How To Clear DNS Cache In Mac OSX
Since last few days i have been facing the issues with the DNS lookups of few websites and have been using the Mac since last one week without any restart. My Problem is: Websites are getting too much time in resolving DNS, ie taking too much time in opening. For example: Facebook.com is working fine but gmail is having trouble & delay. After searching for a minute, I have discovered that this is the issue with the DNS so i have switched to open DNS ( Google: 8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4). This re...
Fresh Stats On Social Networks: Pinterest Catches Up With Twitter, Digital Divide Shrinks
I find statistics absolutely delicious. Pew research released fresh stats on what slice of Americans are addicted to all of the various social networks as of December 2012. There are a few big business and cultural implications. Pinterest has practically caught up with Twitter, with 15 percent and 16 percent of adult U.S. Internet users on each network, respectively. Pinterest, which launched in 2009, has experienced explosive growth, especially with a white, female and affluent user base. Women...
‘Generosity begets business’: Why The Meatball Shop gives away the family jewels online
We chatted with the co-creater of one of New York's most popular restaurants, The Meatball Shop, to get some insight about his latest online cooking class hosted on educational startup Skillshare.
Westwood showcases support for Assange on London catwalk
LONDON (Reuters) - British designer Vivienne Westwood showcased more than her fashion designs at London Fashion Week on Sunday by sporting a Julian Assange T-shirt in support of the WikiLeaks founder. ...
Rhapsody optimizes its app for Windows Phone 8
Rhapsody has just lauched an updated version of its mobile app, version 3.0, that’s optimized for Windows Phone 8. It is most likely competing with the likes of Spotify, who released a Windows Phone 8 app of its own a little over week ago. The updated app looks very sleek, but aesthetics isn’t the only thing it has improved on. It comes with a variety of new features that also improves your music listening experience as a whole. Rhapsody offers its users access to over 16 million ...
Motivating Yourself Every Day To Fight The Copyright Monopoly
Nobody ever changed the world without making enemies. If you’re not pissing anybody off, you’re probably not doing anything useful to make the world a better place to live in. There’s an important corollary to that observation, and that is that when participating in activism, nobody should fear criticism from the privileged. Those people like things the way they are, with them in the seat of the privileged, thank you very much. Therefore, changing the world with a passion for j...
Like Elephants, Search Engines Never Forget
Editor’s note: Hunter Walk was most recently Director of Product Management at YouTube. Follow him on Twitter @hunterwalk. Search engines have long memories. I think about this whenever I read new coverage of some immoral,  misanthropic or illegal act. The kids who tweeted racist statements about Obama on Election Day, the college student whose secret videotaping of his gay roommate helped lead to the young man’s suicide, the catfishing of Manti T’eo. Years from now it’s ...
Dragon Quest VII sells over 800k copies in one weekend
It looks like Square Enix knows what games to re-release in order to snag the biggest amount of sales. Square Enix launched a remake of one of its popular titles, Dragon Quest VII, last weekend, and it sold well over 800,000 copies within the first few days of its launch. The period was calculated between February 7th to February 10th, meaning it only took the game 4 days to reach that sales figure. It topped the gaming charts, with Famitsu reporting that the game sold approximately 836,654 copi...
Rihanna Bloodied After Alleged London Club Run-in
Rihanna capped off a night of partying in London with a bloodied knee after someone allegedly threw a bottle in her direction ... and screamed things at her about Chris Brown. According to reports, RiRi was leaving a club called The Box when someone…
Google May Open A String Of Retail Stores, But What Does It Hope To Gain?
Microsoft and Apple already have their own physical retail stores, but thus far Google has managed to resist that particular temptation If a recent report from 9to5Google is to be believed though, that may not be the case much longer. According to a single “extremely reliable source,” Google will erect its own standalone stores by the holidays in an effort to more effectively push its hardware to consumers. These stores will reportedly carry Google’s Nexus devices as well as Chromebooks, b...
Google May Open A String Of Retail Stores, But What Does It Hope To Gain?
Microsoft and Apple already have their own physical retail stores, but thus far Google has managed to resist that particular temptation If a recent report from 9to5Google is to be believed though, that may not be the case much longer. According to a single “extremely reliable source,” Google will erect its own standalone stores by the holidays in an effort to more effectively push its hardware to consumers. These stores will reportedly carry Google’s Nexus devices as well as Chromebooks, b...
Mobile news of the week: iWatch, promising future, and a phone you can’t afford
If you missed out on some of the biggest news stories to take place in the mobile world over the week, like Android and iOS's duopoly of smartphones or the rumors of the iWatch, then check out everything you missed in our news recap.
Analyst believes the iPad will see a complete redesign by the end of April
According to Piper Jaffray, an investment research firm, Apple will most likely be hosting an event between March and April. An analyst at the firm, Gene Munster, analyzed the time frame of launch events held by Apple, and he believes that Apple’s full-sized iPad is due for a major redesign. He also believes the iPad Mini may receive an update of its own as well, but considering that it had just launched last October, it would be unlikely. By analyzing the previous launch events held by ...
Chris Brown Yearns For “Home” In New Song, Jet-Setting Video
Chris Brown is moving on from Fortune, kinda. In his new song “Home,” he reminisces about the far more innocent times — before “Run It” and his recent brand of violent, beef-centered, tabloid-baiting and highly controversial fame. “I wish I could go back to when I was young, wish I could go back (go back, go back) to where I came from,” he sings at the chorus. “If I knew then what I knew now, I would change some.” How he would change, Breezy never ...
Geek Trivia: Who Invented The Countdown?
Who Invented The Countdown?1) A Filmmaker 2) A Boy Scout3) A DJ4) A Rocket ScientistThink you know the answer? ...
Bungie offers a first look at its ambitious new title, Destiny
After leaving the familiar confines of Microsoft in order to craft games for multiple platforms, Bungie has finally offered the details on its upcoming first-person shooter, Destiny. What we've see so far is impressive – but we don't yet know may make all the difference.
Bungie's Destiny 'requires internet connection' - New details
'Shared World Shooter' set for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Bungie's next shooter, Destiny, will require an internet connection in order to play, the studio confirmed at a press event attended by CVG. Click here to read the full articleRelated StoriesPlayStation Meeting site updates with 'Evolution' videoPlayStation 4 to stream PS3 games via Gaikai - rumourPlayStation Meeting site update: PS2 'Evolution' video liveDestiny: Bungie releases first video, detailsDestiny: Bungie releases first video...
Pope, near abdication, says pray "for me and next pope"
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict asked the faithful to pray for him and for the next pope, in his penultimate Sunday address to a crowded St. Peter's Square before becoming the first pontiff in centuries to resign. ...
New Apple ad focuses on the 300,000 available for the iPad
Apple launches a new ad campaign that simultaneously boosts their iPad’s brand image while attacking every other tablet out there. Their new ad campaign features both the iPad and iPad Mini, but the main focus is the “300,000 apps” that are available and optimized for Apple’s tablets. Apple highlights that there is an app out there for every type of consumer, and they have been made to take full advantage of the screen real estate on both iPads. The first category of ap...