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Google Launches New ‘Cloud-Free’ Satellite Imagery For Maps, Earth Google Launches New ‘Cloud-Free’ Satellite Imagery For Maps, Earth
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Google announced that it’s launching new satellite imagery for Google Maps and Google Earth, and says it’s “virtually cloud-free”. This, of course, means clearer and more accurate imagery. Google Earth Engine tech lead Matt Hancher writes in a blog post, …

Windows 8.1 Preview Is Now Available Windows 8.1 Preview Is Now Available
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As promised, Microsoft has released the Windows 8.1 Preview to the world as part of its annual BUILD developer conference. The preview includes a number of updates that will make Windows 8 more palatable for even the most diehard Windows …

LIMBO Coming to iPad, iPhone Next Week
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Back in 2010, an indie game called LIMBO was released for the Xbox LIVE Arcade. LIMBO charmed gamers with its unique silhouette-heavy art style and some surprisingly violent moments that don’t seem to match the game’s early tone. The game …

Wheeling Plane Crash Narrowly Misses Apartment Building

It was a narrow miss on Tuesday evening near Chicago when a twin-engine plane crash landed at a busy intersection, close to an apartment complex. Authorities say the pilot was injured but walked away from the crash; he was the …

Independence Day Gets a Much-Deserved Honest Trailer
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For people my age, one of the first major summer blockbusters that we remember seeing, and subsequently loving, is 1996’s Independence Day. It had it all – exploding national landmarks, aliens, Jeff Goldblum, drunk Jeff Goldblum, Jeff Goldblum reprising his …

LinkedIn Partners With IDG On New Group Programs LinkedIn Partners With IDG On New Group Programs

LinkedIn has announced a new partnership with IDG Communications to offer IT vendors and marketers new ways to engage wit LinkedIn members. The IDG Enterprise Custom Solutions group will provide services for marketing programs and offerings, building on existing LinkedIn …

Seattle To Get Gigabit Internet For $80 A Month Seattle To Get Gigabit Internet For $80 A Month

Google Fiber is still something that most of America is waiting for as incumbent ISPs are kicking and dragging their feet into the world of faster wired broadband. There are exceptions, however, and Gigabit Squared is bringing one of those …

Square Directory Goes Away With Launch Of Square Market Square Directory Goes Away With Launch Of Square Market

Square has apparently shut down the Square Directory in favor of the new Square Market. The URL for the former is now redirecting to the latter. This is interesting, considering that Square Directory was only launched this past October. It …

Mobile App Market to reach $27B This Year, Predicts Analyst Mobile App Market to reach $27B This Year, Predicts Analyst

As early players such as Zynga begin to be overtaken by newcomers such as King, the mobile app market is continuing to grow at an astounding rate. Through Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Play Store, mobile apps are quickly …

This Robot Ape Can Walk, Balance And Terrify This Robot Ape Can Walk, Balance And Terrify

If the prospect of either an ape uprising or a “rise of the machines” scenario keeps you up at night, don’t watch these videos. They will only open your eyes to the very real possibility of an uprising of the …

LinkedIn Adds More ‘Personalized Insights’ to Your Homepage LinkedIn Adds More ‘Personalized Insights’ to Your Homepage

LinkedIn is making a few additions to your homepage that they say will “provide you with more personalized insights on your activities and engagement” across the network. Soon, you’ll see a new “Who’s Viewed Your Updates” section on the homepage. …

Oracle Will Make Java Security A Priority Going Forward Oracle Will Make Java Security A Priority Going Forward

To say Java is vulnerable to exploits would be the understatement of the year. In the first two months of 2013, the software was hit with three zero-day exploits. Oracle eventually fixed all of these exploits, but Oracle should have …

Angry Birds Trilogy Out on Wii U August 13

Back in February, Rovio announced that Angry Birds Trilogy, which had already sold over one Million copies for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo 3DS, would be coming to Wii U sometime this year. Today, Rovio announced that the game …

Miesha Tate Joins Nude Celebrity Athletes For ESPN

Miesha Tate is the latest celebrity athlete to join in ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue, and fans are excited to get their hands on the mag when it hits stands on July 12. Tate, a popular MMA fighter, may feel …

eBay Ups Its Search Game With Cassini eBay Ups Its Search Game With Cassini

eBay has a new search engine powering the results on its site, and from the sound of it, it’s a huge step up from the search experience of years past. It’s called Cassini, and we first heard about it a …

Conan O’Brien Visits E3, Hilarity Ensues

Conan O’Brien, by his own admission, is not much of a gamer. He does, however, like to play and review games for his brilliant Clueless Gamer sketch. It was only fitting then that he bring his Clueless Gamer antics to …

Three Planets Found in the Habitable Zone of Nearby Star

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) this week announced it has found six planets in the Gliese 667C system, and that three of those planets are located within the system’s habitable zone. The habitable zone of a system is the area …

Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ Remix Hits the Web (Listen to It Here)

As promised, Daft Punk has released their own remix of “Get Lucky,” the breakout track from their new album Random Access Memories. As it stands, the French duo has decided to make this one a lengthy effort – clocking in …

Xbox Music Heads To The Web Next Week [Report]

In October of last year, Microsoft formally launched Xbox Music. It was part replacement for its failed Zune software and part Spotify competitor. The only problem was that, unlike Spotify, Xbox Music was only available on Microsoft products – Windows …

State of Decay Rejected by Australian Ratings Board

Earlier this week, the Australian Ratings Board announced it had rejected Saints Row IV over an “Alien Anal Probe” weapon in the game, as well as “alien narcotics” that give players super powers. Though the Saints Row series is known …

Heidi Klum Is Erasing Seal From Her Body
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Heidi Klum had a much-publicized split from hubby Seal last year, and since then she’s moved on, finding happiness with her bodyguard Martin Kristen and focusing on her kids and career. Now it looks like she’s ready to remove Seal …

Amazon Adds PBS Shows to Prime Instant Video: NOVA, Masterpiece, and a Handful of Kids Shows Amazon Adds PBS Shows to Prime Instant Video: NOVA, Masterpiece, and a Handful of Kids Shows

Amazon and PBS have just announced an expanded licensing agreement that will see a bunch of past episodes of popular PBS shows hit the Prime Instant Video catalog. On the adult side of things, the deal brings over NOVA, Masterpiece, …

Square Market Launches As Online Storefront for Small Businesses Square Market Launches As Online Storefront for Small Businesses
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Not content to simply exist as a mobile payments platform, Square is expanding into the world of ecommerce with a new online marketplace for local businesses to display their wares. It’s called Square Market, and it lets any Square-using small …

Marie Osmond Announces She’s Pregnant, Shocks Audience
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Marie Osmond was a guest co-host on “The Talk” on Monday, and the 53-year old entertainer made a huge announcement that brought shocked cheers from the audience. “I’m pregnant!” she said. After the applause died down, however, she added on, …