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Google, This Is Getting Pretty Weird [The Niantic Project] Google, This Is Getting Pretty Weird [The Niantic Project]
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Last week, we reported on Google’s mysterious Niantic Project. “What is that?” you may ask. Good question. That’s kind of the point. Above all else, it appears to be some kind of viral attention-getting campaign for something Google is up …

Steve Jobs Now Has A Building Named After Him Steve Jobs Now Has A Building Named After Him

You’ve seen the Steve Jobs statues, the wax figure, and the secret Steve Jobs yacht. Now, Pixar has named a building after him. It’s called, aptly, The Steve Jobs Building, and it’s the studio’s main building. Pixar’s Junn Lee shared …

Eddie Murphy: Girlfriend Steals The Spotlight
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Eddie Murphy was honored at Spike TV’s “One Night Only” event last week in front of a room full of his colleagues, but his date garnered more attention than he did. Murphy arrived with a blonde bombshell on his arm–33-year …

Obama’s “Four More Years” Tweet Is the Most Popular Tweet in History Obama’s “Four More Years” Tweet Is the Most Popular Tweet in History
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Good morning, America. Last night you reelected the President. And although there will be no change in the White House for the next four years, there has been a shakeup inside the ranks of Twitter’s most popular tweets. Ladies and …

Pitbulls, the Disney Channel, and the Election

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 …

Roseanne Barr Wants Your Vote Today
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Yes, Roseanne Barr is on the ballot in several states, and she took to Twitter today to spread the word. Barr is a candidate in California, Colorado, and Florida and is a write-in for Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, …

Yes, You Really Are Racist Says This Twitter Account
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Here’s a new parody Twitter account to follow. People say a lot of interesting things on Twitter. It’s a public forum where any individual is only a few thumb-clicks away from releasing whatever brain diarrhea they happen to form in …

Channing Tatum “Sexiest Man Alive”?

Channing Tatum has made “sexiest” lists for years now, but landing the top spot in the coveted issue of People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” is a different story altogether, and many are speculating that he’s done just that. The issue won’t …

Google Panda Update Data Refresh Is Rolling Out Google Panda Update Data Refresh Is Rolling Out
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Update: What do you know? They just formally announced it (and it’s just a data refresh, not an actual update): Follow @google A Googler @google Panda data refresh rolling out. ~1.1% of English queries noticeably affected. More context: http://t.co/QqlpqTmk  Reply …

Alec Baldwin: Push-Ups In The Street Get You Fit
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Alec Baldwin was spotted showing off his workout routine to passerby in L.A. recently, dropping to the ground and doing push-ups rather than waiting for the gym. Baldwin was in town to promote his latest film, “Rise Of The Guardians”, …

Jim Durham Dies: NBA Broadcaster Was 65
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Jim Durham, who broadcast games for ESPN since 1996 and was present during the height of Bulls madness, died on Sunday at his home in Texas. He was 65. Durham had quite a career in sports broadcasting, working for various …

Starbucks, the Election, and Some Sex Marriage
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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 …

Facebook for iOS Gets Some Chat-Related Updates (Gifts, Photo Uploading As Well) Facebook for iOS Gets Some Chat-Related Updates (Gifts, Photo Uploading As Well)

Facebook has just announced an update to their iOS app, the first major update since they launched version 5.0 back in August. Version 5.1 of Facebook for iOS brings multiple photo sharing and a bunch of chat-oriented updates. Now, users …

Killed For Eyeing Boy: Parents Kill Daughter With Acid
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It’s almost unimaginable here in the states that a young girl could be subjected to such a cruel and painful fate as being burned alive with acid, but in Pakistan, where just such a thing occurred late last month, it …

Android Fans Celebrate Five Years Of Google’s Mobile Operating System Android Fans Celebrate Five Years Of Google’s Mobile Operating System
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November 5 is a date that many people remember for different reasons. Most people on the Internet probably remember the date because of Guy Fawkes Day, the date that Anonymous has claimed as their own protest holiday. Others are remembering …

Beyonce: New Hairdo Has Web Talking
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Beyonce can really do no wrong, it seems, and every time she changes her hair or style, it is emulated to death. So get ready to see a whole lot of blunt bangs on the streets, because that’s what Mrs. …

Anonymous Celebrates Guy Fawkes Day With Defacements, Leaks And Protests Anonymous Celebrates Guy Fawkes Day With Defacements, Leaks And Protests

“Remember, remember the fifth of November.” It’s these words that mark the beginning of V for Vendetta, the 2006 film inspired by Alan Moore’s graphic novel of the same name. In it, an anarchist fights to bring down a fascist …

Twitter Now Shows You When It’s Yanked a Tweet for DMCA Twitter Now Shows You When It’s Yanked a Tweet for DMCA

Twitter has just made a significant change in their privacy policy that they say will increase transparency across the site. Now, instead of removing tweets flagged with a DMCA copyright notice, they are simply “withholding” them. Twitter will normally respond …

N.J. Earthquake Rattles Sandy Victims
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Several towns in New Jersey experienced a small-magnitude earthquake early this morning, causing panic in an area still trying to clean up in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The tremblor measured around a 2.0 on the Richter scale and struck …

Milt Campbell Dies at 78, First African-American Olympic Decathlon Winner

We mourn the loss of a historic figure in the life of sports (especially the Olympics) as we hear about the passing of Milt Campbell, who was the first African-American decathlon gold-metal recipient of the 1956 Summer Olympics held in …

November, the NYC Marathon, and Queen Latifah
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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 …

Amanda Bynes Says Tanning Salon Rumor Is A Lie

It was reported earlier this week that actress Amanda Bynes walked out of her tanning booth completely nude in order to grab some goggles, following it up with odd behavior which witnesses described by saying she appeared “out of it”. …

Twitter: Over 20 Million Hurricane Sandy Tweets, Uptick in “Red Cross” and “Donate Blood” Twitter: Over 20 Million Hurricane Sandy Tweets, Uptick in “Red Cross” and “Donate Blood”
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Twitter’s official Twitter account has tweeted out some interesting stats about October 27 through November 1st, or the Saturday through Thursday encompassing Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. The big number: 20 million+. That’s the number of Sandy-related tweets that Twitter …

Navajo Code Talker George Smith Dies at 90
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Flags all around the country are positioned at half mast today to honor a brave and noble American Indian George Smith, who aided in the United States’ defeat against the Japanese forces during World War II by sending encrypted messages …