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Amazon Acquires IVONA, Makers Of Key Kindle Fire Features Amazon Acquires IVONA, Makers Of Key Kindle Fire Features
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Amazon announced Thursday morning that it has acquired IVONA Software, makers of text-to-speech technologies that power the Text-to-Speech, Voice Guide and Explore By Touch features on Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices. The software maker also provides text-to-speech products and services to …

Prostate Cancer Patients Upset Over Shortened Penises
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According to a new study from researchers from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), a small percentage of men treated for prostate cancer complained that their penis seemed shorter after treatment. Some of the men even complained that the predicament …

Singer Expecting Twins: Chely Wright Breaks News

Country singer Chely Wright announced on a web show on Wednesday that she and wife Lauren Blitzer-Wright are expecting twins. The star, who made a highly controversial decision to come out in an area of the industry that isn’t known …

Temple Run 2 Android Version Now Live in the Google Play Store
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Android users, your wait is over. Temple Run 2, the sequel to the smash hit game Temple Run, is now available inside the Google Play Store. Go ahead and download without fear. This is the legit Temple Run 2. As …

Google: New Image Search Increases Clicks To Sites Google: New Image Search Increases Clicks To Sites
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Google announced the launch of a new format for its Image Search. If you’re not already seeing it, you should within the next few days as it continues to roll out. The new design displays the image’s metdata below the …

Facebook Login Can Now Keep Kids Out Of Your Age Restricted App Facebook Login Can Now Keep Kids Out Of Your Age Restricted App
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Do you operate an age restricted app or Web site? Do you wish you could use Facebook Login while keeping underage users out? If you answered yes, Facebook has just the thing for you in this week’s Operation Developer Love …

Facebook Tests Another (Flipped) Timeline Layout Facebook Tests Another (Flipped) Timeline Layout
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Your Timeline is most likely getting a fairly significant redesign – but it’s still unclear exactly when it will launch globally and exactly what it will look like. Facebook has been pretty busy testing new Timeline designs as of late. …

“Ben And Kate” Canceled, Twitter Reacts
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“Ben And Kate”, one of the newer Fox comedies which has only run for 18 episodes, is getting cut from the lineup. The show, which featured Dakota Johnson as a single mom and Nat Faxon as her quirky older brother, …

Quora Launches Blogs, Rich Text Editor Quora Launches Blogs, Rich Text Editor

Last month, Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo announced the company’s new mission, which involves sharing and growing the world’s knowledge. He indicated that Quora would be expanding beyond the simple Q&A the site is known for. It appears that expansion has …

Reddit Releases AMA Stats, and Actors Dominate Reddit Releases AMA Stats, and Actors Dominate

Reddit has a big 2012. Really big. Like, 37 billion pageviews big. The site has made its way from simply a popular site among the internet community to mega-popular site among the internet community that also gets talked about on …

Lohan Movie Rejected For Another Festival
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Lindsay Lohan, whose name has graced just our headlines no fewer than 376 times in the past year, is garnering attention once again this week. This time, it’s because the Sundance Film Festival–which is already in full swing–rejected her new …

Facebook Overtakes Google Maps as the Number One Mobile App Facebook Overtakes Google Maps as the Number One Mobile App
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Analyst ComScore has released its estimates of mobile app usage for 2012 and it appears the Facebook has taken the lead. The Facebook app was the most-used app at the end of 2012, drawing over 85 million unique visitors in …

Canadians Can Finally Purchase (Some) Kindles From Amazon.ca Canadians Can Finally Purchase (Some) Kindles From Amazon.ca

Amazon.ca has almost everything the enterprising Canadian online shopper needs. Unfortunately, the Kindle is still not available despite it being made available pretty much everywhere else. Amazon is starting to fix that today. Amazon announced today that the Kindle Paperwhite …

Apple Posts Record Revenue And Profit Yet Again, But Misses Expectations Apple Posts Record Revenue And Profit Yet Again, But Misses Expectations

Apple just released its earnings report, breaking its own records yet again. The company posted record revenue of $54.5 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion. These are up from revenue of $46.3 billion and net profit of …

Sex Offenders Can’t Be Banned From Facebook Says Appeals Court Sex Offenders Can’t Be Banned From Facebook Says Appeals Court

An Indiana law barring registered sex offenders from using any form of social media has been stuck down by a U.S. appeals court. The law was challenged last year by the ACLU, but upheld by an Indiana Judge. “The Court …

Twitter CEO Previews Likely Coming Video Sharing Feature Twitter CEO Previews Likely Coming Video Sharing Feature

Last fall, Twitter acquired video creation and sharing company Vine for an undisclosed amount. Now, a day after Twitter announced the launch of enhanced Tweet embeds, which support videos, Twitter CEO has tweeted out a video using Vine (via TechCrunch). …

THQ Sold: Studios, Games Go to Sega, Ubisoft, and Others

The feeding frenzy over THQ took place yesterday, but no news of the event had leaked out until now. Kotaku has published an internal THQ memo from THQ CEO Brian Farrell and President Jason Rubin that details the sale of …

Check Out Pittsburg State’s Massive Tablet Check Out Pittsburg State’s Massive Tablet

For the past few years, all technology has been racing to become the smallest device in its class. Now we’re heading back up again with companies trying to make the biggest phone and tablet. Well, I hate to break it …

EFF Joins r/Gaymers’ Fight Against Trademark Holder
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One reddit community, with the help of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is taking on a trademark holder who they say was wrongfully granted a trademark registration for a term that belongs in the public domain. Gaymer is a broad term …

“Aaron’s Law” To Go Before House Judiciary Committee “Aaron’s Law” To Go Before House Judiciary Committee
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In the wake of Aaron Swartz’ suicide, Rep. Zoe Lofgren said she was drafting a bill to fix the archaic Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that led to his arrest. She even appealed to Reddit users to help her write …

Jenelle Evans: Divorce, Possible Miscarriage

Jenelle Evans, one of the stars of “Teen Mom 2″, just recently announced she’s pregnant again, much to the ire of Twitterland. The young mom has made headlines with what some deem “bad decisions”, and has one child who has …

Bing Ads Get Inline Editorial Appeals, Updated Keyword Research Tool Bing Ads Get Inline Editorial Appeals, Updated Keyword Research Tool

Microsoft announced a couple of updates to Bing Ads, including inline editorial appeals, and an improved keyword research tool. The former provides two new views in the Bing Ads Editor where advertisers can appeal all of the rejected items in …

jOBS Release Date Announced as April 19th jOBS Release Date Announced as April 19th

UPDATE: The very first clip has also been released. Check it out here. The highly-anticipated Steve Jobs biopic jOBS just got an official release date: April 19th. The last we heard on this, we simply received a generic “April” release …

Google Adds Offline Editing Support For Slides Google Adds Offline Editing Support For Slides

Google announced today that Slides users can now create, edit, comment, and present presentations offline, just like with Docs. “Any new presentations or changes you make will be automatically updated when you get back online,” says Google software engineer Michael …