Author archives: irodriguez

  • Google Broke CAPTCHA

    Apr 17, 14 • 1642 Views • CultureNo Comments

    Raise your hand if you love CAPTCHAs (the Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart), those blurry, contorted alpha-numeric codes that websites require you decipher in order to purchase products or create user logins.  ...

  • Up Next: A Robot Army

    Apr 16, 14 • 1884 Views • Business, Front PageNo Comments

    Titan Aerospace, the drone manufacturer that Facebook was flirting with just six short weeks ago, has now tied the knot with Google. The purchase price was undisclosed, but talks in March between Facebook and Titan pegged the cost at or around $60 million....

  • She Put a Plane Where? NSFW

    Apr 14, 14 • 3622 Views • Social Media, Trending, TwitterNo Comments

    Crisis management is a necessary evil in community management. You never know when you are going to come across the next pissed off customer or face one of the other million reasons you may need to go into ‘organized panic’ mode...

  • SELFIE: The Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine

    Apr 10, 14 • 4104 Views • CultureNo Comments

    Sure, selfies are fun. But they can also be inconvenient. Sometimes the camera angle just doesn’t capture the symmetry of your face, or the lighting doesn’t do justice to your complexion. If, like me, your arms are short, then you can never seem to get...

  • Samsung’s Self-Serving Selfie

    Apr 4, 14 • 2270 Views • Social Media, TwitterNo Comments

    When is a selfie not a selfie? Can a selfie ever be an advertisement? These questions might sound like Zen kōans, but for White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, it’s no theoretical matter. Earlier this week the 2013 World Series champions, the Boston...

  • Brazuca is Heading to the World Cup!

    Apr 3, 14 • 1957 Views • CultureNo Comments

    In anticipation of the FIFA World Cup, Adidas has created in their sweatshops athletic labs a soccer ball unlike any other. The Official Match Ball of the tournament, Brazuca is 8.65 diameter inches of pure Brazilian speed and sexiness...

  • Amazon Introduces Fire TV

    Apr 2, 14 • 1793 Views • BusinessNo Comments

    Amazon has made the leap from tablet manufacturer to set-top-box  manufacturer. Calling their new device Amazon Fire TV, the Internet leviathan is entering an area of our lives that the other major technology companies have, for the most part, been either...

  • April Fools’ Day from Big Brands

    Apr 2, 14 • 1712 Views • CultureNo Comments

    Nothing quite destroys my faith in humanity like April Fools’ Day, the one day each year when years of built-up trust with my closest friends, family and coworkers collapses in a series of gags. And thanks to social media, those gags have never been easier...

  • Google’s Transparency YouTube Video

    Mar 31, 14 • 3646 Views • Social Media, YouTubeNo Comments

    Ever since Edward Snowden leaked top secret documents exposing mass surveillance by the United States government against its own citizens, a general malaise has descended over the population. First we were shocked. Additional leaks were exposed. Then we were...

  • Facebook has Just Outsourced Their Fighting to Mercenaries

    Mar 12, 14 • 1929 Views • Facebook, Social MediaNo Comments

    In today’s 24-hour media orgy of constant information shoved down your throat via chimney sweep, what qualifies as “newsworthy”? Is it what the cable networks report? What your friends share on Facebook? Or is it what’s trending on Twitter?   If...