Instagram is Getting Ads, Here’s What They’ll Look Like

Well, we knew they were coming for some time now. Instagram will soon work ads into their network, appearing in the feeds of users. In order to keep IG fans informed (perhaps a precautionary move after the backlash they received concerning ‘s terms of service earlier this year,) on Friday the company posted an notice more »

Vine Update Debuts Video Drafts, Editing Features

The popular six-second video app has just received a well-needed update. Whereas app updates can at times result in hardly-noticeable differences or changes, the newest for Vine is different and welcomes a couple important, sought-after improvements. First and most foremost, it will now be possible to ‘draft’ video clips. Before and as it’s been, constructing more »

Gifpop Transforms Your Gifs Into Physical Cards

Animated gif (.gif) images are fun. One can take a video and forever immortalize the best part(s) of it in a convenient little image file that can be shared anywhere on the web. Aside from having improved quality or length, there’s little to improve upon, right? Think again. Lenticular printing is likely not on your more »

Google Now “Remind Me” Feature for TV Shows

Apparently this has been around for a while, but I just discovered it. When you search for a TV show on Google, there’s a “Remind Me” button. Click it, and you’ll get notifications from Google Now prior to the show. Here’s some screen shots, both on a Google Search and the  reminder. The reminder is more »

Rumor: YouTube Music Subscription Service in the Works?

A recent rumor puts YouTube, arguably the most important video medium available, behind the scenes of a new music subscription service. Allegedly to join the likes of ,  and , YouTube is looking to capitalize off of their ever-increasing prolonged visitor traffic, as well as the site’s similarly growing amount of music videos. Supposedly if the more »

Have Facebook Friends You Don’t Really Like? You’re Not Alone

Do you have a few Facebook friends you really don’t like but just can’t bring yourself to unfriend? According to a newly released British study, you’re not alone. The study surveyed 2,683 people and found that 34-percent said they had friends they really don’t like but are reluctant to unfriend. Why? 58-percent said because of more »

Pocket for Web Sports a New Look

When I logged in to Pocket this morning, I was greeted with a screen informing me of several new features aimed to bring the web experience closer to the app experience. It’s subtle, but I like the change. I use Pocket both to keep articles to read later and as a repository for possible blog more »


Facebook Will Finally Allow You to Search for Old Posts

Say what you will about Facebook’s Graph Search, but over the weekend, it just got a little bit better. Announced on Monday, now users can search for posts and status updates through the native search bar. Other search content will now include photo captions, check-ins and comments. If that seems a bit intrusive, don’t fret. more »


A Step Above the Rest: A Look at the Sensoria Smart Sock Fitness Tracker System with CTO Mario Esposito (Video Loops)

Editor’s note: This video interview was recorded with an original intent of publishing in full. However, due to unforeseen issues concerning audio playback (or the lack thereof,) we had to get creative. Enjoy.

Too Soon, AT&T, Really Though, Come On You Guys (Offensive 9/11 Ad)

So, yeah. We all know what day it is. And twelve years after the fact, people and organizations are still just not getting it. We almost went the whole day without any inappropriate 9/11 ads, spots, references, etc., until we caught this ridiculous nugget circulating around social media. This year the outlandishly insensitive award for poorest taste more »

August Was a Busy Month For Fraudulent Apps on Google Play

Symantec keeps an eye on lots of fraudulent activity online, and they recently published a report on scam apps on Google Play. Apparently August was a busy month for scam app developers. Nothing else to do in the heat, perhaps? According to the report, the apps are short-lived, often being released in the afternoon and more »

Snapchat ‘Micro’ in Works for Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

A smartwatch version of the popular self-destructing messaging app, Snapchat, is on it’s way. Although it’s tough to say what kind of popularity Samsung’s newly announced Galaxy Gear smartwatch will garner upon release, a Snapchat founder reportedly told Techcrunch that his team is currently developing an iteration specifically for the 1.63-inch first-gen smartwatch from Korea’s more »