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Google Privacy Changes: Notifications Now Appearing Upon Log-In Google Privacy Changes: Notifications Now Appearing Upon Log-In
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Google really wants to make sure you know about the new changes to its privacy policy. They’ve been sending emails to people with Google accounts. Earlier we reported on emails they’re sending to Google Apps admins. There’s a blurb about …

Beware The Fake Matt Cutts Beware The Fake Matt Cutts
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One or more people are going around impersonating Google’s head of web spam (and now “Distinguished Engineer”) Matt Cutts, leaving comments on various articles on the web. It’s been going on for a while. Usually, if you pay close enough …

QBO: Robot Learns To Recognize Itself And Others Of Its Kind [Video] QBO: Robot Learns To Recognize Itself And Others Of Its Kind [Video]

The nightmare robot world of countless sci-fi films and books appears to be getting closer and closer to reality. We’re seeing fascinating and startling advances in robotics all the time. One recent example would be the Nao, we looked at …

“World Record For Largest Observed Snowflake” Google Doodle Puzzles The Web “World Record For Largest Observed Snowflake” Google Doodle Puzzles The Web

Yesterday, Google ran an interesting, animated doodle for its logo, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the world record for largest observed snowflake. As I asked, in my article about it, where does Google come up with this stuff? A lot …

SOPA Was Only the Beginning: ACTA Gets International Push Back
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As we touched on earlier, as members of the European Union sign ACTA into something of an existence — it still requires ratification from the European Union parliament — various EU citizens have decided to fight back against ACTA. Unfortunately, …

Mozilla Pancake Aims To Rethink How We Use The Web Mozilla Pancake Aims To Rethink How We Use The Web

Mozilla Labs announced the launch of an ambitious new project called Pancake, which Mozilla says is “focused on exploring, evolving and expanding how we search, browse, navigate, organize and discover amazing things on the Web.” “The Web has evolved well …

Rupert Murdoch On Facebook IPO And MySpace “Screw-Up” Rupert Murdoch On Facebook IPO And MySpace “Screw-Up”

Rupert Murdoch has really taken to Twitter since joining the social microblogging service recently. He’s not one of those high profile execs that joins and tweets once every two months. He’s on there about every day speaking very candidly about …

Australian Open Breaks Time Record With Novak Djokovic Win, Twitter Ecstatic Australian Open Breaks Time Record With Novak Djokovic Win, Twitter Ecstatic

The Australian Open Final just ended, with a match won by Serbia’s Novak Djokovic. It was the longest in history. The match lasted 5 hours, 53 minutes. Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5. Nadal lost his …

Occupy Oakland Occupies Social Media [Videos] Occupy Oakland Occupies Social Media [Videos]
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According to various reports, about 300 protesters were arrested on Saturday in the Occupy Oakland protests. As you might imagine, related content is flooding the social networks. There are lots of videos of police/protester clashing. Here are some of the …

Google Privacy Changes: Google Apps Admins, Users Get Notified Google Privacy Changes: Google Apps Admins, Users Get Notified

Google Apps users and admins have now been getting emails about Google’s highly publicized new privacy policy changes. Users are getting the same email that other Gmail users have been receiving throughout the past week. Admins are getting a different …

Exclusive: Google Page Layout Update: The Top Losers Exclusive: Google Page Layout Update: The Top Losers
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Update: With the Searchmetrics list, we encouraged you to take it with a grain of salt, but Matt Cutts said the following about it in a Tweet, implying that it’s fairly flawed: @mattcuttsMatt Cutts@CCrum237 thanks, I appreciate it. P.S. Liked …

Politics and the Internet: The Relationship Is Growing
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In 2008, politics changed in a big way. This change was driven by the impact that the Internet and social media had on the Presidential election. Since that time, this same influence has been evidenced all across the world such as with the protests in the Middle East.

DuckDuckGo Challenges Google With DontTrack.us DuckDuckGo Challenges Google With DontTrack.us
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Privacy in relation to Google is a big ticket item right now, as consolidation practices and other matters concerning personal identity and online advertising practices have become popular topics. It adds to the noticeable undercurrent of fear that, fueled largely …

Portal 2 Mashes Into The Nightmare Before Christmas

And the results are spectacular. Provided you can shake your gaze from the awesome Portal 2 socks leading this article, the upcoming video will be a great addition to your weekend. It also serves as another reason to be against …

Twitter Recruiting Video Is Cheesy, Awesome Twitter Recruiting Video Is Cheesy, Awesome
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Twitter’s new recruiting video is suffering from something of a split personality. It is both purposely cheesy, but it still shines through as being awesome; or, even better, horribly awesome. Furthermore, the social media platform is indeed hiring and this …

World Record For Largest Observed Snowflake Celebrated With Google Doodle World Record For Largest Observed Snowflake Celebrated With Google Doodle
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Update: More on that flake.. If you go to Google.com today, you will notice a new Google doodle celebrating the 125th anniversary of the world’s largest snowflake. Then, you might ask yourself, ‘Where does Google come up with this stuff?” …

Yes, Virginia, Google’s New Privacy Policy Lets You Opt Out Of Sharing Your Data Yes, Virginia, Google’s New Privacy Policy Lets You Opt Out Of Sharing Your Data
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We asked, now we answer: Google’s new Privacy Policy will not force you into accepting any vampiric habits of Google to vulture information from you for the purpose of advertisements. If you don’t want them to. Since Google announced the …

Think Positive, Choose Better! Think Positive, Choose Better!
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A study from the Journal Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that thinking positive actually helps us make better decisions. In the study 55% of coronary heart patients who practiced positive thoughts actually persisted to adhere to their exercise regiments to …

Is Google Getting Worse At Delivering Relevant Results? Is Google Getting Worse At Delivering Relevant Results?
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It was around this time last year when Google’s search results really started attracting a whole lot of criticism (more than usual). The content farm discussion was going full-throttle, and finally in February, Google launched the Panda update, its attempt …

A Handy Infographic About the Entertainment Industry Fearing Technology A Handy Infographic About the Entertainment Industry Fearing Technology
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How many times has the entertainment industry trembled at the onset of new technology? Well, if you’re talking about the the film industry in particular, and you answered “every time,” then you are pretty damn accurate. While some of us …

Red Hot Chili Peppers Dance, President Obama’s Ship, & Auroras Red Hot Chili Peppers Dance, President Obama’s Ship, & Auroras

A viral video is one that becomes popular through the process of Internet sharing, via social media, sharing sites, or good ‘ole email. Everyday we highlight some of the best that are currently viral and some that are trending that …

MacWorld iWorld: Best Of Show Winners Announced MacWorld iWorld: Best Of Show Winners Announced

The editors of Macworld have released their list of winners of Best Of Show at this year’s Macworld | iWorld conference. The list is a diverse collection of apps and accessories, ranging in price from free all the way up …

Aneesh Chopra, First U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Is Stepping Down
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In 2009, President Obama tapped Virginia’s Secretary of Technology to fill a brand new job – the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer. Aneesh Chopra’s goal was to help bring the Federal government out of the 20th century and into a …

Pinterest: Great Business Tool for Photographers Pinterest: Great Business Tool for Photographers
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One of the best “business” uses for Pinterest takes full advantage of the visual basis of the site. Photographers have been using Pinterest as an “inspiration board” to share with clients. For example, in the past, if a photographer was …