Tech & Gaming
Yesterday, Facebook announced massive new changes to its platforms (no, not the ones you’ve already complained about all week—these are new ones to complain about). Here’s a look back at the different iterations of Facebook throughout the years.
New figures have shown that a huge percentage of the world’s photographs end up on Facebook, with the social networking giant’s collection of 185 billion photos by world’s end representing one-third of all digital photographs taken this year.
A new study has found that people aged 18-24 send approximately 110 texts per day.
Almost three-quarters of U.S. adults text, and one-third of them actually prefer to be reached via text, rather than receiving voice calls.
A French robotics firm has released an update to their Nao robot: he can now recharge himself by walking back to his charging station and plugging in.
The CEO of Netflix took to the company blog yesterday to apologize for confusion around the recent price increase … and then announced the DVD service of Netflix will split from the streaming service and will be renamed Qwikster.
Unsurprisingly, Apple has banned this app that shows how many smartphones are made.
If you are running out of creative ways to say Happy Birthday on Facebook, or are just a math nerd, here are a few other time intervals worth celebrating …
The latest concept car from Volvo has not one, not two, but four touch screens in it’s interior.
A new study finds that Americans spend a total of 53 billion minutes on Facebook each month, which boils down to approximately 10 minutes per day per person.
Two researchers from Texas say they have figured out a way to use ammonia to power cars, and can do so for the equivalent of 70 cents per gallon.
If you’ve ever had a package fail to deliver because you weren’t at home, Amazon feels your pain. They’ve started testing a new partnership with 7-11, where you can select the option to ship your purchase to a locker in a 7-11, accessible via a special PIN.
A Dutch Internet security company has reported that multiple security certificates were stolen from it and used in Iran to spy on peoples’ Google accounts.
At the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo, expectations were buzzing about Nintendo’s impending unveiling of its…
Another iPhone prototype was left behind at a bar by an Apple employee. Rather than go to Gawker for $5,000, this one sold on Craigslist for $200.
Apparently, Apple has lost a prototype of the iPhone 5 in a bar.
Scientists at Tulane University have discovered a way to use a new bacteria to convert paper into fuel that can power cars.
Steve Jobs, iconic CEO of Apple, Inc. and expert turtleneck-wearer, has announced his resignation as CEO.
An unmanned Russian spacecraft crashed just moments after launching when it’s third-stage engine prematurely shut down.
Even though it was very rare, yesterday’s East Coast earthquake was a 5.8 on the Richter scale, which meant it did a little damage but really didn’t mess anything up too badly.
NASA has released documents showing the new price estimate to launch and support the new James Webb Space Telescope is $8.7 billion.
Fox recently stopped offering their shows on Hulu the day after they air on TV (there’s now an eight-day delay). And in that week, piracy of Fox’s shows has skyrocketed.
In news to shock no one, Apple has begun hardware work on the non-awaited iPad 3, set for release in early 2012.
Drew Dixon writes about how video games waste the power of violence and how it can be better used as an art form.
The U.S. Military is going to launch an unmanned hypersonic aircraft, capable of traveling 13,000 miles per hour.
Looks like hacker group Anonymous is going to try to kill Facebook.
If you’re a fan of Starbucks but don’t often have enough money to actually buy it, check out Jonathan’s Card.
Environmentally-conscious cyclists can soon expect commercial access to grown bikes. The body of this model, designed at Oxford Brookes University, is made up of bamboo and natural fibers.
If anyone is going to make electric cars appealing, it’s BMW.
Ever loved your iPhone enough that you’ve wished you could hold hands with it as you walk down the street? Now, thanks to Japan’s Dokkiri case, you can.
Most likely, it takes a good deal of time to explain video games to your great-grandmother. But this 99-year-old woman plays hours of video games each day, sometimes beating her beloved Bomberman twice in 24 hours.
If you suspect your Internet connection speed is actually terrible, you might be right.
McAffee security experts recently uncovered one of the biggest cyber attacks in history: an extensive hacking job that targeted 72 organizations, including the United Nations, multiple governments and the International Olympic Committee.
AT&T has announced it plans to slow down the data speeds of its heaviest wireless users, likely those who were grandfathered into an unlimited wireless data plan.
A company called Evatran has developed a wireless charging system for electric cars, replacing the plug-in needs of most of today’s models.