Twitter and the Oprah Effect

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] According to the latest Pew Internet survey, one in five of you want to tell everyone what you’re up to in 140 characters or less. More specifically, 19% of Internet users are posting status updates on Twitter or another service (I would imagine that Facebook is the runner-up, with […]

Google rumor has promising sound

Sometimes you hear a rumor that has very little detail, but the very idea of it is momentous enough to take seriously. This could be one of those cases: Google may be getting into the music business. Very little is known at the moment, with most reports tracing back to a post on TechCrunch. That […]

Going Beyond the Streets with the Google Street View Trike

Since Google Street View cars are somewhat limited to conventional paved roads, the folks at Google thought to equip a trike with the gear necessary to take pictures of spots which are normally not reachable by four-wheeled vehicles. Check it out. You can even go and vote for the trike’s next destination by visiting the […]

Meet the Google Street View Guys

A brief look into the lives of the Google Street View dudes.

Wikipedia in your pocket

At times Wikipedia can seem like the most amazing thing ever, or the dumbest idea imaginable. The same can be said of a new device which puts the entirety of Wikipedia into your pocket. The WikiReader is a $99 handheld device which contains what’s effectively a copy of the entire website (thought it is “limited” […]

Could a Facebook poke put you in the pokey?

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] A woman in Tennessee was recently arrested for… a Facebook poke. The poke in question violated an order of protection (i.e., restraining order), since an OP prohibits “telephoning, contacting or otherwise communicating with the petitioner.” This definitely includes electronic communication (I’ve seen judges vehemently remind respondents that it means […]

Fun with the D&D 4th Edition Character Builder

By Natania Barron Contributing Writer, [GAS] Although I’ve been playing a 4th Edition campaign for over a year now, I hadn’t had a chance to play with the D&D Character Builder yet. While our campaign has been extremely successful –the longest-lasting most enjoyable we’ve ever run– my husband, the DM, wanted to give one of […]

Amazon Coughs Up $150K for Lost Homework

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Remember how a kid’s Amazon Kindle ate his homework? Described as “a bit ironic,” the situation that spawned a lawsuit involved remote deletion of electronic copies of Orwell’s 1984 from customers’ Kindles due to some copyright confusion. The kid in question had already taken notes on his, and then […]

Google Wave goes beta (plus three invites up for grabs!)

By Natania Barron Contributing Writer, [GAS] I was a bit miffed when my husband got his Google Wave invite before me; I mean, seriously. I showed it to him in the first place. Still, I’ve been insanely curious since learning about the new product–developed by the makers of GoogleMaps, by the way–since I first watched […]

The Real Firefox

Ok, I want to hear everyone now: 1, 2, 3…. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww! :) [Via Reddit]

100 Viral Videos in 3 Minutes

How many do you recognize? [Via BuzzFeed]

Twatif? The World in 140 Chararters

What would happen if people were restricted to saying things in only 140 Characters in the real world, just like in twitter? Check out the following video to find out! Warning: Contains slightly risque language.