Senator Al Franken Blasts Google And Facebook on Privacy

Senator Al Franken, in a speech to the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, railed against Facebook, Google, and cell phone carriers for the massive amount of information they keep on users. “What we’re seeing is that, just like Americans’ pocketbooks…

Amazon Appstore Generates Far More Revenue Than Than Google Play

Amazon’s Android Appstore generates far more revenue than Google Play, and nearly as much as the iOS App Store. A recent study found that apps that rely on in-app purchases for revenue make the most money from the iOS versions…

Doll Face Trend Encourages the Sexualization of Children?

Dakota Rose is known to her fans as Kota Koti and she is reaching a global audience through her fashion and beauty enhancement tutorials. What makes Koti stand out is her doll-like look. Other reporters claim that she looks like…

Screeners Find 8 FT. Python: Snakes On A Plane!

The Cambridge News out of the UK reported that Stansted Airport workers were a little freaked out last Friday when they discovered an eight-foot albino reticulated python inside of one of the packages sent through for screening. While using an…

iPhone’s True Cost: Coltan Wars, Air Emissions, & Miscarriages

On paper, an iPhone 4S will run you as low as $199 if you hitch up with a wireless carrier contract; picking up one free of a contract will pump that price up to at least $649.00. Excepting the monthly…

Battlefield 3 Developer Explains USAS-12 Frag Rounds

The frag rounds in the damn USAS-12. It seemed as though every time I turned a corner I was getting shot in the face by one. It got so bad, I said to hell with it and started using one…

Groupon Q4, Full-Year 2011 Earnings Get Revision

Groupon announced some revisions to its recent earnings report today, including a $14.3 million reduction in Q4 revenue, which was originally reported as $506.5 million, up 194% year-over-year. Operating expenses were also increased, reducing operating income by $30 million, net…

Adding A Start Button In Windows 8?

The lack of a Start button on the consumer preview of Windows 8 left some surprised, perhaps even shocked… Maybe confused is a better descriptor. Now, thanks to a desktop app created by Stardock, you can now resurrect your Start…

Final Four Tickets: Only for the Rich and Famous

Plan on going to the Final Four this Saturday? Plan on spending an arm and a leg. In 1964 the cost of a single ticket was $7. Fast forward to today and you’ll be spending $235 for the nosebleed section.…

Spotify Launches History of Music Timeline

On the heels of Facebook’s new Timeline for fan pages feature, Spotify has launched its own ‘History of Music’ Timeline. The new Timeline dates back to 1000 AD, and facilitates a fan page destination where users can discover, listen to…