We discuss John McAfee coming into the U.S., what the world searched for in 2012, Google Maps is now available for iPhone, what the census could look like in 2060, Facebook confirms ads coming to Instagram, The Pope gets a new Popemobile for Christmas, LinkedIn launches an Incubator, Dell quits smartphone business globally by dropping Android, Dropbox acquired Audiogalaxy, Mexican drug smugglers are using T-shirt cannons to shoot drugs across the border, a video that gives a rundown of everything wrong with The Amazing Spiderman movie, how to hack Chipotle, and Gail Simone seemingly forced off BATGIRL.
The ethnic groups who will experience rapid growth are Hispanics and Asians, each of which will more than double between 2012 and 2060.
The Amazing Spider-Man made over $750 million at the box office and earned a 73 percent Fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes, but that doesn’t mean that the movie (or the character of Peter Parker) wasn’t flawed. Fortunately for haters with short attention spans everywhere, there is now a concise video — “Everything Wrong With The Amazing Spider-Man In 2 Minutes Or Less” –that details 53 different Movie Crimes crimes throughout the film, like Peter Parker’s inexplicable use of the phrase “Mother Hubbard” and even more inexplicable use of the search engine Bing.
Create 3D figures on iPad. Then print and fold them from paper.
WHAT DID THE WORLD SEARCH FOR IN 2012?
Starting today, we’re pleased to announce that Google Maps is here—rolling out across the world in the Apple App Store. It’s designed from the ground up to combine the comprehensiveness and accuracy of Google Maps with an interface that makes finding what you’re looking for faster and easier.
Navigate your world with Google Maps, now available for iPhone. Get comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps with built-in Google local search, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Street View and more. Use Google Maps to discover great places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and reviews from people you trust. Sign in to save your favorite places and quickly access all your past searches and directions from your computer, right on your phone.
But yes, overall, it’s that good. I took it for a spin yesterday and was able to figure out its new UI immediately. Basically, the map is the UI. All of the menus are neatly tucked away, pulled up and out with gestures that are masterfully designed for iOS. If Apple had only waited a bit longer, this could have been the experience that shipped with iOS 6. It also includes a brand new SDK so that developers can start integrating it into their apps.
The app has been very well received, receiving a 4.5/5 rating on the App Store from 1,026 ratings. It has ousted Apple’s own ’12 Days of Christmas’ app, as iPhone and iPod touch owners download Google’s new Maps title to complement or even replace Apple’s own.
To go along with its brand-new, built-from-scratch iOS Maps app, Google has released a new SDK that will allow developers to utilize its service within their own apps. The key is that the SDK allows access to a URL scheme that lets you call up the app from anywhere you like within your own.
Pope Benedict XVI has received a new ‘Popemobile’ as an early Christmas gift from Mercedes-Benz.
Oracle says it will acquire DataRaker, a player in the business of big data analytics that specializes in working with data generated by smart meters used by the gas and electrical industries.
LinkedIn has launched [in]cubator, a program that allows any company employee with an idea to organize a team and pitch their project to executive staff once a quarter. Those whose ideas are greenlit by cofounder Reid Hoffman and CEO Jeff Weiner, among others, then get up to three months to spend developing that project.
The Federal Communications Commission late Tuesday said Dish Network Corp., led by satellite-TV pioneer Charlie Ergen, would be able to use a slice of the airwaves designated for satellite-phone transmissions to instead offer much more lucrative cellphone service.
Jeff Clarke, Dell's vice chairman and president, Global Operations and End User Computing Solutions at Dell World (day 1)Dell is definitely pulling the plug on the smartphone business, globally. A tough decision, leaving a market that is expected to reach $150.3 billion in 2014, according to MarketsandMarkets
Dropbox broadly hinted at its future plans yesterday, with the acquisition of Audiogalaxy, a startup allowing users to store their music files and playlists in the cloud then stream them to any device.
Mexican drug smugglers have taken notes from mid-inning baseball entertainment, as they have begun using t-shirt cannons filled with canisters containing marijuana to shoot the drug across the border to the United States.
Anti-virus software founder John McAfee arrived in the U.S. on Wednesday night after being deported from Guatemala, where he had sought to evade police questioning in the killing of a man in neighboring Belize.
Facebook vp/global marketing solutionsCarolyn Everson tells us that yes, "monetization" will be coming to Instagram.
GOG.com, the classic PC game store, is giving away Duke Nukem 3D free for a limited time.
Sure, Chipotle is a big deal in your life. You appreciate what Steve Ells, the Steve Jobs of burrito making, has created. It’s not only a big deal, but a good deal, and you know that. But do you know how to make it the best deal? Here’s how.
It seem those rumors of Simone leaving the title - unbeknownst to the writer herself at the time - turned out to be true. Simone has sent out a couple of Tweets that are sure to leave her legions of fans very disappointed.
PayPal announced today the launch of its first fully-branded cash loading card, called the PayPal My Cash Card, which will allow users to load up their PayPal accounts using cash instead of bank transfers.
By day, he heads up Samsung's technology strategy. By night, he's a closet Apple fanboy. Young Sohn, Samsung's Chief Strategy Officer, admitted to Technology Review in an interview that he can't get enough of Apple's products.
Google yesterday implemented a change in its SafeSearch settings that some users are complaining is filtering out porn.
"Lincoln," "Django Unchained" and "Argo" scored the lion's share of Golden Globe 2013 nominations. "Lincoln" earned seven, including best director, picture and actor Daniel Day-Lewis. "Django Unchained" took home five from the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., including best director, picture and two supporting actor nominations for Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz. "Argo" also received five, including best director, picture and supporting actor for Alan Arkin.