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Mars Rover Curiosity Scoops Martian Soil for the First Time [VIDEO]
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Last week, NASA announced that they were in preparations to begin the surface testing phase of the Curiosity mission, meaning that they were about to start scooping up Martian soil. And now, NASA has revealed the first photo and video …

J.J. Watt Takes Down Sanchez, Earns Praise For Win

With cries from the commentators of “Who?!”, J.J. Watt came out of nowhere during the Texans/Jets game to bring down Mark Sanchez and is taking some credit for helping the Texans earn their first win over the Jets in a …

QVC Host Faints, Co-Host Goes On With The Show

When QVC guest host Cassie Slane had a fainting spell due to low blood-sugar, her experienced co-host kept right on talking as the cameras cut to a close-up of the product they were talking about, smoothing over the awkward moment. …

Borderlands 2 Mechromancer Released One Week Early

Seeing the amazing trailers to the twisted humor of the game itself, it’s clear that Gearbox is having a lot of fun developing Borderlands 2. The company certainly hasn’t been slacking off, either. Today, Gearbox President Randy Pitchford announced that …

Google Penguin Update: This Person Has A “Huge Recovery” Story Google Penguin Update: This Person Has A “Huge Recovery” Story
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Google has been pushing major updates left and right in recent weeks, and plenty of webmasters are feeling the effects for better or for worse. In late September, Google announced the EMD update targeting low-quality sites with exact match domains. …

Columbus Day, Danny DeVito, And Finger Cancer

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 …

Google Penguin Update: Latest Refresh Completed Friday Google Penguin Update: Latest Refresh Completed Friday
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As previously reported, Google’s Matt Cutts announced on Friday that Google launched the latest data refresh for the Penguin update. If you dig through Cutts’ replies to various Twitter users (as Barry Schwartz has apparently done), you’ll also find this …

Facebook Is Really Slow Today For A Lot Of People Facebook Is Really Slow Today For A Lot Of People
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Are you having some trouble with Facebook today? You’re not alone. It’s been incredibly slow for us all morning, and it turns out that there are tons of people complaining about this. Here’s a sampling from Twitter: Follow @candiceherhu candice …

Google Penguin Update Gets A New Data Refresh Google Penguin Update Gets A New Data Refresh
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Oh that Google and their late Friday announcements. Sometimes it’s the big monthly (at least they used to be) “search quality highlights” lists, but they were kind enough to release that on Thursday this past week. Still, Google’s Matt Cutts …

Steve Jobs, Creation Science, And Fur Babies

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 …

Star Wars/Angry Birds Event Hinted at by Rovio

In just three short years, the Angry Birds mobile games have become known throughout the world. Angry Birds-branded plushies, bedsheets, and apparel can be found not just online, but in stores across the U.S. Now that Bad Piggies is a …

Big Bird, Rush, And Fallopian Tubes

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 …

Al Gore Blames Altitude For Obama’s Debate Skills
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Al Gore has said some things which have been lampooned over the years, but his speculation on why Mitt Romney seemed to dominate the debate last night has garnered more critics than usual. “I’m going to say something controversial here,” …

Anderson Cooper/Star Jones Feud Is Getting Ugly
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Anderson Cooper recently talked to Andy Cohen about Star Jones’ accusations that he opened up about his sexuality to boost the ratings of his show, and things got tense very quickly. Cooper came out earlier this year via email to …

Rihanna And Chris Brown Take In Jay-Z Concert

Rihanna and Chris Brown have been spotted together a couple of times recently, and though rumors will always fly about the couple no matter what they do, fans are concerned that they really are back together despite the fact that …

Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic Games

Epic Games today announced that Cliff Bleszinski, design director for the game development studio, has left his position with Epic. Bleszinski has been a part of Epic for over two decades, and has been the public face of the company …

Romney Vs. Big Bird: Why The Internet Blew Up
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During last night’s presidential debate, Governor Mitt Romney made a small comment about Sesame Street character Big Bird that might have gone unnoticed, except for the millions of people watching who support educational television. “I’m going to stop the subsidy …

R. B. Greaves Dies at 68, “Take a Letter Maria” Singer
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If you are a fan of classic soul music, I am sure you have heard of the song “Take a Letter Maria,” sung by the artist R.B. Greaves. Unfortunately, this talented artist passed away this past Thursday (September 27th, 2012). …

The Expendables, Ctrl-Z, and the Debates

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 …

Wide-Eyed Chipotle Worker Amazed By Mitt Romney
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When a young man named Marty Arps struck a pose beside presidential candidate Mitt Romney at his workplace recently, he had no idea the resulting photo would make him an instant celebrity. The picture quickly went viral and made the …

Google EMD Update: Good Or Bad For Search? Google EMD Update: Good Or Bad For Search?
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On Friday, Google’s Matt Cutts revealed that Google was rolling out a new algorithm update geared at reducing “low-quality” exact match domains in search results. He indicated that “the EMD algo” affects 0.6% of English-US queries “to a noticeable degree”. …

Lolo Jones Gets Twitter Backlash For Eric LeGand Tweet
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Lolo Jones has made quite a name for herself in the past few years as a force to be reckoned with on the track, competing in the Olympic Games with a drive unmatched by many. She is well-recognized because of …

Google EMD Update Was Accompanied By At Least One Other Update Google EMD Update Was Accompanied By At Least One Other Update
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Update: Apparently the other update people are experiencing was a new Panda update. Google transparency at its finest. As you probably know by now, Google’s Matt Cutts announced an algorithm change on Friday – the EMD update. The change was …

Sahara Davenport Dies at 27, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Star
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If you are a long-time fan of the drag-racing reality television show of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I am sure you are familiar with Sahara Davenport, a contestant on the show from the its second season back in 2010. Unfortunately, Sahara …