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17 Dec 15:59

Exclusive: Sadie Calvano Dishes on Continued MOM Drama, and Violet’s Unspoken Fear

by Ryan Schwartz
Sobriety, cancer, and teenage pregnancy. Those were just a few of the issues tackled on season one of “Mom.” In season two of the hit CBS sitcom (Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c), things aren’t getting any less complicated as Violet and Christy work through their strained mother-daughter relationship. In tomorrow night’s fall finale, Christy and Bonnie join […]
12 Dec 20:57

The History of TV Poker

by theTVaddict
Poker first hit the airwaves back in the seventies when American TV station CBS created a one hour highlights show of the World Series of Poker (WSOP). Although the early broadcasts were a million miles from the visual spectacles of today, the action was enough to captivate a national audience.  In fact, what the WSOP […]
16 Dec 19:18

The Pirate Bay shutdown: the whole story (so far)

by Timothy J. Seppala
For the past decade, if you wanted to download copyrighted material and didn't want to pay for it, it's likely you turned to The Pirate Bay. Up until a police raid took it offline last week, it was the most popular place to grab Sunday's episode of T...
16 Dec 19:56

Sony's hackers threaten people who go see 'The Interview'

by Chris Velazco
The Guardians of Peace (they of the titanic Sony Pictures hack) showed off an almost benevolent side this weekend when it offered to withhold personal employee information should those victims object. Lest you start feeling pangs of empathy though, t...
17 Dec 00:01

Apple halts online sales in Russia due to shaky currency

by Jon Fingas
If you hadn't heard, the value of Russia's ruble is tanking -- and that's starting to make online store operators nervous. Apple tells Bloomberg that it has frozen internet sales in the country while its workers "review pricing." The company hasn't s...
17 Dec 01:55

The Big Picture: A Dragon heads to the International Space Station

by Dave Schumaker
The last time SpaceX's Dragon visited the International Space Station, they brought along some nifty presents that included the first zero-g 3D printer. SpaceX captured this photo of Dragon lifting off from Cape Canaveral in September on its fourth c...
17 Dec 10:11

Steam is region-locking PC games to thwart low currency value exploits

by Timothy J. Seppala
Apple isn't the only one making changes to how it deals with the Russian ruble. Valve is taking measures to protect PC game publishers on its Steam platform too, as spotted by NeoGAF's ever-vigilant eyes. The online storefront is region-locking games...
15 Dec 16:18

Anonymous reaps revenge on Pirate Bay-killing Swedes

by Chris Merriman
Anonymous reaps revenge on Pirate Bay-killing Swedes

Irate pirates are synonymous with Anonymous


16 Dec 11:50

GCHQ used Regin to listen to Belgian waffle

by Chris Merriman
GCHQ used Regin to listen to Belgian waffle

I guess that's why they call it the Bruges


16 Dec 12:19

Skype Translator preview goes live with real-time Spanish and English translation

by Lee Bell
Skype Translator preview goes live with real-time Spanish and English translation

As well as over 40 instant messaging languages


11 Dec 16:30

An Australian newspaper congratulates Benedict Cumberbatch on...



An Australian newspaper congratulates Benedict Cumberbatch on his recent engagement. -mrsmo

14 Dec 22:48

Spanish publishers want Google News to come back

by Jon Fingas
Roumen.ganeff

bluff, raise, fold...

Spain's old-school media clearly has a more complicated relationship with the internet than it first thought. Mere hours after Google shut down its News service in the country to avoid a law that will make it pay for article results, the Spanish News...
15 Dec 06:32

Blackhat trailer promises a hacking thriller, computer screens that beep

by Mariella Moon
Question: What is the title of that movie that revolves around a hacker (or two) caught up in a huge scheme or conspiracy that has something to do with a gargantuan corporation and/or the government? Your choices are: A.) Young-Angelina Jolie starr...
15 Dec 10:00

Viber grows its ecosystem with a new section for games

by Edgar Alvarez
If you're going to try rivaling Skype, you may as well go big or go home. For Viber, over the past few months, this has meant taking its messaging and VoIP calling services to a different level, one that feels more like a mini social network with eac...
12 Dec 07:38

Seagate starts shipping 8TB hard drives that cost only $260

by Mariella Moon
Here's something you can get for yourself these holidays: a 3.5-inch 8TB drive from Seagate that costs only $260 -- we didn't forget an extra number in that figure, promise. That's a lot cheaper than HGST's helium-filled 8TB disk drive, which is list...
12 Dec 09:29

Google shuts Russian office following Putin's internet crackdown

by Steve Dent
Google will soon close its Russian engineering offices and relocate 50-odd employees, according to The Information. The search giant didn't say why it made the move, but it may have been prompted by a recent crackdown on internet freedoms within the ...
11 Dec 16:45

BitTorrent announces its decentralised browser known as Maelstrom

by Chris Merriman
BitTorrent announces its decentralised browser known as Maelstrom

Hopes to reinvent the net


12 Dec 08:14

Character Names For Star Wars The Force Awakens Leak

by David Konow

Meet Kylo Ren, BB-8, and Poe Dameron








09 Dec 20:12

Internet Explorer: Microsoft Moves Away From MSDN

by Vygantas
Say hello to the Stack Overflow. Now here’s a pretty interesting and unexpected decision from the Microsoft itself. In an effort to really please and understand web developers (as well as move everything into one place), the software giant has announced a new migration initiative, which means that from now on, all discussions related to […]
10 Dec 21:00

Sony Pictures hack: the whole story

by Edgar Alvarez
This has been a wretched year for big corporations in the US: Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan and, most recently, Sony Pictures have all had to deal with unauthorized security breaches over the past few months. As far as Sony Pictures is concerned, the ...
11 Dec 07:54

Google to kill News service in Spain due to new law

by Mariella Moon
Google News for Spain will be nothing but a memory after December 16th. The tech titan has announced that it's shutting down the service in the country, half a month before what's dubbed as the "Google tax" law takes effect on January 1st, 2015. This...
09 Dec 16:28

Uber ordered to cease operations in Spain

by Ben Gilbert
Taxi drivers protest Uber in Spain, (AP Photo/Paul White) Uber can't keep itself out of the news lately. The San Francisco-based company best known for creating a mobile app that connects taxi/livery services with smartphone users is now banned from...
07 Dec 15:00

Slake Michigan

by snopes@snopes.com
Has Michigan passed a law exempting emergency medical personnel from treating gay people?
09 Dec 08:57

Sony hack snowballs as movie scripts, celebrity phone numbers leaked

by Steve Dent
Sony Pictures is in full-blown damage-control mode and has called an all-hands meeting following another huge leak of sensitive, confidential info. The new trove of data released by the so-called GOP (Guardians of Peace) includes more private employe...
08 Dec 22:00

China's New Long-Range Weapon Causes Non-Lethal Pain From Afar

by Rafi Letzter
A Chinese defense company recently unveiled a long-range weapon that can cause people overwhelming pain without killing them. IHS Janes reports that the system, known as…
08 Dec 23:32

Barack Obama just became the first US president to write a computer program

by Sean Buckley
Remember that Hour of Code event we mentioned earlier today? The one that had President Barack Obama hosting a computer science workshop at the White House? Turns out the president used the event to mark a new milestone in American history: He's now ...
08 Dec 08:53

Meet the Ferrari Sergio

by Daljinder Nagra

File under: Latest News

Meet the Ferrari Sergio Photo credit: Ferrari Ferrari This is the Ferrari Sergio, a new limited production model from the Maranello brand. continue reading

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09 Dec 06:29

PlayStation Network Goes Down in Cyber Attack

by David Konow
09 Dec 01:04

CONTINUUM Shocker: Showcase’s Smash-Hit Original Series Renewed for a Fourth and Final Season

by theTVaddict
Press Release: Tonight, in an exclusive sit-down with Continuum star Rachel Nichols, ET Canada confirmed that Showcase’s Canadian original action-drama returns for a fourth and final season of six episodes airing in 2015. Continuum’s time-mending and mind-bending tale continues following a suspenseful third season that reached more than 2.35 million viewers (v2+)* and ended with […]
08 Dec 13:09

Grumpy Cat turns a genetic defect into a $100 million empire

by Steve Dent
A cat that does nothing but look mildly peeved has managed to parlay that "talent" into nearly $100 million in just over two years, according to the Express. Grumpy Cat's newly-rich owner, Tabatha Bundeson called the feline (whose real name is Tardar...