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 […]

How Google Street View Works – In Stop Motion

In the following 2-minute stop-motion short, Google Japan explains how Google Street View really works. Cute isn’t it? [Via Jalopnik]

Do Social Networks Make Us Dumber?

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] According to an Australian psychologist, Facebook makes you smarter, but Twitter makes you dumber. Why? Well, it has to do with exercising your working memory. Staying on top of Facebook is like solving puzzles, since it hones our ability to remember and use information. But more “micro-level” activities like […]

How Much Are You Worth Online?

I don’t know whether to be scared, insulted or flattered: Apparently I’m worth $695 to the “underground community”. The figure comes from an online promotional tool by Symantec designed to value your online security. It’s based on a 10-page quiz asking general questions about what type of activity you carry out online, how much money […]

Google gets a Monopoly, but it’s only a game

The game Monopoly is going global. That’s not just a marketing phrase. It’s literally going global thanks to an online edition which extends the board to theoretically cover every street in the world. Monopoly City Streets, which launches today, will use Google Maps as its game board. Players around the world will start with $3 […]

Wednesday Morning Humor: Facebook Mom [PIC]

A good reason why non-tech savvy parents should be banned from Facebook:

Birth of the Internet

It was 40 years ago today, September 2, 1969 that scientists connected two computers at UCLA with a 15-foot cable, and had the machines communicate with each other. The test data was meaningless, but the breakthrough eventually led to the formation of the internet. However, there were plenty of other milestones. Which date should we […]

Facebook, Twitter Revolutionizing How Parents Stalk Their College-Aged Kids

In the following video, ‘E-Mom’ Gloria Bianco shows Today Now’s hosts Jim and Tracy how geographical distance is no longer a roadblock to shamelessly interfering with the lives of your children, thanks to online services such as Twitter and Facebook.

A Hidden Gem in HTML

I don’t know how one goes about finding these things, but someone noticed a weird source code for this page. It’s a very basic, unspectacular catalog page for Fujinon Binoculars. But take a look at the source code. This screenshot is but a tiny part of the madness. Keep scrolling down the code for the […]

Should using a computer require a geek license?

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] A criminologist in Australia thinks maybe so.  According to Russel Smith of the Australian Institute of Criminology, the simultaneous rise of cyber-crime and suckers born per minute has led to a crisis that requires government intervention.  Quoting Mr. Smith: There’s been some discussion in Europe about the use […]

What does Apple’s Spotify approval mean for the app store?

Apple has given the thumbs up for the Spotify iPhone app. As well as being good news for music lovers, it may be a sign that Apple is feeling the heat over claims of anti-competitiveness in its approval policy. For those who’ve not encountered it (the service isn’t scheduled to launch in the US until […]