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Scott Sterling Found Dead Of Possible Overdose
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Scott Sterling, son of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, was found dead in his home on New Year’s Day, and investigators say the cause could have been a drug overdose. Sterling, 32, had not been seen by friends or family …

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Closes Out 2012 With 5 Million Sales
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In November, Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition had sold about 4.4 million units. It was unknown if it would cross the 5 million threshold before the end of the year, but a presumably successful holiday season has helped push Minecraft into …

Julianne Hough Abused As A Child While Studying Dance

Actress and choreographer Julianne Hough recently opened up about being mentally and physically abused as a child, and says she fought hard for a part in the new Nicholas Sparks movie because she knew she could relate to the character. …

The World’s Shortest Escalator, Enthusiastically Sought Out and Taken Seven Times
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This guy took a trip to ride the Guinness-certified shortest escalator in the world, because, why not? As he says, it’s obviously a thing of beauty and magnificence. The fact that it even exists may be incomprehensible to some, and …

Google Working On Voice Commands, Head Gestures & Phone Calls For Glass Google Working On Voice Commands, Head Gestures & Phone Calls For Glass
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IEEE Spectrum ran a very interesting interview with Google Glass head Babak Parviz, who talked a little about some of the features Google has been working on for the highly anticipated device. We knew Google was essentially working on a …

Anonymous Leaks Video Of Football Players Making Fun Of Rape Victim Anonymous Leaks Video Of Football Players Making Fun Of Rape Victim
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2012 proved to be the year that Anonymous turned away from solely targeting governments and corporations, and became somewhat of an online vigilante force. The hacker collective now targets those that they feel the law isn’t punishing, and takes matters …

Patti Page Dies: “Tennessee Waltz” Singer Was 85
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Patti Page, who rose to fame in the 1950′s with traditional pop songs and ballads like “Tennessee Waltz”, died on New Year’s Day. She was 85. Page, who was nicknamed “The Singing Rage”, never veered from her chosen genre even …

Gyroscope Failure Signals the End For Landsat 5 Satellite
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In case you missed it during the end-of-the-year holiday madness, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have announced the end of the longest-running Earth observing satellite mission in history. The Landsat 5 mission has been orbiting Earth and recording …

Polaroid Wants to Free Your ‘Trapped’ Digital Photos with New Fotobar Stores Polaroid Wants to Free Your ‘Trapped’ Digital Photos with New Fotobar Stores

Polaroid is hoping that people have a desire for the revival of physical photos. Sure, having thousands of photos online is great (in fact, it’s amazing), but for those great photos, the ones that truly mean something – don’t you …

Microsoft Drags YouTube Back Into Google Antitrust Fight Microsoft Drags YouTube Back Into Google Antitrust Fight

2012 taught me one thing – Microsoft really hates Google, especially when it comes to search. Microsoft’s Bing service consistently called out Google on what it perceived as anti-competitive actions with the latest being its “Scroogled” campaign. Now Microsoft has …

Jimmy Fallon Is Part Teenage Girl

Jimmy Fallon hosted teen blogger Tavi Gevinson on his “Late Night” show recently, and in doing so learned that he has an inner teen girl just screaming to get out. Gevinson, who created the online magazine TheStyleRookie, talked about how …

FTC May Announce Google Decision This Week FTC May Announce Google Decision This Week

Here we are into 2013, and still no public decision on the Google antitrust investigation from the FTC. That may change soon, however (I know, we keep hearing that). All Things D is reporting, citing “multiple sources” that the FTC …

Dead Space Recap Video Summarizes the Series’ Considerable Backstory

The Dead Space games, like some other survival horror titles (not to mention science fiction franchises), has a rather convoluted backstory. In fact, without paying close attention and grabbing various log entries within Dead Space and Dead Space 2, even …

Chandler Style Is Your Inevitable Friends/Gangnam Style Mashup of the Day

You thought Gangnam Style was dead, didn’t you? Well, it kind of is – at least according to PSY. But fear not, another dance craze is ready to rise up and take its place. OPPA CHANDLER STYLE. Comedy Central UK …

Powerball Jackpot At $50 Million For First 2013 Drawing

A Florida ticket won the $50 million Powerball jackpot last week. Now, it’s at $50 million again. The last drawing was on Saturday, 12/29. With drawings taking place on Saturdays and Wednesdays, tonight will bring the first drawing of the …

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt: Secretly Married?
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who famously have six children together (three of whom are adopted), are rumored to be married after a Christmas Day ceremony in Turks and Caicos. After Pitt was spotted in November picking out a gorgeous …

Linux Fans Rejoice: Ubuntu Smartphones Are Coming This Year Linux Fans Rejoice: Ubuntu Smartphones Are Coming This Year

Back in November, it was announced that Ubuntu would be coming to Android phones. The app would allow any Android phone to be turned into a mini-PC when plugged into a monitor. Now the makers of Ubuntu are taking it …

Amazon’s Appstore Name Is Not False Advertising Says Judge in Ruling Against Apple Amazon’s Appstore Name Is Not False Advertising Says Judge in Ruling Against Apple
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As Amazon planned to launch their own Appstore for Android, Apple decided that the name “Appstore” was too similar to their own App Store – and therefore a lawsuit was in order. Apple attempted to prevent Amazon from launching their …

Giant Planet Formation Revealed in New Observations
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Astronomers have spotted a system that could reveal a key stage in the formation of giant planets. For the first time, images of vast gas streams flowing across a gap in the accretion disc of a young star have been …

Barış Manço Honored With Google Doodle Barış Manço Honored With Google Doodle

Google is running a doodle for Barış Manço (sometimes spelled Baris Mancho) on its home page in Turkey today. The Turkish rock singer/songwriter, who also became a television producer, was born on this day in 1943. While we don’t get …

Facebook Slowly Conquering the World, Still Trails in Russia, China Facebook Slowly Conquering the World, Still Trails in Russia, China
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It’s Facebook’s world – every other social network is just living in it. Big blue’s virus-like spread has been well-documented, as the company has spent the past three years making up ground in countries like Brazil, Mexico, India, and more …

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Looks Like The Cheap Cash In Nobody Wanted

Telltale’s The Walking Dead is winning Game of the Year awards left and right, and for good reason – the adventure game is phenomenal in almost every way. It was the kind of adaptation that we rarely see in gaming …

LEGO Announces New Free-to-Play Online Game
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LEGO and Warner Bros. today announced a series of new video games based on the Kingdom of Chima LEGO sets. The series will include games for mobile platforms, the Nintendo 3DS, and a “massive” free-to-play online game. “We are doing …

Fantasia: Gay Marriage Comments Rile Up Web
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“American Idol” alum Fantasia Barino has a lot of angry fans on her hands after some comments she made on her Instagram account regarding gay marriage went viral. Barino, while on a rant about the things the media says about …