Steve Jobs Is Hanging Out at Apple Again

Apple shares rose today on the predictable news Steve Jobs will open a company event next week, despite being on medical leave. Best, then, not to tell excitable investors that Jobs is also showing his face on the Apple campus. » 5/31/11 3:44pm 5/31/11 3:44pm

Mark Zuckerberg Upgrades To His Biggest Mansion Yet

Just in time for his birthday, Facebook's CEO has acquired what will be his third home since September, a walled, 5,000+ square foot Palo Alto manse complete with a saltwater pool and music alcove. It cost $7 million. So much for Mark Zuckerberg's everyman lifestyle. » 5/05/11 2:42pm 5/05/11 2:42pm

Why Are Tech Founders Such Assholes?

In the past couple of weeks, the co-founders of Microsoft and Twitter have been attached to the same kinds of unsavory stories that have long dogged the people behind Facebook, Apple, Zynga and other top tech firms. What is it about computers and money that instills villainy? » 4/20/11 3:40pm 4/20/11 3:40pm

Is Facebook 'Leading Cause of Relationship Trouble'?

A new survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that some two-thirds of divorce lawyers cite Facebook as "the 'primary source' of evidence in divorce proceedings," and The Guardian calls the social-networking site "a leading cause of relationship trouble." And yet, shockingly, the divorce rate… » 3/09/11 8:20am 3/09/11 8:20am

Student Charged With Hacking School's Grade System

This is Tyler Coyner, a student at the University of Nevada in Reno and a technology entrepreneur. His business? Allegedly, hacking into his former high school's computer grading system and changing students' grades for money. » 3/08/11 7:40am 3/08/11 7:40am Hacked Just In Time for Valentine's Day

According to security expert Brian Krebs, the dating site has been hacked. Krebs found a hacker offering up email addresses and user databases to eHarmony for $2,000 on an underground message board. Turns out the guy who perpetrated the hack was the same one who recently broke into dating site Plenty of… » 2/10/11 7:59pm 2/10/11 7:59pm

Ex-Girlfriend Gets Revenge by Turning Boyfriend Into a Meme

It's a story as old as time. Boy meets girl. Boy and girl break up. Girl gets revenge by turning boy into a humiliating meme. This appears to be what happened to poor Jack Weppler. » 2/05/11 7:00pm 2/05/11 7:00pm

Archaeologists Find 1,082 Ancient Tombs in Google Earth

While you were using Google Earth to zoom in on your house, these archaeologists used it to find places to dig. And it paid off with 1,977 potential archaeological sites, including 1,082 ancient stone tombs. » 2/04/11 3:40am 2/04/11 3:40am

Pictures of Julian Assange's Famous Leaky Condom Leaked

The Swedish rape and sexual molestation investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hinges in part on a broken condom. Did Assange tear it on purpose? Pictures of that fateful condom have now been leaked, along with the entire police report. » 2/03/11 3:40am 2/03/11 3:40am

Dating Website Leak Results in Call to Hacker's Mom

After information on his 30 million members was compromised, Plenty of Fish CEO Markus Frind did what any sensible tech executive who cares about his reputation would do: Complain to the mom of the youngster who hacked him. » 1/31/11 4:23pm 1/31/11 4:23pm

T-Pain Got a Facebook 'Like' Button Tattoo

Rapper T-Pain introduced this new tattoo he got in Hawaii with a tweet: "I think this ones pretty sweet, unless facebook shuts down soon 0_o". That's what the guy who tattooed MySpace's Tom on his back said in 2002. » 1/28/11 10:00pm 1/28/11 10:00pm

Mark Zuckerberg's Identity Was Hacked on Facebook

Writing on his own Facebook fan page, Mark Zuckerberg today proposed that he forsake all riches for social good. Uh, sure. Naturally, such a declaration did not really come from the world's youngest billionaire; Zuckerberg just got hacked. » 1/26/11 11:50am 1/26/11 11:50am

Woman Runs Down Cousin Over Denied Facebook Friend Request

Next time you deny a Facebook friend request, think of the consequences! Long Island resident Giselle Penagos Melanie Snanopoulos allegedly ran down her cousin twice because a gentleman friend had accepted the cousin's friend request—but not hers. » 1/26/11 8:00am 1/26/11 8:00am

Vending Machine Scans Your Face and Chooses Food For You

Kraft has invented a vending machine that analyzes your face to predict what you want to eat. It combines facial recognition with other data to give you a snack, or email a recipe and shopping instructions. Creepy or cool? » 1/21/11 1:27pm 1/21/11 1:27pm

Cybercrime Blogger Resurfaces After Mysterious Disappearance

Bulgarian cybercrime blogger Dancho Danchev mysteriously vanished a few weeks ago, worrying his colleagues and the Internet. He's back! But what happened to him? According to one report, he was confined to a psychiatric hospital. » 1/21/11 11:54am 1/21/11 11:54am

The Steve Jobs Play Will Open Despite His Illness

Dramatist Mike Daisey said his much-anticipated Steve Jobs monologue will proceed with its theatrical debut this week despite news of the Apple CEO's medical leave. If the early reviews are anything to go by, the show should make a splash. » 1/19/11 3:40am 1/19/11 3:40am

A Basic Sketch of the Next iPad

Apple is a cyclical creature, like bears, unicorns and ladyfolk. iPods in September; iPhones in June; and likely, iPads in April. April is not so far away! So, unsurprisingly, we're starting to hear what the next iPad looks like. » 1/17/11 6:44pm 1/17/11 6:44pm

Third-Party Facebook Apps Could Have Access to Your Address and Phone…

Starting now, you better pay pretty close attention to the dialog boxes that pop up when you try add third-party apps to Facebook. If you don't, you might end up giving them your address and phone number. » 1/17/11 8:00am 1/17/11 8:00am

Meet the Guy Who Quit His Job to Sue Spammers

Daniel Balsam used to be a marketer. Then he found something he wanted to do more: Sue spammers for a living. So he quit his job and went to law school—and he's made $1 million doing it. » 12/27/10 8:20am 12/27/10 8:20am

Childhood Memories Recreated

Earlier this year, popular videoblogger Ze Frank asked readers to recreate, as adults, pictures of themselves as kids. The idea has caught on so well that people are now giving these pictures to family as Christmas gifts. » 12/24/10 6:25pm 12/24/10 6:25pm