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Zynga’s Ruby Blast Arcade Game Hits Facebook

Zynga’s Ruby Blast Arcade Game Hits Facebook

Zynga/Facebook(NEW YORK) — Another day, another Zynga game to keep you entertained during those boring conference calls. Zynga released Bubble Safari a few weeks ago. Now the social gaming king is announcing a new arcade-style game — Ruby Blast….

ICANN Releases New Web Domain Name Options

ICANN Releases New Web Domain Name Options

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images (LONDON) — By 2013 we could be typing domain names that end in .app, .blog, or .apple into our web browsers.The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on Wednesday released the list of compan…

Who Is Behind Super Cyber Spy Tool?

Who Is Behind Super Cyber Spy Tool?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Cyber security experts around the world are racing to dissect Flame, the largest cyber espionage program ever discovered, as clues in the code and vague statements from Western officials fueled speculation as to wh…

CableWiFi: Cable Firms to Join on 50,000 Hotspots

CableWiFi: Cable Firms to Join on 50,000 Hotspots

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Being a Bright House, Optimum, Xfinity, Cox Communications, and Time Warner Cable subscriber is about to get a bit better.  Or at least it will if you’re the type that’s always searching for a public…

Murder Caught on iPad Video Chat

Murder Caught on iPad Video Chat

Comstock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A Massachusetts man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death as their daughter’s friend watched via an iPad video chat is being held in jail without bond Tuesday. Christopher Piantedosi, 39, allegedly showed up at the …

Is the Internet Driving Porn Addiction Among School-Aged Kids?

Is the Internet Driving Porn Addiction Among School-Aged Kids?

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Nathan Haug is an upstanding high school student, on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout.  He has a high GPA, serves on the student council and swims competitively.  But Haug had a secret he kept hidden from hi…

Rep. Paul Ryan Gets His Own ‘Hey Girl’ Internet Meme

Rep. Paul Ryan Gets His Own ‘Hey Girl’ Internet Meme

Michael Bonfigli /The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Internet meme that propelled Ryan Gosling to viral Internet heartthrob status took a turn for the political this week, setting its hunky photo captioning prowess upon H…

Facebook Beefs Up Security With New Anti-Virus Marketplace

Facebook Beefs Up Security With New Anti-Virus Marketplace

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Facebook has partnered with anti-virus software companies, including Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos and Symantec, and is announcing Wednesday two major security steps.Facebook will now incorporate the…

Internet Crackdown on Pro-Anorexia Sites

Internet Crackdown on Pro-Anorexia Sites

Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two years ago, when Madeleine Bowman began treatment for anorexia, she stopped looking at a pro-anorexia website that for years had served as her community and her source for ideas to nurture her secret illness.But on…

Calif. Man Busted in Counterfeit Software Scheme

Calif. Man Busted in Counterfeit Software Scheme

U.S. Department of Justice(LOS ANGELES) — Hundreds of online shoppers who believed they were purchasing authentic copies of Microsoft Office 2007 CD-ROMs received counterfeit copies of the program, federal agents said Monday in announcing the arrest o…

‘Annoying, Offending’ Language Online Would Be Crime Under Arizona Bill

‘Annoying, Offending’ Language Online Would Be Crime Under Arizona Bill

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — Distasteful comments and online insults are a mainstay of many social networks and online comment boards, but a new bill passed in Arizona could send people who “annoy or offend” to jail for up to six months…

Facebook Taking Proactive Stance Against Suicides

Facebook Taking Proactive Stance Against Suicides

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In the wake of the suicide of a 31-year-old Taiwanese woman who told friends on Facebook she was planning to kill herself, Facebook’s managers tell ABC News they have plans to work with other leading websites t…

Study Links Narcissism and Facebook Activity

Study Links Narcissism and Facebook Activity

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MACOMB, Ill.) — For the average narcissist, Facebook is a tool that may promote anti-social behavior.Facebook “offers a gateway for hundreds of shallow relationships and emotionally detached communication,” acc…

Sex, Alcohol and Showers: What Would You Give Up for the Internet?

Sex, Alcohol and Showers: What Would You Give Up for the Internet?

John Foxx/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Just what would you give up if the Internet was taken away from you? For some, sex, alcohol, showers and chocolate are on the list, according to a report by the Boston Consulting Group.The study, which is focused on the …

Online Grieving: Support a Keyboard Away

Online Grieving: Support a Keyboard Away

Zach Whiteman via Reddit(KOKOMO, Ind.) — On March 8, a young man marking a painful anniversary went to Reddit.com and posted three short sentences and a photograph depicting a heartbreaking story of young love nipped in the bud by cancer.”A year ago t…

Facebook Shuts Down ‘Most Beautiful Teen’ Page

Facebook Shuts Down ‘Most Beautiful Teen’ Page

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A Facebook page that solicited sexy pictures from teenagers hoping to be named the “The Most Beautiful Teen in the World” has been taken down after it sparked outrage from concerned parent…

Internet Addiction Linked to Drug Abuse, Study Finds

Internet Addiction Linked to Drug Abuse, Study Finds

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(THESSALONIKI, Greece) — Parents already panicky about the amount of time their teenage children spend online may now have something new to worry about: all those hours spent Web surfing, chatting, gaming, texting and p…

On Capitol Hill, Nick Cannon Talks Online Privacy for Children

On Capitol Hill, Nick Cannon Talks Online Privacy for Children

Gary Gershoff/WireImage(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Music and television personality Nick Cannon appeared on Capitol Hill Wednesday to endorse a bill aimed at increasing online privacy for children. Appearing at a press conference hosted by Representatives Ed…

Women More ‘Unfriendly’ Than Men, Study Says

Women More ‘Unfriendly’ Than Men, Study Says

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Women and young adults are more unfriendly than men — on social networks, that is.  At least that’s what a new study released on Friday by the Pew Research Center reveals.According to the repo…

Singles Dating Site Lets You Ask: Why Didn’t You Call Me?

Singles Dating Site Lets You Ask: Why Didn’t You Call Me?

Justin Pumfrey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Chad Zanca was devastated when his girlfriend of six months just vanished from sight while visiting him for a vacation in Costa Rica. “She straight up gave me the cold shoulder. It was pretty brutal,” said Zanca…

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