Latest Michael Harper Stories

Facebook Home Hits 500K Downloads In First Week
2013-04-22 10:48:17

After a week on the market, Facebook Home has been downloaded more than 500,000 times. The majority of those who have downloaded and reviewed the app have given it mostly mediocre scores.

Facebook Data Centers Offer Users Look Into Water, Power Usage
2013-04-19 12:24:10

In an effort to open up some of their operations, Facebook has given the Internet a front row seat to two of their American data centers. These data centers, located in Prineville, Oregon and Forest City, North Carolina, work like any other industrial building, meaning they require power, cooling and water.

Google Glass Explorer Tries To Sell Glass for $90,000
2013-04-18 11:36:06

t comes as no surprise that Google doesn’t want any of their “Explorers” sharing or selling the earliest Glass units. Yet a Philadelphia man who was lucky enough to win a chance to try Glass early was shocked when he discovered that the Terms of Service prevent him from selling his $1,500 glasses on eBay.

Twitter Rolls Out New Music App For Web, iPhone
2013-04-18 11:53:54

Today Twitter is letting the general public get their first glimpse of their new app appropriately called “#music,” and so far, it looks to be a beautifully designed and well thought out app.

Apple Call-Waiting Patent Displays Information While On Hold
2013-04-03 09:33:11

Apple was a granted a new patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office detailing how information can be displayed while a caller is on hold when placing a call.

Chewing Gum Can Help You Focus
2013-04-02 10:25:44

A recent study published in the British Journal of Psychology has found some good could come from chewing gum.

Denial Of Service Prank Meant To Crash Apple's iMessage App
2013-04-01 09:27:58

A small number of developers have found themselves the victim of a Denial of Service prank meant to crash Apple’s iMessage. It’s believed that the people behind the prank are affiliated with the iOS software pirating community and are using the iMessage app on Mac OS X.

Latest Facebook Move Allows Replies To Your Comments
2013-03-26 10:30:34

Facebook has finally joined the rest of the modern Internet in one major way: they’re going to allow replies and threaded comments on Pages and extremely popular public Profiles.

Mussels Adhesive Power May Hold Cure To Cancer And More
2013-03-07 17:16:51

One researcher's work in unlocking the mystery behind mussels' adhesive mechanism could eventually lead to cures for cancer, nicotine addiction and a more efficient way of cleaning up oil sands.

Making Whoopee Is The Cure For Chronic Headaches Says German Study
2013-03-06 13:44:24

According to team of neurologists from the University in Muenster, Germany, having sex can lead to “partial or complete relief” of headaches and migraines.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]