- Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr Notify of Security Breach After Zendesk Hack
- Steal These 3 Social Marketing Tricks From Top Brands
- 10 Awesome Things That Happened at the Star Trek Reunion
- MediSafe App Makes Sure You Take Your Pills on Time
- Bubble Bursting in Extra Slow Motion Is Incredible
- 3 Ways Pinterest Could Be Even Better
- Baby Jams Out With 5 Instruments at Same Time
- 2014 World Cup Will Be First to Use Goal-Line Technology
- Man Faces 18 Months in Jail for Twitter Parody
- Here’s Who Needs a Chromebook Pixel
- The Video Game Entertainment Curve
- Samsung Debuts More Affordable Galaxy Camera
- Watch This LEGO Robot Set the Mood With Candles
- Are You Human? This Test Will Tell
- Millionaire Space Tourist Reportedly Planning Mars Trip
- Oreo Animation Will Have You Craving a Cookie
- Apple Getting Sued for ‘Planned Obsolescence’ of iPad 3
- Improve Your Smartphone’s Photo Quality With This Chip
- Digital Harassment Linked With Physical Abuse Among Dating Teens
- LEGO Michael Jackson Is a Thriller
- ESPN Black History Month Facebook Post Brings Out Racist Trolls
- Nikon D7100 Has Features Found in Cameras Costing $1,000 More
- Baby Pandas Learning to Walk Are a Delight
- 11 Job Boards for Careers in Social Good
- 50 Embarrassing Songs Invading Your Facebook News Feed
- The Best Picture Oscar Nominees — As Told by Vines
- PlayStation 4 Gets Early Support From Publishers and Developers
- Brooklyn Nets PR Is the New Best Thing in Sports Twitter
- Cute Alert: Dad and Daughter Collaborate on ‘Mahna Mahna’ Cover
- Google Chromebook Pixel Is an Expensive Gamble
Posted: 22 Feb 2013 01:31 AM PST
Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr have all warned their users that some of their data might be compromised after a security breach at Zendesk, a company which provides customer support services for all three companies.
In a blog post titled "We've been hacked," Zendesk explains that a hacker has accessed their systems and probably downloaded user info from Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest users.
"We've become aware that a hacker accessed our system this week. As soon as we learned of the attack, we patched the vulnerability and closed the access that the hacker had. Our ongoing investigation indicates that the hacker had access to the support information that three of our customers store o…
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 11:30 PM PST
Do you follow a brand in social media? Are you glad you did? If that's the case, they are either doing one of three things:
Connecting with one of your passions and/or interests.
If you're a small business owner, you may want to consider which of the three strategies you're following. You might also mull following one of the strategies exclusively. However, it's fine to dabble in each. "These…
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 09:00 PM PST
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 08:50 PM PST
Enter MediSafe, a virtual pillbox that can remind you to take medicines at the right time. If you're responsible for someone -– for instance a child or elderly parent -– then you can also track their medications.
The app launched just a few months ago, and reports that users are taking pills on time 81% of the time. That's 31% higher than the World Health Organization's estimated average medication adherence rate of 50%.
Part of its success comes in its reminder functionality, but accountability plays a huge role as well.
If your spouse, f…
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 08:33 PM PST
You swish all that watery goodness around and wait for that magic wand to do its work but, alas, the bubbles are gone in microseconds, popping right before your eyes, leaving you wet and soapy, never having had the chance to say goodbye.
Thanks to the SlowMoGuys, though, we can now see the stages of the bubble as it grows and then sadly bursts -- slowed down by 700 times.
It's the slowest video Gav and Dan have produced, using a Phantom v1610 camera shooting at 18…
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 07:59 PM PST
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 07:39 PM PST
Watch in amazement as he plays five instruments in his own one man (baby) band, and begin to feel worse that you still can't play that keyboard you bought on Craigslist three years ago.
Props to Q's proud dad, Joey Angerone, who edited the video for this baby prodigy. We're sure in a few decades Joey will be editing Q's music videos for MTV (or wherever they will be playing music by then).
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 07:27 PM PST
FIFA, soccer's global governing body, confirmed this week that goal-line technology will be used at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
That will mark the first time the planet's biggest single-sport event uses the high-tech method of determining whether or not the ball crosses the plane of the goal.
Goal-line technology was used at the Club World Cup in December and will be used again at this summer's Confederations Cup -- a World Cup preview of sorts held in the big event's host nation one year before the World Cup.
High profile soccer matches have been beset by a number of did-he-or-didn't-he scoring controversies over the years. Judging controversial goals in soccer is especially d…
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 07:10 PM PST
Rodrigo Ferrari Prieto is accused of being behind three now inactive accounts that mocked Chilean business mogul Andrónico Luksic and his family, according to Global Voices.
Luksic's lawyer said tweets were posted under Luksic's name, along with personal photos and "inappropriate comments" that damaged his client's reputation.
Ferrari Prieto claimed he was behind only one of the three accounts, which used an avatar of money falling and a description that read "we have tons of money." He said account was a joke and should not be considered a crime.
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 06:50 PM PST
The tech pundit jury has apparently reached a solemn, sober verdict on the Chromebook Pixel laptop Google launched Thursday. And the verdict is ... "Oh my God, look at the sticker price!" (Tech pundits faint with shock.)
This rush to judgment, most of it without so much as seeing the device, is a great pity. I've been using the Pixel all day, and it's one of the most gorgeous pieces of hardware I've picked up in a while.
The Pixel is a pleasure to use, with a screen that's just as eye-poppingly beautiful as a Macbook Retina -- except you can navigate it by touch like a retina-display iPad. (And if you don't want to touch the screen, the giant glass trackpad on the k…
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 06:24 PM PST
Between Angry Birds and Skyrim is a wide spectrum of video games. Some are two-dimensional and others have complex graphics; some have little-to-no learning curves, while others take hours to get the hang of them.
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In the comic below, H. Caldwell Tanner of Loldwell charts the correlation between the type of game and how long it takes to properly enjoy it. Do you agree?
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 06:02 PM PST
Samsung announced on Tuesday that it's going to release a new, cheaper version of its popular Android-powered Galaxy Camera. The new Galaxy Camera will have all the features already present in the model launched in November except for a 3G/4G connection -- it will be Wi-Fi only.
While Samsung hasn't announced the price, the new model will be "more affordable for a user who does not need the always-connected benefit of the Galaxy Camera," said the official announcement. So expect it to be considerably cheaper than the current $499 price tag.
To find out more about this announcement, watch the video above.
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 05:29 PM PST
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 04:53 PM PST
Ever fear you weren't a human and maybe you were just a robot trapped in skin?
Relieve your fear -- "Morgan Freeman" is here with the definitive list of human experiences that can finally tell you if you really are a Homo sapien or should be tested in a lab somewhere.
General human characteristics for which to be on the lookout include oddness, awkwardness, OCD-ness and frequent confusion. Check, check, check annnd check.
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 04:32 PM PST
A nonprofit organization called the Inspiration Mars Foundation — which is led by millionaire Dennis Tito, the world's first space tourist — will hold a news conference on Feb. 27 to announce the 501-day roundtrip mission, which will aim for a January 2018 launch.
"This 'Mission for America' will generate new knowledge, experience and momentum for the next great era of space exploration," Inspiration Mars officials wrote in a media advisory on Feb. 20. "It is intended to encourage all Americans to believe again, in doing the hard things that make our natio…
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 04:13 PM PST
These guys are taking playing with their food to the next level.
"Oreogami" shows just how creative you can get with the cream of that Oreo if you just use a little imagination.
SEE ALSO: Someone Give This Oreo Employee a Raise
One point for Team Cream -- we don't see the cookie part having mad skills like these.
Video and image courtesy of YouTube, Larry Moss
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 04:01 PM PST
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Posted: 21 Feb 2013 03:37 PM PST
One study on teen dating shows one in four teens is harassed by their partner online or through texts. While new technology hasn't increased overall rates of abuse, it creates new platforms for the abuse to occur. Check out the video, above, for more.
The abuse extends further than Twitter jabs and menacing Facebook messages. Ninety-six percent of high school and middle school teens who experienced it online were also victim of other forms of abuse. Victims of digital harassment are twice as likely to be physically abused…
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 03:21 PM PST
We always knew Michael Jackson could move. But this video proves that the King of Pop can bring rhythm to just about anything.
He's got just as much swagger and beat as we remember. (It's almost like looking at the man in the mirror!) Now can we request a remake of the entire "Thriller" video in LEGO?
Video and image courtesy of Vimeo, Talking Animals.
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 03:09 PM PST
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Posted: 21 Feb 2013 02:52 PM PST
Three-Quarter View, with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens
Aimed at discerning shooters who are not quite professionals, this lightweight 24.1-megapixel camera has a new image sensor that Nikon hasn't used in any of its other cameras. That new CMOS imager brings with it a tremendous benefit: better low-light performance with a native ISO range of 100-6400.
If our experience with Nikon is any indication, you'll be able to shoot clean-looking photos all the way up into that 6400 ISO setting. That means you'll be able to shoot in candlelight, and get even sharper pictures whenever the light…
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 02:44 PM PST
This video could just as easily be titled simply "pandas," because we're going to watch them no matter what activity they are partaking in. In this specific video, infant balls of black and white fur frolic around and take a few shots at using their limbs for standing purposes.
It doesn't go so swimmingly for them, but you'll be squealing the entire time while watching them tumble around a crib.
Pandas for the win!
Video and image courtesy of YouTube, NBCNews
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 02:36 PM PST
Run by a mother-daughter team, Give to Get Jobs is a hub for listings at for-profit companies committed to social responsibility.
Finding a career that gives back can be tough. But if you're someone who wants to combine philanthropy with your everyday work, you know the long hunt is worth it. The trouble is, non-profits rarely expand and few do-good organizations can regularly hire.
We want to help you land that dream job in the social good world, so we rounded up some helpful resources in the gallery above. And we're not just talking about non-profit opportunities. This list includes volunteer gigs, for-profits with a social responsibility angle, and government and public service jobs.
If you're looking to move your career forward in the social good world,…
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 02:22 PM PST
A new music station on digital streaming service Slacker plays only 50 songs -- the ones your Facebook friends cringe at when they see them in their News Feeds.
The audio ad for "The 50 Most Embarrassing Facebook Songs" station says it all:
"All the songs you're ashamed of in one convenient place."
Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks, co-writers of the recently released book I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution, curated the list (see below) and provide funny commentary between each song.
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 02:09 PM PST
The 85th Academy Awards are coming up on Sunday, which means unless you live under a rock, someone has asked your opinion about which pic will take home the Best Picture Oscar.
You don't dare say the last movie you saw was Guilt Trip (starring the illustrious Seth Rogen). But, really, who among us has seen all nine of this year's Best Picture nods?
Most likely you'll catch this year's winner whenever it's available on Netflix, but in the meantime, CollegeHumor has done a great public service by Vining all the nominees, so you can at least pretend to know the movies' plots at that Oscar party your cousin is hosting.
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 01:49 PM PST
The PlayStation 4 unveiling Wednesday night proved to be just as much about the games and publishers already planned for the system as it was the new hardware. Sony took the time to trot out several different companies to showcase what each had been working on in secret for the console.
The PlayStation hardware will be powerful enough to run beautiful games; that was one thing made clear from the presentation. The system's powerful x86 processor and 8 gigs of memory should lead to some splendid graphics and simulation.
Epic Games showed off its Unreal 4 engine for the PlayStation 4. While gamers had seen a tech demo of this engine at last year's E3, it was on PC hardware. Epic says the…
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 01:43 PM PST
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 01:32 PM PST
Sorry dads, this dude has a big lead in the race for World's Coolest Dad. And, sorry kids, this talented little lady has a big head start for the World's Cutest Kid title.
The father-daughter team pay homage to a song made famous by the Muppets with a perfectly executed version of "Mahna Mahna."
Let your ears take a listen and realize that all problems can be solved by a Muppet-y music break.
BONUS: 10 Delightful 'Sesame Street' Openers from Around the Globe [VIDEOS]
Homepage image courtesy of YouTube, Jesse Teeters.
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 01:21 PM PST
The rumors were true. Google's Chromebook is going upscale. The search giant and OS upstart unveiled its first high-resolution touchscreen laptop on Thursday, the Pixel, and turned the Chrome OS and Chromebook from an entry-level platform for cash-starved netizens into a powerful tool for cloud-friendly business people.
It's a big bet and one has to wonder, can the Chrome OS survive at this altitude?
While there were some who speculated that the next big Chrome OS announcement would be Chrome tablets, I knew that would be nothing but trouble for Google's Android partners. It would only further confuse people who wondered why Google continued to work on two distinc…
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