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Gears of War: Judgment Season Pass Includes Permanent Double XP

Epic Games today announced the details of its “Season Pass” DLC bundle for Gears of War: Judgment. For 1600 Microsoft Points ($20), gamers will get two DLC packs that will be made up of six multiplayer maps, two new multiplayer …

Lingerie Thief: Tattoo Gave Him Away To Cops

A man who broke into a lingerie and adult shop in Iowa earlier this month failed to realize that getting naked beneath security cameras isn’t a good idea if you have a very incriminating tattoo. Jose Angel Perales made his …

Google Launches New Survey Ads, TrueView For AdMob, Online Games Google Launches New Survey Ads, TrueView For AdMob, Online Games
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Google announced two new ad offerings today: surveys and TrueView in AdMob and games. The announcements came as part of a speech from Google SVP, Advertising, Susan Wojcicki, at an IAB conference. Of the surveys, she says: It’s still too …

Instagram Tops 100 Million Monthly Active Users Instagram Tops 100 Million Monthly Active Users

Instagram has just announced a major milestone: 100 million monthly active users. It comes just five weeks after the photo-sharing network announced 90 million MAUs and a little of ten months after being acquired by Facebook. “Now, nearly two and …

Mega Branching Out Into Encrypted Email Soon Mega Branching Out Into Encrypted Email Soon

One of the major advantages of using Mega, at least according to Kim Dotcom, is that it has world class encryption that blocks anybody from snooping on the files you’re downloading. Now Dotcom wants to apply that same encryption to …

Matt Cutts Says You Should Use Autocompletetype On Web Forms Matt Cutts Says You Should Use Autocompletetype On Web Forms

In the latest Webmaster Help video, Google’s Matt Cutts answers his own question: Can you explain a little bit about the proposed “autocompletetype” attribute? Is this something I should add on my web forms? “The basic idea is lots of …

Etsy Redesigns Activity Feed Etsy Redesigns Activity Feed
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Etsy announced today that is has redesigned the Activity Feed with what it calls “improvements in function and design”. It will be interesting to see if users agree with that sentiment. The site has put greater emphasis on items, shops, …

GetGlue Content Comes to Expanded Tweets GetGlue Content Comes to Expanded Tweets

Social TV and movie-watching app GetGlue has joined the growing lists of apps and sites that have enabled Twitter Cards, meaning that GetGlue content will show up in Twitter’s Expanded Tweets. “Now, when you share and see GetGlue links in …

Mars Rover Curiosity Analyzes Rock Powder

NASA this week announced that Mars rover Curiosity has successfully placed two small samples of rock powder into its “compact laboratories” for analysis. “Data from the instruments have confirmed the deliveries,” said Jennifer Trosper, Curiosity Mission Manager oat NASA’s Jet …

Lindsey Vonn Vow: To Be Olympics-Ready

Lindsey Vonn has vowed that she will be ready for the 2014 Olympics despite sustaining a horrifying injury earlier this month in Austria. The 28-year old skier broke her right leg and tore both her ACL and MCL in a …

Facebook Suggests You Give a Gift When a Friend Posts a Celebratory Status Facebook Suggests You Give a Gift When a Friend Posts a Celebratory Status

Facebook is looking to further promote their new Gifts feature by giving it a more prominent placement – in the news feed. Some users have spotted a “Give a Gift” button attached to certain posts by friends – mainly when …

Nokia And MakerBot Team Up To Make 3D Printed Lumia 820 Cases Nokia And MakerBot Team Up To Make 3D Printed Lumia 820 Cases
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Nokia and MakerBot are in Barcelona this week for the Mobile World Congress. The companies have teamed up to offer what it calls the “first live social 3D printing experience.” In short, MakerBot is creating custom Nokia Lumia 820 cases …

Elton John’s Son Charms At Oscar Party

Elton John’s son, 2-year old Zachary, charmed the crowd at John’s annual Oscar party this year. The toddler was dapper in a tiny tuxedo and sneakers and hobnobbed with some big names, such as Bono and “True Blood” actor Ryan …

This Robot Bat Wing Now Exists

Researchers at Brown University have built a robotic bat wing, which they believe can serve as as stepping stone toward some interesting new flying vehicles. Hopefully it won’t serve as a stepping stone to some giant bat-like Terminator. Brown University …

Learn How To Design Android Notifications Learn How To Design Android Notifications

There’s a time and place for every notification in Android. Consumers won’t be happy if you constantly spam them, but smart notification design is key to enhanced engagement. Learn more about it in this week’s Android Design in Action. This …

Star Wars Pinball DLC Coming to PlayStation Network

It’s not quite Star Wars: Battlefront III, but today Sony will be releasing the Star Wars Pinball downloadable content (DLC) for Zen Pinball 2. The add-on will cost $10 and includes three different tables: “Star Wars Episode V – The …

Google Shuts Down Notion That It Will Open Retail Stores, Source Of Rumor Sticks To Story Google Shuts Down Notion That It Will Open Retail Stores, Source Of Rumor Sticks To Story

At Mobile World Congress, Andy Rubin, SVP of Mobile and Digital Content at Google (and co-founder of Android), shut down rumors that Google will be opening up retail stores. Last week, 9to5Google put out a report indicating that Google would …

Apple Is Losing to Samsung’s Ad Blitz, Says the Man Who Put the ‘i’ in ‘iMac’ Apple Is Losing to Samsung’s Ad Blitz, Says the Man Who Put the ‘i’ in ‘iMac’
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Ken Segall, the marketing man responsible for Apple’s “Think Different” campaign as well as for putting the “i” in “iMac,” has a message for Apple: Samsung is crushing you right now. At least in terms of advertising. In a new …

Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Goes Free To Play This Week

In the past, Sony has experimented with free to play by making Killzone 3′s multiplayer free to play to a certain point. The experiment must have worked pretty well because Sony is now offering the multiplayer component from Uncharted 3 …

Twitter Updates Windows Phone App Twitter Updates Windows Phone App

Twitter announced today that it has a new version of its Twitter app for Windows Phone. It has a new design, which the company says “brings the app in line with the other Twitter apps”. It also includes some new …

Gillian Anderson Pilot Ordered by NBC
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TV Guide this week reported that Gillian Anderson, best known for her role as Dana Scully in X-Files, has been cast in a TV pilot for NBC. Cast alongside Anderson is Rachael Taylor, known for her work on Grey’s Anatomy, …

NMA Takes On Honey Boo Boo With Cocaine And Jabba The Hutt

Honey Boo Boo (the show) is headed to Europe, so naturally, NMA has a video about the news. If your’e a fan of the Taiwanese animation firm’s work, this is pretty much classic NMA material. They’ve turned Honey Boo Boo’s …

Bad Lip Reading Takes on Indie Screenplays

The folks at Bad Lip Reading are back with their take on the nominees for the Best Screenplay prize at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards. Funny, though it just makes us want Bad Lip Reading to go ahead and tackle …

Andy Samberg Engaged To Musician
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Andy Samberg, who quickly rose to fame on “Saturday Night Live” with his spot-on impressions (Mark Wahlberg) and hilarious digital shorts (“Dick In A Box” with Justin Timberlake was especially memorable), is engaged to musician Joanna Newsom. The couple have …