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Amazon Is Not Above Suggesting Users Watch A Netflix Original Amazon Is Not Above Suggesting Users Watch A Netflix Original
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Amazon and Netflix have become direct competitors in the online streaming video content space. Netflix is on a roll with its original shows, and Amazon is following suit (though it won’t be releasing entire seasons of shows all at once …

Paul McCartney’s Son’s “Awkward” Interview
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James McCartney, son of Sir Paul McCartney, is launching a new album and a U.S. tour. Following in his father’s footsteps, one might say. At age 35, he has Paul’s younger looks, and certainly could pick up the telephone and …

Zimmerman Trial Joke: Attorney Throws Himself on the Mercy of the Court
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Prosecutors and defense attorneys have delivered opening statements in the case against George Zimmerman. Neither statement went well. The prosecuting attorney charged with delivering the opening statement, John Guy, began with the following: “Good morning. ‘F***ing punks. These a******s all …

Asian Tiger Mosquitoes Expected To Swarm U.S.

Asian tiger mosquitoes, so named for the distinctive white stripes on their black bodies, are expected to invade the country this summer, which is worrisome to many who will be spending time outdoors. The breed isn’t new to the U.S.–having …

LAPD Shooting: Cops Ambushed Outside Station
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LAPD chief Charlie Beck describes a shooting this morning outside the department’s Wilshire division as “a blatant attempt to assassinate two of the people who protect this community”. Two Los Angeles police detectives were returning to the police station when …

Tsunami May Have Hit Jersey This Month
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According to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, a weather event witnessed in New Jersey earlier this month may very well have been a tsunami. This would be a rare event for …

Sony Wants The PlayStation 4 To Save the PS Vita
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Aside from continuing the ongoing console wars, one of Sony’s primary goals for the upcoming PlayStation 4 is for the console to save the bacon of the PS Vita, Sony’s handheld gaming device. Despite having solid reviews from both consumers …

Singapore Hailstorm Probably Caused By Wildfires

Singapore has experienced a rare hailstorm today, and it’s thought to be the product of freezing rain mixed with tiny dust particles coming from the wildfire smoke that’s spread from Indonesia. No damage was reported from the hail, and it …

Killzone: Shadow Fall Gets A Touch Pad Gimmick

The PS3 introduced the world to a sixaxis motion controller that developers felt needed to be integrated into every PS3 game. It got pretty annoying, but the trend has mostly worn off. Now Sony is set to introduce another potentially …

New The Order: 1886 Details Revealed

One of the most intriguing new game reveals at Sony’s big E3 presentation was also the most cryptic. The teaser trailer for The Order: 1886 showed monster hunters in Victorian London fighting an unrevealed supernatural menace using high-tech weapons. That’s …

Google Launches Remarketing Lists For Search Ads Out Of Beta Google Launches Remarketing Lists For Search Ads Out Of Beta

Google announced today that it is making remarketing lists for search ads (RLSA) available to all advertisers using enhanced campaigns over the next few days. RLSA was announced back in July of last year, and has been in beta until …

FTC Updates Search Engine Ad Disclosure Guidelines FTC Updates Search Engine Ad Disclosure Guidelines

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has updated is guidance to the search engine industry regarding the need to distinguish between advertisements and search results. Search industry veteran Danny Sullivan wrote a letter to the FTC just over a year ago …

Weight Loss Doesn’t Lower Heart Risks For Diabetics, Shows Study

A long-term study of weight loss among Type 2 diabetics has just concluded, yielding interesting results that have been published in the most recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The 11-year trial looked at more than 5,000 …

Miley Cyrus Sends Billy Ray A Threatening Tweet
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Miley Cyrus, much like fellow child actress Amanda Bynes, can’t seem to keep her personal life off of Twitter. Cyrus, whose on-again off-again relationship with Liam Hemsworth has been closely followed by her fans via social media, appears to have …

Grey Poupon’s Gay Pride Support Prompts Predictable Facebook Flame War Grey Poupon’s Gay Pride Support Prompts Predictable Facebook Flame War

Pardon me, would you have any completely predictable anti-gay flame wars? But of course… Grey Poupon is the latest brand to find Facebook controversy with a pro-gay post. On Monday, the company posted a photo with the caption “June is …

Tropical Storm Cosme Gaining Strength

Tropical storm Cosme is reportedly gaining strength in the Pacific, where it is being declared a hurricane. The storm is expected to show its full force today and weaken a bit each day throughout the week. Heavy winds could reach …

European Court Says Google Does Not Have To Remove Search Results European Court Says Google Does Not Have To Remove Search Results
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Often, when people find undesirable search results about themselves, they want Google to remove them. On the surface, this is understandable. You found it on Google, so Google should remove it right? Actually, no. Wrong. As Google has explained many …

The Latest Borderlands 2 DLC Gets A Launch Trailer

The fourth (and possibly final) DLC for Borderlands 2 – Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep – launches today on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. The expansion invites players into a deranged Dungeons and Dragons-like campaign where Tiny Tina is …

70% of American Facebook Users Have a Gay Friend 70% of American Facebook Users Have a Gay Friend

If you’re an American Facebook user, there’s much more than a good chance that you have a gay friend on the service. In fact, 70% of you have a Facebook friend that identifies as either gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Facebook’s …

New Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC Trailer Features The Replacers

The next Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 map pack DLC is out next month, and Activision has followed through with yet another live-action “Replacers” trailer for the content. Actors Peter Stormare (nihilist Karl Hungus from The Big Lebowski) and …

FairSearch On Google’s Proposals In Europe: It Would Be Better To Do Nothing FairSearch On Google’s Proposals In Europe: It Would Be Better To Do Nothing

This week, Google wrote a post on its Europe Policy blog defending the proposals it recently submitted to the European Commission, which has been investigating antitrust complaints against the company. Google submitted proposals back in April, but more recently, Commissioner …

YouTube Explains Copyright In The Best Way Possible YouTube Explains Copyright In The Best Way Possible

Copyright law is confusing. Even lawyers have trouble grasping copyright law, so it stands to reason that regular ol’ content producers on YouTube would have trouble as well. Don’t worry – YouTube and its puppet pals are here to help. …

Netflix Readies Another Exclusive With ‘H2O: Just Add Water’ Spin-Off ‘Mako Mermaids’ Netflix Readies Another Exclusive With ‘H2O: Just Add Water’ Spin-Off ‘Mako Mermaids’
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Orange is the New Black isn’t the only Netflix exclusive show debuting in July. The company will also launch Mako Mermaids, a spin-off of popular Australian teen snow “H2O: Just Add Water“. The show will reportedly debut on July 26th. …

Sprint Shareholders Vote to Approve SoftBank Merger Sprint Shareholders Vote to Approve SoftBank Merger

Sprint Nextel shareholders today voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed merger of Sprint and SoftBank during a special shareholders meeting. Almost 98% of the votes cast in the meeting, which represent around 80% of Sprint’s common stock, were in favor …