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A Look Back At Paulina Gretzky’s Racy Twitter Account, Which Was Shut Down This Weekend

A Look Back At Paulina Gretzky’s Racy Twitter Account, Which Was Shut Down This Weekend

Over the weekend, the 22-year-old daughter of Wayne Gretzky stopped using her ultra-popular Twitter account, possibly at the behest of her famous, hockey-playing father. Paulina Gretzky deleted her account after telling fans she was, “Having a nice sit down dinner with my dad about social media..haha,” which has led many to speculate that [...]

Adventures in self-publishing: Why I took a year’s work and tried my hardest to give it away

Adventures in self-publishing: Why I took a year’s work and tried my hardest to give it away

When John F. Kennedy was asked how he became a war hero, he’s supposed to have replied: “It was involuntary. They sank my boat.” That’s how I became a self-published novelist: A large number of New York publishers rejected Thanks for Killing Me, my spiky little crime novel about the aftermath of a con gone wrong. They did so for an [...]

You are Here by Colin Ellard

You are Here by Colin Ellard

We live in a world crowded by street signs and arrows. With the click of a computer mouse we can find exact directions to just about anywhere on earth, and with a hand-held GPS we can find our precise latitude and longitude, even in the remotest of places. But despite all our advancements, we still get lost in the mall, can’t follow directions [...]

Google+ is Awesome. Facebook Maimed, Twitter Mortally Wounded?

Google+ is Awesome. Facebook Maimed, Twitter Mortally Wounded?

A lot of people are joining because it's "new" and it's the "in thing" for the hipsters to have a Google+ invite, but let's wait a bit and see if it has any staying power, shall we? Anyone remember Google Wave? Yeah, that was hot for a few minutes once, too. I've spent the last week playing with the new Google+, and I´m here to tell you the [...]

Phone-to-Twitter bridge for use in an Internet-less Egypt

Phone-to-Twitter bridge for use in an Internet-less Egypt

Over the weekend, engineers from Google, Twitter and SayNow (a recent Google acquisition) built a phone-to-Twitter bridge to allow Egyptians to transmit and receive #jan25-related tweets without accessing the Internet: We worked with a small team of engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow, a company we acquired last week, to make this idea [...]

Twitter’s Response to WikiLeaks Subpoena Should Be the Industry Standard

Twitter’s Response to WikiLeaks Subpoena Should Be the Industry Standard

This may be the first time I ever gave a shit about Twitter. The request was approved by a magistrate judge in Alexandria, Virginia where a federal grand jury is looking into charges against WikiLeaks related to its acquisition and publishing of U.S. government classified information. The court order came with a gag order that prevented Twitter [...]

ReBirth Synthesizer for iPad

ReBirth for iPad is a $15 multitouch synthesizer that emulates the Roland TB-303 Bass synth and the Roland TR-808 and 909 drum machines. You can create music on it and output the songs as MP3s. Combine these with FX units, fully featured pattern sequencers and a gorgeous-looking interface and you're ready to make killer tracks on your iPad. [...]