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Social Media's Video Chat Evolves On Facebook With Rounds

If Chatroulette's notoriety for exposing one's self displayed the immature side of video chatting, Rounds (formerly 6Rounds.com) shows how this space has matured into a collaboration tool by grown-ups to engage in productive social activities. This week, the Rounds app for Facebook was introduced to allow the social network's over 500 millions users to participate in video chats quick and easy, with no download requirements.

MIT Invents Invisible Mouse - But Even More Inventive Is The Mouse Video

Pranav Mistry, Pattie Maes and Liyan Chang, researchers from MIT's Media Lab, created an invisible mouse using an infrared laser beam on the right side of a laptop keyboard and an infrared camera on the right side of a laptop screen.  Their prototype cost them all of $20.  Chances are the invisible mouse will cost you even less.

 


Murdoch's New Digital News Format To Integrate With iPads But Not Social Media?

Rupert Murdoch, the cantankerous media mogul and iconoclast has long been known for his criticism of free access to news on the Internet. Going so far as to accuse Google and other search engines of being 'content kleptomaniacs,' the tabloid titan is continuing to seek new ways to charge for online news.

Social Media's Transition Into Semantic Web Will Be Led By China

For anyone who thinks China is a superpower in only the political arena, they are missing the larger geopolitical picture. The Internet is the 21st Century's newest battlefield where countries will fight for dominance over other nations.

The Twit Network & Twittamentary Movies Go Tweet-to-Tweet with Facebook

The twitterati are not happy with Facebook getting all the attention and subsequent lampooning. With the soon-to-be-released movie about the world's largest online social site, titled The Social Network - producers like Indy Mogul and Siok Siok Tan are striking back with Twitter film projects to show that users can be just as self-deprecating as Facebookers.

Social Media Songs Are As Mad As Hell As An Ex-Flight Attendant

At last count there were over 4000 blogs and articles posted online detailing the now infamous tale of Steven Slater, the flight attendant who "went Postal" while flying the infriendly skies. Carrying too much baggage took on multiple meanings when working-class rage reached new heights.

Social Media Vintage Ads For Twitter, Facebook, Skype & YouTube A La Don Draper

The Brazilian Ad Agency Moma Propaganda has created an ingenious ad series based on how social media ads might have looked if social networking was firmly implanted in the public zeitgeist of the 1960s. Sounds like a screenplay for an episode of "Twilight Zone" or a sequel for "Back to the Future"...

Social Media Adds Video Chat & Sean Parker To The Mix?

For anyone that doesn't know the history of the origins of Facebook, this story might have slipped under your radar. But in social media circles, it has some significance. Sean Parker, Facebook's founding president who will be portrayed by Justin Timberlake in the upcoming flick, "The Social Network," has indicated interest in assisting the 17 year-old wundkerkind and founder of Chatroulette, Andrey Ternovskiy.

Twitter Documentary Guaranteed Not To Wipe Your A** (Teaser Video)

While Facebook is grabbing all the headlines with the soon-to-be-released movie "The Social Network," you might not have heard about the Twitter documentary coming out of Singapore called 'Twittamentary." In its final stages of production and guaranteed to raise a few eyebrows, the movie interviews both twi-hards and members of the Twitterati, as well as those that think the microblogging platform is a total waste of man's time and energy.

Privacy Leaks Come Bundled In Free Apps For iPhones & Androids

Used to be "there's no such thing as a free lunch." Today "there's no such thing as a free app," as 100s of thousands free apps on the market today are security risks. According to the App Genome Project undertaken by the mobile security company Lookout, users' privacy is threatened with apps that collect and transmit their private data.

Social Media Insurgency: Facebook Stealing From Google According to TechCrunch

Maybe not on par with the Wikileak informant that spilled the beans regarding US classified information pertaining to the War in Afghanistan - but a social network engineer may be in a similar hot seat on the social media war-front between Google and Facebook - that is, according to a TechCrunch report.

Foursquare's Mile High Check-Ins Ala Gogo WiFi

As if there weren't enough bragging rights for checking into restaurants and bars on terra firm, ubiquitous Foursquare has found a way to check you in when you're hovering 30,000 feet above the planet. Starting today, airline passengers who check-in to Foursquare via Gogo's inflight Internet service will earn a "Mile High Badge."

How Sweet Is Froyo - Android's Flash-iest Dessert Du Jour

The latest iteration of Google's Android operating system is going to market as "Froyo," the frozen ice-cream substitute. Continuing its tradition of naming new OS versions as desserts in alphabetical order, the operating system has gone from "Cupcake" to "Eclair" to "Froyo." Experts say that this upgrade, although only a .01 boost to 2.2 is the tastiest to date.

The Puzzles Of AMC's Rubicon - Low Tech Approach To Uncovering Mysteries

In a world consumed by high-tech gadgetry, it's refreshing to be presented with puzzles that require old-fashioned problem-solving - not by computers- but by rational thinking human beings. Fans of crossword puzzles, Sodoku, cryptic codes and those who just like to connect the dots will enjoy Rubicon.

Classic Video: Dufus Shows Up To Cleveland Indians Game Wearing LeBron Jersey, Gets Kicked Out

Kid shows up to a Cleveland Indians game in a LeBron Heat jersey for no apparent reason other than to be a dick. Fans boo, throw things on him and give him a generally difficult time all around. Kid gets thrown out. And someone videotaped it all for us to witness.

Social Media Might Be Introducing 140 Characters To 140 Other Planets?

Five years ago when 140 characters shook this planet with the introduction a new social interaction platform that allowed man to communicate with folks the world over - little did we know there were 140 similar worlds in the Milky Way that might also be tweeting inter-galactically.

QR Codes To The Rescue In The Gulf To Address The BP Oil Spill

While Quick Response (QR) Codes still have a long way to go in gaining traction in the US, the BP Oil Spill may be the right catalyst to introduce this technology to more and more folks who own smartphones.

The $49 Kindle Was The Only Question Not Asked By Charlie Rose

Today, there are virtually hundreds of blogs that have surfaced since last night's interview of Jeff Bezos by Charlie Rose. It was the first news of Amazon's recent launch of their new WiFi and Kindle 3G iterations, and an interesting choice of a TV show to make the announcement. However while Rose's intelligent and pointed Q & A was targeted, it did omit one burning question: What about a $49 Kindle?

Freerider Skatecycle Brings More Freedom To Skating

A new name in skating/snakeboarding, the Freerider Skatecycle provides a unique form factor for freedom, speed and big air.

Google's Android Phones In China Could Become Google-less

As ironic as it sounds, Baidu - China's number one search engine is negotiating with smartphone manufacturers to pull the ultimate coup - replace Google Search with Baidu Search on all Google Android phones in the country.