The 2014 World Cup tournament is well underway with exhilarating head-to-head matches and shocking team eliminations. And while the tournament unfolds you can’t forget about the billions of devoted fans across the globe supporting their teams, celebrating the wins and mourning the losses. “Billions?” you ask. “Aren’t you exaggerating?” Make that 3.5 billion fans, as… Continue reading The 10 Most Popular Soccer Teams on Twitter [STATS]
Living in the digital age, it should come as no surprise to us that World Cup viewership this year is more mobile and social than ever before. But just how mobile and social? According to a study by Peel, an app that turns your smartphone or tablet into a smart remote, viewership of this year’s… Continue reading The 2014 World Cup is More Mobile and Dominated By Facebook, Not Twitter [REPORT]
It’s time to kick off your summer with a brand new pair of running shoes. Not just any running shoes, mind you, but shoes so customized and personal that their pattern comes straight from your Instagram account. Last week Adidas announced the latest iteration of its sneaker customization program mi adidas. Starting in August the… Continue reading Adidas’ New App Will Customize Your Shoes With Your Instagram Photos
Here comes the most insane video you’ll see this week, if not this year. Around 3 a.m. on September 30, three men BASE jumped from the top floor of 1 World Trade Center. The resulting video will make you grip your chair in fear as the filming jumper lands on the West Side Highway. Skip… Continue reading Watch These BASE Jumpers Take an Insane Dive from 1 World Trade Center [VIDEO]
It’s happened to the best of us: that dreadful moment when your phone runs out of battery. It usually happens at the worst times too. But that could soon no longer be an issue for iPhone users, as Apple has filed two patents for battery-conserving technology that learns how and when we use our devices.… Continue reading Your iPhone Will Learn Your Behavior and Never Run out of Battery Again
A new study has shown a link between HIV outbreaks and real-time social media platforms like Twitter. UCLA researchers published the study in Preventive Medicine journal, finding a connection between geographic outbreaks of HIV in the U.S. and tweets heavily focused on drugs and sexually risky behavior. From May through December 2012, researchers collected 550… Continue reading Can Twitter Detect HIV Outbreaks?
February 8, 2014 marked James Dean’s would-be 83rd birthday. Although he is not alive today, Dean’s legacy lives on in several ways, including in a Twitter account run by fans. CMG Worldwide, which controls commercial estates for numerous deceased celebrities, including Dean, isn’t a fan of the account and wants it to be deleted. CMG… Continue reading Twitter Sued by James Dean’s Management Firm over Fan Account
Are you in the market for a new hardware manufacturing company? While Google may be looking to sling the likes of Motorola, just make sure the box comes with all the hardware and patents still inside! If not Google is running another sale on cross-licensing the patents you need… Comic via The Joy of Tech