Jennifer Hudson, Zeta-Jones to sing in Oscars musical tribute
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar winners Russell Crowe, Jennifer Hudson and Catherine Zeta-Jones will perform at the Academy Awards in a tribute to the resurgence of big-screen musicals, organizers said on Wednesday. ...
Amazon Facing Antitrust Investigation In Germany
German authorities are taking issue with the company's pricing policies for retailers. Amazon's policy forbidding retailers who sell on their site to sell their goods for less on another marketplace has caught the attention of German authorities, who are now investigating the company for antitrust practices, the Associated Press reported. If regulators find that the policy violates anti-trust regulations, Amazon will have to drop the clause. "Amazon's price parity clause ... takes away the...
Alec Baldwin -- Me Apologize? Now THAT'S Funny!
Alec Baldwin has no intentions of apologizing to the black photographer he allegedly called a "coon" -- laughing at the mere suggestion he should say sorry.Baldwin -- who has adamantly denied ever saying the slur -- was exiting his apartment in NYC…
Here Comes The Next PlayStation! Join Us Live At 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific For The Sony Event Liveblog
The war for your living room is about to heat up. While Microsoft is still keeping its own next-generation console under lock and key, rival Sony is gearing up to take the stage in New York City and show off exactly what it’s been working on for the past few years. Naturally, we’ll be liveblogging the whole thing starting at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific tonight. Like nearly every other major hardware release in recent memory, the PlayStation 4 (or whatever it’s going to be called) h...
Here Comes The Next PlayStation! Join Us Live At 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific For The Sony Event Liveblog
The war for your living room is about to heat up. While Microsoft is still keeping its own next-generation console under lock and key, rival Sony is gearing up to take the stage in New York City and show off exactly what it’s been working on for the past few years. Naturally, we’ll be liveblogging the whole thing starting at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific tonight. Like nearly every other major hardware release in recent memory, the PlayStation 4 (or whatever it’s going to be called) h...
McLaren P1 will be a 916-horsepower hybrid
In addition to the obvious green benefits, McLaren says its combination of a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and an electric motor will make the P1 more pleasing to drive.
Milan fashion week opens with hopes of economic comeback
MILAN (Reuters) - Designers kicked off Milan fashion week on Wednesday with bold collections to persuade Italian shoppers that the worst of the economic crisis is over and it is time to hit the... ...
Twitter launches Advertisement API
Twitter has just launched its new advertising API. The new ads API is designed to help marketers get their ad campaigns out to the right type of audience. This way, Twitter can help create more relevant advertisements for both marketers and users alike. Twitter states that “our focus has been on delivering better ads for users, not more ads”, because more ads would mean a lot of angry Tweeters. There are 5 initial partners who have implemented Twitter’s Ads API into their mar...
Singer Sande in line for big prize at BRIT awards
LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish singer Emeli Sande is favorite to win the coveted British album of the year honor later on Wednesday when the BRIT Awards are handed out in London. ...
Ed Sheeran Says His New Album Won’t Be Such A Bummer, Maybe
Bleary guitar warbler Ed Sheeran might be doing a little less bleary guitar warbling on his next record (well, the guitars will probably stick around). Though he rose to fame on the merits of some pretty sad songs, he revealed in a recent interview with MTV News that his next album may not have quite the same tone. “I’ve had a different inspiration on this record — obviously, I haven’t had the same experiences, it will be different, but only from the senses it won’t be ta...
Kvitova eyes revenge match with Radwanska
Petra Kvitova, the former Wimbledon champion from the Czech Republic, continued her exciting return to form here on Wednesday with a performance which edged her nearer the tenth title of her career.
In the News | 007 Publisher Activision Backs Away From Licensed Games
Activision Blizzard says it's drawing down its licensed games business, meaning that franchises like James Bond might need a new home.
Geek Trivia: Individuals Suffering From Grapheme Synesthesia Experience What?
Individuals Suffering From Grapheme Synesthesia Experience What?1) Hyper-realistic Dreams2) Sounds as Colors3) Extreme Food Allergies4) Sound-induced InsomniaThink you know the answer? ...
An Emoji Translation Of "Moby Dick" Is Now Part Of The Library Of Congress Catalog
An emoji-tastic version of the classic novel has garnered itself a spot in the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress Tuesday inducted a new version of the classic tome Moby Dick into its archives. The twist? This version is written entirely in emoji, or Japanese emoticons. Emoji Dick began in 2009 as a Kickstarter project by creator Fred Benenson (a Kickstarter employee himself). Benenson took to Amazon's Mechanical Turk to crowdsource a translation of the Herman Melville epic, whic...
Steven Spielberg -- Welcome ... to JURASSIC YACHT
Steven Spielberg doesn't do anything low budget ... especially when it comes to boating ... 'cause his private yacht is FRICKIN' ENORMOUS!!! The Oscar winning director's $200 MILLION ocean vessel was spotted in Fort Lauderdale this week ... dwarfing…
With $650K In Seed Funding, YC-Backed Upverter Chases The Dream Of A Hardware Startup Revolution
Toronto’s Upverter is a startup that’s poised to effect change that could reshape the landscape of entrepreneurship. That’s not something you can say about most of the businesses we cover on a daily basis, whether or not they have good ideas. But it’s definitely true of Upverter, the company that’s hoping to build a cloud-based hardware engineering platform that can match and overtake its desktop-based counterparts within the next few years. So what would that mean ...
With $650K In Seed Funding, YC-Backed Upverter Chases The Dream Of A Hardware Startup Revolution
Toronto’s Upverter is a startup that’s poised to effect change that could reshape the landscape of entrepreneurship. That’s not something you can say about most of the businesses we cover on a daily basis, whether or not they have good ideas. But it’s definitely true of Upverter, the company that’s hoping to build a cloud-based hardware engineering platform that can match and overtake its desktop-based counterparts within the next few years. So what would that mean ...
2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur flies high with new tech, new styling, and 616 hp
The four-door Flying Spur tops Bentley's Continental line and, like its GT coupe and GTC convertible siblings, it's been redesigned to give luxury car buyers more of what they want.
Kia and DC Comics create a Superman car
DC Comics and Kia have both joined forces to bring you a crazy, and very detailed new car known as the “Optima Hybrid Superman One”. The Optima combined with the Superman details are supposed to emphasize that when you’re driving this car, you’re also saving the world, at least by reducing your carbon footprint. This car was on display a little over a week ago at The Jace Hall Show. The Optima Hybrid Superman One features a pretty intricate design. Plastered on the hood of the car is, of cours...
Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber Lead JUNO Award Nominations
As Carly Rae Jepsen prepares to release the objectively peerless “Tonight I’m Getting Over You” as a single while her album flounders in chart-middling obscurity, at least there’s one place where she’s getting the recognition she deserves: Her homeland of Canada, where Jepsen was just nominated for five (five!) JUNO Awards. (They’re like the Grammys, only Canadian.) O, Canada! A magical place, a place where dreams come true, a place where even a largely ignore...