Google Chrome 2.0 Released

Even though the jump from version 1.0 to 2.0 sounds dramatic, Google Chrome 2.0 doesn’t look all that different from its predecessor at first glance. However, the browser now renders pages 25% to 35% faster and is apparently a lot more stable than before. Unfortunately, Mac and Linux users will still have to wait a […]

Threadless Initiates Twitter Tees! [#twittertees]

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] Today, Threadless announced a nifty new project to involve the Twitter community directly in their t-shirt design process.  For those who don’t know, Threadless is a fun website that puts up artist designs so that visitors can vote on them.  The highest voted pieces get to be featured on […]

Wolfram|Alpha: truly amazing, but no Google slayer yet

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] Today marks the official launch date of Wolfram|Alpha, a “computational knowledge engine” from Wolfram Research.  The stated goal of Wolfram|Alpha is “to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone.”  Simplistically, you ask it a question and it gives you the answer – along with a […]

Google Street View takes wrong turn in Japan and Greece

Google has continued to experience international incidents as it attempts to take its Street View feature worldwide. It’s been forced to start again from scratch in Japan, while Greece has put a freeze on the firm shooting any more images. Staff collecting images in Japan will ditch the work they’ve already done after complaints that […]

Five Minutes of Googlefail

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] 00:30 Refresh gmail. 00:40 Refresh gmail again. 00:45 Refresh gmail again. 01:00 Twitter about how gmail is down. 01:30 Go to Google search bar on Firefox and type “gmail basic html.” 01:40 Go to 02:00 (Like an idiot) type in Google search bar “google is down.” 02:10 Cry […]

CapCal: Web Performance Testing From the Lab to the Cloud

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] The term “cloud computing” has entered that phase of the buzzword life-cycle in which everyone is talking about it, few people are doing anything with it, and most people’s understanding of what it means is, at best, cloudy (sorry). Those who do understand cloud computing usually think of […]

Craigslist hooker services getting less erotic

Craigslist has reportedly agreed to close its controversial ‘erotic services’ category, seen by many as a front for solicitation by prostitutes. It will be replaced by an adult services category where ads will be reviewed by site staff. It’s the latest step in a long-running saga in which state attorneys general have pressured the site […]

Blogs & the Life of Journalism: Welcome to the Jungle

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Query: What separates man from ape? Perhaps the same thing that separates journalist from blogger. In his 2007 book The Cult of the Amateur, Andrew Keen analogized T.H. Huxley’s “infinite monkey theorem” to the rise of Web 2.0. If you provide infinite monkeys with infinite typewriters, one of them […]

The Internet as Imagined in 1969

This video dates back to 1969 and presents what could be described as an early idea of the Internet. I just love the reaction of the guy at 0:46 right after the narrator says: “What the wife selects on her console will be paid for by her husband at his counterpart console.” Society has certainly […]

Facebook: Now with Lens Flares!

Just a short post this morning to let you know about a little trick my pal Shea passed me over my Facebook feed this morning. Log in to Facebook Do this on your keyboard: UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT B A *ENTER* (Yeah, that’s the Konami Code) Now just scroll up and […]

Betweeted Brings Ads to Twitter Without Spamming

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] Twitter has been a monetization puzzle for many because it possesses enormous popularity and “mindshare” among the internet savvy, but does not present any straightforward way to make money.  Attempts have been made to market through tweets or through the background wallpapers, but neither of these have been very […]

RSS is Dead; Long Live RSS!

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] Steve Gillmor says that RSS is dead.   As a member of the RSS Advisory Board, I feel compelled to inform Mr. Gillmor that his pronouncement is a bit premature. Gillmor’s point seems to be that people no longer directly consume RSS feeds through their feed readers – that […]