On The Michael Arrington Accusations
We normally don’t cover criminal accusations against individuals without police reports or other documents filed, or significant evidence like self-acknowledgement. But we’re making an exception. TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington is facing very public accusations involving physical threats, assault and rape. The original claim, posted on Facebook by former girlfriend Jenn Allen, is that he physically abused her, then threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the episode. Gaw...
The $ 1 million Call of Duty Championship begins: Day 1 coverage
Today in Hollywood, CA, the official Call of Duty Championship kicked off. 32 teams will compete in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, with the winner taking home their share of the $1 million purse.
Facebook Offers Clarification On Home And Privacy Before Full Android Invasion
Just a day after announcing a new Android skin in the form of Facebook Home, the company has issued a FAQ regarding Facebook Home and privacy. Though many seem excited to see Facebook take baby steps toward a full-fledged operating system, some are also concerned that using Facebook as a portal to your smartphone could become risky given all the information Facebook already collects on us. Om Malik expressed serious concerns over Facebook knowing your location at any given time, namely becaus...
Turn your Raspberry Pi into a retro DOS game console
Forget downloading game emulators to play retro games on your computer. Turn your Raspberry Pi into a DOS (and SNES) game console by following these simple steps from Coding Epiphany.
The Obvious Corp. Takes Backseat As Ev Williams, Biz Stone, And Jason Goldman Shift Focus To Individual Startups
The Obvious Corporation, the startup incubator and investment vehicle headed up by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and former Twitter exec Jason Goldman that has become an umbrella company of sorts to a number of buzzy startups including Medium, Branch, and Lift, is shifting gears, according to a blog post written today by Williams. What exactly is happening comes across as a bit vague — which is fitting, as Obvious’ mission was purposefully vague at the time that it w...
Could a Chrysler 300 diesel make a stylish hybrid substitute – and a statement?
When it comes to green technologies, Chrysler is placing itself firmly in the diesel camp.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner Passes Test
Could the troubled new model be heading back to friendly skies? Some good news for the troubled Boeing 787 Dreamliner: It completed a certification test flight today with its new updated battery system. "Today's flight marks the final certification test for the new battery system, completing the testing required by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)," the company said. The latest test could mean its the end of a series of PR-disaster flights for the company, whose planes had to...
Heroku Launches 2X Dynos With 1GB Of RAM For Increased Concurrency, More Memory-Intensive Applications
Cloud application platform Heroku is coming off a streak of bad news after it was accused of misleading its customers about how some aspects of its service worked and potentially costing its users quite a bit of money in the process. Today, Heroku is putting the spotlight back on features again, with the launch of the public beta its larger 2X dynos, which, in some ways, will also help alleviate the job queuing issues that sparked the recent debate. The 2X dynos (dynos are basically the containe...
Heroku Launches 2X Dynos With 1GB Of RAM For Increased Concurrency, More Memory-Intensive Applications
Cloud application platform Heroku is coming off a streak of bad news after it was accused of misleading its customers about how some aspects of its service worked and potentially costing its users quite a bit of money in the process. Today, Heroku is putting the spotlight back on features again, with the launch of the public beta its larger 2X dynos, which, in some ways, will also help alleviate the job queuing issues that sparked the recent debate. The 2X dynos (dynos are basically the containe...
Mark Zuckerberg’s first site proves even geniuses made embarassing Angelfire pages at one point
Look at a blast from the past. Mark Zuckerberg's (potential) old Angelfire page isn't quite as pretty as Facebook, but it might actually be way more entertaining.
Geek School: Working with Collections in PowerShell
Since PowerShell is based on the .Net Framework and incorporates various other technologies like WMI and CIM there is always more than one way to accomplish the same thing. Come join us for this short post where we learn how to choose the best method to accomplish our tasks. Be sure to read the previous articles in the series: Learn How to Automate Windows with PowerShell Learning to Use Cmdlets in PowerShell Learning How to Use Objects in PowerShell Learning Formatting, Filtering and Comparin...
Mars One Now Partnered With Dutch University
For your next exchange program, get launched off to Mars In their mission to send humans to Mars, the non-profit organization Mars One has officially locked down a partner university for research and education. The University of Twente in the Netherlands The students and researchers at the university will be tapped to help Mars One answer questions about the science and social part of their trip--mainly the problems settlers may face and potential solutions on how to solve them. Mars One h...
Readability Launches Top Reads, An Online Magazine Aggregating The Platform's Most-Read Content
Reading app Readability once butted heads with Apple on subscription rules, but more recently its friction points have been in competition with apps like Instapaper, Pocket, Pulse, and Flipboard, who all present consumers with ways of aggregating and making it easier to read the vast sea of content available online. Now Readability, with has 5 million monthly active users stripping out and reading tens of millions of articles each day, is launching Top Reads, a reading aggregation service of its...
Legendary ‘Mega Man’ composer heads West to join the retro game ‘Shovel Knights’
Yacht Club Games broke away from the relative safety of WayForward so it could make original 2D games, not new 2D games based on classic franchises. Its first game, Shovel Knight, has been fully funded on Kickstarter and its using that money to bring in classic game makers.
Gnip Launches Instagram, Reddit APIs
Data aggregation firm Gnip, which resells Twitter and Tumblr's firehoses to advertisers and others, now has APIs for Reddit and Instagram. Gnip, the aggregator firm which markets the Twitter and Tumblr firehoses (and one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies), launched APIs for Instagram, Bitly, Reddit, and several other popular services on Thursday. Firehoses are aggregate records of data from online services--essentially any data ever posted to Twitter or any other social network. ...
Crowdfunding Industry Celebrates First Anniversary of JOBS Act Despite Delays
Editor’s note: Danae Ringelmann is a co-founder of Indiegogo. Prior to that, she was a securities analyst at Cowen & Co. where she covered entertainment companies, including Pixar, Lionsgate, Disney and Electronic Arts. Follow her on Twitter @gogoDanae. Happy Anniversary! One year ago, U.S. lawmakers joined together with overwhelming bipartisan support to pass the JOBS Act. It was an exciting moment in history — one that my co-founders and I at Indiegogo didn’t expect to see for...
Want to do your taxes while walking through traffic? Use these tax apps for Android and iPhone
The deadline for filing your taxes is days away, at best. For those of you with active lifestyles, or an aversion to actual computers, we bring you five of our favorite tax apps. We've found Android and iPhone apps for estimating taxes, checking on refunds, filing your taxes, and answering your many questions.
CIA's Venture Capitalists Invest In Radiation Detectors
In-q-Tel, the CIA-affiliated investment firm, has announced a partnership with Canadian radiation detector firm Redlen. In-q-tel, the CIA's venture capital arm, has announced a partnership with a Canadian radiation detection firm. British Columbia-based Redlen entered into a strategic patnership agreement with In-Q-Tel on Thursday to develop low-cost radiation detector products. “Our partnership with Redlen will enable the acceleration of product development and commercial deployment of it...
The Breathometer Will Ensure You Don't Drive (Or Do Video Interviews) While Drunk
There’s a new handy little device for people who like to drink but want to be safe about it. The Breathometer, which is currently for sale through a campaign on Indiegogo, was built to use the processing power of your mobile phone to provide an affordable way to allow users to check their blood alcohol content. And I got to take it for a spin. Breathometer founder Charles Michael Yim said that he had tried a few different consumer breathalyzers and found none of them were all that conveni...
Photos: World, meet the biggest jerk on Instagram
He's either a colossal jackass or a very dedicated troll. Either way, this might be the most ridiculous account on Instagram. Enjoy, and try to keep your rage in check while you peruse this spoiled teen's insane gallery.