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Hi-Def, Smartphones, et al Rule Our Lives! Hi-Def, Smartphones, et al Rule Our Lives!

Lorraine Baines: Our first television set. Dad just picked it up today. Do you have a television? Marty McFly: Well, yeah! You know we have… two of them. Milton Baines: Wow! You must be rich! Stella Baines: Oh, honey, he’s …

iPhone 4S Users Consume Twice The Data of iPhone 4 Users iPhone 4S Users Consume Twice The Data of iPhone 4 Users
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The next time your wireless provider tries to up the cost of your data plan so that they can pay for more wireless spectrum, you literally have very few people you can blame for this. As it turns out, a …

iPad Survives 100,000 Foot Fall iPad Survives 100,000 Foot Fall
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G-Form makes a wide variety of impact protection gear. Though they mainly focus on sports – biking and skateboarding, particularly – they also make a variety of gadget cases, including cases for the Kindle Fire, the iPad, and laptops. Of …

Spotify’s Six-Month Anniversary Means Streaming Restrictions Spotify’s Six-Month Anniversary Means Streaming Restrictions
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If you have been hooked on streaming music service Spotify for the past six months and have now backed yourself into a corner where you can’t envision your day-to-day life without it, you better get ready to add a $5 …

Google Panda Update: Not In 2012 To Date [Exclusive] Google Panda Update: Not In 2012 To Date [Exclusive]
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Google was nice enough to let the world know in early December that there would be no Panda updates for the rest of 2011. Having faced backlash from webmasters over previous pre-holiday algorithm changes, namely the Florida update, Google has …

Would SOPA Be Better Without The RIAA’s Influence? Would SOPA Be Better Without The RIAA’s Influence?
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While much of the focus concerning the SOPA/PIPA bills points towards the government officials who are sponsoring these acts, are there other potential, perhaps obvious contributors that have escaped scrutiny? Or is everyone resigned to the fact the entertainment industry …

Apple TV, Google TV – Is 2012 the Year They Take Off? Apple TV, Google TV – Is 2012 the Year They Take Off?
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We’ve heard it before and nothing happened, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t, right? I’m referring to the idea of Internet TV that has, up to this point, failed to really take off. But, is 2012 the year that this trend could change? There is a lot of speculation and rumors that indicate that it could.

iOS 5.1 Reveals Details About iPad 3, iPhone 6 iOS 5.1 Reveals Details About iPad 3, iPhone 6
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The latest beta release of iOS 5.1, the forthcoming update to the iOS operating system, has been found to contain some hints about what to expect from the next generation of iPhones and iPads. It seems that the software’s processing …

Amazon’s LoveFilm Strikes Streaming Deals With BBC And ITV Amazon’s LoveFilm Strikes Streaming Deals With BBC And ITV

Amazon announced some new TV streaming deals for its LoveFilm product. After owning 42% of the company, Amazon acquired the remaining shares of LoveFilm, a European Netflix-like company, last year. Since then, the company has been making deals to expand …

iCloud Helps Man Find Stolen iPad iCloud Helps Man Find Stolen iPad
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The iCloud detective agency is back for another round of solving thefts. The Times-Tribune is reporting that a New York man had left his briefcase containing an iPad under his seat on a plane in Dallas, Texas. After realizing he …

Data: People Don’t Actually Care That GoDaddy Supports SOPA Data: People Don’t Actually Care That GoDaddy Supports SOPA
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As if the news that the failure of MoveYourDomain Day wasn’t discouraging enough, here’s more terribleness: GoDaddy actually gained market shares last month while all the bad anti-SOPA sentiment was swarming them. According to WebHostingInfo, GoDaddy did see a very …

Can Facebook Predict Election Outcomes? Can Facebook Predict Election Outcomes?
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It’s a fun game to try to predict the outcome of a future event – football games, NCAA tournaments, coin tosses. I can predict the judges’ scores on “Dancing With the Stars” with 90%+ accuracy. After doing it for several …

WordPress.com Storage Limits Increase For No Additional Cost WordPress.com Storage Limits Increase For No Additional Cost
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WordPress announced that it is giving people with WordPress.com blogs more space for storing media – at no additional cost. The additional space can be used to store photos, documents, audio files etc. Here’s how the plans are changing: 5GB …

TV News Turns Blind Eye Towards SOPA Coverage TV News Turns Blind Eye Towards SOPA Coverage
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Here’s an interesting query: If you were a general manager of local CBS affiliate and you noticed a great deal of Internet traction concerning steps the US government is trying to take in its efforts to eliminate online piracy, how …

Warner Brothers Doubles Netflix DVD Window Warner Brothers Doubles Netflix DVD Window
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When it rains it pours for Netflix, apparently. Yesterday we brought you news that HBO would stop selling bulk DVDs of its programming to Netflix at a discount. Now, apparently, Warner Brothers has reached a new agreement with Netflix, Redbox, …

SOPA Supporter/Opponent Database Demonstrates A Lack Of Patterns SOPA Supporter/Opponent Database Demonstrates A Lack Of Patterns
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In the fight against SOPA (or any ridiculous action taken by those in power), knowledge is key. There have been various attempts to build lists or databases to categorize both individuals and companies into SOPA supporters or SOPA opponents, and …

Sony First To Release New Memory Card Format Sony First To Release New Memory Card Format

Sony once again sits at the cusp of new formats that may or may not succeed by being the first to launch the newest flash memory card format. The new format called the XQD is a high-speed memory card aimed …

Grooveshark sued by EMI Music

Well, this will probably going to be detrimental to my future work productivity. Due to what it claims is a failure to receive any royalty kickbacks, EMI Music Publishing has filed a lawsuit against Grooveshark’s parent company, Escape Media Group. …

Facebook Actions Expanding Any Day. Advertisers Get Ready. Facebook Actions Expanding Any Day. Advertisers Get Ready.
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In September, Facebook announced the Timeline, the new open graph, and social actions (verbs, essentially), which would let people go well beyond the “like” when sharing Facebook content. “[We're] going to make it so you can connect to anything you …

London Summer Olympics Social Media Policy Covers 70,000 Volunteers London Summer Olympics Social Media Policy Covers 70,000 Volunteers

It looks like the organizing committee for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London is concerned about the Twitter use of everyone involved, not just the athletes and other official participants. The Olympics are a big production to pull off, and …

Al Gore Doesn’t Like SOPA, Either Al Gore Doesn’t Like SOPA, Either

Did you really expect the “inventor” of the Internet to agree with a bill that’s so potentially damaging to the foundation on which the web resides, even if he himself doesn’t know anything about DNS? Truth be told, considering the …

Nintendo: No Sales Data For You

Sales figures are the most important asset for any small company to prove their mettle, but what happens when those sales figures can’t be shown? That’s exactly what happened to Icon Games, a London-based developer, when they published their sales …

iPad 3 Coming In March, iPad 4 In October? iPad 3 Coming In March, iPad 4 In October?
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Another day, another iPad 3 rumor. As rumors surrounding Apple’s next tablet have heated up, Taiwanese news site DigiTimes has consistently argued that Apple would be launching not one, but two iPads in 2012. Today they are offering a timeline …

Google Maps Accidentally Closes Down Australian Highway Google Maps Accidentally Closes Down Australian Highway

More than likely you’ve turned to Google Maps in order to find your way to destinations unfamiliar. While typically reliable, anytime you search for directions between two places on Google you will also receive the small print caution: It’s an …