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Avengers Director Joss Whedon’s Open Letter to Fans
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Coming off the astounding success of The Avengers, and, to a lesser extent, Cabin in the Woods, it’s clear that the summer movie blitz is starting off with something of a theme: Currently, it’s Joss Whedon’s world and us mere …

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Live Tweets Brain Surgery Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Live Tweets Brain Surgery

I’m not going to lie – I’m scared of hospitals. Watching specials on TLC that show live surgeries always grossed me out. I’m fine around slasher flicks and all kinds of gory entertainment, but I’ll pass out if I see …

Are Banner Ads Still Working? [Infographic] Are Banner Ads Still Working? [Infographic]

Banner ads have been around for almost a decade. Their design is actually very intelligent; colorful and eye-catching the viewer is compelled to click on them to see where they lead. Well, as the saying goes, “I’m not gonna fall …

Amazon RDS Now Supports ASP.NET Amazon RDS Now Supports ASP.NET

Online retail giant Amazon just announced a new update which allows users to run Microsoft’s database and web programming platform ASP.NET, on its Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). Amazon reveals that users can now use Microsoft tools they are accustomed …

Facebook Now Testing Offers For Online Retailers Facebook Now Testing Offers For Online Retailers

The recently launched Facebook Offers beta allows businesses of all types to create coupons for their fans on Facebook. The program takes aim at other coupon services such as Groupon and one of community newspapers’ last reliable sources of revenue …

iPhone Coming Soon To Three New Carriers iPhone Coming Soon To Three New Carriers
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When someone asks which carriers have the iPhone, what names pop into your head? First on the list of course, is AT&T, followed by Verizon, then Sprint. After all, AT&T was the first carrier to get the iPhone, and the …

Beastie Boys Lawsuit: Record Label Sues for Copyright Infringement

The Beastie Boys lawsuit couldn’t have arrived at a more inopportune moment. One day before Adam “MCA” Yauch died from cancer, record label Tuf America dropped a legal bombshell on the group: A few of the songs appearing on both …

New Portable Charger Gives You “Several Weeks” Of Charges New Portable Charger Gives You “Several Weeks” Of Charges

“It’s like having a plug in your pocket,” says Mouli Ramani of Lilliputian Systems. “This new power system will transform how consumers use their CE devices.” For everyone that has run out of juice halfway through the day, and for …

Melissa Gilbert Grabs A Double Handful Of Booty
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“Dancing With The Stars” saw a raunchy samba on Monday, danced by Melissa Gilbert and the Chmerkovskiy brothers to a version of The Black Crowes’ “Hard To Handle”. The dance didn’t score very high with the judges–ultimately, she got sent …

Facebook Wins In Appeals Court Against Leader Technologies Facebook Wins In Appeals Court Against Leader Technologies

Back in 2008 Leader Technologies,a developer of internet-based system, filed a lawsuit against Facebook claiming they had infringed on one of their patents with the invention of the site. The technology in question was one which it made it possible …

Dragon’s Dogma Features A Dragon You Can’t Kill By Yourself

Have you played the Dragon’s Dogma demo yet? I absolutely loved it. It makes it even harder to wait for the game’s release in two weeks. As we wait, Capcom has been teasing more bits of the game. This week …

Gun Parts in Stuffed Animals Found in Rhode Island Airport

Gun parts in stuffed animals: No, it’s not the plot of the latest “Die Hard” sequel, though, as I’ve said countless times before, this sort of “odd news” item would certainly make for a great summer blockbuster starring Jason Statham, …

Netflix Partners with Twentieth Century Fox Netflix Partners with Twentieth Century Fox

Netflix has just announced a new, multi-year licensing agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The new deal with make available various TV shows and movies to be streamed in Brazil and other parts of Latin America. Netflix launched in …

Facebook ‘Likes’ Declared Unprotected By First Amendment, According To Judge Facebook ‘Likes’ Declared Unprotected By First Amendment, According To Judge

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government …

Do You Want Your News Written And Personalized By Robots? Do You Want Your News Written And Personalized By Robots?

I find Narrative Science to be a fascinating company for a variety of reasons, and the more I read about them, the more fascinated I am. I really don’t know if what they’re doing is going to change the future …

Google Details Content API For Shopping During Hangout Google Details Content API For Shopping During Hangout

There’s a new Office Hours Hangout this week that covers one of the less publicized, but still important, APIs – the content API for shopping. According to Google, this API lets you “programmatically manage the structured items you upload to …

Ford Mustang’s New Design Turning Heads Ford Mustang’s New Design Turning Heads
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Courtesy of Edmonds Inside Line Is this the 2015 Ford Mustang? According to some Ford insiders it is pretty dang close. The near complete redesign is probably going to be released during the Ford Mustang’s 50 year anniversary party in …

Yahoo! Stole Its Logo From Mad Magazine Yahoo! Stole Its Logo From Mad Magazine
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Given Yahoo’s paranoia about other companies stealing ideas from them, they may want to take a look in the mirror. This picture from StartUp Grind’s Derek Anderson, shows some striking similarities between Yahoo’s current logo and a 1963 Mad Magazine …

1 Billion Angry Birds Games Downloaded

Rovio, the developers of the wildly popular Angry Birds series of games, announced today that over one billion Angry Birds games have been downloaded. The software developer announced the impressive milestone with a tweet: @AngryBirdsAngry Birdshttp://t.co/MHpui47z - 1 BILLION DOWNLOADS!! Thanks to *everyone* …

Wolfenstein 3D Turns 20, Becomes Playable In Your Browser
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I am Death incarnate! Want to feel incredibly old? Over the weekend, id Software’s influential First Person Shooter Wolfenstein 3D

Jermaine Paul Wins The Voice: Twitter Reacts

Jermaine Paul has been crowned the winner of NBC’s popular singing competition “The Voice”, a program that has gotten a fair amount of press on this website due in part to my thinly-veiled dislike for Christina Aguilera. However, I won’t …

Scientific Ghost Town: Hobbs, NM Home For Testing
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An uninhabited town in New Mexico is the new home for scientific testing, officials say. Researchers will be able to try out the latest technology in everything from household items to traffic systems without fear of disrupting residents. The city–estimated …

OS X Mountain Lion May Be Coming In June OS X Mountain Lion May Be Coming In June
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The release of OS X Mountain Lion may be sooner than initially expected, according to recent reports concerning Apple’s latest hiring push. Until recently the only clue anyone had to the release date was Apple’s statement that it would be …

Ad Firm Adaptly Raises $10.5 Million Ad Firm Adaptly Raises $10.5 Million

Adaptly, an NYC startup that manages advertising campaigns on social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter and StumbleUpon, has raised a $10.5 million B investment round, led by Valhalla Partners. Adaptly was cofounded by two youngsters fresh out of Northwestern, Nikhil …