8. August 2013
The apps that have been created for cell phones are out of control, but most have some type of real use. But, there’s a new app that falls into the not-so-useful category.
The new S.M.T.H. (Send Me To Heaven) app has got to be the nuttiest app created thus far. In case your phone isn’t in enough danger of being damaged, this app may be for you. The gist of the dumb app is to throw your phone in the air as high as you can…the end, according to IGN. The game of measuring the distance you can throw your cell in the air, does not offer coverage in case you miss! (more…)
8. August 2013
The Facebook nation has to prep for yet another useless update to the Facebook system that certainly no one has requested.
The new Trending Topics feature on the site will cause older posts to show up on the Facebook News Feed as they test out the feature to test their theory of maintaining longer viewership on Facebook by posting items that are still being “liked” months after their original post, according to the L.A. Times. (more…)
26. July 2013
It’s not enough that everyone is sporting a tablet, iPad, iPhone, and many other smart devices, now they want to make their televisions into Smart TV’s without the hefty price of the newer televisions.
Google’s new Chromecast device is a hotter commodity than they ever thought it would be with retailers like Best Buy that have sold out of the nifty device that utilizes a cloud to transfer information to your television from your smart phone, tablets, and/or laptops. Google started promoting the device with providing consumers with free Netflix for a three months with their purchase of the handy device. But with such high demand, they have decided to end it, according to the Los Angles Times. (more…)
17. July 2013
The United States is not the only place on the planet erupting with racist warfare. Other countries have had enough and are fighting back as well.
France’s Union of Jewish Students (UEJF) alerted Twitter to racist messages that were Tweeted through their service and asked that they be removed. The social media giant acquiesced to their requests and thought that the matter had been tactfully resolved, but when the UEJF and four other anti-racist groups asked for identifiable details of those sending the racist messages, Twitter declined. The organizations then took Twitter to court in March and sued them for $50 million for their refusal. The lawsuit helped Twitter’s little blue bird sing like a canary and give up the identities. (more…)
1. July 2013
The content on Facebook has variations that range from completely beautiful and helpful information to awfully racist and too graphic to fathom. But, a new sheriff’s in town and that will all change.
Facebook announced Friday, that Monday is D-day for all the foolishness in their groups and pages. They are running a business and their are too many Facebook users that have let their content run amuck. So much so, that corporations like Nationwide are not comfortable with advertising on the colossal-sized social media site that provides services for over 800 million users. (more…)
28. June 2013
Geneticists and fertility doctors have claimed over the last decade that they can help you choose your baby’s physical traits, avoid disease inherent in the child, and even choose the gender through pre-genetic testing.
But now Britain is planning to give the parents even more options by adding another more genetically favorable volunteer to their baby concoction. The scientists are threatening to genetically modify the embryo which is being held under much scrutiny for the ethical question that all scientists SHOULD ask themselves, “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” The Frankenstein concept is being attempted again with scientists’ attempt to essentially create life. (more…)
25. June 2013
The cell phone industry is sucking most of us dry because we are enamored by the apps and shiny new phones that have really become the new laptops. And you knnnoooooowwww, we have to have the best service to go with the best phone because only the best service offers the best phones…right?
According to cellular service analysts, we will be taking a long look at our bill and asking ourselves that very question. The focus is on AT&T and Verizon specifically because they have a “duopoly” on the cell phone world. Between the two of them, they service 65 percent of the wireless customers in the U.S., but, they are always seeking more customers. According to a report to the Huffington Post from mobile analyst Tero Kuittinen, this year, they had a whopping 60 percent drop in new customers since last year at this time which will likely increase the future bills for existing customers to make up for the loss. (more…)
21. June 2013
The students across the nation are seeking resources of any kind to help get them through the average school day. Too many schools report that their teachers are footing the bill for basic supplies in their classrooms.
But now Apple Inc. has won a $30 million contract that will “pave the way” for the company to provide all the students in the Los Angeles Unified School District with an iPad, according to the L.A. Times. The school board voted 6 to 0 to “authorize the purchase of the devices.” (more…)