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Johnny Depp Inhabits Role Of Tonto In “The Lone Ranger”
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Actor Johnny Depp is known for bringing a sense of whimsy to his characters, and he isn’t afraid to look a little silly while doing it. He’s channeled Keith Richards for Captain Jack Sparrow, Jonathan Frid for Barnabas Collins, and …

HTC And Facebook Developing A Facebook Phone? HTC And Facebook Developing A Facebook Phone?

Facebook and HTC may be working together to produce a Facebook-branded smartphone, according to recent reports. Given Google’s continued reliance on Samsung for its own branded devices and HTC’s own steadily dropping revenues, the company needs the kind of boost …

Obama Slow Jams The (Student Loan) News With Jimmy Fallon

The POTUS with the mostest made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night and along with conducting a more traditional interview with the host, President Obama also participated in one of Fallon’s most popular segments. Obama was …

ACTA Is A Threat To Privacy Says European Data Protection Supervisor ACTA Is A Threat To Privacy Says European Data Protection Supervisor

While the socially connected in the United States are focusing on subjects like CISPA, Kony 2012, and, apparently, something called “2 Chainz,” our friends across the pond are still dealing with ACTA, and the implications it represents. While the treaty …

SpaceX Prepares for Historic Launch This May SpaceX Prepares for Historic Launch This May

After a series of delays, SpaceX is finally expected to launch on May 7th. The event will mark the first time a privately owned vessel has made the long, hard trip to the International Space Station (ISS). Additionally, this adventure …

China Censors Weibo Amid Rise of Political Rumors China Censors Weibo Amid Rise of Political Rumors

Rumors of a coup and a scandal linking a top Chinese official to corruption and murder have prompted China’s government to shut down several accounts on the country’s ultra-popular Twitter-like site, Sina Weibo. Authorities are said to have shut down …

Sprint Sells 1.5 Million iPhones in Q1 Sprint Sells 1.5 Million iPhones in Q1

Sprint has been losing money with the impending shutdown of its Nextel network. Customers had been leaving the “push to talk” walkie-talkie-like service in waves, and Sprint is pulling the plug at the end of the year. Though, investors have …

IBM Acquires Vivisimo and Advances Data Analytics IBM Acquires Vivisimo and Advances Data Analytics

IBM has hammered out a definitive agreement to acquire Vivisimo, a software provider to big business and enterprise analytics. The acquisition brings IBM enterprise customers a data management solution that facilitates understanding from a broad spectrum of data and that …

Robert Rodriguez Doing Live-Action Fire & Ice Movie Next
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Director Robert Rodriguez had made a name for himself in the film industry by being insanely creative and injecting all his projects with a sense of humor while staying true to whatever genre it’s in. From El Mariachi to Machete, …

Can Your Site Lose Its Rankings Because Of Competitors’ Negative SEO? Can Your Site Lose Its Rankings Because Of Competitors’ Negative SEO?
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Rand Fishkin, the well known SEO expert and Founder/CEO of SEOmoz, has challenged the web to see if anyone can take down his sites’ rankings in Google by way of negative SEO – the practice of implementing tactics specifically aimed …

Tor and Forge E-Books to go DRM-Free by Early Summer Tor and Forge E-Books to go DRM-Free by Early Summer
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DRM is a bit of a conundrum. It has, as far as I know, never deterred piracy, yet entertainment companies continue to implement DRM solutions that hinder or block paying customers. A recent example is that both Sony and Microsoft …

Google Removing Subscriber Stats Feature From Webmaster Tools Google Removing Subscriber Stats Feature From Webmaster Tools

Just like when Google announced the changes coming to API deprecation and some APIs even being retired, Google is now looking at the Webmaster tools it can phase out. The company decides these tools’ fate by seeing “if they’re still …

Microsoft Planning E3 Preview Of New Music Service Microsoft Planning E3 Preview Of New Music Service

Is Microsoft about to make a big push into the digital music space? Yes, Microsoft has Zune, but the only problem with Zune is that…wait, what’s Zune? We’re talking about a legitimate Zune successor here, and according to The Verge, …

Peter Jackson’s Hobbit Receives Lukewarm Reception at CinemaCon
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In order to help convince theater owners that upgrading their projectors to handle motion pictures lensed at 48 frames per second, Peter Jackson screened roughly 10 minutes of his upcoming epic “The Hobbit” for a select group of individuals at …

Bebo CEO Levin Not Popular With Investors Bebo CEO Levin Not Popular With Investors

In June 2012, AOL sold the Bebo social network to Criterion Capital Partners. About six months later, Entrepreneur Richard Hecker, TV executive Michael Jackson, Ron Conway’s SV Angel Investmets, and Michael and Xochi Birch of MXB Holdings (also Bebo co-founders), …

Eric Schmidt Testifies About Google’s Use of Java Eric Schmidt Testifies About Google’s Use of Java

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt was in court yesterday defending Google’s use of Java in its development of Android. The trial, which is in its seventh day, is over whether Google illegally used Oracle’s intellectual property when it used Java …

Adobe Holding Twitterview On CS6 And Creative Cloud Adobe Holding Twitterview On CS6 And Creative Cloud

Twitterview is one of those unholy mashup of words that just shouldn’t exist. The idea behind it is noble and I like asking questions via Twitter just like anyone else, but why does it have to be called a Twitterview? …

Pixar Is Making A Day Of The Dead Movie
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Disney Pixar has just revealed the setting of an upcoming film, and it’s pretty exciting. First announced at Disney’s CinemaCon and later confirmed on Twitter, Pixar is planning their next full length feature to revolve around The Day of the …

Why CISPA Could Do More Harm Than Good Why CISPA Could Do More Harm Than Good
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Are you familiar with the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act? The bill, which is more commonly known as CISPA, is getting a considerable amount of criticism from both Internet and consumer advocates. Many of these groups are equating it with SOPA and are hoping that it will receive the same outcome.

Bill O’Reilly Pens Multi-Year Deal With Fox News

As the sharp-tongued host of the insanely popular political commentary show The O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly has never been shy about voicing his opinions, and that’s exactly why Fox wants to keep him around. The 63-year old had just signed …

Google Trying ‘Trusted Stores’ Badge on Search Ads Google Trying ‘Trusted Stores’ Badge on Search Ads
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Google has been conducting a trial run to gauge the results of tying its ‘Trusted Stores’ badge to the search ads of certain merchants and qualified advertisers. Google launched Trusted Stores last year, as a way for assist customers in …

Madonna Photo Auction Expected to Generate Serious Cash
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The upcoming Madonna photo auction is sure to turn some heads. When it first landed in bookstores across the nation back in the 90’s, the “Like a Virgin” singer’s explicit coffee table book “Sex” was insanely controversial. Some stores refused …

Linkedin Introduces Talent Pipeline for Recruiting Linkedin Introduces Talent Pipeline for Recruiting

Time to get all your leads in one place, regardless of the source. Linkedin has just released their much anticipated Talent Pipeline service for recruiting. They are making it easier to get organized, stay connected and keep everybody you work …

TED-Ed Gets Its Own Site With Fun New Educator Tools TED-Ed Gets Its Own Site With Fun New Educator Tools

TED, the organization dedicated to making the world smarter in all the coolest ways, announced today the launch of a new website fitted for its education services, TED-Ed. The new site consists of select content that represents the best collaborations …