You Can Now Embed Getty Images' Gorgeous Photos On Your Blog for Free

Getty Images is one of the world's premiere sources for amazing photos. But if you don't have the money to pay licensing fees, you can't use the images. Well now, Getty is making its photos embeddable. » 3/05/14 5:52pm 3/05/14 5:52pm

Report: John McAfee Captured After Weeks on the Run (Updated: False…

According to John McAfee's official blog, the once anti-virus pioneer has been captured at the border of Belize and Mexico after several weeks on the run from authorities. » 12/01/12 5:30pm 12/01/12 5:30pm

John McAfee Started a Blog About John McAfee

Can't get enough of the wild saga of murder suspect and anti-virus pioneer John McAfee? Great, because he just started a blog about his fugitive life on the lam in Belize. Bless you, internet. » 11/19/12 11:45am 11/19/12 11:45am

Do You Still Have a Personal Blog?

Once upon a time, it seemed like everyone had a LiveJournal, or Blogspot, or TypePad, or Wordpress, or ahem, Xanga. Then came the evolution of sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr which took the focus away from the blog post and emphasized the sharing of short thoughts, links, photos and whatever else. Nowadays,… » 8/10/12 4:20pm 8/10/12 4:20pm

Why Dave Winer Invented the Blog

If you're reading these lines it's because of this man. He's Dave Winer, the inventor of blogs and RSS syndication, two of the backbones of the web. Often controversial, always challenging, this is the story of what got him inspired to do it all: » 7/16/12 10:40am 7/16/12 10:40am

Behold This Treasure Trove of Mistaken Text Messages

There's a strange quirk in Verizon's text messaging system. When entering a recipient, if their phone number doesn't pop up with their name and you send it anyway, it may go to someone else. That someone else is often Leila. » 11/09/11 2:20pm 11/09/11 2:20pm

A Vintage Photo Blog That's Actually Pretty Cool

There are a lot of photo blogs out there dedicated to collecting vintage photos, but I like the spin that relative newcomer Dear Photograph puts on the formula. It's not the first time this has been done, sure, but the quality of the submissions is uniformly excellent, and the effect—especially in the photos that show… » 6/16/11 7:00am 6/16/11 7:00am

More People Are Tumblr'ing Than Using WordPress Blogs

In just four years, Tumblr has overtaken the eight-year-old Wordpress as the blogging platform du jour. Tumblr now has over 20,870,000 blogs. Mostly about cats and gifs, from what I can see. [Mashable] » 6/16/11 5:40am 6/16/11 5:40am

The Past, Present, and Future of Our Internet Loneliness

Does being on the internet ever make you feel like you're alone in the world? It should! Because this is basically how we live now: more and more ways to shout into the void, fewer and fewer people listening. Unless you've got, like, a kickass podcast, maybe? » 3/24/11 10:00am 3/24/11 10:00am

Bloggers Can Finally Blog From Android Phones With Official Blogger App

Did I say the word "blog" enough, like a true blogger shouting into her own personal echo-chamber? Regardless, it's taken Google almost three years to launch a Blogger app that enables posting, photo-uploading and more, all on the go. [UberGizmo] » 2/04/11 4:20am 2/04/11 4:20am

Well, That's One Way to Stop Your PC From Overheating

My new favorite blog,, is like a Russian Fail Blog for the repurposes (and misuse) of products. From using a laptop as a nutcracker, to a power-drill as a foosball table handle, it's full of craziness. [Misuse via Core77] » 12/30/10 7:40am 12/30/10 7:40am

AOL Acquires TechCrunch

The rumors have proven true: AOL is snapping up Michael Arrington's TechCrunch family of sites. The site will share a stable with AOL's other major tech property, Engadget, along with TUAW, Switched, and DownloadSquad. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but Business Insider has a source claiming the site went for… » 9/28/10 12:48pm 9/28/10 12:48pm

Convert Gizmodo's Posts to Audio Podcasts for Nokia Phones

What's this? An Ovi app, on Gizmodo? Finally, we've found one worth talking about—though admittedly this technology isn't exactly new, having been kicking around desktops for a few years. » 7/30/10 5:35am 7/30/10 5:35am

Barack Obama "Uses the Internet Like a Normal Adult"

We know he's a BlackBerry fanboy, an international iPod evangelist, and a prolific YouTube vlogger, and a general nerd, but now we have a new label for our POTUS: Internet addict. » 1/25/10 11:06am 1/25/10 11:06am

Amazon Opens Kindle to All Bloggers

If you are a blogger and want to sell a subscription to your blog, now you can sign up for the Kindle Publishing for Blogs beta program. Amazon will convert your full RSS in a Kindle-friendly stream and put it up for sale in their store. » 5/14/09 9:55am 5/14/09 9:55am

Comedian Stephen Fry Gets Guardian Column on Gadgets

Hoping to put us out of a job, The Guardian gave British comedian Stephen Fry his own column about gadgets. You'll remember that we wrote about Fry's huge rant on smartphones (the same rant that got him this job), taking to task just about every manufacturer (including Apple) for sub-par work. In his new column, which… » 10/29/07 1:45pm 10/29/07 1:45pm