A Pennsylvania hospital has launched the first ever hospital-based treatment center for people who are so addicted to using the Internet they are unable to bring the addiction under control by themselves.
The Bradford Regional Medical Center in the state announced earlier this month that they had launched the Internet addiction treatment and recovery program as part of the hospital's Behavioral Health Services Division.
"I've studied Internet addiction since 1995," said Kimberly Young, a renowned Internet addiction treatment expert who serves as Program Director. "Back then, people laughed when I told them what I did. Today, it is incredible to see my life's work become a reality that will help so many people in need of treatment." more >>
As many as three million people have decided to follow Jesus Christ thanks to the Internet ministry website SearchForJesus.net, The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) reported in a press release on Thursday.
"Historically, we have spread the hope of Jesus Christ to millions through citywide stadium events, and that continues to be a very effective platform. Nothing can replace that," said John Cass, BGEA's Director of Internet Evangelism.
"However, as people – not just in the U.S. but around the world – become increasingly digital, it only makes sense to adapt along with the technology. We've seen a remarkable response by meeting people where they are, at points in their life when they need the Gospel the most." more >>
The father of a Canadian teenager who killed herself has shared his disgust after Facebook published a dating ad using an image of his daughter, calling it "the worst Facebook ad ever."
"I am completely bewildered and disgusted by this. This is my daughter, Rehtaeh. They have her in an ad for meeting singles. I don't even know what to say," Glen Canning wrote on his website.
Seventeen-year old Parsons committed suicide in April after she experienced online bullying following an alleged rape by four boys at a party in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The incident sparked a great deal of media attention and raised attention for online bullying. more >>
A device that could possibly be the Kindle Fire HD 2, or Kindle Fire 3, has appeared in a number of recent leaks, showing hints at the design and specs of the next generation Kindle Fire tablet.
@evleaks, a fairly reliable source for all things Android, released a picture of the upcoming device that reveals Amazon's decision to keep larger bezels and a heavy proprietary overlay. The leak also shows the tablet's interface that features updated UI improvements.
An extended featurette for 'The Walking Dead' Season 4 was released by AMC this week.
The new video attempts to answer some of the questions that fans have been wondering about since the end of the last season.
Actors and producers from the show discuss the current status of the group composed of Rick, his son Carl and their companions at the start of the new season. They talk about the prison featured in Season 3 and how it is now a secure place of comfort for them going forward. However, that safety begins to fall apart as the season progresses due to issues from the inside of the jail. more >>
Customers who own an iPad 4, 3, or 2 are being given the opportunity to trade-in their tablet to Microsoft for a $200 gift card.
The trade-in deal will be valid until Oct. 27, 2013 at Microsoft retail stores in the U.S. and Canada with a limit of one per customer.
The deal is part of Microsoft's drive to try and tempt iPad users to switch to their own Surface tablet. more >>