This comes out of Canada. The game is geared towards Canadian teens andÂ to education in a fun way about birth control. Dubbed "Birth Control Brigade," the game challenges players to stop sperm from reaching a waiting ovum (and thereby stave off pregnancy) by selecting from a variety of contraceptives.. click for more
Doesn't seem like folks are too upset that the iPhone 5 isn't coming out yet. The iPhone 4s goes on sale Friday 10/14, but pre-salesÂ hit 1 million just the 1st day it was announced.
Don't forget to add this new app to your iPhone...
They are doing away w/ separating the DVD and streaming videos with 2 separate fees and sites.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said that Netflix would pull the plug on Qwikster, citing the confusion that would arise from having a separate, DVD-only offering. Qwikster and Netflix would have operated on two separate websites without integration between the two, requiring users to pay two different companies each month, maintain two separate profiles, and post any movie reviews twice.
"It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs," Hastings wrote. "This means no change: one website, one account, one passwordâ¦ in other words, no Qwikster." Click for more
Â AppleÂ unveiled the iPhone 4S, a faster version of its best-selling smartphone that includes a virtual "personal assistant" you can talk to. And, for the first time, the iPhone will be available on the Sprint wireless network, as well as AT&T and Verizon.
The phone costs from $200 for a model with 16 GB of storage space to $400 for the 64 GB model. Both of those prices are subsidized by the cost of a 2-year wireless contract. The next-generation iPhone goes on sale on October 14. Click for more!
iPhone 4S is a "world phone," meaning it will be able to place calls more easily on wireless networks all over the world, not just in the United States.
(RAMP News)Still trying to understand what's happening with Facebook? Founder/CEO Mark Zuckerberg changed things again today, announcing major changes during his keynote at the F8 Conference. Included in a new series of enhancements and linked applications, as well as a new feed called "Timeline," he unveiled a new way that users can share music. In what he described as "realtime serendipity," Zuckerberg showed how users will be able to see what their friends are listening to via linked applications like Spotify and, if they want to hear it, can click on it in through Facebook to stream it as well -- which will show up in their own news feed, spreading it to other people and so on and so forth. Facebook is also rolling out a Music Timeline that shows a person's top artist, most-listened-to song and current playlist, allowing people to find out what you're hearing and sample it themselves.
He brought out Spotify Founder/CEO Daniel Ek, who spoke for a few minutes about how his company has integrated with Facebook to spread music -- in a good way. "We had to draw people away from piracy while helping them listen to more music," said Ek. "The problem with Napster was that it didn't work for the music industry. We spent the last decade building a product that benefits the artists while allowing people to share music." According to Spotify's figures, members listen to more music and more different kinds of music. "They're more engaged, so they're more than twice as likely to pay for music," Ek said. "We're bringing people back to paying for music again." Zuckerberg closed out the music portion of his presentation by showing a quick slide of the dozen or so applications that are being linked into Facebook's new music deal, including iHeartRadio, Turntable.fm and Rdio.
According to new research from Nielsen's "The Social Media Report," American Internet users now devote more time to Facebook than any other website, spending a total of 53.5 billion minutes a month on the world's largest social networking site."
This is far ahead of sites like Blogger, to which Americans cumulatively devote 723 million minutes a month, Twitter, which receives 565 million minutes of users' time per month and LinkedIn, on which claims 325 million minutes per month. (2) Yahoo, the second most popular web brand overall, receives just half as much time of users' time as Facebook (Americans spent 17.2 billion minutes on the site), followed by (3)Â Google (12.5 billion minutes, which does not include the 9.1 billion minutes people spent on YouTube).
And usÂ girls love it the most...
The research also found some notable differences in the ways varying demographics use social media sites. Women, who Nielsen said "make up the majority of visitors to social networks and blogs," and users between 18 and 34 years-old were highlighted as the "most active social networkers."
Women account for 62 percent of Facebook's page views, Nielsen wrote, adding that men are "more likely to visit LinkedIn and Wikia." Female Internet users also watch more online videos than men, but men spend more time (247 million minutes per month) watching video online than women (226 million minutes per month).
Tim Cook- (Perez) Â Out Magazine wrote, when they named Cook the number one "Power 50" a few months ago: "While it is Jobsâs prescience that has kept the Cupertino, Calif., company at the cutting edge of technology, itâs Cook who made sure Apple could deliver as demand rocketed. Leader-in-waiting? Most definitely."
Tim said 'Apple will not change." Email to the Apple peeps: Team: I am looking forward to the amazing opportunity of serving as CEO of the most innovative company in the world. Joining Apple was the best decision Iâve ever made and itâs been the privilege of a lifetime to work for Apple and Steve for over 13 years. I share Steveâs optimism for Appleâs bright future.
Steve has been an incredible leader and mentor to me, as well as to the entire executive team and our amazing employees. We are really looking forward to Steveâs ongoing guidance and inspiration as our Chairman.I want you to be confident that Apple is not going to change. I cherish and celebrate Appleâs unique principles and values. Steve built a company and culture that is unlike any other in the world and we are going to stay true to that â it is in our DNA. We are going to continue to make the best products in the world that delight our customers and make our employees incredibly proud of what they do.I love Apple and I am looking forward to diving into my new role. All of the incredible support from the Board, the executive team and many of you has been inspiring. I am confident our best years lie ahead of us and that together we will continue to make Apple the magical place that it is.Â Tim
-First, users should know that manually retweeting a tweet that has a link to a photo in it will add that image to their gallery, whileÂ Â retweeting a post using Twitter's retweet button will not.
-Second, to remove an image from the gallery, a user must delete the entire tweet.
Here's some tips from twitter to help. If that doesn't work, then I'll just ask my teenage niece Kaiti.
The suit uses conductive thread and thin photo-voltaic panels, creating a sort of chain-mail fabric that gives the bikini a medieval armor-meets-21st century look. The solar power absorbed by the panels charges any gadget that can be plugged into the suit's USB ports, sewn right into the fabric.
Schneider is in the process of creating a men's swimsuit using the same technology to chill beers, cutely-dubbed the iDrink
Lady G might be banned in Lebanon, but that isn't stopping her from branching out.Lady G's touch is expanding to a Social Network for Celebs called 'Backplane'.Â The upstart by her manager Troy and a business partner! Click here for more!
Lady G's album 'Born this Way' is set to drop on May 23rd, but
she's making sure you are getting plenty of tastes before
grabbing the entire album.Â She's making the rounds...
Tuesday May 17th.....
Zynga, the creators of popular Facebook game FarmVille, have announced a partnership with Lady GaGa to debut music from her upcoming album âBorn This Wayâ on their online game. Starting on May 17th, players can unlock an exclusive track from the album through a task presented to them in the game. They can unlock this song up until May 19th.
Following that, fans can unlock additional songs that are not exclusive to the game up until May 23rd, the albumâs date of release. 46 million people worldwide play FarmVille each month, and it is the first time that song exclusitivity has been given to the game. Fans are also being given the chance to enter a competition to attend Lady GaGaâs next video shoot, along with a virtual unicorn to decorate their farms with.
The Edge of GloryÂ is the next single to drop forÂ air play
Â Tuesday 5/17!!Â Â Monday 5/16the next countdown (Â until the album drops on the 23rd)Â single is 'HAIR'...Â [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/S08KonZiew4" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
WOW Keys-And with Compuexpertâs WOW-Keys, you can whip that flabby iPhone back into shape. WOW-Keys is a full-sized
QWERTY keyboard with a horizontal iPhone dock over where the number keys would usually be. And thatâs the gimmick:
While the keyboard is hooked up to your PC or Mac you can use the iPhone as an input device. With separate software
(youâll have to find some in the App Store) you can turn the iPhone into a numerical keypad, a multitouch trackpad,
or pretty much anything that thereâs an app for. And because the dock charges the iPhone, the batteries wonât
go dead while you use it.
You can also use the keyboard to input text into the iPhone, making it double handy. In this mode, the function keys
become iPhone control keys and let you control music, volume, switch the display on and off (although you canât adjust brightness)
and switch to the search or home screens.
Depending on the quality of the keyboard itself, the WOW-Keys could be a great way to both clear your desk of several other gadgets,
while throwing in some extras functions. The WOW-Keys will ship on May 24th for $100.
Starting at 4pm today, I'll be at the Cricket Wireless in Cedar Park.
308 S. Bell Blvd.Â You need to drop by and try out 'MUVE MUSIC'.
I was introduced to itÂ during the West by the Fest. I was amazed
how easy it was to grab tunes and how many were available.
It is done with a touch of one button on the Samsung
Suede phone and you can get an additional $50 off the
phone for a limited time!Â Check out what 'Muve Music'
has for you atÂ Cricket Wireless.
You need to experience this! IT ROCKS! :)
You will also have a chance to win a pair of tickets toÂ
Willie Nelson's 78th BDay Bash tomorrow (4/30)
@ the Backyard thanks to theÂ Fantabulous Folks at Cricket!!
The 'Apple Mobile Store' that will be in the Scarbrough Building on Congress Avenue .
Keeps the peeps who want to get the new iPad2 from having to miss
any Techy Fun Stuff during SXSW Fest because they were standing in line
at the Apple Store!
This 'Â iPad' is 'SO LAST YEAR'!Â Click to find out why they think you need
iPad2!!Â Oh don't forget the 'Smart Cover'
NO LIE... the Paris Hilton APP!
It has 'BFF'- a picture ofÂ you and Paris together like BFFs can be created
That's Hot...and more !! I don't want to spoil all your Fun! Click Here to be 'BFFs' with Paris!
Or you could Celebrate Starbucks 40th
during 'Tribute Days'-Â Thurs March 10-Saturday March 12
Between 2-5pm get aÂ 'Free Sweet Petite'Â with your drink
Think I'll save my ParisÂ App$ for my Tall Apple Cider!!
I'm liking this idea better! :)
I had one in my personal email this morning. I have some packages on the way, but this looked strange to me so I didn't open it! Good Thing...
"Be on your guard against the latest "undelivered package" malware attack that cybercriminals are spamming out right now.
Regular readers of Naked Security will be all too familiar with emails claiming to come from the likes of FedEx, UPS and DHL which pretend to be about a parcel that wasn't delivered properly (and all you have to do is click on the attachment to learn more become infected.)
Now we're seeing malicious emails which pretend to come from "Post Express Service". Here's a typical example:..."
The woman in the video is looking to sue the Mall for the video leaking out and the mall security not checking on her to see if she was okay?Â Do you think she's right to sue? It was her fault that she wasn't paying attention while walking and texting at the same time!Â But I guess the video shouldn't have been leaked out, right? Check out her story!
Â *I haven't retired mine yet.Â I still use it for the radio when I go to
the pool!Â Radio works great! I consider it a classic and have been using
it 'til it stops working completely. I wanted to see how long it would go.
So far, it's still kicking. So I can't retire mine, just yet! It also reminds
me of Good Times too!Â
..."Gresso' -- black diamonds, pure gold, diamond-cut sapphire crystals, and 200-year old African blackwood --Â price tag of $1,000,000. Only three Jackpots are being made, while there'll be a Las Vegas handset without the black diamonds and sapphires priced at $20,000...
*Maybe if you had this much????
Â STILL NNNOOOO!!!
MTV is looking for it's 1st 'TJ'...
-$100K Salary w/ 1 Year Contract in New York
w/ Access to Big Celeb Events...Make UR mark
as the '1st MTV TJ'...
Probably should be following MTV as a Good Starter!!
Then Follow MIX 94.7 & MEÂ forÂ more AWESOME HEADS
UPS & GOODIES!!
"Tigertext.com for the iPhone is a text message trail-covering application and versions are to be available by the end of March for BlackBerry smartphones as well as those running on Android software."
"This is not about people trying to cheat..."If you send a private text message it should stay private."
Your Google Search may give more away about you
then you might think..
Especially what we want & think about our significant others..
Professor Dan from Duke University did a search study on what Guys & Girls are looking for??? You might be surprised what other items drop down
from a Google Search when you type in
"How Can I get my Boyfriend Â to ...
1.) ProposeÂ 2.) spend more Time w/ me 3.) Love me More
"How Can I get my Girlfriend Â to...
1.)Give me Pleasure (Censored) 2.)Sleep w/ me 3.)Lose Weight
* Before I was walking out the door this morning, I heard
Â this story about the newest 'App' to help in bedtime
for the kiddos.Â We have become such a Tech
generation, right down to the Bedtime stories..
Forget about parents sitting down w/ kids & reading a story
to them... Just have them whip open the Lap Top on their night
Better yet..what about this??
Aren't home.. Still able to get the story
out to the kiddos..
..Parents will be able to record their voice
reading a story & the kiddos can whip open
their bedside Lap Top or iPhone to get it!
..First though..you'd think I'd think 'COOL'..
Great Technology.. But instead..I was a bit
worried that technology is starting to take
the place of human interaction a bit to much..
..It's nice to have the memory of your Parents
reading you a 'Bed Time Story' while you are in
bed.. & then kissing both hands telling you
the Bed Bugs won't Bite & the Moo Cows Won't
Get you. During a windy night.. would make
noises in the house..sound like a Cow to me
when I was little..Had to keep the Moo Cows
away those nights after my story.... :)
Those are Warm Memories that many Lap
TopsÂ may not be able to fill!!
If Bedtime stories don't cut it..
YouÂ & theÂ Kiddos could alwaysÂ 'Be Britney's Dancer'Â for bargain
price of $1.99!!
*I've been tweeting a bit the past few weeks trying to decide if 'Twitter' is 'THE BOMB'!
Like many I talk to... THEY LOVE IT!!!... I think it's cool to see 'Tweet's' from Celebs to see
what they are up too... I'm still trying to work on what seems to be 'Tweet Worthy'...
But when I see 'Tweets' Like..
"I'm eating a cookie".. Or "Driving to work"..
Makes me wonder, did I really have to know that? Or am I just not getting the whole "Twitter Vibe'.
If I'm eating a cookie, I want to enjoy it, not feel like I have to write about it first, or while I'm doing it.
I've noticed many tweets are like that... it feels like peeps aren't experiencing everything because they are stopping to tell others about it...orÂ is it just the feeling that you want others to experience w/ you, so it makesÂ the cookie more meaningful???
...Maybe as I continue down the 'Twitter' road a bit more, I'll get it!! I mean Oprah isÂ 'BIGGER" than God on Twitter.. guess that means something right???
.. Oh yeah..there was Twitter History that was made yet again... Docs @ the Children's Hospital in Dallas on Monday had 'Tweets' sent out during a Kidney transplantÂ from a Father to his 3 year old son...Cool!!??
Send me a 'Tweet' w/ your thoughts?
Bro In-Law JamieÂ sent this to me...
*Here's the story behind it... *This incredible machine was built as a collaborative
effort between the Robert M. Trammell Music Conservatory and the
Sharon Wick School of Engineering at the University of Iowa .
Amazingly, 97% of the machines components came from John Deere
Industries and Irrigation Equipment of Bancroft, Iowa , yes farm
equipment! It took the team a combined 13,029 hours of set-up,
alignment, calibration, and tuning before filming this video but as
you can see it was WELL worth the effort. It is now on display in the
Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall at the University and is already slated
to be donated to the Smithsonian. *It's been around for awhile, but 1st time I've seen it...
It's making the rounds again.. Cool to see for the 1st time
or even another.. IT ROCKS!!!
*See it in ACTION 'FANTASTIC MACHINE'... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/_6MHpFIyjcY" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*New Website that allows people to inform others they have 'been with' about 'STDs'... VIA EMAIL... Department of Health (SFDPH) and the non-profit Internet Sexuality Information Services (ISIS), which have partnered together to create inSPOT...ISIS is currently available in San Francisco, Philly, Portland and a handful of other US cities, with plans for reaching all 50 states.