Amazon’s Record Holiday Season Boosted Its Third-Party Sellers Marketplace, Too: Sales Up 40% Year-Over-Year
Following Amazon’s end-of-the-year announcement touting its record-breaking holiday sales, the company today released figures for its third-party sellers marketplace, which also saw record sales growth. Although Amazon declined to provide hard figures, it says that sellers’ sales were up 40 percent year-over-year from 2011, and that sellers on Amazon sold “hundreds of millions of units worth tens of billions of dollars.” The Amazon Marketplace allows business customers to...
Three-quarters of the world’s heads of state are on Twitter
Twitter usage by heads of state rose dramatically last year, according to a new study, which also claims that such news is a good sign for democracy.
After Conn. Shooting, Classes Resume
After Conn. Shooting, Classes ResumeAPParents are preparing to send their children back to school for the first time since the Conn. shooting rampage nearly three weeks ago. 'I know it's going to be difficult'More HeadlinesTwo Injured in Middle School Explosion Shooting Inspires N.J. Woman to Help State Senator Criticizes Kwanzaa ...
Thunderbolt cables go fiber optic (up to 100 feet long!)
This week the folks at Sumitomo Electric Industries have announced that they’re the first group in the world to receive certification from Intel to produce optical Thunderbolt cables – time to get long! This means that once they get moving with production, SEI will be able to produce cords up to 100 feet in length rather than the approximately 10 foot length they’re limited to today. While today’s Thunderbolt cable requires metal components that limit their length to abou...
Beyonce Posts “Ratchet” Photo, Fueling Rumors Of Lady Gaga & Azealia Banks Collab
Ah, the perils of being Beyonce: You can’t even post a fetching photo on Instagram without fueling rumors of new music. That seems to be what happened this weekend, when the social media-reticent queen showed off her swag in a new photo where she’s wearing a pair of earrings that read “Ratchet.” “Ratchet,” of course, is more than just a frequently-used Rihanna hashtag — the word means rowdy, out of control, reckless and partial to twerking (look it up on Urban...
RC Superman flies above beach, but not fast enough to change flow of time
Remember all those awesome RC helicopters and airplanes you used to see flying in the park, soaring above the kites? Those were pretty cool, sure, but they weren’t Superman. As this video shows, an RC Superman was recently spotted at a Californian beach, perhaps initially being mistaken for an RC bird or plane. The RC [...]
AITA dub players' demands as unreasonable
The AITA has backed its Davis Cup support staff saying it was not prepared to change the captain and the coach on the insistence of some players.
Chennai open: Soeda in quarter-finals, Amritraj’s run cut short
The 28-year old Soeda, ranked 60, saved a set point in the first and then shrugged off a wayward second to win in three over US-born Amritraj, coming back on the tour after a two-year break.
What is Color? – TED Talk by Colm Kelleher [Video]
If you have ever wondered about the intricate details of colors and how we see them, then you will definitely enjoy this quick physics-based TED talk given by Colm Kelleher. What is color? – Colm Kelleher [via Geeks are Sexy] Don’t Have a False Sense of Security: 5 Insecure Ways to Secure Your Wi-Fi How to Clean Up the List of Apps that Have Access to Your Accounts HTG Explains: Do You Need the Professional Edition of Windows 8? ...
How To Conquer Email (Really)
There are emails that refuse to die, because they require an answer, a response, or something else. Fling them out to a very specific future with these inbox tools. There are ways to heal yourself and fix your inbox after it becomes an intimidating, guilt-inducing, unknowable mess. You can declare Email Bankruptcy, or just triage the last week of email and start over. You can implement a system like Inbox Zero, or a pared down three-folder version. But then it’s up to you to check those ot...
Photog Killed in Accident Claimed Justin Bieber Had Been Smoking Marijuana
The photog who was killed taking pics of Justin Bieber's car made a call less than an hour before he died, telling someone he was on a big story -- because he claimed he saw Justin smoking marijuana while driving.A source connected with the photo…
Holiday Week 2012 Sees New iOS And Android Device Activations Rise To 50M Total, A 150% Increase
App analytics platform Flurry has released its annual look at how many new mobile devices came online during the holiday season, and the results show a dramatic change from the situation a year ago. Over 50 million iOS and Android devices were activated during the period between December 25 to December 31, versus just over 20 million devices last year. Users of those and existing devices downloaded 1.76 million apps, a 47 percent increase over the 1.2 billion app downloads during the 2011 holida...
Holiday Week 2012 Sees New iOS And Android Device Activations Rise To 50M Total, A 150% Increase
App analytics platform Flurry has released its annual look at how many new mobile devices came online during the holiday season, and the results show a dramatic change from the situation a year ago. Over 50 million iOS and Android devices were activated during the period between December 25 to December 31, versus just over 20 million devices last year. Users of those and existing devices downloaded 1.76 million apps, a 47 percent increase over the 1.2 billion app downloads during the 2011 holida...
Brown and red versions of the Galaxy Note 2 may be coming
A magazine ad has suggested that Samsung may launch its Galaxy Note 2 in new colors.
Original IP switch for next LEGO game trio
Warner Bros reveals LEGO Chima projects. The next set of LEGO games will not be a movie or brand crossover but instead a series of games based on a new fictional universe, publisher Warner Bros has announced. Click here to read the full articleRelated StoriesPS2 discontinued in JapanFire Emblem Awakening trailer: Swords and sorcery2012 criticised as Metacritic's worst for gamesiPhone 6 and iOS 7 references 'spotted in app logs'Microsoft quickly pulls demo of Panzer Dragoon spiritual sequel...
New services lets users install pirated iOS apps without jailbreaking
Apple most likely sighed a huge sigh of relief when they found out that Installous, the popular jailbroken pirating app for iOS, shut down a couple days ago. However, it looks like there’s another threat to replace Installous. A new hack allows users to bypass Apple DRM and install pirated apps without the need to jailbreak. Zeusmos and Kuaiyong are two alternatives to Installous, and both have been gaining significance since the exit of Installous. The former has been around for a few m...
Paparazzo killed on freeway after photographing Justin Bieber's car
(Reuters) - A celebrity photographer was struck and killed by a car on a Los Angeles highway on Tuesday after snapping photographs of a Ferrari registered to pop star Justin Bieber, police said. ...
Kris Allen Reveals Baby News & Gets In Car Accident
Oh man! What a busy week American Idol winner Kris Allen has had, right? Probably the busiest in quite some time, especially since the sparkly-eyed crooner parted ways with label RCA back in September and we’ve hardly heard a peep from him since. But now we know what he’s been up to: Getting into car crashes and makin’ babies. All-around good family fun here. Yes, the Idol champ announced via Twitter that he’d been in a car accident with his wife Katy Allen — a head-on co...
Jacques Kallis becomes 4th player to pass 13,000 Test runs
The 37-year-old Kallis joined Indians Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid and former Australia captain Ricky Ponting with his push down to third man for four off Doug Bracewell on Wednesday's first day of the first Test against New Zealand at Newlands - Kallis' home ground.
Smart TVs In 2013? Intel, Samsung, Apple Among Those With Possible Plans
So much for the "idiot box." Intel is in the news for what may be a surprising reason, totally unconnected to its reputation as chip maker extraordinaire: It's said to be planning a Net TV thrust for 2013, using hardware it is designing itself. The company is in talks with content providers, and was rumored to be ready to unveil its plans at the imminent CES show. But that's not going to happen, according to the Wall Street Journal, because while Intel's TV hopes are said to be a slap at A...