A Wi-Fi network's range is limited by the transmission power, antenna type, and environmental obstacles (i.e. trees). So, if you're out in the boonies where the signal is spotty, you may be SOL. Unless, of course, there's a baking pan handy.
A Tungsten vest provides its wearer fantastic protection from radiation's damaging effects. Problem is — said vest also weighs about 60kg. So how does the Haz-Mat crew of tomorrow gird their loins in this radiation-resistant element? Exo-suits, obviously.
Twitter aims to show us just how powerful a tweet can be with the launch of a spin-off site called Twitter stories. Showcasing 'life changing' tweet, the most inspirational 140-character messages are highlighted and given a backstory.
To grab our attention, Firebox has been surprising bloggers with a poster (or #tweetportrait as they're calling it), made up of a bunch of their recent tweets. Step back a few paces, and your horrifically-gurning portrait is revealed. Take a look at the one they sent me (affixed above my messy hellhole cubicle).
There's some serious shit going down over in the US as part of the Occupy Oakland protests. Even though there were no official media on the scene, the police's tear gas avalanche was captured and distributed by citizen journalists who were among those being assailed, for the whole world to see.
David Cameron might soon have to start live-Tweeting X-Factor as well as joining LinkedIn, with a new government action plan suggesting it jumps into more forms of social media to "to facilitate a two-way dialogue with citizens."
You know how sometimes you sign up for what you think is some cool new service, give it access to your Twitter, and then it spams your timeline with a bunch of crap. Yeah -- it even happens to Twitter founders.
Look, we all do it. If a website claims not to pre-write certain articles (obituaries; Apple announcements; obituaries about Apple announcements) then they're obviously missing a trick. But actually publishing an incorrect pre-written article? Just ask the Daily Mail, The Sun and even The Guardian how much that hurts.
Searching your Twitter stream is a pain in the ass. You usually end up scrolling down, down, down, until you find that gem of a tweet. CloudMagic will end the scrolling game with its updated browser extension.
Twitter is growing at a rate it can barely sustain. But it's also losing more active users than it would like to admit. NY Mag tagged along with the social media monolith's big wigs to find out what's next.