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Death Valley Temps Hit Records During Heat Wave
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Summer has officially begun, and in some places across the U.S. temperatures are reaching record highs. In the hottest areas of the country, temperatures are even reaching dangerous levels. This weekend, Death Valley National Park issued a warning that the …

Vatican Scandal Prompts Resignations
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Late last week we brought you news that a Vatican official had been arrested for allegedly participating in a scheme to smuggle millions of euros into Italy from Switzerland. The arrest, which was part of a lengthy investigation, came just …

Swimming Baby Video Nears 1 Million Views
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Though incidents such as kidnappings and shootings often grab headlines, drowning is a much more common cause of death for children growing up in the U.S. So, before the gun safety lectures and “stranger danger” classes, parents might be wise …

Mark Sanchez’s Buttfumble is Now a Silent Film

For your entertainment, the great minds behind TFF Films have created a short silent film immortalizing New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez’s infamous Buttfumble. The video stems from a game against the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving when Sanchez bashed …

“The Bible” Sequel Coming To NBC

The Bible is getting a sequel. No, not that Bible, the other one. The mini-series, not the book. NBC announced today that they were partnering with Mark Burnett and his wife Roma Downey to produce a sequel to the extremely …

Gabrielle Union to Star in BET Original Series

Gabrielle Union has starred in side roles in movies such as Bring It On and Bad Boys II. Now, the actress has landed the starring role in her very own TV series. Union will star in the upcoming BET original …

UK Government Introduces Intellectual Property Crime Unit UK Government Introduces Intellectual Property Crime Unit

Late last week, spokespersons the City of London police force announced the creation of a special crime unit, one that will focus on intellectual property abuse, otherwise known as illegal file sharing. The new branch, called the Intellectual Property Crime …

Horse Slaughterhouse: USDA Opens Path for Horsemeat
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Horse—It’s What’s for Dinner. Is this the new trendy food item? Despite the fact that the UK was recently up in arms after it was discovered that some varieties of microwavable meals contained horsemeat, other countries are comfortable with the …

Road Rage: Orlando Police Looking For Murderer
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Road rage is a scary thing; with one wrong move, a driver can invoke the wrath of anyone who happens to be in a bad mood. Sometimes, it turns deadly. An Orlando man who was driving through Tampa called police …

Rory McIlroy Battles Smartass Golf Robot [VIDEO]

In what amounts to a “these guys are good” ad for the age of the machines, the European Tour has really stepped up its game with this promotional video featuring Rory McIlroy and a trash-talking robot. Well, a Golf Laboratory …

Customer Acquisition Via Email Is Skyrocketing Compared To Other Channels Customer Acquisition Via Email Is Skyrocketing Compared To Other Channels
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Custora has a new report out looking at ecommerce customer acquisition, finding that email continues to trend upward rapidly from year to year, and is well ahead of affiliate, banner ads, Facebook and Twitter. In fact, email had quadrupled over …

Green Man Gaming Starts its Summer Sale

While the PC gaming world has been holding its breath for the imminent arrival of the yearly Steam summer sale and console owners are gearing up for both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live sales this week, Green Man Gaming (GMG) …

Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World Gets A Launch Trailer

Just one more turn. A lot more gamers will be saying that soon as the latest expansion for Sid Meier’s Civilization V hits PC and Mac next week. The expansion is called Brave New World and it adds a number …

Kyra Sedgwick Cut Off The Tip Of Her Finger This Weekend
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Kyra Sedgwick, star of “The Closer”, cut off the tip of her finger on Saturday while preparing dinner. The 47-year old actress was caught on camera in the emergency room by her husband, actor Kevin Bacon, looking decidedly unhappy as …

Samuel L. Jackson Explains Mace Windu’s Purple Lightsaber

While we may be able to file this under missing the “strike while the iron is hot” window, for Star Wars fans eager to keep up with details surrounding George Lucas’ last theatrical entries into the Star Wars storyline, this …

The Walking Dead 400 Days Will Be Out This Week

Ever since it was announced, Telltale Games has said that The Walking Dead 400 Days would be out in early July. They have stayed true to their word as the DLC will drop tomorrow. IGN reports that The Walking Dead …

Google Makes Navigation Changes To Webmaster Tools Google Makes Navigation Changes To Webmaster Tools
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Google has launched a new navigation design for Webmaster Tools in an effort to make frequently used features easier to access. The design organizes features into groups that match “the stages of search,” as Google puts it. These are: Crawl, …

Hello, NSA App Lets You Get on a Government Watch List the Fun Way Hello, NSA App Lets You Get on a Government Watch List the Fun Way

The U.S. government is watching your online activity. They’re looking at your social media posts, your emails, and plenty of other types of online communications. We’ve always known that – to some extent. Now we really know that. But even …

Walmart Hostage: Toddler Saved After Knife-Wielding Man Gunned Down
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Walmart employees got the shock of their lives on June 17th when a man wielding a knife grabbed a 2-year old little girl from her mother’s shopping cart and held the weapon to her throat before making bizarre demands. Alicia …

Martian Atmosphere Had Oxygen 4 Billion Years Ago, Shows Study

A recent study by researchers at Oxford University has shown that the planet Mars may hav had an oxygen-rich atmosphere 4 billion years ago. Using meteorites identified as coming from Mars, as well as data from Mars rover Spirit, researchers …

Aaron Hernandez Currently Not In General Population, Is Big On eBay
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Perhaps neither one of the following should come as a surprise, but for some reason, the eBay thing does, at least for me. According to reports, Aaron “Watch How Fast Someone Can Fall” Hernandez, who is being held at the …

Rep. Eric Swalwell Wants To Let Congress Vote From Home Rep. Eric Swalwell Wants To Let Congress Vote From Home

Congress is embarrassingly behind the curve when it comes to technology. For example, former Speaker Newt Gingrich doesn’t know the word “smartphone.” A far more dangerous example can be found in the numerous bills, like SOPA and CISPA, that Congress …

Being a Night Owl Could Lead to Weight Gain, Shows Study

A new study published in the journal Sleep has linked late nights and less sleep with a susceptibility for weight gain. The study, conducted by researchers at the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, showed that patients …

Yahoo Acquires Bignoggins, Will Integrate Into Yahoo Fantasy Yahoo Acquires Bignoggins, Will Integrate Into Yahoo Fantasy

Yahoo just announced that it has acquired Bignoggins Productions, makers of a mobile fantasy app that lets users manage football, basketball, baseball and hockey fantasy teams from their smartphones. “We will integrate the Bignoggins technology into our Yahoo! Fantasy experience …