Month: April 2013

Afghan Guys And Gals Meet Facebook To Facebook

webmaster /April 30, 2013

By Farangis Najibullah April 11, 2013 High-school student Muhammad Akbar has never dated a girl in real life, but he’s got plenty of girlfriends on Facebook.With social and religious taboos restricting face-to-face contact between unrelated members of the opposite sex, Facebook’s popularity has skyrocketed as a virtual meeting place in Afghanistan.Akbar spends nearly an hour every Continue Reading →

SA banks warn of new scam

webmaster /April 29, 2013

Banking authorities warned consumers on Monday against a new scam designed to trick people into compromising their personal information. “The latest scam targets home computer users and masquerades as legitimate telephonic calls from reputable computer software stores,” the SA Banking Risk information Centre (Sabric) said on Monday. The “stores” advised victims their systems were faulty Continue Reading →

Yahoo’s teen app millionaire

webmaster /April 26, 2013

London – Got a tech idea and want to make a fortune before you’re out of your teens? Just do it, is the advice of the London schoolboy who’s just sold his smartphone news app to Yahoo for a reported $30m. The money is there, just waiting for clever new moves, said 17-year-old Nick D’Aloisio, Continue Reading →

Your Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn popularity may land you a job, cos look for well-connected people

webmaster /April 25, 2013

MELBOURNE: Your popularity on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn may help you bag a job as companies are increasingly looking for well-connected and influential people, experts say. Digital experts say social media and recruitment now largely go hand in hand. While at the most basic level, companies check up on prospective employees to see if Continue Reading →

Why I Don’t Care What My Facebook Friends Like

webmaster /April 24, 2013

By now, we’ve all heard about Facebook’s Graph Search announcement. Does this mean I’ll finally be living in a utopian society where social media will guide my searches based on what my Facebook friends think about products? Will I finally be living a life of bliss when my online connections serve as my life compass? If my sarcasm is any Continue Reading →

Video Games Help Treat Kids With Chronic Pain

webmaster /April 23, 2013

Camille Bautista The Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., opened a new pain care complex on April 3, aiming to eliminate pain in young patients by using video games. Utilizing specially designed games combined with Microsoft’s Kinect technology, participants can improve their health without realizing they’re receiving treatment. The gamification places kids in an intergalactic world where they Continue Reading →

Top 6 smartphone apps for losing weight

webmaster /April 22, 2013

The best weight loss apps really can help you stick to your plan. Slim down with these choices for iPhone and Android. AFP RELAXNEWS MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013, 10:36 AM   When it comes to losing weight, accountability is key — and smartphone apps can help with that. Here are a few top (mostly free) Continue Reading →

Emotional Ties

webmaster /April 19, 2013

Our relationship to objects is shaped by the language we use about them. By Susan S. Szenasy Posted April 9, 2013 Be the first to comment on this article “Objects are companions to our emotional lives,” writes Sherry Turkle. But the richly evocative language of literature is rarely used in writings about design. In fact, Continue Reading →

When a Facebook Post Is a Cry for Help

webmaster /April 18, 2013

By LIZ HERON In today’s connected world, it is not uncommon for high school and college students to use Facebook as a place to pour out their feelings, sometimes in intensely personal updates. Some are predictable melodrama and fairly harmless cries for validation — but not all. Facebook posts can serve as early warning signs for Continue Reading →