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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Are Books Doomed? The Rise of E-Reading [INFOGRAPHIC]
7:26:35 AM
The tactile pleasure of worn pages between your fingers is hard to replace. But when it comes to encouraging people to embrace the written word, e-readers trump their physical counterparts. According to the infographic below, people who own...

Facebooker LOLs About Car Crash -- And Gets Jailed
5:39:31 AM
A Kentucky teen's refusal to delete her Facebook account now has her eating her own words -- or, rather, her own letters. Paula Asher, 18, was jailed for two days last week after she posted an update on Facebook about hitting another vehicle...

Sony Unveils Thinner PlayStation 3
3:20:16 AM
Sony announced a slimmer version of its gaming console, the PlayStation 3, at the Tokyo Game Show Wednesday. Due to be launched this fall, the new PlayStation will keep the same name as its two predecessors, but will be 20% smaller and 25%...

iPhone 5's Lightning Connector Means Headaches for Businesses
1:04:17 AM
While Apple fanboys and girls anxiously await the latest iPhone, some businesses aren't so excited. Unlike its predecessors, the iPhone 5 will come with the "Lightning," an eight-pin, all-digital connector. The Lightning is reversible, and...

Twitter CEO: Apple is our Mentor, Facebook our Opposite
12:24:08 AM
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, fresh from a day of smartphone Twitter app releases, said Tuesday night that his company saw Apple as a "mentor" to Twitter. "Apple is in many ways a mentor company for us," Costolo told PBS interviewer Charlie Rose. He...

Twitter CEO: Apple is our Mentor, Facebook our Opponent
12:24:07 AM
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, fresh from a day of smartphone Twitter app releases, said Tuesday night that his company saw Apple as a "mentor" to Twitter. "Apple is in many ways a mentor company for us," Costolo told PBS interviewer Charlie Rose. He...

Digital Storage Has Come a Long Way [PIC]
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 11:44 PM
Do you get frustrated when your flash drive is out of storage space? It's all a matter of perspective. Take a deep breath, look at this photo, and remind yourself: at least it's not 1990. Imagine what this photo would look like if they tried to...

Hey, Sexy Sailors: Navy Officer Cadets Do 'Gangnam Style' [VIDEO]
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 10:40 PM
So you thought "Gangnam Style" was over when K-pop star PSY popped up to perform it on the Today Show? Perhaps you felt it was played out once the song passed 100 million YouTube views, inspired a SNL spoof, or after it got mashed up with "Call...

iPhone 5 Review Roundup: Apple's New Baby Makes a Big First Impression
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 9:33 PM
The iPhone 5 is set to hit store shelves on Sept. 21. A few lucky reviewers, however, have already gotten the chance to spend a few days with the device and craft their reviews of the latest-generation of the iconic smartphone. So what are they...

New Twitter: How to Unite Your Avatar and Header Image [VIDEO]
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 9:11 PM
Now that you can upload a fancy-shmancy image to the top of your Twitter profile, we've already seen some impressive uses. Some of them employ a fluid design -- the avatar is actually part of the header image. If you're looking to achieve the...

R.I.P. 'Call Me Maybe'
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:57 PM
Don't "Call Me Maybe" ever again, Internet, but let's get ready to "Kiss." Believe it or not, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" has been around for almost a year, and with the launch of her Kiss album Tuesday, it's time we say goodbye to the...

Twitter's New Profile Pages Look Horrible on Android Tablets [REVIEW]
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:24 PM
Android is a phenomenal platform in many ways. It's powerful, it's easy to make hardware and develop for, and it's everywhere. It's also super-easy to push out new editions of your app, just as Twitter did this morning with Version 3.4. But it's...

Hidden Cam Clip Has More Views Than Official Romney Videos on YouTube
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 4:02 PM
Less than 24 hours after it was posted, a video of Mitt Romney talking off the cuff to donors about Obama voters -- the "47%" who will "never take responsibility" -- has already overtaken every other YouTube video to feature Romney in a serious...

10 Twitter Header Images Done Right
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 4:00 PM
Since Twitter CEO Dick Costolo revealed the site's design updates Tuesday morning on The TODAY Show, users have been testing out the new header image feature -- with varying degrees of success. SEE ALSO: Everything You Need to Know About the New...

Everything You Need to Know About the New Twitter
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 2:23 PM
Twitter rolled out on Tuesday a series of design updates aimed to add more personality to member pages. Photos have been brought to the forefront and room has been made for Facebook Timeline-like cover images. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo first...

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