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“Dumb Ways To Die” Gets The Video Game Parody It Deserves
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I think we can all agree that “Dumb Ways To Die” is the most delightfully macabre video to hit the Internet in years. The viral ad, created for Melbourne’s Metro system, illustrates some rather idiotic ways in which a person …

Brooke Burke: Cancer Surgery Went Well

Brooke Burke-Charvet recently revealed that she was suffering from thyroid cancer and took to a parenting blog to talk about what the diagnosis meant, and how she was dealing with it. “I’m going to make a positive out of this …

Snoop Gave the Best Answer in Reddit AMA History Yesterday
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If you weren’t on reddit at any point yesterday, you missed a truly great AMA featuring Snoop Dogg Lion. Although his responses were mostly brief, Snoop took a lot of time to answer dozens upon dozens of questions on everything …

Space Spider Dies In D.C. After Traveling 42 Million Miles
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The “space spider”, Nefertiti, has died of natural causes after spending 100 days outside Earth and traveling around 42 million miles. Also called “Spidernaut”, Nefertiti was launched into space as part of a YouTube Space Lab experiment which invited teenagers …

Here Are Some Clear Business Uses For Pinterest Here Are Some Clear Business Uses For Pinterest
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Pinterest has been the largest growing social network of the past year. According to data out this week from Nielsen, it’s in fourth place in terms of unique PC visitors in the U.S., just behind LinkedIn (with the top two …

Kim Dotcom Gets The OK To Sue New Zealand’s Spy Agency Kim Dotcom Gets The OK To Sue New Zealand’s Spy Agency
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If anything, you have to agree that Kim Dotcom is tenacious. He’s fought every challenge that has come his way since having his Web site and livelihood seized by feds in January. Now he’s just received clearance to launch a …

NASA Experiments With Nano-Sized Sensors

NASA is now working with a special material to develop nano-scale sensors that can detect trace elements in Earth’s upper atmosphere and find structural flaws in spacecraft. The material, called graphene, is just one atom thick and is composed of …

Guy Uses Facebook to Help Kids in the Philippines Get to School in Latest Facebook Stories Installment Guy Uses Facebook to Help Kids in the Philippines Get to School in Latest Facebook Stories Installment
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The Facebook Stories initiative keeping chugging along, and the network has just released their latest video. This one fits into the month of December’s theme, “perceptions,” and features the story of Jay Jaboneta and how he used Facebook to affect …

New Trials Evolution DLC “Riders of Doom” Announced

With all of the amazing big-budget gaming titles that were released this year, it’s easy to forget that some of the best and most fun gaming experiences can be had with smaller, less expensive games. Some of the most creative, …

House Unanimously Opposes UN Takeover Of The Internet House Unanimously Opposes UN Takeover Of The Internet
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Politics are messy. It’s hard to get any two parties to agree on something, and it’s still full of vitriol and mudslinging when they do. That’s why it’s so refreshing to see lawmakers agree on something for once, even if …

“Ghost Town” Google+ Boasts 135 Million Active Users “Ghost Town” Google+ Boasts 135 Million Active Users
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Today Google launched Google+ Communities, which allows users of the social network to create and join large common interest groups complete with discussion, hangouts, and seamless sharing across the web. They also announced that former iPad app of the year …

Will Ferrell’s Mustache Is Epic
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Will Ferrell, who has a sequel to the enormously popular (and quotable) “Anchorman” in the works, was spotted at an art show recently sporting a wicked ‘stache. There’s been some speculation that it’s for the movie, but I dare say …

Cancer Treatment Uses Rice Bran to Prevent Colon Cancer

A new study hopes to show that rice bran offers “promising” cancer prevention properties. A clinical trial is currently testing rice bran’s effectiveness in preventing the recurrence of colon cancer. “While I have been trained as a molecular toxicologist, I …

Google Launches Communities For Google+, Snapseed For Android Google Launches Communities For Google+, Snapseed For Android
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Google announced the launch of new Google+ Communities today. These can provide public or private membership, and come with the option to start hangouts and plan events with community members. “From photography to astronomy (and everything in between), Google+ has …

Travolta And Newton-John Do Sequel To Hit Song
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John Travolta, who has been elbow-deep in controversy all year, has followed up all the rumors and web-speculation on his sexuality with a Christmas album, recorded with his old “Grease” co-star Olivia Newton-John. The duo did a sequel to “You’re …

Creative Assembly Teams Up With Games Workshop For Warhammer Game
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Since 2004, Warhammer 40K fans have been treated to a number of excellent RTS games from Relic Entertainment and THQ. Fans of the fantasy oriented Warhammer have been left without, however, as the only notable title produced has been a …

Amazon (Appropriately) Opens Up Kindle Store in Brazil Amazon (Appropriately) Opens Up Kindle Store in Brazil

Today, Amazon makes another move in global expansion with a launch in one of the biggest countries in the world (and their likely namesake destination) -Brazil. Starting today, amazon.com.br is the new home to 1.4 million Kindle books priced in …

Bing Has A New “Scroogled” Video Bing Has A New “Scroogled” Video
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Bing keeps going on about this Scroogled thing. Now, they’ve put out a new video. Accompanying the video on the search engine’s blog is the following explanation: “Last week we launched the ‘Scroogled’ campaign to educate average people about what …

YouTube Shows Are About To Be Shown On Virgin America Flights YouTube Shows Are About To Be Shown On Virgin America Flights

YouTube announced that it is teaming up with Virgin America to bring a handful of shows to all of the airline’s flights in the U.S. and Mexico. Those shows would be: H+ The Digital Series, WIGS’ Blue, Geek & Sundry’s …

Star Trek Into Darkness Teaser Trailer Features Cumberbatch Villain
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Ever since J.J. Abrams successfully rebooted the Star Trek movie franchise back in 2009, speculation has been increasing as to where the new Star Trek‘s story will head. With the entirety of The Original Series and six movies to pull …

Hunters Find Two Bodies, Confirmed As Missing Iowa Girls
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The bodies of two young Iowa girls who went missing in July and sent their small town into a panic have been found in the woods, investigators say. Details have not been released, but the bodies have been identified by …

Facebook Announces Breaking Changes For March Facebook Announces Breaking Changes For March

You’ll have to forgive the Facebook team this week. There’s not really much of an Operation Developer Love update presumably due to the team being in Paris this week for the LeWeb 2012 conference. With that being said, the social …

Mobile Apps Are Becoming as Popular as TV Mobile Apps Are Becoming as Popular as TV
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According to mobile analytics company Flurry, you guys are buried in your devices – all the time. In fact, the time when mobile apps become the predominant form of media entertainment could be sooner rather than later. According to Flurry, …

John McAfee In Jail, Blogging, Trying To Keep From Being Sent Back To Belize John McAfee In Jail, Blogging, Trying To Keep From Being Sent Back To Belize
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John McAfee, after weeks in hiding from authorities in Belize, made his way to Guatemala, where he found his way to safety, and was able to get a lawyer. After announcing a press conference, he was detained in the country …