Google Inbox Users Can Now Invite Others to Join

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If you’re still waiting for an invite to Inbox, Google’s new app that rethinks email, we have good news: Just bug your friends who already have it. The service, which is still in beta, rolled out to limited users on Wednesday. Users who emailed inbox@google.com could request an invitation, but only Google employees had the ability to invite others. But ... Read More »

Coin Is One Credit Card

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There are lots of companies, including Google and Apple, that would like to replace your wallet with a digital version, but a startup has a somewhat less ambitious goal — replace your handful of credit cards with one super card. Coin, a credit-card-like device, is set for a summer 2014 launch. As the video below explains, Coin swipes like an ... Read More »

The next iPhone: What We Think We Know

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Apple rumors — or tech rumors in general, for that matter — are frustrating. They tend to come from anonymous sources who may or may not be familiar with matters, briefed on plans or even awake. They can sometimes spin out of control and lead people to believe that the next iPhone will cost $800 or be made of a material that’s not quite ... Read More »

Facebook Admits That 8.7% of Users are Fake!!!

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Online fakery is a hot topic at the moment.  Mitt Romney was accused yesterday of buying thousands of fake Twitter followers after his account gained 140,000 new followers in two days.  Researchearlier this year revealed that as many as 50% of the followers of big brands were in fact fakes. Facebook has not been immune from criticism though.  The BBC ... Read More »

10 Hottest Digital Creative Jobs

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The world has gone digital. At this point, most companies big and small have a website, Facebook Page and Twitter handle. With these new digital properties comes a slew of digital jobs — with that comes the demand for new staff members to create digital assets, design logos, manage a website and transform sketches on napkins into actual products. In ... Read More »

Is Social Media Destroying Real-World Relationships?

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There’s no doubt social media enables us to organize our real-world relationships, and even meet new people outside the digital realm — both of which can be great, life-enhancing things. But could social networking have an adverse effect on our quality of life? Consider this: 24% of respondents to one survey said they’ve missed out on enjoying special moments in person because ... Read More »

How a Google Search Travels Around the World

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Google has put together an infographic that shows the journey of a search on the site, from how a query travels 1,500 miles at nearly the speed of light to hit different data centers around the world to how it ranks its results. In an infographic given to media, Google likens the web to a book with millions of pages. The search ... Read More »

Now There Are More Internet Addresses Than Stars in the Universe

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Long story short: After this week’s switchover to a new protocol called IPv6, there are a whole lot of IP addresses on the Internet. How many more? Just one day after the world wide web made a permanent and forever change on Wednesday, CNN reported the Internet now has 340 trillion trillion trillion unique addresses. That’s 340 undecillion. We knew ... Read More »

Age Limit For Facebook Users

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Although it is required by law for Facebook users to be at least 13 to join the network, many believe the age limit should be higher, a new study says. According to a poll conducted among 2,000 consumers on the opinion-based community SodaHead.com, about 34% of respondents said Facebook users should be at least the age of 13 to join. ... Read More »

Growth Of Mobile App Market Economy

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Since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007, the production and mainstream usage of smartphones has exploded. The device opened a world of innovation in mobile technology, which was soon followed by a similar boom from apps. Today, we rely on apps to do just about everything, from keeping us organized to pure entertainment. Millions of downloads later, the ... Read More »