Friday, July 27, 2012

Day in the Life of a Future Facebook Phone

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Friday, July 27, 2012
Day in the Life of a Future Facebook Phone
12:39:44 AM
Dateline: July 26, 2013. A gentle trilling on the bedside table rouses me from slumber; I fumble for the familiar blue-edged smartphone, and click its single button -- adorned with a thumbs-up logo -- to quell the alarm. The phone snaps to life;...

10 Incredible Instagram Shots of the Derecho Storm Over New York [PICS]
Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:42 PM
When thunder and lightning strike, is your first thought to find shelter -- or take out your camera phone? If you answered the latter, you're not alone. As the East Coast was hit by an expectedly severe storm on Thursday -- an unusual...

'Advanced Pimpin' on Facebook Derails Woman's Legal Case
Thursday, July 26, 2012 7:57 PM
The lesson here, as always: Be careful what you put on Facebook. A San Francisco woman's legal claim was derailed by Facebook bio information in which she proclaimed her prowess as a "pimptress," according to a San Francisco Public Defender's...

Facebook Has 955 Million Active Users -- Still Shy of a Billion
Thursday, July 26, 2012 4:59 PM
Those champagne bottles are staying on ice at Facebook HQ. The social network has been inching ever closer to the major milestone of a billion monthly active users (that is, folks who log into Facebook at least once a month). In April, as part of...

The Internet Debates Three Breasts, Fails Miserably
Thursday, July 26, 2012 3:38 PM
Let's just get something out of the way -- Kaitlyn Leeb does not have three breasts. The Total Recall actress busted onto the Comic-Con scene earlier this month when she sauntered in sporting the triple-breasted look of her film character. Google...

Support Your Team With These Olympics-Inspired Gadgets [PICS]
Thursday, July 26, 2012 3:29 PM
If you're headed to London to catch any of the Olympic games, be sure to show some support for your country by proudly displaying the flag...right there on your iPhone or tablet. Case makers are among the companies racing to issue...

Extended Trailer for the Wachowski's 'Cloud Atlas' Hits the Web
Thursday, July 26, 2012 2:37 PM
An extended trailer for the Wachowski brothers' new film Cloud Atlas has hit the web. Based on the 2004 novel of the same name, the film features an ensemble cast, including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, Keith David, Susan Sarandon and...

Meet Google Fiber, the New Lightning-Fast Internet Network
Thursday, July 26, 2012 2:09 PM
Google on Thursday detailed its high-speed Internet network called Google Fiber, which runs 100 times faster than today's average broadband connection. The search engine giant is bringing the ultra-high speeds first to Kansas City, Kan. and...

10 Budget Airfare Tools Every Traveler Should Know
Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:11 PM
If you're daydreaming about white sand, cobbled streets or medieval cityscapes, you're probably in need of a vacation. Being strapped for cash shouldn't keep you from traveling. United Airlines initiated an airfare hike this week by tacking on an...

Facebook's First Earnings Call: What to Expect
Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:56 AM
Facebook's first earnings call as a public company has been hyped in the business press like a summer blockbuster. It's a shot at redemption, maybe the feel-good call of the summer. Or perhaps it will be another bummer, like the company's May...

Bob Ross PBS Remix Puts Us on 'Happy Little Cloud' Nine
Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:00 AM
PBS has decided to give Bob Ross the YouTube remix treatment. This is the second video in a series of remixed PBS icons, and as with last month's Mister Rogers remix, it was produced by Symphony of Science's John D. Boswell (AKA, melodysheep)....

Google Talk Is Down for Most Users
Thursday, July 26, 2012 8:53 AM
Had problems using Google Talk this morning? You're not alone. Google's instant messaging service has been down for two hours for most users. The problem is affecting both Google Apps and Gmail users, though Google Apps customers appear to be...


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