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.

Second Life’s Sexy Lawsuit Heats Up

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] The virtual world Second Life might not be as newsworthy as it was a few years ago, but it’s still around, and it’s still running into some of the same old problems. When users can create practically anything, trademark and copyright issues were bound to crop up. But the […]

Geeks are Sexy T-Shirt – John Chow Models for Us

Hey Everyone! I haven’t received my own official Geeks are Sexy t-shirt yet, but John Chow, the root of all evil himself, has already received his, and I must admit it looks pretty darn fine on him. The only complain he had about the shirt? He told me the robotic girl should have weared a […]

Browser wars: the non-evil empire strikes back

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] Since we last left our heroes back in July, several new browser versions have been released:  Chrome 3, Opera 10, Lunascape 5.1.5, and incremental updates to Firefox, Safari, and even Internet Explorer 8.  So it’s time for us to revisit our benchmarks. Dromaeo benchmark The Dromaeo test suite […]

Opera Strives for a Bigger Chuck of the American Market

By Natania Barron Contributing Writer, [GAS] We hear a lot about Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. And of course, there’s been recent buzz about Google’s Chrome. But few Americans outside web design and IT have ever heard about Opera, a browser that is far more popular globally than you might expect. In fact, Opera 10 […]

Google CAPTCHAs another internet tool

If you thought Google couldn’t possibly take control of every aspect of the internet, you were wrong. If you’ve ever tried to sign up to a website or post a comment, and been asked to type in a word or numbers that appear in a picture – or worse, try to figure out the difference […]

Shift Happens Update: Did You Know 4.0

Did You Know 4.0 is another official update to the widely popular Shift Happens video. This new version includes facts and stats focusing on the changing media landscape, including convergence and technology, and was developed in partnership with The Economist.

Google Fast Flip breathes new life into old news

I honestly can’t remember the last time I bought a periodical. I’ve never had newspapers delivered to my house. I don’t have any magazine subscriptions. I completely avoid the local news. But I am a news hound, and I check multiple sites daily, even when their format isn’t great. For me, the appeal of online […]

More useless information from Google: Internet Stats

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] ReadWriteWeb alerted us to the stealth release of Google Internet Stats, a new service from Google in which you can browse or search for trivia about the Internet and related topics – just in case you can’t waste enough time on Wikipedia or YouTube. The service is hosted […]