(CBS) - We know Facebook and other social networks can bring about joys and evils alike. From Facebook stalking (which can be both fun and not fun depending on which side you're on) to super-distracting games (by the way, how's your farm doing?), us adults have a love-hate relationship with the site. It makes us anxious but delighted, private yet open, sensitive and thoughtless...
When it comes to teens and pre-teens, do they echo the sentiment?Continue »
At this year's DefCon, the world's longest running and largest underground hacking conference, kids swarmed, learning - not to mention teaching - hacker ways.
Children were welcome in the first-ever "DefCon Kids village" to learn how to hack. Among the 10 pairs of students were nine-year-old Anna and her 10-year-old brother Jake, reported AFP.Continue »
This, after Oracle has decided to go after Google for unlicensed use of Java in both the Android's operating system and desktop replacement of Chrome OS.
(CBS) - Get your spray tan, house beats and Ron-Ron juice ready - it's T-shirt time! The fab eight are back for a new season of "Jersey Shore" on MTV - and this time, they're infiltrating Italy.
The highly anticipated premiere, which airs tonight at 10 p.m. EST on the network that never fails to give us guilty pleasures (ahem, "Teen Mom," anyone?), is getting some Twitter love.
(CBS/CNET) - We've all heard such tales... Man or woman loses his or her iPhone. Man or woman loses his or her mind. Imagine you met this fate? What if you leave your iPhone at a store only to return to find nothing? Heck, leaving your iPhone at home for the day - though you know you'd eventually be reunited after a few hours - can resemble a nightmare of epic proportions.
iPhone users can't help but be attached. It provides directions, diversions, even comfort.
It's no wonder a new survey finds that iPhone users would gladly trade shoes and sex for their phones.Continue »
(CBS) - You know how you can make photo slideshows? Well doing so just got cooler.
"We can easily summarize a person's life in photos," Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington who led the study, told New Scientist.Continue »
(CBS/CNET) - CNET reports according to AllThingsD, Time Warner Cable is feeling the pain of making far less money out of videos of the kinky kind.
Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt told the news site, "One of the things going on with VOD is that there's been fairly steady trends over some time period now for adult to go down, largely because there's that kind of material available on the Internet for free. And that's pretty high margin. That's been not just this quarter, but going on for some time period."Continue »
(CBS/CNET) - Yesterday, Research In Motion (RIM) announced the launch of five new BlackBerry smartphones. Do the iPhone and Android have themselves a rivalry here? Many tech nuts say nah.
In a CNET commentary, senior writer Roger Cheng, explains why it's not a good idea to get a BlackBerry...Continue »
(CBS) - This morning, after CNET reported a tip from a reader that Yahoo Mail was experiencing "severe outage issues for the last 24-hours plus," customers didn't hesitate before heading to Twitter to complain about their YMail woes.
Some even threatened to delete their accounts and go straight to Gmail.
Hold your horses, Yahoo Mail users. Help has arrived.Continue »
(CBS) - Remember that study we told you about - that AptiQuant research found that Internet Explorer users have lower IQs than people who use other browsers? As it turns out, the claim is totally bogus. (Sorry, IE users!)
The BBC launched an investigation after reporting on the story themselves, and found that the Canadian site AptiQuant and its test results aren't real.Continue »
(CBS/CNET) - Yahoo Mail is down for many users.
This morning, CNET received a tip from a reader, claiming "Yahoo Mail has been experiencing severe outage issues for the last 24-hours plus." After attempting to access Yahoo's Mail service, CNET also received an error message saying that the "page you requested was not found." Other attempts yielded a "connection refused" message from the site. When trying to access the mail service through Yahoo's QuickView, the service said that it could not "connect to your mail server."Continue »
(CBS) - Hackers accessed the Missouri Sheriffs' Association website, which is hosted by Brooks-Jeffery Marketing Inc., and published more than 100 social security numbers (SSN) of state law enforcement officers.
Since SSNs have become a national identifier, identity thieves seek the information to commit fraud and gain access to bank and credit accounts, as well as other private records.Continue »
(CBS) - As you read this post, which browser are you using? If you're on Internet Explorer, you might want to stop reading because we're about to hurt your feelings.
According to AptiQuant, a "psychometric consulting" firm that provides hiring exams for businesses, Internet Explorer users are kind of stupid.
By the end of June, the rental company made game titles for Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation and Nintendo Wii available to 16,000 more Redbox kiosks. After the additions, about 27,000 kiosks (out of Redbox's 33,000) will offer video games to renters across the country.Continue »
(CBS) - We were beginning to wonder when the party would end - and by that, we mean the Twitter party.
For awhile now, the only advertisements we've been seeing on the micro-blogging wonder have been those nicely-labeled "promoted" tweets. On occasion, they appear in search results, and you must've noticed them on that click-y list of trends on the right-hand side of your page.Continue »