We discuss Google Hangout letting you adjust bandwidth using a slider, if there's an iPad Pro in Apple's future, Dad pays 14-year-old $200 to deactivate Facebook account, Superhero noir posters, a Farmville TV show in the works, digging deeper into Mailbox, and the perfect pushups.
Unknown to Wall Street, Einhorn had for months been imploring Apple's chief financial officer, Peter Oppenheimer, to have the company issue dividend-paying preferred shares to reward investors and juice the stock price.
Google wants to make all of its products accessible to everyone, no matter where they’re located or what Internet conditions they’re working with. For those of you who travel or aren’t located in the U.S., you know that Internet connection speeds can be slow in third-world countries. Shoot, even when you’re in a local Starbucks, things can be slow.
By early last year, Apple’s cash balance had built to a point beyond what we needed to run our business and maintain flexibility to take advantage of strategic opportunities, so we announced a plan to return $45 billion to shareholders over three years. As of next week we will have executed $10 billion of that plan.
Happier Launches To Help You Share Your Daily Happy Moments
Why Amazon's virtual coins raise my hackles
Is there an iPad Pro in Apple's future?
Video game composer Austin Wintory taking ‘Journey’ to the Grammys
Microsoft launches 'Don't get Scroogled' campaign against Google
Dad pays 14-year-old daughter $200 to quit Facebook
Silicon Valley’s Favorite Stories
Tip of the Week: A Quick Trip Through the iTunes Libraries
Um, What's This Weird Hunk of Metal We Just Found on Mars?
Superhero Noir Posters.
Yesterday, we updated our Android, iOS and mobile web apps to make it easier for you to find relevant content when you’re on the go. We also started to roll out an additional update on our mobile apps as well as on twitter.com: you'll now be able to find older Tweets using search.
Microsoft has been pummeled by critics this week over supposedly inadequate storage space in its new Surface Pro. But those criticisms are horribly flawed. Big surprise: when you do the disk space math, Surface Pro and MacBook Air are practically twins.
Brett Ratner, best known for directing Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in the Rush Hour series, is preparing to bring Zynga's FarmVille to your TV.
The Verge’s review of Mailbox completely ignores the fact that it’s a Gmail client, and happily talks about it as a generic “mail client”
EyeSight's gesture technology turns your finger into a TV remote
Funny thing is, amongst many modern fitness enthusiasts, the push-up is often overlooked due to its simplicity. A lot of people are under the misconception that something so basic couldn’t possibly be the best overall upper-body exercise out there. Even members of the primal community who know better than to buy into mainstream hype are often skeptical of my claim that the humble push-up is nature’s perfect exercise.
Adobe Systems has released a patch for two Flash player vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited online to surreptitiously install malware, one in attacks that target users of Apple's Macintosh platform.
AOL (owner of TechCrunch) has just reported earnings for Q4 2012: revenues came in at $599.5 million on earnings of 41 cents per share. That matches analysts expectations on EPS but beats on revenues of $573.1 million. The figures show that after years of decline, the company continues to get back on track with revenue growth.
A Facebook spokesperson told AllThingsD the following: “For a short period of time, there was a bug that redirected people logging in with Facebook from third-party sites to Facebook.com. The issue was quickly resolved, and Login with Facebook is now working as usual.”
The burpee is the ultimate full body exercise. There’s a reason why football teams, CrossFit practitioners, and elite military forces use the burpee in their workouts. Just one simple movement tests both your strength and aerobic capacities.
Beware of the IKEA Effect, a.k.a. Being Biased Towards Your Own Ideas