Zynga Inc., the maker of popular online games such as "FarmVille" and "CityVille," is being sued for patent infringement by a Texas gaming startup.
Agincourt claims Zynga is violating two of its patents related to systems for redeeming prizes in games. The patents were awarded in 2001 and 2004.Full Story
A Swedish real estate agent has an unusual piece of property up for sale: a five-bedroom house, complete with medieval tomb and skeleton in the cellar.
The central Visby town house on the Baltic island of Gotland was built in 1750 on the foundations of a Russian church. The kitchen lies on the presbytery, and the tomb containing the skeleton — visible through a glass pane — is in the cellar.Full Story
Turkey's military on Thursday confirmed its warplanes has pounded Kurdish rebel targets during cross-border raids into northern Iraq and vowed to continue the "actions" until the guerrilla group is "rendered ineffective."
A military statement said the jets hit 60 suspected rebel targets on the mountainous region near the border with Turkey late Wednesday as well as targets on Mt Qandil, along the Iraqi-Iranian border, where the leaders of the rebel group Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, are believed to be hiding.Full Story
Robert Rodriguez deliberately tried to make his latest "Spy Kids" adventure a bit of a stinker.
Rodriguez, who helped usher in the new age of 3-D movies with the franchise's third installment in 2003, is billing "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World" as a 4-D flick, adding scent cards so audiences can follow along on the action with their noses.Full Story
The Man Without Fear has a voice for fans unable to see him.
Marvel Comics' Daredevil — a blind lawyer who protects the streets of Hell's Kitchen in New York — has had his new adventures brought to life as a free digital audiobook.Full Story
Tobacco companies want a judge to put a stop to new graphic cigarette labels that include the sewn-up corpse of a smoker and pictures of diseased lungs, saying they unfairly urge adults to shun their legal products and will cost millions to produce.
Four of the five largest U.S. tobacco companies sued the federal government Tuesday, saying the warnings violate their free speech rights.Full Story
Netflix Inc. is giving kids and their parents a new reason to embrace its Internet video subscription service amid an outcry over an upcoming price increase.
A "Just For Kids" tab will be added to subscribers' accounts on Netflix's website beginning Tuesday. Clicking on the feature will pull up a list of kid-friendly recommendations drawn from about 1,000 movies and TV shows in Netflix's Internet video streaming library.Full Story
Don't despair if you can't fit in the recommended 30 minutes of daily exercise. Growing evidence suggests that even half that much can help.
It's still no excuse to slack off. Regular exercise strengthens muscles, reduces the risk of some diseases and promotes mental well-being. The more exercise, the better.Full Story
Tara Reid is a married woman.
The 35-year-old actress announced on Twitter that she was wed over the weekend.Full Story
Christmas is getting a makeover — Lady Gaga style: The singer and her team are going to reinterpret Santa's workshop and put it on display at Barneys.
She'll get an entire floor and take over the coveted windows starting in mid-November at the retailer's flagship Madison Avenue store, Mark Lee, Barneys CEO, announced Monday. There will also be a collection of Gaga's Workshop gift items that will raise money for a charity of her choice.Full Story