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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 …

Groupon Types, Places Add Some Personalization Groupon Types, Places Add Some Personalization

Groupon has launched a new type of personalized deal with its Deal Types and Places offering. “Groupon is constantly looking for new ways to bring its subscribers the best, most relevant deals in the places they like to spend time,” …

Call of Duty Elite Not Working?  Hey, Here’s a Free Month of Premium Call of Duty Elite Not Working? Hey, Here’s a Free Month of Premium
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UPDATE: Elite service still seems to be intermittent for many users, who are reporting a wide variety of problems. They are taking to Elite’s Twitter account to post their issues. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Modern Warfare 3 has been out for a …

Veterans Day, 11/11/11 & Catvertising Veterans Day, 11/11/11 & Catvertising

Today’s video round-up includes a couple of tributes to our veterans, a couple nods to the whole 11/11/11 thing, and some other things that are being shared around. View more video round-ups here. Veterans Day 2011: 11/11/11: Eleven heads on …

Feds To Get Access To WikiLeaks Twitter Accounts Feds To Get Access To WikiLeaks Twitter Accounts
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A recent ruling grants the United States Justice Department access to the Twitter accounts of certain WikiLeaks associates, which indicates this much: If you are at odds with the United States government, especially over the aspect of leaking sensitive documents, …

Maroon 5, 11/11/11, and Threesomes Maroon 5, 11/11/11, and Threesomes
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Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Call of Duty Female Gamer Records Her Experiences With Sexism Call of Duty Female Gamer Records Her Experiences With Sexism
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Everyone knows that when conversing with people online, the veil of anonymity can make people say all sorts of things they wouldn’t utter in real life. Blogs, news sites, and other online mediums have been dealing with this problem for …

Technology, Heavy Metal and Betty White Technology, Heavy Metal and Betty White

Today’s infographic round-up looks at the humanization of technology, legendary comedic actress Betty White’s career and the Heavy Metal Food Pyramid. View more daily infographic round-ups here. The Humanization of tech: Betty White: [Infographic by Assisted Living Facilities]. The heavy …

Veterans Day Honored With New “Google For Veterans” Site Veterans Day Honored With New “Google For Veterans” Site

In honor of Veterans Day, Google created a touching Google Doodle to be displayed on their home page. That’s not the only way that they are honoring our military vets, however. Today, they announced a new site called Google for …

Rick Fox on the Powerful Influence of the Web on Entertainment Rick Fox on the Powerful Influence of the Web on Entertainment
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It’s always exciting when high-profile personalities acknowledge the Internet space and the opportunities that exist on it. When this happens, it only helps to further validate what we, those of us involved in the Internet/tech space, live and breathe every day.

11/11/11 Takes Over The Internet 11/11/11 Takes Over The Internet
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As you’ve probably been told by countless Facebook friends and people you follow on Twitter, today is a once-in-a-century kind of day. And I know what your thinking – it’s the release date for Skyrim. No, no young gamers. I’m …

iPhone Battery Life Still A Problem After iOS 5.0.1 Update iPhone Battery Life Still A Problem After iOS 5.0.1 Update
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Yesterday, Apple released the first update to iOS 5 to users, with the promise that it would solve those nagging issues regarding quick battery drain in the iPhone 4S. The update, iOS 5.0.1, was released to developers a little while …

Facebook FTC Settlement Should Keep Private Info From Being Made Public Facebook FTC Settlement Should Keep Private Info From Being Made Public

Reports indicate that Facebook is close to a settlement with the United States Federal Trade Commission over privacy issues. The Wall Street Journal is reporting, citing “people familiar with the talks,” that the settlement “would require Facebook to obtain users’ …