Thursday, 14 March 2013 00:30
Google and adidas have joined forces on a new sneaker that, thanks to some super slick features, is capable of turning into a smart-talking shoe with a major personality. At the moment, I don’t see a need for something like this. It’s still pretty cool though. Over time, the shoe develops it’s own personality that will respond to your activity. The Talking Shoe can be snarky, motivational and excited depending on your movement that day. Oh, and if you feel like sharing your status with your entire Facebook or Google+ feed, the Bluetooth connection makes it totally possible through your phone— although we're not sure if all of our friends would need to know when our shoe is getting mad at us for skipping a run in favor of laying on the couch. Enjoy.
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 23:29
Ever wish there was a Hate equivalent to the Like button on Facebook? Now there is one. Hater (Free) is a new service that lets you share your hate with the world. Features include a built-in Hater camera, rant-writing capabilities, the ability to share Hates anonymously under an Alter Ego, the ability to instantly share your Hates via Facebook and Twitter, and the ability to browse through the most popular hates. Just consider putting a passcode on your phone if you download it — a list of the things you hate *cough* mustard *cough* could be dangerous if it fell into the wrong hands.
Published in Technology
Saturday, 26 January 2013 18:16
Back in 2011, the original People Are Awesome video -- a compilation of people accomplishing incredible physical feats for four and a half minutes -- amassed 55 million views on Facebook. Now, the people behind that video have released "People Are Awesome 2013," with the latest in daredevil stunts and athletic prowess caught on tape. Although Reddit doubts the veracity of a few of the clips in the supercut, it's hard to deny the spectacle on display here. Enjoy.
Published in Videos
Friday, 28 September 2012 14:12
Love or hate his politics, Mitt Romney’s recurring social media slipups show how technology is changing the campaign game, and steepening on the learning curve.The significance of social media is indisputable. While its monetary value is still up for debate, the influential role it plays in users’ lives is inarguable, and that’s become incredibly evident in the world of politics. The fact that campaigns now have Social Media Directors is proof enough that this stuff matters – as in could decide elections matters. [See & Read More]
Published in Politics
Friday, 08 June 2012 08:13
Adorable portrait artist Hong Yi did this funny project in honor of Mr. Mark Zuckerberg himself. Timelapse footage shows her create the portrait from start to finish by strategically cutting the edges of 36 books. Very impressive. Enjoy.
Published in Videos
Sunday, 20 May 2012 15:21
Mark Zuckerberg is having the best week ever. And not only because dude is now worth around $20 billion. Facebook's co-founder and CEO today jumped the broom with his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan.The news broke when Zuckerberg changed his relationship status to Married and posted a photo of him and Chan, now Mrs. Zuckerberg, in traditional wedding garb—him in a suit and tie, her in a white wedding dress—on his Facebook page.The marriage took place just one day after Facebook's history IPO which raised $16 billion and increased the company's valuation to $104 billion, making it the largest Internet company IPO in history. We'll exhibit some class and not make a prenup joke.
Published in Sex & Relationships
Saturday, 19 May 2012 02:49
Even given my status as an Old Guy Who Loves Facebook — a phenomenon of the modern age characterized by aggravated carpal-tunnel syndrome, a weirdly revived devotion to high-school chums, and a proclivity for throwing old Van Morrison videos out to a gaping world — I have to admit that the giddy national pageant attending Friday's Facebook IPO has left me awfully cold, and awfully pessimistic that this country ever is going to get its economic house in order in anything resembling a fair and just way. [Read More]
Friday, 18 May 2012 13:16
Spotify is moving up in the world. Just a couple months ago, reports emerged that the music streaming company was trying to raise money from investors at a $3.5 billion valuation— but some doubted that it was actually worth that much. Today, though, DealBook reports that Spotify is successfully raising hundreds of millions at a valuation of not $3.5 billion, but a full $4 billion. [See & Read More]
Thursday, 26 April 2012 17:11
In his ongoing quest to conquer every platform he sets his sights on, Jay-Z has announced his plans for a Facebook game titled Empire. According to the synopsis of the beta game, “Empire takes you on a journey from the streets of Marcy Housing in Brooklyn to the hotspots of the rich and famous: from hustler, to entrepreneur, to business mogul. But, don’t forget friends and family, or your karma will suffer. Make the right choices and you can have it all: cash, bling, fame, street cred and good karma.” With similarities obviously drawn from Jay’s past, some see this game as a way for artists to connect with fans in an all-new way.
Published in Gaming
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 23:41
Facebook’s privacy issues have been called into questioned numerous times over the past month, and the latest discovery by Ars Technica won’t curry the social network any favor.
The photos deleted by users will still remain on FB’s servers and anyone can access the images with a direct URL. [Read More]