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The State of IT Security [Infographic] The State of IT Security [Infographic]

We all know about threats to the valuable data we store everyday, we hear about them all the time. There’s always some anonymous hacker shutting down a website, or publishing someones private data. It’s just something that has become part …

Roku Finally Available In Canada Roku Finally Available In Canada
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Roku’s set-top media streaming boxes are finally available in Canada, the company announced in a blog post today. Canadians wanting to cut the cord – or just get Netflix on their TVs – can pre-order two Roku models today from …

What If “The Avengers” Were Dinosaurs?
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If you are anything like me, you have been asking your self one question these past few days. What if the Avengers were all dinosaurs? Well my friend, the wait is over! The artists name is Teryll Whitlatch. He had …

The Secret Service, Kim Kardashian, and Egg Salad Sandwiches
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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 …

Peter Wragg, BBC Visual Effects Designer, Dead at 65
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As a fan of the well-known British sci-fi comedy shows Red Dwarf and Doctor Who, I am saddened to learn about the death of one of the most creative minds behind these shows, Peter Wragg, who died this past weekend …

The Backlash on Sergey Brin’s Comments Begins The Backlash on Sergey Brin’s Comments Begins
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You didn’t really think that Sergey Brin was going to get away scot-free for those Guardian comments about how Apple and Facebook were guilty of obstructing open development of technology while Google was the true bastion of creativity and liberty …

NASA’s Social Media Team Wins Outreach Award NASA’s Social Media Team Wins Outreach Award

Every year an organization or team is presented with the Space Foundation’s Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award, which recognizes distinguished contributions to public awareness and understanding of current space programs. The award, presented on Monday in Colorado Springs, was …

EFF Starts #CongressTMI Campaign To Raise CISPA Awareness EFF Starts #CongressTMI Campaign To Raise CISPA Awareness

Twitter trends are sometimes the most intellectually bankrupt form of communication on the Web. It’s truly disheartening at the worst of times, but sometimes there comes along such a fantastic trend that it just restores my faith in humanity just …

QAMA Calculator Reveals Answer After You’ve Made an Educated Guess QAMA Calculator Reveals Answer After You’ve Made an Educated Guess
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For someone who is genuinely awful at all sorts of mathematics and calculations, the intellectually-stimulating QAMA calculator is a little intimidating. When I sit down with one of these devices, I need answers, and I need them now. Unfortunately for …

CBS Interactive Gets Into the eSports Game

CBS Interactive (CBSi), the online information and entertainment division of CBS, announced today that it will be jumping into live gaming and eSports through two new partnerships with Major League Gaming (MLG) and TwitchTV. MLG is the largest competitive eSports …

Finally, An Easy to Use Zombie Survival Guide
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Everyone knows about the Zombie Survival Guide, the how to manual by zombie expert Max Brooks. The man has released three books on the topic of zombie survival and history. But you may say “I am way too lazy to …

Bake Sale/Car Wash To Raise Funding, Awareness For NASA

You’ve probably seen that bumper sticker that says something along the lines of, “It will be great when schools have all the funding they need and the Navy has to have a bake sale to buy a battleship” (another variation …

Blackmagic Design Unveils Cinema Camera Blackmagic Design Unveils Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Design, manufacturer of creative video technology, has changed things up a bit by unveiling its new Cinema Camera at the NAB show this week – which at first glance looks to be a competitor of the Bolex D16 that …

Kurt Cobain Was Recording Solo Album When He Committed Suicide

Before Kurt Cobain fatally shot himself at his Seattle home on April 5, 1994, he was in the midst of preparing songs for a solo album, according to former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson. During an interview with Fuse TV, Erlandson …

Vanessa Williams Pens Tell-All, Says She Was Molested As A Child

The stunning former Miss America–the first African American woman ever to be given the title–calls her new book You Have No Idea and is not shy about opening up to readers about her childhood and teen years, when she says …

Google+ Team Talks JavaScript And REST APIs Google+ Team Talks JavaScript And REST APIs

It was only yesterday that Google posted the latest Google+ platform office hours on YouTube. That one was from last weekend and contained lots of juicy info including a live coding session. It might surprise you then that Google was …

Max Payne 3 Comics Series by Marvel Coming Soon

Max Payne 3 is getting closer by the day. The news and promo items are flying in from every angle. Now Rockstar is announcing a 3-part original Max Payne 3 comic series created in partnership with Marvel Custom Solutions. The …

Facebook Addiction Puts Web Designer Behind Bars Facebook Addiction Puts Web Designer Behind Bars
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Think your addiction to social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace is pathetically embarrassing? I seriously doubt you have anything on former web designer William Hall. However, his case isn’t really all that simple. Back in the year …

Mobile Payments Could Become the Primary Method of Doing Business by 2020 Mobile Payments Could Become the Primary Method of Doing Business by 2020

We reported earlier that cash and coins were being used and accepted less in Sweden. The shift to make cash money a thing of the past in the country has sparked controversy and impacted its people tremendously. Some people feel …

Screw Art by California Artist Andrew Myers

California based artist Andrew Myers has created a new way to look at portrait painting. The German born painter uses screws to give his work a three dimensional look. Myers paints the heads of phillips screws and then drills them …

Is There A New ACTA Already In The Works? Is There A New ACTA Already In The Works?

We reported on Monday that ACTA is dying, slowly and painfully. It received its death knell when David Martin MEP suggested that ACTA be rejected altogether. While not a definitive sign of its death, just trust me on this – …

Oracle Contends Google was Aware it Needed to License Java APIs Oracle Contends Google was Aware it Needed to License Java APIs

Google’s trial against Oracle, who is suing over patent infringement regarding the use of Java in building the Android OS, finally commenced yesterday – 18 months after Oracle’s initial complaint, with Oracle submitting its opening statements. While the main point …

Where Do You Get Your News? [INFOGRAPHIC] Where Do You Get Your News? [INFOGRAPHIC]
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It’s an undebatable fact that the six o’clock evening news isn’t what it used to be. That’s not necessarily a knock on the quality of local or national broadcasts, but more of a commentary on how much the internet has …

Researchers Track British Mood With Twitter Researchers Track British Mood With Twitter

Researchers in the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at the University of Bristol have presented a paper in which they track the national mood of the United Kingdom through Twitter posts. This is not the first, or even the largest, study to …