Sure, it' easy to keep up with what your friends are doing just by following them on social media. But what about they get profiled in the NY Times? Unless they post the link,you might not see it. Enter Newsle, which tracks "real news" which you might miss. Link it to your FB friends, LinkedIn contacts, favorite authors, or people you want to know more about.
And yes, there's always the vanity option - that you want to see when YOU make news.
If you've ever noticed that your internet connection is a little slower than usual, it might be that someone else is using it without you knowing. How rude!
Well now a new kind of wallpaper technology could ensure no one will EVER be able to steal your Wi-Fi ever again. Researchers at the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (INP) have been working on the new paper that successfully blocks out certain electromagnetic wave frequencies, which means your Wi-Fi will be secure, but your mobile signal won't be affected at all.
The wallpaper isn't available quite yet, but check out Ahlstrom.com for more information about how the clever tech works.
There are so many quirky products and online tools to help you make the most of your Instagram snaps, but we love the idea of InstaMatch, a cute way of turning your photos into a memory game!
InstaMatch is an app, which allows you to use popular photos to match snaps together that have the same subject, play with your own photos or sync up with friends for a fun photo-based game and a firm favourite among little ones or photography lovers!
Available from iTunes.
[Via Swiss Miss]
We've seen Google add a few different games and tricks to its homepage over the past year or so, but we love the latest festive trick, which sees snow fill up the homepage if you type 'let it snow' into the search bar.
If it fills up too much though you can quickly hit the 'defrost' button to get rid of all the snow!
If you've ever played around with web design you'll know that it's important to add some random text to your website in order to see how the layout looks. Usually budding designers use "lorem ispum" text generators to get these chunks of text, but a new site called Cupcake Ipsum aims to make web design a little more sweet, cute and fun.
Here's an example of the text we just generated:
"Chocolate cake carrot cake wafer lollipop donut danish tart gingerbread gingerbread. Ice cream applicake macaroon gummi bears gingerbread bear claw oat cake carrot cake. Gingerbread brownie sweet jujubes tart jelly-o gummies candy pudding. Caramels halvah jelly tart danish. Chocolate toffee gummies tootsie roll icing muffin wafer macaroon danish. Gingerbread apple pie marzipan."
It's making us very VERY hungry.
A new flash sale fashion site called Community Collection is set to change the way we shop online by donating 20% of its profits to a charity which the designers choose.
Featured on Mashable last week, the new ecommerce site offers 30 day flash sales from designers such as Helmut Land and Alexander Wang. However, their clothing isn't discounted, but focuses on giving a percentage of sales to charity instead.
It'll be interesting to see whether people prefer to buy products from the website because of its charitable donations, but the site's founders aim to give customers even more of an incentive in the future by stocking limited edition collections and much more exclusive products.
There are all kinds of Instagram related products and services being launched at the moment and Followgram has to be one of the most useful. The website allows you to create a custom 'follow' button to help other users find all of your retro, filtered snaps!
The site also gives you a web interface for Instagram too, so you can easily see all of your photos, who you follow and images you've like all online. There's also a tool to create a special vanity URL for your Instagram account too.
Visit Followgram to create yours.
Last night at Facebook's f8 developer conference the social network revealed a LOT of changes, the most notable one being Timelines.
Like the name suggests, these will be long Timelines of your WHOLE life which will replace your current Facebook profile, you can even scroll down to when you were born!
There's been a lot of mixed reactions to Timelines so far and there's also only limited access, so just a select few can play around with theirs until the feature is rolled out to every user in the next few weeks.
Check out the video above to see Timelines in action and make up your own mind.
A new iPhone and web application called MoodPanda aims to track your mood through a series of diaries, graphs and calendars.
Although it would be hard to keep up with entries regularly, we think it's a great idea and will mean you can find out what makes you feel down and what lifts you back up again! And don't worry, you can share your information with others on Facebook or Twitter, but everything is kept super private if you'd rather keep your moods a secret.
Available from iTunes for Free.
Yahoo today reported that an increasing number of people are claiming to have Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (or EHS), which means that they are experiencing headaches, muscle spasms, burning skin and chronic pain due to over-exposure to mobile phones and wireless internet.
Now we've all heard of "cell phone radiation", but is it really a threat to our health?
Various spokespeople and organizations have claimed that these symptoms are real, but apparently The World Health Organization set the record straight:
"EHS has no clear diagnostic criteria and there is no scientific basis to link EHS symptoms to EMF (electromagnetic field) exposure. Further, EHS is not a medical diagnosis, nor is it clear that it represents a single medical problem."