Articles by Joseph Orovic
- Did DNSChanger Kill Your Internet? How To Get Your PC Back Online If The Malware Booted You Off On Monday
July 09 2012 12:18 PM
Thousands of Internet users who did not heed the call to check their PCs for DNSChanger awoke Monday morning to find themselves cut off from essentially the universe. The FBI estimates about 300,000 people will be left without Internet service Monday due to the malware. Are you among the unlucky few to sleep through the whole thing? Well here?s a bit of help.
- Great White Shark Prompts ?Jaws?-Like Exodus From Cape Cod's Nauset Beach
July 08 2012 6:10 PM
Beachgoers on Cape Cod in Massachusetts endured a close call with a great white shark on Saturday, as the man-eating machine was spotted shadowing a kayaker about 100 to 150 yards from shore. The shark prompted officials to close the beach for the rest of the day, reopening it on Sunday.
- Cisco Walks Back ?Cloud? Service Default On Routers, Denies Update Blocks Porn Sites
July 08 2012 3:07 PM
Cisco responded to a customer backlash against a default setting in routers that connected users to its Cloud Connect service, allegedly blocked their ability to check out porn sites and tracked their internet usage.
- Abraham Lincoln Impeached In Yale Law Professor?s New Novel
July 08 2012 1:18 PM
A new novel by Yale Law professor and writer Stephen L. Carter gives us a bizarre alternate outcome of the Abraham Lincoln presidency, had it not been cut short by John Wilkes Booth.
- Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes' Split Reveals How Scientologists Get Divorced
July 08 2012 11:25 AM
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes? high-profile divorce came as a surprise to some. The duo burst into a public love life with an oft-mocked appearance Cruise made on Oprah, which saw the actor hopping on couches and pumping his fists. But now their split has opened up new interest into how scientologists handle divorce.
- Malware Fix To Nix Internet Connections Monday: How To Test And Rid Your Computer Of DNSChanger
July 05 2012 5:13 PM
Thousands of PC users worldwide may find themselves without an Internet connection on Monday after the FBI nixes any PC with latent malware still on it. The malware, known as DNSChanger, was a Trojan spread by Estonian cyber-criminals, that redirected users' Internet navigation towards hacker-created sites that generated $14 million in advertisements.
- Facebook Email Switch Mess Up Your Address Book? Zuckerberg and Co. Promise A Fix
July 03 2012 4:23 PM
Facebook promised to resolve two issues caused by its sneaky email switch to users' @facebook.com, including changes to address books linked to the social networking sites and messages lost in the aftermath of the switch.
- Amateur ?Buxom Bandit? Robs Australian Gas Station, Looks Like A Total Boob [VIDEO]
July 03 2012 10:05 AM
A buxom bandit has become the talk of Australia (and the world) after her curvaceous attempt at holding up a gas station in Queensland exposed many flaws in her amateur criminal hijinks and left her looking like a total boob. You can judge her many criminal failings yourself in the video below.
- Sentinel Space Telescope To Scour Universe For Apocalyptic Asteroids
July 02 2012 4:54 PM
The best reason for any undertaking? Making sure a Michael Bay and Ben Affleck movie doesn't become a reality. A nonprofit foundation aims to launch a space telescope that will track half a million asteroids in the solar system, searching for any potential threats to our planet before it's too late.
- Johnny Depp And Vanessa Paradis 'Amicably' Split After 14 Years Together
June 19 2012 6:36 PM
Johnny Depp and his long-time girlfriend Vanessa Paradis officially split, after rumors of a rift, according to the actor's publicist.
- Jack Osbourne Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis: What Symptoms And Treatment Await Ozzy's Son?
June 18 2012 2:46 PM
Jack Osbourne, reality TV star and son of rock god Ozzy Osbourne, has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, the 26-year-old told People. But the long term outlook for Osbourne?s health is not nearly as dire as the news would suggest initially. Treatment for symptoms is available that could allow Osbourne to lead a full life with few complications, despite MS.
- The Turbulent Life Of Rodney King: The Reluctant Icon?s Post-Riot Struggles With Substance Abuse And The Law
June 17 2012 4:18 PM
Rodney King?s death has brought back to light the fragile state of race relations in Los Angeles two decades ago. But lesser known are King?s own struggles and demons after that fateful night in 1991 that left him the unlikely symbol of racial inequality and tension in America.
- Xbox 720 Specs, Release Date: Leaked Doc Calls For $299 Price, Kinect 2, AR Glasses, Blu-ray, Xbox TV In 2013 Launch
June 17 2012 12:28 PM
Microsoft's next generation gaming console, dubbed the Xbox 720, will feature major upgrades in hardware and software, including Kinect 2 and AR Glasses, when it is launched ahead of the 2013 holiday season, according to a 56-page document leaked online that has since been removed.
- Radiohead Stage Collapses, Leaving 1 Dead And Toronto Concert Canceled [PHOTOS]
June 17 2012 11:34 AM
Radiohead canceled its sold-out Saturday concert in Toronto after its massive stage collapsed during soundchecks, leaving one person dead and three others injured.
- Powerball June 13 2012: Only One Lands Winning Numbers, Ticket For $241M Jackpot Sold In Cedar Rapids, Iowa
June 14 2012 11:06 AM
Some lucky Powerball winner is roaming Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with a winning ticket for the June 13, 2012 $241 million jackpot likely sitting in their pocket right now. Could it be you? The winning numbers from last night's drawing were 7, 10, 14, 33, 57 and a Powerball of 18.
- Creflo Dollar 911 Call Released, Daughter Says ?Not The First Time? World Changers Pastor Assaulted Her
June 13 2012 11:15 AM
Police released audio of the 911 call made by Creflo Dollar's daughter Friday night to report an alleged altercation that led to charges of simple battery and cruelty to children, after the megachurch pastor maintained his innocence before his congregation on Sunday.
- Shellie Zimmerman, George Zimmerman's Wife, Arrested For Perjury In Hiding Legal Defense Fund Money
June 12 2012 4:42 PM
Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman, was arrested Tuesday on one count of perjury, after she allegedly lied to police in an effort to hide more than $200,000 in donations collected for her husband's legal defense fund. She will be arraigned on July 31.
- Oprah Confronts 50 Cent About Dog Named Oprah, In OWN Interview After Feud [PHOTOS]
June 12 2012 2:36 PM
Oprah Winfrey confronts 50 Cent about who his dog ?Oprah? is named after in a upcoming interview set to air Sunday at 9 p.m. on OWN. If you need more than one guess, please don?t continue reading. The two famously had a feud over 50 Cent?s vocabulary, counting him among rappers with smatterings of the N-word and calling women what his actual female dog is.
- David Arquette Has Bar Mitzvah In Israel, Declares He Is ?Finally A Man?
June 12 2012 11:20 AM
David Arquette had a Bar Mitzvah on Monday in Israel while filming an episode for a travel show, waiting 27 years to finally become wholly enveloped in his Jewish heritage and finally be a man. The 40-year-old star of ?Scream? had the ceremony at Jerusalem?s Western Wall, one of the Jewish religion?s holiest sites.
- Drone Crash In Maryland: Navy Still Seeking Cause Of $46M Plane?s Plummet Near Salisbury
June 12 2012 9:40 AM
A drone aircraft crashed around noon Monday on Maryland's Eastern shore near Salisbury, but did not cause any injuries or property damage, Naval officials said.