| Oct 29, 2014
When Facebook released its Rooms app last week, I, along with just about everyone else, expected the company's answer to Snapchat, Secret and Whisper — an app where everything you do quickly disappears.
We didn't get that. What we got was kind...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:00 PM
"The Boy Who Talked To Dogs" (Skyhorse Publishing)
This wonderful memoir by dog whisperer Martin McKenna — Australia's "Dreadlock Dog Man" — tells his story of an unhappy childhood in Ireland. Well, unhappy until he fled home at age 13 and...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 9:11 AM
The bleeding edge of college sports can be found in a dark room on the third floor of Robert Morris University's downtown campus, where 35 highly skilled competitors practice for four hours a day without breaking a sweat.
They are the members of the...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 12:48 PM
“Hi @sleasca. Welcome to Ello, a simple, beautiful & ad-free social network.”
Yes! I'd found my way in to one of the Web's hottest new invite-only clubs. Too bad I wasn’t actually invited.
Ello, the latest social-media lightning rod,...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In addition to being home to the 32 colleges that make up Cambridge University, the small English city is also the birthplace of Jagex and its free-to-play massively multiplayer online (MMO) game Runescape. With over 220 million registered...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 7:17 AM
Welcome to another Wednesday Hump Day Link Dump Day.
Hat tip (H/t) to RedEye Social Media Lady Jessica Galliart (If you aren't already, you should follow her.) for that alternate name suggestion for Mick's Tape, my weekly round up of what's good on...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:51 AM
A date has been set for Lifetime’s "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever" which stars the feline internet sensation and Bethlehem area native Daniel Roebuck.
The film will premier at 8 p.m. Nov. 29 on Lifetime.
Lifetime also announced that Aubrey...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:11 PM
The Internet wasn't slowing down, but a special version of that dreaded "spinning wheel of death" popped up on numerous online sites Wednesday as pages were being loaded.
The loading symbol on Netflix, Reddit, Kickstarter, Etsy and dozens of other sites...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:58 AM
In the ongoing debate over Net neutrality regulations, all sides have agreed on one thing: Internet users, not broadband providers, should ultimately determine which sites and services succeed and which ones fail. Even those who don't want the...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Reddit has closed the board that became a hub for the leaked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and other celebrities.
The massive celebrity photo leak originated on image-sharing site 4chan, but a Reddit page called "r/thefappening" quickly...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Netflix is joining dozens of companies and organizations for a symbolic Internet "slowdown" on Wednesday to call attention to the need for robust net neutrality rules, currently under consideration by the FCC.
The company said that it won't actually slow...