Facebook Slows Staff’s Internet So They Know What 2G Browsing Feels Like

Many of Facebook’s more than 1.5 billion users aren’t browsing Facebook with the same lightning fast (heh) speed as you are. In many countries, like India for example, Facebook users must suffer through 2G speeds. With that in mind, Facebook…

Amazon Now Has a Store Focusing on STEM Toys

Amazon wants your kids to grow up knowing more about the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The online retailer has just launched a dedicated marketplace for STEM toys for kids of all ages. “STEM toys encourage kids to…

Buxom Beer Wench Graces Ladies’ Room at Twitter HQ

When your company is under fire for its lack of women in leadership roles, and your CEO makes a pretty ill-advised response to said criticism, the last thing you want to be doing is promoting anything – anything that could…

Twitter Acquires Tech Training Company Marakana to Help Run New ‘Twitter University’

Twitter wants to make sure its engineers are some of the best around, and in order to assure that they’ve just acquired an open source training company to help. The company is Marakana, a company that has developed courses for…

Here’s A 3D Printer Made Almost Entirely Out Of LEGO

3D printers are becoming cheaper by the day, but the relatively high prices still keep the technology out of the hands of aspiring engineers. So, what’s an engineering student to do? Build one out of an old LEGO set, of…

Virginia Tech Gets A 3D Printer Vending Machine

Futurists often depict a world where anything and everything can be immediately obtained from easy to use machines. It’s as simple as a machine beaming in particles and rearranging them into a physical object that one can interact with. It…

Facebook Says They’ll Update Their Apps Every 4-8 Weeks

Facebook is adopting a new date-driven release process for mobile apps, and that will benefit you by making sure you have a new feature, bug fix, or tweak on your Facebook apps every month or two. “Until recently, our mobile…

Google On Commitment To Supporting Female Engineering

Lately, some articles have come out about how Google is trying to keep more women working for the company. The articles have ramped up since longtime Googler Marissa Mayer left the company to take the CEO gig at Yahoo. Google…

Frank Gehry Is Designing the New Facebook Engineering Building

Facebook is expanding, and they have just announced that the expansion is being designed by one of the modern icons of architecture. Frank Gehry will be behind the new addition to Facebook’s Menlo Park campus. You may know Gehry as…

The Facebook Beast Ingests 500+ TB of Data Every Day

If Facebook’s underperforming stock value has made you think that the social media giant is withering away into nothingness, think again. The network is still a well-oiled machine, a beast of data processing that has some impressive numbers to back…