Obama's gun control plans weaken in Senate
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An assault weapons ban sought by President Barack Obama ran into serious trouble on Tuesday when Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledged there was not enough support for it in the Senate. ...
Detroit Electric to unveil electric sports car at 2013 Shanghai Auto Show
Detroit Electric, which is the modern incarnation of an early 1900s’ electric car maker, has announced that it will unveil an all-electric sports car at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. Little information is available about the vehicle, but a single picture has been released showing off the vehicle from the front, which you can check out after the break. The picture, which is featured above, doesn’t show us much — a faint outline, mean-looking hood, LED headlights, and side mirro...
Lindsay Lohan's New Mug Shot -- If Looks Could Kill
Lindsay Lohan has just been booked by the Santa Monica police ... which means ... SHE HAS A BRAND NEW MUG SHOT ... and she does not look happy about it.Lindsay was ordered to turn herself in for booking after pleading "no contest" Monday to the…
Groupon Puts Co-CEOs Lefkofsky And Leonsis On Combined Salary Of $410K; Holden Gets $500K Bonus For 2014 & '15
As the last of the dust settles on the departure of Groupon’s founder/CEO Andrew Mason, the daily deals and local commerce service today filed an 8-K form with the SEC to detail how it would be compensating his interim co-CEO replacements Eric Lefkofsky and Ted Leonsis; and also giving a sweetener bonus to one of its key staff, Jeffrey Holden, in 2014 and 2015. Leonsis will be on $210,000, and Lefkofsky $200,000 — both on an annual basis, meaning that only a portion of that will be ...
Microsoft entices Windows app developers by paying $100 per published app
Microsoft's "Keep the Cash" promo will grant developers $100 per qualifying app and, if done right, could lead to more quality apps in the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Store.
Over 500m devices connected to internet in U.S.
A new analysis performed by The NPD Group shows that the United States has hit an impressive milestone. There are currently over 500 million internet-connected devices all across the nation. These devices include smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs, video-game consoles, HDTVs, Blu-Ray players, and more. The NPD Group says that the main driver for this number is the increase in smartphone and tablet ownership. The analysis shows that since 3 months ago, over 9 million more people made the change...
Next James Bond movie expected within 3 years : MGM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movie studio MGM said on Tuesday it expects to release the next James Bond movie within three years, and hopes to announce soon a new director after Sam Mendes decided to move on. ...
You Be The Judge: Jade, “Freedom”
We come across new artists each and every day, but are all acts worth making a fuss over? With You Be The Judge, we’re leaving it up to YOU, our readers. Should we keep tabs on these rising artists, leave their tunes behind — or at least let them stew a bit longer before we give them another chance? Meet Louisiana-bred songstress, Jade. The singer was originally a member of the (short-lived) girl group Sophia Fresh, which was signed in a joint venture between Atlantic Records and T-Pain. She st...
Nvidia CEO disappointed with Windows RT, prays to Outlook god
Add Nvidia CEO Jen Hsun Huang to the list of people disappointed with the debut of Windows RT. "We expected to have sold more than we did," he said Tuesday. "I think everybody expected to have sold more than we did." Huang was speaking to financial analysts on the sidelines of Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California. Windows RT is a version of Windows 8 for ARM-based chips like Nvidia's Tegra processors. Traditional versions of Windows are written to run on Intel and...
“Wee Man” Not Happy With Copyright Troll Lawsuits
The troll versus the elf sounds like the title of a cheap B-movie, but it’s actually a harsh reality. Over the past weeks Elf-Man LLC, the company that produced the movie with the same name, has sued over 200 alleged BitTorrent users in Colorado and Oregon. The lawsuits are typical troll affairs in which the copyright holder asks the court to reveal the identities behind IP-addresses previously monitored sharing. These account holders then receive a letter asking them to settle the case f...
BlackBerry Co-Founders Launch New Fund: Report
Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin are funding commercial applications for advancements in quantum science. The co-founders of BlackBerry are tackling a new project: Finding commercial applications for advancements in quantum science. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Mike Lazaridis said he had launched Quantum Valley Investments with fellow BlackBerry co-founder Doug Fregin. The two are putting in $100 million to the fund and, Lazaridis told the newspaper, already has its first de...
Lindsay Lohan -- IT'S NOT ME At the AV Club!
Lindsay Lohan says everyone jumped the gun by saying she went to a Hollywood nightclub just hours after being sentenced to lockdown rehab. You saw the photo ... LiLo allegedly arriving at AV nightclub Monday night, shrouded in a sheet, inside…
ReadWrite Editor-in-Chief Dan Lyons, a.k.a. Fake Steve Jobs, Is Leaving For Hubspot
Dan Lyons, the editor-in-chief at tech blog ReadWrite, is leaving for a position at marketing software company Hubspot. We heard the news from knowledgeable sources, and the part about Lyons’ departure (but not where he’s going) was confirmed by a SAY Media spokesperson: Yes, Dan will be leaving his position as editor-in-chief of ReadWrite effective April 1. He made this decision based on the challenges of telecommuting and the daily distance from his editorial team. We are still ver...
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm review – Evolve and survive
Blizzard's StarCraft II expansion drops another third of the eventual trilogy, with a new campaign and multiplayer pieces. But the lopsided experience is equally challenging and too easy.
Black Adam confirmed for Justice: Gods Among Us
Warner outs another playable character. Warner Bros. continues its drip-feed of Injustice: Gods Among Us info with confirmation that Black Adam will be a playable fighter. Click here to read the full articleRelated StoriesOrigin 'Player Appreciation Sale' offers discounts on over 200 gamesPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity video shows AR featureMark of the Ninja Special Edition DLC revealed - videoDevil Summoner: Soul Hackers gameplay videoPS All-Stars Battle Royale DLC adds Zeus and Isa...
Black Adam confirmed for Justice: Gods Among Us
Warner outs another playable character. Warner Bros. continues its drip-feed of Injustice: Gods Among Us info with confirmation that Black Adam will be a playable fighter. Click here to read the full articleRelated StoriesOrigin 'Player Appreciation Sale' offers discounts on over 200 gamesPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity video shows AR featureMark of the Ninja Special Edition DLC revealed - videoDevil Summoner: Soul Hackers gameplay videoPS All-Stars Battle Royale DLC adds Zeus and Isa...
New York World Trade Center observation deck operator selected
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York-based company that is owned by the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Yankees and an investment fund has been selected to run the observation deck atop New York's One World... ...
Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch moves onto Apple
Adobe announced some great news earlier today, stating that it had made a whopping $1.008 billion in the past 3 months. That earnings figure was about 30% higher than its anticipated $750 million earnings figure. Unfortunately, Adobe followed that good news with some terrible news. It has just announced that its Chief Technology Officer, Kevin Lynch has resigned from the company. The resignation came in the form of a SEC filing. Adobe states that on March 22nd, Lynch will be leaving the compan...
Danny Boyle on 'Trance' and keeping sane during London Olympics
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After Danny Boyle's prominent role at last year's London Summer Olympics, the British filmmaker is back in the spotlight with his first film since 2010's "127 Hours." ...
Lil Wayne Says He’s “Feeling A Lot Better” & Is Back Home Watching ESPN
Lil Wayne is back home and recovering after another extended hospital stay following a string of seizures. But for once the update on his health isn’t based on anything TMZ or Mack Maine or his publicist is saying. This time, it’s from Weezy himself and it would appear nobody has to play factual whack-a-mole. The rapper tweeted, “I’m feeling a lot better and again thk u all for ur love and prayers.” In fact, it sounds like Lil Wayne is in pretty good spirits. Head b...