All articles published in July 2013
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July 31, 2013
Google takes over as WiFi provider at Starbucks
AT&T is out, Google is in as the WiFi provider for the nations Starbucks coffee shops. What does this mean for you freeloaders? Faster speeds of course. Way faster.
July 30, 2013
Myth Busting Mommy Bursts Parenting Bubbles
It's the self-appointed job of Technorati Top 100 Family blog Myth Busting Mommy to burst as many "mommy myths" as possible.
Tweets from #IMS13 in San Francisco
IMS features enterprise CMOs, business leaders, agency executives and their teams as the conversation surrounds how to leverage digital, mobile and social media marketing.
Dick Figures: The Movie
The popular animated web series, after a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012, is finally ready to release a full-length motion picture.
Travel, or Refrigerators and Stoves?
Is travel worth the trouble? You could buy a stove or car for the same money.
July 29, 2013
Geek Culture explodes into Pop Culture at San Diego Comic-Con 2013
The 2013 San-Diego Comic-Con has come and gone, but not without another huge slate of pop-culture entertainment news and revelations. And cosplay.
Enriching Conferences with Real Interaction
Letting conference participants get up close and personal with speakers and practitioners helps drive home concepts for how to put them to use.
July 28, 2013
Increasingly, Church-goers Clicking, Swiping, and Praying
Are you comfortable with apps in your local church, or do you want to keep it old-school between the pews?
iPhone 5C? Packaging Pic Hints at Colorful Plastic Version's New Name
Top Tech blog 9to5Mac shares glimpse of what may be the name of the down-scaled version of the latest iPhone iteration.
July 27, 2013
The History of Social Media on a Napkin
The history of social media depicted in a Vine on a napkin
July 25, 2013
Zero Hedge breaks down Detroit's woes
Detroit has filed for bankruptcy, is less than half the population it used to be and Zero Hedge has a roundup of 25 facts about the city's fall that might surprise you.
The power of visual cues and how you can harness it on your blog
If a picture is worth 1,000 words and visuals truly can evoke emotions, shouldn't you be using them on your blog?
July 24, 2013
Review: Insightpool Attempts to Demystify Twitter for Business, But Something's Missing
Insightpool sits in the middle of inbound marketing substance and fool’s gold with no middle ground between useful tool and misguided panacea.
Deadline rounds up CBS' fall lineup promo art
There are some big Hollywood names slated to fill CBS' fall comedy lineup.in TV
Interest high in the next Apple iPhone(s)
With the next Apple iPhone expected to be released as the 5S later this year, some are already looking past the next offering.
Twitter Fakes Tweets to Promote Twitter Ads
To promote their new Twitter Ads platform, Twitter mistakenly attributed comments to users who never made the comments. Is this a true mistake or another social media company being shady?
July 23, 2013
Data Darwinism: Reviews and Survival of the Bestest
In an age of "Data Darwinism," it's critical to know who writes the good review.
Adobe and GUNNAR Optiks Educate Kids on Visual Ergonomics
Recently at the Lehi, Utah Adobe campus, GUNNAR Optiks participated in Bring Your Kids to Work Day to stress the need for visual ergonomics in children and adults.
The Power of Yes: Lifestyle Blog Inspiyr Helps You Lead Your Best Life
Inspiyr wants to provide what they call "actionable advice you can use to improve your life today".
July 22, 2013
OK Go Melds Minds with Their Say The Same Thing App
Rock band OK Go, known for their creativity in video production have created the next big word game app, in an effort to bring community and collaboration to everyone.
July 21, 2013
The 7 Types of Bloggers - Are You Writing from the Right Place?
If your blog has been left by the roadside to languish, maybe it's because you were writing the wrong type of blog.
Paintings Come to Life, Abandoned Wonders and Robotic Building Erasers - Web Urbanist Awaits Your Imagination
Web Urbanist's articles cover a variety of subjects of all kinds, with a depth of detail and breadth of images that are sure to inspire you on a daily basis.
July 20, 2013
Early Childhood Education One Duck at a Time - Interview with DuckieDeck
Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget proved children learn more efficiently through play-based activities, so DuckieDeck is developing more and more of them.
What's IBM Doing at a #Mobile Conference, Anyway?
Big Blue is soon to be keeping your winter hands warm with advances in enterprise and consumer mobile technology.
Mo' Money' Mo' Houses Serves Up Sassy Finance and Lifestyle Tips
Top Finance and Business Blog Mo' Money Mo' Houses provides a slew of tips to help you manage your finances...with sass
July 19, 2013
Tumblr Effectively Erases "Adult" Content From Existence
Tumblr has erased anything they deem "adult" from being searched on the blogging platform. What does this mean for rape support sites? For LGBT groups? It means Tumblr has taken a lazy stance on what they consider "adult" content.
#SoMe A Wake Up Call for Today’s Connected World
Master truth-teller Loren Feldman uses puppets to show what its like to be human in today's online world
July 18, 2013
Facecrooks Tracks Social Evildoers to Keep You Safe While Sharing
As their logo says, Don't Get Crooked by the Book.
Research Continues to Reduce Risk of Football Related Head Injuries
Recently, helmet safety has become a major talking point in high school, college and the NFL. When it comes to football, reducing head injuries should always be the number one priority. These research teams think so too.
July 17, 2013
NARR8 Points the Way to a New Literacy
The StoryBuilder platform allows writers and graphic designers to upload original work and make it interactive using animation and story board features.
Parenting Au Naturale
Top Technorati Parenting blog gives parents great tips for all things kids and familyin Family
Let Laughing Squid's blog break up the boredom
Bored at work, on the bus or during the commercial break? Let Laughing Squid into your life.
Will Bionic Eyes be the Next Step in Vision?
Could medical technology to cure certain kinds of blindness be adapted for consumer technology?
Urine-Powered Batteries: Why I'll Never Touch Your Cell Phone Again
Seems we'll have one more reason to bring our smart phones to the bathroom with us, and it won't be to waste time playing Candy Crush.
July 16, 2013
Keeping Business Travelers Happy
Business travelers in touch with family and friends are productive because they're happy.
Eye-Tracking Could Replace Text Passwords
Soon biometrics will replace traditional text passwords. Engineers at the University of Washington are already working on eye-tracking security software that makes use of current webcam technology.
July 15, 2013
Recipe for Food Blogging Success: Lavender and Lovage
While there are countless food blogs with recipes, tips/techniques and food history, one UK-based blog stands out as exceptional in reader interaction, promotion and content.
Do Facebook Users Want to See Viewing Statistics on Posts?
A new Stanford University study suggests Facebook users want to see how many people viewed their individual posts, while Facebook engineers say that this feature is not needed. Is this just a selfish demand from an already egotistical social media public?
July 13, 2013
Across Our Blogs: Mars Curiosity Rover Moonrise, New Rover, Billion Pixel Marsscape
Seems the Mars Curiosity Rover has been a busy little six-wheeled fellow these past few weeks.
July 12, 2013
Next Frontier for Unmanned Drones? The STEM-Based Classroom
Drones are cropping up all around us, and schools are already taking notice.
George R R Martin Shares What the Iron Throne Should Really Look Like
The author of the blockbusting book series shares an image of the most coveted and frightening fictional throne of them all.
July 11, 2013
Make Use of MakeUseOf Blog
MakeUseOf helps you make use of handy tools to be more productive
GeekyTyrant Should Be on Your Entertainment Reading List
GeekyTyrant is your one stop shop for your entertainment content
Microsoft Reorganization Creates "One Microsoft"
One Microsoft. That is the hope of Steve Ballmer, as he tries to bring his fractured company together in a more consolidated manner, in order to fully compete with Apple and Google long into the future.
July 10, 2013
Generating Traffic with Paid and Earned Media
How should paid media and earned media be working for you?
Kiind Seeks to Eliminate Gift Card Waste With Pay For Use Gift Cards
Americans waste billions each year in unused gift cards. Kiind, a new gift card application, seeks to eliminate this waste by allowing gifters to pay after the gift is used.
July 9, 2013
Top Science blogs offer an array of awesome
The top Science blogs in the Technorati Blog Directory seem to never run dry of interesting content.
Top Autos blog offers more than car news
Here is a roundup of some of our favorite non-auto posts to get you interested men started.in Autos
100th Tour de France is Here. Google Wants You to See it in a Whole New Way.
The contest has a whole new sight-filled and challenging route, and the excitement generated has caught Google's attention as well.in Sports
July 8, 2013
Celebs that Want to Be Moms
Who would you want to be your celebrity mom?
Frugal Weekend Ideas for the Family
Top Finance and Business blog One Cent at a Time provides you with 51 frugal ideas to have fun with the family this summer
Top Science Blog: Global Warming Heating Up the Deep Oceans
ZME Science blogger Mihai Andrei reveals two chilling studies that show that the warming problem has simply moved deeper.
App Review: Ballpark Hits a Homerun with Invoicing & Time Tracking
Ballpark is a new app that will assist the small business owner or freelancer with handy invoicing, time tracking & estimating tools.
Tan, Tweet, Repeat - #EngageMexico Social Media Training in Paradise
Engage Mexico is ideal for the North and South American budding business managers seeking to get a tan, relax, and learn social media all at the same time.
July 7, 2013
Across Our Blogs: 5 Robots That Made the News
A roundup of reports on our wired friends, from some of Technorati's Top Science, Technology, Entertainment and Living blogs.
Bollywood Makes a Home in America
With this approaching presence, will we see more Indian actors and actresses crossing over to American movies?
Take a Look at the Caddyshack Golf Course (Video)
This video is a treat for anyone who loved (or still loves) the golf comedy classic movie Caddyshack.in Sports
July 6, 2013
In Saturn's Rings: Amateur IMAX Film from a Million NASA Images
In his spare time, amateur filmmaker Stephen van Vuurenan has digitally stitched together a visual masterpiece. Watch the trailer here.
Remembering Douglas Engelbart, Inventor of the Computer Mouse
Although Engelbart's name has likely escaped you all these years, his contribution to technology has been right at your fingertip on a daily basis...
BeachMint: Battle of the Blogs
A handful of widely followed blogs are flexing sources, and throwing jabs about e-commerce company BeachMint.
July 5, 2013
Check out these smartphones that aren't afraid of water
Summertime means beaches, pools and, depending where you live, surprise thunderstorms. Don't you want a phone that can stand up to anything life throws at it?
Organizing Junkie offers tips on orderly living
The blog's author stresses that her posts are about maintaining a home that's meant to function in real-life situations.
Should John Paul II Become a Patron Saint?
The Vatican announced Pope John Paul II will be a saint. Given his spiritual legacy and connection to so many, why not make him a patron saint?
July 4, 2013
Free Books for Your July Fourth Reading Pleasure
Why bother with the fictional smut when you can enjoy these classics while you soak up the sun on the beach
MLB Twitter Campaign Fails
Major League Baseball teams and their failing Twitter campaigns to get their all-stars voted to the mid-summer classic.in Baseball
The Blaze: Our Godless Constitution
Did religion play a role in the creation of the United States Constitution?in Politics
July 3, 2013
Google Reader is the Latest Addition to Growing Google Graveyard
Google Reader joins a literal pile of Google products shoved into an open grave. The dirt on many is still quite fresh, and there is room for many more.
Social Media's Big Data Puts the Fun Back in Travel
Big Data makes travel possible. Now they're saying big data can actually make travel fun.
July 2, 2013
Check Out the Cars of Transformers IV - New Bumblebee!
Technorati listed blog We Are Movie Geeks has a sneak peek at the hot wheels behind the fourth in the epic series.
Isn't this way better than the last cast you had?
There's no doubt that 3-D printing is going to give us some pretty cool stuff, and pictured is a look at the very next innovation.
Stay Tuned for Colored Solar Cells to Improve Green Design
The Daily Fusion posted an article Tuesday about the possible next wave of solar-powered buildings.in Green
Have You Seen This Video? POV Parkour
The Next Web posted one of the most amazing parkour videos out there — this one taking from a point-of-view camera atop the runner's head.
Senator Wants Government to Decide Who is a Journalist
Senator Durbin of Illinois wants to let the government decide who is a journalist or not, which makes perfect sense if you want to live in a totalitarian society bordering on a dictatorship.
Summer Mixology: Perfect Cool Drinks for Hot Days
Here are some great sources of drink recipes and knowledge to get your mixology mojo back this sweltering summer.
July 1, 2013
Need Great Shareables? This is Colossal is King of the Mind-Boggling
Your next go-to site for incredibly shareable finds...
Apple secures iWatch trademark in Japan
Mobile Syrup reports that the move is likely a defensive one, meaning that Apple doesn't want any other company able to name such a product.
With Google Reader shut down, here are your best alternatives
Google Reader was set to shut down today, leaving many content consumers who relied on RSS feeds wondering what they're going to do now.
What If Facebook Was Founded by John Lennon?
What if a man like John Lennon started Facebook? What if Google had been started by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? What if Twitter were the brainchild of John F. Kennedy?
Music Monday Roundup 7/1/13: Snoop, Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, Nine Inch Nails, Yes
A weekly music post round-up, from trending blogs on Technorati's Music lists.in Music
Facebook Testing Out Chatroom Feature
Facebook is looking to compete with Google Hangouts and start their own chat-room feature. Hopefully it doesn't turn into a creepy, less private & anonymous version of Chatroulette.