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Google Launches Wedding Planning Site

If saying "I do" is in your near future, Google has launched a wedding planning site. According to The Official Google Blog, Google Weddings offers four main tools for the soon-to-be-married: Google Sites for creating a website that can be shared with the wedding party; Picnik for editing photos; Google Documents for creating seating charts, schedules and budgets with wedding-themed templates; an...

Dangerous 'LOL is this you?' Spam Hits Facebook Chat

Share Over the weekend, Facebook investigated spam that was plaguing users via Facebook chat. According to CNET News, a victim received a friend's Facebook chat message, which read, "LOL is this you?" and contained a link. Upon clicking the link, the user was sent to a 404-error page, which compromised his or her account, and then used it to spam other Facebook friends. This outbreak is similar t...

iPhone Coming to Verizon in January, Bloomberg Says

Verizon iPhone, blah, blah, blah. We've heard before that Apple is hard at work on a CDMA version of the iPhone that will land on Verizon, and thereby eliminate the need for devoted Jobsians to suffer at the hands of AT&T's lackluster (but admittedly improving) service. Someone "familiar with the plans" told Bloomberg to expect the Apple handset to arrive on Big Red this January. Launching ...

Nintendo 3DS Gets Official at E3

Today at E3, Nintendo officially took the wraps off the 3DS, the latest version of its wildly successful portable gaming platform. The big selling point is, of course, the 3.5-inch 3-D screen that graces the top half of the handheld. Unlike the 3-D tech being hawked by TV manufacturers, the screen on the 3DS doesn't require special glasses to get the tri-dimensional effect. A slider on the side o...

Facebook Overhauls Privacy Tools, Simplifies Controls

Share Today in Palo Alto, Mark Zuckerberg and crew unveiled a drastically reworked set of privacy controls for Facebook, prompted by weeks of backlash (including a push for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate). The changes, as discussed with Senator Chuck Schumer and other consumer advocacy and privacy groups, are designed to give users much tighter and simpler control over what they sha...

Apple Refreshes White Macbook for $999

No longer just a rumor or speculation, the newest version of the Macbook hit the Apple Store yesterday. According to Engadget, the laptop boasts a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, an NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics card and, best of all, a 10-hour battery life -- a full three hours longer than those of older MacBook incarnations. And that's not to mention that this bad boy is priced at $999, making it a...

Blippy Shoots Self in Foot, Shares Users' Credit Card Numbers

Note: Update after the break Blippy, a service that lets users share what they purchase, has shot itself in the foot by accidentally leaking users' credit card numbers, days after seemingly hitting the big time by raising $11.2 million and getting profiled in The New York Times. Owen Thomas of VentureBeat discovered that a simple Google search would reveal some users' credit card numbers, and...

Facebook Lite Gets the Axe After Less than a Year

Not even one year after it launched, Facebook Lite has been axed by the company. According to ReadWriteWeb, a status update on Facebook's official profile announced the end of Facebook Lite, which was a slimmer version of the site meant for dial-up users and people in third-world countries where reliable Internet connections are hard to find. Users could still write on each others' walls, share p...

Facebook's New Community Pages Attempt to Harness Shared Knowledge

Never one to shy away from change or the addition of a new feature, Facebook has now introduced Community Pages to the social networking world. Community Pages, which are still in beta, are basically a spin-off from Fan Pages. As you might recall, Fan Pages were created to help people connect and interact with musicians, businesses and other brands. But people soon began creating Fan Pages for mo...

Facebook Rolling Out 'Questions' for Some Users' Homepages

Share Facebook is testing a new 'Questions' product with some users that could become direct competition to services like Quora, Aardvark and Yahoo! Answers. The product would bring real-time Q&A to the site (and ruffle some feathers, since Quora was started by former Facebook employees). Yesterday, All Facebook reported that the questions box was appearing on some users' homepages. Last nigh...

Google 'Replay' Lets You Search Twitter's History

On the same day the Library of Congress announced it would be archiving the world's public tweets, Google announced a new feature that lets users search Twitter's archives and pinpoint a moment in time. According to the Official Google Blog, the 'replay' feature will make it possible to zoom to a specific point in time or date range and find out what people were tweeting about a specific subjec...

Zynga Confirms 'FrontierVille' Game Is Coming to Facebook. Sigh.

As if there weren't enough games on Facebook to keep us busy for a lifetime, TechCrunch reports that Zynga, developer of 'FarmVille' and other sickeningly addictive games, will soon unleash a new title called 'FrontierVille' on the social-networking world. If you've played an of the other 'Ville' games, you know what to expect. Essentially, you'll mindlessly click away in order to accomplish diffe...

Microsoft Debuts 'Kin' Social Networking Phones on Verizon

While we're impatiently awaiting the arrival of true Windows Phone 7 devices, Microsoft has launched a pair of holdover handsets. The Kin One and Kin Two were officially unveiled today and look to offer a similar experience to Windows Phone 7, but stripped down and with a heavy focus on social networking. The Software The new Kin devices are based on the same OS core as Windows Phone 7, but pres...

iPhone 4.0 Keynote Means Multitasking, Mail, Microsoft Exchange and... Folders

Share We were, by turns, underwhelmed and pleasantly surprised by the much anticipated Apple keynote this afternoon. To distill it down for you, Apple is releasing a preview of the iPhone OS 4.0 software for developers today, and you can expect to see it available for your mobile device starting this summer. But there's a caveat: only certain devices (the newest ones, to be exact) will get all...

Will Nintendo Use Sharp's New 3-D Mobile Display for Its '3DS' Device?

Last week, we told you about how Nintendo's next DS model will feature 3-D technology without those dorky glasses. However, details were pretty scarce. Today, one more piece of the puzzle might have fallen into place. According to an Associated Press report, Sharp has unveiled a 3-D mobile device display that works without glasses. While nobody will confirm it, we figure it's inevitable that Sh...