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Facebook Addiction Puts Web Designer Behind Bars Facebook Addiction Puts Web Designer Behind Bars
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Think your addiction to social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace is pathetically embarrassing? I seriously doubt you have anything on former web designer William Hall. However, his case isn’t really all that simple. Back in the year …

Mobile Payments Could Become the Primary Method of Doing Business by 2020 Mobile Payments Could Become the Primary Method of Doing Business by 2020

We reported earlier that cash and coins were being used and accepted less in Sweden. The shift to make cash money a thing of the past in the country has sparked controversy and impacted its people tremendously. Some people feel …

Screw Art by California Artist Andrew Myers

California based artist Andrew Myers has created a new way to look at portrait painting. The German born painter uses screws to give his work a three dimensional look. Myers paints the heads of phillips screws and then drills them …

Is There A New ACTA Already In The Works? Is There A New ACTA Already In The Works?

We reported on Monday that ACTA is dying, slowly and painfully. It received its death knell when David Martin MEP suggested that ACTA be rejected altogether. While not a definitive sign of its death, just trust me on this – …

Oracle Contends Google was Aware it Needed to License Java APIs Oracle Contends Google was Aware it Needed to License Java APIs

Google’s trial against Oracle, who is suing over patent infringement regarding the use of Java in building the Android OS, finally commenced yesterday – 18 months after Oracle’s initial complaint, with Oracle submitting its opening statements. While the main point …

Where Do You Get Your News? [INFOGRAPHIC] Where Do You Get Your News? [INFOGRAPHIC]
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It’s an undebatable fact that the six o’clock evening news isn’t what it used to be. That’s not necessarily a knock on the quality of local or national broadcasts, but more of a commentary on how much the internet has …

Researchers Track British Mood With Twitter Researchers Track British Mood With Twitter

Researchers in the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at the University of Bristol have presented a paper in which they track the national mood of the United Kingdom through Twitter posts. This is not the first, or even the largest, study to …

TED Launches New “Surprise Me” Search Feature TED Launches New “Surprise Me” Search Feature

TED, the online purveyors of things you don’t know, know they’ve got a lot to choose from when it comes to finding something to watch at the very moment you’re in the mood for some TEDness. Personally, I find the …

Google Introduces Google Offers Chrome Extension Google Introduces Google Offers Chrome Extension

Today Google announced their extension for Chrome and Google Offers. Offers is just what it sounds like, it’s daily deals from you favorite internet giant and their partners like Gilt City, kgbdeals and zozi. Chrome users can now easily access …

Check That Purchased Rights To Superman for $130 Sold For $160,000

On March 1, 1938 Detective Comics Inc. cut a check to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster for the amount of $412, which featured a $130 line item for the ownership and rights to Superman. Yes, that Superman. That historic check …

Patents: The Tech Company Goldmine Patents: The Tech Company Goldmine

Apple has filed a few patents recently that have eyebrows raised. There was the 3D display and user interface, and the 3D camera. As Shaylin Clark points out, having those patents on the books doesn’t even remotely mean that Apple …

Star Wars B-Movie Poster Art: Lair Of The Rancor

Star Wars sometimes seems like it should have been a cheesy B-movie right? This poster brings to life the awesome aspects of the franchise that could have made it one really easy. The Rancor going after the Twi’lek dancer OOla …

Chrome for Android Getting An Update, New Features Chrome for Android Getting An Update, New Features
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Google has released an update for the beta version of the Chrome for Android browser. The update adds several new, highly requested features. It also adds support for an additional 31 languages, and is now available in all the same …

Leverage Browser Strengths For A Faster Site Leverage Browser Strengths For A Faster Site

We recently talked about reducing HTTP requests. Here’s a quick recap: Slow web pages impede your website’s goals; 90% of a typical web page’s slowness happens after the HTML has been downloaded; Reducing the number of HTTP requests triggered by …

Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys Trailer Arrives

Full disclosure: Back in the day, I was a notorious Star Wars toy collector. I had dozens upon dozens of figures in my personal collection, though, being a kid at the time, I took all of the figures out of …

Halle Berry Engaged After Swearing Off Marriage

Actress Halle Berry is set to marry Frenchman Olivier Martinez–who proposed earlier this year–despite saying she would never marry again. The Oscar-winning actress hasn’t had the best track record with men; her first marriage to Yankees slugger David Justice lasted …

Google Earth + Camera Balloons = Awesome DIY Aerials Google Earth + Camera Balloons = Awesome DIY Aerials
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Google Maps announced a fascinating addition to the Google Earth collection of imagery today, saying that it has partnered up with the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science to begin including user-captured aerial views of various parts of earth. …

Samsung Fortune Fuels Family Feud Samsung Fortune Fuels Family Feud

Lee Kun-hee is the chairman of Samsung Electronics. He resigned as chairman of Samsung on April 21, 2008 owing to Samsung Slush funds scandal, but returned on March 24, 2010. He received a three year suspended jail term after he …

Nine Analytics Tips to a Hassle-Free Site Migration Nine Analytics Tips to a Hassle-Free Site Migration

Many site owners and marketing managers experience data loss and lose visibility into their marketing activities and site performance which potentially could negatively impact the bottom line. This article examines practical steps to maintain and improve the quality of your …

Facebook’s New “Listen” Button Makes Discovering Your Next Favorite Artist a Breeze Facebook’s New “Listen” Button Makes Discovering Your Next Favorite Artist a Breeze
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Facebook has just made it easier for you to listen to your favorite artist without really ever leaving Facebook. More importantly, Facebook just also made it easier to discover new artists in a flash, which in turns makes you more …

Tumblr And Gnip Partner Up To Offer Data Firehose Tumblr And Gnip Partner Up To Offer Data Firehose

Tumblr is a pretty big deal these days. In January, it hit a major threshold by announcing that the site sees 15 billion pageviews a month. That’s a lot of posts to sift through if you want to find major …

Twitter Publishes Patent Agreement to Combat Trolls Twitter Publishes Patent Agreement to Combat Trolls
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It’s sad for an engineer or inventor to see their work used as a ball-gag to stifle innovation. Too often companies referred to as “patent trolls” will buy up patents without any intention of using them or licensing them fairly. …

Reimagined Poster Art For Classic Spielberg Films

Who doesn’t love going to the movies? The smell of popcorn, the sticky floors, the $8 candy……love it! If you are like me and you love everything the movies has to offer, then you will love these movie posters. These …

Microsoft Introduces adCenter Training Hub Microsoft Introduces adCenter Training Hub

Early in April Microsoft added the adCenter Training Hub to their site because they wanted users to have an easy to understand yet comprehensive resource for learning how to advertise using Microsofts’s extensive array of tools. Yesterday they announced some …