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    Verizon Won’t Stop Tracking Users, But At Least You Can Opt Out Now

    31st January 2015 02:03

    The saga of last year's privacy controversy over Verizon’s user-tracking behavior continues on. The latest chapter involves the wireless carrier magnanimously deciding Friday to let subscribers opt out of the program, the New York Times reported. Not that the idea came purely from the goodness of its heart. As the NYT noted, the decision came less than a day after the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation wrote to Verizon’s chief executive, Lowell C. McAdam, to question his company’s behavior.Next…

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    18 incredible new photos from 'Game of Thrones' Season 5

    30th January 2015 23:38

    If you thought that leaked — now official — trailer for Game of Thrones Season 5 was exciting, just wait until you see the 18 just-released photos from the new season In the images, we get to see our first looks at new characters Doran Martell and The High Sparrow, a new angle on Tyrion's beard, and much more. See also: Now it's certain: The 'Game of Thrones' show will reach the ending before the books The new season premieres…

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    Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts to star in HBO's 'Lewis and Clark'

    30th January 2015 23:23

    HBO's next miniseries is officially set, and it has quite the team of huge stars set to executive produce The network Friday announced it has greenlit Lewis and Clark, a 6-hour miniseries set to begin production this summer See also: Mike Myers goes into business with HBO Casey Affleck stars as Meriwether Lewis and Matthias Schoenaerts, best known for his role in film festival darling Rust and Bone, will play William Clark Executive producers on the series include Tom Hanks,…

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    Gerard Piqué has second son with Shakira, is winning at life so hard

    30th January 2015 23:20

    If we follow sports in part to live vicariously through our favorite athletes, then it's hard to find a better one to emulate than soccer star Gerard Piqué, who has lived more in 27 years than most could hope to in an entire lifetime Piqué and his girlfriend of four years, a 37-year-old Colombian singer you may have heard of called Shakira, just welcomed their second baby boy together. Young Sasha Piqué Mebarak joins his two-year-old brother Milan See also:…

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    Just in: Another hilarious set of news bloopers

    30th January 2015 23:15

    Sometimes, it's difficult to tell if the local news is there for information or entertainment When it came to news bloopers, January was an abundant month of spills, drunken interviews, the typical dancing civilians and plenty of poor reporters toughing it out in the snow. Don't worry, the woman with the tarantula did not die of a heart attack. Hozier covering Ariana Grande is not a 'Problem' The Mitt Romney trilogy that never was Neil Patrick Harris has 15 seconds…

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    Google is giving researchers money—up front, no strings attached— to find security bugs

    30th January 2015 23:00

    Google is planning to pay independent security researchers — no strings attached — to help find security vulnerabilities in its products. Google's has had a "Security Rewards Program," which financially rewards security researchers who discover Google vulnerabilities, since 2010. This new program differs because the researchers are given the money before they even begin working, and there's no penalty for not finding anything. As a bonus to the grant, researchers are still eligible for regular financial rewards if they do…

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    Hozier covering Ariana Grande is not a 'Problem'

    30th January 2015 22:34

    What does confusion sound like? Hozier covering Ariana Grande's single "Problem." BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, which is known for pairing artists with unexpected songs, has stunned us yet again with this soulful rendition of the bubbly pop hit from the Grammy-nominated "Take Me to Church" singer. The Mitt Romney trilogy that never was Neil Patrick Harris has 15 seconds to promote his variety show in new teaser Man breaks down in tears when a lost recording of his deceased…

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    A daredevil climbed 140 feet up a frozen Niagara Falls

    30th January 2015 22:32

    Niagara Falls attracts millions of visitors each year in to gaze at the stupendous force of nature. Simply staring is sufficient for most. But for Will Gadd, 47 (a.k.aNational Geographic's Adventurer of the Year), looking at the massive waterfalls just wasn't enough See also: Two Daredevils Climb World's Second-Tallest Building for Epic High-Five Gadd climbed 140 feet up the ice formations that line the sides of the falls to the top of Terrapin Point on Tuesday; he is the first…

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    Balloon pilots burst records with transpacific flight

    30th January 2015 22:24

    A pair of pilots have surpassed two balloon flight records — for duration and for distance — after flying across the Pacific Ocean After six days in the air, pilots Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev have already clocked more than 6,075 miles, bursting through previous records set decades ago. And they're not done yet. See also: Daredevil in a Wingsuit Plunges 6,000 Feet Off Hot Air Balloon The aircraft, dubbed the Two Eagles balloon, is filled with helium rather than…

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    Kick some Hydra butt with Lego's new Marvel playset

    30th January 2015 22:12

    Lego heard your demands for more Marvel Universe stuff, and delivered this week with a sneak peek at a brand new set — the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier With almost 3,000 pieces, the $350 set includes five minifigures of the S.H.I.E.L.D. crew: Black Widow, Nick Fury, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Maria Hill. You also get microscale Quinjets, fighter jets, a gasoline truck, forklift trucks, runways, road blockades and an armored exterior with translucent elements. See also: Lego's secret 'Frozen' castle is on…