07/25/2011, In this day and age, it’s hard to find anybody who still writes letters by hand anymore. With the convenience offered by email – instant delivery, delivery reports, attachments, rich content etc; it’s hard to see why anybody would still want to use snail mail. Sure, there’s always the personal touch of a handwritten letter and the fun from licking stamps but those novelties don’t outweigh the convenience provided by […]
07/25/2011, Watch live streaming video from oreillyconfs at livestream.com Ubergizmo is a media partner of OSCON 2011 (the O’Reilly Open Source Convention), held in Portland July 25-29, 2011, where open source innovators, builders, and pioneer gather to share their expertise and experience, explore new ideas, and inspire each other. Watch the sessions live from 9 am to 5 pm everyday from this page. With over 20 tracks and hundreds of sessions, […]
07/25/2011, Previously there have been rumors about Google starting a facial recognition service (which were disputed by Google) but now, it looks like those rumors are about to come true. Pittpatt, a company that specializes in “reliable facial recognition software for images and video” has officially announced on its website that it has been acquired by Google. While it wasn’t mentioned why Google would make such an investment – what we do […]
07/25/2011, Like a lot of musicians will probably tell you, the best way to pick up an instrument is to get someone better than you to guide you through the process. Unfortunately not everybody knows anybody who can show them the ropes and some people might even be too shy or embarrassed to learn from another person. Some folks have resorted to watching YouTube videos but bad audio quality and camera […]
07/25/2011, Privacy issues are ever rampant on the world’s social network: Facebook. Ever since its launch, people have had problems with the service’s privacy settings and over the weekend, a new problem was discovered by the folks at TechCrunch. This time it has something to do with the privacy settings of Facebook videos. Apparently of recent, the privacy controls of Facebook videos haven’t been working as intended. It has been reported […]
07/22/2011, The video broadcasting service from Nintendo, Nintendo Video, launched in Japan about a week ago, while folks on this side of the world were left waiting for it to arrive. The wait is finally over. In a press release today, Nintendo has officially announced the launch of the Nintendo Video service in the US. In case you have no idea what Nintendo Video is, it is an app for the […]
07/22/2011, As wonderful as cloud services might be, we’re always constantly reminded to not use them as our main backup and for a very good reason, as a man named Dylan M. had to find out the hard way. He recently discovered that his Google account was disabled due to alleged violation of some Google Terms of Service when he claimed that he had done nothing wrong with his Google account.
07/22/2011, I’m sure there are plenty of us who constantly get bombarded by app requests from friends and family to play this game or to play that game. At one point in time Farmville, Poker and Mafia Wars invites seemed to occur on a daily basis. It was also through these games that Zynga got famous and opened up the floodgates to a whole new world of social network gaming.
07/22/2011, For those of us with favorite authors and books, attending a book signing is one of those rare opportunities where you get to meet your favorite author and tell them how much you love their work, and ask questions such as where did they get their inspiration from, will there be new releases, etc.
07/21/2011, The “Real Time Web” has been THE trendy topic of the past two years among the emerging technology aficionados, recently shifting to the obscure “SoLoMo” acronym (aka Social Location Mobile), thanks to the rise of Google Android, Skype mobile, Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. Instant Messaging is an “old” technology (going back to the sixties in its archaic form), that became popular in the nineties as a consequence of the emergence […]
07/21/2011, One thing great about Facebook is the way it constantly innovates and updates itself. While not everybody may agree with the new features it implements and forces its users to use, Facebook has come a long way since its inception about 7 years ago. From photo tagging, facial recognition, the “Like” button, and native video calling, the service is really a one-stop for all your social internet needs. Yesterday Facebook […]
07/21/2011, Well it was only just yesterday that we reported about how a 15 year old kid in Sweden got into legal trouble for downloading movies. He’s not the first and he will probably not be the last, but there seems to be an increasing rate of filesharing websites being banned in certain countries (such as Malaysia who has blocked the Pirate Bay website) due to the abuse by users who […]
07/21/2011, Mac users, if you have not updated to the new OS X Lion yet, perhaps it’s time that you did, especially if web security is a huge concern of yours. It seems that along with the new hardware refreshes of the MacBook Air and the Mac Mini, and the release of OS X Lion, Apple has also been busy rolling out updates to some of their software, such as their […]
07/21/2011, A little over a week ago we reported that PayPal was introducing a new way to transfer money between two people, and it was through the use of NFC technology on devices such as the Samsung Nexus S.