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 […]
Now that’s something you don’t see everyday, an honest, polite Internet scammer. [Via Geekologie]
Two of my favorite people to interview – ever- are Fritz Grobe and Stephen Yoltz of Eepybird.com, a performance troupe based in Maine. If you’re anything like 40 million other people in the world, you know these guys from “The Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments” – a recreation of the Bellagio Fountains using nothing but […]
By Brian Boyko Contributor, [GAS] For too long, network administrators, engineers, and architects have longed for a way to determine dominance within the IT pack. Unfortunately, those efforts have been stymied without a quick and convenient way to determine IT knowledge on a quantitative scale, leading to unsatisfying substitutes like Guitar Hero or Halo tournaments. […]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] TG Daily brings us a list of the 100 oldest .com, .org, .net, and .edu domains. The first, symbolic.com, was registered 24 years ago this month. Some unsurprising names also topping the list are xerox.com, ibm.com, and intel.com. Stargate.com is 25th, but it looks like the science fiction fans […]
Two former Google employees, Bindu Reddy and Arvind Sundararajan, have launched a private beta of a new recommendation site named likaholix. You can request a beta account from the site. It took 14 minutes for my invitation to hit my GMail account. The sign up process was quick and easy, and the site is pretty […]
In the year leading up to this talk, the web tool Twitter exploded in size (up 10x during 2008 alone). Co-founder Evan Williams reveals that many of the ideas driving that growth came from unexpected uses invented by the users themselves.
By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] You must be wondering how you entered a parallel universe in which a [GAS] headline can include the words “Microsoft”, “browser”, and “secure” — without the words “not”, “disaster”, or “joke”. And given the history of security flaws in Internet Explorer over the years, the folks at Redmond need […]