Websites to stream the game online, watch Super Bowl commercials, and more
Regardless of whether or not you, the geeky PC enthusiast that you are, are excited about watching (arguably) the two top teams in the NFL meet for their annual head-to-head, commercial-filled extravaganza; we've got 10 fun Super Bowl-related websites to keep you entertained. Puppy Bowl, anyone?
So if you truly want to enrich your bone-crunching football experience, check out one of the many companion websites below that will help make the big game day even better.
A ghost town no more, Google+ is home to hundreds of millions of active users.
CPUBoss aims to make it easy to search for and compare CPUs.
Do you know which is the overall better buy between an Intel Core i7 3770K and AMD FX 8350? If shopping mobile devices, do you know how Nvidia's Tegra 3 stacks up against Texas Instruments' OMAP 4 (4470)? We live and breathe technology and it's literally our job to know the answer to those types of questions, but if you have better things to do than sit around all day and study processor technologies, you might find CPUBoss.com a helpful site the next time you're in the market for a system, big or small.
As it turns out, Google didn't run over a donkey taking Street View pictures.
Everyone knows what happens when you assume things, and admittedly, Street Viewpictures in the Kweneng region of Botswana showing a donkey sprawled across the road amid a puff of dust looked bad. Like, really bad. At a glance, it appeared Google ran over and killed the wandering donkey in its continued quest to photograph the planet, an innocent victim in the wrong place at precisely the right time. But guess what? The donkey's alive.
Tell us which AV programs you want to see included in this year's roundup!
Straight and to the point, we need your help. You see, we're getting ready to conduct our annual roundup of Internet security suites, and we thought we'd try something a little different this year. Rather than pick which programs we think you'd be most interested in reading about, we're letting YOU tell US which ones to include. That's right, you wield the power -- how will you use it?
Mark Zuckerberg sees Graph Search as being a better way to sift through your Facebook connections.
For the past week, Facebook's been teasing a January 15 (today!) press event inviting the media to "come and see what we're building." The teaser inevitably led some to speculate the unveiling of the long-rumored Facebook Phone, but apparently Zuckerberg's tucking that little nugget away for another day. So, what was the announcement for? A brand new search engine, though not one that's globally focused like Google or Bing.
Justin Timberlake's new single headlines MySpace's relaunch.
Have you been missing MySpace? Neither have we, but in case you're curious what the social networking site has been up to, just head over to the homepage and check out the redesign. With celebrity backing from Justin Timberlake, who's mug stares right at you on the homepage, MySpace is offering the artist's new single "Suit & Tie" featuring Jay-Z free to people who sign in to the new site.
Out of 200 million LinkedIn members, 74 million reside in the U.S.
LinkedIn likes to tout itself as the world's largest professional network on the Internet, and it's not just lip service. Having now achieved more than 200 million members around the world, LinkedIn is a seriously large social network, professional or otherwise. Let's put it into perspective. If LinkedIn were a country, it would have the 5th largest population in the world.
A new 802.11ac router from D-Link promises lag-free gaming and smooth video streaming.
D-Link today announced a number of new networking products and services, none more interesting than the cylinder shaped "Gaming Router" with Qualcomm StreamBoost technology (DGL-5500). From the pictures we've seen, it looks like a miniature version of an SVS PC12/PC13 subwoofer, but it's really an 802.11ac wireless router with specialized QoS (Quality of Service) controls for uninterrupted gaming and smooth streaming video playback.
Cross-platform support for AcerCloud means you can move files seamlessly between PC and mobile.
Acer on Monday announced cross-platform support for AcerCloud, the company's cloud-based file sharing and media management service that's free to use. Up to this point, AcerCloud only supported Windows-based PCs, but it now adds Android and iOS to the fold, giving users an easy way to move and manage files on multiple platforms via Wi-Fi or cellular.