Despite a temporary suspension of Google's Map Maker program, someone still managed to deface the popular service. The Washington Post on Tuesday reported that a Google Maps search inquiry for the racist term "nigga king" will direct you to the White House. "Some inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that...
Barack Obama last night shattered the record for fastest time to reach one million followers on Twitter, after his new verified account @POTUS reached the figure in less than five hours. https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/600324682190053376 The US President already has the account @BarackObama, which has amassed nearly 60 million followers. However, the new @POTUS account is...
As good a cause as it is, Internet.org recently came under pressure for allegedly violating India's net neutrality laws -- something Facebook was quick to address. Still, that's not stopping the social network from spreading its initiative, which brings free basic web access to underdeveloped countries, across more places. On...
Habit is second to nature. What we do often actually becomes a natural part of us with time. The desire to text frequently, tweet, Facebook and access social media networking sites is now higher than that of the wish to take alcohol or smoke a cigarette. Back in the days,...
In 2011, the telecom sector in Uganda was awash with promotions promising subscribers almost free calls. As a result, call prices dropped by over 70% and a number of experts warned that these (price wars) were unsustainable and would ultimately hurt the sector. Cue to that, barely two years later,...
Facebook could be about to release its own search engine, letting users find articles to share with their friends alongside their status updates. At the moment, users must paste in the URL of a page if they want to share it. But some iOS users are seeing a version of...
I DON’T know about the rest of you but I have been around long enough to wonder what, exactly, people are still printing in 2015 and why. About twenty years ago when some of us had just started working in official places that had stuff like identity cards, reception desks...
Soon your mundane emails can look like the scrawlings of a genius. A new font based on Albert Einstein’s handwriting is being developed in Germany, in time for the 100th year anniversary of the theory of relativity. Aided by a thriving Kickstarter campaign, the German typographer Harald Geisler and the Harvard-trained physicist turned dancer Elizabeth Waterhouse are about...
Now there’s a wearable device that helps reduce the frequency of farting-induced awkwardness. CH4 (the chemical formula for methane) is a device that comes from a New York-based team, which is running a Kickstarter campaign to bring its idea to the masses. Simply put, CH4 is a square-shaped device that...
In the wake of the Nepal earthquake disaster, Internet phone company Viber turned off its “Viber Out” billing on its Nepalese network. Nepal users can now call any destination for free as a humanitarian gesture. THE first reaction in the face of adversity is self-preservation. This is an instinctive natural...