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Update: NBA Lockout Fires Up Twitter, Again Update: NBA Lockout Fires Up Twitter, Again
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Yesterday, the NBA Players Association rejected the latest offer from the NBA owners, and as a result, there’s a very real chance we won’t be seeing any NBA basketball for the foreseeable future, as, yet again, grown men failed to …

Twitter Visualizes The 11/11/11 Chatter Twitter Visualizes The 11/11/11 Chatter

Last week, the world experienced a once-in-a-century numerical phenomenon where every basic unit thart we use to measure time read eleven – 11th second of the 11th minute of the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month …

PETA Calls Out Super Mario Land 3D For Tanooki Fur Violation PETA Calls Out Super Mario Land 3D For Tanooki Fur Violation
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Love them, hate them, laugh maniacally at their tactics; whatever your reaction is to PETA’s stunts you have to give them props for being creative. As a gamer, I have to recognize the hilarity of calling out Mario for wearing …

AT&T Drives the Most Business Traffic in the U.S. AT&T Drives the Most Business Traffic in the U.S.

AT&T is responsible for sending the most Internet traffic to businesses in the United States, according to a new report from comScore, highlighting data from September. The report is an analysis of Internet Service Provider market share within businesses in …

Foursquare To Reward Heavy Users With Leveled Expertise Badges Foursquare To Reward Heavy Users With Leveled Expertise Badges

Foursquare is about checking-in, so that your friends can see where you are. And lately, Foursquare has been making its service more and more about discovery, by introducing Foursquare lists and the all-new Radar function that uses your location to …

China’s Up To Something In The Middle Of The Gobi Desert China’s Up To Something In The Middle Of The Gobi Desert
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In the middle of the Gobi desert, the Chinese are up to something. Or perhaps aliens are up to something. Or, I guess, some image-manipulating troublemakers are up to something. Either way, there are some incredibly mysterious structures in the …

Bing Editors’ Picks Bring Human Touch to Search Results Bing Editors’ Picks Bring Human Touch to Search Results
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Bing launched a new feature called Editors’ Picks, which it describes as a “guide to great sites”. There is a dedicated page for all Editors’ Picks that can be used as a portal, but results from this will also become …

Rex Ryan, Robots & Reading Rainbow Rex Ryan, Robots & Reading Rainbow

Google has a top secret lab where it is doing top secret things with robots. Time will tell if this will lead to the extinction of the human race. In the meantime, here are some videos to enjoy for the …

Google Music Store Gets Its First Look Via Leaked Screenshots Google Music Store Gets Its First Look Via Leaked Screenshots

Last week, email invitations began popping up to an event scheduled for this Wednesday, November 16th. The invitations simply said “These Go To Eleven” and were sent by “Nigel Tufnel.” This clear Spinal Tap reference has led many to speculate …

Google Algorithm Changes: Google Lists Ten New Ones Google Algorithm Changes: Google Lists Ten New Ones
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Google put out a blog post highlighting ten recent algorithm changes. Don’t get too excited about the SEO possibilities though, because Google only listed the ones it deemed non-gamable. These are changes that Google has made over the past couple …

AdWords, Privacy & Airlines on Twitter AdWords, Privacy & Airlines on Twitter
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Today’s infographic round-up explores how Google AdWords work, the differences and similarities between Google and Facebook when it comes to security and privacy, and how different airlines use Twitter. View more daily infographic round-ups here. How Google AdWords work: © …

Call of Duty Elite Down For Many Users, Problems Seem To Be Varied
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Call of Duty Elite, the social gaming network launched around Modern Warfare 3, hasn’t gotten off to the best start. The service, inundated by membership requests, has been unable to get itself fully operational since MW3 launched last Tuesday. Originally …

Kindle Fire Release Comes Early, As Do Kindle Touch, Kindle Touch 3G Releases Kindle Fire Release Comes Early, As Do Kindle Touch, Kindle Touch 3G Releases

Amazon announced that it’s shipping its Kindle Fire tablet device a day early, and people are getting them today. “We’re thrilled to be able to ship Kindle Fire to our customers earlier than we expected. Kindle Fire quickly became the …

iTunes Match Launch Imminent?  Apple Releases New iTunes Beta To Developers iTunes Match Launch Imminent? Apple Releases New iTunes Beta To Developers
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UPDATE: Apple has quietly launched iTunes Match. The new version of iTunes provides support for the service – and you can download it here. Although it might be smart to wait a few hours, as the service is already oversubscribed. …

Google X: What Kind of Robot Future Does Google Have Lined Up? Google X: What Kind of Robot Future Does Google Have Lined Up?

Google is working on top secret robot stuff, according to a report. The New York Times put out a piece about a “top secret lab in an undisclosed Bay Area location where robots run free”. It’s called Google X, and …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Participates In Epic Reddit AMA Neil deGrasse Tyson Participates In Epic Reddit AMA

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an author, radio host, TV host, planetarium director and of course, everyone’s favorite current big thinker on life and the universe. The astrophysicist, who is an associate at the American Museum of Natural History, makes regular …

YouTube Design Changes Should Mean Big Things For Google+ And Businesses YouTube Design Changes Should Mean Big Things For Google+ And Businesses
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It appears that YouTube is on its way to getting heavier Google+ integration, not that this should come as a shock to anyone. Google has been very clear about its plan to integrate Google+ across its products, and we’ve already …

This Time Lapse Video Of Earth From Space Is Amazing This Time Lapse Video Of Earth From Space Is Amazing
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Seriously, I don’t want to put your entire week on a downhill trajectory, but in terms of the sheer scope of this video – it’s probably the best thing you’ll see on the internet all week. Edited by Michael König, …

Co-Founder of Diaspora, Ilya Zhitomirskiy, has passed away Co-Founder of Diaspora, Ilya Zhitomirskiy, has passed away

A bit of sad news came out of the tech industry today, Ilya Zhitomirskiy has passed away. If you’re unfamiliar with Zhitomirskiy, he was one of the four co-founders of Diaspora, a free personal web server that implements a distributed …

Google Search and Advertising News You Don’t Want to Miss Google Search and Advertising News You Don’t Want to Miss
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There have been a lot of major points of discussion surrounding Google and the company’s impact on businesses, marketers and websites over the course of this past week, and that includes things on both the search side of things as …

10 Google+ Page Tips For Your Business 10 Google+ Page Tips For Your Business
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Google launched Google+ Pages this week, and like Google+ itself, businesses are looking for ways to best utilize them to help their brands. What is the best business benefit of Google+ Pages? Share your thoughts here. Google’s Christian Oestlien presented …

Hearst YouTube Channels To Bring Better Monetization Hearst YouTube Channels To Bring Better Monetization
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YouTube recently announced an expanded channel lineup, to include a number of high profile partners. Hearst Magazines, for example announced two channels as part of the initiative, with programming created in conjunction with Car and Driver, Road & Track, and …

iPhone 5 Rumor: It Was Real, And Steve Jobs Scrapped It Before Launch iPhone 5 Rumor: It Was Real, And Steve Jobs Scrapped It Before Launch
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Remember the whole iPhone 4S / iPhone 5 blow up? The iPhone 4S arrived with Siri, an awesome new camera and a faster processor – but it looked just like the iPhone 4. There were no design changes, and that …

The Oatmeal Brilliantly Tackles Top Tweets The Oatmeal Brilliantly Tackles Top Tweets

The description for the Top Tweets Twitter account is as follows, “Top Tweets algorithmically selects and retweets some of the most interesting tweets spreading across Twitter.” So, basically, if your tweets get a bunch of retweets, there’s a chance they …