for Dishonored – The Knife of Dunwall. The expansion would put players in the shoes of Daud – one of the antagonists from the original game. Much like Corvo, …

Lindsay Lohan Cries as Letterman Brings Up Rehab

To put it mildly, Lindsay Lohan has had a rough few years. While dealing with criminal charges, arrests, probation, and rehab, her once fast-moving career has come to a screeching halt. There are signs, though, that the ginger actress is …

Dropbox Announces Dropbox For Business With Single Sign-On Dropbox Announces Dropbox For Business With Single Sign-On

Dropbox announced “Dropbox for Business” on Wednesday. The company says that it’s making a lot of changes to make Dropbox better for companies of all sizes, so it’s rebranding “Dropbox For Teams” as “Dropbox For Business”. One of the upcoming …

Microsoft May Be Working On A 7-Inch Surface Tablet [Rumor] Microsoft May Be Working On A 7-Inch Surface Tablet [Rumor]
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The 7-inch tablet is the new 10-inch tablet. Consumers have stopped wanting the best instead opting for the cheapest, which explains why the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini are so popular. It would seems that Microsoft is finally catching on. …

Only 9% Are Honest Enough to Admit They’d Do It with a Sex Robot Only 9% Are Honest Enough to Admit They’d Do It with a Sex Robot
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Over the past few years, humanoid robot technology has gotten better and better at, well, making robots seem more human. We’re talking the look, the feel, the movements, and the AI. And this technology is only going to get better …

Google On Buying Spammy Domains: Don’t Be The Guy Left Holding The Bag Google On Buying Spammy Domains: Don’t Be The Guy Left Holding The Bag
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In the latest Webmaster Help video from Google, Matt Cutts takes on an interesting topic. Can you buy a domain that has been penalized by Google for spam, clean it up and recover rankings? Well, it depends, and Cutts explains …

Dave O’Hara Dies; Sports Reporter Was 86
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Longtime Boston sports writer Dave O’Hara has died at the age of 86. According to a report from the Associated Press, O’Hara died of cancer at his home in Winter Haven, Florida. O’Hara spent 50 years writing for the Associated …

Google Map Maker Heads To The UK Google Map Maker Heads To The UK
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Google announced the launch of Google Map Maker in the UK, kicking it off with a MapUp workshop in Bletchley Park. Program Manager Satish Mavuri writes in a post on the Google Maps blog: More than 40,000 people around the …

Redditor Handcrafts Fallout Monopoly for Incredibly Lucky Wife
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So, reddit user XsimonbelmontX has made me extremely jealous, as he has created a undeniably awesome Monopoly-like board game based on Fallout. Did I mention it was awesome? “I spent about 8 months making this. It is a birthday gift …

Facebook Retires The REST API For New Apps Facebook Retires The REST API For New Apps
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In late 2011, Facebook said that it would retiring the REST API to focus all of its efforts on the Graph API. Developers had over a year to make the jump, and now Facebook is finally pulling the plug. Facebook …

Kate Upton, Diddy Dating Rumors Denied

Rumors this week surfaced that supermodel Kate Upton and producer Sean “Diddy” Combs could be an item. The New York Daily News reported that the two were spotted at club LIV in Miami Beach, “sucking face.” The pair also reportedly …

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Brings The Best Of The 80s To Videogames

Ubisoft had me worried when it seemed like Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon was just an April Fools joke, but it’s thankfully a real game. The spin-off of last year’s incredible open world shooter takes players back into an 80s …

Tour A Creepy, Abandoned Shark Museum With Google Street View Tour A Creepy, Abandoned Shark Museum With Google Street View

Google is really onto something with Street View, and the company is really just getting started, now that it’s got the Trekker out on missions. Still, while Google has had a tremendous amount of outdoor imagery for quite sometime, the …

Netflix Says They Will Disclose Investor Info on Social Media Following SEC Ruling Netflix Says They Will Disclose Investor Info on Social Media Following SEC Ruling

A week after the Securities and Exchange Commission clarified its rules to allow for public companies to use social media outlets to announce key company information, Netflix has already decided to take advantage of it and make it official. On …