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Get A Free $200 Kroger Gift Card! - The Latest Scam on Facebook
Scammers are luring victims in with the promise of a $200 Kroger gift card. To get the gift card, victims must give up personal information and sign up for an expensive service.
03:23 Oct 21, 2014 PST
Unusual Lawsuit Filed Against Walmart
Lawsuit filed against Walmart over ... shopping baskets! It doesn't make sense because the cost of the lawsuit must be much more than the cost of baskets.
13:59 Sep 23, 2014 PST
US Government Preventing Veteran From Saving His Mothers Life
The United States Embassy in the Philippines will not allow bone marrow donor in our country for this veteran's mother
09:48 May 29, 2014 PST
AT&T's New Mobile Share Plan - Consumers Beware!
If you're an existing AT&T customer with an existing family plan, this new plan will appear to save you as much as $100 a month but it will cost you even more in the long run
12:42 Mar 3, 2014 PST
Helping the Homeless One Cupcake at a Time
How one girl's selfless mission is helping a community in need, and how she touches their lives.
19:01 Apr 29, 2013 PST
Meet Petaluma's Defender: Batman!
19 Year Old College Student dresses up as Batman to protect city and promote good will
20:00 Apr 9, 2013 PST
A Good Server Can Make All The Difference
A review on 2 different restaurants where the waiter made all the difference
05:56 Mar 27, 2013 PST
Huntington City Police Don't Care About Dog Theft
If you have your dog stolen in Huntington, WV, don't bother calling the police unless you paid your yearly dog tax
17:27 Mar 26, 2013 PST
Facebook Hashtags Coming Soon
According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook will incorporate hashtags catching up to Twitter, Google +, and Instagram
07:32 Mar 15, 2013 PST
Netflix Introduces Netflix Social For Facebook U.S. Users
Starting today, Netflix members in the U.S. can share their favorite shows and movies on Netflix with friends by connecting to Facebook and agreeing to share.
15:05 Mar 13, 2013 PST
Facebook 'Likes' Can Reveal Information About You - So What?
'Likes' on Facebook can accurately predict personality traits, sexual orientation, and intelligence, according to researchers
21:09 Mar 12, 2013 PST
Google to Cut 1200 More Motorola Jobs
Google announced that they are cutting 1,200 more jobs at its Motorola Mobility division, following the announcement of 4,000 layoffs in 2012
07:56 Mar 12, 2013 PST
New Facebook Changes Coming Soon!
Facebook unveiled changes to the site trying to make Facebook more unified across all devices with an overhaul to the newsfeed
20:10 Mar 7, 2013 PST
Evernote Issues Mandatory Password Resets After Security Breach
Online personal organizer Evernote reset passwords for all its users after attackers breached the company's systems and accessed login credentials
09:19 Mar 4, 2013 PST
BB&T Bank Customer Alert: Accounts Zeroed Out, Cards Being Declined
BB&T customers nation wide are reporting zeroed out accounts and their bank cards being declined
21:17 Mar 2, 2013 PST
Pandora Sets 40 Hour Monthly Limit on Free Mobile Listening
Pandora announced that it is installing a 40 hour monthly limit on free listening to its Internet radio service over mobile devices
04:58 Mar 1, 2013 PST
Is Facebook and Twitter Bad for Your Health?
A recent story shows that social media can affect stress levels, sleep, and relationships
18:38 Feb 27, 2013 PST
Six Strikes Anti Piracy Policy Implemented By ISP's
Starting this week the Six Strikes Anti Piracy Policy becomes active to reduce piracy and copyright infringement
14:13 Feb 26, 2013 PST
HP Releasing Android Tablet for Lowest Price of $169
HP is introducing their Android Tablet, The Slate 7 Tablet for a very low price, the lowest price for a tablet to date.
20:46 Feb 25, 2013 PST
HP Releases Officejet Pro X Printer - The Worlds Fastest Desktop Printer
According to Guinness World Records the HP Officejet Pro X is the fastest desktop printer to date
18:18 Feb 12, 2013 PST
The Xbox: Where it started, where it is, where it may be going
Xbox current figures and rumors for the next generation of the Xbox. So how is a 7+ year old console gaming system doing today?
21:19 Feb 11, 2013 PST
YouTube To Be Blocked in Egypt
An Egyptian court ordered the suspension of YouTube for a month for broadcasting a film insulting the Prophet Mohammad
05:52 Feb 11, 2013 PST
Father Bribes Daughter to Quit Facebook
Paul Baier, a research consultant in Boston, is paying his 14-year-old daughter $200 to quit Facebook until summer; smart parenting or poor parenting?
12:24 Feb 10, 2013 PST
Why Are Kids Overweight Today?
Childhood obesity is out of control, and here is why! What has changed in the past 30 years? Who or what is to blame?
20:18 Feb 7, 2013 PST
Go Daddy Reports Top Sales After Controversial Superbowl Commercial
The commercial labeled 'inappropiate' by millions of viewers helps Go Daddy cash in
07:16 Feb 7, 2013 PST
Facebook 'Brand' Pages Not Considered Credible
A recent survey shows that Facebook 'Brand' pages are only considered credible by 4% of Americans within the age range of 15-25
20:47 Feb 6, 2013 PST
US Postal Service To Discontinue Saturday Letter Deliveries
Today the US Postal Service has announced a new delivery schedule. No more Saturday deliveries.
09:57 Feb 6, 2013 PST
Which Google Chromebook Is Right For You?
There are now 4 Google Chromebooks available ranging from $199 - $449. How are they differnt? Which one is right for you?
13:16 Feb 4, 2013 PST
Google Chromebooks in 2000 Schools
Google has their Google Chomebooks in 2000 schools to help children with education
15:27 Feb 3, 2013 PST
Child Labor Laws: What Crosses the Line?
Is helping your dad out at work or mowing the neighbors yard violating Child Labor Laws? A little food for thought...
07:34 Feb 3, 2013 PST
Twitter Hacked! 250,000 User Accounts Compromised
Twitter reports that it recently detected a series of attempts to hack into user data, and that the attackers may have successfully absconded with some users' information
11:58 Feb 2, 2013 PST
Amazon Kindle Customers Win Law Suit Settlement
If you are an Amazon Kindle customer, did you know you were involved in a lawsuit? Well you were, and you won!
06:35 Feb 2, 2013 PST
Will Facebook Replace eBay?
eBay is the most successful auction website on the Internet, but there is someone else joining the game...
13:55 Feb 1, 2013 PST
YouTube is New Generations' MTV
Do kids watch music videos still? Yes they do! Not on MTV or VH1, but on YouTube...
06:50 Feb 1, 2013 PST
Geeksquad Tech Support: Is it Overpriced?
From time to time we find ourselves having computer problems. Spyware, malware, and viruses are very easy to get loaded on your computer if you are very active in social media and play a lot of games or click on ads.
17:09 Jan 31, 2013 PST
Do We Still Have American Rights?
I am reviewing 3 laws in various towns and cities in the United States that I think violate American Rights as well as Constitutional Rights.
16:06 Jan 31, 2013 PST
Google Chrome Laptop Now Available for only $249.99
Samsung has partnered with Google and they have released the Samsung Chromebook for $249.99 If you are a gamer, this laptop is not for you. But don't dismiss this laptop yet!
06:45 Jan 31, 2013 PST
Papa John's Facing $250 Million Lawsuit Over Text Messages
Papa John's allegedly sent a total of 500,000 unwanted text messages to some customers in early 2010 and now they are paying the price...
19:09 Jan 30, 2013 PST
Would Stricter Gun Laws Have Prevented Sandy Hook Tragedy?
My thoughts and feelings on if stricter gun laws would have prevented the Sandy Hook tragedy, and my opinion on how lessen the chance of this happening again...
13:45 Jan 30, 2013 PST
Facebook Making it Easy to Buy Guns Without Background Checks
There are certain steps that must be taken when purchasing a firearm online, but thanks to member created Facebook Groups, people can get around those steps now...
20:41 Jan 29, 2013 PST
Facebook Charging Members to Send Private Messages
Is it true that Mark Zuckerberg told CNN 2 years ago that Facebook will always be free? If so, than why is he charging users a fee to send a private message.
11:41 Jan 27, 2013 PST
The iPhone 5 Has Been Announced
The iPhone 5 screen is taller than the screens on the iPhones that preceded it. The display offers 326 pixels per inch, with a 4-inch screen and 1136 x 640 resolution.
14:33 Sep 12, 2012 PST
Millions of Websites Down Due to a Hacker
A hacker takes credit for hacking Godaddy.com causing millions of websites to go down
15:11 Sep 10, 2012 PST
Hacked FBI Laptop Exposes 12 Million Apple Device IDs
Hackers posts 1 of the 12 million of the Apple Device IDs to the Web after allegedly stealing the data from an agent's laptop
18:01 Sep 4, 2012 PST
New Walmart Testing iPhone App Scans Purchases While You Shop
Speed up your check out time at Walmart by scanning your items with your iPhone before getting in line
13:18 Sep 4, 2012 PST
Alarm Guaranteed to Get You Out of Bed
'Sleep if U Can' makes you go to the bathroom, kitchen, or front door!
13:29 Aug 28, 2012 PST
One Man Trying to Make a Difference By Running For a Cause
A once over-weight man, started running a year ago to get healthy, now he is trying to pay it forward...
06:00 Aug 28, 2012 PST
Facebook 5.0 For Apple iPhone and iPad Owners Leaves Android Users in the Dark
Facebook has updated their iOS App making it twice as fast, but Facebook employees are being forced to use Android Devices
14:31 Aug 26, 2012 PST
Diablo 3 Game Director Drops the 'F' Bomb Against Diablo 1 and 2 Game Maker
Diablo 3 Game Director lashes out at Diablo 1 and 2 Game Maker David Brevik
07:18 Aug 26, 2012 PST
Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon Dies at 82
The first man to step on the moon has passed away.
16:57 Aug 25, 2012 PST
Adobe Flash Internet Explorer Exploit
Adobe issues security update for Flash player because of an exploit in Internet Explorer
14:08 May 6, 2012 PST
Xbox 360 Dropping to $99 Possibly But With a Catch!
$99 Xbox 360 + Kinect bundle launching as early as next week possibly, but with a catch....
15:59 May 5, 2012 PST
Nursing Home Robbed By Armed Clown
An armed clown breaks into a nursing home taking prescription drugs
19:28 May 2, 2012 PST
iPhone Bras Coming Soon!
Need a place to put your cell phone or credit cards? Then the JoeyBra is just for you!
07:39 Apr 30, 2012 PST
Google Launches New Cloud Storage Service 'Google Drive'
Will Google dominate the cloud storage business with their new 'Google Drive?'
08:26 Apr 29, 2012 PST
iPhone Users Beware! iMessage Keeps Texting After Remote Wipeouts
Even after getting a new phone, thieves can still receive your text messages
17:47 Dec 23, 2011 PST
Kindle Fire Definitely a Holiday Favorite
The Kindle Fire is a success selling more than one million a week since its release
15:51 Dec 23, 2011 PST
USB 3.0 Will Be Standard On Intel-based Windows PCs
Next year, USB 3.0 will be a standard on Intel-based Windows PCs
19:26 Dec 14, 2011 PST
Merry Christmas From Google - Free Calling Through 2012
Google has extended their free domestic calls within the US and Canada through 2012
18:49 Dec 14, 2011 PST
Steve Jobs The Visionary Co-Founder of Apple Has Passed Away
Confirmed on Apple's website, Steve Jobs has passed away at the age of 56. Steve recently stepped down as Apples CEO, naming Tim Cook as his successor.
18:33 Oct 5, 2011 PST
Is Facebook Going to Start Charging?
Worried if Facebook is going to start charging? This article is for you!
05:26 Sep 26, 2011 PST
NBC Twitter Account Hacked, Causing Worldwide Panic
A hacker group called 'The Script Kiddies' tweeting about a fake attack at Ground Zero
12:40 Sep 10, 2011 PST
Official US Document Found Pertaining to Yeti Search
A document has surfaced from the National Archives showing that the Government has searched for the 'Yeti'
06:42 Sep 8, 2011 PST
Apple Employee Loses Next-Gen iPhone at a Bar (Again!)
Is history repeating itself for Apple by losing another prototype in a bar, or is this an elaborate publicity stunt?
14:04 Sep 5, 2011 PST
Steve Jobs Steps Down As Apple CEO
Steve Jobs has stepped down as Apple CEO, but will remain a part of the company...
16:34 Aug 25, 2011 PST
Skype Introduces iPhone Video Calling Over 3G and Wi-Fi
With Skype 3.0, you can now make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls over 3G and WiFi
12:55 Jan 3, 2011 PST
New Nintendo 3DS A Health Hazard For Young Children?
Nintendo has issued a warning for children under the age of 6 to not use the Nintendo 3DS.
09:10 Dec 29, 2010 PST
Apple & App Creators Being Sued Over Privacy Issues
A lawsuit has been filed against Apple and some application creators for sending personal information to ad networks without the consent of users
12:53 Dec 28, 2010 PST
Word Lens Offers Real-Time Translations For iPhone Users
Instantly translate printed words from one language to another with your built-in video camera, in real time!
18:42 Dec 17, 2010 PST
Mother Kills Baby For Interrupting Her Farmville Game
A Jacksonville mother charged with shaking her baby to death has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for interrupting her playing Farmville
16:44 Dec 16, 2010 PST
Time Magazine's Person of the Year is Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984 in White Plains, New York to Karen, a psychiatrist, and Edward, a dentist. Mark and three sisters, Randi, Donna, and Arielle, were brought up in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Zuckerberg was raised Jewish, inc
10:22 Dec 16, 2010 PST
Surf The Internet For Charity Using Chrome For a Cause
Google will donate money to 1 of 5 charities depending on how many tabs you have opened in Google Chrome
18:08 Dec 15, 2010 PST
McDonalds Got McHacked!
McDonald's has issued a warning to their customers who signed up for promotions or registered at any of its online sites that their e-mail address has been compromised by an unauthorized third party.
11:33 Dec 14, 2010 PST
Gawker Media Servers Hacked, Commenters Usernames and Passwords Exposed!
If you have a commenting account on Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Gawker, Jezebel, io9, Jalopnik, Kotaku, Deadspin, or Fleshbot, you need to change your password
11:58 Dec 13, 2010 PST
New Life Form Discovered
The life form NASA discovered in the Mono Lake, California (which is poisonous), this bacteria is made of arsenic, something that was thought to be completely impossible.
07:12 Dec 2, 2010 PST
Google Celebrates Rosa Parks Today
On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks, age 42, refused to obey bus driver James Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Parks' action sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
19:56 Dec 1, 2010 PST
Google Editions 'Read Anywhere' Model Launches this Month
Amazon leads the e-book industry that claims to have 80% of the e-book market. It requires to have a Kindle device or their software installed on your smartphone, computer, or tablet. Google is hoping to use their 'read anywhere' model to lure rea
18:47 Dec 1, 2010 PST
Never Get Lost Again With The Garmin 1450LMT
What is a better present for a loved one or yourself than the Garmin 1450LMT and the ease of never looking at a road map again...
07:33 Dec 1, 2010 PST
Just Dance 2, Wii's Hottest Dance Game
The follow-up to last year's pop culture dancing phenom; Just Dance 2 is one of Nintendos hottest dance titles
18:17 Nov 30, 2010 PST
A Christmas Must Have This Year: The Xbox 360 4gb Kinect Bundle!
With Microsoft Kinect out now, the Xbox 360 4gb units are one of this years hottest items!
16:14 Nov 30, 2010 PST
Wii Fit Plus - The Way To Get In Shape 21st Century Style!
More people are turning to Wii Fit Plus to lose weight or get in shape instead of spending money on gym memberships
13:11 Nov 30, 2010 PST
Comcast Forcing Netflix Partners To Pay a Toll To Stream Content
Level 3 Communications, the networking company that delivers streaming video to Netflix users, says that Comcast is demanding a 'recurring fee' for streaming content to its subscribers
11:59 Nov 30, 2010 PST
Apple Pulls Anti-Gay 'sexually immoral' App Over The Weekend
The petition that was started on change.org obtained over 7700 signatures. The petition organisers asked those unhappy with the initial decision to contact Apple's CEO Steve Jobs, signing a statement: 'Please remove anti-LGBT, anti-women applicati
07:57 Nov 30, 2010 PST
Has Extraterrestrial Life Been Discovered?
NASA is holding a news conference on December 2nd, has extraterrestrial life been discovered?
05:55 Nov 30, 2010 PST
Playboy Releases Digital Locker of Every Playboy Magazine Since 1953
Playboy has partnered with Bondi Digital to release a 250GB external hard drive with every issue of Playboy published since 1953. 57 years worth of Playboys can be yours for $300.
18:16 Nov 29, 2010 PST
Comcast Reports Internet Outage On The East Coast
If you're a Comcast customer and live on the east coast, you may have noticed a problem with your internet, you weren't alone...
13:18 Nov 29, 2010 PST
George Bush Answering Questions Live On Facebook Today
George Bush will be answering questions live on Facebook today while talking about his new book...
10:18 Nov 29, 2010 PST
Cyber Monday Is Here!
Cyber Monday is here, but are the online deals better than the online deals on Black Friday?
09:19 Nov 29, 2010 PST
Where Did The Name Black Friday Come From?
While it has been one of the busiest days in terms of pedestrian traffic at shopping centers, in terms of actual sales volume, from 1993 through 2001 Black Friday was the fifth to tenth busiest day.
06:07 Nov 26, 2010 PST
Angry Birds Coming To Xbox, PS3, & Wii Next Year; Angry Birds 2 In The Works
Rovio plans to release Angry Birds to the Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3 next year, and they are also working on Angry Birds 2
18:51 Nov 24, 2010 PST
eBay Combines Their 2 iPhone Apps Into 1, & Adds Bar Code Scanning
Instead of a buying app and a selling app, eBay has combined these 2 apps into 1 and has added bar code scanning from Red Laser
15:16 Nov 23, 2010 PST
Amazon Launches New iPhone App That Offers Price Comparisons & 1 Click Buying
Right in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Amazon launches a new App that can instantly find the item you are looking for and let you purchase it with one click...
18:02 Nov 22, 2010 PST
Netflix Introduces Streaming-Only Plan For $7.99
Netflix is finally offering a streaming only plan, but raises the prices of their other plans...
09:58 Nov 22, 2010 PST
Amazon Introduces Kindle Book Gifting
Right in time for the holiday season, you can now gift Kindle books, even if the recipient does not own a Kindle.
13:49 Nov 19, 2010 PST
Hulu Plus Drops Their Price to $7.99 a Month
Hulu Plus is $2 cheaper per month now, and has a new referral program...
10:10 Nov 17, 2010 PST
Google Voice App Available For the iPhone
Google has released an official Google Voice App for the iPhone and its free!
17:49 Nov 16, 2010 PST
The Beatles Music Now Available on iTunes
After years of fans waiting for the Beatles music to be on iTunes, it has finally happened.
11:38 Nov 16, 2010 PST
Comcast Launches iPhone/iPad App to Manage Your DVR
Once the customer finds what they want to watch, they can tap their selection and it will change the channel of their DVR to that channel or select to record their selection.
20:08 Nov 15, 2010 PST
Facebook Introduces Its Own Version of Email
Today CEO and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced a new 'modern messaging system' for Facebook. Zukerberg says that it's not technically an email system, but this might replace email.
11:50 Nov 15, 2010 PST
Google Instant Available on Android Phones and iPhones
Google Instant is now available on most iPhones and Android OS based mobile phones
13:05 Nov 5, 2010 PST
  
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