Intel's Android 4.4 (KitKat) for 64-bit chips goes live

Intel recently debuted new builds of Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) specifically optimized to run on devices with 64-bit Intel chips. 



Face it: Instagram pictures with faces are more popular

Like them or not, there’s more proof that selfies aren’t going away any time soon. Georgia Institute of Technology and Yahoo Labs researchers looked at 1.1 million photos on Instagram and found that pictures with human faces are 38 percent more likely to receive likes than photos with no faces. They’re also 32 percent more likely to attract comments.

Google rolls out Android wear for devs

Google has officially rolled out Android Wear (preview) for developers, effectively extending Mountain View's popular mobile platform to wearables.

Reducing anxiety with a smartphone app!?

Playing a science-based mobile gaming app for 25 minutes can reduce anxiety in stressed individuals, according to research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Google's Valentine's Day Doodle: heart warming revenue generation

The genius of Google's doodle dalliance is the way it creates so much free publicity, drives traffic, and pushes you to what is essentially a lead generation campaign for a Google ad partner. Does Google really need the free marketing for its home page?

Lithium buys Klout: a tale of fish-balls and cat-cheese

You have a company that really doesn't have a business model, it has a cool name, and panders to the vanity of the kind of people who like to promote themselves incessantly. What would you do? Sell it for a $100 million in play money, that's what.

Study: Virtual avatars may impact real-world behavior

How you represent yourself in the virtual world of video games may affect how you behave toward others in the real world, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Satya Nadella only has to do one thing to succeed

If the new Microsoft CEO wants to truly make the $300 billion giant relevant again then he has to focus on one simple task and produce one product to cream Google, Facebook, Apple and anyone else who dares to doubt the Redmond giant.

Microsoft picks insider as Super Admin for company

Satya Nadella, a 22 year veteran of the company, was picked as the CEO to replace Steve Ballmer. Nadella runs the cloud and enterprise software and services side of Microsoft's business. Could this signal the jettisoning of Bing and Xbox?

Bringing the world reboot-less updates

t’s an annoyance for the individual computer user: You’ve updated your operating system, and now you need to reboot. This is so the computer can switch to the modified source code.

Gmail to users: Suck it, We're Down!

Gmail is down worldwide. It is the White Screen of Death (WSOD) and out-does Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) in terms of annoyance and impact on the peoples of the world. Google is not doing evil, just doing ticking-off. Come back AOL, you never let us down.

Firefox OS runs on this tablet



Mozilla’s Asa Dotler recently confirmed that the company has begun testing its flagship Firefox OS on tablets. 



3 Online Businesses That Google Is Going To Destroy

Reports are out that Google is revamping its services to allow search users to find flights, and buy tickets in a broad approach unmatched by the average travel site. 

Will an erasable Internet kill Google?

In 2013, a small app called Snapchat put the fear of god into Google and, for that matter, government spooks.

Will Facebook video ads turn off users?

Facebook recently unveiled a new feature for advertisers: video ads that autoplay in select users' News Feeds. It started with ads for the teen dystopia movie Divergent. But, users are not as happy as advertisers. 

Apple tells developers, use iOS 7 or else!

Imagine what would happen if Microsoft told all of its developers to use Windows 8 only. There'd be an eruption. 

Google resurrects the Amiga 500 in Chrome

Google developer Christian Stefansen has coded a Chrome web app that emulates the Amiga 500 in Mountain View's flagship browser.

Microsoft is on the Threshold

Software king of the world Microsoft is about to release a wave of products next year under the code word "Threshold".

Yahoo staff showin' Marissa the love

It seems that the people at the search engine outfit Yahoo do not like being told to "eat their own dog food". Yup, they prefer Outlook to Yahoo Mail, which is about as damning as eating poop over Marissa Mayer's baked goods (that's not a euphemism, she actually likes to bake stuff).

Linux geezers need fresh meat

Open saucers have a breeding problem. The generation of those who started developing Linux and similar software are getting old and there are no over-enthusiastic young bucks seeking to take their place.