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Colbert Report Offensive Tweet Provokes Outrage, Calls To #CancelColbert

A tweet - now deleted - by the promotional account of The Colbert Report produced an outcry of racism against Stephen Colbert and spawned the hashtag of #CancelColbert.

The since-deleted tweet read:

“I’m willing to show the #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.”

The tweet was originally a quote from Wednesday night’s show. In Wednesday’s episode, the joke was in the context of Colbert mocking Redskins owner Dan Snyder for responding to complaints about his team name, the… Read More


Pew: 73% Of U.S. Adults Use Social Networks

 

Nearly 3 out of 4 Americans now use the main social networks, according to figures out today from the researchers at the Pew Research Center.  The percentage of adults using the Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram to communicate with each other is now at 73%, and Facebook — the biggest social network of all with 1.19 billion users — is still the most popular, with 71% of U.S. adults using it.  That’s four percentage points up from last year’s 67%, Pew notes.

With more social networks, more… Read More


Amazon PrimeAir Could Be Delivering Your Orders By 2015

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive, wants to use drone technology to ship the products you order from Amazon.

The drone, as constructed today, looks like a barbecue grill, attached with eight propellers and a basket to it and will be used to deliver small items to people’s houses. He envisions this drone delivery as easy as a milkman delivering milk like the old days.

Mr. Bezos announced this on CBS’ 60 Minutes program.  Though the news was the talk of watercoolers everywhere, it seems like Mr. Bezos had another… Read More


Medic Mobile Brings Health Care To Developing World

Medic Mobile, the non-profit tech company, has an ambitious goal; to bring healthcare to the developing world where it healthcare is almost nonexistent.  By working with community health workers in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia and equipping them with $10 cellphones. This hub-and-spoke model of health care potentially could revolutionize the way millions of people get well.  

Healthcare in the developing world is not as advanced and as connecting then developed countries.  Every year, one million babies die on the day they're born, many of them in developing to third world countries.… Read More


Apple Reportedly Developing Large Curved Screen iPhones

Could Apple be following Samsung when it comes to innovation?  Reports have surfaced that Apple is developing iPhones with curved-glass screens and enhanced sensors that detect different levels of pressure.

According to Bloomberg, two models — one with screen of 4.7 inches and another with a screen of 5.5 inches —are in the works, and both would use glass that curves downward at the edges.

The two models would rival Samsung's Galaxy Note 3, which boasts a 5.7-inch screen. The second model is also significantly bigger… Read More


Google Explains Its Mystery Barges

Looks like the mystery (sort of) has been solved on the mysterious barges floating near San Francisco and Portland, Me.

In a statement, Google says it is exploring using two large barges on the east and west coasts as interactive learning centers.  The barges, four stories tall and made of shipping containers, were hiding in plain sight until last month, when a Cnet reporter its connection to Google.

At first speculation was rampant, anywhere from floating data centers, traveling Google Glass stores or showrooms with party decks.

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Japanese Chat App Line Could Be The Next Big Thing

A two-year-old messaging application that lets people exchange information, send silly stickers and play games with their friends is taking Asia by storm.

The app is called Line.  It already has 230 million monthly users.  Facebook did not reach this number until it was five years old.  And it has not even penetrated the United States yet.

Most of the users are from Asia but Line is becoming popular in Europe and Latin America. Hundreds of millions of smartphone users are using Line instead of Facebook or Twitter to tell their friends… Read More


Jeremy Lin 's Newest YouTube Video ‘You’ve changed, bro’ Shows His Humor Side

Houston Rocket Jeremy Lin has always been known to be humble even after his Linsanity fame when he took the world by storm with his play with the New York Knicks in 2012.  But you may not know (unless you are an avid Lin follower) that he can be hilariously self-deprecating.

A new video uploaded to Lin’s official YouTube channel reminds people that despite his fame and riches, Lin is still a very much humble and funny guy who is capable of being the punchline to his own jokes. Titled “You’ve changed,… Read More


Ketchup Entertainment Acquires Jeremy Lin Documentary, “Linsanity”, Set To Release Oct 4

Evan Jackson Leong’s “Linsanity” , Jeremy Lin’s documentary on his rise to stardom, has been acquired by Ketchup Entertainment and will release the documentary on Oct. 4 of this year.

The documentary premiered at Sundance, and now will be launched in Boston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco along with 10 to 15 other cities.

The documentary follows Lin’s life from his childhood in Palo Alto, Calif., to his almost impossible rise to stardom in early 2012 with the NBA team New York Knicks, which the media quickly termed it as… Read More


Sina Weibo Makes It Easier To Join By Allowing Users To Register Through Their Facebook Accounts

Sina Weibo, China’s hottest social network, is making it easier for people outside China to join - by allowing users to register through their Facebook accounts.

The Facebook login option can be seen on hk.weibo.com after clicking on the grey "register" button on the top-right.  This Facebook-login was blogged by Surround app, a third-party Weibo app that features machine translation of Chinese tweets posted to the service. In the blog, Surround verifies that the Facebook connection works well for Weibo.

This is big news for Sina Weibo… Read More


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