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February 4, 2004 – Facebook was launched


On February 4, 2004, a Harvard sophomore named Mark Zuckerberg launches The Facebook, a social media website he had built in order to connect Harvard students with one another. By the next day, over a thousand people had registered, and that was only the beginning. Now known simply as Facebook, the site quickly ballooned into one of … Continue reading

42 year-old man still living with his mum will spend today courageously berating people online


Using the avatar HardntheF-up23, 42 year-old unemployed man Peter Broomfield will log on to his computer this morning. He will then bravely tell people he doesn’t know why their lives are not worth living. Mr Broomfield – who may not find the motivation to change out of his pyjamas – will scour a range of … Continue reading

May 30 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Apple CEO wants to make less products in China Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ May 30, 2012 ⋅ 4 Comments Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook said he would like to see more of the company’s products assembled at home than in China and contain more U.S. components such as semiconductors. Apple has been criticised … Continue reading

New Format For Google India Media Ads


Google India on Tuesday unveiled a new format for media advertisements (ads) to target, pay for and experience video ads on its web search engine. “The new ads format is designed to ensure users find the information they are looking for and enable advertisers to reach potential customers with the right information,” Google India sales … Continue reading

Photographer’s Choice 3 – IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T60 (2009)


ThinkPad T60 delivers a sturdy design, a complete range of network connectivity, top-shelf performance, long battery life, and just enough ports for the typical business user. The first new iteration of the ThinkPad T series since Lenovo bought the ThinkPad business from IBM, the ThinkPad T60 retains its trademark design but adds in the latest … Continue reading

Photographers Choice 2 – Dell Inspiron Mini 9 (2009)


The Inspiron Mini 9 netbook is an ultra small and mobile companion weighing in at a mere 1.035 kg and only 1.07 inch thin that is sure to keep up with your on-the-go lifestyle. It is the ideal size to easily carry to photo shoots and locations, without the trouble of dragging around a full … Continue reading

Photographer’s Choice 1 – Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch (2009)


The first in a series of four, on the four laptops of choice from a photographers point of view. Released in the fourth quarter of 2008, this computer’s display incorporates an all-glass front designed to minimize flex in the lid. And that it does, as the lid is both impressively thin and impressively rigid. The … Continue reading

The Beatles: Rock Band Game (2009)


Apple Corps., MTV Games, and Harmonix have announced that The Beatles: Rock Band will be released simultaneously around the world on September 9th 2009 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii, with new Beatles themed Rock Band peripherals being released on the same day. The three pronged publishing and development team behind the game … Continue reading

Casio PRX-2000T Watch


Casio Japan announced the PRX-2000T, the newest addition to it series of Protrek watches, which are geared towards sports and trekking enthusiasts. The new model is just 11.3mm thick and features a titanium with carbide coating band and bezel (weight: 105g). It comes with a triple sensor to measure temperature, altitude, direction and atmospheric pressure … Continue reading

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 4 (2009)


Atari Europe has today confirmed that the next instalment in the Ultimate Ninja franchise, following the adventures of young ninja Naruto, will be arriving across May on PlayStation 2. Set over two years after Naruto leaves the seclusion of the Hidden Leaf Village,  Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 4 follows the storyline of his return to … Continue reading

Sony Patents Touchscreen Printer (2009)


Microsoft’s high-tech Surface table has a nifty feature that lets it communicate with electronic devices wirelessly and exchange data with them. For example, if you place a digital camera on top of the Microsoft Surface, the surface can automagically suck out all of the photos in the digital camera and display them on the table … Continue reading

USB Construction Site Novelty


Wiz, the Japanese toy maker behind great stuff like the Flying Ultraman and the consolation money pocket calculator, today unveiled their newest stroke of genius, a mini USB construction site. As most USB gadgets, it doesn’t serve any real purpose (except for those Thanko makes, of course) but it looks kind of cute. Wiz says … Continue reading

iPhone App Solves Rubik’s Cube In 20 Moves Or Better


Now you can use this century’s greatest gadget to do battle with last century’s most-beloved geek toy. A new iPhone app called CubeCheater helps you solve the classic Rubik’s Cube puzzle toy using a mix of sophisticated algorithms and simple image-recognition technology. CubeCheater sells for $1 in the App Store. Here’s how it works. You … Continue reading

Firefox Mobile (Fennec) Ready For Windows Mobile (2009)


Firefox Mobile looks like it’ll finally be released for Windows Mobile next week, according to internal documents. According to minutes from internal Mozilla meetings, Firefox Mobile will be launching on Windows Mobile in the first week of February. The notes, left online for the whole world to see clearly state that Firefox Mobile, or Fennec … Continue reading

Face Double iPhone Application Celebrity Lookalikes


Just about everyone is curious about which celebrity they look like. The website MyHeritage will show you who your famous look-alike is, but if you’re not sitting at a computer then add the Face Double Application to your iPhone! It makes more sense to have this free app on your iPhone, too, because you can … Continue reading

Samsung Projector-Phone (2009)


The Samsung W7900, aka The Show, certainly lives up to its name. In fact, if it had just the gorgeous 3.2-inch OLED screen, the digital TV tuner or the five-megapixel camera, it would be a winner. But the Show combines all those features with the current Holy Grail of handhelds;  a digital projector that displays … Continue reading

Prism 200 Lets You See Through Walls (2009)


The Prism 200 lets you see through walls. You can only see things that are moving, but it’s sensitive enough to pick up breathing, hearts beating, and people moving. Prism 200 is a handheld through-wall radar, which has been designed to be used by police, special forces or the emergency services. It provides quick and … Continue reading

DSTL1 Android Smartphone (2009)


The Android-based, 3-inch Sharp touchscreen, General Mobile DSTL1 is everything the T-Mobile isn’t. It has a stunning design and features combination that may convince regular consumers to choose the Android platform over iPhone. It’s similar to the iPhone design, with angled corners added to it, but keeping the same black glass, chrome accents, black plastic, … Continue reading

T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 (2009)


After the BlackBerry Bold’s epically delayed launch on AT&T and the Storm’s epically borked launch everywhere, RIM needs 2009 to be better than 2008. The T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 is a good way to start. The BlackBerry OS 4.6 has been around for several months and been on a few devices at this point, and … Continue reading

Datto’s Box2Box Is Easy But Expensive Offsite Backup (2009)


Offsite backup is the way to go if you want your data to survive a fire, but it usually requires costly monthly subscription fees and bandwidth usage. Datto’s Box2Box does not. Datto’s previous boxes consisted of an on-site (in your home/office) NAS that uploads its contents onto a server for safekeeping. This Box2Box consists of … Continue reading

Photographers Choice 4 – Lenovo ThinkPad W700


The last in a series, featuring four laptops preferred by professional photographers, is the Lenovo ThinkPad W700. It is specifically designed for professional use in industries such as graphic design, photography and CAD. Lenovo Media Release RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – August 12, 2008: Lenovo today introduced the ThinkPad W700, a 17-inch widescreen mobile workstation … Continue reading

AT&T Offers First 3G Femtocell (2009)


We heard a lot about femtocells last year. A femtocell is a device that allows your cellular phone to connect to the Internet for calls to provide better coverage indoors. So far there have been a few of these femtocells launched. AT&T has offered details on its first 3G femtocell it is calling the AT&T … Continue reading

Sony PRS-700 Touchscreen Reader


With the latest edition of Sony’s Reader Digital Book, announced today, readers can truly let their fingers do the walking. An interactive touch screen display allows for the most intuitive digital reading experience to date. The new model, PRS-700, will join the PRS-505 model in the Reader family to give consumers a choice of how … Continue reading

Measurement Gloves For Construction


There’s never a ruler around when you need one, but these measurement gloves can conceivably clip to your jacket to always have on the job (you know, like mittens). Packing centimetre and angle measurements along with a few cute grids that it’s fairly certain are just for grids’ sake, the only flaw with the measurement … Continue reading

Panasonic Adds Touchscreen Model, More HD Video To Cameras (2009)


Alongside the rugged TS1, Panasonic has announced a refresh to their P&S lineup, including one touchscreen camera, a few that shoot HD video and one that’s just a standout. The FX580 is pretty much the star of the show here, as it’s fitted with a 3-inch touchscreen and 720p HD video capability. Otherwise it’s a … Continue reading

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