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GOP Candidates on Google+: Hangouts with Fox News Special Report GOP Candidates on Google+: Hangouts with Fox News Special Report

Social media has often been credited as a driving force behind President Obama’s campaign win, and obviously that’s not been lost on others trying to reach the White House. Republican presidential candidates are not only taking to social media, but …

Siri Knows You’re Close With Constant Infrared Sensor Siri Knows You’re Close With Constant Infrared Sensor

Everyone that owns an iPhone 4S or has at least played with its voice assistant Siri knows that there are two ways to activate her. You can hold down to home button and she will pop right up, ready to …

Webcam Hacking Movie Looks To Heighten Awareness Webcam Hacking Movie Looks To Heighten Awareness
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Webcam hacking is a term and practice you may not have heard of, but will never forget after watching the movie below. The movie is simply titled “Webcam“, and was shot completely on none other than an actual webcam. The …

Google Reader Slow Down Due To Plus One Button? Google Reader Slow Down Due To Plus One Button?
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To many, the Google Reader is a quintessential component of web browsing. The ability to organize all of the sites that interest you, thanks to the power of RSS, is awfully appealing. The usability helps explain the backlash when Google …

Delicious Acquires Trunk.ly Delicious Acquires Trunk.ly

The new Delicious was launched back in September, and while some of us liked the direction the site was taking, I think it’s safe to say that the redesign was not a big hit with the majority of the site’s …

Modern Warfare 3 Sparks Violent Incidents On Launch Day Modern Warfare 3 Sparks Violent Incidents On Launch Day

Yesterday was the big launch day of the much-anticipated installment of the Call of Duty franchise, Modern Warfare 3. And while many happy gamers were laying claymores, capturing positions, and launching predator strikes, some guys were reacting rather poorly to …

Obama Threatens To Veto Any Net Neutrality Repeals Obama Threatens To Veto Any Net Neutrality Repeals

Net neutrality, because of extreme corporate influence, has been a contentious issue ever since it was introduced. In fact, the subject has been completely muddied by a lack of understanding from various outspoken anti-Obama groups to the point where a …

.XXX Domain Purchases Begin, Calling It a Landrush .XXX Domain Purchases Begin, Calling It a Landrush

There has been a long running debate, and legal battle over whether or not .xxx domains should be allowed to exist. ICM, presented their idea of .xxx and .kids domains to ICANN back in 2000. Various proposals would be submitted …

Google Algorithms in Testing Look At Ads On Page Google Algorithms in Testing Look At Ads On Page
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Google’s Matt Cutts and Amit Singhal spoke at PubCon today about search quality. They said a lot of things, but one thing that stood out was that Google is looking to penalize sites that show too many ads that make …

Google Pubcon Q&A: 24 Takeaways Google Pubcon Q&A: 24 Takeaways
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At Pubcon in Las Vegas today, Matt Cutts and Amit Singhal, two key members of Google’s search team, took the stage to talk about Google search, and answer questions from webmasters. Here are 24 takeaways from what they said: 1. …

Google+ Pages A Must For Businesses, But Come Off As Rushed Google+ Pages A Must For Businesses, But Come Off As Rushed
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If you’re ignoring Google+ as a business, you’re ignoring Google. Google+ is Google, according to Google. Google+ also provides Google Search a window into our social activity on the web, providing a view that it does not have access to …

An Asteroid Almost Ended Your Life Yesterday An Asteroid Almost Ended Your Life Yesterday
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While you were going about your daily business, maybe sitting in traffic or making dinner, a giant asteroid whizzed by your head, and you narrowly escaped the cold bite of death. Ok, when I say “whizzed by your head” I …

Google TV Commercials The Most Effective Website Ads on TV: Report Google TV Commercials The Most Effective Website Ads on TV: Report

Historically, Google hasn’t done a whole lot of television advertising, but that has changed recently, and from the looks of things, it’s working out pretty well for the company. Ace Metrix put out lists of the most effective TV ads …

Groupon: The Movie Tackles Daily Deals Obsession Groupon: The Movie Tackles Daily Deals Obsession

Does getting everything at 50% off amount to the new American Dream? This, and other questions will be thoughtfully explored in Groupon: The Movie, a film whose parody trailer has just been released by female-centric comedy group Comediva. The trailer …

No Siri For Your Older iPhone, Says Apple No Siri For Your Older iPhone, Says Apple

Earlier this week, reports emerged that Apple was testing the currently iPhone 4S-exclusive Siri on other devices – mainly the iPhone 4. The report suggested that Apple could be bringing the voice assistant program to older devices – possibly even …

Kindle Fire Apps: Facebook, Pandora, Netflix, Rhapsody, Zynga, EA & Rovio Games at Launch Kindle Fire Apps: Facebook, Pandora, Netflix, Rhapsody, Zynga, EA & Rovio Games at Launch
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Amazon’s Kindle Fire is expected to sell well this holiday season. If for no other reason than that $200 price tag. It’s far cheaper than the iPad, and carries the trusted Amazon Kindle brand. The Silk browser has gotten a …

Twitter Activity, Username Streams Roll Out For Some Users Twitter Activity, Username Streams Roll Out For Some Users
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Back in August, Twitter announced some new features that aimed to help users “discover more.” These features included the “activity stream” and the “@username stream,” both designed to expand on the “@mentions” tab and allow users easier access to information …

Adobe Flash For Mobile, 750 Jobs To Go By the Wayside Adobe Flash For Mobile, 750 Jobs To Go By the Wayside

Adobe dropped the bomb that it is basically giving up on mobile Flash development, while increasing its investments in HTML5. You may recall the big back and fourth between Adobe and Apple over Flash last year. Remember the famous letter …

Brett Ratner Resigns As Producer of the Academy Awards Brett Ratner Resigns As Producer of the Academy Awards
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Remember how Brett Ratner was supposed to be the producer of the 84th Academy Awards? Yeah, that ain’t happening no more, as he’s submitted his resignation amid a gay slur scandal. Last week, during a Q&A session, for his new …

Heavy D Dead at 44: Musicians, Other Celebs React Heavy D Dead at 44: Musicians, Other Celebs React
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Heavy D, the former leader of popular hip-hop group Heavy D and the Boyz, has passed away at the age of 44. It was reported that he had been suffering from pneumonia and was rushed to the hospital this afternoon. …

Microsoft, Yahoo & AOL Formally Announce Their Ad Partnership Microsoft, Yahoo & AOL Formally Announce Their Ad Partnership
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Back in September, Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL held a meeting to discuss a potential advertising partnership, which would see the companies banding together to compete with Google. It appears that we’re about to see the fruits of that partnership. Today, …

Google Profile Illustrates Distinct Difference Between Google and Bing Google Profile Illustrates Distinct Difference Between Google and Bing
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Bing announced the launch of Bing Central. The company calls this “one location for you to explore Bing services and features by completing fun missions, manage your Bing Rewards account, redeem great rewards in the redemption center and access account …

The Criterion Collection Comes To iTunes The Criterion Collection Comes To iTunes

Among cinephiles, The Criterion Collection is pretty much a holy organization. Established in 1984, the folks at Criterion’s goal has been to gather the world’s best and most important films from all over the world and distribute them in the …

Google: Page Speed Affects Rankings In 1 Out Of 100 Searches Google: Page Speed Affects Rankings In 1 Out Of 100 Searches
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With PubCon going on, Google’s Matt Cutts tweeted out a link to what he calls “a special webmaster video for #pubcon”. It’s about how Google determines page speed. Specifically, it’s Matt’s response to a user question: “How does Google determine …