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U.S. Jets to S. Korea Amid Rising Tensions
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As North Korea continues to release inflammatory statements about joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises on its border, tensions between the two Koreas are rising higher than they have in recent years. North Korea has stated that it is now at …

Google Wallet Mobile ATM Lets You Get Cash Whenever You Need It Google Wallet Mobile ATM Lets You Get Cash Whenever You Need It
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Today, on April 1, Google announced Google Wallet Mobile ATM, a device that lets you get cash from your smartphone, ATM style. This image pretty much says it all: Google explains in a blog post: The mobile ATM device easily …

Gmail Blue Brings Email Into The 21st Century Gmail Blue Brings Email Into The 21st Century

Gmail Blue is just what it sounds like. It’s Gmail, and it’s blue. “Gmail launched nine years ago on April 1st, 2004,” says project manager Jonathan Zames. “Since then you’ve been able to use hundreds of new features that push …

Google Fiber Poles Is One April Fools’ Joke That Should Become Reality Google Fiber Poles Is One April Fools’ Joke That Should Become Reality
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Google loves to announce fake products and services on April Fools’ Day, and I’m fine with some products remaining pranks. Its latest joke product, however, would actually be pretty cool if it were real. Google Fiber Poles is the first …

Twitter’s No-Vowel ‘Twttr’ Prank Is the Scariest of the Day Twitter’s No-Vowel ‘Twttr’ Prank Is the Scariest of the Day

It’s kind of become a tradition as of late that every year, on April Fools’ Day, tech companies try to one-up each other on who can announce the craziest product and maybe catch some unsuspecting blog readers off guard. This …

YouTube Shutdown Prank: All This Time It’s Just Been One Big Contest YouTube Shutdown Prank: All This Time It’s Just Been One Big Contest
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Who knew that all this time YouTube has just been one giant contest to showcase the best video on the Internet? For April Fools’, YouTube announced that contest submissions will be selected at midnight (Eastern), and all YouTube videos will …

Should The Government Ban The Use Of Google Glass While Driving? Should The Government Ban The Use Of Google Glass While Driving?
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As previously reported, West Virginia is already looking to outlaw the use of devices like Google Glass while driving. Other states are likely to follow. Do you think Google Glass and similar devices will create new road hazards and lead …

Is A ‘Just Looking’ Fee A Smart Business Decision? Is A ‘Just Looking’ Fee A Smart Business Decision?
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Brick and mortar stores face a lot of challenges in competing with the Internet. We’re living in an age where you can get just about anything you want from somewhere on the web, and even better you can easily browse …

Authors Guild Calls Amazon/Goodreads Deal a ‘Devastating Act of Vertical Integration’ Authors Guild Calls Amazon/Goodreads Deal a ‘Devastating Act of Vertical Integration’

On Thursday Amazon announced its acquisition of Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. At its core, Goodreads functioned as a social network for ardent readers. With this acquisition, Amazon has snatched up an independent network that …

Is Facebook About to Reveal the Mythical Facebook Phone? Is Facebook About to Reveal the Mythical Facebook Phone?
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Facebook has just sent out press invites for an event at their Menlo Park HQ on Thursday, April 4th. The invites, in true Facebook fashion, are pretty vague. All they say is “Come See Our New Home on Android.” Is …

Room 237 Director Loses His Voice On Opening Weekend
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The much talked about Room 237 opens this weekend, and Rodney Ascher, who directed the documentary about Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and the theories about hidden contexts within, has lost his voice. How’s that for timing? Ascher tweeted this afternoon: …

Robert Zildjian Dies; Cymbal Manufacturer Was 89
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Robert Zildjian, the founder of Sabian Cymbals, has died. He was 89. According to an Associated Press report, Zildjian died at his home in Brunswick, Main on Thursday. Zildjian had reportedly been battling cancer. Zildjian was born in to a …

Batman And Superman Will Face Off In The Injustice Battle Arena Finale

Batman and Superman – the two characters that pretty much define the DC Universe. The two have come to blows in the past, and they will again in the Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Arena finale. Before we get to …

Want To Make Successful Android Games? Watch This Video Want To Make Successful Android Games? Watch This Video
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There’s money to be made in Android game development, but you have to be smart about it. There’s a lot of things to consider when developing a successful Android game. To help developers just starting out or those who have …

‘Lady At The O.K. Corral’ Author Ann Kirschner Speaks At Google

Ann Kirschner, author of the Josephine Marcus Earp biography, “The Lady at the O.K. Corral,” recently spoke at one of Google’s “Authors At Google” . Google has now made video available for all to enjoy. Here’s how the book is …

Facebook Tests Quick Status-Posting Button in Blue Bar Facebook Tests Quick Status-Posting Button in Blue Bar
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Facebook wants you to post more statuses and more photos/videos. Earlier this month, we told you about a test the company was running that pushed a notification to mobile devices asking users to “tell friends what’s on your mind” by …

J.Lo’s Demands Get Her Dropped From Cricket Gig
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Jennifer Lopez is a big draw for any event. So big, that she can demand the staff at events do just about anything to please her. Unfortunately, there comes a point at which demands become too big to fulfill. The …

Country Band ‘Ambushes’ Google Street View Car Country Band ‘Ambushes’ Google Street View Car
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Country music group Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys have a new video for their song “Could Be Me,” which looks like they hijacked Google’s Street View imagery by appearing in a set of photos. Oh, and the video is actually …

GDC 2013: Live Streaming API Coming To Games Courtesy Of YouTube GDC 2013: Live Streaming API Coming To Games Courtesy Of YouTube

Gamers love watching other people play games. It’s the only way to explain of popularity of Let’s Plays and live streams on YouTube, Twitch.tv and other sites. The only problem is that those who do live streams must have video …

Looks Like Google Is Showing Shopping Results Less These Days Looks Like Google Is Showing Shopping Results Less These Days

Searchmetrics has put out a white paper analyzing Google’s use of Universal Search results for its various vertical offerings, finding a “dramatic reduction” in the number and proportion of shopping integrations displayed in results during 2012. The reduction, according to …

Facebook’s Gay Marriage Support Map Looks Exactly How You’d Expect It to Look Facebook’s Gay Marriage Support Map Looks Exactly How You’d Expect It to Look
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As you may remember, Facebook was painted red on Tuesday as marriage equality supporters changed their profile pictures to a red and pink equals sign to show their support of the cause. The image was shared by the Human Rights …

Guthrie Flips Off Lauer on The Today Show
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Poor Matt Lauer. In-between dealing with the fallout from this week’s New York Magazine expose on the troubled firing of Ann Curry from the Today Show and apologizing to former interns over Twitter, the man just can’t seem to get …

GDC 2013: Unreal Engine 4 Will Make You A Believer In The Next Generation
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The next-generation of game consoles is quickly approaching, but there are some who claim that we don’t need new hardware. The argument usually focuses on how there’s still ways to squeeze more power out of the current generation of consoles, …

‘Raw Food For Dummies’ Authors School Google

Cherie Soria and Dan Ladermann of Living Light Culinary Institute and authors of “Raw Food For Dummies” recently participated in an Authors @ Google Talk. Google uploaded the video this week. More recent At Google talks here.