Tom Hanks says another installment might be in the works, prompting outcry from fans who thought number three was a perfect ending
Thursday, 30 June 2011
It's hard to argue with Google's track record.
The company has scored a hit in nearly every space in which it's dabbled: search, email, ads, office software, etc. There's always been one glaring exception to this rule, however: social networking. The company hasn't made much of a dent in a world dominated by Facebook. For Google+, however, the company dove in with both feet, launching a multi-faceted service that brings a lot to the table with fe
The switch from paper books to digital books for classrooms has been on the way for a couple years now.
Singapore decides to equip its new recruits not merely with things that kill people, but with iPads.
This will enable them, for example, to have group chats with their commanders. Yes, group chats. Read this blog post by Chris Matyszczyk on Technically Incorrect.
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
MySpace is rumored to be cutting up to 300 employees from its workforce over the next few weeks.
TechCrunch reports that 150 employees will receive pink slips tomorrow and probably another 150 will be shown the door over the next few weeks. This comes as the struggling company could have a new owner as soon as tomorrow.
LulzSec didn't invent hacking, let alone hacktivism, but the merry group of digital outlaws showed how a tight-knit operation and canny PR can take the world by storm.
The Journal of Science this year completed a study of 20-years of data storage.
They found that, by 2007, the world had squirreled away 295 exabytes of data ... which works out to 295 billion gigabytes.
The Digg Chronicle, Trending Top News and More Images on Digg
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
A reflection on what the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York will change -- and what it won't
DEFCON 19, the latest in the annual "hacking" convention runs from August 4-7 as part of the event, for the first time there will be a DEFCON Kids sub-event, on August 6-7.
Children between the ages of eight and 16 will be able to learn hacking skills. To be clear, the emphasis at the conference will be teaching "white hat" hacking, or hacking for positive reasons. Primarily, the children will be taught a number of defensive computer techniques,
Microsoft has revealed the dates and pricing for this year's Summer of Arcade titles, with a special offer for those who drop the cash for all of them.
God damn where are we gonna end when all this is going around, and people like this run our state?
Following first-quarter earnings that sent investors and the media into a tizzy, analyst coverage of RIM has been fairly monotone.
The consensus? The company is doomed. However, analysts at Macquarie Capital Markets paint a different picture of RIMs business.
Monday, 27 June 2011
Marketing on the social network can make good sense for businesses, a recent study suggests.
Your smartphone might be an expensive pocket computer, but it can help make up for its high price tag by cutting costs in other ways.
Click through for eight top-rated productivity apps from the BlackBerry App World.
After getting to grips with the user interface and gestures, you will probably want to start browsing the web with your new Honeycomb tablet.
Skype is in the process of being sold to Microsoft is fast becoming a poster child of investor greed and corporate mistreatment of it employees.
An ex-employee is blaming investor Silver Lake Partners. Our sources say that investors were interfering with the company too much.
Businesses are up in arms that Firefox 5 wipes out all traces of and support for Firefox 4.
Too bad they're wrong.
The FTC has given thumbs up to a company, Social Intelligence Corp., selling a new kind of employee background check to employers.
This one scours the internet for your posts and pictures to social media sites and creates a file of all the dumb stuff you ever uploaded online.
Sunday, 26 June 2011
This GIF has ridiculous amounts of win written all over it.
Dinosaurs were hotblooded creatures claim scientists who measured their body temperatures for the first time
The findings, based on studies of fossilised dinosaur teeth, lend support to the idea that dinosaurs were warm-blooded creatures which regulated their body warmth.
oogle's self-driving cars may soon hit the road in Nevada if a pair of bills get through the state legislature.
By John Timmer, Ars Technica For many of us, static electricity is one of the earliest encounters we have with electromagnetism, and it's a staple of
Sarah Palin should be shaking in her deerskin boots as a scathing new documentary about her gets set to hit the big screen and RadarOnline.com has a sneak peak.
The American West is full of stories of men and women who did things that are unimaginable to those of us today.
Many of whom are, right this moment, feeling bitter and disgruntled that they have to actually sit up to reach the clicker to turn the channel. It's not just that there wasn't electricity or Paris Hilton, it's that there weren't ROADS. Much to the horror and disgust of the native populations of the Americas, these 6 stories happened.
Saturday, 25 June 2011
Olympic rowing twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are pushing ahead with another suit against Facebook, a day after they decided not to appeal a U.S.
Supreme Court ruling upholding their $65 million settlement with Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Lani Minella, who lives in San Diego, has voiced the female characters in more than 400 video games, including World of Warcraft, Soulcaliber and the Nancy Drew series.
Clues abound that Hyper-V is a foundation technology for Windows 8, enabling Microsoft to dominate a new era of desktop virtualization.
Friday, 24 June 2011
Grocery stores are hilarious places.
With so many items and so many signs to describe those items, there's bound to be a plethora of inappropriate signs to bewilder and amuse.
Men, take some advice from ForbesWoman and YourTango.com.
If you want to find Mrs. Right, don't bother looking until you have a job.
It's harsh, but seventy-five percent of women surveyed by ForbesWoman and YourTango said they would not marry a man who was unemployed.
With the help of four new prosthetic paws, this sweet pooch is finally able to run and play again, after losing his paws as a puppy.
Heres a handy driving tip: if you have an argument with a drunken loved one, check to make sure theyre not reclined in front of your car before you drive off.
Thursday, 23 June 2011
We talk with Capcom's famous Street Fighter veteran about working with Tekken, the revival of Third Strike, and remaking the original 1987 Street Fighter arcade game.
Because the world needs another review controversy.
The PC game seems to be in an unfortunate decline as of late, with many developers previously loyal to the platform now branching out into the more lucrative console market.
As the money drains from the PC gaming industry we see presentation as the most likely thing to take a hit. As a reminder of what we may wind up missing out on, heres a list of ten PC exclusives with top grade voice acting.
London police say 19-year-old has hacked a "number of international businesses," looking into connections with LulzSec.
With a long, storied career and an Oscar nomination under his belt, Bob Hoskins , who played Mario in the Super Mario Bros . film, talks about his biggest disappointment in life.
If you want to find out how video games are destroying the country, feel free to tune your televisions to Fox News.
If you want to take a gander at the other side of the coin, though, you should shift your gaze across the pond to the BBC, which is reporting video games might actually be a reason for a decline in U.S. crime.
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
A 19-year-old suspected of being a mastermind behind notorious international computer hacking group LulzSec has been arrested in Essex, UK, after a joint operation by the FBI and Scotland Yard
Bubsy, and his many puns, taught us more than we think.
In this article, Westwood College faculty member and trained architect Christopher Totten explores how human psychology is understood by architects, how that can apply to level design, and explores games that use these techniques effectively.
The music industry has made it quite clear that the Internet is a scary place full of pirates.
These same fears have spread into the minds of some book publishers, but not all.
Though Steve Jobs had a thing for Sean Connery, the feeling was not mutual.
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Italian winemakers blame climate change for raising the alcohol content of their wines.
In Italy, longer seasons have led to sweeter grapes and wines with high alcohol.
Occasionally advertising executives fail to hit the mark; a joke that passed at the focus group stage ends up flatlining when it hits the TV screen or billboard space.
However, sometimes were cursed, or perhaps even blessed, with beholding the moments when adverts truly backfire, spinning off ungraciously into the land of ironic failure.
The Supreme Court today ruled against a class action sex discrimination suit involving 1.5 million women versus Wal-Mart.
HTC's new ad campaign for its Sensation 4G phone lets users get extra content with Google Goggles.
Late last year, shortly before he died, the presidents special representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan told me to expect a tremendous debate� in 2011 between those in the administration who wanted a steep and deep� troop withdrawal and those who wanted any draw-down in Afghanistan to be small and shallow.
Late fee karma
I just came across a Firefox plugin, Inbox Influence, which gives instant data on which political entities or individuals your email senders are contributing money to.
If, for example, you receive daily news updates from the Washington Post, the following graphic would appear on the right side of the email
Monday, 20 June 2011
Next time you're stuck overnight at the airport, race wheelchairs, beatbox on the gate mic, and drink free beers like these dudes.
You have the right to remain clothed!� We imagine that Mesa, Arizona police said something to that effect to 44-year-old Susan Pollack, who claimed she was only trying to cool off.
In her defense � it is Mesa, Arizona.
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Almost like a scene from Mario Kart's battle mode... but with way better graphics.
The choice is yours.
On which side are you going to make your move?
Sunday, 19 June 2011
Spare a thought for the unlucky children - and wives - featured in this set of excruciatingly embarrassing photos released by website AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com.
A lot of people would save Abraham Lincoln if they had a time machine.
Not me. I would let Lincoln die while I went back to the dawn of language and made sure
A Jerusalem rabbinical court condemned to death by stoning a dog it suspects is the reincarnation of a secular lawyer who insulted the court's judges 20 years ago, Ynet website reported Friday.
Saturday, 18 June 2011
Local repair shops, service centers and dealers recently began noticing an unusual influx of complaints that all seemed to be connected to bad gasoline.
Investigations have failed to pinpoint exactly where the bad gas is coming from so far
With its trademark flippers and comical mating dance, the blue-footed booby is one of the most commonly sighted birds on the Galapagos Islands.
Libya's Moamer Kadhafi vowed Friday to defeat NATO as his forces launched a deadly rocket assault on rebel-held Misrata but lost a key stretch of road towards Tunisia's border.
Friday, 17 June 2011
3 months after the Japan Earthquake.. (PIC)
Starbucks has now made available its mobile payment app for the Android mobile operating system
Ron Johnson s departure from Apple Inc. leaves the company searching for a top retail executive as it focuses on expanding internationally to fuel growth and hold on to its edge in consumer electronics.
The federal government is just like you and me.
Except it can legally kill people, and, instead of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on gadgets, it spends millions.
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Students from the University of Adelaide have created an eco-friendly vehicle that places the driver between two large wheels which are axially aligned.
This is an unbelievable costume he built.
I could be wrong, but I don't think she is suppose to be driving that vehicle...
With the move to the digital age, a person can easily figure that backups of books would mean a copy of the digital file on several hard drives.
After all, we normally hear about the shift to digitizing books -- scanning them so they're available online rather than in hard copy. But in an interesting flip, Internet Archive has decided to store one hard copy of every book ever printed in the entire world. It sounds odd, but it makes perfect sense.
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
A 53-year-old man died of a suspected heart attack while in the act of raping a 77-year-old woman, police investigators in Tivoli, Texas said this week.
Cold cereal...For job seekers, just as good as money? (pic)
Today we depart (only slightly) from our stupid criminal format to offer what we would describe as a silly criminal looking at a stupid interpretation of the law.
Oh, Tyell Morton definitely did it. And he realizes he should be punished.
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Sometimes computers can fox even the most technologically minded - whatever their age.
So spare a thought for Rita and Frank, whose adorable struggle to take a birthday photo with their new Mac has turned them into inadvertent internet stars.
The couple were trying to take the picture to send to their friends for Frank's 84th birthday, but as Rita listened in vain for a traditional camera 'click' they ended up filming a video instead.
In this modern age of infinitely available culture, Twitter and Tumblr have formed important arenas for artists and general creative heads to post their work for wider consumption, and thank God for that.
Not only has the advent of social media opened the world to the collected rantings of too many unstable people to mention, it has also served a hugely valuable service for geniuses like Mr Whaite a pop artist who occasionally produces Neon Sign
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Apple has essentially baked a Twitter Connect� into iOS 5.
Its something that all iOS apps will be able to easily use.
The Cabinet Office has confirmed that social networks including Twitter and
Facebook could be used to access some government services.
There's a reason Bill Gates doesn't talk to reporters.
This might seem a crazy move from a company that prides itself on backwards compatibility, but the warning signs have been there for quite some time now.
A woman pretended to be a 17-year-old girl on Facebook to collect incriminating e-dirt evidence on her ex-husband.
The FBI arrested her ex, but he then proved it was a reverse sting and he was a master of online intrigue.
Cable, IPTV and satellite TV providers are working hard to enable new TV Everywhere services that will allow them to serve up authenticated streams on new devices.
Alcatel-Lucent and thePlatform have joined forces to provide a unified solution enabling those operators to do so.
In a recent piece for Forbes magazine, Washington Post managing editor Raju Narisetti looks at the challenges that mainstream media of all kinds are facing � falling circulation, the gap between traditional print advertising and the smaller revenues from online advertising, and the difficulties of trying to be digital while still running a legacy business.
Monday, 13 June 2011
What's the secret to calming a crying kid?
Benjamin Dangl: The murder of environmental activists Ribeiro da Silva and his wife Maria calls into question Brazil's will to protect the rainforest
Libyan state television on Sunday broadcast pictures of leader Muammar Gaddafi meeting the president of the international chess federation.
Openly gay presidential candidate was considered the frontrunner until media associated him with pedophilia
Norris said in Magill that he did not find children sexually attractive but in terms of classic pedophilia, as practiced by the Greeks, for example, where it is an elder man introducing a younger man to adult life, there can be something said for it.�
A new killing in South Africa raises the question about when it's right to intervene to try and save a life.
Take your pick!
Available soon: nine palaces in lakeside complex frequented by visiting kings and dictators, beautiful molded ceilings and light fixtures, many bidets, Saddam Hussein mural and former prison cell.
As is, with Tomahawk missile damage. Contact: U.S. Army.
Sunday, 12 June 2011
Deleting accounts you've created on Facebook, Google, and elsewhere on the Web isn't always easy.
Here are detailed instructions for leaving 29 of the most popular online services.
Is this ultra-thin Honeycomb tablet up to the task of taking on Apple's iPad 2? Does it have the app support necessary to rival the iOS' impressive catalog? Is there really a compelling reason to select this $499 tablet over Apple's already-proven $499 tablet?
Website down after customers' details are stolen from UK games publisher, after similar attacks on Sony and Nintendo.
By Charles Arthur
The Samsung Series 5 is the first ever Chromebook, featuring a 12.1 inch screen and an Atom N570 dual core processor. In many ways, this is the first ever true netbook, because going on the Internet is pretty much all it can do.
Saturday, 11 June 2011
General Electric has pretty much had its hand in every major technological advance in the 130 years since its founding (in part by Thomas Edison!).
A 100-year-old electric car charger, the earliest fuel cells, and much more.
There are big chunks of the USA where, if you moved there right now, you can't get broadband internet access at all, no matter who you offered to blow for it.
So for all of you out there who are having to pause periodically so more words will load, let's run down all of the ways that internet access in the USA is shit.
Texas police were investigating whether a tip-off from a psychic about a mass grave containing dozens of dismembered bodies was in fact a hoax after ...
They really need another method
A Malaysia man has agreed to tweet an apology 100 times over three days after slandering a publishing company on the social media service.
Following this week's state workplace health meeting on requiring condoms in porn, adult stars spoke out against the proposed practice.
Friday, 10 June 2011
A.T.M.'s being tested in Russia use voice-analysis software to assess whether questions are answered truthfully.
Why yes, Steve Jobs did trademark the image of an apple sliced in half
War and conquest are as much a part of the videogame industry as they are in the games themselves Read more by Bailey Johnson on CBS News' What's Trending.
Let's get ready to... regulate! The US, UK, and France have publicly committed to "civilizing" the Internet and creating "rules of the road" for its use.
Here's your guide to what governments want from the 'Net.
Leak preview of the insider that summarizes everything there is to know about Halo 4.
Without a doubt the big story of E3 2011 has to be the new Nintendo console, the Wii U and it's radical new controller.
Featuring a touch screen, two cameras, motion sensors, microphone, augmented reality features on top of traditional controller devices like analog sticks, a D-pad, face and shoulder buttons, the Wii U controller is an oddity in terms of controller design both new and old school. One burning question that was on the mind of many
Thursday, 9 June 2011
On the heels of the Captain America: The First Avenger character posters unveiled last week, Paramount Pictures has debuted the first TV spot for the Marvel film.
And unlike the Nazi-hating trailer, the new 30-second clip teases plenty of shield play.
Special Edition X-Files You Have Never Seen (PIC)
The Kids! (PIC)
Jack Black and Kyle Gass are working on a new Tenacious D album called "Rise of The Phoenix."
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
The relationship between religion and politics is, to my mind, the central question of our time.
As the false totalisms of the twentieth century - communism, fascism, Nazism - have been revealed as oppressive, murderous lies, insecure and inadequate human...
A potential life-saving treatment for severe E. coli food poisoning outbreaks�developed more than a decade ago�hasn't gone forward into clinical trials because of lack of commercial interest.
Poll shows U.S. still extremely religious -- unlike our Canadian, U.K. or European allies
A woman whose outspoken "Gay Girl in Damascus" blog has made her an unlikely icon of the Syrian uprising has allegedly been abducted.
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Microsoft has announced that indie legend Minecraft is on its way to the Xbox 360, with full support for Kinect.
It's been a long wait for Duke Nukem Forever, but now, it looks like its release is finally just over the horizon.
With Forever unleashed into the world, something is gonna have to fill the "in development so long that it's funny" void that it's leaving behind. Here are those games.
At E3 2011, Microsoft says it's bringing live TV programming to its game console later this year.
It's also adding YouTube, Bing, and voice control.
Monday, 6 June 2011
Internet intelligence firm Renesys reports that Syrian Internet services are now operational again.
But these dramatic clips, shot on June 2, were allegedly sent out of the country via satellite phone.
1915 Genocide 1945� equates the Armenian Genocide with the Holocaust by featuring a Nazi and an Ottoman arm both holding a decapitated head with one Star of David earring and one earring featuring the Armenian flags design.
This painting incorporates actual blood in the paint (often reported as Kevorkian's own blood).
Public prayer will be allowed at a Texas high school graduation after a federal appeals court on Friday reversed a ban won by an agnostic family that claimed ceremony traditions such as invocations were unconstitutional.
After more than a month, the lovely lineup of four naked-eye planets in dawn skies is coming to a close.
Still, on May 31st a slender Moon joined the grouping along the eastern horizon for a final celestial performance, presented in this early morning scene from a beach near Buenos Aires, Argentina. A favorable view of the configuration in the southern hemisphere autumn, the photo was taken about 30 minutes before sunrise. In order from bottom to
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan will step down by August if not earlier due to growing calls from the opposition and within his own ruling party to resign as quickly as possible, Kyodo news agency reported on Saturday.
Apple and Adobe have a strained past, at least in recent years.
When the iPad first launched, one of the biggest arguments against it was its inability to play back Flash content of any kind. For years, and even now, Flash content was huge on the Web, and many suggested that Apple's refusal to support it would lead to tons of negativity surrounding...
On Friday morning, folks walking past the upcoming Apple Store in Hamburg, Germany were greeted with some Banksy inspired nerd vandalism on the side of one of
Sunday, 5 June 2011
"This is Dog, from Half-Life 2, but I assume you already knew that.
If you didn't know that... then leave the cave you have been living in and go play Half-Life 2. :O"
A few more details: 18 pages, 381 pieces, 1.9" x 9.6" x 9.6" (30.1 cm x 24.3 cm x 24.3 cm)
GamePro staffer Tom Price was recently able to go hands-on with Rocksteady's highly anticipated sequel, Batman: Arkham City, much to the seething jealousy of the rest of the office.
We asked Tom a few questions about his time with the iconic caped crusader's latest outing, and he was kind enough to share some exciting new gameplay details.
You almost have to feel sorry for the PSP.
Overshadowed by the technically inferior DS, its biggest claim to fame for a long time was simply that it survived at all. Nintendo has a tendency of crushing its opponents in the handheld department. Then just when things were picking up, just when the Monster Hunter games were making it the must have handheld in Japan, Sony comes out and announces the NGP (I will not call it the Vita) and basically qua
The question tackled by this years Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate, held at the American Museum of Natural History on March 7, 2011, is still eating at physics, many decades after Einstein himself gave it up: can the entire universe be explained with a single, unifying theory?
Saturday, 4 June 2011
Here are 5 factors which will help UK Logo Designers decide the cost of their logo designs.
Cost of London 2012 Logo is one of the wrong and most expensive UK logo design
If you can dream it, you can build it with Legos.
Follow us through 33 fantastic working Lego creations that do more than just look cool.
Forecasts from Ciscos Visual Networking Index reveal that global file-sharing traffic is predicted to grow to nearly 14 petabytes per month by 2015.
According to the predictions most growth will occur in Latin America, and both Central and Eastern Europe. Least growth is expected in Western Europe.
ZOMG! As of this week, you'll be able to justify the word "ZOMG" using the Oxford Dictionaries Online.
Should you feel the need to alert the "Twittersphere," you can spellcheck that, too.
Upstairs at the Antec booth at Computex 2011, a new case sat awaiting our eyes and cameras called the Performance Series P280. A successor to the long-adored P180 case, the P280 will offer a host of tweaks and new features while maintaining a price point of about $130 on the street.
Design student Lulin Ding is bringing makeup into the digital age.
Her new project, "Digitize Eyeshadow," uses light to "paint" your eyelids whenever you blink or close your eye.
The Perfect Signal (PIC)
Friday, 3 June 2011
Reports are coming in of widespread damage in Springfield, MA, after a tornado touched down.
The heavy damage is concentrated in the Downtown and South End areas of Springfield.
Thursday, 2 June 2011
The small beginnings of gaming's giants.
Hopefully, one of many new characters to come, Mortal Kombat fans finally get to see the red ninja, Skarlet in action.
This scantily dressed, blood soaked ninja is going to be one tough opponent to face.
Awesome Wire Sculpture of Master Chief (Pic)
Some sequels are re-skinned money grabbing clones that do little to alter the formula of the original.
Other sequels are like Red Dead Redemption, a game that completely re-invented Red Dead Revolver for the better. If a Red Dead 3 is made, it is unlikely to be able to make such a jump in quality. This is largely to do with how damn good Redemption was. That said, there is always room for improvement, so here are ten alterations that good make Re
GamePro News: Make Your Own Games with Stencyl
We featured comedian Dara OBriain on the site here a while back as he was one of the only stand-up acts Ive seen ever directly address video games effectively.
A good horror story may keep most of us awake at night, but a scary video game will ensure that we won't sleep for weeks.
Gameranx stepped into the wayback machine to create this tidy list of the top 25 horror games of all time.
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Oracle abandoned OpenOffice, but now it seems, thanks to IBM, that it may live on with another organisation.
How vulnerable is the internet to such a break-down? It's already gone down twice.
Third-place U.S. cellular carrier Sprint filed a petition with the FCC today formally requesting a block of the AT&T-T-Mobile merger saying it would harm consumers, competition and the broadband economy and would produce little to no tangible public interest benefits.
How will AT&T respond?
When a friend wants to borrow your computer to check her email, she can stumble onto embarrassing information about your life without even trying.
Maybe you secure your passwords or encrypt important files, but do you log out of Facebook every time you leave your personal computer?
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Today, exactly five years have passed since The Pirate Bay was raided by the Swedish police.
At the time the entertainment industries hoped that this would silence the deviant BitTorrent site for good, but in hindsight we can conclude that they had actually awakened a monster. The raid and the ongoing battle that later unfolded reads like a script for an upcoming Hollywood blockbuster.