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Leah Remini on Leaving Scientology: Family is ‘Closer’

Leah Remini spoke with Ellen DeGeneres this week about how leaving the controversial Church of Scientology was a good thing and has even made her family closer. The King of Queens actress is now hard at work on a not-yet-named …

Matt Cutts Talks Google Link Extraction And PageRank Matt Cutts Talks Google Link Extraction And PageRank

In a new video, Matt Cutts, Google’s head of webspam, discussed how Google views two links with different anchor text on one page pointing to the same destination, and how that affects PageRank. The explanation is Cutts’ response to the …

Twitter’s New Profiles Are Rolling Out to Everyone Twitter’s New Profiles Are Rolling Out to Everyone

People are resistant to change, and that maxim goes double when the thing that’s changing is their beloved social media profiles. If you’re one of the holdouts who haven’t yet switched over to the new Twitter profile, Twitter has just …

Microsoft Acquires App Analytics Company Capptain Microsoft Acquires App Analytics Company Capptain

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Capptain, a platform for app developers that combines analytics with push notifications and in-app messaging campaigns. Here it is in a nutshell: Microsoft will integrate Capptain with Azure. “With Capptain’s solution, organizations can …

Robert Pattinson and Robert De Niro to Costar in ‘Idol’s Eye’

Robert Pattinson is no doubt best known for his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight series of films that thrilled audiences for five years, but that also more or less typecast the actor in his role as a sexy …

Reminder: Every Dumb Thing You Ever Do Will Live in Infamy on the Internet Reminder: Every Dumb Thing You Ever Do Will Live in Infamy on the Internet

If you lived your youth–let’s say high school and college–before the age of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and the like, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re going to get away with all of the dumb things you did. …

Samantha Grigg Sentenced In Death Of MSU Student, Faces Up To 15 Years In Prison

Samantha Grigg, 18, was sentenced to 6 to 15 years in prison for unarmed robbery and manslaughter. She was the driver of the vehicle that killed 19-year-old Michigan State University student, Dustyn Frolka. In court, Grigg said, “I want to …

Carrie Underwood Gets Big Gift from Miranda Lambert

Carrie Underwood got a pretty amazing gift from fellow singing sensation Miranda Lambert. So what is it that one country music star bestowed upon the other? Even though no one actually knows the reason why, it seems Blake Shelton’s wife …

Square Capital (Square’s Cash Advance Program) Gets Formal Launch Square Capital (Square’s Cash Advance Program) Gets Formal Launch

Earlier this year, Square began testing Square Capital, a cash advance program for business owners. On Wednesday, the company formally launched it. There’s no application process with Square Capital, and businesses get their money the next business day, according to …

David Schwimmer Helps NYPD in Slashing Case

He’ll be there for you. Though unpopular with his neighbors in years past for doing extensive construction on his East Village home, David Schwimmer has now won back the favor of several on his street for coming to the rescue …

Cliven Bundy Cuts Ties With The Republican Party

Southeastern Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy has officially left the Republican Party. Along with his wife, Carol, Bundy appeared at an event in Las Vegas on Friday to register with the Independent American Party. Bundy, who was a featured speaker …

Holly Bobo Case: Prosecution Wants Gag Order

Prosecutors in the Holly Bobo case are requesting a gag order be placed on one of the suspects. According to the Tennessean, a gag order motion was filed in Decatur County Criminal Court in order to stop Jason Autry and …

Mike Rowe of ‘Dirty Jobs’ Inspired by Wounded War Vet

Mike Rowe has a new hero. The Dirty Jobs star met Travis Mills recently–a wounded war veteran who served three tours in Afghanistan during which he lost both arms and both legs when a bomb blew up beneath him. The …

Holly Bobo Case: Judge Denies Ruling On Immunity Agreement

On Tuesday, a chancery court judge said that she does not have the jurisdiction to preside over an immunity agreement dispute in the Holly Bobo case. The case will be moved from the Decatur County Chancery Court to the Decatur …

Wil Wheaton On His Geek-Tastic New Syfy Show

Wil Wheaton has gotten a reputation over the years for being an expert on all things nerdy, and while it may have stemmed from his well-articulated manner of speaking or his role on Star Trek: The Next Generation, it probably …

Ricin Letters Sender James Dutschke Gets More Jail Time, Fondled Students

On Tuesday, James Dutschke, the man who sent President Obama and other officials letters laced with ricin, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for fondling three martial arts students. He is also spending 25 years in federal prison for …

Kristen Bell On Her ‘No Kids Policy’ For Paparazzi

Suri Cruise has become Kristen Bell’s leading argument in a new movement among Hollywood stars to have limitations put on paparazzi when taking pictures of celebrity kids. “Suri Cruise is not fictional. She’s a real little girl … and it’s …

Google To Present New Approach To Take-Down Requests Soon Google To Present New Approach To Take-Down Requests Soon

Earlier this month, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests from people for search results to be deleted. Search engines may not actually delete all results requested, but must …

NYPD Will Carry Lifesaving Heroin Overdose Reversal Kits

From 2006 to 2010, deaths attributed to heroin overdose rose a staggering 45 percent, and the total heroin users in the country have more than doubled in the last six years. Many, including those at the highest levels of state …

Google Puts Knowledge Graph Info In Ads Google Puts Knowledge Graph Info In Ads

Google is testing a new feature for search ads, which includes links to popups that contain Knowledge Graph information. It appears to replicate a feature that Google already utilizes in organic results. This was launched in January: Typically, like most …

Amazon Now Has A Store Just For Collectible Coins Amazon Now Has A Store Just For Collectible Coins

Amazon just launched a new store for Collectible Coins at amazon.com/collectiblecoins. It claims to offer direct access to over 10,000 unique U.S. coins from over 75 dealers. According to the company, shoppers will be able to peruse a “wide variety …

Apple’s WWDC Keynote Will Be Live Streamed Next Week Apple’s WWDC Keynote Will Be Live Streamed Next Week

Apple has just announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference will be available to stream online this year (or at least the keynote address). Apple has a history of streaming some major events and leaving us in the dark of …

Skype Is Getting Real-Time Translation Later This Year Skype Is Getting Real-Time Translation Later This Year

There’s no denying that Microsoft’s Skype has played a huge part in international communication, as it’s one of the most popular ways for person A to see and hear person B across the globe. Of course, person A and person …

Bing Is Shutting Down Its Webmaster Forums Bing Is Shutting Down Its Webmaster Forums

Microsoft announced that it is shutting down Bing’s Webmaster Forums as they have apparently not grown in a meaningful way. As of the end of this month or early next month, the Bing Webmaster Community Forum will be no more. …