The Tech Herald

Networking


Networking

Latest


MySpace gets more user traction than Google+

1. Mar 2012, 16:53

MySpace gets more user traction than Google+

Despite Google’s best efforts, it would appear its Google+ network still isn’t making sizable in-roads into the social scene alongside the likes of Facebook and Twitter. ... more

Facebook denies reading personal text messages

27. Feb 2012, 18:51

Facebook denies reading personal text messages

Facebook is back in the privacy crosshairs this week after a report in The Sunday Times suggested the social media titan’s official Android software app is capable of accessing and reading personal text messages crafted by phone users. ... more

Facebook hacker slapped with prison sentence

20. Feb 2012, 16:58

Facebook hacker slapped with prison sentence

In a case described by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) as “the most extensive and flagrant incidence of social media hacking to be brought before British courts,” 26-year-old Glenn Mangham received an eight-month sentence for his actions. ... more

Facebook to introduce Verify Account feature

17. Feb 2012, 15:09

Facebook to introduce Verify Account feature

Ever keen to tinker with its winning format—to the eternal chagrin of its 800 million users—Facebook is once again changing how things work on the world’s leading social network. ... more

Laptop-shooting father faces police and Child Protective Services

16. Feb 2012, 15:26

Laptop-shooting father faces police and Child Protective Services

Tommy Jordan, the frustrated father that shot his daughter’s laptop after she branded he a slave driver on Facebook, has received visits from the police, Child Protective Services (CPS), and Good Morning America. ... more

MySpace on the up after Specific Media reboot?

14. Feb 2012, 20:04

MySpace on the up after Specific Media reboot?

Although the MySpace platform has been all-but shunted into online obscurity, it would appear the once mighty social service is undergoing something of a revival following its purchase from News Corp. by Specific Media and Justin Timberlake. ... more

Video: Teen's Facebook rant leads to bullet-riddled laptop

13. Feb 2012, 21:32

Video: Teen's Facebook rant leads to bullet-riddled laptop

How far is too far when it comes to tough love and no-nonsense parenting? Well, for one dad in North Carolina, his limit evidently lies somewhere beyond unloading a high-powered handgun in the direction of his disrespectful and ungrateful child’s computer. ... more

Social networking beats TV as leading pastime

9. Feb 2012, 22:00

Social networking beats TV as leading pastime

Always keen to state the bleedin’ obvious over here at Tech Herald Towers, we are absolutely thrilled to ‘inform’ you that a new study has found teenagers would rather engage in Facebook shenanigans than suffer the indignation of Emmerdale. ... more

Deleted Facebook images accessible for 'three years'

7. Feb 2012, 20:20

Deleted Facebook images accessible for 'three years'

Zuckerberg & Co. have this week revealed that not all images are removed “in a reasonable period of time” and that access to them can still be gained by Facebook users that maintain a direct link to the deleted image(s). ... more

Study: Facebook users grow more active over time

3. Feb 2012, 14:19

Study: Facebook users grow more active over time

Indeed, despite the challenge of rival services such as Twitter and Google+, a new U.S. study has found that Facebook users are becoming increasingly dedicated to posting pictures, status updates, and video clips. ... more

More Articles

FrontierVille players post one million Facebook comments
Google+ now accepting all teenaged members
Twitter announcement causes 'censorship' outrage
Study finds Facebook 'friends' are no friends at all
Shame: Rupert Murdoch's flirty wife is a Twitter fake
Facebook blamed for breaking up marriages
Huh? Rupert Murdoch opens Twitter account
Agoraphobic uses Facebook to battle fears
Ungrateful Xmas kids use Twitter to bash parents
Google+ now has 62 million users

10 Amazing Open Letters That Caught The Public’s Imagination

07/30/14 2:09 am

A Dutch dad’s heartbreaking open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin following the death of his daughter Elsemiek de Borst on Flight MH17 went viral after touching the hearts of people around the world. Hans de Borst wrote the letter, below, after Elsemiek was killed with 297 others when the Malaysian Airlines jet was blown […]

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Auction

07/28/14 2:07 pm

Dodge are set to auction off the first production 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. The auction will take place during Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas and all the cash raised will go towards Opportunity Village. The Hellcat features special badging, Viper-exclusive Stryker Red paint, the VIN0001 and other associated memorabilia. The auctioneers are waiving all fees so everything […]

10 Things We Didn’t Know This Time Last Week

07/24/14 4:04 am

It’s been a busy week around the world — the aftermath of flight MH17 being shot down over Ukraine, and the Gaza/Israel conflict escalating. There’s also been lots of interesting revelations. Here we look at ten things we didn’t know this time last week. 10 A man has built the biggest ever fart machine in […]

10 Real Life Human Cannibals

07/21/14 10:16 am

A twisted nurse was this week found guilty of sexually grooming and planning to eat a 14-year-old girl. Dale Bolinger, 58, from Kent, England, told the Mexican girl, called Eva, in an online chat: “The idea of us making love and then eating you is a VERY great turn on! I have been called a very generous lover […]

10 Celebs Still Earning Megabucks Despite Being Dead

07/19/14 3:30 pm

Just because you’re dead doesn’t mean you have to stop earning money — and in the case of some celebrities that can mean huge sums of cash. According to financial website Forbes, the highest earning living celebrity is Madonna, who earned $125 million from June 2012 and June 2013. But that was dwarfed by the highest […]

10 Hollywood Couples Who Starred In Movies Together

07/19/14 9:32 am

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are set to star together for a second time in new film By the Sea. The Hollywood couple, who will also co-produce the drama, first appeared in a movie together in 2005′s Mr and Mrs Smith — the film on which their relationship blossomed. But the pair are not the only […]

21 Genius Cockney Rhyming Slang Phrases

07/19/14 8:14 am

Can you Adam and Eve it? Cockney Rhyming slang is without doubt one of the most beautiful and hilarious expressions of the English language anywhere in the world. Both poetic and utterly bizarre, it sees a combination of odd phrases used to replace simple every-day words. Used since the mid-19th century by tough working class types in the East […]

15 Of The Best Pics From Lamborghini’s Instagram Account

07/19/14 4:59 am

Instagram has opened up a whole new world for car fans looking for pics of the cars they idolize in action. The Lamborghini instagram account isn’t the most active, but the pics are well worth a look just because, well, they’re all of Lamborghinis. But to save you the hassle we’ve put together some of […]

2015 Dodge Challenger Prices And Specs

07/17/14 5:47 am

The 2015 Dodge Challenger will have a starting price of $26,995 for the basic SXT model. The R/T V8 has an MSRP in the US of $31,495, while the R/T Scat Pack and 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker models are priced from $38,495. The more powerful SRT 392 costs from $45,995, while the top-of-the-line 2015 Dodge […]

10 Best Things To Do In Seattle

07/17/14 2:38 am

Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific North West region of the USA and is a busy seaport. But it is also a great tourist destination, with a whole host of things to do for all the family. Here are our ten must-see attractions to visit. 1 Seattle Space Needle If you are not afraid of […]

The 10 Least Stressful Jobs

07/16/14 12:38 pm

While some jobs are extremely stressful — there are many where stress relatively unheard of. So if you’re fed-up of stress in your job, or are looking for a relaxing career, check out the jobs below — the ten least-stressful jobs of all, according to research by jobs website careercast.com. They were rated on things including how far […]

10 Free Car Games

07/16/14 9:48 am

Free Car Games Worth Playing Sometimes you just want to go to a website and play a few distracting car games without having to sign up for anything or downloading some app. Here is a list of some really cool free car games that you can play online for nothing. The games are mostly pretty quick […]

The 5 Greatest Astronomers Of All Time

07/15/14 5:16 pm

Mankind has had a fascination with astronomy since before the time when the word “astronomy” first existed. Celestial bodies that could be seen from Earth were among the first forms of keeping time and dreaming of other worlds. As such, there may have been great astronomers that had no words or means of describing any […]

Nissan creates ‘self-cleaning’ car

07/11/14 3:32 am

Nissan has built a version of its LEAF electric vehicle which the firm claims has ‘self-cleaning’ paint. The paint is ‘superhydrophobic’ and ‘oleophobic’ (yes, we didn’t know what those words mean either) so repels mud, rain and everyday dirt. It’s known as Ultra-Ever Dry and works by creating an ‘umbrella’ of air on the outside the […]

Corvette: Six Reasons to Buy Your Dream ‘Vette Now

07/10/14 2:47 pm

Corvettes hold a mythical place in the car world. For more than a half-century, these legendary machines have inspired dreams and outright lust in millions of people. Unfortunately for many automotive enthusiasts, Corvettes remain just a dream and nothing more. Indeed, such verve and excitement in any item costs more than common, practical goods, and […]

Car Games Update July 9th

07/09/14 6:06 am

This last week we’ve added quite a few titles to the car games section of Autosaur. Circus Biker looks fairly interesting but the game does not live up to the idea with it being a pretty bog standard obstacle game with no real challenge, maybe try if you’re tired of life! Urban Moto Trial is […]

Volvo promises ‘world’s most powerful and cleanest SUV’

07/09/14 5:39 am

Volvo claims their new XC90 will be the world’s cleanest and most powerful SUV ever made. The Swedish firm say they hope the car will make drivers feel like they can own an SUV “guilt-free”. The seven-seater XC90 will pump out 400hp and 472lb/ft of torque, but will have emissions of just 60g/km — which […]

Land Rover Marks 25th Anniversary of The Great Divide Expedition

07/08/14 6:31 am

Back in 1989 Land Rover traversed the hardest part of the Continental Divide in Colorado, USA. This was done to launch the 1990 Range Rover and the adventure was completed using stock models. To commemorate the trip Land Rover is taking a caravan of stock 2014 Range Rovers over 1000 miles along the route, with […]

MG SVW RANGE

07/07/14 7:17 am

The sweeping lines of vintage sports cars have captured the public’s imagination for decades — and here we look at the offerings of one of the world’s best vintage sports car manufactures, MG. The car maker was well-known for making small sports cars but its SVW range were larger vehicles. Of the three models that make […]

McLaren 650S GT3 Unveiled (PICTURES)

06/30/14 5:49 am

McLaren have unveiled their next generation 650S GT3 at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It has better handling and engine cooling than the road-going model, with a more aggressive front-end and updated carbon fiber bodywork. It is also safer than its racing predecessor the 12C GT3, with an enhanced carbon fiber MonoCall chassis and […]

From Autosaur

Over at A List a Day

Our Friends at Site Scene