Judges Can Learn From Hollywood Courtroom Dramas and Action Films, Says Chinese Mayor
In a bit of news that seems more at home in a Hollywood comedy, one Chinese mayor has suggested that real-life judges take a cue from foreign action films and courtroom dramas when deciding the outcome of important cases. Huang Quifan, the leader of the Chinese city of Chongqing, might have been taking his movie fandom a bit too seriously when he addressed a panel at the People's Congress in Beijing on Monday and said that those genres -- which most moviegoers consider pure escapism meant for e...
White Smoke Signifies New Pope Has Been Selected
On the fifth vote, the 115 cardinals seem to have picked a new leader. Though the new Pope hasn't been named yet, a cloud of white smoke about the Vatican means that a new leader of the Catholic Church has been named. The 115 cardinals came to a decision on Wednesday and will announce their selection later today. The decision comes after days of top-secret meetings and five total votes. So how did the Twittersphere react? if freakin' Rodman walks out on that balcony, I'm maxing out to Sata...
HOLY SMOKE -- CARDINALS DECIDE ON POPE!
White smoke is coming out of the holy chimney at the Vatican ... signaling that Cardinals have finally selected a NEW POPE!  The THOUSANDS of people who are waiting at St. Peter's Square are going crazy right now -- cheering, shouting,…
Andy Rubin's Next Moonshot Could Happen At Google's Project X
The announcement that Sundar Pichai is taking over from Andy Rubin as Google’s head of Android sure came as a surprise. Pichai is a perfect candidate for the job, no doubt, but Rubin obviously did a great job growing Android from a minor mobile operating system to the powerhouse it is today. Unlike the usual corporate press releases that announce these kinds of moves, Larry Page himself made today’s announcement, which is unusual in itself, and there’s no “he wants to spe...
IBM’s Watson supercomputer has a new job, as a lawyer
Watson might soon be looking for digital evidence to be used in court, helping employees achieve their long-term career goals, and concocting the perfect treatment plan for a PTSD patient if the USC students who took part in IBM's competition get their way.
FTC: Advertisers can’t post deceptive tweets/mobile ads
The Federal Trade Commission is setting some new, and much needed, guidelines for advertisers. The FTC has updated its guidelines, which were initially released in the year 2000, to include new ad marketing platforms. The FTC states that no matter what medium is used to see the ads, whether its a TV, radio, newspaper, computer, tablet, or a mobile phone, the ads must include full disclosure on the products being marketed. The picture below displays the wrong way to present a mobile ad. While t...
Selena Gomez’s “Rule The World”: Hear The Dance-Pop Leak, Which Is Not A Single
A new tune from the great Selena Gomez is always a good thing, although this one isn’t an official single — note how there’s no word from Camp Selena or Hollywood Records about it so far, which indicates pretty clearly that the release wasn’t planned — but hey! No matter! The song is out there now, and it’s called “Rule the World,” and while it’s neither a Take That cover nor is it an announcement of her intentions to rule the world as the new Pope (topi...
Geek Trivia: Alfred Nobel Established the Nobel Prize After What?
Alfred Nobel Established the Nobel Prize After What?1) He read his obituary 2) His wife died3) He lost a bet4) Doctors saved his sonThink you know the answer? ...
'Olympus Has Fallen' Screening: Gerard Butler, Angela Basset Get Handsy on the Red Carpet (PHOTOS)
Gerard Butler and Angela Bassett looked very happy at the New York City screening of their new movie "Olympus Has Fallen" on Monday. The co-stars hugged and laughed on the red carpet, and posed with the film's director, Antoine Fuqua, at the event, held at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. In "Olympus," the President of the Unites States (Aaron Eckhart) is kidnapped, and the White House is overrun by terrorists. The president's and the nation's safety lies in the hands of a disgraced presidential gua...
Andy Rubin Steps Down As Head Of Android
Larry Page announced that Sundar Pichai, the senior vice president of Chrome, will take Rubin's place. Andy Rubin is stepping down from the head of the Android team, Google announced on Wednesday. The surprise news came only days after Rubin cancelled his SXSW address (he was replaced by another Googler), Business Insider points out. Larry Page announced the departure on Google's official blog (read the full note here), but it's not immediately clear why Rubin is leaving. "Sergey and I fir...
Singer Miguel -- I DON'T Regret Frank Ocean Grammy Diss
If he could go back in time, singer Miguel STILL wouldn't give Frank Ocean a standing ovation for beating him at the Grammys ... telling TMZ, it's just his competitive nature.You'll recall, Miguel lost to Frank for Best Urban Contemporary Album at…
Amazon Drops Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ Price From $299 To $269, Releases It In Europe And Japan
Amazon just announced that it would be dropping the price of the 8.9-inch version of its Kindle Fire HD. The tablet will now cost $269 for the Wi-Fi only version and $399 for the Wi-Fi and LTE version. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ is now available in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan as well. Canada won’t get the device this time around. The Kindle Fire HD was already available in Europe, but only the 7-inch version. With today’s news, Android tablets will become more ...
My Top 10 Films
There are no-where near enough new songs this week to warrant a Chart Chasers post so I’ve racked my brain for an alternative idea. Today I am going to share with you my top 10 favourite films. Doing this I realised how few films I actually love and struggled to get 10. I’m a TV kind of guy and struggle to pay attention to anything that’s much longer than an hour! So, here’s the films in no particular order. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010) Michael Cera plays Scott Pilgrim, who has to fight o...
To Drive More Sales, Twitter Updates Its Ads Dashboard With More Data On Performance, Analytics And Spend
In the route to growing revenues, Twitter has been making a lot of upgrades to its advertising services — most notably through the release of an API — and today the social network added to that with the release of a new, upgraded dashboard for the Twitter Ads center that provides significantly more data to make it easier for brands to measure how ads are performing on the network, in a bid to get those brands to spend more. In effect, this is Twitter advertising’s equivalent ...
Square-Enix closes out the PS3 in style with Sony exclusive, ‘Drakengard 3′
Since 2009, Square-Enix has treated game consoles as nothing but a market for Eidos-made games like 'Hitman: Absolution' and 'Tomb Raider' as well as 'Final Fantasy XIII' and its sequels. The company surprised fans on Wednesday announcing one last PlayStation 3 exclusive, the action RPG 'Drakengard 3.'
Dragon's Dogma DLC: Dark Arisen 'Sorcerer' trailer
Check out the Wizard class in action. Capcom has released a new trailer for Dragon's Dogma DLC expansion Dark Arisen.Click here to read the full articleRelated StoriesVita tops Japan hardware salesVita tops Japanese hardware salesPayday 2 teaser trailer releasedGears of War: Judgment trailer: meet Kilo SquadEU PS Store update: Dead Space 3, Sleeping Dogs and Metal Gear Rising DLC...
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 launches in Europe and Japan, US version now $269
Good news for those located outside the US. Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is now available in a select number of countries in Europe, including the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, as well as Japan. To celebrate the expansion, Amazon also dropped the price of the tablet to $269 in the US, with the 4G version now starting at $399. Previously, the 8.9-inch version of the Kindle Fire HD was priced at $299, while the 4G version costed $499, which means that the WiFi-only model received a...
Mindless Behavior’s ‘All Around The World’ Movie Premiere: Watch All The Action
Teen heartthrobs Mindless Behavior not only returned with new album All Around The World this week (pick up a copy here), they also star in the documentary/concert movie Mindless Behavior: All Around The World, which hits AMC theaters this Friday (March 15). To get you going out of your mind even further — if that’s possible — we’ve got an exclusive sneak peak of Prodigy, Princeton, Ray Ray and Roc Royal at the premiere of the movie at L.A.’s Universal Citywalk on March 10. Wat...
AFC Cup: East Bengal play out 0-0 stalemate with Vietnam's Xuan Thanh FC
The draw ended East Bengal's ten-match losing streak in away matches of the AFC Cup.
Special Feature | At BitSummit, Japan’s Indie Game Creators Come Out of Hiding
KYOTO, Japan -- BitSummit is the intimate gaming event Japan needs: an indie-focused celebration of gaming, one that's optimistic about Japan's future.