A new handheld GPS unit by Delorme allows you to send short text messages, even if your cell phone is not receiving a signal. It is the new InReach Global Positioning System Communicator, and it can keep you in touch with society, even when you are out in the vast wilderness.
As you might expect, it is done through satellites. Delorme has partnered with satellite phone provider Iridium to present a messaging package at 10 bucks a month.
News Corp has finally found a buyer for MySpace, the (formerly) premiere social network. The reported selling price is around $35 million. That may sound like a lot, but it comes out to less than seven cents on the dollar from what News Corp shelled out six years previous.
Google’s answer to Facebook debuted on Tuesday, named Google+. The internet giant is presenting it as a Facebook alternative.
Facebook’s most glaring weakness has always been privacy, with its practices constantly under attack as being self-serving, ever-mutating and confusing. Privacy controls continue to be hard to navigate, regardless of their efforts to simplify things. For example, there is a button to click if you don’t want your “Likes” included with ads; good luck finding it!
Microsoft’s Skype acquisition for $8.5 billion hasn’t even been declared official yet, but that hasn’t stopped them from working behind the scenes to become more ubiquitous. An anonymous source says that Facebook is about to launch a video chat service, powered by, who else, Skype.
The “Infinite Loop” was invented by Tim Gushue and is a flexible tablet stand in every sense. If you know anything about the “flexible curve” commonly used with woodworking and drawing, then you have a good idea on this design.
The bendable plastic strip measured four feet in length and has a metal core running through the center. This combination allows a user to bend and shape it into any form they choose to support a tablet.