Michael Ross

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New Tropical Depression Forms Below Gulf Of Mexico

A new tropical depression has formed in the southwestern Caribbean Sea — and it is expected to develop into a hurricane before possibly hitting the U.S. Gulf Coast late this weekend, the National Hurricane Center says.<p>The NHC issued its first public advisory about the storm, which has been dubbed …

Weather

In A Turkish Village, A Conversation With Whistles, Not Words

In a remote mountain village high above Turkey's Black Sea coast, there are villagers who still communicate across valleys by whistling. Not just whistling as in a non-verbal, "Hey, you!" But actually using what they call their "bird language," Turkish words expressed as a series of piercing …

Language

7 Content Marketing Myths Debunked

Blogs are an important component to your content marketing strategy since they are a regular channel for communication with your audience. However, incorporating other types of content into your strategy can be equally as important.<p>Visuals, infographics, white papers, eBooks, user-generated …

Psst, Pass It On

Inside Flipboard / October 31, 2013<p>With its celebrity news and human interest stories, People is a juggernaut in the magazine world. A gigantic …

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

July 2012

A Portable Bluetooth Speaker That’d Look At Home On “Mad Men”

“The last 25 years of consumer electronics have been mostly dominated by a design aesthetic I think you could classify as futuristic or techie,” says Adam Schwartz, cofounder of the company Otis & Eleanor. “Just because you’re working in new technology doesn’t mean your design has to look like a …

New iPads: Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s Next Tablets

It's been about three and a half years now since the first iPad was introduced. It may not seem that long ago, but when you consider that since that …

Samsung may launch wireless chargers that work from a distance by mid-2014

The development of wireless charging has been plagued so far by high-costs, immature technology, and competing standards.<p>Currently, industry players have grouped around two technologies, inductive magnetic charging and resonant inductive magnetic charging, but only the former has made it into …

Tech Trends

Twitter will now let you opt-in to receive DMs from people you don't follow

If you're active on Twitter, you're familiar with the following scenario: someone you follow sends you a DM, but your efforts to reply are stymied by their stubborn insistence not to follow back (which we're sure is entirely their loss). But the old Twitter ways are changing; now, users can opt-in …

Microsoft’s Scroogled Ad Campaign Appears To Be Working

The Scroogled advertising campaign undertaken by Microsoft to ding and scuff its rival Google appears to be an effective effort, according to statistics recently published by AdAge. That publication’s report details data collected for Microsoft by Answers Research indicating that, following a visit …

Facebook hosts 10 times more TV conversation than Twitter, but gets much less credit

Facebook is testing the addition of Follow and Review buttons on Pages

Facebook is experimenting with adding a Follow button on Pages. The company confirmed this is a feature it is currently trying out after it showed up for some users. “This is something we are currently testing,” a Facebook spokesperson told TNW.<p>The Follow button appears directly to the left of the …

Here are all the rumors about how Apple might bridge the gap between tablets and laptops

As everyone knows by now, a storm is raging in the world of personal computing. PC sales are down and mobile devices like phones and tablets are the culprit. PC makers are trying to regain lost territory by offering “convertibles”—Frankenstein’s monsters that combine the worst traits of the laptop …

MacBook Air

Now You Can Get Twitter Direct Messages From Any Follower—If You Dare

Twitter appears to be making the DM, or direct message, a little less exclusive, a bit easier to use—and a potential avenue for advertising spam.<p>A new option on the Twitter settings page lets some users receive DMs, which are private messages similar to texts, from anyone who follows you. Until …

Here’s why it’s legal for Google and Facebook to use your face in ads

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Credit: ThinkStock<p>Social advertising — using a person’s profile to market to others in their social networks — is catching on …

Insta-named app rebrands to avoid Facebook fallout

Third-party desktop client Instagrille renames itself Pixsta, as Facebook-owned photo app Instagram starts focusing on business.<p>The name Instagrille is no more. The most popular Instagram application for Windows desktops is being rebranded on Tuesday as Pixsta and upgraded with video support.<p>The …

Social Media

Cisco Checks on the Cloud and Confirms That It’s Getting Bigger

Ever heard of a zettabyte? I’m going to use that word a few times in this story, so it will probably help if I define it first.<p>You know its smaller …

Cisco Systems

German researchers smash wireless speed record

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit:<p>Anyone will tell you that if you really want great internet speeds, you have to hardwire in. But German researchers have …

Offensive e-book controversy highlights issues with self-publishing

Just as e-books mean anyone with an internet connection has the world's biggest library to hand, they also mean anyone with a word processor can be an author. Some of the big e-book outlets have self-publishing programs that circumvent the traditional channels, so you can simply share your story …

General Assembly further expands its virtual footprint with online tool for learning to code

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Over the past three years, General Assembly has opened up campuses and offered classes on technology, business and design in …

TOMS Shoes rethinks its 'buy one, give one' model of helping the needy

The "buy one, give one" business model of TOMS Shoes - buy a pair and the California-based company will give a pair to a child in need - has spawned many copy-cats.<p>These days, you can buy an array of products - from solar panels, to baby goods, to soccer balls - and the manufacturer will give a …