The Associated Press is seriously trying to corner the market in news, and making sure that no one sees it. AP is going after anyone and everyone that uses content they’ve sucked up from their affiliates -and that includes their affiliates! WTNQ-FM received a cease-and-desist notice from AP for embedding a video from the AP’s […]
By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] Today Mark Zuckerberg, the lucky stiff visionary entrepreneur who started Facebook, announced that his social media brainchild will log its 200 millionth user today. That’s a lot of people. As stated in the accompanying video, a country of 200 million would be the fifth most populous in the […]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] One thing I’ve noticed about Twitter is that a lot of people seem very interested in letting the world know what they’re eating. And thanks to the new obsession with celebrity tweeting, I can now have the inside scoop on what Ryan Seacrest, MC Hammer, and Steve Jobs had […]
In this engaging and hilarious talk from the EG’08 conference, New York Times technology columnist David Pogue rounds up some handy mobile phone tools and services that can boost your productivity and lower your bills (and your blood pressure).
A group of British village dwellers have forced a Google camera-car to abandon attempts to photograph their homes for the site’s Street View feature. But if locals wanted to keep their area quiet, they may have blundered spectacularly. Street View, which provides the type of images you could see by standing in a location, is […]
by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Before reading an article in the Telegraph this morning that warns that we’re breeding a generation of computer hackers, I had never heard the term “e-morals,” and now I kind of hope I don’t again. The practice of putting an “e” in front of any word is nearly as […]
Richard Timney, like many other men, enjoys adult entertainment. Unfortunately for him, circumstances have conspired to expose his viewing pleasures in a spectacularly public fashion. Timney lives in the United Kingdom and subscribes to the (in this case inappropriately named) Virgin Cable service. He has a combined package for television, telephone and internet services. So […]
To celebrate the launch of IE8, Microsoft released a funny clip revisiting the best and worst of the web – from bleeding GIFS to pointless status updates. Enjoy!
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] So Google’s new semantic search has been heralded as incredibly smart – it knows what you’re thinking! Or it at least makes a guess. It’s kind of like TIVO that way, I suppose, with respect to recommendations. For me, TIVO is kind of hit-or-miss. Like my TIVO saw that […]
By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] Expanding on its campaign against Internet content that is Illegal and Harmful, the Chinese government’s gatekeepers of the Web have now blocked YouTube. While many around the globe might agree that much of what you find on YouTube may be harmful to the brain, this move by China seems to focus […]
Bosses at Twitter think they’ve solved the site’s major problem: how to make cash without alienating the user base. The company has confirmed it will offer premium accounts where businesses pay a subscription fee to access extra services, but maintains that the existing system of free accounts for all will remain unchanged. Co-founder Biz Stone […]
By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] I hate the telephone. As far as I’m concerned, the only reason why it ever succeeded as a communication medium is because we didn’t have email (and the only reason we’re still using email is because we don’t yet have anything better). You might argue that the phone is […]