23Oct

Being a thinker means pocketing your smartphone

There are 28 castings of Auguste Rodin’s famous “The Thinker,” a bronze figure originally named “The Poet.” The CNN 10: Thinkers say innovative thought requires quiet time Our gadgets fill time, but they can keep us from reflecting Motorola exec: “The quietest times speak the loudest” Experiment showed happy brains […]

23Oct

Hands-on with the iPad Air, new Mini

The new iPads from Apple don’t hold a lot of surprises, but the regular improvements are solid The renamed iPad Air is thinner, faster and lighter than the previous generation With a new processor and better screen, iPad Mini catches up to the full-size iPad (CNN) — There is nothing […]

22Oct

Apple unveils lighter iPad Air

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller announces the iPad Air at a press event Tuesday in San Francisco. Apple announced a new iPad, named the iPad Air Full-sized model is lighter, thinner; it weighs only 1 pound The new iPad Mini has high-resolution retina display (CNN) — Thinner. Lighter. Faster. That’s […]

21Oct

What to expect from Tuesday's Apple event

.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} ]]> Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPad to the world on January 27, 2010 in San Francisco. It created a new market for portable tablet computers, which have changed the way we consume […]

20Oct

How Google is Changing Long-Tail Search with Efforts Like Hummingbird – Whiteboard Friday

Howdy, Moz fans and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. This week I wanted to talk a little bit about Google Hummingbird slightly, but more broadly how Google has been making many efforts over the years to change how they deal with long-tail search. Now long tail, if you’re […]

20Oct

Why Visitor Analytics Aren’t Enough for Modern Marketers

Posted by randfish For the first two decades of the web, the vast majority of those performing web marketing tasks used visitor analytics tools (from log files and hit counters all the way up to today’s full-featured visitor analytics tools) to do their jobs. We’d look at how many visits […]

18Oct

High-tech Halloween costume tricks

.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/131017174817-1-iwound-horizontal-gallery.jpg" alt="A smartphone or tablet, some seriously spooky animation and a convincing fleshy case make for a realistic fake wound. Mark Rober quit his job at NASA to make these cool digital-effect […]

18Oct

Apparently This Matters: Death watch

.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} ]]> The Tikker watch counts down to your death. Happy days! Here are some other notable countdowns that are far less morbid. On July 8, 2011, Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center, marking the […]

18Oct

Big asteroid buzzes past Earth and will be back

.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 diagram shows the orbit of an asteroid named 2013 TV135 (in blue), which made headlines in September 2013 when it passed closely by Earth. The probability of it striking Earth currently stands […]

17Oct

Is the iPhone 5C a flop?

.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} ]]> The iPhone 5S went on sale September 20 in 11 countries and territories around the world. The gold-colored model, shown here, is already back-ordered online. The latest additions to the iPhone line — […]

16Oct

Why Anonymous wants justice in rape cases

Hacker collective is demanding an investigation into handling of Missouri rape case Group posted statement online Tuesday criticizing law enforcement Anonymous: “If justice system has abandoned (victims), then we will have to stand for them” Expert: If there’s a perceived injustice, the group is more driven to get involved (CNN) […]

15Oct

New iPads expected at event next week

Apple included this image with its invitation to a company press event October 22 in San Francisco. Apple sends out invites for an October 22 press event The company is expected to announce upgraded iPad and iPad Minis There could also be some Mac news, including a release date for […]

15Oct

Voice of Siri: How her life has changed

This new publicity photo, taken by her son, is just one of many changes for Susan Bennett since her sudden Siri fame. On October 4, CNN revealed Susan Bennett as the original U.S. voice of Siri on the iPhone Since then, Bennett has faced a whirlwind of change Media requests, […]

15Oct

Twitter opening up private messages to anyone

Under a change on Twitter, you may be able to send a direct message to someone who doesn’t follow you. Twitter is making direct messages open to people you don’t follow Users will have to opt in to the feature Some see broader communication, while others see spam (CNN) — […]

14Oct

Billionaire uses flip phone

.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} ]]> Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, was spotted recently with an old school flip phone. Cork Gaines, a writer for Business Insider, posted this screen grab on Twitter. Here are some other […]

14Oct

Researchers: We can watch 3-D with only one eye

New research may lead to advances for people who have trouble watching traditional 3-D. New research says viewing images through a small hole can produce a 3-D effect University of St. Andrews team says the tech could change how movies are shown Some people feel nausea and dizziness from 3-D […]

13Oct

5 Dos and Don’ts of International SEO

Hello Moz fans. It’s a pleasure to be here today. I am here to talk a little about international SEO, five dos and don’ts that I see happening all the time. I would like to share them with you as an extension of my MozCon presentation about this topic. The […]

13Oct

5 Dos and Don’ts of International SEO – Whiteboard Friday

Hello Moz fans. It’s a pleasure to be here today. I am here to talk a little about international SEO, five dos and don’ts that I see happening all the time. I would like to share them with you as an extension of my MozCon presentation about this topic. The […]

11Oct

Why your face may appear in Google ads

These examples show how an endorsement might appear in Google Maps, a Google search or Google Shopping. Google will be able to show people’s faces and reviews in ads starting in November “Shared Endorsements” pull from +1s and reviews Google+ users leave for companies Google announced the update to its […]

11Oct

Superheroes galore in 'Scribblenauts Unmasked'

.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} ]]> In “Scribblenauts Unmasked,” the covers of classic comics are reworked as part of the story. Perhaps the most iconic comic ever, “Action Comics No. 1,” is included. It introduced the world to Superman. […]

10Oct

App for home (and pet) surveillance

The simple Dropcam surveillance camera lets people watch their homes, and pets, live from mobile apps. Dropcam is a simple surveillance camera that streams live videos The company released a new camera that has a wider field of view and a better lens The product is a hit with pet […]

10Oct

Make beer as easily as coffee

.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/131008115431-picobrew-zymatic-beer-machine-horizontal-gallery.jpg" alt="The $1,300 PicoBrew Zymatic claims to produce home-brewed craft beer, using just a downloaded recipe and a handful of ingredients. But this Arduino-powered microbrewery isn’t the only alcohol-inspired robot that could […]

10Oct

Lonely, young planet drifting without a star

An artist’s impression of free-floating planet PSO J318.5-22. Astronomers find a young, low-mass planet wandering through space alone “We have never before seen an object free-floating in space that that looks like this,” one says The planet will give an insight into the workings of young gas-giant planets like Jupiter […]

09Oct

Samsung shows curved Galaxy Round

Samsung’s curved Galaxy Round will be released in South Korea. It’s unclear if it will later be available elsewhere. First result of Samsung’s new flexible screen technology is on the new Galaxy Round The phone has 5.7-inch curved display screen The Round is only available in South Korea, at least […]