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Google Launches Special Holiday Hangout Features Google Launches Special Holiday Hangout Features

Google is encouraging people to use Google+ Hangouts during the holidays, and has partnered with the creators of Wallace and Gromit to offer special invitations builders and a holiday effects app. If you go here, you can schedule a holiday …

IPHONE Launches In Brazil As An Android Device IPHONE Launches In Brazil As An Android Device
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The iPhone 5 just recently launched in Brazil last week as Apple’s flagship device made its way into 50 more countries around the world. At the same time, a local Brazilian electronics manufacturer is going to compete with the iPhone …

Twitter Hits 200M Monthly Active Users, or “Pulses of the Planet” Twitter Hits 200M Monthly Active Users, or “Pulses of the Planet”

Twitter has just announced a pretty significant milestone: 200 million monthly active users. Twitter has reached this milestone in less than seven years of existence. Back in March, Twitter officially turned six years old (it was the anniversary of the …

New Fuse Trailer Explains Character’s “Rules”

EA and Insomniac Games today released the latest trailer for Fuse, a team-based sci-fi shooter set to launch sometime in March. The trailer is titled “Dalton Rules” and goes over one of the main character’s three tongue-in-cheek “rules” that he …

Apple Looking at Foursquare to Help with Apple Maps [REPORT] Apple Looking at Foursquare to Help with Apple Maps [REPORT]

Everyone is looking for a way to incorporate personalized, local results into their location services. The new Google Maps for iOS features ratings, price, location, hours, and photo information for hundreds of thousands of businesses. Facebook just launched a huge …

Dogs Sent To Newtown To Provide Comfort To Victims

In the aftermath of such a massive, tragic loss, the survivors of horrific events like the Newtown shooting must find a way to cope with their grief, whether it’s by talking to other survivors or spending time with friends and …

Google+ Community Managers Can Now Easily Add Moderators Google+ Community Managers Can Now Easily Add Moderators
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Earlier this month, Google launched a new Communities feature for Google+. It’s basically the Google+ answer to Facebook Groups. Google has now added a new feature that will let community managers easily add moderators. Google’s Brian Glick explains in a …

Objet Makes A Revolving Ferris Wheel With A 3D Printer Objet Makes A Revolving Ferris Wheel With A 3D Printer
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Objet is a personal favorite when it comes to 3D printers because the company just makes things. Sure, it’s a glorified advertisement for its Connex printers, but very few other 3D printing companies just make things for the heck of …

Zooey Deschanel Divorce Finalized
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Zooey Deschanel, everyone’s favorite quirky gal, finalized her divorce from Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard last week after two years of marriage. Court documents state “irreconcilable differences” as the cause for the separation. The couple split a year …

NASA Probes Smash Into Moon Mountain as Planned
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NASA’s GRAIL project spacecrafts, Ebb and Flow, crash-landed on the surface of the moon yesterday afternoon. The impact had been pre-planned, and occurred as predicted at 5:28 pm December 17, 2012. The landing site has been named in honor of …

The Meebo Bar Is Now A Google+ Tool The Meebo Bar Is Now A Google+ Tool

Earlier this year, Google acquired Meebo, which let users “create an interest profile to get new and timely information about the things that matter most” to them. The company’s other products shut down, but its flagship Meebo Bar stuck around. …

Microsoft Being Investigated In The EU For Potential Privacy Violations Microsoft Being Investigated In The EU For Potential Privacy Violations

Microsoft hasn’t had the best of luck in the EU in 2012. The company was previously under investigation for potential antitrust issues, and now its privacy policy is under fire. Bloomberg reports that Microsoft’s recent service agreement update to its …

Adam Lanza’s Hard Drive Yields No Answers
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Adam Lanza, the 20-year old who tore through Sandy Hook Elementary School on a violent, murderous rampage last Friday in Newtown, Connecticut, destroyed his computer’s hard drive before the shootings, and police have been valiantly trying to recover anything from …

HIV Patients Hospitalized Less Since the Advent of Antiretrovirals
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A new study has shown that people with HIV are hospitalized “significantly” less than they were before the advent of antiretroviral drug therapy (cART). The study looked at HIV patients in Ontario, Canada, using data from the Institute for Clinical …

Britney Split Rumors: Is She About To Be Dumped?
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Britney Spears has had her fair share of rocky relationships, so when she started dating her manager, Jason Trawick, fans and family had high hopes that it would be a positive move in her life. However, rumors are spreading online …

Samsung Announces The Galaxy Grand Samsung Announces The Galaxy Grand

It’s rare to see a new product announcement this late in the year, but Samsung apparently likes to defy convention. This morning, the company unveiled its latest smartphone – the Galaxy Grand. You would be forgiven if you thought the …

Google Helps Put Genesis And The Ten Commandments Online Google Helps Put Genesis And The Ten Commandments Online

Google announced today that it is helping bring 5,000 images of scroll fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls online by providing Google Storage, App Engine, Maps, YouTube and Google image technology to the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library. …

Gangnam Style Tops YouTube Rewind Trending Vids Gangnam Style Tops YouTube Rewind Trending Vids
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YouTube has just jumped into the year-in-review game, unveiling YouTube Rewind, a channel devoted to the top trending videos of the year across multiple categories. “This year, Korean Pop music transcended boundaries and took the world by storm. Cover songs, …

Daniel Inouye Dies: Hawaiian Senator Was 88
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Daniel Inouye, the nation’s longest-serving senator, has died at the age of 88 from respiratory complications. Inouye was a decorated WWII veteran, having enlisted right after the Pearl Harbor attacks, and saw combat in Europe. He was elected into Senate …

Can Google Predict The Winner Of The Console War Before It Even Happens?

At some point next year, Microsoft is going to release its new game console. Soon after, Sony will release the next PlayStation. These two systems will be competing once again to control your living room. Who’s going to win? A …

Steve Carell’s “Anchorman” Audition

With the upcoming “Anchorman” sequel comes the inevitable slew of comparisons to the first film, which has risen to cult status since its release in 2004. Oft-quoted and massively revered by comedy lovers, the film was a gateway for Steve …

Google Maps for iPhone Sees 10 Million+ Downloads in the First Two Days Google Maps for iPhone Sees 10 Million+ Downloads in the First Two Days
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Everyone knew that people were going to rush toward Google Maps when the company finally released their native app for iOS. There have been plenty of disappointed iOS users since Apple unveiled the Google Map-less iOS 6, and most of …

Twitter And Nielsen Team Up On TV Ratings Metric Twitter And Nielsen Team Up On TV Ratings Metric

Twitter and Nielsen have joined forces on a new industry-standard metric called Nielsen Twitter TV Rating. It’s based completely on Twitter data. The multi-year agreement enables Twitter and Nielsen to offer the new metric for commercial availability starting next fall. …

Street Fighter X Mega Man Out Now For Free

Street Fighter X Mega Man, the crossover 8-bit 2-D platformer, has officially been released. A free copy of the game for PC can be downloaded via Capcom’s Mega Man group page. The game is DRM-free and intended to promote the …