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Should Google Use Link Disavow As A Ranking Signal? Should Google Use Link Disavow As A Ranking Signal?
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Last month, as you may know, Google introduced its Link Disavow tool, after dropping a hint that it would do so months prior. What we didn’t know until this past week, however, is that there is a possibility that Google …

Here’s The Latest Android Developers Office Hours Here’s The Latest Android Developers Office Hours
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Google has uploaded an Android Developers Office Hours hangout from this week. If you have an hour to kill, enjoy:

The Wii U’s Web Browser Is Surprisingly Competent
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Game consoles have never had what you would call a “good” Web browser. Gamers browse the Web on their PCs, smartphones or tablets. There’s really no need for a paired down browsing experience on a TV that’s slow and clunky. …

November, the NYC Marathon, and Queen Latifah
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Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

FTC Staff Recommending Google Lawsuit [RUMOR] FTC Staff Recommending Google Lawsuit [RUMOR]

According to a Bloomberg report, staff members of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are formally recommending to commissioners that Google be sued for violations of antitrust law. The report cites four unnamed people “familiar with the matter,” and states …

Cee Lo: Accuser Says She Secretly Recorded Him
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Allegations of sexual assault are serious and are sometimes tricky things to prove, and when a celebrity is involved, the stakes get a little higher. Now that Cee Lo’s accuser is saying she has a recording of him admitting to …

Google Developers Talk Sketchbots Google Developers Talk Sketchbots

Google’s Paul Kinlan and the creators of the Chrome Web Lab talk about the technology and design behind Sketchbots in this video from the Google’s Developers YouTube channel. For more background on the science behind Sketchbots, watch this one as …

Google Maps Developers Talk Visualizations Google Maps Developers Talk Visualizations

Google Maps is an integral part of many apps used across the Web and mobile devices. Developers need to know how to make the best use of the service. That’s why Google holds roundtables with the people working on these …

Google Wallet APIs Discussed In New Developer Video Google Wallet APIs Discussed In New Developer Video
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Google put out a new Office Hours video for developers about Google Wallet APIs. Among other things, Peng Ying talks about Google Wallet for Online Commerce. “The idea is that right now, purchasing something on the mobile web is something …

Mass Effect Trilogy Is EA’s Holiday Cash Grab
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Medal of Honor Warfighter is not doing that well at retail, nor is it finding favor with critics. EA needs something else with massive mainstream appeal to propel the company into a profitable fourth quarter. Why not release three previously …

Dementia Risk Reduced by Physical Activity, Says Study

A new study shows that older people who regularly engage in physical activity reduce their risk of dementia. The study, published this week in the journal Stroke, showed that by regularly exercising, older, non-disabled people can reduce their risk of …

Psychos Are Keeping Jimmy Wales From Voting Psychos Are Keeping Jimmy Wales From Voting
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Someone on Quora recently asked who Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales would be voting for in the upcoming election. His answer may surprise you. He won’t be voting. That’s not because he doesn’t care about voting, mind you. It’s not because …

The Electorate Isn’t Completely Uninformed, and We Can Give Some Credit to Facebook The Electorate Isn’t Completely Uninformed, and We Can Give Some Credit to Facebook

The pessimist inside every participating member of a democracy thinks that the electorate is full of completely uniformed voters who will pick candidates based on their tie color, much like a disinterested sports follower will pick March Madness teams based …

Amanda Bynes Says Tanning Salon Rumor Is A Lie

It was reported earlier this week that actress Amanda Bynes walked out of her tanning booth completely nude in order to grab some goggles, following it up with odd behavior which witnesses described by saying she appeared “out of it”. …

Twitter: Over 20 Million Hurricane Sandy Tweets, Uptick in “Red Cross” and “Donate Blood” Twitter: Over 20 Million Hurricane Sandy Tweets, Uptick in “Red Cross” and “Donate Blood”
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Twitter’s official Twitter account has tweeted out some interesting stats about October 27 through November 1st, or the Saturday through Thursday encompassing Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. The big number: 20 million+. That’s the number of Sandy-related tweets that Twitter …

Don’t Break Your iPad Mini: iFixit Finds That It’s Hard To Repair Don’t Break Your iPad Mini: iFixit Finds That It’s Hard To Repair
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The iPad Mini launched today and has already been put through its paces in a drop test. The iPad Mini came out like a champ, but it still suffered a cracked screen. That may happen to somebody’s iPad Mini this …

Mars Rover Curiosity Reveals Loss of Mars’ Atmosphere

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is now helping scientists understand how much of its original atmosphere the red planet may have lost. The data could help researchers predict whether Mars was ever habitable. Using its on-board Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) …

Paulina Rubio Accused Of Beating Male Assistant
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Mexican songstress Paulina Rubio is now embroiled in a legal battle with her former assistant, who says she kicked and punched him following an airline mix-up which left her sitting in the coach section. Felipe Restrapo Betancur says his former …

New Facebook Features Make It Easier for Users to Receive More Content from Pages They Like New Facebook Features Make It Easier for Users to Receive More Content from Pages They Like
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In the past month, Facebook has been accused of slightly altering their EdgeRank algorithm – the one that determines what posts show up in your news feed. There has been widespread criticism from many page owners, who claim that their …

Navajo Code Talker George Smith Dies at 90
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Flags all around the country are positioned at half mast today to honor a brave and noble American Indian George Smith, who aided in the United States’ defeat against the Japanese forces during World War II by sending encrypted messages …

Walnuts Stolen In Two Separate Theft Cases

Two shipments of walnuts worth around $70,000 went missing in late October, and authorities say they are still no closer to catching the culprit. Tehama County, California is known for its rich walnut orchards and ships the nut to various …

Asteroid Belts Could Determine Earth-Like Potential, Study Suggests

A new study shows that planets like Earth could be rare if they depend on asteroid belts of a specific mass range. Researchers suggested that the size and location of a solar system’s asteroid belt could determine whether complex life …

Jamie Oliver And Zynga Team Up For Charity
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Jamie Oliver is a world-renowned chef and host of the now canceled Food Revolution, but he’s also head of a good cause – the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. It’s purpose is to teach children the benefits of eating healthy foods. …

Google Reportedly Loses Defamation Case In Australia Google Reportedly Loses Defamation Case In Australia
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Google has lost a defamation suit in Australia, which could have bigger ramifications for how it handles situations when people complain about search results. A man from Melbourne sued the search giant after he tried to get Google to remove …