Whether you thought the dress was black and blue or white and gold — you probably wondered why people were talking about it. You were definitely not alone. Tumblr — where the dress drama originated — released statistics about how popular the original post by user swiked was on the site and on BuzzFeed: 73 million: Total number of pageviews on the original dr […]
While the democratic nature of social media may be up for debate, there is clearly a great deal of power available to those who seek it. Case in point: Terrorists have taken to social sites to spread their message, and after a series of bans, ISIS targeted Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey. A post addressed to Dorsey from ISIS reads: Your virtual war on us will ca […]
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) has announced Mortal Kombat X for mobile devices. Developed by NetherRealm Studios, the game will be a standalone title, with an element of connectivity to the PC and console versions of Mortal Kombat X, which releases on April 14. The mobile game will be a free-to-play hybrid between fighting and card collecting […]
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg let a little of the air out of Google’s Project Loon balloons during a session at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Monday. Speaking about both Project Loon, Google’s initiative to provide Internet access via balloons traveling high in the stratosphere, as well as Facebook’s own efforts to accomplish the s […]
Pinterest’s recent decision to remove affiliate links from Pins has received wide-spread attention for its ramifications for the blogging community – especially the Power Pinners who previously enjoyed a revenue stream from affiliate commissions through the platform. Admittedly, I have no inside knowledge about the change. That said, as a business owner in t […]
The chief of Facebook outlined why he thinks Internet.org, a service to provide people in emerging markets with free access to some online applications, would help telecommunications carriers persuade customers to spend more on streaming content to their cellphones.
No narrative has dominated the modern golden age of television like that of the “anti-hero.” Mirroring the golden age of film in the 60s and 70s, which brought us Clyde Barrow, Michael Corleone, and Kit Carruthers, the anti-hero saga introduces a charming but morally bankrupt lead who descends further and further into pure evil until whatever likable qualiti […]
Oh so many things to discuss this week, as our editorial team has been on fire of late. Dan Raile is spending all month at the Ellen Pao trial, filing his first dispatch today, meanwhile East Coast editor David Holmes has been on his own far less arduous research project– live blogging every episode of his epic binge watch of House of Cards. And of course we […]
Most of the things revealed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona aren’t worth getting too excited about. For example, how many people are really going to be using any of the payment platforms introduced during the conference, or buying the expensive-but-“secure” devices, or paying even the slightest attention to talk about Google’s wireless network or F […]
Smart antenna maker Ethertronics is taking active antenna technology it originally developed for mobile phones and applying it to Wi-Fi routers and gadgets. Its hope is to create consumer wireless networks…
Hadoop vendor Cloudera announced on Tuesday that the company's "[p]reliminary unaudited total revenue surpassed $100 million" in 2014. That the company, which is still privately held, would choose to disclose even…
In “Alpine Shepherd Boy,” the fifth episode of Better Call Saul, we finally get some clues about Chuck’s bizarre condition, while also unearthing a tantalizing snippet of detail into Mike’s mysterious life. Following Jimmy’s billboard stunt and the resultant flurry of local press, Jimmy makes the rounds in Albuquerque, meeting with new clients who found him […]
Netflix has finally announced its Australian and New Zealand launch date. The U.S. on-demand movie and television streaming service arrives on March 24. In good news for customers of the Internet service provider, iiNet, the service will be available in an un-metered agreement — meaning watching Netflix movies and TV shows will not suck up your data limit. O […]
In politics, this is what is known as a gimme Hillary Clinton used a private email account exclusively to conduct business while she was Secretary of State, according to a New York Times report Monday night. Her staff has only just made a proactive effort to comply with Federal law requiring a permanent record by turning over 55,000 pages of the private corr […]
Ray Lane---former chairman of HP and president of Oracle, and a partner emeritus at storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers---said in court on Monday that he made a mistake in handling a sexual harassment report that was brought to his attention at the firm. The post Kleiner Partner Didn’t Immediately Investigate Hara […]
This is what some scientists do on their day off: hunt the crawl spaces of New York City for rats. How many rats can you find in this photo? Cadhla Firth, Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University In 2013, New York City’s Health Department made over 95,000 rat inspections. The Health Department keeps tabs on […] The post How Global Warming Help […]
The slickest, watch-iest Android Wear device so far made its appearance Sunday yesterday at Mobile World Congress. Made by the Chinese company Huawei and set for a June release in 20 countries around the world, the simply named Huawei Watch (say that 10 times fast) might be Android’s best Apple Watch competitor yet.If, that is, it weren’t for one small probl […]
Move over, Touch ID. Qualcomm has a new entrant in the fingerprint-scan wars that—according to the company—could leave Apple's existing technology in the dust.On Monday Qualcomm unveiled its Snapdragon Sense ID technology, which it says can scan your finger even if it’s a little wet or dirty. It will also function through "glass, aluminum, stainles […]
That vaguely creeped out feeling you get from Googling something for the first time and then seeing ads for it when you log on to Facebook two minutes later? It's soon going to follow you to your Android games. Google announced Monday that it will offering game developers additional tools in the form of player analytics and additional features in AdMob, […]
TrulyMadly is a Tinder-like dating app that has adapted to India’s culture to offer different ways to connect, primarily via a trusted source system that helps give peace of mind when chatting to strangers. Read More
Twitter last week announced plans to begin tracking troublesome users via their mobile phone number. Along those lines, it has begun forcing users of anonymous web browser Tor to provide a number in order to open a new account. Read More
Yep, here’s another card that promises to consolidate all your credit cards into one. But unlike the others, the Stratos Card appears to be worth a longer look. Stratos, the company behind the card, has a novel approach and has seemingly worked through all the niggles so far associated with universal credit cards Read More
LISBON, Portugal — As Russia’s conflict with the West risks solidifying into a long-term standoff, a meeting this week in Madrid could play a key role in blunting one of the Kremlin’s most potent weapons. read more
The New York Times reports that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business while she was acting as Secretary of State, possibly breaking federal rules that stipulate official correspondence must be kept for the agency's records. Clinton, who served as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, reportedly did not […]
The Breakfast Club is getting restored and remastered, marking 30 years since the John Hughes classic put five very different high school archetypes — a brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel and a recluse — in detention to teach them about friendship and other feelings. The restored film will premiere on March 16th in Austin's Paramount Theatre, as part of t […]
Netflix already announced release dates for a slew of new shows today, but it's not stopping there: the company has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the newest film from the director of True Detective. Written and directed by Cary Fukunaga, the project tells the story of a young boy that's made to join a group of soldiers in West Africa. N […]
They way we buy things is changing. A lot of the focus lately has revolved around the smartphone with services like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, but a new company Stratos still thinks the credit card has its place...you just shouldn't have to juggle a whole wallet full of them.Read more...
Hillary Clinton's burgeoning presidential campaign is off to a rocky good start. Just a day after papers reported that the former Secretary of State would make a bid for the nation's highest office in April, The New York Times reports that Hillary Clinton used only her personal email address while serving as Secretary of State. Read more...
What you're looking at here is a major breakthrough. The image reveals a property of light that has never been witnessed before by human eyes, though we've long known about it. But at last, thanks in an ingenious imaging experiment, we can now see how light behaves as a wave and a particle at the same time. Read more...
Next time you buy an Android phone, you just might find Waze among its pre-installed apps. See, it's now part of Google Mobile Services, or what you call the list of Android apps that manufacturers and carriers can install before shipping devices out...
Google already has some odd ways of getting its Street View cameras into hard-to-reach places, but its latest effort might just take the cake. The search firm has posted panoramic imagery of the Amazon rainforest that, at some points, was taken by Tr...
Even if you're slow-burning instead of binging on House of Cards, you'll still need a few backups once you're through with Frank & Claire Underwood's world domination tour. Netflix has revealed release dates for most of its summer (winter in Australi...
Intel has announced that it will bundle McAfee Mobile Security Suite with the upcoming LG Watch Urbane LTE, reports The Verge. The company believes that smartwatches collect data like a wearer’s heart rate, and people may care about securing it. CEO Brian Krzanich also said, “I think that any device that connects to your network, you’re going to want to have […]
Everyone wants a piece of the payments space and if the excitement for Coin proved anything, people want a single card that replaces all the separate ones they’ve already carrying around. Stratos, launching today, is a new payments card that exists to replace every single plastic card in your wallet. The card features Bluetooth connectivity and can be used e […]
Mozilla has released Firefox Developer Edition 38, which includes a 64-bit version of its browser for Windows for the first time, adding to the already supported Mac OS X and Linux platforms. The 64-bit version of Firefox brings substantial improvements over the 32-bit version, including the ability to run larger applications, quicker execution and increased […]