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Facebook to Buy Instagram for $1 Billion

TechComments ⋅ Apr 9, 2012
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has let it slip that the social media juggernaut has plans to purchase Instagram for a whopping $1 billion USD. Having recently expanded to the Android market, Zuckerberg confirmed the news on his personal blog, adding th...

Rumor Suggests That Apple TV Will Be Called iPanel

TechComments ⋅ Apr 6, 2012
Jefferies analyst Peter Misek believes that Apple’s much rumored new solution for revolutionizing the television industry will be called “iPanel.” While some speculated that it would simply be called “iTV” to keep their...

Google Project Glass: “One Day…” Augmented Reality Glasses

TechComments ⋅ Apr 4, 2012
Google gave people a clearer picture of its secret initiative called Project Glass – the company’s first venture into wearable computing. Of course, the glasses are not yet for sale, but that’s not to say you might not encounter emp...

Rumor: New MacBook Pro to be Slim and Quad-Core?

TechComments ⋅ Mar 29, 2012
The rumor mill on Apple’s MacBook Pro Summer 2012 update is coming to life, and it’s none other than Intel who is doing the stirring. The chip manufacturers appear to be setting up delivery of their Ivy Bridge quad-core processors (specif...

Zynga to Buy OMGPOP Makers of ‘Draw Something’

TechComments ⋅ Mar 22, 2012
Zynga’s wildly successful pop culture magnates FarmVille and Words With Friends have apparently printed enough money through the games’ microtransaction system to allow Zynga to buy Draw Something, another popular app-based game from the...

Fast Company: Hipstamatic and Instagram Photo Sharing Partnership

TechComments ⋅ Mar 22, 2012
Despite their similar upbringings as whimsically filtered photo-capturing applications, Hipstamatic and Instagram have each evolved a great deal in their own right. Hipstamatic serves as a high-quality stylized tool that won Apple’s “iPho...

CScout Japan: FRAMED Digital Art Display and Marketplace Video

TechComments ⋅ Mar 20, 2012
Impressive or superfluous – that is not the question. The FRAMED display costs about ¥1.2 million JPY (over $14,000 USD) while each interchangeable piece of art fetches about $300 USD, depending on the piece. The conceptual brainchild of artist...

The Paddle8 Business Model

TechComments ⋅ Mar 15, 2012
If you’re not familiar with Paddle8, it’s an online destination whose aspirations entail trying to bring the purchase of artwork to an online forum. Directed towards a generation of collectors, artists and gallerists who see the web as a...

NEC Credit Card-Thin Organic Radical Battery

TechComments ⋅ Mar 13, 2012
The latest version of innovative ultra-thin flexible plastic credit cards could have a tangible place in our near future. At only 0.3mm thick, these credit cards owe their design to organic radical batteries or ORBs. Specially developed circuit board...

Instagram Reaches 27 Million Registered Users – Android App is on the Way

TechComments ⋅ Mar 12, 2012
Instagram, the whimsical photo-sharing app that combines some of the best aspects of social media platforms Twitter and Tumblr, has cleared the 27 million user mark. More interesting about this figure is that over 67% of those users are still active,...

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4

TechComments ⋅ Mar 6, 2012
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 is the latest edition to the vastly expansive Adobe creative suite and boasts a host of updated features designed to improve performance and convenience for its users. The newest version includes a book creation module, im...

Apple iPad 3 Event San Francisco

TechComments ⋅ Feb 28, 2012
While it’s not 100 percent confirmed, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco is where many people speculate that the Apple iPad 3 will finally be unveiled. Next Wednesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. PST, the world will hopefully get to se...

Rumor: Google Glasses Coming This Year?

TechComments ⋅ Feb 23, 2012
It comes as no secret that Google has more money than they know what to do with. This has led to some rather interesting side projects including self-driving cars and one closer on the horizon, Google Glasses. Several rumored features have been menti...

Gizmodo: Inside Instagram

TechComments ⋅ Feb 8, 2012
Gizmodo recently was given an exclusive inside look into the popular iPhone app Instagram, which connects friends by sharing their filterable images on a slick social media platform. Throughout the piece, Gizmodo outlines the app’s roots, its g...

Facebook Announces $5 Billion IPO

TechComments ⋅ Feb 2, 2012
The time is ripe as Facebook announces a massive $5 billion USD IPO. There was little surprise as to if but rather when the most revolutionary start-up of our generation would make the leap into the public domain. The S-1 filing will as you imagine m...