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5 social trends you can expect to see in 2015

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Robert Churchill/Thinkstock<p>As we lay 2014 to rest, we’re topping our hats to some of the social media crazes that came …

Social Media

'Gangnam Style' busts YouTube's view counter? Not so fast

Reports this week said Korean pop sensation's popular video topped out YouTube's view counter, forcing Google to work on an upgrade. But Google now admits the whole thing was a joke.<p><b>Editor's note, 12:52 p.m. PT, December 5:</b> <i>This post has been updated to indicate Google's admission that its</i> …

Internet

15 gifts without screens your kids will probably still love anyway

With more kid-friendly technology available than ever before, finding a gift that will pry your kids away from smartphones, tablets or computer …

Skype founder backs Wire, the 'best possible communication tool'

Backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis and a team of tech veterans, the freshly launched Wire aims to be more than a regular chat service. It is a marriage of its competitors' most popular features, including the ability to "ping" contacts. In an interview with <i>The Guardian</i>, Skype co-founder and …

Don't try this: meet the high schooler who made $300K trading penny stocks under his desk

It was just a few weeks into the new school year when Connor Bruggemann decided to play sick. He holed up in his bedroom, shut the door, and opened his laptop. Over the summer his father had opened an Etrade account for him, using around $10,000 Bruggemann had saved up over two years working as a …

7 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free for a limited time

Another day, another batch of awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that you can download right now for free. Yesterday’s post had eight nifty iOS apps …

Google's trusted places just made my life so much easier

I never have to unlock my Android phone at home again<p>I don't make a habit of counting how many times I unlock my phone, but I'm willing to believe the stats that say the average user does it hundreds of times each day. That can be an unnecessary chore when using a device in a place safe from …

Samsung: Galaxy Note 4 won’t bend in your back pocket like iPhone 6

You might have thought the whole iPhone 6 Bendgate controversy had been put to bed following extensive testing and responses from Apple, but Samsung wants you to know that, unlike the new iPhones, its new Galaxy Note 4 won’t bend in your back pocket:<p><i>And apparently, our hips are strong – stronger</i> …

Amazingly Hyperrealistic Drawings Created Directly on Wood

Using pencils and pastels, Singapore-based artist Ivan Hoo produces amazingly hyperrealistic illustrations drawn directly on the surface of wood. The impressive works are filled with mind-boggling details that look incredibly realistic.<p>The skilled artist plays with perspective to develop everyday …

Drawing

Facebook Is Emerging As A Huge Engine For Driving E-Commerce Traffic And Purchases

Facebook doesn't just generate more online and offline retail sales than other social sites and apps. It also beats its rivals in terms of conversions, the value of sharing, and visits.<p>In a <b>new report</b> from <b>BI Intelligence</b> we break down how social media is impacting retail sales throughout the …

eCommerce

Building the next generation of display ads for a multi-screen world

article<p>en<p>https://adwords.googleblog.com/2014/09/building-next-generation-of-display-ads.html<p>Inside …

Jawbone’s UP app adds HealthKit support, wristband not required

Now that Apple has announced its entry into the fitness-tracking wearable space with the Apple Watch, Jawbone, the makers of the UP and UP24 activity trackers, has introduced a version of its UP iPhone app that works without requiring the fitness band. Instead, the new version of Jawbone’s health …

Hey, Caffeine Addicts: It's National Coffee Day

Here's something that might help kickstart your week: Today is National Coffee Day.<p>Coffee Day is celebrated on Sept. 29 in a number of countries …

Waze app now automatically remembers where you park

, the maps and navigation app acquired by Google last year, today gets an update that introduces a few new features to help improve navigation through user feedback.<p>First up, the app will now automatically remember and save where you park when using it to navigate to your destination: ”Your parking …

Ello, the Anti-Facebook, Weathers First Major Outage

The invite-only social network Ello, which has seemingly become an overnight sensation, has also drawn enough attention to become the victim of an …