This Oculus Rift Game Will Scare the Crap Out of You


You wake up and find yourself in a dark forest in the middle of the night. You walk around looking for someone, with only the light of a few lamp posts to guide your way. You come across a small cabin that's lit from within. As you walk up to the door, you see a figure standing inside. It's a little girl, and it looks like she's been waiting for you. Creeped out yet? Sure, it's one thing to read about this chilling scenario, but imagine experiencing it in a virtual world. That's the premise of the ultra-eerie Oculus Rift game Alone in the Rift Read more »

This Girl Scout Knows More About Business Than You


Katie Francis, a 12-year-old from Oklahoma, recently broke the world record for most Girl Scout cookies ever sold with a whopping 21,477 boxes and counting. Now she's here to offer some tips on how you can improve your business strategies and land those big deals. See also: Young Girls Speak Up: 'Bossy Has Nothing to Do With Being a Boy or Girl' While Katie's original goal was 18,100 (which would have broken the previous record by 100 boxes), she far surpassed it. So how did she really do it? "There's three ingredients to selling cookies. There's lots of time, lots of commitment and I have to ask everybody I see," she recently said in an interview with The Oklahoman's Brandy McDonnell Read more »

Google May Develop a YouTube For Kids


With over 6 billion hours of video watched each month, YouTube is an incredibly powerful platform for video consumption and sharing. It's even beating Facebook as a social media site among teenagers. Now it seems like Google will be looking to reach a much younger demographic. See also: Google and Viacom Settle YouTube Lawsuit YouTube is reportedly developing a new kid-friendly website that will feature programming for children under the age of 10. While YouTube currently has safety features that block inappropriate content, the filters aren't 100% accurate. A new stand-alone site would guarantee a safe browsing experience for the young ones. Read more... More about Youtube , Viacom , Mashable Video , Social Media , and Lamarr Wilson Read more »

The Deep Web: Everything You Need to Know in 2 Minutes


In October 2013, the FBI shutdown Silk Road , a popular online black market where users could buy drugs, weapons, and even assassins. While this marketplace was operating on the Internet, you'd be hard-pressed to find it via Google. In fact, you would have to be part of a secret network that operates in a small portion of the Internet known as the Deep Web. See also: Deep Web Film Will Go Inside the World of Bitcoin, Silk Road and Beyond So what is the Deep Web exactly, and what seedy, nefarious activity happens there? Well, you might be surprised by the answer (hint: that private photo album dedicated to your cat is part of the Deep Web). Read more »

The New Mac Pro: A Love Story


The new Mac Pro is a beautiful machine. Gone is the old, bulky tower of a body, and in its place is a gorgeously simple cylinder shape, with a gloss finish and curved edges your fingers will want to caress. But Apple 's new starlet is a little more selective than you might think about who gets to configure her startup disk. So, who is good enough for Mac Pro? Is she looking for a classic egghead type, or someone who has the apps that can challenge her? See also: Technostalgia: 20 Misty Memories of Personal Computing Several suiters are vying for her eight-core 3.0GHz heart. Read more »

Steve Wozniak Says Scene From Steve Jobs Movie Is ‘Totally Wrong’


The first released scene from jOBS, the upcoming independent film about tech icon Steve Jobs , emerged online Thursday. Soon after, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak expressed dismay over Ashton Kutcher's portrayal of Jobs and Josh Gad's portrayal of him. "We never had such interaction and roles," Wozniak told Gizmodo . "I'm not even sure what it's getting at ... personalities are very wrong although mine is closer." The scene shows Jobs telling Wozniak his "operating system" can be sold to the masses. The film — not to be confused with the one Sony Pictures is creating based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the late tech luminary — will… Continue reading... More About: ashton kutcher , celebrities , Entertainment , films , Josh Gad , mashable video , Movies , steve jobs , steve wozniak , sundance Read more »

New Species of Spider Named After President Obama

President Obama has already made history, but he now has another outlet where his name will be remembered for decades to come: arachnology textbooks. Barack Obama now officially has a species of spider named after him. President Obama made an appearance in a Spider-Man comic back in 2008, and this picture of him adorably getting caught in a young Spider-Man's web is making the rounds, so we can't think of a better president to bestow his name to an arachnid. Check out the video for the full story. Image courtesy of iStockphoto , AliciaEBoyce More About: mashable video , obama , president obama , Science Read more »

Solar Flare Heading Toward Earth, Could Result in Beautiful Sky Show [VIDEO]

Take a look up in the sky Saturday night, and if you're far enough north, you might catch a glimpse of the magnificent aurora borealis . The northern lights sky show will be more intense tonight because the sun released a large solar flare on Thursday and Friday, and it's just starting to affect Earth on Saturday morning Read more »