Twenty Billion Tweets Can’t Be Wrong

About an hour ago, Twitter just hit the big two-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh. For those of you who would rather not be confused, that’s twenty-effing-billion, and scientifically speaking, that’s a hell of a freaking crap ton of dadgum tweets. The milestone has been hit a mere two months after everyone’s favourite microblogging platform hit 15 billion tweets, and… Continue reading Twenty Billion Tweets Can’t Be Wrong

Google Wants To Know Where You At

As if Google didn’t know enough about you (and serve up ads accordingly), Google AdWords is now offering a feature that allows advertisers to beam location-based ads right to your smartphone. Advertisers can now select a “location extension” that will display based on a user’s GPS coordinates. The user can then get directions, contact information,… Continue reading Google Wants To Know Where You At

Video Artist Fills His Scanner With Ants – What Are You Doing With YOUR Weekend?

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/13703448[/vimeo] Straight outta the wish-I’d-thought-of-that department comes Fran├žois Vautier, a video artist unafraid to sully precious technology with soil and insects. After filling his scanner with ants, Vautier proceeded to scan the colony each week for five years. The result is a fascinating time-lapsed trip through an almost-surreal biotechnical landscape. Personally, I don’t understand how… Continue reading Video Artist Fills His Scanner With Ants – What Are You Doing With YOUR Weekend?

48ers.com New Real Time Social Search Engine

There are a lot of these real time social search engines cropping up to unseat the Scooplers and OneRiots of the world, and many of them just don’t do a good job. 48ers.com, however, actually manages to both search in real time (which many of them actually don’t) and organize the results into a cohesive… Continue reading 48ers.com New Real Time Social Search Engine

iPhone Captain’s Log App, Stardate July 30 2010

Both closeted and outed Star Trek geeks can now enjoy the Star Trek Captain’s Log app for the iPhone 4. The new app from Paramount integrates with Google Maps and Facebook to allow you to add photos, GPS mapping locations of your travels, and to either share your logs with other Captains or keep them… Continue reading iPhone Captain’s Log App, Stardate July 30 2010

Reddit Introduces Gold Service to Keep Site Running Smoothly

If you love Reddit as much as Reddit users love Reddit, the thought of the popular social bookmarking site shutting down makes you scream “Oh Noes!” inwardly. Reddit is hoping to translate this same love into cash to keep the site humming along smoothly rather than crashing every time a new meme rears its awesome… Continue reading Reddit Introduces Gold Service to Keep Site Running Smoothly

RIM Planning to Release iPad Competitor Blackpad in November

Blackberry is hoping to get all up in the iPad’s business with a new tablet device being released in November, claim a fuzzy source of “two people familiar with RIM’s plans”. The device will be roughly the same dimensions as the current iPad. The name of the device will be Blackpad, and will feature a… Continue reading RIM Planning to Release iPad Competitor Blackpad in November

Five Websites That Will Make You A Better, Smarter Geek

Let’s face it, internet chums. For all the wealth of incredible, mind-expanding content there is online, we spend a lot of our time looking at junk. Celebrity gossip. Mindless updates about that new camera that now has 20x optical zoom. Video clips of people embarrassing themselves. There’s no shame in this. We all do it.… Continue reading Five Websites That Will Make You A Better, Smarter Geek

The Myth and Reality of Kevin Mitnick

Kevin Mitnick became notorious for his use of social engineering – the act of manipulating people into divulging information, rather than breaking in or using technical cracking techniques used to commit identity theft, steal credit card information and so on. To clarify the myth and the reality surrounding Kevin Mitnick, our friends at Credit Score… Continue reading The Myth and Reality of Kevin Mitnick