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Facebook Troublemakers Beware: Hacking Someone’s Account Is Identity Theft Facebook Troublemakers Beware: Hacking Someone’s Account Is Identity Theft
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The decision against a California juvenile charged with identity theft has been affirmed by an appellate court. The identity that he was convicted of stealing just happened to be her Facebook identity. Rolando S. used the female victim’s email password …

iPhone 5 Rumors – Release Date Back to September? iPhone 5 Rumors – Release Date Back to September?
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The truth is, this is getting ridiculous. Frankly, it’s getting exhausting to keep up. The iPhone 5 rumors have been flying around for months, which is fine, but the release date stuff is just getting out of hand during this …

Nexus S Free at Best Buy for Today Only Nexus S Free at Best Buy for Today Only

Forget all that iPhone 5 talk that has been dominating the mobile device news for the last couple of days – today is an Android day. That’s because Google and Best Buy have announced a special promotion for the Nexus …

Foursquare Business Pages Now Available to All Foursquare Business Pages Now Available to All

Foursquare has made brand pages “self-serve”. This means brands can create their own pages, acquire followers, share updates, check-in at places, etc. You know, like a social network. Foursquare says the announcement is “to the great relief” of its BizDev …

Twitter Redesign Forced Upon Everyone Twitter Redesign Forced Upon Everyone
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It’s been almost a year (11 months anyway) since Twitter announced its redesign, which has come to be known as “New Twitter”. New Twitter is not so new anymore, so it makes tons of sense that Twitter is finally doing …

Newt Gingrich’s Twitter Followers: Over 1 Million Fake Says Analysis Newt Gingrich’s Twitter Followers: Over 1 Million Fake Says Analysis
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Looking back, it does seem a bit odd that Newt Gingrich has more followers on Twitter than Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul and Speaker John Boehner combined. On Monday, Gawker reported that a former Gingrich …

Google+ Android App Gets Update, Site Attracts 25 Million Users Google+ Android App Gets Update, Site Attracts 25 Million Users
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According to comScore research, as reported by Reuters, Google+ has attracted 25 million users, making it the fastest site to achieve such a number. The firm says Google+ had 25 million uniques as of July 24, growing at about a …

Amazon Local Heads to Groupon’s Home Turf Amazon Local Heads to Groupon’s Home Turf

Two months ago, Amazon launched its Daily Deals offering Amazon Local in Boise, Idaho. Since then, it has expanded to include a handful of regions in California, Florida and Washington. The offering is attracting some attention in the press now …

iPhone 5: Apple’s Weapon Against Android? iPhone 5: Apple’s Weapon Against Android?
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It looks like we have reached the “rumor-a-day” phase of the iPhone 5 mania. With the latest rumors hinting at either a September or early October release date, we might be only a month or two away from Apple’s next-gen …

Google Maps Gets More 45° Imagery Google Maps Gets More 45° Imagery
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Google announced today that it is expanding 45° imagery in Google Maps to include some U.S. and international cities. “In Córdoba, the third largest town in the Spanish region of Andalucia, you can now explore in highly resolved images from …

White House Benefits From Twitter “Office Hours” White House Benefits From Twitter “Office Hours”
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The recent debt debates have been fertile ground for an explosion of Twitter activity from those involved. Both parties, both houses of Congress and the executive branch have all stepped up their Twitter-game in order to rally support for their …

Gmail Calling Expanded to More Languages, Lower Rates Gmail Calling Expanded to More Languages, Lower Rates

Last year, Google announced a Gmail feature that would let users in the U.S. make and receive phone calls. Today, the company announced that it is available outside the U.S. in 38 languages. “You can now buy calling credit in …

Google Instant Pages Now Default in Chrome Google Instant Pages Now Default in Chrome
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You may recall, back in June when Google announced Instant Pages. The concept is that Google begins loading the page it thinks you’re most likely to click on before you even click on it. This means, in theory at least, …

Push Pop Press Becomes Part of Facebook Push Pop Press Becomes Part of Facebook

Facebook has acquired Push Pop Press, and it’s going to be quite interesting to see what they do with it. Push Pop Press created the iPad for Al Gore’s book “Our Choice,” but it’s not book publishing that Facebook is …

Kevin Durant’s Rucker Park Performance Goes Viral Kevin Durant’s Rucker Park Performance Goes Viral
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Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant took to Harlem last night to play a little ball. Apparently things went swimmingly. The game took place at New York’s famous Rucker Park, the legendary basketball court that has hosted the game’s greats …

YouTube To Stream Lollapalooza YouTube To Stream Lollapalooza

The Lollapalooza music festival kicks off for its 20th anniversary this upcoming weekend (August 5-7) at Chicago’s Grant Park. Unfortunately for those of you who haven’t bought tickets yet, it appears as if you’re out of luck. Never fear, however, …

If Google+ Is a Major Player, Where Does It Leave Other Social Networks? If Google+ Is a Major Player, Where Does It Leave Other Social Networks?
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Google+ has made quite a splash in the social media space with recent reports crediting it with more than 20 million users. These numbers are quite impressive given that the site is not yet opened to the public and that it is just over a month old.

iPhone 5 Rumors: Release Date October 1? Bigger Display? iPhone 5 Rumors: Release Date October 1? Bigger Display?

Today is another day, so naturally, there are more iPhone 5 rumors going around. Another rumor has come from the supply chain, as they often do, indicating that the device may come with a larger display and a thinner design. …

Should Social Media Censor Offensive Content? Should Social Media Censor Offensive Content?
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At what point does content on social media sites become too offensive? Does the social network have an obligation to protect its users from extreme topics of conversation? Or should a social network never pull controversial content, as it is …

Google Maps Fun: A School Shaped Like The Millennium Falcon Google Maps Fun: A School Shaped Like The Millennium Falcon
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The Force is strong with this school, apparently. It’s either that, or they are a trade school specializing in training intergalactic smugglers who can make the Kessel run in under 12 parsecs — even though a parsec is a measurement …

Apple iCloud Prices and Web Apps Revealed Apple iCloud Prices and Web Apps Revealed

iCloud will ship to consumers this Fall. It lets you store content in the cloud and access it on various devices. It works with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, and even PC, and is free with the upcoming iOS 5 …

Is Android The Dominant Device Worldwide? Is Android The Dominant Device Worldwide?

This Android/iOS war that threatens to dominate the mobile device industry for the foreseeable future is chock full of different kinds of data and metrics. One day, you’ll read about how iPhones are the most desired mobile device, and then …

Doom’s John Carmack: Violent Video Games Curtail Violence Doom’s John Carmack: Violent Video Games Curtail Violence
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The early first-person shooter Doom, besides taking up a lot of my adolescent time, became one of the common examples of over-the-top video game violence back in the day. Today, the crown for ultra-violent games falls on titles like Call …

Skype for iPad Becomes Available Skype for iPad Becomes Available
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Skype has launched the much-anticipated Skype for iPad app, which presents the popular service in a format that has been optimized for the tablet – particularly the iPad – experience. . “It offers the best of both worlds for users …