This week, Even more leaked NSA intel from Edward Snowden, Zynga serves two masters, Encryption foils wiretaps for the first time ever, Samsung buys Boxee, a body heat-powered flashlight, and you could be chosen to explore Mars–the catch… it’s a one-way trip. All this and more…
This week, more news in the Edward Snowden/NSA eavesdropping case, Instagram adds 15-second video, the FAA eases rules on gadgets during travel, Barnes & Noble ends the Nook device, is Pandora ripping Pink Floyd (and others) off?…and much more.
Latency – it’s the thorn in the side of webmasters, often driving away precious visitors and sometimes harming a website’s rankings within search engines. In today’s online environment, it’s hard to get people to your website. The last thing you want to do is watch them leave because it takes three seconds or longer to load your page. Three seconds is an eternity to people searching the Internet. Here’s how to tackle latency for good. Continue reading →
This week, the White House on cellphone unlocking, Samsung’s new phone watches you, YouTube takes on streaming music, Microsoft gets fined €561 million, ISP’s Six Strikes plan is in effect, the Skywalkers (& Solo) come back for Star Wars VII; and I, for one, welcome our new cinder block-hurling overlords.
This week, it’s now illegal to unlock your phone, Twitter launches Vine, a short-form video service, Microsoft Office & YouTube go to paid subscriptions, Ashton Kutcher & JJ Abrams shake up the geek universe, and are the new Blackberry OS & devices Blackberry’s last gasp, or is it already too late?
Blackberry (the company formerly named RIM) demoed the BlackBerry 10 at the CES 2013 to get the critics roused and the fans excited. Of the six devices they are to launch this year, two of them were unveiled exclusively. Despite the fact that the OS has been delayed and is already under a lot of fire for not being able to pull its own around smartphone heavyweights such as Android and iOS lately, the folks over at Blackberry seem to be packing on the confidence. Continue reading →
This week, Devindra and Andy are joined by former regular co-host (and current TechMeme editor) Lidija Davis as we discuss Groupon’s IPO launch, Google claims Apple’s Siri is a ‘competitive threat’, Disney & YouTube team up, Barnes & Noble’s new Nook Tablet, Steve Jobs’ lost interview, Google + opens up for businesses, Consumer Reports recommends the iPhone 4S, Adobe ceases mobile Flash development, and we look at the Verge.