When someone tries to shove progress in your face, it can be disconcerting.
When someone tries to shove progress on your face, they might not have imagined that your face is a little more precious than they thought.
Recently, the chorus of those who believe that Google Glass might go the way of other seemingly clever inventions like the Segway has become greater than the choir behind an "American Idol" finalist.
Inevitably, perhaps, "Saturday Night Live" thought this would be the perfect time to offer its own shot in the eye.
So here is Fred Armisen … Read more
In the mood for a little vintage Chevy Chase, John Belushi, or Will Ferrell? Well, fans of "Saturday Night Live" can head to Yahoo to watch classic clips from the show as well as episodes from the current season.
The 38-year archive of SNL content will be exclusively available to Yahoo users, CEO Marissa Mayer announced in a blog post.
"Blues Brothers, the Coneheads, Church Chat, Wayne's World, Coffee Talk, Pat, the Hanukkah Song -- the list of tremendous clips goes on and on," Mayer wrote. "'Saturday Night Live' has pervaded and defined our … Read more
The screen on your smartphone can be uncomfortably bright when viewing it in the dark. Slacker Radio recently updated its Android and iPhone apps to include a night mode feature that makes it easier to see at night or in dimly lit environments. It's a useful feature, especially if you enjoy listening to Slacker Radio in your vehicle at night. By using a dark theme, it helps prevent an overly bright screen from distracting you while you drive.
To enable night mode on Android, just go to Settings and check the box next to Night Mode. On the iPhone, … Read more
Mozilla is catching its browser up to Windows 8.
The Firefox Nightly version -- the precursor to Aurora, beta, and final releases -- now supports the touch-oriented, no-menu interface of Windows 8 formerly known as Metro, according to a tweet from Mozilla about the development.
Mozilla developer Paul Rouget posted several screenshots of the Metro version of the early Firefox build.
The early build features a number of Metro features, including a no-menu-bar look that relies instead on actions triggered by swiping in from the edges of the screen. That includes the access to search engines, downloaded files, and tab … Read more
Perhaps like you, I have spent much of the week calling my local power provider to check on its use of electrical relay devices.
Spurred by the difficult happenings at last Sunday's Super Bowl -- reportedly caused by one of these devices functioning with all the perfection of a Boeing 787 -- I didn't want any of my weekend events spoiled by a sudden power outage.
"Saturday Night Live" took it upon itself last night to explain to those who were still doubtful why an electrical relay failure can be a devastating thing. Especially during the … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Netgear unveiled at CES 2013 the latest in its VueZone Home Monitoring product line, the two-part VueZone Night Vision Camera (model VZCN2060).
This is a tiny and completely wire-free camera that monitors based on motion detection, both day and night.
The new VueZone Night Vision Camera comes in two parts: an AC-powered infrared lamp and the camera itself. The infrared lamp is required for the camera to work in darkness or low-light conditions. The two can be placed at different locations but still work together, as long as they point to the same location. This design is rather unusual, … Read more
Google Maps is now letting users explore Earth's far-reaching lands filled with flickering lights using imagery from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's "Black Marble."
The Web giant announced the launch of its own Earth at Night today, which is a global view and animation of the images taken from NASA and NOAA's jointly operated Suomi NPP satellite. These series of images show what the Earth looks like from space once the sun sets.
"It took 312 orbits to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth's land surface and … Read more
Social media experts are hard to friend.
Their sheer exalted certainty can often jolt the spine into uncomfortable spasms and jut the jaw into hitherto unknown positions.
It was inevitable, then, that in this moment of political excitement and uncertainty "Saturday Night Live" might attempt a poke or two in their direction.
Here we have a social media expert, Kourtney Barnes, who expresses her knowledge through the examples of one or two Facebook postings. A sample from one Hannah Goldberg on Mitt Romney's Facebook page suggests she doesn't find Mitt Romney terribly attractive at all.
"… Read more
Reading a bright screen at night can be harsh on the eyes. A popular way to reduce eye strain is to use a dark background with light-colored text. The Dolphin browser for Android now supports night-time reading with a new add-on called Night Mode.
To enable Night Mode, you first have to install the add-on, Night Mode For Dolphin Browser. Once installed, swipe your Dolphin screen to the left for quick access to your add-ons. Tap on Night Mode to turn it on.
Now when you view a Web page, the screen will be dimmed for easier reading at night.… Read more