Marlon Brown was at the Art Institute of Charleston one day this summer when a co-worker took to Twitter and announced she wanted a mocha. The request for coffee was in vain, but it gave Brown an idea. A computer scientist by training and an entrepreneur by avocation, Brown got right to work. After a busy few months of tinkering with the technology and recruiting local eateries and shops, the resulting global positioning system-based coupon service, sQuimble, is now live. If you’re in the Charleston area (to start), you can text, Tweet or enter on squimble.com what you want. If youRead More
Women who play online games have more sex. Yes, it's true, says a new survey by Harris Interactive for GameHouse. Women who play online games are not only a little older, a little happier but they're also making whoopie more often than those who don't play games. "Maybe if we all watched a little less TV and played more games online, we'd all be having a little more sex," GameHouse Chief Gamer Matt Hulett says. "Joking aside, this survey matches up with our internal data that women are widely embracing online games with 63% of GameHouse players being women. It's niceRead More
Virgin America has offered up a private flight for you and your friends via Gilt Groupe, as well as the opportunity to name the plane you fly on. The flight for you and up to 146 friends is listed for $60,000 on the exclusive deals site. With the round-trip flight, Virgin America will also let you permanently name a plane in their fleet. (It’ll be painted on the side for the world to see.) Virgin America’s planes are recognized as among the most comfortable in the nation, thanks to the airline’s multitude of on-board amenities. Surf the web with in-flightRead More
Tablets are changing commerce and will continue to increase its share of online e-commerce in the U.S. Tablet users spend an average of one hour and 35 minutes on their devices and typically spend 10-20% more on purchases than shoppers without tablets. By 2016, mobile commerce is expected to increase to $31 billion in the U.S. – a tremendous jump from only $3 billion in 2010.
Following up on how Google made improvements to search, they wanted to share with you a short history of the evolution of search, highlighting some of the most important milestones from the past decade—and a taste of what's coming next. Google's goal is to get you to the answer you're looking for faster and faster, creating a nearly seamless connection between your questions and the information you seek. For those of you looking to deepen your understanding of how search has evolved, this video highlights some important trends like universal results, quick answers and the future of search. The Evolution ofRead More
Your printer might seem innocuous but, in reality, it could be a ticking time bomb just waiting for some hacker to trigger it. They could actually be caused to burst into flames by some nerd half-way around the globe. Of course, the potential doesn't end and remote arson, an attacker could easily gain access to a network or steal documents, and hijacking the lowly device would require little more than printing an infected file. So far researchers at Columbia University have only managed to exploit the hole on HP printers - Hewlett-Packard LaserJet printer lines, but it's possible (if notRead More
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A little over a year ago Yahoo started rolling out the beta version of their new Mail service and now the beta tag is gone and Yahoo has moved everyone to the new layout. If you did prefer the old version here are the steps- #1 Sign out of Yahoo Mail and close the browser (if you are logged in). #2 Set your screen resolution to 800 *600. #3 Yahoo Mail doesn’t support screen resolution below 1024*600 pixels. #4 Yahoo detects screen resolution and shows screen resolution problem page with links at the bottom to get back to previous versionRead More