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Google Adds Trusted Store Badges To Affiliate Network Google Adds Trusted Store Badges To Affiliate Network
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Google announced today that it will start displaying Google Trusted Store badges next to merchants in the Google Affiliate Network in the U.S., so publishers can easily identify merchants that have the badge, and are part of the network. “The …

Origin For Mac Alpha Client Released

EA today announced that the Origin client for Mac is coming along, and an alpha test of the software has begun. Gamers with a Mac can download the alpha today, though it will be available to only “a few thousand …

Woods, Vonn Dating? Or Is He Trying To Win Elin Back?
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Tiger Woods has the rumor mill grinding away once more as talk spreads across the web that he’s dating Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn. A “source” says the two have been an item since November and are starting to get serious: …

Congrats Everyone, We’re Winning the Battle Against Spam Congrats Everyone, We’re Winning the Battle Against Spam
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Have you noticed that you’ve been receiving less emails about cheap, offshore financial opportunities and penis pills? No, spammers haven’t just decided to leave you alone. What you’re seeing is the decline of spam emails in general, worldwide. Kaspersky Lab …

StumbleUpon Subreddit Is Banned, But It Doesn’t Have To Be StumbleUpon Subreddit Is Banned, But It Doesn’t Have To Be

Apparently there’s not a lot of interest in StumbleUpon community on reddit, but perhaps that’s because the Stumbleupon subreddit, at /r/stumblupon has been banned. It’s nothing new. The subreddit has actually been banned for quite some time, and if anyone …

Advocacy Groups Ask Skype To Release Transparency Report Advocacy Groups Ask Skype To Release Transparency Report
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Skype was embroiled in a mini-controversy last year when reports came out claiming that Skype was spying on its users. The Microsoft-owned company hit back at the reports saying that it only hands over information when law enforcement “follows appropriate …

Lego Racism: Turkish Leaders Upset Over Toy
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It’s a tricky business, creating characters and surroundings that don’t resemble actual, real-life people or places. When the characters and settings in a film or television show do questionable things, it’s especially important to make it clear that everything is …

Sony Revamps the Online PlayStation Store

Last year, Sony revamped its storefront on the PlayStation 3. Though the interface was clean and intuitive, it also somewhat resembles the tile-based interface Microsoft had adopted for its Xbox 360 consoles. It features large images of new releases and …

The Egg Came First, But It All Depends on Semantics [VIDEO]

Forget Edward and Jacob – are you on team Egg or team Chicken? The quick answer to the question “which came first, the chicken or the egg” is the egg. There were egg-laying creatures well before there were chickens, so …

Samsung Reports Record Fourth-Quarter Profits Samsung Reports Record Fourth-Quarter Profits

Samsung Electronics today announced its fourth quarter earnings. As expected, the company pulled in record fourth-quarter profits, taking in 7.04 trillion won ($6.5 billion) in net profit. That’s a 7% increase over their third-quarter earnings, and an over 75% increase …

Injustice: Gods Among Us Gets Even More Mysterious In Latest Trailer

Injustice: Gods Among Us, the DC fighter coming from the Mortal Kombat team, is still shrouded in relative secrecy. We don’t know exactly why all these heroes and villains are fighting against each other. Director Ed Boon has dropped a …

The Internet Is Essential to Life and a Civil Right, According to German Court The Internet Is Essential to Life and a Civil Right, According to German Court
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In Germany, people can request compensation when they’ve been deprived of things deemed essential to life. And now, thanks to a court ruling, the internet is part of that class. A Federal court in Karlsruhe has made a pretty important …

Stephen King Publishes “Guns” Essay As Kindle Single
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Best-selling author Stephen King has written a personal essay called “Guns,” and has published it exclusively as a Kindle Single in Amazon’s Kindle Store. Amazon made the announcement this morning. King said of the essay, “I think the issue of …

Fake J.C. Penney Prices Are No More, Store Says Fake J.C. Penney Prices Are No More, Store Says
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It’s a rather sneaky way of doing business, but getting into the heads of customers and making them think they’ve gotten a better deal than they actually have is something retailers have been doing for decades. Rather than putting a …

Facebook Blocks Yandex’s New Wonder App (And Twitter’s Vine) From Data Facebook Blocks Yandex’s New Wonder App (And Twitter’s Vine) From Data

On Thursday, Russian search company Yandex launched a new social search app for the iPhone, called Wonder. The app relied on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, iTunes and Last.fm data. Unfortunately for Yandex, Facebook pulled access to its data, which was …

Smartphones Will Soon Be Equipped With Their Own “Kinect” Smartphones Will Soon Be Equipped With Their Own “Kinect”

You may not who PrimeSense is, but you definitely know the company’s products. The Israel-based company produces the sensors used in Microsoft’s Kinect full-body motion controller. Now the company is working to bring that same technology to smartphones. PrimeSense recently …

Assassin’s Creed III “King Washington” DLC Coming February 19

Since the launch of Assassin’s Creed III, all fans have been waiting for is the provocative DLC that depicts George Washington as a power-hungry tyrant. Today, Ubisoft finally announced that “The Tyranny of King Washington” will be released on February …

McDonald’s Fish Now All-Sustainable
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Ever wondered what type of fish you’re getting when you order “Filet-O-Fish” at McDonald’s? Well, now you’ll know: wild Alaskan Pollack, which is now sustainable. The fast-food chain announced recently that they are now serving the Filet-O-Fish sandwich–and will be …

French Government Ditches ‘Hashtag’ for ‘mot-dièse’ French Government Ditches ‘Hashtag’ for ‘mot-dièse’
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In an attempt to “encourage the presence of the French language on social media networks” against the influx of English language domination of the web, as well as to just be plain difficult, the French government is suggesting that people …

Belkin To Acquire Linksys From Cisco Belkin To Acquire Linksys From Cisco

Cisco announced today in a blog post that Belkin will acquire Cisco’s Home Networking Business Unit and its leading brand, Linksys. Cisco had been rumored to be looking to get rid of Linksys, and now it appears it has found …

Microsoft Announces Record $21.5 Billion In Revenue For Q2 Microsoft Announces Record $21.5 Billion In Revenue For Q2
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The promise day has arrived – Microsoft’s Q2 earnings report. After launching a number of high profile devices, including Windows Phone 8 and Surface, many people were wondering how Microsoft’s financials were going to look. In short, Microsoft had a …

Potential AIDS Cure Could Make HIV Dormant
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A new study published this month in the journal Human Gene Therapy has shown that a modified protein from the HIV virus itself could someday be used to prevent AIDS. “This is like fighting fire with fire,” said David Harrich, …

Michael Buble: Baby On The Way, According To Video

Michael Buble is going to be a proud papa. The 37-year old crooner and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, announced the news via a brief YouTube video, which shows several seconds of Luisana’s ultrasound. “We’re having a baby Buble!” read the …

Report: Google “Actively” Thinking About Marketing A Smart Watch Report: Google “Actively” Thinking About Marketing A Smart Watch
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One day in the near future, you may be wearing a Google watch to go with your Google Glass while you sit in your Google driverless car. According to a report this morning from Business Insider, Google is “actively exploring …