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New Fire Emblem: Awakening Trailer Details Character Progression

All RPGs feature character progression to an extent. Modern RPGs have been streamlining progression, however, as more and more players don’t want to deal with the number crunching and item management involved. One stalwart against this trend of simplification is …

Crysis 3 Multiplayer Beta Starts Today
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As promised last week, EA and Crytek today released the multiplayer beta for Crysis 3. The beta is available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The beta includes two different team-based multiplayer modes – Hunter and Crash-Site. Hunter …

CleanIT Gets Rid Of Browser Surveillance, Opts For Terrorism Button In Browsers CleanIT Gets Rid Of Browser Surveillance, Opts For Terrorism Button In Browsers

In September of last year, we brought you word that the European Union was working on a proposal called CleanIT to stop the spread of terroristic content online. The plan called for a number of outlandish proposals such as browser-level …

Google Voices Support For ‘High-Skilled Immigration Reform’ Google Voices Support For ‘High-Skilled Immigration Reform’
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Google took to its public policy blog today to make sure everyone (including governments) know where it stands when it comes to immigration in the United States. The company has discussed this topic in the past on its official blog, …

Chris Brown: Jesus Painting/Comparisons Draw Ire

Chris Brown has landed himself in the headlines once again for violence, this time after an altercation with fellow entertainer Frank Ocean. “Deputies talked to witnesses who stated that Chris Brown and the victim were involved in an altercation over …

Amazon Net Income Down 45% Year-Over-Year Amazon Net Income Down 45% Year-Over-Year

Amazon announced its Q4 earnings today, which included a 22% increase in net sales, but a 45% decrease in net income, year-over-year for the quarter. The company’s numbers disappointed Wall Street analysts. CEO Jeff Bezos said, “We’re now seeing the …

Gangnam Style Flip Book Is Cool Enough to Overcome Fact That It’s About Gangnam Style

I don’t know if Gangnam Style is completely dead yet. I’m not even going to comment on whether or not it should be. I don’t care if PSY said some anti-American crap one time. I also don’t care that this …

Girl Found Locked In Cage So Family Could See Movie
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An 8-year old girl with a developmental disability was found locked in a cage inside her family’s New Mexico home, police say. The girl–who suffers from microcephaly–was found after her caregivers, Cindy Patriarchias and Edmond Gonzales, took Patriarchias’ three children …

SLAYER, BASSHOLE, LOLWTF, and Other Banned Vanity Plates
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Well this is just hilarious. Government Attic has been hard at work open-records-requesting states across our great country to divulge their lists of banned license plates. And it’s just as much fun as you would imagine. Many states have caught …

Epic Citadel Shows What Android Can Do With Unreal Engine 3
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Very few Android games could be classified as technical marvels. You could argue the same for iOS, but the platform has at least received a number of technically impressive titles running on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3, including Epic Citadel. …

Samsung Buys NeuroLogica, a Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturer Samsung Buys NeuroLogica, a Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturer
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Samsung Electronics America this week announced that it has agreed to acquire NeuroLogica, a medical imaging equipment company. The company is most well-known for developing portable CT scanners. The price Samsung is paying for the company is unknown, as no …

Another Great Report For Google Product Listing Ads Another Great Report For Google Product Listing Ads

Google Shopping is turning out to be a hit for Google and for advertisers, it seems. We keep seeing report after report come out with nothing but positive data. Earlier this month, we looked at data from Kenshoo indicating that …

Facebook Police Make Sure You’re Using Facebook (and Suggest You Buy Stock)

Facebook reportedly lost 1.4 million U.S. users last month. Or, maybe they didn’t. Metrics can be a tricky thing. Even if Facebook lost roughly 1% of their user base, is it even a huge deal? Things like that fluctuate from …

Quora Optimizes Android App For Tablets Quora Optimizes Android App For Tablets
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Quora announced today that it has optimized its Android app for the tablet experience. “More and more, people read and write on Quora while on-the-go. Many people also love using tablets, making a unique Quora experience for tablets one of …

Firefox Flicks Challenges Filmmakers To Get Mobilized In 2013 Firefox Flicks Challenges Filmmakers To Get Mobilized In 2013
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Are you a filmmaker that happens to be a fan of Firefox? Do you want a chance to win a few thousand dollars? If so, you’ll definitely want to submit a film for the Firefox Flicks competition this year. Mozilla …

Comet-Like Ionosphere Seen on Venus

New observations of Venus have shown that the planet’s ionosphere on its night side resembles a comet’s tail. The observations were made by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express satellite. The ionosphere is the region of electrically charged gas …

Guy Builds Web Resume That Looks Like Amazon Product Page
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Well, this guy sure has an interesting resume – or CV or whatever you want to call it. Upon first glance, you probably wouldn’t even notice that this Amazon product page is actually a a giant advertisement for Philippe Dubost, …

Mindy McCready Denies Shooting Boyfriend To Death
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Mindy McCready, who was at one time a promising country music star, has battled so many demons in the past decade it’s hard to keep up with them all. In 2005, she suffered brutal abuse at the hands of her …

Rdio Extends Free Music Streaming To 15 Countries Rdio Extends Free Music Streaming To 15 Countries
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Rdio announced today that it is expanding its free music streaming web service, which has been available in the U.S. since 2011, to 15 countries. The offering is now available in the following countries: United States United Kingdom Australia Belgium …

House Committee Demands Answers From Justice Department Over The Prosecution Of Aaron Swartz House Committee Demands Answers From Justice Department Over The Prosecution Of Aaron Swartz

It’s been a few weeks now since noted activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide. Since then, there has been a lot of discussion in regards to our justice system and how it handles prosecution. The House promised to look into it, …

New iOS 6.1 Adds Fandango Movie Purchasing To Siri’s Capabilities New iOS 6.1 Adds Fandango Movie Purchasing To Siri’s Capabilities

Back in November, developers who were beta testing Apple’s iOS 6.1 indicated that in the then upcoming version of Apple’s operating system, Siri would let users purchase movie tickets through Fandango. Now, Apple has released the iOS update to all …

Obese Guy That Made Impassioned YouTube Plea Is Down 300+ lbs

About 11 months ago, a severely obese 23-year-old named Robert Gibbs made an impassioned plea for help on his YouTube channel. “I’m making this video because I don’t know what else to do. I’ve tried losing weight on my own, …

Nexus Tablet Refresh Could Come in May [RUMOR] Nexus Tablet Refresh Could Come in May [RUMOR]

DitiTimes, a Taiwanese publication that covers the tech manufacturing industry in Taiwan, is reporting that the next version of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet could be coming as soon as May of 2013. Citing “sources from the upstream supply chain,” the …

Ben & Jerry’s Create “30 Rock” Tribute Ice Cream
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A few years ago, it was still possible to be one of those people on the receiving end of an incredulous stare when confronted with the question, “You haven’t seen “30 Rock”?!” Now, however–seven seasons into the show–many are familiar …