Quantcast
Nas Will be a Speaker at 2012 SXSW Festival in Austin Nas Will be a Speaker at 2012 SXSW Festival in Austin

Every year people flock to Austin to attend the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) to become informed about a range of music genres and topics. This year Nas will be one of the high profile speakers at …

Bing Search Quality Insights: New Blog Series Sheds Light On Bing’s Inner-Workings Bing Search Quality Insights: New Blog Series Sheds Light On Bing’s Inner-Workings
· 1

Google recently started a series of blog posts highlighting various points of progress it has made in its efforts to increase search quality. The results have essentially been lists of monthly changes Google has made to its algorithm and interface. …

Free Texting Is Cutting Into Profits Free Texting Is Cutting Into Profits

For years text messaging has been a cash cow for mobile communication providers. Some people pay for an unlimited plan, others have a cap on their texts. If you go over or don’t have a plan, you pay by the …

iPhone, Android Apps Secretly Access User Photos Stored On Phones iPhone, Android Apps Secretly Access User Photos Stored On Phones

People were rightfully outraged when news broke last month that some apps for the iPhone were covertly storing the entire contents of contact lists from their phones. It quickly caught the attention of the United States government, which prompted Apple …

China Has 15 Million iPhone Users China Has 15 Million iPhone Users

China Mobile has announced that there are now 15 million iPhone users in that country, up 5 million since last October, according to Sina Tech. That is roughly 35,000 new iPhones being activated per day – which is interesting because …

SXSW 2012: Instagram May Finally Be Coming To Android SXSW 2012: Instagram May Finally Be Coming To Android
· 19

It looks like a day Android users have been waiting a long time for may finally be arriving at this year’s South By Southwest (SXSW) conference. Kevin Systrom, CEO of Instagram, is on the schedule to speak at the conference, …

GDC 2012: Razer Hydra Brings Motion Control To Valve PC Titles
· 2

Motion control may be the future of consoles, but it’s about to make its way to the PC. PC gaming has had its fair share of awful motion control gimmicks in the past, one product may have found its way …

Steve Jobs’ Television Vision For Apple Steve Jobs’ Television Vision For Apple

Before his death last fall, Steve Jobs had turned his attention toward a fourth industry he had targeted to revolutionize. Television. Already having revolutionized the personal computer industry, digital music and mobile communications, Television was next on his horizon. Steve …

Skyrim Barbie Breaks It Down

The pictures of the Skyrim Barbie hit the Intertubes last week, with a post sporting the following title: Utterly Useless Dovahkiin Female Armor, and while the attractiveness of the subject is immediately apparent, the utter uselessness of such a character …

Ryan Harris Convicted for Modem Hacking Ryan Harris Convicted for Modem Hacking
· 4

A U.S. district court of Massachusetts convicted Ryan Harris, 26, of Redmond, Oregon, Thursday of seven counts of wire fraud, for helping thousands of people steal internet service. Harris faces up to 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine …

Galaxy S III Release Date NOT In April, Says Samsung Galaxy S III Release Date NOT In April, Says Samsung

Last week, we told you about the most recent rumor regarding Samsung’s new addition to the Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S III. A tip reportedly coming from Samsung’s marketing agency said that the much-anticipated new smartphone was set for …

The Independent Workforce: 2012 Infographic The Independent Workforce: 2012 Infographic

A new infographic from Mavenlink.Com reveals the growing trend of outsourcing jobs in big business and breaks down the motivations for doing so. The graphic points out that the temporary workforce is expected to grow over 40% by 2020. Also …

Social Network uberlife Launches at SXSW Social Network uberlife Launches at SXSW

Uberlife, a real-world location-based social network that makes it easy to hang out with your online networks and new likeminded people in offline settings, will be launching their iPhone app in the U.S. at South by Southwest (SxSW). In uberlife, …

SXSW 2012: Pearson Showcasing iBooks And Digital Classroom SXSW 2012: Pearson Showcasing iBooks And Digital Classroom

South by Southwest has emerged as one of the top events to showcase new technologies and product announcements. Education will be a major topic this year and Pearson is leading the charge. Pearson announced today that it will be showcasing …

Key Lime Pie Likely Next On Android Dessert Menu Key Lime Pie Likely Next On Android Dessert Menu
· 1

Now that the next major version of Android has (probably) been confirmed as Jelly Bean, speculation has begun on what name Google will give Android 6.0. Of course, Android 5.0 Jelly Bean is only just now in the early rumor …

Cyber Attack on Sony May have Resulted in Loss Of Michael Jackson Music Catalog Worth $250 Million Cyber Attack on Sony May have Resulted in Loss Of Michael Jackson Music Catalog Worth $250 Million

Sony Entertainment’s online businesses were shutdown by hackers in April of last year and may have lost their entire catalog of Michael Jackson’s unreleased tracks including a duet with Will.i.am and a track with dead Queen singer Freddie Mercury. One …

Yahoo! Premieres New Comedy Channel Shows

Yahoo! debuts some original comedy web shows today featuring some famous comedians and some up-and-comers in the web comedy world. The new shows include “First Dates With Toby Harris” featuring Seth Morris (Funny or Die); “Sketchy” (Electus/Principato-Young Entertainment), and “7 …

Microsoft Funds Lobby To Crap On Google Microsoft Funds Lobby To Crap On Google
· 4

Rick Falkvinge blogged recently about a distasteful experience he had at a seminar that purported to educate about Internet privacy and online identities. Falkvinge is the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party, which works to reform laws about copyright, patents …

Lady Gaga Hits 20 Million Twitter Followers Lady Gaga Hits 20 Million Twitter Followers

Lady Gaga has just set another Twitter record, as Mother Monster is now the first Twitter user to ever crack the 20 million follower barrier. As of the writing of this article, Gaga has amassed 20.1 million followers. Gaga has …

Best Countries To Do Business 2012 Infographic Best Countries To Do Business 2012 Infographic
· 1

Infographic Labs brings us this new infographic on where the best places to do business are in 2012. The study that yielded the information took into account overall ease of doing business, taxes, trade, permits, trademark registration, protecting investors, ease …

Deron Williams Goes 57 Kinds of Crazy, Twitter Rejoices
· 1

Last night, Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets went on an absolute scoring frenzy against the hapless Charlotte Bobcats, scoring 57 points, the most by an NBA player this season. Williams, a dynamic point guard who has already helped …

Artist Makes Facebook ID Cards Artist Makes Facebook ID Cards
· 2

German artist Tobia Leingruber recently published a website called fbbureau, which offered Facebook ID cards to one day replace driver’s licenses and passports, in mocking protest of the high level of personal data the social networking site has on its …

iPad 3 Won’t Be Getting 4G After All? iPad 3 Won’t Be Getting 4G After All?

Earlier this morning we covered what appeared to be the first up-close look at an iPad 3. Well, most of an iPad 3, anyway. It seems that Chinese tech blog MIC gadget got their hands on the front and rear …

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Tops Weekend Box Office Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Tops Weekend Box Office
· 1

The new CGI film Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax dethrone’s last weekends winner “Act of Valor.” “The Lorax” pulled in $70.7 million easily beating the second place film “Project X” which pulled in $20.75 million. Rounding out the top 5 is …