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Facebook Tweaks News Feed To Show 'Content That Matters To You'

Facebook makes some substantial changes based on member feedback and claims the content delivery adjustments are all about giving users what they want and what they don't want. It's also clearly about keeping members more engaged and on site for longer time frames.

Internet April 22, 2015

Shoot To Kill ... A Computer? Here's What A Frustrated Computer User Did In Colorado

Sometimes a PC can just push someone over the edge and often the outcome is a hard slap to the side of a monitor or even a kick to the tower. One computer user, however, clearly believed his PC needed a tougher lesson.

Internet Culture April 22, 2015

Twitter Now Allows Total Strangers To DM You: How Can You Stop It?

Twitter wants its users to have more messaging capability and is opening DM to everyone. But not everyone is going to like it. The good news: it's easy to disable.

Apps/Software April 22, 2015

Homeland Security Eyes Silicon Valley Office, Warns Of Risks Of Unbreakable Encryption

The Feds claim the new office will help them recruit smart security leaders and foster better relationships with tech players. Some believe, however, it is a way for Washington to increase pressure on tech players and access data more easily.

Internet April 22, 2015

Apple Secures Patent For Apple Watch Bands: Classic Buckle, Link Bracelet, And Sport Band

Copy cats beware of trying to rip off Apple's Watch bands, well at least on four of the seven band designs. Apple now has patents to protect what it clearly believes is a big selling point of its new wearables.

Wearable Tech April 21, 2015

Android Wear Update Brings Features That Threaten To Silence Apple Watch Chatter

Android Wear is updating and expanding its features and functionality. It has clearly been working as hard as Apple Watch developers.

Wearable Tech April 21, 2015

Taylor Swift's Ill Mother Pays Tribute To Milestone Artist At ACM Awards

Taylor Swift is no stranger to receiving awards. But the presentation of her 2015 ACM award is definitely one she'll always remember.

Movies/TV Shows April 20, 2015

Seal-napped: Sea Lion Pup Snatched From Los Angeles Beach

Federal officials and local police are searching for four people seen harassing then snatching what is likely a seal or sea lion pup from a Calfornia beach.

Internet Culture April 20, 2015

Moore's Law Turns 50: Alive And Very Much Kicking

Gordon Moore, Intel co-founder, is as surprised as anyone that his prediction regarding chip technology would be relevant and a driving force in processor development five decades after he made such a prediction.

Geek April 20, 2015

United Airlines Stops Computer Security Expert From Boarding Plane Following Hacking Tweet

A statement regarding cyber insecurity of airlines to a broadcast network, and a shorter one on a networking site, is grounding a security player's CEO from any future United Airlines flights.

Internet Culture April 20, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook Ranks No. 4 In Time's '100 Most Influential People' List

The Watch creator has proven profitability and integrity can go hand in hand, and that even successful companies should be judged beyond their bottom line.

Internet Culture April 20, 2015

Steam Limits Certain Features For Users Unless They Spend Minimum $5 (And It's For Their Safety)

The minimum account balance requirement is more about stopping scammers than trying to get more money from members. It seems those who phish and spam typically don't like to spend money to conduct malicous activity.

Geek April 19, 2015

Latest Movie Trailers You Should Not Miss: Batman v. Superman, Ant-Man, Star Wars, The Hateful Eight, And More

Teasers and trailers and sneak peaks about upcoming movies are abounding on the Internet. Which one will prove most compelling to potential audiences is still a big question.

Movies/TV Shows April 19, 2015

'Apple Watch Basics' Workshops To Help Customers Familiarize Themselves With Their Shiny New Bling Thing

The workshops will reportedly start on April 24 but in select locations around the globe. Those who want to attend will need their Watch and iPhone in hand for the training.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 19, 2015

Six: The Percentage Of US Adults Who Plan To Buy Apple Watch...But Will They?

More men are expected to buy Apple's Watch, than women, and initial polling reveals sales are on track to hit about 15 million. But the bigger issue for Apple is that the same poll reveals 76 percent of consumers are not at all interested in the wearable.

Geek April 18, 2015

Group Of Doctors Wants Dr. Oz Out For Quack Treatments: Here's His Response

Dr. Mehmet Oz isn't taking allegations regarding product promotions on his TV show lightly. He's firing back at his critics and not holding any punches.

Internet Culture April 18, 2015

MakerBot Lays Off One-Fifth Workforce, Closing Retail Locations

The workforce reduction and re-organization happen two years after it was acquired by Stratasys. The goal ahead is to focus on national sales and build the product portfolio, say company leaders.

Geek April 18, 2015

Tinder Update Lets Users Browse Through Instagram Photos Of Potential Matches

Tinder users will be able to make more educated swiping decisions now that profiles will include access to Instagram photos of potential suitors. Tinder is also revamping some other features to make engaging with potential matches a bit easier.

Geek April 18, 2015

Best Internet And TV Bundle: Comcast XFinity vs. Verizon FiOS vs. AT&T U-Verse

Competition for subscribers is getting fiercer every day for ISPs and content service providers. Here are some tips for getting as much content and Internet speed while paying the least possible price.

Internet April 17, 2015

Paint Around Galaxy S6 Edge Camera Ring Easily Peels Off [Video]

The latest and—as usual—isolated complaint regarding Samsung's newest flagship smartphone is the paint peeling off the back camera area. It comes from a Greek tech blog.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 17, 2015

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