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Check Out This Android Developer Hangout For Some Tips, Stay For BugDroid Santa Check Out This Android Developer Hangout For Some Tips, Stay For BugDroid Santa
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It’s Christmas time for our friends across the Atlantic, and they’re celebrating in the best way they know how – an Android developers Office Hours. You can check out the hour long talk below for the latest news in Android …

Google Claims To Be “Very Resistant” To Negative SEO Google Claims To Be “Very Resistant” To Negative SEO
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Negative SEO has been a big topic in the search industry this year, particularly since the Penguin update and Google’s link warnings to webmasters. Many have wondered how easy it would be for their competitors to trick Google into making …

When Bing Gets Paid For Shopping Results, It’s A “Happy Accident” When Bing Gets Paid For Shopping Results, It’s A “Happy Accident”
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Last month, Bing launched an attack campaign against Google Shopping, called “Don’t Get Scroogled“. Microsoft’s search engine has consistently been calling out Google’s recent transition form an anyone-can-get-in-for-free approach to a paid inclusion approach for Shopping results, as well as …

It’s Christmas, Don’t Forget the Twin Peaks 12 Days of Christmas Song

I don’t know where you come from, but where I’m from it’s not really Christmas until you’ve enjoyed the delightfully odd version of the song Twelve Days of Christmas, as sung by cast members of the show Twin Peaks. Did …

Let These Video Game Inspired Holiday Tunes Brighten Up Your Christmas
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What’s the best part about Christmas? Is it the presents? No. Is it peace on earth and goodwill towards man? No. By far, the best part about Christmas is the music. So what would happen if you combined holiday music …

Netflix Has A Lot To Say About Information Technology Netflix Has A Lot To Say About Information Technology
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Netflix had a lot to say at the recent AWS Re:invent conference. The company released its presentations on YouTube. The company takes on: embracing the cloud, its encoding transformation, architecture, Cassandra database optimization on AWS, data science with Elastic MapReduce, …

This Is What Happens When Santa Replaces His Workforce With Robots This Is What Happens When Santa Replaces His Workforce With Robots
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For the past few hundred years, Santa has relied on the physical workforce of his elves and reindeer to help him deliver presents every Christmas. That may change one day as Santa embraces technology and replaces everything with robots. The …

Mazzy Star Performance From 1994 = Nostalgia

If you’re of a certain age, you see the words “Mazzy Star” and immediately think of those dim days of high school, pining away for the person who didn’t even know you existed while listening to the hauntingly sweet sound …

NASA Releases New Cassini, Spitzer Photos For the Holidays
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Just in time for the holidays, NASA has released two new space photos filled with festive greens and reds. The photo seen above (a larger version of which can be seen here) was taken using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. the …

How To Rank #1 In Google: The Best Of Matt Cutts 2012 How To Rank #1 In Google: The Best Of Matt Cutts 2012
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Google’s Matt Cutts has been putting out Webmaster Help videos for years now, answering questions from webmasters who want to learn more about optimizing for Google search results. Sometimes these videos are really helpful. Sometimes, perhaps, not as much. Either …

Should The Government Regulate ISP Bandwidth Caps? Should The Government Regulate ISP Bandwidth Caps?
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Some of the major ISPs in the U.S. implement bandwidth caps in the name of controlling network congestion, but most caps are just a backhanded way of making more money. One senator is targeting the practice to bring better Internet …

Instagram Apologizes for Putting the Cart Before the Horse Instagram Apologizes for Putting the Cart Before the Horse
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Instagram is not going to sell your photos. Instagram was never going to sell your photos. Although tricky language added to the company’s terms of service spawned the misguided outrage we’ve all lived through over the past week, hysterical users …

Chef Deb Perelman Talks Smitten Kitchen @ Google
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Google has been posting a lot of talks with authors to YouTube lately. A few of them have been specifically with authors who also cook. The latest one is with Deb Perelman, of Smitten Kitchen fame.

Kristin Davis And Others Talk Hunger Relief At Google

Google has posted video from a recent Google Talk called Oxfam: Ending Poverty And Hunger Starts With You, featuring atress and Oxfam Global Ambassador Kristin Davis, farmer Susan Godwin, chef and TV personality Aarti Sequeira, Oxfam America President Raymond C. …

Get Your Bone-Safe Yoga Education From Google
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Google has posted a video to its Google Tech Talks YouTube channel about bone-safe yoga. In the talk, Kathleen Cody, Shelley Powers and Annie Appleby discuss the topic for about an hour. In case you’re wondering why Google would put …

Using The Google Wallet APIs? Here’s Google’s Recent Office Hours Hangout Using The Google Wallet APIs? Here’s Google’s Recent Office Hours Hangout

Earlier this year, Google launched some new Google Wallet APIs. Since then, the company has been trying to educate developers on how to best take advantage of them. That continues with this recent Office Hours hangout Google uploaded to its …

Google Gives You A 30-Minute Presentation On Getting Started With AdMob On Android Google Gives You A 30-Minute Presentation On Getting Started With AdMob On Android

Google has put out a presentation about getting started on Android with AdMob on its Developers YouTube channel. If you want to monetize your business using Google’s mobile platform, it might be worth a half hour of your time. Earlier …

Quora Has A New Mission, Plans To Expand Beyond Q&A Quora Has A New Mission, Plans To Expand Beyond Q&A
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Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo has announced a new mission for the company, which sounds like it could have been taken from a page of a certain Mountain View company. Quora’s mission is “to share and grow the world’s knowledge.” In …

Humble Indie Bundle 7 Arrives Just In Time For The Holidays
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Just in time for the holidays, the Humble Indie Bundle is back with another collection of excellent indie games available for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s the same pay what you want model, but those who pay above the average …

Alzheimer’s Linked to Inflammatory Process
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New research has shown that a well-known inflammatory process could play a role in the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. The discovery could lead to new research on a different way to combat the disease. “This finding represents an important new …

Here’s How Pretty Little Snowflakes Form [VIDEO]
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We are all snowflakes – little expertly formed, original creations floating about the world. Except that’s not true. You’re not special. You’re not a snowflake. But real snowflakes are all different (kind of), and fascinating. This video from BytesizeScience shows …

Facebook: $1 Fee Lets Your Messages Get Seen [Test] Facebook: $1 Fee Lets Your Messages Get Seen [Test]
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Facebook announced a test this week (they don’t typically announce tests), which lets users pay a small fee ($1 according to reports) to ensure that their messages get delivered to users’ inboxes. As you may know, Facebook previously launched the …

Alien-Like Skulls Found Buried In Mexico

Several skulls bearing a striking resemblance to aliens–at least, our imaginings of them–have been accidentally unearthed in Mexico, and researchers say they believe the bizarre look of the skulls came from deliberate deformation. “Cranial deformation has been used by different …

White House Speaks Out On U.S. Rejecting UN Internet Treaty White House Speaks Out On U.S. Rejecting UN Internet Treaty

Last week, there was much rejoicing after the U.S. and other nations firmly rejected a UN treaty that sought to regulate the Internet on an international level. There’s been a lot of talk about the conference since then, but the …