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'Time' Includes 'FarmVille' on List of 50 Worst Inventions, We Nod Knowingly

Putting together a list of the best or worst of anything is always an arduous task. Some will agree, most won't, and many will be downright enraged with your selection. But that's also kind of the point. With this in mind, then, Time recently took it upon itself to put together an unranked list of the 50 worst inventions of all time, ranging "from the zany, to the dangerous, to the just plain dumb...

Google Lists the 1,000 Most Visited Websites, Excludes Porn

Google has released an exhaustive list of the 1,000 most visited sites on the Web. Facebook, Yahoo!, Live, Wikipedia and MSN made up the top five, pulling in over 1.99 trillion unique visitors every month. With the list, Google is giving advertisers the option to cherrypick where they want their ads in order to improve placement for their products or services. What's fascinating, though, is the t...

10 Ways to Keep Your Data Safe

Share Since 2005, there have been at least 358.4 million personal records lost to security breaches, according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. This includes everything from home addresses to credit card numbers and Social Security information. But, as frightening as the prospect of your sensitive data being compromised is, simply removing all traces of yourself from the Web is not a viab...

Berkeley, California Has The World's Fastest Average Broadband Speeds

Where can you find the fastest broadband Internet speeds on the whole planet? According to Ars Technica, the crown goes to Berkeley, California, which has the fastest average broadband Internet speed on Earth -- at 18.7Mbps. This West Coast college town beat out, according to Akamai Technologies' State of the Internet Report, other major urban hubs in both Asia and Europe. The U.S fared surprisin...

The Best iPad Cases Reviewed, For Bibliophiles and Ballers

Share Apple's newest wundergadget is many things: e-reader, photo viewer and supreme opportunity for retail catharsis. But the iPad is, in fact, still a computer: a hard slab of metal and glass that doesn't exactly warm the cockles of one's heart (and palms). It's a bit heavy, a little delicate and because of its slick surface, not terribly comfortable when you're trying to hold it with one ha...

The 15 Best Digital Athletes in Sports Gaming History

The go-to-player -- every sports gamer has one. It doesn't matter if you're a fan of the athlete in real life or not. When it comes time to fire-up that console, allegiances are set aside in order to win bragging rights over your buddy. For us, that guy was University of Georgia running back Herschel Walker in 'Bill Walsh College Football.' We're sure you have your own choices, too. So do the g...

Olympics 2.0: The Best of Vancouver 2010 on the Web

The 2010 Winter Olympics are raging in Vancouver, and a slew of medals have already been awarded. If you're looking for the best way to keep track of the games, you now have more options than you could imagine -- thanks to the Web. Thankfully, Tech Crunch has compiled a list of the sites that'll best keep you abreast of the Winter Games. The granddaddy of them all happens to be NBC's Olympic s...

Tumblr's Themed Additions Make the Web Richer, Weirder

With all the single-serving sites pouring out of Tumblr these days, it's hard for even the most acute of Web junkies to keep on top of everything. Fortunately, Buzzfeed has done the due diligence for everyone else, and has listed 10 of the newest (and weirdest) single-serving Tumblr sites. The countdown is comprehensive, delightfully time-wasting, and covers everything from the inane to the ador...

Twitter Type 'Toon Tells Your Tweeting Tendencies

With Twitter's booming popularity, some trends are bound to develop. No, we're not talking about the daily deluge of spam on the micro-blogging site, either. We're referring to the ways people use the service, all of which have been stereotyped and compiled by blogger and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki. The brilliant result is a list of six Twitter types. As funny as Kawasaki's observations are, ...

Web Sites That Met an Unfortunate 2009 Demise

Although inanimate and unaware, Web sites and Net memes must follow the order of natural selection just like carbon-based organisms. Since Darwin's law can be applied to all things, CNET is mourning 15 sites that were forced into extinction during 2009. Some of the Web creations that weren't properly adapted to survive 2009 include the once formidable and seemingly invincible Geocities, and th...

'Tis the Season for FAIL: A Year in Tech Disasters

If you love lists and rankings, then December definitely represents the pinnacle of the year. As the Advent calendar's panels steadily open, and the menorah's candles incrementally inflame, every publication, it seems, reveals its own take on the closing year's most notable achievements. Sometimes those celebratory 'Best of (fill in the blank)' lists grow tedious and overly enthusiastic, though. ...

Incredibly Geeky Methods for Measuring the Mundane

Measuring, categorizing, and sorting are all important facets of scientific analysis, but geeks love to apply those techniques to non-scientific, everyday pursuits, as well. With the rapid evolution of technology, terms like "shaftment" and "carucate" frequently fade into obscurity, so keeping up with current scientific methods can be difficult. Wired's Geek Dad, though, has compiled 11 forms of ...

Michael Jackson, 'Twilight,' and Wrestling Top Searches for 2009

This time of year, there's not much better than a good year-end list. A list is one of our last chances to reminisce about the year that was before turning our attention to the year that will be and all its promises. In the year-end spirit, Yahoo! released its list of "2009's Most Popular Searches" today on the CBS Early Show. Number one, to no one's surprise, is Michael Jackson. His shocking ...

TurkeyTech: Kitchen Gadgets Decrease Cooking Time, Increase Football Time

Any fool knows that the centerpiece of a perfect Thanksgiving dinner is a giant, moist, whole turkey. But while anybody knows that fact, it takes a special kind of anybody to actually cook a bird to perfection. There's temperature and time to worry about, and you absolutely can't skimp on the basting, let alone the dressing. Lucky for us, there's a plethora of gadgets out there to help make up fo...

Webby Awards Lists the Millennium's Top 10 Web Moments

With the decade coming to a close in less than two months, expect to see plenty of "Best of" lists. It's awful fun to think back on marquee moments from years past, especially when those moments occurred on our beloved Internet. Plus, it's shocking to recall just how much the Web has changed since the start of the millennium. In that spirit, the Webby Awards has released its list of "The Ten Most...