DreamWorks' "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" is based on the "Peabody's Improbable History" segment that appeared in the classic "Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" cartoon. The movie follows dog father Mr. Peabody and his biped boy Sherman in a race through time to repair a hole in the universe that jeopardizes the entire space-time continuum. "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" features the voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, and Allison Janney; state-of-the-art CG animation and 3D; a great score by Danny Elfman; and a smart storyline that should charm children and parents … Read more
Twitter announced a new policy Thursday that prohibits sexually explicit content from being posted on its video-sharing app, Vine.
The microblogging service announced the update to its terms of service in a company blog post that said that the vast majority of its users would not be affected by the change.
"For more than 99 percent of our users, this doesn't really change anything," the post reads. "For the rest: we don't have a problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet -- we just prefer not to be the source of it."
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Over the years, Facebook has been blamed for depression, isolation, jealousy, and various other types of emotional dissatisfaction. Now a researcher has delivered another possible reason to "dislike" using the social-media site: it might contribute to eating disorders.
Pamela K. Keel, a professor of psychology at Florida State University, made that determination after surveying 960 college-aged women. Keel divided the students into two groups: one group spent 20 minutes in their own Facebook universe, and the other read about the ocelot on Wikipedia, then watched a video clip about the adorable rainforest cat on YouTube. Both groups of students were instructed not to browse other Web sites.
"Women who spent 20 minutes on Facebook reported greater maintenance of weight and shape concerns and greater increases in anxiety compared to women in the control condition, which demonstrates that Facebook is influencing well-established eating disorder risk factors," Keel told Crave.… Read more
Pinterest can be a great way to bookmark and organize all your favorite celebrity photos, recipes, DIY inspirations, home-decorating tips, and videos of famous Internet cats. But for those who want to save and organize more serious articles, Newspeg may be for you. Created by journalists, for journalists, Newspeg skips the fluff pieces and goes straight to hard-hitting headlines.
Formerly a journalist at major newspapers including The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the San Francisco Examiner, Newspeg CEO and founder Mark Potts has a long history with digital news and is currently very active in the business of digital media. His latest endeavor is designed to be a way of sharing and saving news in a way that's useful to readers as well as publishers and journalists.… Read more
If you happen to believe that Google Glass is a fine idea in search of a use, I have finally found one for you.
For a wise and forward-thinking company called Emotient has created a Google Glass app that tells you how other people are feeling.
One of the characteristics of many Google Glass Explorers is that they seem not to care a whit what others might feel.
They become disoriented when, say, asked to leave a restaurant for refusing to remove their goggles.
How thoughtful, then, of Emotient to release its "Sentiment Analysis" prototype app. … Read more
Caterina Fake wants to make the places around you come alive, and she needs your help to do it.
Co-founder of the once-beloved photo site Flickr and the archetype of the female geek, Fake hopes to prove that she can once again make technology more human -- less about me and more about we. This time around, she's using an app called Findery to put the world's greatest stories in the palm of your hand.
In New Jersey, things tend to get emotional.
I am not merely referring to "The Sopranos" and the spontaneous traffic jams. I am referring to family life, as it's being exposed in a court case that is gripping the nation.
In one corner, we have high school student Rachel Canning, who allegedly moved out of her parents' house.
In the other, we have her former police chief father and his wife, Rachel Canning's mother.
Rachel is suing her parents because she believes they abandoned her, ergo they owe her for tuition fees, medical expenses, and other … Read more
The RSA Conference, the flagship meetup for cryptography, information security, and IT experts from around the world, just wrapped on February 28. While RSA is largely for IT professionals and businesses rather than consumers, I learned a couple of new lessons about personal protection in the age of big data. Read on for lessons learned and tips for taking control of your online security and digital privacy.1. Beware of hackers and protect your passwords
Hackers are no more evil than the average netizens, nor are they loners: They build social communities around their illicit activities. Whether they're cyber-criminals … Read more
As the debris settled from the explosive "Mob Wives: New Blood" season finale, which aired on VH1 February 27, viewers were left wondering who'd return next season. But if this photo on the show's Facebook page is any indication, all five wives, including series peacekeeper Big Ang will be back for season five. Angela Raiola is Brooklyn born, a single mother of two, and a former Mafia moll, and she also appears on spin-off "Miami Monkey." Bing Ang talked to me about the shows, the drama, representing Italians, glorifying the Mob, and her favorite … Read more
Yahoo has begun the gradual phase-out of letting people access certain services with their Facebook or Google logins. Now, to sign into all services, users will need a Yahoo ID.
The first service to stop allowing other login credentials was Yahoo Sports Tourney Pick'Em up; and soon services like Flickr and Fantasy Sports will also require a Yahoo ID.
"Yahoo is continually working on improving the user experience, which includes our sign-in process for Yahoo Sports Tourney Pick'Em," a Yahoo spokesperson told CNET. "This new process, which now asks users to sign in with a … Read more