22 minutes. That was all the time it took for US President Barack Obama's now-famous victory tweet to become the single most popular tweet in history. In roughly the same time it takes to watch an episode of your average sitcom (minus commercials), the tweet managed to amass a record 226,249 retweets.
A couple of days ago, mobile photo-sharing juggernaut Instagram announced their plan to adapt user photos and data into web-based profiles. Reminiscent of a more image-heavy Facebook timeline, the new Instagram profiles – which are scheduled for rollout over the next few days – will feature each user’s profile photo and bio along with their shared content.
Yesterday saw the final hours of Hurricane Sandy, the record-breaking tropical cyclone that racked up more than $25 billion worth of damages across the US East Coast and the neighbouring states.
A BBC show recently showed that you can actually charge your mobile phones wirelessly. It is literally amazing to behold, you place a phone on top of a flat surface it lights up, it charges right in front of you without the need to look for an electrical outlet and put in a charger. There were some questions about how efficient this charging method was over the more conventional plugging over the main. And there was a 95% efficiency that was comparable to that of conventional charging. Imagine that, all you need to do is put your phone down on a surface with a Wi-Fi logo design and it charges all on its own.
An event in San Francisco marked Microsoft announcement of their latest mobile software, the Windows Phone 8 which Microsoft will be releasing in the fall, the new phone software will basically run on the same os as their pc and tablets, giving the company a greater leverage over a whole range of computing devices.
Looking for things over the internet used to be a very hard experience. There might have been a lot of things that might have gone wrong during those times. Maybe the question wasn’t right or that you needed to have more details when doing your search. For those who found the internet during the age of dial up and have watched it progress by leaps and bounds to what it is now, it is actually a cause for great joy.
I recently posted about Mark Zuckerberg’s wedding and the public offering of facebook stocks. Well, it seems like just a few days ago when this happened but the backlash looks like it’s been months!
Status update from Mark Zuckerberg! He is now married! Yes folks, Mark married girlfriend of 9 years, Priscilla Chan in his Palo Alto home in California.
Yeah, the much anticipated game Diablo 3 has finally been released, and every gamer our there is salivating for it. It has indeed been a long time coming. Diablo 2 was released in 2000, so at the very least it’s 10 years in the making! Well for hard core gamer, owning the Diablo 3 game is a great accomplishment considering the fact that the game was sold on in pre-selling a few days after its announcement.