Social Media

Google launches photo, badge updates to celebrate Google+ 2nd birthday

Ideal for anyone that uploads tons of pictures to Google+, Google launched a handful of updates to Google+ Photos in addition to new buttons for page, community and profile owners.

Terms & Conditions: Wikipedia is open, but your user data isn’t

Wikipedia is all about openness. But as you might expect from a website mostly controlled by the community, its Terms of Use and Privacy Policy keep users' identities a secret. For Web users, that's about as good as it gets these days.
Social Media

WTF, Internet? It’s not OK to turn a murder into a meme

WTF, Internet? This week's Web indiscretion comes courtesy of Aaron Hernandez - actually, it comes courtesy of all the horrible, horrible people out there who thought Hernandezing was a think that should happen. You know who you are.

Robot apes, the most badass biker ever, and more in this week’s Staff Picks

You want to know all the best from around the Web in the past week, but you don’t want to have to look for it, right? Never fear. We’ve trolled the matrix to find the coolest, weirdest, and most interesting tidbits of the past seven…
Social Media

Miss Netiquette’s guide to recovering from social media party fouls

Social media can be a tricky thing to navigate and no one has written the rules on codes of conduct. We're here to help you with best practices for sites Web-wide, and the includes the dos and don'ts of recovering from your drunken Internet…

MyIDkey fingerprint-protected, voice-searchable USB drive available for pre-order

The Kickstarter-funded myIDkey is now accepting orders from consumers. For $170, you get 16GB of AES256 level of encryption on your files and personal data, which requires your fingerprint for access.
Home Theater

Cox testing $35-a-month TV, cloud DVR package aimed at cord cutters

Looking for a way to win back consumers that are ditching traditional television service for streaming video, Cox's FlareWatch Internet TV package is packed with channels and easy on the wallet.

Yahoo News gets redesigned into a personalized news reader – will it make you care?

Yahoo News gets more than a face lift. CEO Marissa Mayer has transformed Yahoo News' humble news content platform into a personalized reader.
Social Media

Yelp sues business selling fake reviews

Yelp is sick and tired of sites like BuyYelpReview that offer to write fake testimonials to increase a business's popularity on the recommendations platform.
Cool Tech

Can robot soccer players generate interest in the sport for Americans?

If anything will help make soccer happen in the United States, then surely it's the RoboCup soccer tournament currently underway in the Netherlands, in which multiple teams of robots compete for the right to one day overthrow humanity. Kind…
Social Media

Facebook is testing a chat room feature, so it must be 2001

Facebook is reportedly building a chat room function to further entrench the social media site into our digital lives.

Google asks groups to capture Street View imagery, launches Trekker camera loan program

Web giant Google is calling on tourism boards, government agencies, universities and others to help it gather imagery for its Street View service, with the company offering the use of its wearable Trekker cameras to those who get involved.