The Lord of the Rings franchise has released the trailer for its trilogy prequel The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey slated to hit theaters next December. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming withRead More
After you watch this video, you might have a bad taste in your mouth about FedEx delivery personnel. But personally I think this guy is an aberration. The thrown package contained a computer monitor, which was broken by this rough treatment. FedEx Guy Throwing Computer Monitor FedEx Response to Customer Video "Along with many of you, we've seen the video showing one of our couriers carelessly and improperly delivering a package the other day. As the leader of our pickup and delivery operations across America, I want you to know that I was upset, embarrassed, and very sorry for our customer's poor experience.Read More
Social gaming was a big trend in 2011 and you can expect the market to continue to grow in 2012. Facebook, the biggest platform for social games, released its list of the most popular games of 2011. In addition to highlighting the variety of games people played and recommended to friends, the list also shows that innovation in the space is reaching Silicon Valley and beyond. Apps were built by developers around the world from Seattle, Santa Monica, Canada, Germany, Japan, Serbia, and Prague. Facebook say it is basing its ranking on “games that drew the most active users andRead More
Opera Mini one of the most popular mobile browsers, with 144M unique users monthly worldwide. The company pulled the stats on the top 10 visited mobile sites in 2011, with the data collected spanning November 2010-2011. The world’s most popular websites on Opera Mini 2011 are: #1. google.com #2. facebook.com #3. youtube.com (up 1) #4. vkontakte.ru (down 1) #5. odnoklassniki.ru #6. yandex.ru #7. wikipedia.org (up 4) #8. my.opera.com #9. yahoo.com (down 2) #10. twitter.com (up 2) Check the image below for comparison between November 2010 and November 2011. The world’s top 20 sites In addition to this, Opera picked up on a few interesting mobile browsing trends for 2011: #1 Wikipedia, Blogger and SpacesRead More
WooThemes, a WordPress theme + platform provider, polled over 100k users to find out what designers and developers really want in and from WordPress. The survey provides insight into who uses WordPress, who’s making a living from it and what users want for 2012. With the latest release of WordPress 3.3 “Sonny” it’s become even more clear how much things are evolving. It’s been obvious for a long time that WordPress is no longer a simple blogging service, or even just a platform to build your website. WordPress has become a full-fledged CMS…with the potential to become a universal CMS.
SurDoc is doing what Adobe has sort of done with its PDF file format, that is making as easy as possible to share formatted documents across computers and mobile devices without losing the formatting. The difference it offers is that you don’t need to mess with any file formating or PDF reader to access the documents — or with all of the vulnerabilities of PDFs. You can just upload text, spreadsheet and presentation files (so Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) to its online service, and share them from there. The service currently offers 10 GB of storage as part ofRead More
Whether it's a doll from a popular movie/TV franchise or the latest electronic gadget, each holiday season there's that hot toy you'll find at the top of most kids' wish lists. These same items have driven parents insane while they fight the hordes at the local big box retailer to get the last one. For your nostalgic enjoyment, Ultimate Coupon researched the hottest, most desirable holiday toys since 1981. Plus, threw in the most interesting factoids about each toy, so you can sound extra smart and interesting at your next cocktail party (you're welcome). This Ultimate Coupon infographic chronicles theRead More
When the mobile phone debuted decades ago, it was a device primarily used by police, taxi drivers and truckers or the wealthiest in business. Today, cell phones are so pervasive that you cannot walk five steps without seeing a person talking or texting. Better yet the devices have more capabilities and at a fraction of the cost of the phone of yesterday. Today's mobile phone have talking, texting, web, gaming and video capabilities. And the good news is you don't have to break the bank for your mobile devices.