27Jul

5 Steps for Creating Superhero Slides

Posted by Aleyda Solis Two weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to speak at MozCon, where I presented about how to develop an ROI positive International SEO process. A Q&A session followed my presentation, and to my surprise, the first question I was asked was something along the lines […]

26Jul

Gamers honor young colleague's memory

“Sarah’s Jenner” was designed with her parents’ help and includes images of a pony, teddy bear and peace symbol. Sarah Parries, 5, was avid “MechWarrior Online” player before her death in May The game’s developer created a “Mech” designed and named in her honor Proceeds from its sale go to […]

26Jul

Has technology ruined handwriting?

Blame keyboards? A 2012 study found that 33% of people had difficulty reading their own handwriting. One-third of participants in a study had trouble reading their own handwriting Core education standards in U.S. schools no longer include handwriting requirements Communicating via technology requires using different English from handwriting National Handwriting […]

25Jul

Chromecast: Google's TV game-changer?

Google’s $35 Web-streaming Chromecast is being offered with three months of Netflix, worth $24, for free. Google’s Chromecast could be a TV game changer, analysts say The Web streaming device costs $35 and plugs into TVs Its simplicity is the key, some say How Chromecast will affect the TV battle […]

24Jul

U.S. slips to 9th in Internet speed

Internet connection speeds in the United States rank behind those in countries like Latvia, Netherlands and Czech Republic. Report says United States has 9th-fastest Internet speed in the world That’s down from 8th last year, as the U.S. is leapfrogged by Sweden Geography, population, industry are factors South Korea has […]

24Jul

Google unveils $35 video-to-TV device

Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management at Google, holds up a new Google Chromecast SDK. Google introduces Chromecast, a USB stick that pushes Web video to your TV Chromecast costs $35 and is available immediately Google also unveiled an upgraded Nexus 7 tablet with a higher-res screen and 4G […]

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) […]