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Google Updates Spam Detection For Reviews, Warns SEOs Google Updates Spam Detection For Reviews, Warns SEOs
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Google announced that it has made some improvements to its spam detection algorithms that increased the number of reviews that appear on some Google+ Local pages. Do you think things have gotten better? Let us know in the comments. Google’s …

The Last Guardian Update Posted by Shadow of the Colossus Director
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Fans of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus have been waiting nearly a decade now for The Last Guardian. It’s been almost four years since the game’s teaser trailer was released at E3 2009. This week, fans finally got a …

New Nintendo Direct Scheduled For Valentine’s Day

Despite some rather important launch titles being delayed further into the year, the Wii U still loves you. That’s at least what Nintendo may be trying to get across tomorrow with a special Valentine’s Day Nintendo Direct. Nintendo announced that …

Bing’s Real-Time Reactions To The State Of The Union Address [Infographic] Bing’s Real-Time Reactions To The State Of The Union Address [Infographic]
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Bing launched a new Politics site with “Bing Pulse” ahead of the State of the Union address, and is now sharing some insights from the endeavor. “Last night, millions of Americans tuned into President Obama‚Äôs State of the Union address …

NYC Tourist Raped After Exiting Cab
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An Australian woman says that after getting out of a cab in New York early Sunday morning, a man came up behind her and dragged her into an alley, where he raped her. The 20-year old woman was on her …

Jimmy Kimmel’s Latest YouTube Challenge Is Borderline Insane (Hint: It Messes with Girls on Valentine’s Day)

In the past, Jimmy Kimmel has asked people to prank their friends and family around certain holidays, upload the video to YouTube, and let all of us enjoy the lulz. He’s done this for Halloween, by asking parents to tell …

Amazon Cloud Player Comes To Ford SYNC Smart Cars Amazon Cloud Player Comes To Ford SYNC Smart Cars

The smart car is the next big revenue driver for app developers. These cars may not be everywhere just yet, but app developers would be smart to jump on in its early stages before it takes off. Amazon is doing …

George Ferris Gets A Google Doodle For Valentine’s Day George Ferris Gets A Google Doodle For Valentine’s Day
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Google has begun showing a doodle on its home page in parts of the world where it’s already February 14th. The doodle honors George Ferris, an American engineer famous for creating the original Ferris Wheel for the 1893 Chicago World’s …

O.J. Simpson Party Had Inmates Fighting For Invites
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O.J. Simpson, who is serving a 33-year prison sentence for kidnapping and armed robbery, is apparently living it up while he’s behind bars. The 65-year old former football star bought himself a television from the “inmate store” and is one …

“National Breakup Day” is Today, Declares Virgin Mobile
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With just one day left before Valentine’s Day, Virgin Mobile USA (yes, the mobile carrier) is letting everyone off the hook by declaring today, February 13, “National Breakup Day.” Evidently, a survey by Virgin found that 59% of survey-takers, if …

Amazon, CBS Expand Content Deal to Bring More Shows to Prime Instant Video Amazon, CBS Expand Content Deal to Bring More Shows to Prime Instant Video
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Amazon and CBS have just announced an expanded content agreement that will see even more of the network’s programming become available on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service (Amazon and CBS already have a deal for some of the network’s catalog). …

“Ape Woman” Buried After 150 Years Was A Circus Display
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Julia Pastrana, who was labeled as “Ape Woman” and described as “the ugliest woman in the world” during her time, has finally been shipped home and laid to rest after over 150 years of being on display to the public. …

Apple Is Working On Its Own Smart Watch [Report] Apple Is Working On Its Own Smart Watch [Report]

The smart watch is a good idea that has yet to hit the mainstream. It seems that consumers just don’t really see the need for a watch that syncs with their smartphones just yet. That may all change if Apple …

Mobile Phone Sales Declined Slightly in 2012, Shows Report Mobile Phone Sales Declined Slightly in 2012, Shows Report

Business analyst Gartner today released its 2012 mobile phone sales estimates, reporting a 1.7% decline in overall mobile phone sales from 2011. Even with the decline, though, customers bought 1.75 billion phones last year and smartphone sales in particular were …

State of the Union: Obama’s Minimum Wage Bit Sees Biggest Twitter Spike State of the Union: Obama’s Minimum Wage Bit Sees Biggest Twitter Spike
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Tuesday night’s State of the Union address contained 6,419 words and took just about an hour to deliver. 101 different lines in the speech were followed by applause, and President Obama mentioned defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney a total of …

House of Cards Is the Most-Watched Thing on Netflix Right Now House of Cards Is the Most-Watched Thing on Netflix Right Now

As you may have expected from all of the buzz surrounding the new Netflix original series House of Cards, it’s incredibly popular. Just how popular? Well, according to Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, it’s the most-watched show on Netflix …

Gaga Unable To Walk After Injury, Tweets About It

A set of Lady Gaga’s shows have been postponed under strict doctor’s orders following an injury she sustained during a performance which has left her unable to walk. The painful ordeal has been described as synovitis, a severe swelling of …

Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Is No CISPA, Contains Privacy Protections Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Is No CISPA, Contains Privacy Protections
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Near the end of President Obama’s State of the Union address, he addressed the need for cybersecurity reform. He also confirmed the long standing rumor that he would indeed be signing an executive order into law that helps increase information …

Asteroid Worth $195B to Swing By Earth on February 15
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On February 15 an asteroid named 2012 DA14 will pass very close to the Earth. It will swing within just 17,200 miles of the planet’s surface, which is well within the orbit of the man-made geosynchronous satellites that orbit the …

Rick Huxley Dies: Dave Clark Five Bassist Was 72

Rick Huxley, one of the last surviving members of The Dave Clark Five, has died after a long battle with emphysema. He was 72 years old. Huxley played bass for the band, who saw several hits in the ’60s. They …

HBO GO Now Available on Apple TV Using AirPlay (No App…Yet) HBO GO Now Available on Apple TV Using AirPlay (No App…Yet)

As of right now, you should be able to stream HBO GO to your television through Apple TV. But you don’t have an actual app with which to do it…yet. What you can do is stream HBO GO to your …

Kate Baby Bump Photos Displease Palace

Kate Middleton has been under scrutiny for years now, but ever since word got out that she’s pregnant with a royal baby, the poor girl can’t catch a break from the photographers. Middleton found herself in the center of a …

Google Revenue From Mobile Estimated At $20 Billion In 2016 Google Revenue From Mobile Estimated At $20 Billion In 2016

Marin Software has released a new report looking at mobile search advertising around the world. The report cites data from Cowen and Company about Google’s estimated mobile revenues, which indicates that Google will make as much as $20 billion in …

SlideShare Introduces New Tracking Analytics Tool SlideShare Introduces New Tracking Analytics Tool

In May 2012, LinkedIn acquired document presentation startup SlideShare. Since that time, the company has been integrating itself into LinkedIn’s carefully managed (and profitable) corporate culture. Today, SlideShare announced a very LinkedIn-style feature for its service. The new feature, called …