This is for my friends and family how hound me constantly about this annoyance in Facebook. After having the same problem myself over 5 years ago with Facebook — which I ended by no longer using my Facebook account to login to other sites & services; all hail LastPass, all praise to thee — some people enjoy that convenience. However, they they want to change how those apps are allowed to do with their account. On a separate settings page (because OF COURSE there’s one), you can block apps from posting to your wall while allowing them to stay connected to your Facebook profile. Continue reading How to Stop Apps That Automatically Post to Facebook For You
Water and power are things we have to pay for when living in your house, apartment, condo, or hole-of-choice/convenience, but there are plenty of things you can do to lower that pesky utility bill. Here’s a game developed by Stanford University and the U.S. Department of Energy that’s free, entertaining, and can educating you on the importance of using water and power ONLY when you NEED it. Continue reading “Power House” Can Teach You AND Your Kids How to Lower Your Utility Bills!
OK; I do love playing video games, but I see no real purpose of playing a video game of me playing a video game. It’s just that the redunancy is not appreiciated by me. However, this virtual Game Boy emulator that was programmed for the Oculus Rift is pretty interesting. Essentially, the Facebook-owned virtual reality headset comes with a set of ROMs and a fairly complicated setup as opposed to just grabbing an actual Game Boy and playing a quick game of Tetris. Continue reading YOU TOO Can Play a virtual Game Boy in the Oculus Rift
The internet can be a wonderful place for resources, entertainment and networking with the world being at your fingertips, however it can also turn into a world of complete pain and anguish as soon as you realize that you make a single, stupid mistake. This can range from arguing with internet trolls on message boards, using “password,” “1234,” or “abcd” as your password, or allowing some random web app to freely access your information. Much like making mistakes in a traditional, “real-world” sense, any dumb mistake you make online can (and likely WILL) come back to bite you if you’re not careful. Adam Dachis at Lifehacker offers a few suggestions on how you can save yourself from doing avoidable, stupid things on the internet.
This week’s episode of The PractitioNERD discusses the World Headquarters of Stalking gets a new HQ (http://goo.gl/sNom9), Solar Spheres better than Solar Panels (http://goo.gl/2gdw0), the subliminal release of Shenmue 3 (http://goo.gl/yL6iu), and ECW? Born out of Controversy? Really? (http://goo.gl/1bgfT)
…also, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!! Continue reading Facebooking Gehry, Solar Energy Spheres, Secret Shenmue 3 & E-C-W is Born! – WIRed #10
Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook, has hired famed architect Frank Gehry to design a new campus headquarters outside of San Francisco Bay, California. When I last written about Mr. Gehry, I praised his vernacular-based design choice for a home in New Orleans as part of Brad Pitt’s Make It Right organization, breaking away from is signature jagged edge and curvature designs. For the Facebook headquarters expansion project, it seems that Gehry is again resisting temptation to place form over function, and is making both aspects work together 50/50. A tip of my hat and a thumbs up to you, Mr. Gehry. Continue reading Frank Gehry, architect of the Facebook HQ Expansion; “Like” if you Approve
I remember using Skype on my PSP-3000 a few times and being impressed with the feature. As a matter of fact, Skype was one of the reasons I sold my old PSP-1000 model for a PSP-3000 one (that, video-out, and the “Rock Band: Unplugged” bundle; man, that game is fun!) However, it was limited to voice-based calling, which was fine, but at the time any computer with a built-in or external webcam could utilize the video/voice call option. I finally got a chance to use the video/voice call option on my Samsung Epic 4G, but ran into some trouble early on in a call with an old college friend of mine (apparently, software now-a-days need something called “updates;” I know, never heard of ’em).