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James Cameron’s Mariana Trench Tweet: Dispatches From The Bottom Of The Ocean
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James Cameron, the Academy Award winning director of films like Titanic, Avatar, and The Abyss, doesn’t keep his drive for thrills and exploration contained to his filmmaking. And on Sunday, Cameron reached the deepest point in the ocean, The Challenger …

Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy S II Skyrocket Leaked Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy S II Skyrocket Leaked
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Two weeks ago Samsung began rolling out upgrades for the popular Galaxy S II smartphone. The updates brought Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the most recent version of Google’s smartphone/tablet operating system, to Samsung’s flagship phone. There was just one …

New iPad Gets About As Hot As Android Tablets New iPad Gets About As Hot As Android Tablets
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Last week we brought you news of a budding controversy over the new iPad’s tendency to generate more heat than its predecessor, the iPad 2. While initial reports showed the new iPad running about ten degrees hotter (around 92º F), …

Microsoft Releases Video of Scranton Botnet Raid [Video] Microsoft Releases Video of Scranton Botnet Raid [Video]
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WebProNews’s Drew Bowling reported earlier about a raid conducted by Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) on a botnet operation in Scranton, PA. Microsoft’s DCU, with a court order and aid from U.S. Marshals, raided command and control centers and seized …

YouTube Replaces Winter With The Ski Channel YouTube Replaces Winter With The Ski Channel
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I think we can all agree by this point that Winter 2012 forgot that it had some place to be this year in the western hemisphere, so let us welcome the timely arrival of Spring 2012. In case you’re still …

FCC Asked to Investigate Data Caps. FCC Asked to Investigate Data Caps.

Public Knowledge, a Washington D.C.-based non-profit promoting openness on the web, recently demanded that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) begin an investigation into how wireless companies have been capping data usage on wireless devices. Specifically, the group said wireless devices …

Tim Tebow Press Conference: Jets, Broncos, Manning, and of course God

Tim Tebow, the newest New York Jet, gave a press conference today about being traded by the Denver Broncos and what the immediate future holds for him. When asked about his feelings regarding the trade being a “publicity stunt”, Tebow …

5 Tips For Using Social Media In Your Business 5 Tips For Using Social Media In Your Business

A secret to success in today’s communications arena is not just the actual production of content, but incorporating the voices of our social audiences into the content mix by building social collaboration into the strategy. In other words, it’s an …

Microsoft Addresses Windows Phone Contest Controversy, Relents Microsoft Addresses Windows Phone Contest Controversy, Relents

We recently discussed the story of Sasha Katta and his Windows Phone challenge, where Katta was denied his prize after beating the “Smoked By Windows Phone” challenge. The story hit the wires this weekend, and now, it’s taken off at …

Mascots: Best Brand Accesories on Social Media Mascots: Best Brand Accesories on Social Media
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Apparently, brand mascots are back in a big way. With the ever increasing popularity of social media, characters who promote a branded lifestyle and assign a particular face to a product, are once again in demand. Carol Phillips, president of …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits China Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits China

Apple’s Tim Cook was reportedly spotted in an Apple Store in Beijing’s Xidan province, making him the first Apple CEO to visit that country. This isn’t the first time Cook visited the world’s most populous country – Steve Jobs once …

Instragram Continues Its Drawn Out Android Tease Instragram Continues Its Drawn Out Android Tease

Instagram continues its long, buttery foreplay with Android users who have been patiently waiting for the app. A couple of weeks ago, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom announced at SXSW that Android would be arriving for the Android platform “very soon” …

Mozilla: “The Web Is The Platform” Mozilla: “The Web Is The Platform”

Christian Heilmann, a self professed developer evangelist working for Mozilla, recently gave a talk at New Work City for MDN Hack Day. The 25-minute talk touches upon what the Web is and what Mozilla is doing to keep the Web …

Facebook Not Suing Over Employee Password Scandal Facebook Not Suing Over Employee Password Scandal

When Facebook came out on the side of employees and job seekers who did not want to reveal their passwords to prying employers, people cheered. The company that is increasingly seen as in control of far more personal info than …

Sony Preparing New VAIO Laptop With Chrome OS Sony Preparing New VAIO Laptop With Chrome OS
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Documents recently released by the FCC show that Sony is preparing to release a new addition to their VAIO line of notebook computers. The documents consist mostly of reports detailing the new computer’s compliance with various FCC regulations, but also …

Battlestar Galactica: Blood And Chrome Is Dead
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Do you remember last week when we were all pumped because a trailer for the Battlestar Galactica prequel had finally been released? Well almost as soon as this news was released, word came out that after lengthy deliberations, Syfy has …

Cadbury Creme Eggs Blow Up, Catch Fire, and Shatter
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The chemists over at The Periodic Table of Videos have prepared for Easter by doing a few experiments on a holiday staple: the Cabury Creme Egg. In the video, the chemists explode Cadbury Creme Eggs in a vacuum, set a …

Mad Men Premiere: An Update On Our Favorite Ad Execs
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After a heartbreakingly long hiatus, AMC’s “Mad Men” came back to us last night with a two-hour premiere which was fairly low-key, but set up several plot points for the future. The four-time Emmy winner has been anticipated eagerly by …

Shoppers Use Social Media In Store Shoppers Use Social Media In Store

Underscoring soaring consumer interest in use of internet and social media such as Facebook and Twitter to aid in shopping, a new national survey by Leo J. Shapiro and Associates (LJS) found that two-thirds of owners use their smart phone …

Social Media Tools Reveal GOP Primary Standings Social Media Tools Reveal GOP Primary Standings

SocialMatica now features comprehensive dashboards for the GOP primary election that combine and weight online and traditional poll-based rankings for each GOP candidate. SocialMatica has developed a weighted algorithm that marries online social media sentiment, gathered via its semantic data …

The Merits of Online Dating [Infographic]

People represent themselves accurately on the internet, right? No. No, they don’t. But that doesn’t stop people from dating, or at least from looking for a hookup, online. Your options here are many: you can look for one-night stand with …

Microsoft: Internet Crimefighter & Bane Of Botnets Microsoft: Internet Crimefighter & Bane Of Botnets
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Microsoft’s stepping up its effort against online crime lately by sending its own employees to accompany U.S. marshals in federal raids of facilities that are suspected of participating in one of the nastier methods of cybercrime: botnets. A profile in …

Christopher Walken Reads ‘Where The Wild Things Are’

“Kid’s are jerks, you know…”, says “Walken” in his own interpretation of the beloved children’s classic. An interpretation that provides a description of the pictures more than any thing. Though “Walken” is often confused by what he sees… “There’s some …

Chick-Fil-A Bullies Man Over Trademark Nonsense, Man Fights Back

The idea of protecting one’s trademark has merit, provided the trademark in question is actually in danger of being diluted. It’s understandable that Nike would want to stop another shoe company from selling cheaper shoes with a Swoosh logo on …