Friday, July 20, 2012

Without Social Media, 18% Of Teens Would 'Stop Communicating'

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Without Social Media, 18% Of Teens Would 'Stop Communicating'
Thursday, July 19, 2012 11:00 PM
18% of teens would stop communicating altogether if their favorite social networks shut down. That's according to a recent survey of American high school and college students by email marketing company AWeber. According to the survey, 90% of...

Chick-Fil-A Faces Gay Marriage Backlash on Twitter, Facebook
Thursday, July 19, 2012 9:44 PM
Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy sparked a social media firestorm among gay marriage supporters and opponents after taking a public stance on the divisive issue this week. Speaking to Christian news site Baptist Press, Cathy called Chick-Fil-A...

Microsoft Reports First Loss in History
Thursday, July 19, 2012 4:41 PM
As expected, Microsoft reported a quarterly loss for the first time in its 26 years on the market on Thursday afternoon. The tech giant had warned previously that it would be taking a $6.19 billion write-down its 2007 acquisition of aQuantive,...

Facebook Tests Pinterest-Like Design for App Activity
Thursday, July 19, 2012 3:47 PM
Facebook is testing a new layout for Open Graph app stories that look reminiscent of one of the most popular apps out there: Pinterest. The new design gives app stories a little more face-time on your News Feed, and gives you the ability to do...

4Chan Outs Burger King Employee Who Put His Feet in Lettuce
Thursday, July 19, 2012 3:35 PM
This picture was uploaded anonymously Monday on 4chan, proclaiming, "This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King." These Burger King employees might be good at balancing themselves on buckets of vegetation, but they're not very good at removing...

Rubber Bands Blast Watermelon Into Slo-Mo Explosion of Awesome
Thursday, July 19, 2012 3:22 PM
"Too. Much. Pressure." -- A stressed watermelon's last words. Slo Mo Guys Gav and Dan slice a watermelon in half using the stretchy force of 500 rubber bands and recorded the whole bang-boom-burst event in HD. SEE ALSO: Everyday Objects...

The Most Amazing 'Dark Knight' Street Art Ever [PIC]
Thursday, July 19, 2012 2:20 PM
Ever wanted to just stumble into Gotham City, but don't have the keys to the Batmobile? Well, in Madrid, you can -- no Bat-transport required -- thanks to a street artist whose jaw dropping 3D chalk art brings Gotham to life. It's the perfect...

Twitter Rolls Out Targeted Tweets
Thursday, July 19, 2012 1:44 PM
Twitter has rolled out an enhancement to Promoted Tweets that lets advertisers target a subset of users. Called targeted tweets, the feature lets advertisers send tweets to specific audiences without tweeting to all of a brand's followers....

Ann Romney's 'You People' Gaffe Goes Viral
Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:44 PM
Ann Romney defended her husband's decision to not release any additional tax records during an interview on Thursday morning, saying that "we've given all you people need to know" about her family's financial records. The "you people" remark...

Botnet Responsible for 18% of World's Spam Knocked Offline
Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:08 PM
Good news for your inbox: Security researchers announced Wednesday that the world's third-largest botnet, which was responsible for approximately 18% of the world's spam, had been knocked offline. The botnet, known as "Grum," was the target of a...

Lighter-Than-Air Material Could Drastically Change Tech
Thursday, July 19, 2012 11:31 AM
German scientists have developed a sturdy material called Aerographite made mostly of air, opening up huge implications for the future development of electronics. The jet-black, non-transparent porous carbon material -- which was created by...

Ikea Adds Augmented Reality to 2013 Catalog
Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:02 AM
Ikea has added augmented reality to its 2013 catalog with new features that let consumers access films, interactive experience and photo galleries with their smartphones. As the video above shows, Ikea has been putting out a catalog since 1951....

How to Choose the Best Instagram Filter for Your Photo
Thursday, July 19, 2012 9:51 AM
Until recently, I only vaguely understood what each Instagram filter accomplished. I knew, for instance, that Rise would virtually erase the massive pimple on my face without washing out my skin tone. I assumed that every Twilight fan preferred...

Rechargeable, Portable Battery Can Power 10 iPhones
Thursday, July 19, 2012 9:34 AM
Nearly every smartphone user can relate to the issue of running out of battery power while on-the-go. Sure, closing apps you're not using and lowering your screen brightness can save battery life, but it never seems to be enough to avoid charging...

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