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“So God Made A Farmer” Ad Gets Mixed Reviews
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There were many Super Bowl ads this year that made a big impression on viewers, and not all of them in a good way. Among some of those which got the worst reception were the Go Daddy commercial which featured …

Oreo Outage Tweet Is Social Marketing Done Right Oreo Outage Tweet Is Social Marketing Done Right
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Oreo seems to have the social media marketing thing down. During the infamous power outage during last night’s Super Bowl, the beloved cookie brand quickly thought on its feet and tweeted this: Power out? No problem. twitter.com/Oreo/status/29… — Oreo Cookie …

Alicia Keys’ Anthem: Twitter Reacts
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With all the talk of public performances of “The Star Spangled Banner” lately, one would expect Alicia Keys to be a little nervous about performing the song–and an updated version of it, at that–at the Super Bowl. “I’m really excited …

L.A. Noire Gag Reel Shows the Lighter Side of Detective Work

L.A. Noire, Rockstar’s detective work simulation game, might not have set the world on fire, but it did impress critics and fans with its ambition. Instead of animating characters to match the dialogue, Rockstar used a special motion capture technique …

Oracle To Acquire Acme Packet For $2.1 Billion Oracle To Acquire Acme Packet For $2.1 Billion

Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire Acme Packet, a session delivery network solutions company, for $29.25 per share in cash in a deal worth $2.1 billion. Oracle President Mark Hurd had this to say about the deal: “The …

Stratasys Has A 3D Printer For Every Need In 2013 Stratasys Has A 3D Printer For Every Need In 2013
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Objet and Stratasys merged late last year to become one of the largest 3D printer companies the world has ever known. The merger allows the company to enter 2013 with a selection of 3D printers that will appeal to everyone …

Oprah Hit With Lawsuit: Ex-Employee Claims Sex Discrimination

“Oprah Hit With Lawsuit”. It’s not a headline you expect to see, especially when it’s followed by the words “sex discrimination”. But that’s exactly what’s happening to the iconic talk show host, who has a very disgruntled former employee on …

Sri Lanka Independence Day Celebrated With Google Doodle Sri Lanka Independence Day Celebrated With Google Doodle
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Google is showing a doodle on its home page in Sri Lanka, honoring Sri Lanka Independence Day: On February 4th each year, the island country commemorates its independence from Britain, which became official on this day in 1948. Citizens celebrate …

Asteroid to Give Earth a Near Miss on February 15
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NASA this weekend revealed that an asteroid named 2012 DA14 will come very close to Earth on February 15. The object will swing within 27,700 kilometers (17,200 miles) of the Earth’s surface – close enough to pass within the geosynchronous …

Canadian Penny Gets A Google Doodle On Its Last Day Canadian Penny Gets A Google Doodle On Its Last Day
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Today is the last day of the Canadian penny, as the coin is withdrawn from circulation. Google is honoring the coin with a doodle on its Canadian home page. In the doodle, the first of the Os in the word …

Bobbi-Kristina Slams Book Penned By Grandmother
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Bobbi-Kristina, the famous daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, has publicly announced that she does not support her grandmother Cissy Houston’s new tell-all book about her mother and says she won’t read it. The book, “Remembering Whitney: My Story …

Twitter’s Top Super Bowl Moments Had Nothing to Do with Football (Hint: Beyonce Killed It) Twitter’s Top Super Bowl Moments Had Nothing to Do with Football (Hint: Beyonce Killed It)

Sure, anything that happens in the context of the Super Bowl has football to thank for its existence. The halftime show wouldn’t exist without a football game that required an intermission. All of those funny ads wouldn’t exist if there …

Windows 8 Adoption Increasing Among PC Gamers Windows 8 Adoption Increasing Among PC Gamers
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Early adopters and enthusiasts drive most new technology in its first few months on the market. Windows 8 is proving to be no different as the latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey shows Microsoft’s newest operating system picking up steam …

Ravens Confetti Snow Angel: Cutest Win Ever

There are lots of things we associate with a Super Bowl win; besides the media swarm to the field, there’s the Gatorade shower (which Harbaugh somehow avoided this year), the manly chest bumps and head-butts, and of course, “I’m going …

Super Bowl Facebook Buzz Dominated by Beyonce, Blackout Super Bowl Facebook Buzz Dominated by Beyonce, Blackout

Sunday’s Super Bowl was interesting for a couple of reasons apart from the actual game, and the Facebook data proves that. According to Facebook’s data analysts, two of the top three most-talked-about moments of Super Bowl XLVII had nothing to …

Kate’s Baby Bump Makes An Appearance
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Kate Middleton has kept things pretty low-key since her pregnancy was announced, so she hasn’t been photographed too much out in public. Around the time news of a royal baby got around, she was hospitalized for severe, continuous morning sickness …

Beyonce Halftime Show: She Broke The Super Bowl
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Beyonce appears to have won over quite a few of the haters who were complaining about her lip-synching scandal at the inauguration with the insanely energetic, sweat-filled workout she gave us at the Super Bowl’s halftime show; Twitter and Facebook …

Here’s Adobe’s Super Bowl Ad About Online Advertising That You Won’t See on Sunday Here’s Adobe’s Super Bowl Ad About Online Advertising That You Won’t See on Sunday

You won’t see this advertisement for Adobe’s Marketing Cloud during the Super Bowl on Sunday. It features a monkey talking to a horse about how ridiculous it is to spend millions over dollars on a TV ad. Once again, you …

Groundhog Day Prediction to be Streamed Live Online
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Everyone snowed-in and sick of winter will be happy to learn that the yearly Groundhog Day prediction in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania will be live-streamed online this year. The Pennsylvania tourism website will stream Punxsutawney Phil’s annual “prognostication” from this website. The …

3D Printers Are Revolutionizing Dentistry 3D Printers Are Revolutionizing Dentistry
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3D printers are proving to be revolutionary in medical fields, and now the technology is being used to revolutionize dentistry. Objet has a new video up on how its 3D printers are helping to cut down on the time required …

Here’s A Recent TED Talk About Prototyping Google Glass Here’s A Recent TED Talk About Prototyping Google Glass
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Tom Chi, one of the guys behind Google Glass spoke about prototyping the device at TEDYouth. He discusses how the company was able to speed up the creation process via “rapid prototyping”. He says it only took them one day …

Rep. Zoe Lofgren Publishes Revised Aaron’s Law After Receiving Input From Reddit Rep. Zoe Lofgren Publishes Revised Aaron’s Law After Receiving Input From Reddit

After the suicide of Aaron Swartz in early January, Rep. Zoe Lofgren got to work on an amendment to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to prevent another tragedy like Swartz’ from happening again. That original amendment was submitted to …

Foursquare Now Links to Businesses’ Twitter Accounts on Cross-Posted Check-ins Foursquare Now Links to Businesses’ Twitter Accounts on Cross-Posted Check-ins

Foursquare is making a small tweak that could make a big difference for businesses trying to connect with their patrons (and wishing to court new patrons). Starting today, businesses will be given the option to connect their Twitter accounts with …

Tuiasosopo Molested As Child By Family Friend
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Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man who allegedly fooled Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o into thinking he was a woman for over a year, says he was molested as a child by a family friend, and the experience changed him profoundly. In …