Posts in December, 2012

Steve Jobs yacht impounded for non-payment of bill

// December 21st, 2012 // No Comments » // Entertainment

Steve Jobs’ brand new yacht, that he never lived to see completed, has been impounded for non-payment of the bill. The dispute revolves around differing valuations of the yacht – the builder believes it is valued at $198 million while the Jobs family believes it is valued at only $139 million. The designer believes he […]

Amazon announces six new comedy series pilots

// December 21st, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Amazon announced yesterday that its film production arm, Amazon Studios, is producing six comedy series pilots that could become full-season productions if the pilots are well received by viewers. The comedy series were created by a mix of established writers such as Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury), Principato-Young (Reno 911), and David Javerbaum (The Daily Show), as […]

And the spam gods say “Woot!”. Facebook to charge $1 for privilege to send message to any user’s inbox

// December 20th, 2012 // No Comments » // Internet

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First Instagram says “Doh!” and then their mothership figures they should also irritate their customers too. Facebook has announced on their blog that they are rolling out a new “Inbox delivery test”. For $1, a small group of users can pay to send messages to anyone, whether they are connected with them or not, and […]

Watch iconic characters (real actors) from popular video games experience a terrifying game glitch [VIDEO]

// December 20th, 2012 // No Comments » // Entertainment

In the humorous video below, iconic characters from popular video games (played by real human beings) experience a game glitch and do the unthinkable – they attempt to use the glitch to their advantage. The fantastic special effects give this movie short a “professional” quality making it a very enjoyable watch.

Rare iconic pictures – famous people you never thought you’d see together

// December 20th, 2012 // No Comments » // Entertainment

Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein

Here’s a collection of rare iconic pictures of famous people you never would have thought you’d see together.

Freaky the Scary Snowman is back posing as Frosty and scaring the life out of passerbys

// December 20th, 2012 // No Comments » // Geek Humor

Frosty’s evil twin sits on the sidewalk and when unsuspecting people approach Freaky lashes out at them to scare the life out of them. Great fun!

New “sound wave” knife is so accurate, surgeons can detach a single cancer cell with it

// December 20th, 2012 // No Comments » // Medical News

Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a new knife that uses high-amplitude sound waves, instead of a knife blade, to cut tissue. The new sound-based knife, which can focus sound waves to finer points than every before, is magnitudes more accurate than previous technologies. It can cut an area of tissue, using pressure […]

DARPA’s LS3 AlphaDog robot receives upgrade – responds to voice commands [VIDEO]

// December 20th, 2012 // No Comments » // Robotics

The LS3 AlphaDog military robot, created by DARPA, is quickly closing in on its goal to become a mule for soldiers. Designed to carry soldier’s military gear weighing 400 pounds or more, AlphaDog can cover 20 miles in less than 24 hours. Its latest upgrade was demonstrated by DARPA and showed AlphaDog responding to voice […]

Deal closed on television series remake of Rod Sterling classic, The Twilight Zone

// December 20th, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Word on the street is that X-Men director Bryan Singer (who recently directed the Munsters reboot, Mockingbird Lane) has closed a deal to develop, executive produce and possibly direct a reboot of Rod Serling’s sci-fi/horror classic, The Twilight Zone. CBS owns the rights to the original so they are the best bet to pick up […]

New stretchy, liquid electronics cables stretch up to a mind-boggling eight times their original length

// December 20th, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

Researchers at North Carolina State University have produced a new cable material that stretches an order of magnitude more stretchy than existing stretchy wires. Think of the possibilities – tiny charging cables or headphone cables that are easy to carry around but easily stretch to crazy lengths when needed (and with the decreased possibility that […]

Five planets found orbiting Tau Ceti, one of the closest Sun-like stars in our system

// December 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News

Astronomers have discovered five planets, including one in the habitable “Goldilocks Zone”, surrounding Tau Ceti, one of the closest and most Sun-like stars in our neighborhood (it has the same specteral classification as the Sun). Located just 12 light-years away from Earth, the planets are about 2-6 times the mass of Earth. The single planet […]

Anonymous account (YourAnonNews) suspended by Twitter – back online after bout of smooth talking

// December 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

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@YourAnonNews, a public relations Twitter account used by members of Anonymous to relay hacktivist related news and information to hundreds of thousands of followers, was suspended by Twitter around 11:50 AM EST on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. A backup Twitter account, @YANBackUp, had been created by Anonymous just two weeks prior.

Android Key Lime Pie release date, news, and rumors

// December 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Google has done a good job of keeping details of its next Android operation system version, dubbed Key Lime Pie, under wraps but we expect information on the upcoming OS to begin leaking any day now. So far, here are the rumors that are circulating. Be forewarned – these are rumors only, and very early […]

S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show (2013) – status watch – latest news [UPDATE]

// December 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. is a planned American television series created by Avengers director and creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, Joss Whedon, and based on the Marvel Comics shadowy government organization of the same name. It will be produced, beginning in January 2013, by Marvel Television and air on the ABC network, and […]

Riddick movie (2013) – status watch – latest news

// December 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Universal Pictures’ movie Riddick, starring Van Diesel as the shining-eyed Richard B. Riddick, is scheduled to be released September 6, 2013. Riddick began filming in January 2012 in Montreal, Canada (after being shut down temporarily in 2011 due to lack of funding). Riddick has been the antihero of four previous films in the Riddick series, […]

Comixology comic book reader rolls out “Continue” feature that remembers reading position on all devices

// December 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // Comics News

Comixology released a pretty cool feature yesterday, one that’s common on reading apps – a continuous bookmark feature. With the new feature (called Continue), that’s being rolled out to all platforms (Windows 8, iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, etc), the Comixology comic book app will remember your last reading position allowing you to pick up reading […]