You Can Now Virtually Hike the Grand Canyon Thanks to Google Street View

Google’s efforts to Street View the Grand Canyon is finally available to view online. It in no way is an adequate replacement for actually going to one of the world’s most breathtaking works of nature, but it’ll have to do. Take a break, stock up on some water, and take a virtual hike past views like the […]

TicketMaster Dumps CAPTCHA Verification, When Will Others Follow Suit?

  Maybe it’s a small victory, but I’m still cheering nonetheless: TicketMaster has ditched CAPTCHA for an easier verification solution from New York startup Solve Media. Now, if only others would get a clue. Developed at Carnegie Mellon University in 2000, CAPTCHA (“completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart”) has gone on […]

Sony Fined $400,000 for the 2011 PlayStation Network Hack

Sony has received a slap on the wrist for its 2011 PlayStation Network security breach. A U.K. Based watchdog group called Information Commissioner’s Office, ironically abbreviated as ICO, has hit the Japanese electronics giant with a £250,000 (approx. $400,000 USD) fine.

Gears of War: Judgment Gets New Trailer, Includes Original Gears of War

The brand new trailer for Gears of War: Judgment has been dubbed “The Guts of Gears,” and it’s meant to deliver a bit of information and footage regarding what Microsoft is calling “the most intense and action-packed ‘Gears‘ campaign yet.” The trailer introduces “declassifying challenges,” a new element in Judgment that will give gamers a new set of rules […]

AT&T Reportedly Looking to Acquire a European Carrier

AT&T is reportedly on the search to acquire a European carrier based in the Netherlands, Germany or the United Kingdom. The news is courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, which said AT&T’s goal is to enter a new market where it “can upgrade technology and roll out more lucrative pricing strategies.” European carriers are still focused on […]

Sprint Announces 28 New 4G LTE Markets

Sprint announced on Thursday that it will activate 28 new 4G LTE markets in the “coming months.” The new markets include: Albany, GA Anderson, SC Bay City, MI Branson, MO Bremerton/Silverdale, WA Columbus, GA Columbus, MS Decatur, AL Florence/Muscle Shoals, AL Gadsden, AL Gaffney, SC Gettysburg, PA Glasgow, KY Homosassa Springs, FL Hot Springs, AR […]

Instagram Rolls Back Terms To Old Version, Effective January 19

As promised, Instagram has announced that its user agreement will revert to its previous version starting January 19. The move comes after a public outcry last December over revised terms that insinuated user images could be pulled into advertising without consent or compensation. Truth is, the old terms that are back on deck doesn’t really protect users […]

Pearson Buys Stake in Nook Media

Pearson publishing has made an investment in NOOK Media, the company co-founded by Barnes & Noble and Microsoft.   It seems that some folks have a lot of faith in the recently formed NOOK Media company. Pearson agreed to an $89.5 million investment in the company for a 5 percent equity stake. That places the […]