Program your environment with WigWag

WigWag allows Makers and devs to easily build intelligent environments with Internet-connected sensors and devices that are controlled by a series of graphic-based instructions.

IDF live-tweets attacks on Gaza

Over the last 24 hours, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has been live-tweeting its attacks on the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip, including the assassination of a Hamas military leader.

Here's your chance to talk to aliens

As every UFO fanatic knows, the Earth received a short message from outer space back in 1977 - and now you've got a chance to reply.

Pair accused under Mexican terrorism laws for false tweets

A teacher and a radio presenter in Mexico are facing up to 30 years in jail for spreading false rumors on Twitter that gunmen were kidnapping children from local schools.

Tweeting Taliban switches to English

It seems the Taliban isn't quite as opposed to the use of modern technology as it once was. Not only does it now have its own Twitter feed, it's even started tweeting in English.

Pakistani man unknowingly live-blogs Bin Laden raid

The raid that killed Osama Bin Laden yesterday was live-blogged on Twitter - by a man who had no idea what it was he was watching.  

Old tech lets Egyptians' voices be heard

Google and Twitter have come up with a way to let Egyptians tweet despite the country's internet shut-down.

Tweeting with a local accent

Regional dialects are alive and well on Twitter, say researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science.

Researchers breed mice that sing

Japanese researchers say they've created a mouse that sings like a bird. They say the development could shed light on the evolution of human language - and, they suggest, lead to the creation of a talking mouse.

British bobbies publish callouts on Twitter

A British police force last night tweeted details of all 3,205 incidents it had to deal with.

Tweet me, you fool!

Remember when the president of the United States carried around a stylish suitcase with a button that, if pressed, could have ended the world as we knew it?

Twitter eclipses 20 billion tweets

A Japanese man posted an innocuous tweet over the weekend, which translators have had difficulty understanding, but regardless what the message actually said there is no question as to its significance - it is the 20 billionth posting in the short history of Twitter.

Twitter launches latest monetization plan

Twitter has taken a tentative step into the online shopping business with the launch of a new service pointing users to deals at online and mainstream retailers.

Twitter adds location tagging

Twitter has added a location feature, allowing users to tag tweets with specific places.

Old Gray Lady bans "Tweet"

The rapidly aging and highfaluting Old Gray Lady has slapped a merciless ban on the word "tweet."

Dalai Lama to hold Twitter chat today

The Dalai Lama is to hold his first Twitter conversation today, bringing spiritual sustenance to Buddhists in China in 140 characters or fewer.

Twitter joke lands man with £1,000 fine

A British man has been fined £1,000 for sending a tweet in which he joked about blowing up an airport.

Twettle kettle tweets you when it boils

A British start-up is looking for a half-million-dollar investment to market its new invention - a kettle that tweets you to tell you when it's boiled.