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Katy Perry: Ring Sparks Engagement Rumors

Katy Perry was spotted wearing a heart-shaped rock on her ring finger recently, prompting rumors to fly that she and perpetual heartbreaker John Mayer are engaged. Perry’s reps haven’t commented on the situation, and a source told People that it’s …

Google May Be Working To Cut Off Funds To Pirate Sites Google May Be Working To Cut Off Funds To Pirate Sites
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For the longest time, the media industry has lobbied Google to censor its search results in favor of “legitimate” Web sites. Google gave in a little last year when it introduced a new ranking signal that puts pirated content lower …

Google Retail Stores On The Way? Google Retail Stores On The Way?
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Google is planning on opening up retail stores in major metropolitan areas by the end of the year, according to a report from 9to5Google. Seth Weintraub, who notes that Google already has a retail presence in a number of Best …

Nicolaus Copernicus Google Doodle Celebrates Heliocentrism Nicolaus Copernicus Google Doodle Celebrates Heliocentrism
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Today, I’d say that we’re at least fairly certain that the Earth (and all the other planets) revolve around the sun, and not the other way around. I don’t want to rule out some crazies out there, I mean, the …

Mindy McCready Dead Of Apparent Suicide

Mindy McCready, whose star seemed so bright when her country career took off in 1996, endured a series of pitfalls in the past several years. After a suicide attempt following her ex-boyfriend’s arrest for attempted murder–he beat and then choked …

LinkedIn Updates its Job Search Engine LinkedIn Updates its Job Search Engine

LinkedIn, the social network for professional networking, is set up to be the online, social alternative to the old resume system. Though the website as a whole is set up to get people hired, the social network also provides a …

Sega To Release Retro Themed Notebook PCs In March
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Sega bowed out of the hardware race in 2001 after the Dreamcast couldn’t keep up with Sony’s PlayStation 2. Since then, fans have prophesied the return of Sega hardware every September 9 in honor of the Dreamcast’s original release date …

Facebook: We Were Hacked, But Your Info Is Safe Facebook: We Were Hacked, But Your Info Is Safe
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Facebook has just announced that last month they were targeted by a “sophisticated attack” that saw some of its employees let malware onto their systems after visiting a compromised site. Not to fear, though. Facebook says that they have found …

The Joker Introduces Lex Luthor To A Crowbar In The Latest Injustice: Gods Among Us Matchup

Last week, WB Games started up the Injustice Battle Arena where fans of the upcoming fighter could vote to see who fights who in weekly match ups. The first week saw Batman face off against Bane and Wonder Woman face …

Amanda Bynes Shares Her Love Of Rolexes & Diet Coke

Amanda Bynes has seen nearly as much headline time in the past year as Lindsay Lohan, which is saying a lot. The 26-year old (former?) actress has been followed by controversy since she was pulled over and arrested on suspicion …

Anne-Cath. Vestly Honored With Google Doodle Anne-Cath. Vestly Honored With Google Doodle
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Google is honoring Norwegian children’s literature author Anne-Cath. Vestly with a doodle in Norway. This would have been her 93rd birthday. She passed away in 2008 at the age of 88. She won numerous awards, and her most famous work …

Google Briefly Ran an Asteroid-Themed Doodle but Quickly Pulled It After the Events in Russia Google Briefly Ran an Asteroid-Themed Doodle but Quickly Pulled It After the Events in Russia
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Today, in celebration of asteroid 2012 DA14′s near miss of Earth, Google planned to run a new Doodle on its homepage. In fact, they did run it for a short time. But if you visit the Google homepage right now …

Meteorite Falls in Russia, Lights Up the Sky [VIDEO]
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A meteorite only a few meters long fell to Earth above Chelyabinsk, Russia early this morning. The shockwave caused by the object shattered windows and caused hundreds of injuries. A video of the event has quickly become one of the …

Fifth-Graders’ Murder Plot Foiled By Classmates
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Two fifth-grade boys in Washington state are each being held on $100,000 bond after a conspiracy to commit murder was uncovered when weapons were found in one boy’s backpack. The boys, aged ten and eleven, are expected to be charged …

Bunnies Attacking Cars In Airport Parking Lot
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Bunnies are usually pretty docile creatures, so when you see a news story that begins with “Bunnies Attacking”, it either brings to mind cheesy horror movies or a terrifying image of cute animals rising up to take over. But the …

3D Printing, Robots Will Revolutionize American Manufacturing 3D Printing, Robots Will Revolutionize American Manufacturing
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Earlier this week, President Obama surprised a lot of people in the 3D printing community by namedropping the technology during his State of the Union Address as a way to spur innovation and manufacturing in the U.S. It was the …

Vin Diesel Covers Rihanna’s ‘Stay’ as a Valentine’s Present to His Facebook Fans
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I’m not sure if you know this, but actor Vin Diesel has a huge Facebook presence – over 39 million likes. It’s probably due to the fact that he posts well and often – a good combination of promotional stuff …

You Fail at Valentine’s Day Because This Guy Wins It All
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[Chett DeLong via reddit]

Horse Meat in School Meals Found in the U.K.

The U.K.‘s Food Standards Agency (FSA) today revealed that horse meat was found during the DNA testing of beef products. The beef products tested would have been found in school and restaurant meals. The DNA testing, so far, covers 2,501 …

Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 Get Ubuntu Developer Preview On February 21 Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 Get Ubuntu Developer Preview On February 21
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Canonical announced last week that Ubuntu Mobile would be launching across certain markets in October. The company didn’t say if the U.S. would be included in the initial launch, but U.S. based developers can start developing apps for the platform …

Cruise Ship Bus Breaks Down: The Nightmare Won’t End
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For thousands of passengers on the Carnival cruise line that had to be towed to shore this week, a vacation turned into a miserable, stinky experience that ended after five long days when the ship made it to shore in …

Facebook Throws Its Weight Behind LGBT Tax Equity Legislation in California Facebook Throws Its Weight Behind LGBT Tax Equity Legislation in California
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Facebook is throwing its weight behind a proposed California law that would provide tax equity for the state’s LGBT couples. AB 362, proposed by Democratic Assemblymember Philip Ting (San Francisco), would provide tax relief for employees who receive reimbursement from …

Harrison Ford Rumor: He’ll Play Han Solo Again
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Harrison Ford, who famously played Han Solo in the original “Star Wars” series, is set to reprise the role for the new movies according to several sources. The rumors appear to have started with a blurb about the new films …

Free Crib To Babies Born In 9 Months, IKEA Says
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IKEA Australia is getting a lot of attention today after they announced on Valentine’s Day that they would give away a free crib to any parents whose child is born nine months from now, on November 14th. The company has …