Marcy Kaptur (D-OH9) tweeted a joke from the White House Correspondents Dinner. But then she erased it 8 minutes later. What if more members of Congress could embrace the boldness of a funny tweet, without running away from it as if scared of their own shadow? We might see more real discussions among our elected officials as they work to solve our very real problems.
Sofia Vergara, whose role as the passionate and funny Gloria on ABC's Modern Family has earned her three Golden Globe nominations and three Emmy nods, wasn't lost when she appeared at a rival network's red carpet event this month. In...Show More Summary
Zach Sobiech, creator of the "Clouds" song that became a viral YouTube hit, died of cancer on Monday. He was 18. "Zach was at home and at peace with those he loved most," the Children's Cancer Research Fund said in a statement announcing Sobiech's death. Show More Summary
A Facebook group is helping the victims of the massive Oklahoma tornado, which killed 51 people and left many homeless, get their belongings back On its trail of destruction, the tornado has blown debris from houses — including people's...Show More Summary
As we published last month, people are in the midst of making a Mobile Mind Shift: The expectation that any desired information or service is available, on any appropriate device, in context, at your moment of need. Our research on....
You’ve heard of 3D-printed clothes and 3D-printed buildings, but 3D-printed food? We are truly entering sci-fi territory. The Sugar Lab takes simple white sugar as its base material to print delicate 3D structures that can be eaten on...Show More Summary
Brittany Wenger isn't your average high-school senior: She taught the computer how to diagnose leukemia. The 18-year-old student from Sarasota, Fla. built a custom, cloud-based "artificial neural network" to find patterns in genetic expression profiles to diagnose patients with an aggressive form of cancer called mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL). Show More Summary
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For parents looking for educational toys, a hardware startup developed electronic buildings blocks and a companion augmented reality app that make for an interactive learning experience. Founded by Tarun Pondicherry and Josh Chan, LightUp...Show More Summary
Justin Bieber won two awards at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards, and the audience had mixed emotions about his speech "I'm 19 years old, I think I'm doing a pretty good job [...] it should really be about the music. It should be about the craft, the craft that I'm making," Bieber said. Show More Summary
Welp, this is about as up close and personal as you'll ever get to a grizzly bear's mouth without being eaten alive or requiring some pretty major surgery The incredible clip embedded above comes from the GoPro camera of Alaskan naturalist Brad Josephs. Show More Summary
YouTube recently celebrated its eighth birthday, reminding us that less than a decade ago we had no access to cute cat videos, screaming goat clips and viral trends such as the Harlem Shake How, oh how, did we ever survive? For YouTube's...Show More Summary
Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland and international pop star Paulina Rubio will join The X Factor judging panel alongside Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato for season three, Fox revealed on the show's Facebook and Twitter pages MondayShow More Summary
The Pinterest ‘Pin It’ button is making its way into mobile apps that are not owned by the popular photo-based sharing website. Pinterest on Sunday began showing off the ‘Pin It’ button on several popular craft, photo, and commerce applications. Among the first to receive the Pinterest sharing button was popular craft sales website Etsy. [...]
When my daughter begged me a few years ago to go on Tumblr so she could engage with Harry Potter fandom, I said no. I was worried about what else she might encounter on the vast blogging service You know what I’m talking about. I feared she’d stumble onto porn. Tumblr, which Yahoo is buying for $1.1 Billion is not a porn site, far from it. Show More Summary
In the social-media age, even the most innocent misstep can have unintended consequences, as one NFL rookie recently found out the hard way Keenan Allen is a talented wide receiver from Cal who was selected in the third round of last month's NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers. Show More Summary
Yahoo unveiled some big changes to Flickr on Monday, both in terms of features and overall design. One of those changes is that free users are no longer limited to a certain number of photos; instead, everyone gets 1TB of space for their...Show More Summary
A few days after Google announced the ability to send money via email, mobile payments purveyor Square has done the same. Square Cash, which the company introduced in invite-only mode on Monday, lets consumers send money to friends by cc-ing "firstname.lastname@example.org" and including the dollar amount in the email's subject line. Show More Summary
Loyal Tumblr users shouldn't worry about changes that could come to the site, CEO David Karp said Monday night at an event hosted by Yahoo, which acquired his social-blogging platform earlier in the day Yahoo announced it had acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Show More Summary
CBS will hold off airing the scheduled May 20 finale of comedy Mike & Molly because of the massive tornado that wreaked havoc in Oklahoma on Monday, the network told Mashable. Mike & Molly stars Melissa McCarthy as a fourth-grade teachers and Billy Gardell as a cop. Show More Summary