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Pacino As Paterno: It’s Happening, De Palma To Direct
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Al Pacino has played some pretty varied–and controversial–characters over the years, but the news of his latest project is taking some by surprise. Director Brian De Palma will helm a film about disgraced football coach Joe Paterno, and he and …

Here’s What Etsy Looks Like As An Actual Store Here’s What Etsy Looks Like As An Actual Store
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Last month, Etsy launched a pop-up shopping in experience in New York City, in the form of the Etsy Holiday Shop. Many Etsy users have no doubt fantasized about a physical location they could go to and browse Etsy merchandise, …

Larry Page: Facebook Is ‘Doing a Really Bad Job on Their Products’ Larry Page: Facebook Is ‘Doing a Really Bad Job on Their Products’

In one of the more direct challenges to Facebook that he’s ever made publicly, Google CEO Larry Page said that they’re “doing a really bad job on their products.” The statement came in an interview with Wired. Wired’s Steve Levy …

Pelosi Chief of Staff Announced to be Nadeam Elshami
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Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi today named Nadeam Elshami as her new chief of staff. Her former chief of staff, John Lawrence, has stepped down after eight years in the position. “On behalf of my colleagues, I want to thank …

Google Launches Dynamic Links For Affiliate Network Google Launches Dynamic Links For Affiliate Network
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Google announced the launch of Dynamic Links for the Affiliate Network, which it says will help publishers serve more relevant affiliate ads to users. Features include inventory selection, ad trafficking and reporting. “Dynamic links enable new ways to create and …

Dear Abby Dies: Famed Advice Columnist Was 94
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“Dear Abby”, the iconic advice columnist who handed down life lessons to millions of people over the years, has died after a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 94 years old. “Abby”–whose real name was Pauline Phillips–began writing under the …

Facebook, GM Discussing Paid Ads. Again. Still. Kind of. Facebook, GM Discussing Paid Ads. Again. Still. Kind of.
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The most noted Facebook ads ship jumper from 2012 is possibly considering a change of heart. Facebook and General Motors are still “actively talking” about a return to paid advertising on the site, according to a report from Reuters. Here’s …

Google Adds Review Info To Places API Google Adds Review Info To Places API

Google announced the addition of Place Summaries to its Google Places API. This means developers will be able to use review information in their apps. “For example, car manufacturers can use the API to provide drivers with detailed reviews of …

Team Fortress 2 Invades Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed On The PC

By most accounts, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is one of the better kart racers in recent memory. It’s hard to see how the developers, Sumo Digital, could make the game any better, but make it better they did. Sega …

Android Tablet Beats iPad Sales in Japan Android Tablet Beats iPad Sales in Japan

A new report from a Japanese publication named Nikkei claims that Apple’s iPad sales in Japan this holiday season were beaten by sales of Google’s Nexus 7. The report cites a survey from Japanese market research firm BCN, which contacted …

Skrillex: Hair On Fire Video Goes Viral
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Skrillex may be a master of beats, but he needs some help when it comes to things like blowing out candles. The 25-year old celebrated his birthday recently and his thoughtful friends gave him an enormous, turntable-shaped cake filled with …

Betty White Turns 91! A Look At Her Best Moments

Betty White is not just the sole remaining Golden Girl; she’s not just the raunchy funny lady who made us laugh on “Mama’s Family” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”; she’s not just an animal rights advocate who likes to …

Bing Adds Five Times More Facebook Content To Your Searches Bing Adds Five Times More Facebook Content To Your Searches
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Bing has launched some additions to its sidebar today, adding more content from Facebook to the already social-heavy Bing experience launched last year. “Beginning today, each person will see an average of five times more Facebook content from their friends …

12-Pound Gold Nugget Yields Fortune For Prospector

A gold prospector who was prowling Victoria’s fields in Ballarat, Australia hit paydirt on Wednesday when his metal detector found something big buried two feet down. When the man–who asked not to be identified–dug up his prize, he was astonished …

Amazon Optimizes MP3 Downloading For iPhone, iPod Touch Amazon Optimizes MP3 Downloading For iPhone, iPod Touch

Amazon announced today that it has launched the Amazon MP3 store for iPhone and iPod Touch. Users can tap into the company’s 22-million song library with Safari in a better way than what was possible before. The site is built …

NASA Looks For the Origin of Life at the Bottom of the Ocean

NASA this week revealed that it is simulating the conditions believed to have created the organic molecules that may have been the precursors to life on Earth. An experiment at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is mimicking the conditions observed …

Filabot Makes 3D Printing Cheaper By Recycling Old Plastic Filabot Makes 3D Printing Cheaper By Recycling Old Plastic
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Filament is expensive. Ask any 3D printing enthusiast and they will agree that the cost of the plastic filament used to print objects is oftentimes overpriced. If only there was a product that let you recycle all the worthless plastic …

Fallout TV Show Teased By Bethesda Trademark Filing [UPDATED]

Remember last week when Fallout 3′s Erik Todd Dellums (the voice of Three Dog) made a series of cryptic tweets regarding a possible return to the Capital Wasteland? “To all my #Fallout3 and #ThreeDog fans: There may be more of …

Awesome Fridge Art From Philadelphia
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When freelance designer Charlie Layton realized his refrigerator was made of the same material a dry-erase board is, his mind went into overtime. What resulted are dozens of sketches, posted on his blog and now making the rounds on the …

Google Takes Street View To More Places In Israel Google Takes Street View To More Places In Israel

Google announced on Thursday that it is now publishing Street View imagery for hundreds more cities, towns, village, heritage sites and tourist attractions in Israel. These include: Safaed, the coral reef in Eilat, the lowest point on earth at the …

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Launches March 19

Capcom today announced that the localization of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (MH3U) will be coming to Nintendo’s Wii U and 3DS consoles on March 19 in the U.S. and March 22 in Europe. The game will also be released as …

RIM Says Early Interest In BlackBerry 10 Is Looking Good RIM Says Early Interest In BlackBerry 10 Is Looking Good
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BlackBerry has always been an enterprise phone. BlackBerry 10, while hopefully appealing to more consumers, will still remain an enterprise phone. The hope is that BlackBerry 10 will also become the enterprise phone once again. Early reports out of RIM …

Check Out Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak in ‘jOBS’ Check Out Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak in ‘jOBS’
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We know that Ashton Kutcher looks so much like a young Steve Jobs that it’s kind of scary. Seriously, in terms of physical appearance, it’s hard to think of a better casting job. Now, whether or not that uncanny physical …

Trials-Like Urban Trial Freestyle Coming to PS3 & Vita
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Whether it’s catching up to Nintendo with motion controls or a Smash Bros. clone, or catching up to Microsoft with Netflix streaming and gamer avatars, it seems that Sony has been playing catch-up for this entire console cycle. That’s not …