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Netflix Warner Bros. Deal An Important Competitive Move Netflix Warner Bros. Deal An Important Competitive Move

As previously reported, Netflix announced today that it has a new deal with Warner Bros., which will see some of the studio’s television programming come to the popular streaming service. This is great news for Netflix subscribers, because there’s a …

CES 2013: MOGA Pro Controller Brings Console-Quality Control To Mobile Titles

Nvidia kicked off CES with a bang by announcing Project SHIELD, an Android-powered mobile gaming device with a console-quality controller. It’s not the only company at CES promising a better mobile gaming experience though. PowerA, the company behind the popular …

CES 2013: Chrysler Brings Internet Radio to Its Dashboards CES 2013: Chrysler Brings Internet Radio to Its Dashboards

Chrysler announced today at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that apps for some of the most popular internet radio services will be added to its Uconnect software in the near future. The car manufacturer is calling …

Drunk History TV Series Coming to Comedy Central This Summer

One of the funniest web series to ever exist is coming to television as Comedy Central has announced an eight-episode run of the Funny or Die original, “Drunk History.” Drunk History first hit the web over five years ago. The …

Obesity Linked to Increased Death Risks

Obesity has already been tied to a wide range of health problems, including cognitive decline. Now, a new study published recently in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that people who are severely obese are at a …

Facebook Scammers Pose as Security Team to Phish Your Info Facebook Scammers Pose as Security Team to Phish Your Info
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Facebook users should be cautious if confronted by a message from the “Security Team,” as they could be unwittingly giving up their private info to scammers. It’s the latest phishing attack on the network, which sees its fair share of …

CES 2013: Roku Coming To More TVs In 2013, Now Sports Over 700 Channels CES 2013: Roku Coming To More TVs In 2013, Now Sports Over 700 Channels

Roku, one of the big players in streaming entertainment, announced at CES today that it has secured more Roku Ready partners in the coming year. These companies will release new televisions that can take advantage of the Roku Streaming Stick. …

Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones Hit The Stage
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Angela Lansbury has spent most of her life either onstage or in front of a camera, and while she made plenty of fans with the long-running mystery “Murder, She Wrote”, she says she was ready to move away from film …

Demand Media Acquires Domain Registrar Name.com Demand Media Acquires Domain Registrar Name.com

Demand Media announced on Monday that it has acquired Name.com, a Denver-based domain registrar. The company says the acquisition is intended to expand its platform as it prepares for its release of new Top Level Domains this year. A spokesperson …

Dish Channel Guide App For iPad Released Dish Channel Guide App For iPad Released

Dish Network today introduced a new app for iPad that allows subscribers to search through the Dish channel line-up and share their TV viewing habits across social networks. The Dish Explorer app will be available today in the Apple App …

CES 2013: Nvidia Enters The Android Gaming Market With Project SHIELD

Nvidia, makers of fine graphics cards and mobile processors, announced Sunday evening its intentions to enter the increasingly lucrative Android hardware market. Much like its other products, however, its newest device will have more of a focus on gaming than …

Netflix Grabs Warner Bros Television Dramas on the Heels of HBO/Universal Deal Netflix Grabs Warner Bros Television Dramas on the Heels of HBO/Universal Deal

In more content acquisition news for your Monday, Netflix has just announced an exclusive deal for the streaming rights to eight Warner Bros Television Group dramas. The deal allows for the shows to be shown via “traditional syndication windows and …

Chandler Williams Dies Of “Natural Causes” On Field
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Chandler Williams, an area league football player, died suddenly over the weekend in Florida during a flag football game. He was just 27 years old. Williams spent the most recent football season with the Tampa Bay Storm and was drafted …

Apple App Store Surpasses 40 Billion Downloads Apple App Store Surpasses 40 Billion Downloads
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Apple announced on Monday that the App Store has surpassed 40 billion downloads. That’s unique downloads excluding re-downloads and updates. Nearly half of that came in last year alone. The company also says it has over 500 million active users, …

HBO, Universal Agree to Exclusive Deal a Month After Netflix Inks Deal with Disney HBO, Universal Agree to Exclusive Deal a Month After Netflix Inks Deal with Disney

Another day, another battle in the content wars. This time, we can give the victory to HBO. HBO and Universal Pictures have announced an extension of their licensing deal which will make sure that Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ movies …

Woman Set On Fire In Possible Domestic Violence Case
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A San Francisco woman suffered gruesome injuries over the weekend when she was set on fire, police say. The woman–25-year old Starr Lamare–is suffering from “life threatening” injuries after her boyfriend allegedly threw flammable liquid on her and set fire …

Was The FTC Too Easy On Google? Too Hard? Was The FTC Too Easy On Google? Too Hard?
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On Thursday, the FTC finally made an announcement regarding its investigation of Google for alleged anticompetitive conduct. The investigation is now closed. The Commission will not be pursing antitrust litigation, and Google escaped without fines, and will make some minor …

Google Is Letting Anonymous Users Review Businesses Google Is Letting Anonymous Users Review Businesses
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Online reviews are a hot button issue right now, particularly as one case involving Yelp reviews has attracted some media attention. You can read about that here. Basically, a woman was sued for defaming remarks, as she claimed in reviews …

Cancer Sample Handling Changes Called For By Doctors
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In a column appearing this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), doctors have called on the medical community to change the way it handles cancer tissue samples. At issue is the rise of new gene sequencing …

Bar Refaeli Is The New Go Daddy Girl For The Super Bowl Bar Refaeli Is The New Go Daddy Girl For The Super Bowl
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It almost wouldn’t be the Super Bowl without Go Daddy advertising with scantily clad women. The company announced today that it has signed actress and model Bar Refaeli to star alongside longtime Go Daddy girl Danics Patrick in one of …

ESPN’s Jemele Hill Tweets the Racist Complaint Letter She Received ESPN’s Jemele Hill Tweets the Racist Complaint Letter She Received
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Today, ESPN reporter Jemele Hill took the time to tweet out a letter she received from a disgruntled ESPN radio listener, and boy is it a doozy. “I gotta say, this guy executed the hat trick of racial slurs,” she …

Windows 8 Will Soon Be Powering PCs At The Defense Department Windows 8 Will Soon Be Powering PCs At The Defense Department
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There’s some talk that Windows 8 may not be doing so well in the consumer market. Heck, there’s even talk that it’s not doing so well in the Enterprise market. Even so, Microsoft just snagged a potentially lucrative contract with …

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar To Depart Soon Hulu CEO Jason Kilar To Depart Soon

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar announced today that he will step down in Q1. He posted an email he sent to the Hulu team to the Hulu blog. CTO Rich Tom is also stepping down. Kilar says he is currently working …

Robots Perform Ace of Spades; Your Jokes Are Welcome
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I’m not going to make any metal jokes about Compressorhead, the all-robot band seen in the video below playing the Motorhead classic “Ace of Spades.” I’m not going to talk about how metal it is, literally. I’m not going to …