Quantcast
Montag & Pratt: “I Feel Like A Cartoon Character”
· 14

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, who first found fame on the MTV “reality” show “The Hills”, admit they have become the go-to guys when a television show needs a villain or two. The couple’s most recent foray into reality television …

NuoDB Officially Launches Its Cloud-Based Database NuoDB Officially Launches Its Cloud-Based Database

Developers need scalable databases more than ever for their apps. Of course, this presents a problem for those apps that become really popular and need more room to grow. It might prove too costly for some developers to traditionally scale …

Pinterest Tests New Design with Better Navigation, More Informative Pins Pinterest Tests New Design with Better Navigation, More Informative Pins
· 2

Pinterest, which hasn’t seen a significant redesign in quite some time, has announced that they will be testing a fresh look in the coming weeks. Pinterest says that the changes stem from user feedback. First up, Pinterest wants to makes …

Mars Rover Curiosity Braces For Drilling

For over one month now, Mars rover Curiosity has been preparing to use its hammering drill for the first time. It now appears that the rover’s first drill test is now imminent. Researchers announced that they have placed the drill …

Doctor Killed In Office, Gunman In Custody
· 60

A doctor in Newport Beach was fatally shot on Monday in his office by a 70-year old assailant, who is now in custody. The doctor, whose identity hasn’t been released, had an office at Orange Coast Urology. It’s unclear at …

44 Years, No Sick Days Makes Retirement Sweeter
· 57

An employee of the Detroit Postal Service retired recently after 44 years on the job, an incredible feat in itself. What impressed her bosses the most, however, was her perfect attendance over all that time. Deborah Ford says she took …

Apple Actually Announces 128GB iPad Apple Actually Announces 128GB iPad
· 1

Rumor was going around that Apple was working on a 128GB version of its iPad. Some were skeptical. In an interesting turn of events, Apple actually came out and announced the device without a big event talking about how amazing …

Windows 8 Adoption Is Slow Going, Windows Phone Cracks 1 Percent Windows 8 Adoption Is Slow Going, Windows Phone Cracks 1 Percent
· 12

According to Microsoft, the company has officially sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses. The number accounts for upgrades, individual purchase and the bulk purchases made by OEMs. It seems many of the latter licenses haven’t been put in use yet …

Stroke Recovery Aided by Stem Cells, Study Shows

A new study has shown that stem cells may aid recovery in rats that have suffered a stroke. The study, published in the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy, found that stem cell treatments improved the amount of brain and …

Barnes & Noble Closing Hundreds Of Stores Soon Barnes & Noble Closing Hundreds Of Stores Soon
· 46

With the digital market being what it is, brick-and-mortar stores are finding it harder and harder to keep up with the competition offered by e-readers and tablets and smartphones. Barnes & Noble is no exception, despite being one of the …

Vine Says Bye to Porn with Full Block of NSFW Tags, Removal of the “All Videos” Browsing Option Vine Says Bye to Porn with Full Block of NSFW Tags, Removal of the “All Videos” Browsing Option

Vine, Twitter’s hot new 6-second video app with a porn problem, no longer really has a porn problem. Yesterday afternoon, Vine began to block certain porn-related tag searches. Trying to search for #porn? Sorry, you’re out of luck. What about …

Etsy Had A Really Good Year In 2012 Etsy Had A Really Good Year In 2012

2012 was a good year for Etsy, to say the least. CEO Chad Dickerson took to the company blog this morning to share some stats about the year as Etsy’s growth continues to accelerate. “Growth of highly-personal shopping categories like …

Google SafeSearch Changes Hit the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and More [CONFIRMED] Google SafeSearch Changes Hit the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and More [CONFIRMED]
· 59

It’s official: Google’s fragmented, less-useful Image search has spread from the U.S. and is now affecting English-speaking countries all over the world. Google has confirmed that the previous SafeSearch changes that made it impossible for U.S. users to fully disable …

Internet Explorer 10 Adoption Slow Going, Still Strong Overall Internet Explorer 10 Adoption Slow Going, Still Strong Overall
· 4

In a perfect world, everybody who uses Internet Explorer would be on the latest version so all the problems affecting IE8 wouldn’t be happening. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on who you ask, IE10 is only available on Windows 8. That …

Tina Fey: Mean Girls Musical May Happen

Though Tina Fey is, perhaps, most well-known for hosting the Weekend Update segment of Saturday Night Live and playing Liz Lemon on 30 Rock, one turning point in her career can be traced to the movie Mean Girls. Mean Girls …

Suh Saves Man In Pool (Man Happens To Be Comedian Louie Anderson)
· 7

Ndamukong Suh, the famous (or infamous, if you prefer) defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions reportedly saved comedian Louie Anderson from drowning (along with help from famed diver Greg Louganis). You couldn’t make this up. Suh is to appear on …

Facebook for iOS Gets Voice Messaging, In-App Video Recording Facebook for iOS Gets Voice Messaging, In-App Video Recording

Facebook has just rolled out an update to its iOS app that brings features that previously launched on Facebook Messenger for both iOS and Android. Starting today, you can now send voice messages from within the Facebook app. Earlier this …

Vine Starts Censoring Porn-Related Tag Searches Vine Starts Censoring Porn-Related Tag Searches

In a move that’s hard to say wasn’t expected, Twitter’s new six-second video sharing app Vine has begun to filter out some porn-related searches. No longer can you search for the tags #porn, #boobs, #dick, #sex and many other NSFW …

Yahoo Earnings Better Than Expected With Some Help From Search Yahoo Earnings Better Than Expected With Some Help From Search
· 2

Yahoo just released its earnings for the fourth quarter and full year 2012, beating analysts’ expectations, and perhaps more noteworthy, showing solid signs for Yahoo’s search business. GAAP revenue for the quarter was $1,346 million. For the year, it was …

BioShock Infinite Mockumentary Explores The Origins Of Columbia

I may not have been the biggest fan of the original BioShock, but I absolutely adored the world of Rapture. I was more concerned with finding the audio logs from its residents more than I was the central narrative because …

Payvment Shuts Down, Team Reportedly Acquired By Intuit Payvment Shuts Down, Team Reportedly Acquired By Intuit

Facebook ecommerce platform company Payvment announced that it is shutting down as its team joins a new, unspecified company. The platform will be shut down on February 28. The company in question is Inuit, according to TechCrunch, though it’s unclear …

Did Apple Reduce Vine’s Visibility in the App Store Following Porn Controversy? Did Apple Reduce Vine’s Visibility in the App Store Following Porn Controversy?
· 1

It looks like Apple may have decided to back away from Twitter’s new Vine video-sharing app, just a little bit. It appears that Apple has stopped promoting the app as an “Editor’s Choice” selection. Vine isn’t even highlighted in the …

Self-Replicating 3D Printers Are Among Us Self-Replicating 3D Printers Are Among Us
· 1

Self-replication has always been a pipe dream of futurists and technologists. Why should we have to waste time and resources making new parts for a broken down machine when the machine can just make the replacement parts itself? It’s not …

Katy Perry: In Drag With Moustache on Ellen
· 3

Ellen Degeneres celebrated her 55th birthday last week, and Katy Perry was on-hand to liven up the Ellen show. Instead of singing for the president however, Perry covered her famous bosom with a vest as she dressed in drag. Perry …