Or would you, like the socially responsible residents of Middle Road, Worcester, U.K. (pronounce it Wooster, everybody), scream, then contact Google and that continual powerhouse of media activity, your local newspaper?
Time Warner Cable is developing an iPad app that will let customers watch current programming, among other offerings.
The app, which has yet to be named or given a release date, was demoed in a YouTube video by Time Warner Cable Vice President of Web Services, Jason Gaedtke. When it's opened, the app delivers current programming for users to view in their area. They can see all the shows on now, or flip through the TV listings to see when other shows are on later.
According to Gaedtke, Time Warner Cable wants to achieve two basic goals with the … Read more
Has the market for home broadband reached a saturation point? It may have, at least according to the results of a new study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
After several years of solid gains, the rate of broadband adoption has slowed over the past year, according to the Home Broadband 2010 study (PDF) released Wednesday.
Among the more than 2,000 adults surveyed for the study, 66 percent now have a broadband Internet connection at home, a number not much higher than the 63 percent reported last year. Those percentages compare with 55 percent for the same period in 2008 and 47 percent in 2007.
The study discovered that 21 percent of those surveyed just don't use the Internet, citing a few different reasons. Many believe the content they'd find online wouldn't be very relevant to their lives. Some are simply not interested in jumping online. And others said they're not comfortable or savvy enough to use computers or the Internet on their own.
But those who don't have broadband access do face several challenges, according to the survey respondents. Among those questioned, many believe the lack of broadband is a major disadvantage when discovering job opportunities or gaining new career skills, getting information on health, and just learning new things to enrich or improve their lives.… Read more
Though few details were provided, Xinhua said that work on the new search venture has reached a "substantive operation" stage, according to the Associated Press. Xinhua also didn't specify whether the search site would be directed toward the Internet in general or toward the mobile market, which could tie in with China Mobile's … Read more
In their never-ending quest to steal your credit card and bank account numbers, passwords, Social Security numbers, and other sensitive personal information, malware purveyors go wherever the eyeballs are. Lately, the bad guys have increasingly been targeting the links served up by Web search engines.
Two computer security firms recently issued press releases touting the dangers of searching for popular terms, such as the names of starlets or items in the news. Barracuda Labs' 2010 Midyear Security Report highlights the risks of entering a popular topic in Google, Bing, or Yahoo. The company entered thousands of search terms in these … Read more
It's been more than a year (!) since I first tested an early alpha version of the Grooveshark app for iPhone, and now the company has finally jumped through the necessary hoops to get it into the App Store.
Grooveshark's Web site has for several years offered on-demand streaming of just about any song in existence, and it remains one of my favorite destinations. The iPhone app is also free, and it gives you a 30-day free trial, after which you'll have to sign up for a VIP subscription. Still, that subscription costs only $3 a month or $… Read more
In a move that surprises no one, Viacom plans to appeal the ruling that struck down its lawsuit against YouTube and Google earlier this year.
Viacom submitted the paperwork to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday, making official the intention it stated after Google won a huge victory in June in the dispute between the two companies over copyright materials on YouTube.
Google's request for summary judgment was granted by Judge Louis Stanton, meaning that the dispute was never presented to a jury, after Stanton ruled that YouTube was protected under … Read more
Jenny, the girl who allegedly used a dry-erase board and e-mail to quit and reveal her boss' FarmVille habit after he had allegedly referred to her as a "hot piece of ass," is, indeed, an actress in Los Angeles.
Her name is Elyse Porterfield. She is from Colorado. And she had merely auditioned for the part of the fictional Jenny, a part that has spawned heroine worship from far, wide, and even beyond that.
Although Jay Leno and Good Morning America were said to want her on their show, she … Read more
Gone are the days of having to rely on carefully chosen statistics doled out by a government agency or news reporter in the event of a crisis.
Readily available satellite data and visualization tools online have made it possible for anyone to observe massive changes happening on a global scale. Of course, that data is only available insofar as government agencies with satellites have made their data available.