Skype has been outlawed in China. The popular Internet phone service is yet another Western web service that has been banned, leaving all other Internet phone calls to be made through the state-owned networks China Unicom and China Telecom. Already popular websites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have been blocked, and Google abandoned the… Continue reading China’s Latest Internet Outlaw: Skype
The past year in technology was among the more surprising ones we’ve had. Even the most astute, insightful tech observers would have had trouble predicting some of the things that happened this year. The iPad and Kinect have become the fastest selling electronic devices in history. Android exploded at a rate few could have seen… Continue reading 11 Bold Tech Predictions for 2011
With Delicious in purgatory, can anything bring the trend-setting social bookmarking site back to (even half of) its former glory, pre-Yahoo? Some are showing interest in buying it. Sources say Yahoo is going to get around to considering how to unload it in January. In the meantime, it’s just sort of… there. News that it… Continue reading Can Anyone Save Delicious? Only If Yahoo Lets Them.
Just discovered an offbeat comic series that I’d never seen before. Extra Ordinary artist Li Chen has posted 160 comics thus far and many of them are, well, extraordinary. The comic below truly struck my funny bone because it actually applied to me very nicely. It appears that Chen and I think alike sometimes. This… Continue reading What Does USB Stand For?
Every now and then you come across a piece of art (in this case, a very elaborate drawing) that makes you explore it, stare, and contemplate for several minutes (an eternity in Internet time). This is one of those pieces. It is apparently blown up from an old Canadian publication and is, as QuieroBits puts… Continue reading The Walls of Professor Ernest Albright: “Fiat Lux”
Google couldn’t buy them and some believe this is a good thing. As more numbers start to get tossed out about valuation, profits, and potential, GroupOn‘s filing to authorize up to $950 million in Series G funding comes as music to the ears of many in the venture capital world. At $31.59 a share, is… Continue reading Will VCs Be Able To “Save” On GroupOn’s Series G?
It’s a thing that the imagination can hardly conceive and the most avid gamer could only wish for. Intel has brought us a step closer to having the unicorn-like 1,000-core processor with a “proof of concept” that can perform nearly 20X faster than “modern computers.” A team of scientists lead by Dr. Wim Vanderbauwhede have… Continue reading 1000 Core “Proof of Concept” By Intel Stirs The Imagination
The trends are pointing north. The developers are developing. The devices are flying off shelves. With over 200,000 Apps available in the Android Marketplace, the question that nobody who’s anybody is asking is, “Can they catch the iPhone?” They still have a ways to go, but according to unofficial numbers posted by AndroLib, over 25,000… Continue reading Android Surpasses 200k Total Apps, 100+ Downloads Per Second
If you were to go by Hollywood’s logic, it is not uncommon to see the bad boy getting the girls, the notoriety, the fame, and everything else that comes with it. Transforming that from fantasy to reality, however, can be tricky, as there are plenty of good guys with great lives and have all of… Continue reading Why The Bad Guys Win In Social Media
Between “Call of Duty: Black Ops” and “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II”, sales totaled over $1.2 billion… in the first 5 days after release. Gamers around the world flocked to stores for midnight releases of the games. Some paid extra, up to $170, to get the special editions of each game, which included working… Continue reading How Did Call of Duty Get So Huge?