Category : Technology

CIA Acknowledges Area 51 - But Not UFOs or Aliens

CIA Acknowledges Area 51 – But Not UFOs or Aliens

From: Yahoo! LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFO buffs and believers in alien encounters are celebrating the CIA’s clearest acknowledgement yet of the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of elaborate conspiracy theories for decades. The recently declassified documents have set the tinfoil-hat crowd abuzz, though there’s [...]

Buttercup the Duck Gets a 3-D Printed Foot

Buttercup the Duck Gets a 3-D Printed Foot

From: CNN This duck is named Buttercup. He was born with a backwards left foot. Buttercup lives in Arlington, Tennessee at the Feathered Angels Waterfowl Sanctuary, where owner Mike Garey decided not only to amputate Buttercup’s foot (Garey says it would be too painful and prone to infections), but also to design a replacement foot as [...]

Facebook Uses Offline Purchases to Target Ads

Facebook Uses Offline Purchases to Target Ads

From: CNN   If you head to a department store to buy a pair of jeans, you might start seeing a lot of ads for pants on Facebook. For the first time, Facebook ads will target specific users based on their past buying history — even if the purchases happened offline. Facebook unveiled the new [...]

The Internet: It's Like Never Leaving Junior High

The Internet: It’s Like Never Leaving Junior High

From: CNN (CNN) – Remember when you were 12 years old and you’d pass notes in class, making snide remarks about members of the opposite sex? Remember the electricity that shot through school when word went around that there was going to be a schoolyard rumble? Remember the rollercoasters of emotions, the whispers of gossip, the [...]

Yahoo Paid $30 Million in Cash for 18 Months of Young Summly Entrepreneur’s Time

Yahoo Paid $30 Million in Cash for 18 Months of Young Summly Entrepreneur’s Time

From: AllThingsD Earlier today, Yahoo said it hadacquired the trendy and decidedly stylish news reading app Summly, along with its telegenic and very young entrepreneur Nick D’Aloisio. Yahoo said it plans to close down the actual app and use the algorithmic summation technology that the 17-year-old D’Aloisio built with a small team of five throughout [...]

LG Joins the Smart Watch Sweepstakes

LG Joins the Smart Watch Sweepstakes

From: CNN (CNN) – After Apple, Samsung and Google, another company is now rumored to be building a smart watch: South Korea’s electronics giant LG. According to Korea Times, citing a source familiar with the matter, LG is building both a smart watch and a product similar to Google Glass. “The company has spared no efforts to invest in products that it [...]

Black, Female, and a Silicon Valley 'Trade Secret'

Black, Female, and a Silicon Valley ‘Trade Secret’

From: CNN A CNNMoney investigation of 20 of the largest tech companies found that the few firms willing to share data about workplace diversity have mostly white and Asian males in their ranks. How diverse is Silicon Valley? Most tech companies really, really don’t want you to know, and the U.S. government isn’t helping shed [...]

Singaporean-Finnish Startup Nonstop Games Raises $2.9M For Core Gaming On iOS, Android

Singaporean-Finnish Startup Nonstop Games Raises $2.9M For Core Gaming On iOS, Android

From: TechCrunch Nonstop Games, a Singaporean-Finnish gaming company (yes, really), just picked up $2.9 million from two Scandinavian venture firms, Creandum and Lifeline Ventures, to build out core games for iOS and Android. The company’s team has an interesting backstory. Henric Suuronen was a head of studio at one of Europe’s biggest social gaming companies Wooga, and [...]

Google closes the book on Reader, announces July 1 sunset

Google closes the book on Reader, announces July 1 sunset

The beloved service, which has suffered increasing neglect as the popularity of RSS declined, is going away From: Yahoo The day long feared by fans of Google Reader has come: the service will shut down, the company said. “We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on [...]

Waterproof Phones & Tablets Make a Splash

Waterproof Phones & Tablets Make a Splash

From: CNN Call it a tech-induced hydrophobia. Consumer electronics and water don’t mix, and for many, there are few things more nerve-racking than a smartphone or tablet that’s been accidentally doused. A rainy day or a trip to the beach means gingerly baby-sitting our devices. And kitchens and bathrooms are fraught with danger zones: sinks, [...]