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Hurricane Sandy Prompts Paywall Takedowns at The New York Times, Wall Street Journal Hurricane Sandy Prompts Paywall Takedowns at The New York Times, Wall Street Journal

As “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy bears down on the east coast, a few online news sources have decided to make their content freely available to everyone with an internet connection. That means tearing down those paywalls The New York Times is …

Skyrim Premium Edition Spotted on Amazon

Aside from Dishonored, Bethesda doesn’t have a huge title hitting store shelves this holiday season. Instead, it appears the company is preparing to offer last year’s hit Skyrim in a special “Premium Edition” bundle. At least in Germany, that is. …

Windows Phone 8 Companion App Released For Windows 8 Windows Phone 8 Companion App Released For Windows 8

Windows 8 has just been released and the reception has been mixed. Despite the mixed reviews, there are some really neat things about the new operating system. One of the more interesting features is how Microsoft has made the OS …

Carly Fiorina: Mourdock’s Rape Comment Was “Stupid”
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Things got heated pretty quickly on Sunday’s episode of “Meet the Press”, which featured Rachel Maddow, Carly Fiorina, John Hickenlooper, and David Brooks, among others. The topics were varied, but the guests mostly wanted to talk about a few key …

Sons Of Anarchy Season 4 Hits Netflix Instant
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Sons Of Anarchy Season 4 has finally made its way to Netflix Instant for your streaming pleasure (in the U.S.). This might have been more useful a couple months ago, as Season 5 premiered on September 11th, but better late …

Amazon Runs Giant Homepage Ad Slamming the iPad Mini Amazon Runs Giant Homepage Ad Slamming the iPad Mini

If you happen to head over to Amazon.com this morning, you’ll be greeted with a giant ad for the Kindle Fire HD. That, in and of itself, is not really news. What is interesting is that the ad is a …

Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Gets Google Crisis Response Maps Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Gets Google Crisis Response Maps
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Google’s Crisis Response team has put together a Hurricane Sandy map with location tracking, public alerts, radar/cloud imagery, evacuation information, shelters and storm footage. “Already responsible for a reported 41 deaths across the Caribbean, late-season Hurricane Sandy is expected to …

Nexus 7 Price Drops as 32GB Model is Unveiled Nexus 7 Price Drops as 32GB Model is Unveiled
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It’s been known for a while and rumored for even longer that Google’s Nexus 7 tablet will be arriving in a 32GB model soon. Just last week Office Depot began offering the device through its web store. This weekend, Office …

Google Android Event Canceled Due To Hurricane Sandy Google Android Event Canceled Due To Hurricane Sandy
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Hurricane Sandy has been slowly moving its way up the east coast. It’s expected to hit New York City later tonight or early Tuesday morning. The impending storm has halted anything and everything in and around New York City. Google …

Bob Ross Paints Happy Little Trees in Today’s Google Doodle Bob Ross Paints Happy Little Trees in Today’s Google Doodle
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Let’s see a show of hands – how many of you have spent at least one lazy Sunday afternoon sprawled out on your couch watching episode after episode of The Joy of Painting? Huh? More than once? I thought so. …

Tamera Mowry Wants To Give Birth Already
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Tamera Mowry, who is expecting her first child–a son–any minute now, says she is trying to be patient, but with her due date looming tomorrow and no sign of a baby yet, she’s growing very impatient. “If I have yet …

Want To Increase Your Sales With Pinterest? Want To Increase Your Sales With Pinterest?
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This week, comScore put out its monthly list of the top 50 sites in the U.S. (in terms of unique visitors), and Pinterest made the list for the first time. It’s still growing. As it continues to attract more users, …

Yahoo Says Microsoft Is Making It Hard To Deliver Its Value Proposition To Users Yahoo Says Microsoft Is Making It Hard To Deliver Its Value Proposition To Users
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Yahoo slammed Microsoft today over its use of “Do Not Track” by default in Internet Explorer 10. This is interesting on several levels, but most notably because Yahoo and MIcrosoft are partners in search and advertising. Together, they have put …

Hitman: Absolution Cinema Trailer Released
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We’re creeping ever closer to the November 20 launch of Hitman: Absolution. Week after week, gamers have been inundated with trailers detailing every aspect of the game. Square Enix and IO Interactive have already gone over many of the game’s …

Frankenstorm, Quotation Marks, And Celebrity Tweets

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 …

NYC Nanny Stabbing: Neighborhood, Web In Disbelief
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When news broke this morning of a 50-year old nanny in New York City who allegedly stabbed two small children to death in their bathtub before turning the knife on herself, residents in the Upper West Side neighborhood were shocked …

Need For Speed: Most Wanted Speeds To Retail October 30
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The best decision EA ever made regarding Need for Speed was putting Criterion Games in charge of the franchise. They are arguably the best racing studio around, and their talents put Need for Speed back on the map with a …

Microsoft Thinks Internet Explorer 10 Is Perfect For Windows 8 Microsoft Thinks Internet Explorer 10 Is Perfect For Windows 8
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Windows 8 launched at midnight and is now making its way into the hands of early adopters everywhere. Those early adopters, if they’re using Windows RT, are also being exposed to Internet Explorer 10. They don’t have a choice as …

Texas Planned Parenthood Loses Appeal and Funding
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This week a federal appeals court turned down an appeal by Planned Parenthood of a decision that allows Texas to cut off funding to the organization. According to a Reuters report, Texas Governor Rick Perry has said the state will …

Nadya Suleman Shows Off House That Porn Built
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Nadya Suleman, a.k.a. Octomom, recently showed off the new digs she acquired after earning some cash doing solo porn, and the house is surprisingly clean and well-kept, considering what her old home looked like. Suleman says she’s trying hard to …

Proof That The Exorcist Would Have Been A Hilarious Sitcom In The 80s

When we see things like this, we are reminded of how much life has been improved with the advent of YouTube. You’ve seen plenty of other movies and shows recut as 80s sitcoms, no doubt (Breaking Bad is still a …

Facebook Imposes New Rules For The Notifications API Facebook Imposes New Rules For The Notifications API

Developers have been seeing some pretty positive results from the Notifications API. That’s the report today from Facebook as the social network updates us on the latest numbers from those participating in the beta that was announced back in August. …

Emanuel Steward Dies at 68, Boxing Legend
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Yesterday (Thursday, October 25th, 2012), we reported that the announced death of boxing legend Emanuel Steward was a false rumor (as confirmed by his family); however, it is now confirmed (by various sources) that Emanuel Steward has died. Steward started …

Samsung Nexus 10 Tablet Photos Leaked Samsung Nexus 10 Tablet Photos Leaked
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In the current tech climate, it’s a given that no device will stay truly secret until its announcement. This is especially true with Apple, where nearly every detail of their devices is known before they are announced. As Samsung continues …