Does Barack Obama's have "very high" "geek quotient" as chief technology officer -- a.k.a official White House geek -- Todd park claimed today in a CNN interview?
Doesn't Ashton Kutcher know what happens to people who complain about how terrible Twitter has gotten since the good old days? They get shamed with the following adage: Twitter is what you make it, bro.
Thanks to venture capitalist Fred Wilson, a backer of hip tech companies like Twitter and Tumblr, there's a new catch phrase to describe Silicon Valley politics: "Obamacare scares me."
Following Ellen Pao's gender discrimination claims against the Venture Capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the company has responded without addressing many of the harassment claims Pao alleges.
Reviewers have gotten their hands on the big talk of the Apple announcement bonanza Monday, the revamped MacBook with Retina Display.
ICANN, the organization that runs the world's domain names, today released a first round list of applications for new domain name extensions, some of which will become a regular part of our Internet lexicon and some of which will fade away into oblivion.
Discovered: Blame La Niña for that warm Spring, kids really do send nudie pics to each other, women doctors make a lot less money than their male counterparts, and no ice at the Northeast Passage this year.
After hearing about the multiple child rapes that happened on Skout, an online people-meeting app that links up with Facebook, we're convinced this so-called kids on the Internet debate needs to come to an end.
Discovered: Humans for certain caused ocean warming, diesel fumes cause cancer, Prometheus style interstellar travel isn't happening anytime soon, personalized e-mails do not work, and scale walls like Spider-Man with this backpack.
Caster Semenya, the South African athlete whose masculine look and testosterone levels caused a stir back in 2009, when she won an 800-meter world championship, has gotten more feminine looking over the last few years—because she has to.
Discovered: A surface that is immune to iciness, the health dangers of nano-particles, quit smoking at any age, and low dopamine means high aggression.
So here we have it, today we get new, skinnier laptops, an updated iOS with a smarter Siri and smarter maps, plus the brand new Mountain Lion operating system.
Following the FBI file that confirmed Steve Jobs was a jerk, drug user and poor student, Wired has gotten its hands on a Department of Defense file which shows Jobs doing a little explaining for his suspect behavior.
Following Google's announcement of its enhanced maps last week, we expect Tim Cook will counter-back during his keynote today at the World Wide Developers Conference.
Of late we've come across a couple of guides for living our lives on Twitter, and, you know what, we're sick of rules.
Discovered: We don't disconnect when we go on vacation anymore, the kids who get the most allergies, why the uterus doesn't reject a fetus, and a very life-like robot fish.
Unless you're of a certain (mostly young, mostly male) demographic, you probably haven't heard that one of the biggest, most anticipated product launches of the year, Nike's Air Yeezy II sneaker.
Though the straight numbers, at least according to this Cult of Mac breakdown, say that the new prepaid iPhone offerings from Cricket Wireless and Sprint Virgin Mobile are the way to go, it got us wondering what kind of hidden costs come with the too-good-to-be-true cheap option.
Stuck in a 40 day quiet period following its IPO, Facebook has to show, rather than tell, that it has a real business model that works.
Silicon Valley may have a glut of bachelors, just as Alex Williams describes in his New York Times article about the successful and single entrepreneurs of the tech world, but from what we know about that part of the world, these men don't sound so appealing.
Discovered: A promising first trial for the Alzheimer's vaccine, the science of cool, gastric bypass really works, and the very first space things.
Today Twitter did something we're not used to from the company, it showed some business savvy, with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announcing the company's mobile strategy is working, and the company is predicted to be bringing in $1 billion in revenue by 2014.
After two big password hacks on two major Internet sites, it looks like the whole password security system has become obsolete.
Now that Facebook and the rest of the social Web has succeeded in making the world more "open and connected" in the words of Social Internet King Mark Zuckerberg, the next phase of Internet will move beyond just connecting us to telling us what to do.
Discovered: Climate change has already changed some biomes, the healthiest amount of booze, kids need to stop stressing, a delicious way to quit smoking, and an insane cool picture of Venus.
While everyone was getting all excited about Google's 3D announcement today, Google revealed an even more useful, if less sexy, feature: an offline mode.
In this whole social media bubble implosion scenario, LinkedIn often gets portrayed as the angelic social media company that actually makes money and has a useful purpose compared to that wanton do-no-good social network Facebook -- until today.
At yesterday's launch event for Airtime, Sean Parker noted the Internet has gotten boring, repeating a variation on the same SoMoLo (Silicon Valley speak for social, mobile, local) theme over and over and over again — and then he launched something that looks like the rest of the Internet.
Until recently, both the National Institute of Health and the Mayo Clinic, two respected and oft-Googled sites listed what science now considers misinformation regarding emergency contraception.
Discovered: Milk's magical diet ingredient, this is your brain right before sex, our planet used to have a giant bug problem and American kids may be fat, but their blood pressure is fine
This afternoon Napster creators Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning launched something that sounds awfully similar to Chatroulette, that randomized video chatting service turned into a hub for exhibitionist men before it was shut down.
After a much blogged about expose revealed the borderline inhumane working conditions at Amazon's American shipping warehouses, the online retailer has made working in its facilities more humane.
Discovered: There is such a thing as too much exercise, a new Prostate cancer drug, American heads are getting bigger and bug bombs don't work on bed bugs
Guys, we don't need special apps for couples. Couples and singletons can coexist on the same social networks as long as we all live by a few ground rules.
Throughout this Facebook IPO fail advertising has gotten a lot of the blame for the social network's lack of stock market success, but today another possible money-making problem has come to our attention: user growth.
Just because the general population cares about the every move of one Silicon Valley tech executive does not mean the geeks to the north are anything like Hollywood types.
Discovered: Our galaxy is on a crash course, get ready for a nasty hurricane season, the poor butterflies, and chocolate is now healthy.
The latest front in the great Google-Apple war is to provide 3D maps on Smartphones, which at first sounds like a chest-thumping battle of techno-corporate pride, but after a bit of investigation might actually benefit people who are stuck with plain old 2D.
These days our "phones" aren't really phones in the dictionary sense ("an instrument for reproducing sounds at a distance") any more. And soon enough, if the CEO of AT&T is correct, they won't even involve namesake capability anymore.
After discovering that it was bath salts that turned 31-year-old Rudy Eugene into the face-eating "Miami Zombie," we did some crowd-sourcing -- ie. asked our colleagues at The Atlantic Wire -- and realized we don't know much about these bath salt things.
Facebook has figured out an ingenious way to capitalize on all that social sharing, finally giving its ad model the edge it needs to impress advertisers and prove the company is worth something.
Discovered: Old people don't smell bad, we don't need more aerosol in the air, fewer food choices aren't always better, and fixing a spinal cord injury.
Things got heated at last night's AllThingsD conference session with Hollywood super agent Ari Emanuel, who in less than one hour embodied the entire beef between Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
Nothing gets a privileged train rider—or really any expectant Internet user—more riled than lack of a connection.
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