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State of the Web: Newtown, and the shameful rise of the instant lynch mob

The horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, exposed another kind of violence: The rising ferocity of the Internet lynch mob, which turns more innocent people into victims of another sort.
Android Army

Samsung reveals the Galaxy Grand, a new smartphone with a 5-inch screen and Android 4.1.2

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Grand, a smartphone/tablet hybrid with a 5-inch screen, which fits in-between the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note in the company's ever-expanding range.
Social Media

London fire department may offer option to tweet emergencies instead of just calling

The UK capital's fire service is considering allowing people to tweet emergencies as it looks at ways of using social media to help improve communication with the public.

Apple’s request for Samsung sales ban rejected by US judge; Samsung’s retrial bid also denied

US District Court judge Lucy Koh has rejected Apple's request for a sales ban on a number of Samsung mobile devices deemed by a jury in August to have infringed Apple patents. Meanwhile, Samsung has failed in its bid for a retrial based on…
Home Theater

Hulu Plus hits three million subscriber milestone

Working to improve Hulu Plus on the Web and home theater hardware over the past year, the streaming video company is continuing to attract new subscribers.
Home Theater

Amazon signs an exclusive deal for TNT’s Falling Skies, The Closer

Ideal for fans of science fiction shows and crime dramas, Amazon has inked a new content deal for the benefit of Amazon Prime subscribers.
Home Theater

YouTube rolls out YouTube Capture, a standalone video recording and editing app

YouTube has unveiled its own standalone video recording and editing app called YouTube Capture, which we found offered rudimentary editing tools, but was dead simple to use.

Facebook updates ‘Nearby’ feature with heavier social integration

Facebook is rolling out an update to its mobile app that will improve its 'Nearby' feature.

Tim Schafer’s Double Fine may go PC only in the next generation

Double Fine, the studio behind Psychonauts, Costume Quest, Iron Brigade and others, has largely been a console game developer for the past decade, but the high cost of releasing digital games on Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo's machines may…
Buying Guides

Holiday gift guide for rugged hikers, campers, and the outdoors-obsessed

Those who love the outdoors know how to battle against nature's elements, but you can help make their lives a bit easier this holiday season with these awesome gear.

Amid hybrid mpg rating controversy, Ford talks to EPA about fuel economy testing procedures

Ford is talking to the EPA while the agency reviews data from Consumer Reports that says the Fusion and C-Max Hybrids' mpg claims were exaggerated.

Zombieland director sees Spy Hunter as his Bond movie

Ruben Fleischer has one simple reason for wanting to direct the game-to-film adaptation of Spy Hunter: He doesn't think they'd ever let him tackle a James Bond movie.