24Jul

The 10 most controversial Wikipedia pages

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Oxford University researchers took a look at Wikipedia’s most controversial pages, studying which ones saw the most instances where an editor changed something, then someone changed it back to its previous form. Here […]

23Jul

Should Facebook offer ad-free version?

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has some ideas for improving Facebook. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone suggests Facebook launch a paid version without ads He thinks people would pay $10 a month for the service Stone also said he found Facebook’s settings to be too complicated (CNN) — Twitter co-founder Biz Stone […]

23Jul

World chuckles about #RoyalBaby

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart St. Mary’s Hospital with their newborn son on Tuesday, July 23, in London. The boy was born at 4:24 p.m. Monday, weighing […]

23Jul

Google handles 25% of North America's Web traffic

A central cooling plant at Google’s data center in Douglas County, Georgia, features the company’s iconic muli-colored design. Google accounts for 25% of all Internet traffic in North America, according to a new report That’s more than Facebook, Netflix and Twitter combined Analytics say that’s a big jump from 6% […]

22Jul

UK wants to restrict access to online porn

British Prime Minister David Cameron, in restricting access to porn, says, “I will do whatever it takes to keep our children safe.” British Prime Minister David Cameron is cracking down on Internet porn Cameron wants the UK’s Internet service providers to filter out porn by default To access pornography on […]

19Jul

Author: Think twice about 'the Internet'

Evgeny Morozov, author of “To Save Everything, Click Here,” warns against the idea that technology will solve all our issues. Author Evgeny Morozov questions technological “solutionism” Morozov: Internet tools are valuable, but we shouldn’t see a digital fix to every problem There are lots of “political and moral implications” to […]

18Jul

Here comes the Moto X phone

A leaked video from Rogers, the Canadian telecommunications company, shows what the Moto X phone may look like. A recently leaked video shows some of the Moto X’s big features The phone appears to have hands-free, voice-activated search and smart push-notifications This is the first smartphone created entirely with Motorola’s […]

18Jul

OK, everybody, wave at Saturn!

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has taken pictures of Saturn and Earth before. In this 2006 image, Earth is a tiny dot on the left, just to the inside of the second outer ring. Saturn’s […]

18Jul

Elon Musk's dream: NY to LA in 45 minutes

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> A video by a Colorado firm demonstrates a futuristic transportation system that would whisk passengers through vacuum tubes at speeds of up to 4,000 miles an hour. Entrepreneur Elon Musk, a pioneer in […]

18Jul

'Smart' streetlamps light up when you're near

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Did you know that each year streetlights in Europe generate as much greenhouse gas as 20 million cars and cost the public over €10 billion? Dutch designer Chintan Shah did and while on […]

17Jul

Lawsuit by 19 groups seeks to halt NSA snooping

Protesters rally outside the U.S. Capitol on June 13 against the NSA’s recently detailed surveillance programs. A broad coalition of groups has filed a lawsuit against the National Security Agency Suit asks a federal judge to halt NSA’s “unconstitutional program of dragnet electronic surveillance” Plaintiffs include church groups, gun owners, […]

16Jul

How much better can smartphone cameras get?

Nokia’s Lumia 1020 phone has a 41-megapixel camera — the latest sign that phone cameras are catching up to professional ones. Nokia’s new Lumia 1020 smartphone will feature a 41-megapixel camera Smartphones have advantage over cameras because they allow instant sharing The next wave of phone cameras may display information […]

16Jul

Oops! 10 more misquoted songs

Singer Eddie Money. If only he had really sung, “I’ve got two chickens to sterilize.” CNN commenters offer more well-known songs with misunderstood lyrics Suggestions were made in response to a story last week on Spotify’s song list No, the Beatles never sang “Lucy in disguise with diamonds” (CNN) — […]

15Jul

Can you be really electrocuted by your phone?

A woman in China was reportedly electrocuted last week after answering a call on her iPhone while it was charging. Incident in China raises concerns about smartphones and safety Reports: Woman died of electric shock last week after answering call on her iPhone The death of Ma Ailun, 23, was […]

15Jul

Apple hires fresh talent for 'iWatch'

The company has begun hiring “aggressively” for the new “iWatch” project in recent weeks, say people familiar with Apple’s plans for the wearable device. Apple has begun hiring ‘aggressively’ for ‘iWatch’ wearable computer project Questions raised about Apple’s ability to create or redefine new product categories CEO Cook: “amazing” new […]

15Jul

Twitter erupts after Zimmerman verdict

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> <img src="http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/130715062442-01-zimmerman-0715-horizontal-gallery.jpg" alt="A man argues with a police officer as supporters of Trayvon Martin march while blocking traffic in Union Square in New York on Sunday, July 14. A jury acquitted George Zimmerman […]

12Jul

Spotify's 10 most misquoted songs

Excuse him while he does what? Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” is among Spotify’s songs most often misquoted. Spotify polled listeners for the songs whose lyrics they most often hear incorrectly “Blinded By the Light” topped list with its mistaken line, “wrapped up like a douche” Jimi Hendrix, the Clash and […]

12Jul

The sportswriter who made Twitter cry

This pic of brothers Greg Day, from left, Anthony Day and Steven Bennett inspired Richard Deitsch to ask Twitter users for their best photo moments. Sportswriter asks for photos that capture life’s best moments Hundreds of images have been shared so far Births, proposals, reunions among the moments shared (CNN) […]

12Jul

Teen jailed for Facebook 'joke' is released

Texas teen facing a terrorism charge over an alleged threat on Facebook is free on bail Justin Carter, 19, spent five months in prison for what he says was a sarcastic comment He was freed after an anonymous donor posted a $500,000 bond “I just think it got taken out […]

11Jul

How to make killer Vine and Instagram videos

Some see social videos on Instagram and Vine as a new form of communication To create quality videos, start by keeping the camera steady and picking an engaging subject Stop-motion videos and how-tos are examples of interesting short content This week Instagram added the ability to embed photos and videos […]

10Jul

Five apps that drove App Store's success

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> When Apple opened its online App Store five years ago, the iPhone got a lot more useful, mobile apps suddenly went mainstream and “there’s an app for that” became a cliché. Here are […]

10Jul

2013 Search Engine Ranking Factors

Posted by Matt Peters Yesterday at MozCon, I presented the results from Moz’s Ranking Factors 2013 study. In this post I will highlight the key takeaways, and we will follow it up with a full report and data set sometime later this summer. Overview Every two years, Moz runs a […]

10Jul

#MozCon Speaker Interview: Carrie Gouldin

Posted by Lindsay As Web Community Manager @ThinkGeek, Carrie Gouldin built the companyâ??s social media presence from the ground up and now engages hundreds of thousands of followers through multiple social platforms. Weâ??re excited that she is bringing her valuable insights about social media to MozCon! In her talk, â??Using […]

10Jul

SEO Ranking Factor #1 is Satisfaction

Posted by Cyrus Shepard You know the numbers â?? Google uses over 200 ranking signals, updates its algorithm over 500 times a year, and employs thousands of engineers. We often get so caught up in the minutiae of the algorithm that we forget all this effort serves a single purpose: […]