Kristen DArcy

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The 10 best words the internet has given English

My book Netymology: A Linguistic Celebration of the Digital World is about the stories behind new words. I've been an etymology addict since I was a …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Photos: Audrey Hepburn’s Roman Street Style

From outdoor cafés to sporty convertibles, the Roman sites and scenes frequented by Audrey Hepburn, resident of the Eternal City.

Facebook hosting its 'biggest developer party yet' ahead of Google I/O

With the launch of Facebook Home earlier this month, we’ve seen an interesting relationship form between the social networking giant and Google. To show its support for Android developers, Facebook will be hosting a party for Google I/O attendees on Tuesday, May 14. The event will take place at …

Android News

White House launches official Tumblr page, promises 'there will be GIFs'

President Obama and his administration are no strangers to social media — there have been numerous presidential tweets, Google+ hangouts, and Reddit sessions in the past few years. Now, the president and his team are putting their mark on yet another platform: Tumblr. The White House Twitter feed …

Your Facebook Like Is Worth $174.17

Are you generous with your Facebook Likes? Do you click that thumbs up button for anything that even just slightly amuses you? Maybe you should start …

Marketing

Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 drop test: not again, Samsung!

Eight months ago we brought you the world’s first Galaxy S3 versus iPhone 5 drop test. As much as we hated to admit it at the time, the iPhone proved superior to the Galaxy S3 when it comes to build quality and sturdiness. The S3’s plastic cover popped open upon impact with the ground, and its …

Phones

At Shapeways facility, order emerges from 3D-printed chaos

One of the leading companies in the 3D-printing services industry, Shapeways has figured out a very efficient way to print hundreds of items. It looks like the aftermath of a flood.<p>NEW YORK -- Looking at the diagram in front of me, which shows a pile of random things jumbled together, I can't help …

3D Printing

Budweiser's intimate, dangerous way to make Facebook friends

The brewing company's Brazilian arm creates cups, which, if you clink them together to say cheers, turn both parties into Facebook friends. Oh, how difficult.<p>So you've had a couple of beers.<p>You meet a nice person of your target sex. Well, they seem nice, given that you've had a couple of beers.<p>At …

Social Media

iTunes is 10 years old today. Was it the best idea Apple ever had?

Steve Jobs put a new slide up on the huge screen. "We started about a year and a half ago to create a music store," the Apple chief executive told …

Fake Twitter Followers: A Dirty Marketing Secret

A few weeks ago, I alerted readers to the growing problem of Twitter spam and now news comes that this is not the domain of underground players but one where large brands and stars may also be playing, purchasing fake followers to puff up their social media presence.<p>To understand how one identifies …

Facebook earnings will offer insight into mobile

Is Facebook managing the transition to mobile as well as Google? We'll find out this week.<p>With Google's latest financial results showing that the search giant has gotten better at managing the growth of low-cost mobile ads, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week will give investors a look at how …

Does Twitter's #Music Launch Mean Big Business Or Big Blip?

Twitter #Music has now been live to the public for one full week. It’s no question that the social network is attempting to solidify a niche as the number one network for the music industry. The question is, is it working?<p>The new standalone music discovery service, available as both an iPhone app …

Sony Xperia Z Review: Is 5 Inches Too Much?

The screen size war has begun and smartphone manufacturers are engaged in a ever escalating war of larger and larger phones every few months, but do consumers really want them? It’s a hard question to answer; if you ask Apple they don’t seem to think that anyone would ever want a phone that’s over …