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Actor Clive Mantle’s Ear Bitten in Motel Attack

As movies such as Psycho and Identity demonstrate, small motels are often the setting for nightmares. However, one actor saw a nightmare come true this week after being attacked at a Travelodge. Clive Mantle, the actor who played Lord Greatjon …

GDC 2013: Sony Announces Increased Indie Support For PS4, PS3 And Vita

The annual Game Developers Conference is already underway this week, and Sony came out the first day announcing a number of titles for all of its platforms, including the PS4. Interestingly enough, all the of the titles announced for its …

Woman Comes Home to Facebooking, Peeing Intruder
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I’ll say it once and I’ll say it again: if you don’t come home to find a stranger browsing Facebook on your couch, you haven’t truly lived the college experience. CBS Atlanta reports that a woman returned to her University …

Google Announces Opt-Out Tool To Keep Content Out Of Its Specialized Search Engines Google Announces Opt-Out Tool To Keep Content Out Of Its Specialized Search Engines
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Google has launched a new way for sites to opt out of having their content show up in Google Shopping, Advisor, Flights, Hotels, and Google+ Local search. Matt Cutts announced the feature in a very brief post on the Google …

Karen Black Cancer Crowdfunding Hits Its Goal
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Over two years ago, actress Karen Black was diagnosed with ampullary cancer and had one-third of her pancreas removed. According to Black’s husband, Stephen Eckelberry, after extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments she was able to conquer her cancer. Unfortunately, her …

Sweden Axes the Word ‘Ungoogleable’ After Google Intervenes Sweden Axes the Word ‘Ungoogleable’ After Google Intervenes
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Google has successfully pressured the Swedish Language Council to remove a new word because it risks turning “google” into a generic term. It’s a testament to Google’s dominance that most people simply say “google it” when they really mean “search …

LTE Chromebook Pixel Ships On April 8 LTE Chromebook Pixel Ships On April 8

In late February, Google launched the Chromebook Pixel to reviews praising the hardware, but criticizing its $1,300 price tag and lack of software. Still, the Pixel certainly has a market, and some may be waiting for the LTE version of …

Yelp Launches Revenue Estimation Tool Yelp Launches Revenue Estimation Tool

Yelp announced the launch of a new “revenue estimator” tool, which lets local businesses compare their Yelp-driven business to the national average as found in a recent Boston Consulting Group study. According to that study, local businesses with free Yelp …

Lohan and Sheen Scene Takes Place in Bed

Months after allegedly sending her thousands of dollars for her tax bill, Charlie Sheen has finally convinced Lindsay Lohan to hop into bed with him. Not in their personal life, though. At least, not that we know of. Lohan and …

Google Launches Tool To Help You Calculate Mobile Value Google Launches Tool To Help You Calculate Mobile Value

Google announced the launch of a new initiative to help marketers better understand the impact of mobile on their businesses both online and offline. It’s called Full Value of Mobile, and has a page on Google’s “GoMo” site here. The …

Backstreet Boys Finally Get Around to Making a Harlem Shake Video and Your Tween Heart Will Melt

You thought the Harlem Shake was a dead meme, didn’t you? Well, nothing is really complete until the Backstreet Boys have a crack at it, right? No? That’s not a thing? Either way, I’ll be willing to bet that there’s …

iPhone 5S Rumor: Launch Could Come As Early As June iPhone 5S Rumor: Launch Could Come As Early As June

Earlier this month, a rumor suggested that we’d be seeing the iPhone 5S launch in August. Other rumors have backed the claim up, but an analyst has come forward with speculation that we could be seeing the iPhone 5S even …

Stabbings at Target Injure Three, Including a 16-Year-Old Girl

A trip to a local Target turned into a nightmare for Pittsburgh shoppers when a man wielding a kitchen knife began stabbing people in the store. According to a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report, the man was chased into the Target and …

Guy Kawasaki On The Benefits Of Self-Publishing Guy Kawasaki On The Benefits Of Self-Publishing

Guy Kawasaki, the former Apple evangelist, who is now advising Google’s Motorola group on product design, recently co-authored a book with Shawn Welch, called APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur–How to Publish a Book, aimed at helping people understand the self-publishing process. …

Google’s Slow Poisoning of Google Reader Continues Google’s Slow Poisoning of Google Reader Continues

Although Google Reader is still up and running smoothly for now, Google is continuing to slowly rid the internet of any traces of its existence. Reader, which used to be one of the main options on Google’s omnipresent black bar …

Should The Senate Pass Online Sales Tax Legislation? [Updated] Should The Senate Pass Online Sales Tax Legislation? [Updated]
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Update: It passed. Currently in the U.S., state governments are only obligated to collect sales taxes from online retailers that are based in their own states. If an online sales tax bill makes it to law, states could collect from …

Google+ Now Lets You Use Animated GIFs as Your Profile Pic Google+ Now Lets You Use Animated GIFs as Your Profile Pic
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Google has just unveiled a Google+ update that’s sure to thrill all you GIF lovers out there. Starting today, you can now use an animated GIF as your profile picture. The GIF will animate on profile pages on both mobile …

3D Printing Is Fueling Innovation In Cosmetics 3D Printing Is Fueling Innovation In Cosmetics
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3D printers are usually thrust into the spotlight only when something controversial happens. It makes it easy to forget how the technology is improving established industries all around the world. Stratasys has the story of Collcap Packaging, and how the …

Rock Band My Chemical Romance Splits After 12 Years
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Some band break-ups can be as bad as romantic ones, and for dedicated fans they are often worse. Rock band My Chemical Romance was formed in September 2001 and used the new influence of MySpace to propel itself to nearly …

Kids Had A Hard Time Buying M-Rated Video Games In 2012 [Study]

In 2011, the Supreme Court smacked down a proposed California law that would have fined retailers that sold M-rated games to children. Before that ruling, other states had tried to pass similar laws. Even after the Supreme Court ruling, other …

Petition to Force Congress to Wear NASCAR-Style Suits with Corporate Logos Gains Steam
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Ever since the White House changed the rules on their We The People petition site, forcing petitions to reach the 100,000-signature threshold before warranting an official response, “successful” petitions have been a lot more scarce. Only a handful of petitions …

Mad Men Season 5 Now Streaming On Netflix
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If you’re a fan of AMC’s hit television series Mad Men (or Jon Hamm’s penis), you will be happy to know that season 5 is now streaming on Netflix. Here’s Netflix’s description of the season: Brilliant, hard-drinking advertising exec Don …

Getting Google Rankings Back After Site Downtime Getting Google Rankings Back After Site Downtime
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The latest Google Webmaster Help video deals with getting your site’s rankings back after experiencing some downtime. Google’s Matt Cutts will often provides answers to his own questions in these videos. This time the question comes from Googler Pierre Far, …

Tubby Smith Fired From Minnesota Basketball
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College basketball coach Tubby Smith coached the 11-seeded University of Minnesota men’s basketball team past six-seeded UCLA in the second round of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament, but the team lost to third-seed Florida in the next round. Evidently, a …