Social Media

Emmys online: More than 17K tweets per minute during Emmys

All eyes were on the Emmys Sunday night, but many had their eyes on the computer, tablet or cellphone screen, too.

Monday - 09/23/2013, 08:46am EDT

Google Glass peers toward future of wearable computers

Google Glass isn't available to the public, but its development is sparking buzz and interest in the possibilities of wearable computers. WTOP gets a chance to experiment with Google Glass, thanks to Data Doctor Ken Colburn.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 06:47am EDT

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s memorabilia in online auction

The U.S. Marshals Service is auctioning mink capes, Bruce Lee and Michael Jackson memorabilia to help make sure former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. pays his debt to society.

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 06:36am EDT

LivingSocial expands beyond daily deal email

LivingSocial is seeking to reinvent itself again. The District-based company rose to fame with its daily deals, but plans to change into a Web site and mobile app where people can browse for deals.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 08:46am EDT

Ambient noise at coffeehouse stimulates creativity

The superior beans, roasting, and free Wi-Fi apparently aren't the only reasons many love hanging out in coffeehouses. Research shows the ambient noise enhances creativity.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 07:20am EDT
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Area synagogues livestream Yom Kippur services

A Montgomery County, Md. temple is using high-tech to bring followers closer to a higher being. Temple Shalom will be live-streaming Friday's Yom Kippur High Holy Day service.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 09:32am EDT

Phony book covers disguise video games

The piles of computer games he'd coveted has teenager were becoming a liability as an adult - so one gamer came up with a creative way to conceal his passion.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 09:25am EDT
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Denny's tweaks gold iPhone with tweet

Denny's jumped at the chance to capitalize on Apple's new iPhone with a clever social media ad.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 08:17am EDT

Groundbreaking Apple iPod Classic fades toward obscurity

With the immediate future of iPhone clear, the future of a groundbreaking Apple mobile device is less clear. The iPod Classic is apparently entering the twilight of its life.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 06:19am EDT

'Twerk fail' viral video staged by Jimmy Kimmel (Video)

The viral video which showed a girl's pants catching on fire while attempting to twerk was a stunt, staged by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 07:50am EDT

'I Killed a Man' YouTube confessor charged

Ohio man who made confessional DUI video turns himself in after vehicular homicide indictment

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 06:25am EDT

Study: Liars take longer to text back

A new study finds that people who lie during a texting or online conversation take longer to respond.

Monday - 09/09/2013, 10:21am EDT
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Navigating social media during a divorce

Getting divorced is difficult enough. Sharing too much information on social media can complicate matters, and even be used against you in the courtroom.

Monday - 09/09/2013, 06:26am EDT

(Just) all the news that's fit to print

We all know how convenient it is to look things up online. Printing what you find online is a different (and often wasteful) matter. Here's how to print what you want, and nothing more.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 06:06am EDT
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More Internet users take precautions to avoid surveillance

Many think it's not possible to remain anonymous online, and many others are working to block their information from getting out.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 04:40am EDT

Beach Boys seek crowdsourced guitar solo

The Beach Boys have launched an online campaign, asking fans to contribute a guitar solo to a song that was recorded in 1979 without a lead guitar.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 06:36am EDT
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App enables 1-touch purchase from catalogs, circulars

A new mobile app lets people quickly buy what they see in a printed catalog, circular, or magazine without having to go online to make the purchase.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Social media, tech tools bridging age divide

For any adult who's ever been frustrated while teaching a parent to operate a DVD or CD player, the notion of trying to explain social media might make you think "OMG." Guess what - they're learning without you.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 06:15am EDT
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Md. couple invites Robert Griffin III to Marine Corps Ball (Video)

A local couple took to YouTube to invite Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III and his wife to the Marine Corps Ball.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 06:59pm EDT

Finding a sober ride with the click of a button

If you are worried about your college student finding a safe ride home after a night of partying, there could soon be an app to quell parental fears.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 07:27am EDT
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