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Fake Wendi Deng Twitter Account Not That Funny Fake Wendi Deng Twitter Account Not That Funny

On New Year’s Day (a couple of days ago for those of you still shaking off the residual effects of too much grape and grain), Wendi Deng, wife of News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch, decided to ring in the fresh …

SmokefreeTXT Helps You Quit Smoking With Encouraging Texts SmokefreeTXT Helps You Quit Smoking With Encouraging Texts
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If there is one simple truth that everyone who has ever picked up a cigarette knows, it’s this: quitting is a huge pain in the ass. Anyone who has ever attempted and failed can attest to that, and everyone who …

Guinness World Record 2012 Gamer’s Edition Goes Mobile and Casual

Guinness World Records don’t have the gravitas they once did; anyone reading this could theoretically go achieve a world record today and have it featured by Guinness. Nothing proves this more than the Guinness World Record 2012 Gamer’s Edition. The …

Father Uses Facebook To Sell His Son For $20 Million Father Uses Facebook To Sell His Son For $20 Million
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When a man loses everything, at least he still has family. One Saudi man decided to sell even that to make ends meet. Saud bin Nasser Al Shahry put an ad on Facebook looking to sell his son for $20 …

The Browser Trends Continue The Browser Trends Continue

Which browser is the most popular in terms of users? Well, that title remains in the Internet Explorer camp, but, continuing a trend that began when Firefox introduced tabbed browsing to the world, IE is continuing to fall, while Google …

“Siri For Android” Pulled From Android Market “Siri For Android” Pulled From Android Market

Last week we brought you news that a Siri clone, Speerit, had appeared in the Android App Market. Speerit is actually one of several apps promising users the same functionality as the iPhone 4S’s Siri on their Android devices. While …

Are iPhones Becoming Uncool? Are iPhones Becoming Uncool?
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Is the iPhone really becoming uncool? Or is it just incredibly popular these days to say that the iPhone is uncool? Investors Business Daily is now another member in a growing group predicting the imminent demise of the Apple smartphone. …

Record 1 Billion iOS, Android Apps Downloaded Last Week Record 1 Billion iOS, Android Apps Downloaded Last Week

People didn’t waste any time getting acquainted with their new iOS and Android devices that they received Christmas last month: following the largest amount of device activations for a single day on Christmas Day, people spent the following week filling …

Preparedness In a Post-SOPA World Preparedness In a Post-SOPA World
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Hopefully, the Louis Pasteur quote subtitling this article motivates you enough to prepare yourself for a post-SOPA world, one where the Internet, as we know it, is rendered into a smoldering ruin that’s overtly governed by the copyright gatekeepers. Hyperbole? …

Apple To Revamp iPad Pricing (Rumor) Apple To Revamp iPad Pricing (Rumor)

Rumors have been flying for several weeks about Apple’s next generation iPad. Most expect Apple to follow a similar pattern as with previous iPad launches, both in terms of device lineup and pricing. DigiTimes, however, has been insisting that Apple …

Nintendo 3DS Outsells Wii In Its First Nine Months

Nintendo’s glasses-free-3D entry into the world of handheld gaming is off to a pretty fast start, according to figures just released by the company. According to Nintendo, they have sold more than 4 million 3DS units since its launch in …

Google+ Traffic Booms But No One Can Agree On How Much Google+ Traffic Booms But No One Can Agree On How Much

I’m pretty sure that nobody knows exactly how much Google+ has. Last month GlobalWebIndex said there were over 150 million users. Other reports indicate a more modest estimate of 62 million users. Statistician and founder of Ancestry.com Paul Allen forecasts …

Lilyhammer, New Netflix-Exclusive Show, To Debut In February Lilyhammer, New Netflix-Exclusive Show, To Debut In February

Netflix announced the premiere of a new original series called Lilyhammer, set for February 6 of this year. The company describes it as “a gripping fish-out-of-water story” set in Norway. It stars Steven Van Zandt, of Sopranos (and Bruce Springsteen …

HP Spectre Ultrabook Teaser Video Reveals Great Video Production HP Spectre Ultrabook Teaser Video Reveals Great Video Production

Eventually, laptops won’t even be seen. They’ll be thinner than air, at least that’s where were headed in the battle for the world’s thinnest Ultrabook. Look for this word to trend heavily in 2012 as we see laptop manufacturers release …

Howard Stern Drunk Dials Twitter Fans On New Year’s Eve Howard Stern Drunk Dials Twitter Fans On New Year’s Eve

In the “celebrities are real people, just like us” file, it looks like Howard Stern and his wife Beth spent New Year’s Eve 2011 the same way plenty of folks spent the evening: Drunk dialing. But while most cases of …

Google Election & Politics Helps Informed Voters Stay Informed

The U.S. presidential election cycle used to be like a regulated yet exhilarating amusement park ride that you could count on starting and stopping at certain times. Think of the Scrambler: dizzying in experience yet timed to end at a …

Steve Jobs Action Figure Bypasses Cool, Goes Straight To Creepy Steve Jobs Action Figure Bypasses Cool, Goes Straight To Creepy
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Steve Jobs’ death a few months ago was greeted with a huge outpouring of emotion. Displays of grief were many and varied, and lots of people looked for ways to commemorate the man they saw as another Thomas Edison. Now, …

Lamar Smith Responds To Critics, Reddit Lamar Smith Responds To Critics, Reddit

Unless you reside in the state he represents — Texas — probably the only reason you’ve heard the name of Lamar Smith in the past month or so is because of SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act that’s responsible for …

Wikimedia Foundation Breaks Record With Fundraising Campaign Wikimedia Foundation Breaks Record With Fundraising Campaign
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The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, has wrapped up its annual fund raising campaign, breaking a record with $20 million raised from over a million donors in “nearly every country in the world”. It appears those big banners at the …

Apple’s January Media Event Will Focus On iBooks Apple’s January Media Event Will Focus On iBooks

The first Apple media event of 2012 will focus on publishing, according to multiple reports. Both All Things D and Tech Crunch have confirmed with Apple sources that Apple will be holding an event sometime later this month – in …

All Jacked Up Aims To Rival Shake Weight With 99 Cent iPhone App All Jacked Up Aims To Rival Shake Weight With 99 Cent iPhone App

App developer ArchSquare has released an app called All Jacked Up, aimed at replacing the shake weight in your exercise routine. You know you use it: Just because it’s funny, here’s the entire press release: Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s …

Video Engagement: Desktop vs. Mobile Video Engagement: Desktop vs. Mobile

Video engagement generally varies among different types of advices – such as from the desktop to phones to tablets. Wistia shared the following infographic examining this:

Greplin Search Now Indexes Google Chat Greplin Search Now Indexes Google Chat

Greplin, the personalized search tool that lets you add data from your personal sources, has a new feature. Now, Greplin indexes Google chats. The company said in a blog post: Now you can search for your chats the same way …

Top Tech Trends of 2011  [Infographic] Top Tech Trends of 2011 [Infographic]
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Now that 2011 is officially behind us, here’s a look at the top tech trends of the year, courtesy of G+ (not Google+). What are your predictions for the top trends of 2012? Let us know in the comments.