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Articles Archive for Author Zachary Thompson

Digg Soldout For Just $500k!

Digg, a social website established back in 2004. It right away started leading the new introduced and preferred ‘Web 2.0’ trend for websites that lets users to upload, share their own contents and access the contents of others. Digg was doing great in the start and at one time, it was valued $160 million! However with the rise of Facebook and other social networking sites like twitter, its turn down started.

Paintable Battery – Yes Spray On Batteries

Many major tech giants seek sleeker and ever-more powerful batteries to power devices such as phones and tables so they’re pushing engineers to create unconventional, more space-efficient batteries. A group of students at Rice University, in Pulickel Ajayan’s lab, have done just that. They actually created a “battery” that can be sprayed on virtually any surface like a spray paint. The idea sounds far fetched, and the project leader, graduate student Neelam Singh, admits she was a bit skeptical herself.

Google Analytics Gets Official Mobile App

Google just announce the launch of Google Analytics App for Android phones!

With the Google Analytics App, you can access the same accounts and profiles you see when you open Analytics from a desktop browser, but the reports that are optimized for your phone.

Google will be providing access on an incremental basis to Google Analytics users who sign up to participate in the beta test, with general availability coming later this summer.

Google Will Merge Hangouts, Talk & Messenger

Google has been working on unifying various real-time messaging applications across all devices, and the result are likely to be a unified messenger that allows anyone to do one-on-one chats as well as group video Hangouts.

According to Google Product Manager Nikhyl Singhal, Google has “done an incredibly poor job servicing our users here.” Singhal said that Google doesn’t have anything to announce, but that the company is definitely working on unifying all messaging experiences in the near future.

Apple Releases New Podcast App

Apple has released a brand new Podcasts app, which is available for free. The app is designed both for the iPad and iPhone and requires iOS 5.1 or later. Get the app at the Apple AppStore.

Facebook Now Allows You To Edit Comments

Surely there have been times you written a comment in Facebook, responding to an update, only to find that you have a typo or simply didn’t write what you wanted. Before, all you could do was delete that comment or, if you saw an error quickly, you could edit it within a few seconds after you wrote that post.

Facebook has rolled out a new update that allows users to actually edit a comment long after it has been posted. Facebook’s support page has the simple details on how to edit a comment you’ve already posted. This new feature should be available to all Facebook users in the next few days. With the new update, users will be able to edit their comments at any time, even with comments that you have previously written on other user’s status updates.

New Prepaid Mobile Broadband Service From Walmart

Walmart and TruConnect launched a prepaid mobile broadband service that lets you pay for the amount of data you use, rather than monthly. Essentially, you don’t have to pay $40 every month regardless if you used all your data. You just pay for the data you used. The service is called Internet To Go, and it uses Sprint’s 3G wireless network. Its a smart option if you only use your device to check email and do sporadic connections.

Google Not Paying Its Employees??

iOS and Android are the two largest mobile operating systems today, and while Apple has paid over $2.5 billion dollars to its developers, we wonder what exactly is happening over at Google’s end.

According to a report by The Register, Android developers receipts aren’t matching the actual number that they are selling and are only getting paid for half of their applications.

MSI Launching GT683DX Gaming Notebook

MSI has just unveiled it’s latest GT683DX Gaming Notebook featuring Intel’s second generation Core i7-2630QM quad core processor and nVidia’s latest GeForce GTX 570M (1.5GB GDDR5 display memory) graphics card.

It also features an accelerated dual hard disk architecture and 4 DDR3 memory slots. In addition it also has Dynaudio and THX TruStudio Pro smart wrap around sound which produce a clean and crisp realistic stereo sound.

Facebook Buys iPad Book Publisher

Looks like the social networking giant Facebook is now making a leap in to e-book industry. Push Pop Press is a renowned iPad e-book publisher known for re-mastering and publishing content such as Al Gore’s “Our Choice”.

The publisher had been working on some other titles for touch devices lately. According to latest reports Facebook has procured Push Pop Press. We can’t tell what exactly Facebook is going to do with the acquisition but one thing is clear that Facebook is definitely not going to publish e-books.