Become a business mogul in Jay-z's new Facebook app, Empire
Do you think you have what it takes to go from a bonafied hustler, to an entrepreneur to a business mogul? That is what Jay-z did, and he wants you to do the same thing in his new Facebook app game called Empire.
If you're not sure where to go next, go right
This video called Go Right has a double meaning to it; certainly more meaning than what’s on the surface of video game characters always going ‘right’ during game play. It’s a nice catch from Buzzfeed. And with the music by Michael Nyman, and the great game compilation, it’s a winner in my book. Enjoy.
10 Apple wallpapers for your computer
Looking for some cool Apple wallpapers for your desktop or laptop? Look no further, here are ten that you are sure to love. If you are looking for Apple iPhone wallpapers specifically, check here instead. If you have any other good Apple computer wallpapers, please post a link in the comments!
10 really cool Lego builds
Lego builds can be fun, but for some, they take it to another level beyond what many of us can dream up. Some of these are mind boggling, for example the Super NES replica, pictured inset which holds an actual SNES cartridge, or this Porshe 918 Spyder replica pictured below.
Oh look, the House passed CISPA under the cover of the night
Last night after hours the House decided to vote on CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act which has been widely criticized for privacy rights violations because the government and private companies can monitor your private information (emails for example) and pass that information to government agencies completely bypassing Internet privacy laws with little to no probable cause needed.
Don't hate the playa, hate the game iPhone case
Attention single guys, and single ladies for that matter - don’t ever get stuck in a sticky situation without a condom (oh yeah, pun fully intended there). With the Playa iPhone case, you can discreetly carry around a condom inside of the case without anyone ever being the wiser.
TLC is going on tour, with Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes as a hologram
The trio that made up the hit group of the 1990’s TLC ended after the untimely death of one of the group members, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, who passed away in a car accident in 2002. However, since through new technology, the group may be making a come back and going on tour.
Penvue is an innovative electronic pen that can replace whiteboards
Whiteboards are an easy way to write on a flat surface, and be able to then erase and write over the surface quickly and easily. However, they are not mobile, and over time it can cost money to purchase additional whiteboards and whiteboard markers. The emphasis really being though, whiteboards are not made to move around and typically are stationary, so in a school setting you may have one whiteboard in every classroom.
Anonymous is building Anontune, a social music discovery platform
Anonymous, the hacker group that you probably have heard of by now is doing something different to cause a disruption. Anon is trying to disrupt the music business, in a similar fashion as Napster or Limewire did as it’s predecessors, however not exactly in the same way making sure not to break any copyright sharing laws, which they need to be very careful of. Anon is building what they call Anontune, which will be a social music aggregation and discovery service.
Visualizing the New York Times
If you are a reader of the NY Times, or maybe just ever thought how they come up with their articles which often times contain interactive graphics and story telling illustrations, you will want to see this video. In the video, it covers how information comes into play when reporting, through diagrams, charts and different kinds of media.
Yes, there is an Internet Hall of Fame, and inductees have been announced
Prior to this week, there has never been an official Internet Hall of Fame. Sure there have been folks out there that have been publicly acknowledged as Internet pioneers and innovators that have brought us to where we are today, but nothing official has ever come along until now.
Congress wants all cars to have event data recording devices
I asked on a recent post of mine, after learning about CISPA, which followed ACTA and SOPA, what could be nexta? In a joking manner, I really didn’t think, at least I didn’t hope there would be something I would be writing about days later that could be answering that question. The answer may end up being MAP-21.
N. Korea's website was built with $15 and an American design template
The United States and North Korean relationship has been tumultuous, with a recent and big flare up when North Korea decided to launch a ‘satellite’ into space. The U.S. firmly suspected that N. Korea was launching a missile into space, which could be positioned to hit many countries including the U.S., saying the launch was a direct threat to the U.S. North Korea, not really giving an eff, launched anyways, and failed miserably.
His name is Jesper, and he may be the most downloaded man on the Internet
If you ever do an image search on the web, chances are great that whatever you are looking for, there is a Stock Photo available for it, and just the one you want is that Stock Photo too. Stock Photo is a company that sells photo/videos for use on the web, which can be a lot cheaper than getting your own photographer to do a photo shoot with a model. Suffice it to say, Stock Photos are popular.
Hide your kids, hide your wife - it's Internet meme movie posters
Posters are always a fun canvas to illustrate on, with Internet memes not being off limits. Propaganda posters have been a hit, so why not some cute cat posters or Antoine Dodson in the form of movie posters? This is exactly what Meme Movie Posters is doing, who have created a whole slew of movie posters recreating all your favorite memes.
Google will use generic top-level domains, which go live next year
Everyone knows what a TLD is, but may not realize it as it’s not a commonly used term. TLD or Top-Level Domain are the last letters in domain names, such as the most common being .com, .net, .biz, and .org. There currently are 22 TLD’s. ICANN who creates the TLD’s has been accepting applications for a new type of TLD called Generic TLD, or gTLD, and Google along with other big name companies plan on using the gTLD’s which will go live as early as next year.
Internet Social Networking Risks: A PSA from the FBI
Social Networking is hot stuff these days, so you know, and the FBI finally felt after several years to publish their own social networking brochure which gives you tips and advice on how to stay a step ahead of nefarious individuals trying to p4wn you on the Interwebs. But in all seriousness, it does have some good info if you aren’t hip to some common web terms such as ‘click-jacking’, ‘doxing’ or ‘pharming’.