In Kuwait, even grandmas have Instagram businesses. In this case "Instagram business" does not mean a business using Instagram for free (but pretty!) advertising, like Coach posting hued advertisements for its bags and shoes. Rather, people use their Instagram accounts as online store fronts, selling anything and everything through the social network.
For anyone trying to evade the NSA and other prying eyes from his or her Internet data, Edward Snowden has some services for you.
For the first time, The Guardian is detailing how a tech company works with the NSA to share user information under its PRISM program. Unfortunately, that tech company happens to be Microsoft, which makes the operating system used on 92 percent of computers in the world.
Today the unverified twitter account @JoanDidion made a series of funny jokes about quitting Twitter and The Wall Street Journal picked up the story reporting: "Joan Didion Tweets About Quitting Twitter," which is unfortunately and embarrassingly, false because that account is a fake.
Microsoft's new company reorganization promotes Julie Larson-Green, a 19-year company veteran, to head up Xbox—a position recently left vacant by Don Mattrick—a move that has a lot of gamers very, very upset because she's a woman, who supposedly has no gaming experience. Oh and also, she's hot.
Never mind computer equipped face-computer "glasses" like Google Glass, actual glasses—the ones with lenses meant for aiding one's ability to see—have undergone some technological enhancements, the result of which proves that the hundreds of years-old technology is still pretty great.
T-Mobile's just-announced "JUMP"—Just Upgrade My Phone—plan that lets its customers get a new device for just $10 a month would finally get people buying iPhones on the network—if price had anything to do with T-Mobile's problems.
Along with our shrinking attention spans for everything else in "modern life," we even have developed a low tolerance for our leisure activities, and it seems to be getting lower and lower.
For a conference so focused on the future of media, the Allen and Co. annual Sun Valley conference sure does have a lot of old white dudes this year.
Google has updated its beloved Maps phone app for Android — the iPhone update is "coming soon" — and in addition to new "explore" and "reviews" features for learning more about places, it has adopted one of Waze's signature features.
The existence of Camp Grounded, a weekend-long digital detox summer camp for adults, has come to the attention of the tech elite and they are outraged because, well, the gluten-free, sex-free, alcohol-free fallacy is a really easy thing to hate.
Despite editors assuming that the women of America didn't want penises in their porn magazines, twice in the history of Playgirl, readers demanded more full frontal nudity, showing the power of the invisible hand even in the making of sex mags.
The small-scale hacking of the Emergency Alert System in Montana to broadcast a zombie apocalypse earlier this year, revealed the possible safety hazards of a vulnerable alert system, making a new report on various ways to hack the system all the more alarming.
Since Apple bloggers have little to no actual communication with the people inside the company, most iReporters get their validation after having already written the news, giving them an unjustified sense of import, which is about to get worse.
As of April this year T-Mobile offered the best deal on the iPhone for just $99 up front and no tyrannical two-year contract, and yet the company hasn't sold enough to save itself from third place.
Last night a man reportedly was killed while peeing on the third rail of the G train in Brooklyn, leading to a renewed debate over the myth that one can actually kill oneself by taking a leak on the super electrified subway track.
After "sources" told "recovering journalist" at ReadWriteWeb and Forbes Dan Lyons that the tech industry blog Pando Daily "burned thru 4m" on its way to "lights out," Pando Daily founder Sarah Lacy has categorically denied her site has financial woes.
Not only is Netflix creating compelling original content worth watching on its streaming service, but the HBO-of-the-future is facilitating a similar revolution on the cable networks as well.