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Report: Dell Participating In Buyout Talks Report: Dell Participating In Buyout Talks

Dell may be looking to go private, as the company has been participating in buyout talks with Silver Lake Partners, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The publication, citing a person familiar with the matter, reports that …

Twitter Now Highlights Links While You’re Composing Your Tweets Twitter Now Highlights Links While You’re Composing Your Tweets

Twitter has made a minor tweak to its dekstop site that should help users better understand what they’re about to tweet out to their followers. Now, when you’re composing a tweet, links (anything that’s clickable on the site) will appear …

Migraines With Aura Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risks in Women
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A new study has shown that women who have migraines with aura could be more likely to have heart problems. In addition, those on “newer” contraceptives could be at a higher risk for blood clots. Aura are described as visual …

Pandora’s Tower Announced For North America, Coming This Spring

Last year proved that the fans do have a say in the business decisions of large companies. After refusing to bring over RPG titles like Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story, a fan movement called Operation Rainfall formed to bring …

Hoarder Pinned Under Piles Of Trash For Days Rescued

A 76-year old man in Burnaby, British Columbia had to be cut out of a pile of junk with a chainsaw on Monday after it was discovered that he’d been trapped there for several days. Authorities checked on the man …

Temple Run 2 Coming Your Way Soon (Maybe Tonight)

Good news, Temple Run fans. The next installment of the franchise may be coming your way later today. That’s because Temple Run 2 is now available in the New Zealand App Store. TouchArcade reports that the sequel to the hit …

Java Patch Didn’t Fix Everything, New Exploit On Sale For $5,000 Java Patch Didn’t Fix Everything, New Exploit On Sale For $5,000

Microsoft and Oracle both released patches this week for zero-day exploits found in Internet Explorer 8 and Java. If you still use Internet Explorer 8 or below, you should probably download the fix available via Windows Update. As for Java, …

Blockbuster U.K. Enters Administration Blockbuster U.K. Enters Administration

Coming just one day after U.K. electronics retailer HMV announced it would seek administration, auditing firm Deloitte has announced that it has been commissioned to administrate Blockbuster U.K. Deloitte was also mentioned as a possible administrator for HMV. Deloitte claims …

Google: We Didn’t Kill That Donkey. Don’t Assume About the Fate of the Ass, You Asses Google: We Didn’t Kill That Donkey. Don’t Assume About the Fate of the Ass, You Asses
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Google has a history of running over animals with their Street View team. Ok, maybe not a “history,” but they have done it before. Years ago, Google was forced to make a public response regarding a Street View still of …

Galactic Empire Responds to White House Petition Response Re: Death Star

Earlier this week, the White House dashed the dreams of over 34,000 American citizens as they officially refused a petition to start production on the country’s very own functioning Death Star. Bummer, right? In their statement, the White House cited …

Dengue Spreading, But Tropical Diseases Closer to Extinction

The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced that significant progress is being made against tropical diseases including guinea worm, rabies, and yaws. In a new report, the organization shows that “new momentum has shifted” toward the elimination of many diseases …

You Can’t Really Appreciate The Internet Until You See Just How Big It Is You Can’t Really Appreciate The Internet Until You See Just How Big It Is
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The Internet is a massive series of tubes network that we often take for granted in our everyday lives. It’s not often that we get to see just how big this network really is, but a new report gives us …

Woman Missing In Grand Canyon, Search Slows
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A 21-year old woman who went missing in the Grand Canyon area over the weekend is still nowhere to be found, and authorities have slowed their search efforts after turning up no clues as to her whereabouts. Kaitlin Anne Kenney …

You Better Get Permission to Use Twitter Photos, Rules Judge You Better Get Permission to Use Twitter Photos, Rules Judge

The idea that content made public on social media is fair game for anyone and everyone to use has received a major strike, as a U.S. District Judge has ruled that two news outlets were in the wrong when they …

2 Killed In College Shooting In Kentucky

In the relatively quiet town of Hazard, Kentucky, a shooting of any kind is shocking. For those who were on campus at Hazard Community and Technical College late on Tuesday night, it was a grim reality. 21-year old Dalton Stidham …

Change Of Mind Could Pose Relevancy Problems For Facebook Graph Search Change Of Mind Could Pose Relevancy Problems For Facebook Graph Search

Add this to the list of speculation surrounding Facebook’s Graph Search: it might start an “un-liking rebellion”. Some analysts are suggesting that as people start using Facebook Graph Search, users are going to start being associated with things they may …

Rep. Zoe Lofgren Plans Amendment To CFAA Called Aaron’s Law Rep. Zoe Lofgren Plans Amendment To CFAA Called Aaron’s Law

In the wake of Aaron Swartz’ passing over the weekend, many people questioned why such a brilliant young man would take his own life. His family and many others said his death was “the product of a criminal justice system …

River Phoenix’s Final Film Set To Premiere

River Phoenix was just 23 when he died a tragic Hollywood death, leaving behind a string of films which would be held up reverently by those who knew him and those who simply wished they could have. When he passed …

2012 the Ninth Warmest Year on Record, Says NASA

NASA announced this week that 2012 was the ninth warmest year since 1880, the earliest date to which global temperatures can be tracked. 2005 and 2010 rank as the hottest years on record, while all 10 of the warmest years …

It’s A Little Early To Dismiss Facebook Graph Search As “Not A Big Deal” It’s A Little Early To Dismiss Facebook Graph Search As “Not A Big Deal”
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Facebook’s Graph Search is generating mixed reviews all over the web. Pretty standard for any product Facebook launches (or any major launch from any major tech company, for that matter – remember the iPad launch?). There are a lot of …

“I’ve Been Stolen”: 5-Year Old Girl Found In Park
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A 5-year old girl was abducted from her Philadelphia elementary school on Monday by a woman impersonating her mother, authorities say. The girl was found early the next morning at a nearby park, wearing only an oversized t-shirt and no …

SignalR Is The Latest And Greatest Tool Available To ASP.NET Developers SignalR Is The Latest And Greatest Tool Available To ASP.NET Developers
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In November, Microsoft announced a number of features coming to its ASP.NET Web application framework over the next few months. One of the more prominent announcements was SignalR, a feature that adds “real-time functionality to Web applications using WebSockets and …

Final Fantasy: All The Bravest Coming to iOS This Week

Square Enix is set to release a new Final Fantasy-branded game for iOS this week. Final Fantasy: All The Bravest is described by the developer as a “pick-up-and-go RPG with massive battles.” The touch game brings back the “Active Time …

Google Business Photos Used By 100,000 Businesses Google Business Photos Used By 100,000 Businesses
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While many of us were pre-occupied with Facebook’s big unveiling of Graph Search on Tuesday, Google let out a little tidbit of information about its own local search offering: over 100,000 businesses have used the Google Business Photos feature since …