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Google's New +1 Social Search Button Puts 'Likes' in Your Search

Adding yet another thing to click as you make your way across the Web, Google has finally launched its long-rumored '+1' recommendation service. (Try it out here.) It seems that Google is augmenting its algorithmically derived search results with your contacts' recommendations. Google's Matt Cutts told AdAge, "When someone recommends something, that's a pretty good indicator of quality." The...

Google Launches Person Finder for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

The extent of the damage is still unknown, but people with friends or family in Japan can turn to Google's Person Finder if they're looking for or having information about anyone caught up in the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit last night and this morning. The service is available in Japanese, Chinese and English. The app was first launched in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake...

iOS 4.3 Is Here: Personal Hotspot and App Store Improvements in Tow

iOS 4.3 has arrived, and with it a number of improvements to Apple's mobile OS. The biggest news is that the App Store will now recognize if you've previously purchased an app, and now iPhone 4s have access to the Personal Hotspot feature. Along with a bunch of bug fixes, Safari has also gotten a nice speed boost and you can finally reclaim the orientation lock button on the iPad. Fire up iTunes...

Apple iOS 4.3 Coming With Faster Safari, Personal Hotspot and Photo Booth

Apple's not just showing off new hardware today in San Francisco. iOS 4.3, the long-awaited update to Apple's mobile OS, will officially land on March 11th, and it brings iTunes home sharing, improved Mobile Safari performance and software control over the iPad's hardware lock (meaning you can set it to mute or lock the orientation). Previously only available on Verizon, the 'Personal Hotspot'...

Apple iPad 2 Unveiled

Apple kicked off the tablet era with last year's launch of the iPad, and countless manufacturers have been scrambling to catch up. It's no surprise that Apple wants to make sure its presence is felt as the Tablet Wars continue on through 2011. The iPad 2 is hardly revolutionary, but it's a worthy upgrade to an already attractive package. And say what you will about Apple and iOS, but it's still...

Apple Unveils New MacBook Pro Line With Thunderbolt, FaceTime HD

Rumors of a MacBook Pro update from Apple have been floating around for the past few weeks, so it was no surprise to see this morning's launch of a fully refreshed line (including 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch versions). The Pros are packing the cutting-edge Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processors, AMD Radeon graphics cards and the brand new Thunderbolt I/O tech. Like a supercharged USB or...

Guitar Hero is No More

It seems like it was only yesterday that 'Guitar Hero' took rhythm gaming to previously unseen heights and created a whole market of instrument-based gaming accessories. But in reality that was all the way back in 2005. In the ensuing years, 'Rock Band' has offered some stiff competition and the novelty of gaming with a plastic Gibson SG has worn off. All of these things may be true, but that...

Is webOS Back? HP Launches TouchPad, Veer and Pre 3

HP snatched up Palm in 2010, and we've been waiting to see just how the computer company planned to use its new property. The only glimpse until now had been the Pre 2, a rather underwhelming upgrade to the original Pre, which was a mighty fine device that simply failed to capture the public's imagination. HP isn't ready to let the brand simply wither and die, though, and with good reason: WebOS...

WikiLeaks Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

It almost feels that WikiLeaks' nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize was inevitable. The site's focus on transparency and exposing corruption and human rights abuse, as well as its knack for stirring up controversy, seems tailored to draw the attention of the Nobel Prize Committee. After announcing that WikiLeaks had been nominated, Snorre Valen, a member of the Norwegian parliament, called the site...

Facebook Wants to Comment on Your Blog

Third party commenting systems like Disqus and Intense Debate have had some success streamlining the commenting process on blogs and other sites by allowing users to sign up for an account and leave missives across a number of sites that support the system. But we sincerely hope those services have a backup plan, because they may just find themselves under the immense blue boot of Facebook....

Robert Gibbs: Egypt Must Restore Social Networking and Internet

Yesterday, President Obama and Vice President Biden were somewhat hands-off with the unfolding situation in Egypt -- neither explicitly condemning the Egyptian protesters nor supporting the government -- but the regime's complete blockage of the Internet hasn't gone unremarked upon today. In a recent tweet, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has expressed the White House's feelings about the situation:...

Egypt Shuts Down Mobile, SMS Service

According to The Wall Street Journal, mobile and SMS service appears to be down in Egypt, along with the country's Internet connections. The U.K.-based Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) wrote in a statement that all of the mobile operators in Egypt had been "instructed to suspend services in parts of Egypt. Under Egyptian legislation, the authorities have the right to issue such an order and we are...

Egypt Shuts Down Internet As Protests Intensify

As civil unrest continues to spread and intensify across Egypt, authorities within the country have taken a drastic and apparently unprecedented step: they've shut down the entire Internet. The blackout began at about 12:30 a.m. local time, when four of the Egypt's major service providers abruptly shut down. Calling the nationwide outage "an action unprecedented in Internet history," the...

Nintendo 3DS Coming March 27th for $249.99

Having slowly teased its glasses-free 3-D handheld since last year's E3, Nintendo finally got serious about the 3DS this morning in New York. The 3-D and touchscreen-enabled gaming device will launch on March 27th for $249.99 in aqua blue or obsidian black, packs Wi-Fi functionality, and comes with a 3-D slider to manually adjust the 3-D effect. The 30+ launch titles are largely trusted,...

Verizon Launches iPhone 4, Available February 10th

Today marks the end of a very, very, very long march towards the Verizon iPhone. Years of fruitless rumors can now be put to rest as the iPhone 4 will soon be available in a CDMA flavor on Big Red's 3G network "early next month." At New York's Lincoln Center, Verizon announced that it began negotiating with Apple to bring the device to the network back in 2008, and that it has been internally...