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What Will the FTC’s Privacy Framework Do? What Will the FTC’s Privacy Framework Do?

When the Federal Trade Commission released its final report on privacy last week, it made several recommendations for the future of privacy. Thus far, it has received both praise and criticism for the framework it laid out.

Flickr Partners With Aviary For Photo Editing Wizardry Flickr Partners With Aviary For Photo Editing Wizardry

Flickr’s given users some sparkling new tools with how they can edit photos on the site thanks to a new partnership with web-based photo editing service Aviary. Aviary has been around as an app for both iOS and Android devices …

Minecraft Maker Creating New Science Fiction Game

Minecraft creator Markus Persson (a.k.a. ‘Notch’) has announced sparse details on a new game he is working on with Swedish indie-game development house Mojang. Some details of the game were made available as an April fool’s joke, but it turns …

Maria Sharapova Signs 3 Year Endorsement Deal with Samsung Maria Sharapova Signs 3 Year Endorsement Deal with Samsung

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has recently signed a 3 year endorsement contract with Samsung electronics, to promote the company’s smartphone, tablet and TV products. At present, the contract only covers her native Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, …

Project Glass: Google’s Crazy Future Glasses Revealed Project Glass: Google’s Crazy Future Glasses Revealed
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Google unveiled something awesome today, or at least the concept of something awesome. We’ve been hearing about the Google glasses for a while now, but now there’s a video: On the Project Glass Google+ Page, Google says, “We think technology …

Kindergartners are Being Taught to Embrace and Utilize Technology Kindergartners are Being Taught to Embrace and Utilize Technology

Kindergartners are learning how to communicate in a concise manner through Twitter. Early childhood educators are teaching entire classes how to tweet and have created classroom networks for students on Twiducate, a social network devoted to schools and teaching environments. …

Facebook Study In Sweden Shows Social Giant Grasp Facebook Study In Sweden Shows Social Giant Grasp
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We already know that Facebook is the fastest-growing thing on the Internet, ever. It claims 10% of the world’s population as its members. Now, a new study out of Sweden fills in some more detail about how Zuckerberg’s baby is …

New iMacs Coming This Summer With Core i5, i7 Ivy Bridge Processors [RUMOR] New iMacs Coming This Summer With Core i5, i7 Ivy Bridge Processors [RUMOR]

There are fresh rumors of a coming update to Apple’s iMac line today. A few days ago we brought you news of reports that the iMac line might be getting anti-reflective displays. Now it looks like they may also be …

Social Media’s Relationship with Politics Social Media’s Relationship with Politics
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If you are wondering if social media coverage effects voter turnout, public perception, and election results, than Nielsen has some great facts and figures for you. Analysts looked at online social media buzz for 50 days preceding four political races-two …

Pokemon Conquest For DS Launches June 18

Nintendo has announced a new Pokemon game for the DS called Pokemon Conquest. The game is the English language version of the existing Japanese game “Pokemon + Nobanga’s Ambition”. It is in 2D, not 3D, like the Black and White …

Samsung Has A Mobile Ad Platform To Compete With Google, Apple Samsung Has A Mobile Ad Platform To Compete With Google, Apple

Samsung’s throwing its hat into the ring of mobile advertising and has announced that it’s partnering with OpenX Technologies, a prominent digital advertising firm. By partnering with OpenX, Samsung’s new AdHub Market looks to develop an ad exchange that will …

Google Fiber Project Progresses Through The Kansas Cities Google Fiber Project Progresses Through The Kansas Cities

Google is busy hanging fiber. Kansas City, Kansas got the honor of becoming the home of the Google Fiber project back in March of last year. Google said that their intentions were to bring an ultra-high-speed network to the entire …

How to Develop a Next-Generation Mobile Strategy How to Develop a Next-Generation Mobile Strategy
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According to an IDC forecast, by 2015 more U.S. Internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other desktop devices. As smartphones begin to outsell simpler feature phones, and as tablet sales continue to explode, …

New Publishing Feature for Yahoo! Stores New Publishing Feature for Yahoo! Stores

In the summer of 2011, Yahoo! released an incremental publishing feature on certain Yahoo! pilot stores. It has been announced that this same publishing feature will be applied to all Yahoo! Merchant Solutions and Yahoo! Store accounts, in phases beginning …

Information Superhighway: But Adults Aren’t Learning

Despite a world of opportunities just a click away, there has been no significant shift in the uptake of lifelong learning over the past decade according to new research. Pronouncements at government level about the creation of ‘a learning society’ …

SOPA Gets a New Name, Still Terrible SOPA Gets a New Name, Still Terrible
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So long, SOPA. It’s been real, and it’s been fun, but it hasn’t been really fun. It’s time to celebrate because SOPA’s dead, right? But wait, what’s this CISPA thing RT.com is talking about? Well, if your answer includes something …

Easily Port C++ To HTML5/JavaScript With Emscripten Easily Port C++ To HTML5/JavaScript With Emscripten

Mozilla turned some heads last week when they announced BrowserQuest, an HTML5 powered MMO that runs in any compatible browser. That was just the beginning of the potential for HTML5 to power games and other applications in-browser. Of course, BrowserQuest …

Google CEO Larry Page Talks Google+, Google vs. Apple Google CEO Larry Page Talks Google+, Google vs. Apple
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Was Steve Jobs’s anti-Android rage all just for show? Was getting into social networking a good idea for Google? Is Google even really still a search company, or are they something else? Those are the questions that Google CEO Larry …

New Rock Band Game “Rock Band Blitz” Announced

Just when you thought the fake-instrument video game genre was dead, Harmonix, the company that brought you the Rock Band games, has announced a “Rock Band Blitz”. Matthew Nordhaus, a Project Director at Harmonix, revealed details about the game in …

LinkedIn Gets New Group Search Features LinkedIn Gets New Group Search Features

LinkedIn announced the launch of some new features for its Group Search designed to make it easier to find the “right professional conversations”. The social network currently has over 1.2 million groups in a wide variety of fields. “As we’ve …

Jenna Talackova Gets Dissed by Swanky Diners
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We reported earlier that Jenna Talackova’s battle to compete in The Miss Universe Canada pageant. She has been accepted back into the competition despite being transgendered but continues to face rejection. Jenna’s bikini photo shoot at an upscale L.A. hotel …

Major League Baseball and Social Media [Infographic]

There’s no doubt that social media sites like Facebook and Twitter allow us to engage and interact with our favorite sports and sports personalities like never before and Major League Baseball is no exception. BanyanBranch.com brings us this next infographic …

Japan Developing Interactive Plants Japan Developing Interactive Plants

Japan has been producing 76% of the world’s weird s*** since 1952. It’s a fact. The country that brought us interactive digital pets like Tamagotchi and Nintendogs is now going interactive with house plants. Researchers at Keio University in Japan …

Teens Still Love iPhones, Says Survey Teens Still Love iPhones, Says Survey

In the next six months, a lot of things will change. The weather will shift, and fashions will follow accordingly. We’ll all be treated to (and hopefully have our film-lives changed by) highly-anticipated blockbusters like The Dark Knight Rises and …