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Gmail Deletes Emails in April Fools’ “Prank” Gone Wrong
April 2, 2016 – 2:46 pm | No Comment
Gmail Deletes Emails in April Fools’ “Prank” Gone Wrong

April Fools’ Day came and went yesterday without too much damage… Except for Google, specifically their Gmail service. The popular email provider introduced a “mike-drop function,” which involved an irreverent animation and muting conversations. Surprisingly, …

New Chips Will Only Work With Windows 10, Starting Now
January 17, 2016 – 11:39 am | No Comment
New Chips Will Only Work With Windows 10, Starting Now

Microsoft announced this week that it will no longer support Windows 7 and 8.1 for new processors from this point forward. This will save them the costly work of addressing bugs and fixing for increasingly …

Twitter Boots Android Users For Hours
December 29, 2014 – 9:56 am | Comments Off
Twitter Boots Android Users For Hours

For about six hours, Twitter was down on Sunday night, mostly for mobile Android users.
“Between 4:00 and 9:25 PST today some users were unable to sign in to twitter,” wrote the company on its blog. …

iCloud Vulnerability May Have Allowed For Celebrity Nude Hack
September 1, 2014 – 11:21 am | No Comment
iCloud Vulnerability May Have Allowed For Celebrity Nude Hack

In the wake of leaked nude photos of dozens of celebrities, tech blogs are suggesting that a recently-patched flaw in a popular iPhone app may have created the opportunity for the photos to be hacked. …

President Obama Signs Cell Phone Unlocking Law
August 2, 2014 – 10:44 am | 5 Comments
President Obama Signs Cell Phone Unlocking Law

Unlocking cell phones is now once again legal in the US. President Barack Obama signed the bill, passed with bipartisan support in Congress, into law this week.
The practice had briefly been outlawed when the Library …

LA Cop Says People Called 911 For Facebook Outage
August 2, 2014 – 10:30 am | No Comment
LA Cop Says People Called 911 For Facebook Outage

For most, Facebook’s temporary outage on Friday was an inconvenience. For some, it was an outright emergency. Sgt. Burton Brink of the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department took to Twitter to tell Angelenos (and others) …

Internet Goes Crazy Over Spielberg “Dead Dinosaur” Photo
July 11, 2014 – 1:27 pm | One Comment
Internet Goes Crazy Over Spielberg “Dead Dinosaur” Photo

A photo of acclaimed film director Steven Spielberg posing next to a “dead dinosaur”- i.e. a prop from his film Jurassic Park- spread across the Internet this week. Some commenters were apparently unaware that the …

Facebook Manipulated News Feeds in Psychological Experiment
June 30, 2014 – 3:02 pm | One Comment
Facebook Manipulated News Feeds in Psychological Experiment

Facebook recently released a study of user behavior, and unwittingly angered many of their billion-plus worldwide users.  The company admitted to manipulating the news feeds of users to see if it had any affect on …

Your Smartphone Battery Is Going To Continue To Die Too Quickly & Drive You Nuts—And This Is Why
June 22, 2014 – 10:03 am | No Comment
Your Smartphone Battery Is Going To Continue To Die Too Quickly & Drive You Nuts—And This Is Why

What’s the most frustrating part about your smartphone? If you’re like us, then you probably just blurted out “MY BATTERY SUCKS!” And you’re right. Your smartphone battery does suck. Between Twitter and texting, searching for …

Report: Google To Spend $1B+ On Satellite Internet
June 2, 2014 – 10:02 am | No Comment
Report: Google To Spend $1B+ On Satellite Internet

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is readying to launch a network of satellites to bring internet access to remote areas. The move is the latest in a series of industry-wide experiments to overcome …

Larry Page Says “Right To Be Forgotten” Could Hurt Democracy
June 1, 2014 – 10:58 am | No Comment
Larry Page Says “Right To Be Forgotten” Could Hurt Democracy

Larry Page has raised concerns about the “right to be forgotten” established in a recent European Court of Justice ruling. The Google CEO and co-founder has questioned whether the tool could be abused and effectively …

Rumor: Apple To Unveil “Smart Home” Platform At WWDC
May 26, 2014 – 5:48 pm | No Comment
Rumor: Apple To Unveil “Smart Home” Platform At WWDC

Is this the beginning of the iHome? The Financial Times reports that Apple will unveil a “smart home” platform at their Worldwide Developers Conference next week, allowing manufacturers to make home devices that can communicate …

REPORT: Google To Buy Twitch For $1 Billion
May 19, 2014 – 2:55 pm | 13 Comments
REPORT: Google To Buy Twitch For $1 Billion

Multiple sources have confirmed that video site YouTube is purchasing livestreaming gaming service Twitch for $1 billion. The move represents Twitch’s outstanding ability to build a massive, engaged audience in just a few years of …

NJ Woman Banned From Writing About Family On Facebook
May 18, 2014 – 3:57 pm | No Comment
NJ Woman Banned From Writing About Family On Facebook

An appellate court has upheld a ruling banning a woman from posting on Facebook about her family. The woman had argued that the condition on her probation was vague (violating her Fourteenth Amendment rights), and …

Apple, Google Drop Patent Lawsuits
May 17, 2014 – 12:54 pm | No Comment
Apple, Google Drop Patent Lawsuits

Apple and Google have dropped their existing patent lawsuits this week. The agreement brings to an end a small but notable front in the patent wars waged by tech companies in the US and around …

Apple To Buy Beats
May 9, 2014 – 1:55 pm | No Comment
Apple To Buy Beats

Can you purchase street cred? Maybe for a a few billion dollars. Apple could get that and much more as reports are confirmed today that it is purchasing Beats, and Dre himself has come out …

Twitter Introduces Mute Button
May 3, 2014 – 2:54 pm | 3 Comments
Twitter Introduces Mute Button

Everyone’s favorite microblogging site is making it easier than ever to keep up appearances. Some Twitter users are reporting a new “Mute” feature, that will block another users’ tweets without alerting them.
The feature has long …

Federal Jury Rules For Apple In Samsung Lawsuit, But Is it A Victory?
May 3, 2014 – 12:26 pm | 3 Comments
Federal Jury Rules For Apple In Samsung Lawsuit, But Is it A Victory?

A federal jury has awarded Apple almost $120 million in a patent infringement lawsuit against main competitor Samsung. But the award is a fraction of the $2.2 billion in damages the company was seeking, and …

E.T. Video Games Discovered In New Mexico Desert
April 27, 2014 – 1:56 pm | 2 Comments
<i>E.T.</i> Video Games Discovered In New Mexico Desert

One of the biggest urban legends in videogames has been proven true. A trove of Atari E.T. video games, often called the worst game in history and blamed for sparking the industry collapse of the …

Woman Posts Happily To Facebook Moments Before Fatal Crash
April 26, 2014 – 10:14 am | One Comment
Woman Posts Happily To Facebook Moments Before Fatal Crash

Police in North Carolina are reporting that a women was posting to Facebook just seconds before causing a fatal crash. Courtney Ann Sanford, 32, was killed on Business 85 in High Point after her Toyota …

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