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Ravens Trash Talk: LB Brendon Ayanbadejo Rips Patriots on Twitter
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Twitter has proven to be a landmine for plenty of public figures in the past (especially professional athletes). Before social media, organizations were better able to monitor (and to an extent limit) what their employees let slip to the public. …

Bradley Cooper On His Planned Date For Oscars

Bradley Cooper, who received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor this year, says he already knows who he’ll have on his arm on the red carpet. The nomination–for his role in “Silver Linings Playbook” opposite Jennifer Lawrence–was just announced …

Dust 514 Open Beta Starts January 22

CCP Games, the developer behind Eve Online, today announced that the open beta test for Dust 514 will begin on January 22. The news comes just as Dust 514 has been merged onto the server that also hosts the Eve …

Apple Cuts Orders For Various iPhone 5 Components [Report] Apple Cuts Orders For Various iPhone 5 Components [Report]

iPhone 5 sales started out with a bang. Sales topped five million during its opening weekend, selling as many in three days as the iPhone 4S sold in an entire month. Since then, the device has been released in many …

Anonymous Hacks MIT In Honor Of Aaron Swartz, Academics Protest With #PDFTribute Anonymous Hacks MIT In Honor Of Aaron Swartz, Academics Protest With #PDFTribute
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As you are all probably aware of by now, noted online activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide this weekend. An investigation is underway, but his family and others are saying he did it to avoid a lengthy trial and possible prison …

Why Dunham Thanked Lowe: An “Inside” Joke

When Lena Dunham thanked Chad Lowe during her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes last night, it took the audience a moment to get the joke. For those of us watching from home, it may have taken a little longer. …

George H.W. Bush Still in Hospital, Could be Discharged as Soon as This Week

Former President George H.W. Bush has been in the Houston-area Methodist Hospital for nearly two months now, battling an illness which included a constant fever. Around Christmas Bush was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) so that hospital staff …

Aaron Swartz’ Loved Ones: Suicide Product Of Justice System Aaron Swartz’ Loved Ones: Suicide Product Of Justice System
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As you may know, Aaron Swartz, who developed RSS 1.0 and founded Infogami, which merged with reddit in the popular social news site’s early days, was found dead after hanging himself at 26 years old. Swartz had been in some …

Dubstep Bird Is the Reason the Internet Exists

Drop the bass, WUB WUB WUB. This bird would be a pretty huge hit at the club. You could just mic it up and sit it on Skrillex’s shoulder. Somebody get on this, stat. Other than the Vertical Video Syndrome, …

Jimmy Hoffa: Former Underboss Knows Where He’s Buried
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After almost forty years, a former high-ranking member of Detroit’s La Cosa Nostra says he knows where Jimmy Hoffa is buried and he wants to end his silence about it once and for all. Tony Zerilli, who at one time …

Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway Responsible for Top Twitter Moments from the Golden Globes Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway Responsible for Top Twitter Moments from the Golden Globes

With the declaration “I beat Meryl,” Louisville, KY native Jennifer Lawrence accepted the Golden Globe for Best Actress (Comedy). That speech also put her over the top in another way, as she is also responsible for the most-tweeted about moment …

Cholesterol Drug Tredaptive Pulled Worldwide Cholesterol Drug Tredaptive Pulled Worldwide
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Less than one month ago, Merck, a major U.S. pharmaceutical company, announced that its cholesterol drug Tredaptive failed a major clinical trial. The drug is meant to improve heart health by increasing levels of “good” cholesterol, but the trial found …

ASUS MeMO Tab Is A Cheap Android Tablet For The Rest Of Us ASUS MeMO Tab Is A Cheap Android Tablet For The Rest Of Us
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At this point, it seems that everybody wants a tablet. The only thing standing in the way is cost. Google changed the price game with its $200 Nexus 7, but the tablet’s manufacturer, ASUS, is going to go even lower …

Tommy Lee Jones Meme Probably Fails to Impress Tommy Lee Jones
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When Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig performed one of the better pre-award schticks of last night’s Golden Globes, most people in the audience seemed to enjoy it. Ferrell and Wiig’s bit had the two attempting to describe the nominated movies …

“No Pants Subway Ride” Draws Thousands

What began as a prank involving seven brave people has evolved into a huge, annual event which draws thousands. Which is surprising, considering it involves being pantsless. The “No Pants Subway Ride”, which has been happening every year for over …

Kate’s Due Date: Duchess To Give Birth This Summer

Since the announcement broke that Prince William and his lovely bride Kate Middleton are expecting, everyone has been wondering when the little bundle of joy is due. As one of the most famous couples in the world, there’s no doubt …

Google PLAs Proving Way More Effective Than Text Ads Google PLAs Proving Way More Effective Than Text Ads
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Say what you want about Google’s transition from the free-to-list Google Product Search to the paid inclusion model of Google Shopping, but the product listing ads (PLAs) that Google Shopping is based on are performing quite well. Have you seen …

Will Internet Freedom Be Preserved And Expanded In 2013? Will Internet Freedom Be Preserved And Expanded In 2013?
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CES 2012 was overshadowed by the looming threat of SOPA. At the time, Congressmen Ron Wyden and Darrell Issa met with the tech industry to drum up support for their SOPA alternative – OPEN. SOPA eventually was declared officially dead …

Aaron Swartz Found Dead After Committing Suicide Aaron Swartz Found Dead After Committing Suicide
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Aaron Swartz, who is credited with developing RSS 1.0, and founding Infogami, which merged with Reddit in the popular site’s early days, was found dead in a Brooklyn apartment. According to various reports, police say he committed suicide by hanging. …

Tumblr Tops Facebook in Usage Survey of Teens Tumblr Tops Facebook in Usage Survey of Teens
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With over 1 billion MAUs, you may think that Facebook would be the most popular social site among those aged 13-25. But you would be wrong, at least according to a new survey. Y Combinator partner and Posterous co-founder Garry …

Fear Of Google Has People Asking StumbleUpon To Remove Links. Really. Fear Of Google Has People Asking StumbleUpon To Remove Links. Really.
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As we’ve discussed in several articles over the months, a lot of webmasters have been going overboard with link removal requests in the wake of Google’s Penguin update and link warning emails. People are trying to get links removed that …

Peter Frampton, Little Debbie, and Chipotle

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 …

Lingerie League Rebranding Sheds the Sexy Underwear

The Lingerie Football League (LFL), has been entertaining fans in sports venues across the U.S. with scantily clad women playing American football since 2009. Today, the LFL announced a major rebranding that will do away with most of the sexy …

Look At These Potential Robot Muscles [Video]
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MIT researchers at the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Researched have been working on a new material that they say could be used to drive artificial robotic muscles or generate enough electricity to power small electronics. The material, …