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Conor Oberst Sues Woman Over Sexual Assault Claims

Conor Oberst, best known as the singer for Bright Eyes, filed a libel lawsuit on Wednesday against a young woman who claims he sexually assaulted her after a show ten years ago, when she was 16 years old. The woman …

Microsoft to Beta Test Xbox One Party System Update

Last week Microsoft rolled out its first major Xbox One update since the console’s launch. The update included near-essential features for the console’s OS that simply didn’t make it into the system by launch day, such as hard drive storage …

Mobile Game Developers Prefer iOS Over Android

There was a time many years ago when Android was a land full of cheap mimics of the more popular mobile titles that were exclusive to iOS. Over the years, those same mobile developers are now building their games for …

Here, Listen to the Bonnaroo 2014 Spotify Playlist

If you’ve been a fixture on the Bonnaroo forums and reddit threads as of late, yesterday’s big lineup announcement (stylized as #BLAM) didn’t produce too many shockers–at least not in the upper echelon of acts. This year’s headliners include Elton …

Groupon Earnings Released, Revenue Up 20% Groupon Earnings Released, Revenue Up 20%

Groupon just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter and full year 2013. Revenue was up 20% for the quarter at $768.4 million with revenue up 18% in North America, but down 15% in the rest of the world. …

Hot Pockets Recalled For Containing Diseased Animals

When you’re looking for that “crispy, crunchy, tender, flaky crust”, you know you’ve found it with a quality product like Hot Pockets… or did you? If you’ve consumed your weight (and who wouldn’t?) in Hot Pockets’ “Philly Steak and Cheese” …

Chicago Man Takes Foot Fetish Too Far, Masturbates In Co-Worker’s Shoe

The foot fetish can manifest itself in many different ways. Some people are content to just look at pictures of people wearing shoes, but others take it too far by stealing shoes. Last week, one Chicago man went way too …

Yes, Tesla Talked to Apple, But Acquisition Is Unlikely Yes, Tesla Talked to Apple, But Acquisition Is Unlikely

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that people at Tesla did meet with people at Apple, but it’s unlikely that any rumored merger will take place. Musk did say that “if” the talks had anything to do with a possible acquisition, …

Time Warner To Boost Internet Speeds in Austin Time Warner To Boost Internet Speeds in Austin

As Time Warner and Comcast continue to work out their big merger, internet and cable TV customers across the U.S. are preparing for an even larger company to take over their local cable monopolies. There is a spark of hope, …

Twitter Launches ‘Twitter Marketing Platform Program’ Twitter Launches ‘Twitter Marketing Platform Program’

Twitter announced the launch of the Twitter Marketing Platform Program, a new brand encompassing its network of partners – both through its Ads API and in measurement and targeting. “The companies in our new Marketing Platform Program have helped their …

Microsoft’s Siri Competitor To Be Named Cortana Microsoft’s Siri Competitor To Be Named Cortana

Apple has Siri and Google has Google Voice Search/Google Now. Microsoft is the only one out of the big three that has yet to make its own personal assistant/potential love interest. If recent rumors come to fruition, however, Microsoft may …

Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding Drama To Play Out Again

This year’s Olympic games have coincided with the 20th anniversary of figure skater Tonya Harding’s attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan, and the old story has been brought up several times throughout the games. The two women have already sat down …

Heidi Klum: Is She Back Together With Seal?

Yesterday rumors were spreading around the internet that Heidi Klum and Seal were back together. Today, those rumors appear to be false. According to E! News, the German super model and the Crazy singer are still separated. Seal’s rep put …

Hashtagging in Real Life Is Only Funny When Jimmy Fallon and Jonah Hill Do It

Last September, I said that Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s hashtag conversation was the only one that will ever be funny. I was wrong, and I apologize. Jimmy Fallon has brought the bit back for an encore, and now that …

Huge Weather Explosions Observed on Venus

Researchers this week announced that they have uncovered a striking phenomenon on the planet Venus. Using the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express spacecraft, scientists have observed giant weather explosions coming from the top of Venus’ atmosphere. The explosions are …

Google Updates Quality Guidelines For Businesses Google Updates Quality Guidelines For Businesses

Google announced that it has made some tweaks to the Google Places Quality Guidelines, specifically for business names. The changes illustrate how you can add descriptors. Jade Wang announced the update ion a post on the Google Product Forums. Under …

Ashley Wagner Takes Sochi Olympics Internet Memes in Stride

Ashley Wagner doesn’t seem to be bothered by the internet memes that are circulating about her. The American figure skater has become well-known during the Sochi Olympics for her entertaining facial expressions. The first Wagner meme surfaced following her February …

UNC Basketball Player Straps on Google Glass for Warmups UNC Basketball Player Straps on Google Glass for Warmups

Though you’re unlikely to see college or professional athletes sporting Google Glass during actual games, plenty of them are showing what it’s like to really be in the moment, POV style, through Google Glass. Here’s another example of just how …

Facebook Ads Get Even More Targeting Options Facebook Ads Get Even More Targeting Options

Facebook announced that it is about to begin rolling out improved “Core Audiences” targeting options, which are built into all of its ad buying interfaces. These will allow advertisers to target “precise audiences” based on location, demographic, interests and behaviors. …

Craigslist Killer May Have Exaggerated About Murders

The “Craigslist Killer”, 19-year old Miranda Barbour, may have confessed to nearly a hundred murders, but officials in at least one state say they can’t link her to any killings there, leading police to believe she may not be telling …

James Franco Comments On Shia LaBeouf’s Behavior

James Franco may poke fun at himself a bit when he’s with his buddies in films like “Pineapple Express” and “This Is The End”, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t taken a lot of criticism regarding his artsy inspirations and …

Here’s One Last Look At Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Tomorrow’s the day – Rambo The Videogame Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze finally arrives on store shelves. After being delayed past its original release in December, the Retro Studios developed sequel to Donkey Kong Country Returns finally, well, returns to …

Watching Violent Media Linked to a Gene

Though often used as a scapegoat during times of stress, its clear that violent movies, TV, and video games do not actually cause children or anyone else to become violent. Why, then, do people enjoy such entertainment? A new study …

XML Co-Inventor Tim Bray Is Leaving Google After Four Years XML Co-Inventor Tim Bray Is Leaving Google After Four Years

Roughly four years ago, XML co-inventor Tim Bray announced (in spectacular iPhone-hating fashion) that he had joined Google, mostly because of Android. He’s been serving as developer advocate. Now, Bray has announced that he is leaving the company effective March …