David Daniels

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How to Easily Create Profile Pictures For Various Social Networks

Every social network has different guidelines to create profile pictures, headers and other pictures. Not everyone who uses social media has the …

Schmidt predicts entire world online by 2020. Is he right?

"For every person online, there are two who are not," Schmidt said on Google+ last night. "By the end of the decade, everyone on Earth will be connected."<p>Certainly the number of people online is expanding dramatically, in particular with the spread of mobile phones. But the entire world?<p>That's a …

Google Fiber

Google head worried about privacy risk posed by civilian drones

"How would you feel if your neighbor… bought a commercial observation drone?"<p>In a subscribers-only interview published Saturday in <i>The Guardian</i>, …

Spice Up Your MacBook With This Logo Illuminator

Steve Jobs told us all to "Think Different," so why settle with having your MacBook look the same as everyone else's?<p>A new Kickstarter campaign is …

How Facebook and Twitter mess with DUI checkpoints

The police are sometimes accused of linear thinking, especially when it comes to DUI checkpoints.<p>They set them up on Friday and Saturday nights. They redouble their efforts on New Year's Eve.<p>Perhaps the finest example would was one police force in the wine country of Northern California that …

Social Media

Los Angeles Woman Fights Street Crime with Twitter

News traveled at a much different pace before the Internet came of age.<p>In 18th century England, town criers rang bells on street corners — <i>"Hear ye!</i> …

US electric utilities predict their own downfall—thanks to solar panels

In January, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the trade group of US investor-owned utilities, released a singularly amazing report that the press missed at the time, says David Roberts at Grist. The report is a blueprint for the financial collapse of the North American utility industry—and all …

Solar Power

New Documents Suggest the IRS Reads Your Emails Without a Warrant

Everyone knows the IRS is our nation's tax collector, but it is also a law enforcement organization tasked with investigating criminal violations of …

Apple could unveil 'killer app' this summer, says analyst

Apple may shake up the next version of iOS with the introduction of a true mobile wallet, forecasts Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty.<p>Dubbed a "killer app" by the analyst, the mobile wallet feature would surface as part of iOS 7, which Apple is expected to preview at its Worldwide Developers …

Apple

Twitter and Facebook 'addicts' suffer withdrawal symptoms

Facebook and Twitter users suffered withdrawal symptoms when forced to go cold turkey as part of a scientific study into the addictiveness of social media, academics have found.<p>In a study by researchers at the University of Winchester, ten self-confessed Facebook “addicts” and ten prolific tweeters …

Social Media

Twitter is developing a Google Glass experience

As Google Glass approaches commercial release, the head mounted computer seems to be garnering more and more attention from some of the biggest names in the technology world. There has been a lot of debate around the social networking potential of the device, so it’s only natural that Twitter is …

Social Media

Would You Pay $15 for a Better iOS Mail App?

The first iOS mail revolution came and went with the highly anticipated, absurdly long waitlisted Mailbox. And whether or not you love or hate it, …

Google launches 'Inactive Account Manager' to deal with your data when you die

Google has added a new way to control what happens to your account when you stop using it — most likely because you're no longer around. A new Inactive Account Manager, available in Google's settings, allows you to set a timeout period for your account. If you go three months to a year without …

Even the Twitter Elite Say It's OK to Hate Twitter Now

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For a while now, every time some curmudgeon came along to complain about "how terrible Twitter has …

CHART OF THE DAY: Facebook Dominates Social Logins — But Google Is Closing The Gap

When users on the web are asked to log in to a site, they most often choose Facebook over Twitter, LinkedIn or Google rather than registering anew, according to data from Janrain, which tracks social logins.<p>Facebook has become hugely dominant as the social login of choice but Google gained some …

SILICON VALLEY: Americans Aren't Skilled Enough To Do The Jobs We Need

"We have a strange immigration policy for a nation of immigrants," Zuckerberg wrote in a <i>Washington Post</i> op-ed announcing his new group, FWD.us. "And it's a policy unfit for today's world."<p>FWD.us has offices in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., and is led by entrepreneurial and technology stars, …

More Than Half A Million Magazines Created on Flipboard 2.0 (So Far)

It’s been two weeks since the release of Flipboard 2.0, which gave users the ability to create their own custom magazines using repurposed content. …

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Apple nears ‘iRadio’ streaming deal with Warner and Universal in a dozen markets, royalties on par with Pandora rates

We’ve heard no end of rumors of a streaming Radio player from Apple. We even found pay radio buttons in the iPad’s music player app code earlier this year:<p>The Apple radio service, once rumored for late 2012 to Q1/2013, has now been pushed back to mid-late 2013 because of difficulty signing the …