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Android Design Gets A New Site Android Design Gets A New Site
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Google has launched a new Android Design site. The announcement comes on the heels of a report from Freelancer.com placing Android as one of the top job trends of Q4 2011. Christian Robertson, who leads the Android Visual Design group …

Tim Cook Emails Apple Staff About Supplier Responsibility Report Tim Cook Emails Apple Staff About Supplier Responsibility Report

Earlier this afternoon we reported that Apple had revealed a list of companies that supply components for its products. This list, which represents an uncharacteristic openness by Apple, was part of the company’s Supplier Responsibility report. The report tracks the …

Google Will Bend It Like Beckham Next Week Google Will Bend It Like Beckham Next Week
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Direct-kick bending and H&M underwear model David Beckham is giving his fans on Google+ a treat: an exclusive live interview on YouTube. As part of their @Google Talks program, which features assorted cultural figures discussing “their recently published books and …

UK Copyright Piracy Case Extradited to the US?
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Twenty-three year old Richard O’Dwyer is facing copyright infingment charges in the United States after a U.K. judge ordered it appropriate for him to prosecuted there. O’Dwyer is accused of operating a website which allegedly made thousands in advertising while …

Chad Ochocinco Rewards Ignored Twitter Follower Chad Ochocinco Rewards Ignored Twitter Follower

What do you get if you’re following an athlete who happens to be one of the most prolific Twitter users of the professional athlete ilk, and he’s ignored your replies, tweets, and retweets? If you can get the player’s attention, …

Google News Gets Feedback Tool Google News Gets Feedback Tool

Google News has added a new feedback link so that users can send feedback about the service, report problems, etc. It appears at the bottom of the page, as pictured: The Google Feedback gadget appears when you click the link. …

India Pursues Prosecution of Facebook, Microsoft, and Google India Pursues Prosecution of Facebook, Microsoft, and Google

The Indian government has initiated legal proceedings against a number of search, social networking, and technology companies. The government found sufficient cause to pursue prosecution of the companies for refusing to regulate offensive content. Ten of the 21 companies are …

Skyrim Mom Is The Best Mom

In what is possibly the greatest idea ever, Bethesda’s community manager, Nick Breckon, had his 65-year-old mother play Skyrim while he tweeted her comments. The tweets range from goofy to outright hilarious, but are always entertaining. Let’s take a look …

Larry King and Richest Man In the World Go Online Together? Larry King and Richest Man In the World Go Online Together?
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Carlos Saks is filthy rich. He’s 71 years old. He’s #23 on Forbes list of powerful people. He’s #1 on their Billionaires list. He has a fortune of $74 Billion. His wealth is roughly 5% of Mexico’s annual economic output, …

Fast Company Exposes Plagiarism on Amazon Fast Company Exposes Plagiarism on Amazon
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As I reported yesterday, Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing is big business. Amazon is putting more money into the payout pool for the Kindle Owners Lending Library and many amateur authors are getting in on the action. But, as Fast Company …

Words With Friends Saves A Man’s Life Words With Friends Saves A Man’s Life
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Everybody loves Words With Friends. Whether playing against Facebook friends or challenging random strangers, Zynga’s not-quite-Scrabble game is the go-to time waster for millions of people. Now it looks like the game might be useful for more than just teaching …

Google’s Kenya Scraping Deception Google’s Kenya Scraping Deception
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How does Google populate its search engine results? A process of bots crawling links to discover/refresh/update content that’s on the web. Granted, this is an elementary explanation, but it sums up the process. There are ways to block Google’s army …

Siri Lets You Talk To Your House Siri Lets You Talk To Your House
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You should talk to your house more often. It’s feeling left out. Carnes Audio Visual, makers of the Crestron home control system, have added Siri functionality to it. This allows the user to communicate with their home and give it …

Twitter IPO for 2013? Twitter IPO for 2013?

Investors are growing excited about the possibility of Twitter going public in the near future. There are many who feel this is an inevitability and there is some evidence to support their theories. In the following video Bloomberg’s Jon Erlichman …

Questionable Chaos, Eggs Break Out At iPhone 4S Release In China Questionable Chaos, Eggs Break Out At iPhone 4S Release In China
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Question: What gets Apple fans really excited? Announcing that they can buy the newest iPhone. Question: What gets Apple fans really livid? Announcing that they can’t buy the newest iPhone. This was the social experiment that unfolded today in Beijing, …

Gaikai Predicts Death Of Game Consoles

What would happen if one of the big three console manufacturers dropped out of the console race? That is what was hinted at CES this week when Nanea Reeves, CPO of Gaikai, predicted that one of the current console makers …

Facebook Hollywood Hookup Gone Bad Facebook Hollywood Hookup Gone Bad
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Gotta watch out for the Fatal Attractions, man. Former bassist for heavy metal stalwarts Danzig, Jerry Montano, learned the hard way that you have to watch what you “Like” on Facebook. Montano was introduced to aspiring “model” Priscilla Caputo via …

Apple Publishes List of Suppliers For The First Time Apple Publishes List of Suppliers For The First Time
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Apple has historically been ferociously secretive about nearly every aspect of the production of its devices. While some things are known – assembly factories, some component makers, and the like – Apple has long refused to divulge all of the …

Microsoft Blocks Linux From Windows 8 Machines Microsoft Blocks Linux From Windows 8 Machines
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As Microsoft prepares to launch Windows 8 sometime this year, the company has published a new set of Windows Hardware Certification Requirements. These requirements govern the hardware specifications for machines on which Windows can be installed. These sorts of requirements …

NPD: Xbox 360 On Top In December
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The Xbox 360 did good this year. How good? About $6.7 billion worth of good. NPD data was released today that cemented Microsoft’s position as the leader of 2011 in video game sales. That $6.7 billion worth of sales equated …

NVIDIA Does Not Support SOPA, But Is That Enough?
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While the video game industry sorts its position out concerning SOPA/PIPA — The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and most of its members are onboard with the anti-piracy acts — some prominent members are going against the SOPA grain. One company …

Grooveshark Returns To iOS, Expands To Other Platforms Grooveshark Returns To iOS, Expands To Other Platforms
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What’s the best way to help people to forget that you’re getting sued by everybody? If you’re Grooveshark, you make your awesome service available to lots more people. The music purveyors of Grooveshark posted an announcement on their blog today …

Apple / Google Apps Refund Policy under Scrutiny in Korea Apple / Google Apps Refund Policy under Scrutiny in Korea

Many Korean consumers are growing cautious of apps available from online stores due to constrictive refund policies.  Those who find apps to be less than satisfactory are at the mercy of some inconsistent policies (if one exists at all). Apple, …

Twitter Will Likely Reach 500 Million Accounts Next Month Twitter Will Likely Reach 500 Million Accounts Next Month
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If you wanna express your Valentine’s Day sentiments to your sweetheart via Twitter next month, chances are they will see it because it’s official: everybody is on Twitter these days. And what’s significant about February 14? According to the Twitter …