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iPad 3 Release Date Announcement – March 7th (Rumor) iPad 3 Release Date Announcement – March 7th (Rumor)
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Rumors of the iPad 3 continue to creep towards the precipice of reality. Today’s installment: iMore has “sources who have been reliable in the past” that say the iPad 3 will be be announced (not launched?) on Wednesday, March 7, …

Valentine’s Day Google Doodle Is Heartwarming, Controversial Valentine’s Day Google Doodle Is Heartwarming, Controversial
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Today’s animated Google Doodle is simple, heartwarming, and slightly controversial? Let’s start with the un-controversial part, which is basically 99% of the Doodle. A young lad sees the love of his young life playfully jumping rope, completely oblivious to his …

Google’s Motorola Mobility Acquisition Approved By Justice Department Google’s Motorola Mobility Acquisition Approved By Justice Department
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Earlier, we reported that Google had won approval from the European Commission for its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Now, the United States Department of Justice has granted its approval as well. Now things should start getting interesting. The …

Google On Search Quality And User Happiness Google On Search Quality And User Happiness
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Here’s a pair of interesting Google videos. The first one is a presentation from Google’s “Uber Tech Lead for Search Quality and User Happiness” Dan Russell. Here’s the abstract for it: How well DO people search on Google? Although popular …

Twitter Makes HTTPS Default Twitter Makes HTTPS Default

Twitter announced today that HTTPS will now be on by default for all users signing into Twitter.com. The setting became optional last year, but now it’s the norm. Twitter says on its official blog: This setting makes your Twitter experience …

Exclusive: More On Google’s New Health Search Results Exclusive: More On Google’s New Health Search Results

As previously reported, Google is rolling out a new search feature that adds a box of quick answer-type results for health-related queries. In the official announcement on the Inside Search blog, Roni Zeiger made a point to say, “The list …

NASA Faces The Biggest Budget Cuts In Four Years NASA Faces The Biggest Budget Cuts In Four Years

NASA will be forced to operate on a budget of just over $17 billion next year after being asked to reduce their spending. This is their biggest cut in four years and Bill Nye, CEO of space exploration group, The …

Dunkin’ Donuts Twitter Contest Promotes Bad Dates This Valentine’s Day Dunkin’ Donuts Twitter Contest Promotes Bad Dates This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and at this point in our hyper-consumer age it’s no longer novel or ideal to decry how this is a prefab holiday devised by Hallmark and chocolate confectioners in order to sponge up money from all-to-eager …

Pinterest In UK Very Different [Infographic] Pinterest In UK Very Different [Infographic]

Pinterest is taking off like a scalded cat in the United States. The social site has attracted lots of attention in the past few months due to its out to linked retailers. But, a study of Pinterest‘s performance elsewhere has …

Whitney Houston: The Top Search Trends According To Yahoo Whitney Houston: The Top Search Trends According To Yahoo
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As you’ve probably heard by now, singer Whitney Houston died over the weekend. Yahoo emailed us a list of the top Whitney Houston-related search trends from the weekend. On the day of the Grammy’s, “Whitney Houston” was the top search …

Mobile Devices Influencing Consumer Purchases Mobile Devices Influencing Consumer Purchases
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According to the Google Mobile Ads Blog, in a 2011 study conducted in tandem with Ipsos, consumers are using mobile devices more and more, to help command the points of purchase while shopping online or in-store. During the holiday shopping …

A Valentine’s Day Rube Goldberg Device For Your Wining, Dining, And Sexy-Timing A Valentine’s Day Rube Goldberg Device For Your Wining, Dining, And Sexy-Timing

Tuesday, February 14th is Valentine’s Day and let’s face it: all of your posturing about “corporate holiday” this and “let’s be untraditional this year” that is probably not going to fly with your significant other. You’re going to have to …

Whitney Houston: Suicide Is Not The Cause? Whitney Houston: Suicide Is Not The Cause?
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Whitney Houston’s brother-in-law, Billy Watson told ABCNews.com today that: “Oh, no, this is accidental,” “She wouldn’t have left her daughter like that. She wouldn’t have done that to her daughter.” This comes after Houston was found unconscious in the bathtub …

Valentine’s Day Is Good For Online Businesses Valentine’s Day Is Good For Online Businesses

Ah, Valentine’s Day – the day where we spend money on those we love the most. It turns out that we’re spending more and more on the ones we love which translates into big bucks for the businesses that promote …

To The Blind, The Internet Isn’t Always So User-Friendly To The Blind, The Internet Isn’t Always So User-Friendly
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When people self-congratulate about the Internet, they usually laud either the speed of communication or the bulk of information that it provides to people. One very big detail that is undoubtedly taken for granted, though, is the fact that Internet …

LinkedIn Blows Other Social Networks Out Of The Water For Recruiting [Report] LinkedIn Blows Other Social Networks Out Of The Water For Recruiting [Report]
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Bullhorn Reach released a new “Social Recruiting Activity Report,” finding that LinkedIn rules the roost in terms of social networks most used by employers for recruiting purposes. Not a huge surprise, given the nature of LinkedIn. The firm measured LinkedIn, …

SXSW 2012 In Austin Coming Up Fast SXSW 2012 In Austin Coming Up Fast
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The famous South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas is coming up next month. The festival consists of three parts: Interactive, Film and Music. The Film and Music portions of the festival have their own followers and scene in …

Asus Under Fire For Transformer Prime GPS Issues
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It’s the iPhone 4 reception problem all over again – it’s just turning into a class action lawsuit this time. Colin Fraser is leading a class action lawsuit against Asustek for their Transformer Prime tablet. The lawsuit alleges that the …

The Grammys, Valentine’s Day, and Who Is Paul McCartney? The Grammys, Valentine’s Day, and Who Is Paul McCartney?

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

“Bloggers Under Fire” Launched By EFF
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with Global Voices Online’s Threatened Voices project, announced a new project called Bloggers Under Fire. The initiative is aimed at putting the spotlight on threats Internet users are facing around the world. The landing …

Whitney Houston: What Caused Her Death? Whitney Houston: What Caused Her Death?
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As many of you may have heard, Whitney Houston was found dead in her Beverly Hills hotel room on Saturday afternoon. After being found unconscious by a member of her entourage, hotel security contacted 911. Paramedics arrived and administered CPR …

New App Turns Smartphones Into Your Wireless Therapist New App Turns Smartphones Into Your Wireless Therapist

While you’re busy wondering how the government is tracking your behaviors via your smartphone, in the future your smartphone might be trying to influence your behavior based on your mood. And no, this isn’t a smartphone-as-mood ring device, either – …

Valentine’s Day Slam: Vote For Your Favorite YouTube Proposal Videos Valentine’s Day Slam: Vote For Your Favorite YouTube Proposal Videos

Anyone who’s been the proposer in a mariage proposal situation knows it’s anything but a game. Sure, the proposee can be put in an awkward position by the whole thing, and that sucks. But for the proposer, the marriage proposal …

Steam Details Extent Of Hacking Attack, Backup File Was Stolen

You may remember late last year that Steam, Valve’s digital distribution platform, was hacked and taken down for a while. The extent of the damage wasn’t exactly known until now. On Friday, Gabe Newell took to Steam to tell users …