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WikiLeaks Back Up After Nine Days Of Sustained DDoS Attack WikiLeaks Back Up After Nine Days Of Sustained DDoS Attack

WikiLeaks was in a bad place for a while. They were under a sustained DDoS attack that had lasted for nine days. It seems that the worst of it is now over as WikiLeaks is back up after making some …

Ayn Rand Disowned by VP Candidate Paul Ryan
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Now that Paul Ryan has been chosen as presidential candidate Mit Romney’s running mate, the incessant digging into Ryan’s past has commenced. As a part of that digging, the candidate’s beliefs and past speeches are now being vetted. As relatively …

These Guys Want to Launch a Reality Show on Mars in 2023
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A human settlement on the Red Planet is only about a decade away, according to the folks at the privately funded space project Mars One. “Mars One will take humanity to Mars in 2023, to establish the foundation of a …

Helen Gurley Brown Dies After 47 Years Of Editing At Cosmopolitan Helen Gurley Brown Dies After 47 Years Of Editing At Cosmopolitan

Helen Gurley Brown, the long-time editor-in-chief for Cosmopolitan magazine, has passed away at the age of 90. She took the editor-in-chief role in 1965, and held it for 32 years, before being replaced by Bonnie Fuller. Gurley Brown remained with …

Sexting, F-Bomb, and Mash-up Added to the Dictionary Sexting, F-Bomb, and Mash-up Added to the Dictionary
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As a word nerd, it’s always fun to see new words enter the lexicon. Language is constantly evolving, and every so often our dictionaries must adapt to the changing landscape. And a lot of the time, that means creating official …

Gamescom 2012: Vergil Is Revealed In Latest DmC Trailer
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It’s hard to please everybody all the time. Nobody knows this better than Ninja Theory. Their reboot of the Devil May Cry franchise has been met with sneers and sometimes even death threats since the game was introduced last year. …

Remember Me Gameplay Trailer Debuts at Gamescom

Gamescom hasn’t even officially started, but Capcom is already getting out ahead of the trade show with some big announcements at their press conference. Today the publisher announced a new IP called Remember Me, a third-person cyberpunk adventure game. In …

Johnny Pesky Dies, Twitter Remembers Him Fondly

Red Sox legend Jonny Pesky has passed away, at the age of 92, and Twitter users are paying their respects with seemingly nothing but nice things to say about the man. Pesky, known as Mr. Red Sox, and “The Needle,” …

Time Warner Cable Expanding Network With Level 3 Communications Time Warner Cable Expanding Network With Level 3 Communications
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Time Warner Cable has been in the news for the past few weeks for all the wrong reasons. They were seen trying to get information on Google’s fiber network by posting notices asking for city employees to spy on Google …

Google Earth Scout Thinks She’s Found Lost Egyptian Pyramids Google Earth Scout Thinks She’s Found Lost Egyptian Pyramids
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People uncover weird stuff all the time using Google Earth satellite imagery – alien structures, crop circles, the lost city of Atlantis, and structures that resemble giant male members, just to name a few. But now, a satellite archaeology researcher …

iPhone 5 Release Date Set for “Third or Fourth Week” of September [RUMOR] iPhone 5 Release Date Set for “Third or Fourth Week” of September [RUMOR]
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If we believe the rumored time frame, eager Apple fans will be able to get their hands on the new iPhone on September 21st. And a new report from BGR seems to corroborate that date range. According to a “trusted …

Home Depot Stock Up On Increased Earnings Outlook Home Depot Stock Up On Increased Earnings Outlook

Home Depot stock is something that I would probably invest in. Emergency repairs and home decoration are always going to be in vogue and Home Depot will always get a chunk of those sales. The company seems to agree and …

HootSuite Adds Yammer to its App Directory HootSuite Adds Yammer to its App Directory
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HootSuite today announced that it is adding Yammer to its growing list of supported social network platforms. Yammer is now available through the HootSuite App Directory. HootSuite is a social media management platform used by companies to coordinate their social …

Google Reveals Some Recent Changes To How It Ranks Results Google Reveals Some Recent Changes To How It Ranks Results
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Google released a giant list of 86 “search quality” changes it made in June and July, beyond the various changes it had already blogged about. We’re breaking down the list by various categories to take a closer look at the …

Watch Baby Got Back Performed By 295 Films
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Sometimes, when you watch a mashup video on YouTube, the first thing that pops into your head is “holy hell, that had to have taken forever.” This is one of those occasions. YouTube user dondrapersayswhat decided, because he’s “that much …

Facebook Brings Explicit Sharing To Open Graph Facebook Brings Explicit Sharing To Open Graph
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Ever since its introduction, Open Graph has slowly changed the Internet in Facebook’s favor. The social network is now the default and preferred method for signing in on various apps and Web sites. It’s easy for the consumer and the …

Steam Announces a Pinterest-Like “Game Hub” Overhaul

In the past decade, Steam has gone from being annoying digital rights management (DRM) software for Valve games to one of the most celebrated gaming distribution platforms of modern gaming. Physical copies of PC games have all but disappeared from …

Florida Political Ad Suggests That Self-Driving Cars Will Be the Death of Grandma Florida Political Ad Suggests That Self-Driving Cars Will Be the Death of Grandma
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Striking memories of Maximum Overdrive and vehicles gone mad, a new Florida campaign ad hints that one candidate supported technology that will splay out old people in the streets. What’s so terrifying that Florida’s retired population should consider it in …

Google+ Gets Vanity URLs (Hugh Jackman Has One, But You Don’t) Google+ Gets Vanity URLs (Hugh Jackman Has One, But You Don’t)
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Google announced today that it has started rolling out custom URLs to a limited set of verified Google+ profiles and pages. For example, you can find the official Google+ page at google.com/+googleplus. “While we’re not quite ready for everyone to …

Google Faces New Antitrust Probe in India Google Faces New Antitrust Probe in India
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Google is now involved in a new antitrust probe in India, being led by the Competition Commission of India (CCI). This, of course, adds to the Google’s similar woes in Europe, and here in the U.S. (not mention the privacy …

Planning A Lego Heist? Don’t Use Your Rewards Card

It may seem like a nugget of common sense not to use anything that could be traced back to you when you’re stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, but not everyone thinks that far ahead. When mother-and-son team Michael …

Somebody Wants Anonymous To Hack The Curiosity Mars Rover Somebody Wants Anonymous To Hack The Curiosity Mars Rover
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The Curiosity Mars Rover landing is one of the most significant engineering and scientific events of the year. The guys at NASA are super proud and we are all lucky to see the beautiful photos it’s sending back. It seems …

Twitter Buys App Development Tool Clutch.io Twitter Buys App Development Tool Clutch.io
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Clutch.io, a company that provides software to help iOS developers design and test their apps, announced today that it has been acquired by Twitter. On its website, the company describes itself as “an easy to integrate library for native iOS …

23 Recent Changes Google Made To Give You Better Quick Answers 23 Recent Changes Google Made To Give You Better Quick Answers
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On Friday, Google released a list of 86 changes it made to its search engine over June and July. Some of them were directly related to quality, some related to ranking, some related to mobile, some related to how it …