Now that every human on earth has taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, it’s time to give some fictional characters a turn. Homer Simpson took the Ice Bucket Challenge today on YouTube. The Simpsons are currently in the middle of a 25 season non-stop marathon so it was pretty nice of Homer to take a break […]
Twitch, the video game streaming service that Amazon recently bought, is allegedly being attacked by Lizard Squad, the same group that claimed responsibility for bringing down Sony’s PlayStation Network, Microsoft’s XBOX Live, Riot Games’ League of Legends and Blizzard Entertainment’s Battle.net over the last few days. More »
Four years ago, Donald Glover expressed an interest in playing Peter Parker in the reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. The hashtag #DonaldGlover4SpiderMan was born, and while Glover obviously was not cast in the part, it gave writer Brian Michael Bendis an idea, according to The Mary Sue. Donald Glover stood up and said, “I want […]
Mario Kart 8 is getting new DLC over the next few months, headlined by characters from The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing franchises.
For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has The Walking Dead: Season 4 on blu-ray for just $29.99. That’s 63% off from this season’s regular list price of $79.99. You can also get it on DVD for just $24.99 (64% Off.) In this highly anticipated new season, we see Rick and the group […]
Apparently tired of seeing Comcast hog all the bad publicity this past month, would-be merger partner Time Warner Cable has leapt back into the spotlight by delivering a nationwide Internet service outage. As Business Insider reports,...Show More Summary
Time Warner Cable Inc., which is planning to combine with Comcast Corp., said Internet service is largely restored after frustrated subscribers across the U.S. reported outages this morning. An issue with its Internet backbone disrupted broadband and on demand services at 4:30 a.m. Show More Summary
While the tech world is enamored with seed and VC funding, mom-and-pop small businesses typically don't have the luxury of deep pockets. Most American small businesses, says Stephen Roginson, are built on a dream and elbow grease. He...Show More Summary
Hacktivists must really hate gamers The hacktivist crew calling itself the "Lizard Squad" has followed up on high profile assaults on Sony over the weekend with online attacks on Xbox Live and Twitch, a broadcast platform for gamers...
Twitch, the video game streaming service that Amazon recently bought, is allegedly being attacked by Lizard Group, the same group that claimed responsibility for bringing down Sony's PlayStation Network, Microsoft's XBOX Live, Riot Games' League of Legends and Blizzard Entertainment's Battle.net over the last few days. Read more...
For most people, the "check engine" light in their car is pretty useless, providing no info about what the problem is or its severity. A new app wants to provide US drivers with exactly that information. Fixd provides notifications if...Show More Summary
An update has arrived for Gameloft‘s mobile MOBA Heroes of Order & Chaos, adding three new heroes, a solo league, and Twitch streaming support. The three new heroes are: Marithus (Fighter), Donovac (Guardian) and Skale (Support). Meanwhile...Show More Summary
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After months of campaigning for smartphone antitheft legislation, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon got what he wanted Monday: Governor Jerry Brown signed Bill SB 962 into California law, making “kill switches" mandatory on all new smartphones. Show More Summary
D-Wave designed its quantum computing hardware with the idea of building ever-more powerful processors
Remote-death button is bad news for thieves – and possibly protestors California's governor Jerry Brown has signed off on a bill that requires any manufacturer selling smartphones in the Golden State to install a kill switch capable of bricking the handset.…
At the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards last night, Billy Crystal paid a special tribute to Robin Williams, calling him “the brightest star in the comedy galaxy.” Robin Williams passed just two weeks before the Emmys took place. He spent 4 decades in comedy and was remembered in a touching and heartfelt way. Crystal shared stories […]
A United Nations helicopter on a routine cargo flight crashed in South Sudan, the U.N. Mission in South Sudan said on Tuesday. A South Sudan government spokesman told The Associated Press that it appears the aircraft was shot down. The U.N. Show More Summary
In a world where media consultants charge top dollar to craft social media strategies, the ice bucket challenge spread organically. Was it luck?