Social Networking, Internet Lifestyle And Security News

Passionate about net neutrality? Facebook privacy issues freaking you out? Want to know more about the latest security breach? Here we'll cover the headlines that matter in our ever evolving digitally-connected lives and lifestyles around the world.

Social networking is here to stay, and so is Twitter for that matter. In fact, you'll be seeing even more of the microblogging service as it continues to strike deals, like the one it inked with Microsoft to have Bing display the latest tweets on your searches."Have you ever searched for information on something that is happening right now,... Read more...
Microsoft took the wraps off of two new mobile phones designed for social network users. Known as the KIN One and KIN Two, the new phones are the result of a partnership with Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, and Sharp. “Working closely with our partners, we saw an opportunity to design a mobile experience just for this social generation — a phone... Read more...
According to a recent survey from Arbitron and Edison Research, nearly half of Americans age 12 and older have a profile on one or more social networking Web sites. The study also revealed that the use of social networking sites is not limited to youth: Approximately 78% of teens and 77% of 18 to 24-year-olds have personal profile pages. Nearly... Read more...
How often do you feel compelled to log into Facebook or Twitter and see what your friends are up to? An even bigger question is, would you ever shove your partner away during an intimate moment to see what's happening in your online world? If so, you're not only addicted to social networking, your priorities are also way out of whack.According... Read more...
According to price comparison service Confused.com, people who use social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook might have to pay a higher home insurance premium someday. Social networking services could alert criminals when users are not at home. Some social networking services even show the specific location of an individual. Darren... Read more...
When you think iPhone GPS, you probably think TomTom. That's likely because Apple themselves endorsed TomTom's app and cradle, but that one isn't widely viewed as the most superior option. Navigon is a lesser known navigation company, but the outfit's MobileNavigator app is easily one of the nicer choices when looking... Read more...
Google has been an innovator for years now. They fundamentally changed the way we searched for items on the Internet, and for many, they have changed how one perceives email. Gmail and Google (search engine) are both best-in-class tools, and the Android operating system is seriously challenging iPhone OS and webOS... Read more...
Kodak announced a few new cameras at CES that are designed to provide easy sorting and uploading to popular sites such as Facebook, Flickr, Kodak Gallery, and YouTube. The most noteworthy camera among the new offerings is the Slice, which is half camera, half photo album. This 14 megapixel camera features a 3.5-inch touchscreen for image playback.... Read more...
Craig "Lazie" Lynch, 28, escaped from the minimum-security Hollesley Bay Prison near the village of Woodbridge in southern England three months ago. Since then, he's been mocking police via Facebook, and he's also managed to gain a huge number of Facebook "fans." His Facebook photo isn't exactly family-friendly, so if you visit his page, be... Read more...
Uh, this is weird. If you're a judge and/or lawyer in Florida, you should probably go through and clean house on your Facebook account. If you're a judge, you're now disallowed from "friending" lawyers for fear of having some sort of bias when or if that lawyer steps into your courtroom. No, we aren't kidding.The... Read more...
Peek-a-boo! There's a decent chance that many, many more people will be "seeing you" if you aren't careful with your Facebook privacy settings, which were just recently overhauled by the powers that be. But many folks aren't exactly happy with the changes. When you think "privacy overhaul," you generally assume that... Read more...
Shutterfly announced a new service called Wink that combines real-time sharing with photo printing. Designed for the social networking generation, Wink lets you create and share printed photostrips (2x6-inch prints) using photos from your iPhone and social network sites such as Flickr and Facebook. As part of the... Read more...
Preacher: "It's official on Facebook, it's official in my book!"We kid you not, that's the quote from a pastor who officiated a recent wedding between two obvious tech nerds. Dana Hanna, a recently married dude from Maryland, actually paused his own wedding after the pastor announced that he and his wife were now... Read more...
It's not unusual these days to see products come and go without making too much fuss in the market place. The consumer electronics realm is a tough one to make waves in, and somehow Roku has managed to captivate the industry at large and build up a respectable user base. Shortly after unveiling the Roku HD-XR, the company is now flipping the... Read more...
The console wars just get hotter and hotter. Sony introduced its PS3 Slim and dropped the entry price, while Nintendo cut its already-popular Wii to $199, so now it's time for Microsoft to throw yet its own wrench into the mix. Starting next week, all Xbox LIVE Gold members will get access to a whole heap of new features--features that'll... Read more...
Look, we love Twitter as much as the next guy. So much so, in fact, that we have our own dedicated Twitter feed! But shameless plugs aside, even we can't quite wrap our noodle around Peek's latest handheld.Peek, a company known for producing e-mail only handhelds that allow non-tech savvy individuals to stay connected... Read more...
On Sunday, the Telegraph posted a story that stated that Twitter was about to introduce video tweeting. However, it looks like this can be filed under unfounded rumor, as noted by a quote from Twitter founder Biz Stone. In fact, the Telegraph story is pretty sparse, mostly being about Twitter in general and some high-profile celebrities who... Read more...
The Secret Service is investigating a Facebook poll which had been posted Saturday and was taken down Monday morning after the Secret Service alerted Facebook. The poll asked "Should Obama be killed?" The responses included: yesmaybeif he cuts my health carenoYou can see an image of the now-deleted poll above. It shows that at least at one... Read more...
Gaydar is a term frequently used in sitcoms (and perhaps among male friends) to denote the ability to pick out homosexuals at a glance. Silly as that may be, two MIT students, while working on a term project for an ethics and law project, appear to have stumbled onto a working form, by leveraging data gleaned from social networking sites.... Read more...
Remember the days when MySpace was THE social networking site of choice, and Facebook trailed badly? Those days are long gone, and in fact, Facebook announced on Tuesday that they have topped 300 million users. The announcement, much like what Apple has shown with similar stats for the App Store, shows that growth for... Read more...
Here's a little known fact: Twitter and Facebook are erupting in popularity. Both social networks have taken the underground and mainstream worlds by storm, and everyone from your next door neighbor to your favorite celebrity is likely within reach. This new world of information can be extremely beneficial; having real-time updates to breaking... Read more...
Next time your college professor glances at his phone or stops to type something on his laptop, check your Twitter stream.A survey of about 1,958 higher education professionals - professors, instructors, deans and others - across the nation found that nearly a third are using Twitter in some way, shape or form. Even so, more than half said... Read more...
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