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Roku Android App Released Roku Android App Released

Roku has released a new Android app. It’s free, and it runs on all Android devices version 2.1 and up. The app can be used to explore and rate channels. It also includes features for replaying parts of movies, adding/removing …

Facebook Offers: Facebook’s Advice For Successful Ones Facebook Offers: Facebook’s Advice For Successful Ones
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At a marketing event this past week, Facebook talked about a new “Offers” offering for brands. Offers let businesses and organizations share discounts with customers by posting offers to their Facebook Pages. Facebook describes them as coupons you don’t have …

Tyler Winklevoss Is A Ninja Turtles Fan

It’s always fun to learn more about the personalities of the Silicon Valley celebrities that we read about day to day. The Winklevoss twins may not be day-to-day news these days (though they certainly were at the peak of The …

Star Wars Identities Rorschach Video Captures Attention From Adobe Star Wars Identities Rorschach Video Captures Attention From Adobe
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OK, this was uploaded in November, so if you’ve already seen it, feel free to move along, but it doesn’t look like it got a whole lot of attention, which is surprising. I know we have a lot of Star …

Google+ Hangouts Get Mask Feature Google+ Hangouts Get Mask Feature
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Google now lets you wear virtual masks in Google+ Hangouts. Finally, the killer feature. This could be the one that ushers in the downfall of Facebook. I’m kidding of course, but the feature does exist. Google product manager Amit Fulay …

Tim Lincecum On Twitter: MLB Star Gets Verified Tim Lincecum On Twitter: MLB Star Gets Verified

San Francisco Giants PItcher and NL Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum (also known in some circles as that guy that looks like Mitch Kramer from Dazed and Confused) has joined Twitter, and now has a verified account, as baseball fans …

Xbox Live Arcade Will “Absolutely” Go Away, Says Microsoft
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Xbox Live Arcade is dying (though it may be a slow death) – essentially because the need for discs, as opposed to downloadable content is becoming less important, and game developers are already offering bigger games in the downloadable format. …

Google’s Siri Competitor Will Reportedly Be Called “Assistant” Google’s Siri Competitor Will Reportedly Be Called “Assistant”

We’ve known that Google has been working on a competitor to Apple’s Siri for quite some time. A few months ago, it became known that it’s been in development under the name Majel, an homage to Star Trek. TechCrunch is …

iPad 3 Launch Preceded By These Cool Concept Videos iPad 3 Launch Preceded By These Cool Concept Videos

The iPad 3 launch event is this coming Wednesday, but before the device (if it’s even called the iPad 3) is unveiled, you should check out these concept videos from Aatma Studios showing what it could be. We looked at …

Facebook Promotes Bing Search Even More Facebook Promotes Bing Search Even More
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As I (and others) have suggested in numerous articles in the past, the competitive landscape around search and social media could get really interesting if Facebook decided to start getting more involved with search. Facebook and Google are competitors. Microsoft …

Jeffrey Dahmer Tours On Groupon Don’t Go Over Too Well

This week, Groupon ran a deal for its Milwaukee customers for a tour of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s crime scenes. This reportedly resulted in protests from local residents, including family members of some of Dahmer’s victims. Groupon has pulled …

Apple App Store Hits 25 Billion Downloads Apple App Store Hits 25 Billion Downloads

The Apple App Store has hit 25 billion downloads. Apple.com is currently displaying the following message: The 25 Billion Apps Countdown Promotion allowed one winner to receive a $10,000 gift card for the App Store. In its rules for the …

Google Plus A “Ghost Town”? Or Still Being Built? Google Plus A “Ghost Town”? Or Still Being Built?
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On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal ran a piece that compared the popularity of Google Plus with that of Facebook. Despite the “apples vs oranges” nature of that comparison, the WSJ said that Google Plus is a “virtual ghost town” …

Angry Birds Theme Park Takes Flight In Finland

Rovio has a gem on their hands. What originally started as a $0.99 app in the Apple App Store is spawning sequels, a movie, and now a theme park. Rovio and Finland’s Särkänniemi Adventure Park is designing an “Angry Birds …

Super Mario Fan Videos Never Get Old

What would happen if the Sun in Super Mario’s world wanted to get in on the action and help take Mario out? Hopefully, it would be something close to what’s going on in the lead video, which comes courtesy of …

World’s Thinnest Tablet From Toshiba World’s Thinnest Tablet From Toshiba

On Tuesday, Toshiba will be bringing the world’s thinnest 10 inch tablet to stores. The product was announced at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in January and bas received wide praise ever since. The ultra sleek and sexy Excite 10 …

Charlie Sheen, DirecTV and Fiat Capitalize On Once “Winning” Image Charlie Sheen, DirecTV and Fiat Capitalize On Once “Winning” Image
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Fiat and DirecTV have banked on the visibly aged Charlie Sheen’s bad boy reputation in the hopes of boosting their sales. Sheen capitalizes on his wild past and cheesy 80s movie personas by driving a tiny Fiat 500 Abarth in …

Kid With Photographic Memory Talks Backwards (video)
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It’s an odd sort of skill, but impressive none-the-less. 14-year-old Alyssa Kramer can instantly say any word you give her, backwards. “Whenever I learned how to read, I just started doing it. I have a photographic memory, and whenever someone …

Julie Brill Calls For Consumer Anonymity From Big Data Julie Brill Calls For Consumer Anonymity From Big Data

The Federal Trade Commission kicks off National Consumer Protection Week this Sunday, but ahead of that the its Commissioner, Julie Brill, delivered a keynote address at the Fordham University Big Data, Big Issues Center for Law and Information Policy event. …

The Avengers Trailer Gets 13.7 Million Views In 24 Hours
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A couple days ago we covered the release of the second full-length trailer for The Avengers. The trailer was met with wild enthusiasm from fans who have been waiting to see the Avengers on the big screen for years. Many …

Andrew Breitbart Tapes To Be Released

We reported earlier about the conspiracy theories already swirling about Andrew Breitbart’s death. Was it a hit? Who did he anger? Did it have anything to do with the tapes he was saying he would release about President Obama? Now, …

Rush Limbaugh, Movie Bands, and The Beer Cave Rush Limbaugh, Movie Bands, and The Beer Cave

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 …

F.C.C. Reviews Current Policies On Disruption F.C.C. Reviews Current Policies On Disruption

The Federal Communication Commission is reviewing documents to see if there is reason to create rules for when emergency workers and law enforcement can disrupt cell phone communication and internet service to preserve public safety. As the FCC reviews current …

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Opening In Stop Motion

The Internet, and in turn, the users who populate, is/are notorious for keeping intellectual properties alive, long past their shelf life has expired. In fact, this continuing interest helps revive many of these titles, essentially breathing life into properties that …