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Yandex Announces Homepage Redesign Yandex Announces Homepage Redesign
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Russian search leader Yandex announced a redesign of its homepage today. The goal, according to the company, was to make the most relevant information more visible and more easily accessible. The page is less cluttered than previous versions (you can …

Kate Upton Look-Alike Imitates Swimsuit Cover Pic
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Kate Upton has once again graced the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue, this time wearing a revealing parka and not much else on the 2013 swimsuit issue cover. The pic, of course, has been much imitated since it was …

Yandex Launches Its Own Android App Store With Only Apps Verified By Kaspersky Lab Yandex Launches Its Own Android App Store With Only Apps Verified By Kaspersky Lab
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Yandex announed today that it has launched a new app store for Android at Yandex.Store. It has over 50,000 paid and free apps. “Yandex.Store is a global product and it is already available in eight languages for users around the …

Yandex Launches Cab Fare Payments Service Yandex Launches Cab Fare Payments Service

Russian search company Yandex, who had some major social search plans in the U.S. fall apart last month, has now launched a new cab fare payments service via itsYandex.Taxi iPhone app, which allows users to pay with a bankcard, even …

Russia Meteor Blast Being Assessed by the ESA

Last week, as astronomers around the world turned their attention toward the passing asteroid 2012 DA14, a meteorite entered Earth’s atmosphere and broke up over Chelyabinsk, Russia. The blast shattered windows and injured hundreds in the small town. The European …

Google Briefly Ran an Asteroid-Themed Doodle but Quickly Pulled It After the Events in Russia Google Briefly Ran an Asteroid-Themed Doodle but Quickly Pulled It After the Events in Russia
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Today, in celebration of asteroid 2012 DA14′s near miss of Earth, Google planned to run a new Doodle on its homepage. In fact, they did run it for a short time. But if you visit the Google homepage right now …

Meteorite Falls in Russia, Lights Up the Sky [VIDEO]
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A meteorite only a few meters long fell to Earth above Chelyabinsk, Russia early this morning. The shockwave caused by the object shattered windows and caused hundreds of injuries. A video of the event has quickly become one of the …

Google Honors Feodor Chaliapin With A Google Doodle Google Honors Feodor Chaliapin With A Google Doodle

February 13th marks the 140th birthday of Russian opera singer Feodor Chaliapin, and Google showed a doodle on its home page in Russia. Wishing a happy 140th to Russian opera singer #FeodorChaliapin known for his powerful bass voice. twitter.com/GoogleDoodles/… — …

Leonid Gaidai Gets Google Doodle Tribute Leonid Gaidai Gets Google Doodle Tribute

Google is running a doodle on its home page in Russia, honoring comedy director Leonid Gaidai. “We (along with Thus, Balbes and Byvalyi) wish a happy 90th to Russian director #LeonidGaidi,” Google tweeted through its Doodles account. Gaidai directed 23 …

Displair Turns Water Vapor Into A Floating Touchscreen Displair Turns Water Vapor Into A Floating Touchscreen

There were a few strange devices and inventions at this year’s CES. Some of the standouts included a smart fork and a touchscreen that can form buttons on its surface. None of that can compare, however, to Displair. Displair, a …

Facebook Slowly Conquering the World, Still Trails in Russia, China Facebook Slowly Conquering the World, Still Trails in Russia, China
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It’s Facebook’s world – every other social network is just living in it. Big blue’s virus-like spread has been well-documented, as the company has spent the past three years making up ground in countries like Brazil, Mexico, India, and more …

Open Internet Scores A Win At ITU, China And Russia Withdraw Bids For Internet Control Open Internet Scores A Win At ITU, China And Russia Withdraw Bids For Internet Control
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The world has been watching and waiting for the past week as nations from around the world are meeting in Dubai to discuss the future of the ITU. The conference could have significant implications for the open Web as some …

56 More Countries Get iTunes Store 56 More Countries Get iTunes Store

Apple announced today that it has launched the iTunes Store in 56 new countries, including Russia, Turkey, India, and South Africa. It is now available in a total of 119 countries. “The iTunes Store features local artists including Elka in …

Mark Zuckerberg Talks Medvedev, Fashion on Russian Late Night Mark Zuckerberg Talks Medvedev, Fashion on Russian Late Night

As you may have heard, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is currently on a highly-publicized trip to Russia. Yesterday, he toured the city of Moscow, visiting the Red Square and a McDonalds. He then met with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev …

Mark Zuckerberg Travels to Russia, Meets Prime Minister Medvedev [PHOTOS] Mark Zuckerberg Travels to Russia, Meets Prime Minister Medvedev [PHOTOS]

Facebook is the biggest social network in the world, as it dominates the market in a majority of social-media active countries across the globe. Russia is not one of those countries. In an effort to boost Facebook’s presence in this …

Russian Billionaire Wants Other Billionaires To Fund His Immortality
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You may recall a super crazy plan from one Russian billionaire that’s hoping to fund the first immortality project. Dmitry Itskov is pretty young at 31, but he hopes to live forever with the help of science and robotics. He …

Steve Jobs To Be Immortalized In The Tech Capital Of Russia Steve Jobs To Be Immortalized In The Tech Capital Of Russia
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Regardless of what you think of the Apple co-founder, a lot of people have mountains of respect for Steve Jobs. When he passed away last year, people showed their respect in a variety of ways. Budapest went the strange route …

Russian Developer Hacks iOS To Get Free In-App Content Russian Developer Hacks iOS To Get Free In-App Content
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Piracy isn’t that big of a problem on iOS. The amount of work required to circumvent the App Store and get free stuff just doesn’t seem worth it when most apps give you a way of obtaining in-game content through …

Hackers Break Into Banks And Steal 60 Million Euros Hackers Break Into Banks And Steal 60 Million Euros

McAfee and Guardian Analytics released a joint report today saying that more than 60 firms have suffered from what it has called an “insider level of understanding.” The automated malicious software program was discovered and it was designed to use …

Lunar Orbit Trip For You To Cost $100 Million Lunar Orbit Trip For You To Cost $100 Million

SInce the dawn of human space flight, I would highly doubt that there is a single human that hasn’t at least once in their life looked at the moon and thought, “I’d love to go there.” With new advances in …

Move Over Planes, Trains Are Making A Comeback Move Over Planes, Trains Are Making A Comeback
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I am absolutely terrified of planes. The idea of being hurtled through the air at hundreds of miles per hour in a giant steel coffin does not sit well with me. That’s why I’m all for trains making a comeback …