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Google Uses Galaxy Nexus To Promote Google+ Hangouts Google Uses Galaxy Nexus To Promote Google+ Hangouts
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It’s Galaxy Nexus day, and people have been lining up to purchase the new device. I came across a promotional video in Google’s YouTube uploads promoting Google Hangouts on the device, using a classic Queen song: Speaking of Hangouts, Google …

What Will Your Facebook Timeline Look Like On Paper? What Will Your Facebook Timeline Look Like On Paper?

Now that the much ballyhooed Facebook Timeline is live and available to everyone, people have already started adopting the new feature. The new profile design permits users to tell their entire life story by including or excluding as many events …

Google Gets Better At Crawling Smartphone Content Google Gets Better At Crawling Smartphone Content
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Google announced some improvements for how it indexes smartphone content in mobile search. Googlebot-Mobile will now crawl with a smartphone user-agent in addition to its previous feature phone user-agents. This, the company says, will allow it to increase its coverage …

Galaxy Nexus Already Getting a Software Update Galaxy Nexus Already Getting a Software Update
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The latest Android smartphone, the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus, went on sale this morning on Verizon’s website. As we reported this morning, the phone is running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. Remarkably, …

Android 10 Cent Apps: Last Day Android 10 Cent Apps: Last Day

Earlier this month, Google announced that it had surpassd 10 billion downloads from the Android Market. To celebrate this, they began 10 days of 10 cent apps. The company has been offering a number of premium apps that would normally …

New Google+ Feature: Specify Who Can Comment On Your Public Posts New Google+ Feature: Specify Who Can Comment On Your Public Posts

Google announced via a Google+ update that Google+ users can now control who can comment on their public posts. Google’s Natalie Villalobos writes: We’ve been hearing that you’ve wanted greater control over who can engage on your public posts. You …

Exclusive: iOS Will Get Facebook Timeline In Upcoming Update Exclusive: iOS Will Get Facebook Timeline In Upcoming Update
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Facebook made the timeline feature available to all today. It even launched on mobile for Android devices and for the mobile web at m.facebook.com. Interestingly, it did not immediately launch for iOS, which as I pointed out in previous coverage, …

Facebook Timeline On Mobile: What It Looks Like Facebook Timeline On Mobile: What It Looks Like

As you may know, Facebook finally made the Timeline feature available to anyone who wants it today. They also said they’ll consider providing a “consistent” experience for brands in the future (though the timing on that is unknown). As part …

Microsoft Rolling Out Automatic Updates for Internet Explorer Microsoft Rolling Out Automatic Updates for Internet Explorer

Microsoft announced today that it will soon be rolling out automatic updates for Internet Explorer. The roll out will begin in January for Australian and Brazilian users, and will gradually spread from there. By instituting automatic updates, Microsoft takes user …

So.cl Launched By Microsoft (And It’s Aimed At Students) So.cl Launched By Microsoft (And It’s Aimed At Students)
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The tech industry has been waiting for Microsoft’s So.cl to launch, after being various nuggets were leaked over the past several months. Much speculation has been going around about it (including from us). Previously leaked screenshots made it seem like …

YouTube For Schools Brings You Classroom 2.0 YouTube For Schools Brings You Classroom 2.0

In an effort to make sure that your children never have to use chalk erasers and a blackboard to practice their addition problems or, really, for anything ever again, YouTube has kicked off a new service for specifically available to …

Another Open Letter Concerning SOPA Disapproval Another Open Letter Concerning SOPA Disapproval
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Earlier today, Chris Crum wrote about an open letter discussing the potentially damaging rules set forth in the oft-discussed SOPA/PIPA bills. In the letter, members of Google, Yahoo, Flickr, LinkedIn, PayPal, the Huffington Post and many others detailed the issues …

Facebook Timelines Being Considered For Brands Facebook Timelines Being Considered For Brands
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Facebook made the timeline available to all Facebook users today. Naturally, businesses are already wondering when they can take advantage of the feature, and if they will in fact be able to do so, for that matter. From the sound …

FailDesk: The Fun Group Therapy Site For IT Pros FailDesk: The Fun Group Therapy Site For IT Pros

The mission to make sure that every single profession and area of expertise have a customized destination to post horrible/hilarious work stories and share pictures about general office hoopla is progressing smoothly and successfully. The latest addition into this pageant …

Facebook Sitting on a $3.5 Billion Pile Of Money Facebook Sitting on a $3.5 Billion Pile Of Money

Everyone knows Facebook is loaded. Apparently, though, the company is more loaded than most people realized. Citing an inside source with access to Facebook’s financials, Gawker is reporting today that Facebook is sitting on $3.5 billion in cash reserves, with …

Google Driverless Cars: Now Patented Google Driverless Cars: Now Patented

I’m sure you’ve heard about the driverless cars Google has by now. It’s just one of those interestingly wacky things Google does. Now, the company has actually got the patent on the technology. Specifically, the patent granted to Google this …

Could A Foursquare Acquisition By Google Be In the Cards? Could A Foursquare Acquisition By Google Be In the Cards?
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I write this with no intent of spreading any rumors or sensationalizing the situation. There is nothing indicating that the two companies are in talks about an acquisition, but from the sound of it, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley is not …

Study: Internet Top Info Resource For Local Restaurants, Business Study: Internet Top Info Resource For Local Restaurants, Business
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A new Pew Study has found that people rely on the Internet more than any other resource to get information about local businesses and restaurants. The results come from data that was gathered earlier this year from a sample of …

Latest Google Zeitgeist Proves 2011 Belonged To Rebecca Black Latest Google Zeitgeist Proves 2011 Belonged To Rebecca Black
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Google year-end Zeitgeist for 2011 has gone live, and besides boasting a new look, complete with new, more interactive presentation of its findings; and while the new shine improves the look and feel, their findings are what we are really …

Piracy Uncovered At French President’s Palace Piracy Uncovered At French President’s Palace

A new Russian website continues to prove a source of embarrassment for high-level opponents of music and movie downloading. The site, YouHaveDownloaded.com, shows users their downloading history based on their IP address. It also allows users to put in IPs …

Google Authorship Clicks And Impressions Added To Webmaster Tools Google Authorship Clicks And Impressions Added To Webmaster Tools
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We know that who you are is more important in Google now. Google has been pushing authorship markup for months. This ties you, as an author of content, to your Google Profile, which is linked to from a picture of …

Sprint Spreading Christmas Cheer with Assurance Wireless Program Sprint Spreading Christmas Cheer with Assurance Wireless Program
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According to the Employment Situation Summary released earlier this month from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate is 8.6 percent, which means 13.3 million people are unemployed. In other words, a lot of people are clearly struggling.

Grand Theft Auto III Comes to iOS and Android Grand Theft Auto III Comes to iOS and Android

Ten years ago Grand Theft Auto III hit the video game world with a major splash. The controversial but critically acclaimed game allowed users to commit a wide array of petty crimes in an amazingly open environment. Users could travel …

Learning The Piano or Kung-Fu, Without Knowing How To Do Either Learning The Piano or Kung-Fu, Without Knowing How To Do Either

It’s finally here, science and technology used in both The Matrix and Total Recall is near reality. Say hello to Decoded Neurofeedback (DecNef), a study conducted by Boston University and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan. What they’ve done …