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Frederic Lardinois founded SiliconFilter in 2011. Before starting this site, he wrote about 1,500 articles for ReadWriteWeb. His areas of interest are consumer web and mobile apps, as well as Internet-connected devices like cars, smart sensors and toasters. You can reach him at [email protected]

Tweet Looks like Twitter is launching its own Tweet buttons later this week. While you can already embed the code (see below), not everybody can actually use the button to retweet the post yet. Just for the sake if it, I have embedded the code (courtesy of Mashable) here. I'm guessing we will see a new wave of discussions about Twitter's relationship...

Unicorn Being a Jerk : C. W. Moss.

Google just announced that it has stopped development of its real-time collaboration and communication platform Google Wave. Wave, according to Google’s Urs Holzle, “has not seen the user adoption would have liked.” The parts of the code that Google already offered as open source code will remain available, but Wave as a standalone product will cease to exist...

I used to think that location-based services like Foursquare, Gowalla, Brightkite and all of their clones represented the next big thing in mobile. The reality, however, is that even though these companies are still growing (or at least say they are), I just can't figure out why I should continue to check in when I arrive at a restaurant...

Since its launch 2 years ago, Google Chrome always offered three different builds of its increasingly popular browser: stable, beta and developer. While regular users could always stay with the stable build, early adopters could opt for the beta and developer channel. The developer channel features weekly updates, while beta channel users only see and update or two per...

Google Earth now features local news-style weather animations for snow and rain drops. To see this, open up the latest version of Google Earth, enable the weather layer and head for a place where it is currently raining or snowing.

Yesterday, TweetDeck’s Richard Barley announced a new beta version of the popular Twitter (and Buzz, LinkedIn and Facebook) client. In this new version, TweetDeck uses Twitter’s new streaming API to display tweets in real time. Until now, clients had to poll Twitter’s servers at regular intervals to update your searches and lists. Now, Twitter just pushes every single new...

Thoughts about online privacy aren't keeping most Internet users awake, but here are some eye-popping stats in the form of a very cool infographic.

Facebook just launched its long-awaited question and answer product dubbed Facebook Answers. You can now ask your social network any question you feel like and get answers from your extended network

The Old Spice Man ("I'm on a horse") is fielding questions from Internet users on Reddit today. Here are his answers. 1. Squidboots: If you were alone in the woods, and no one were around to smell you, would you smell as manly and awesome? [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFvryuQZb5U&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1] 2. Chmown: How can I smell like fighting and space shuttles? [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvCFVhUHhHA&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1] 3. Porknog: Dear...

TweetDeck, the popular Twitter client, just celebrated its 2nd birthday. According to the company's founder Iain Dodsworth, the TweetDeck desktop client has been downloaded 15 million times and the iPhone app has been downloaded 2.5 million times. Overall, TweetDeck now sends out 4 million tweets, Facebook status updates and Buzz messages every day. That, of course, is a major achievement...

YouTube just announced that it will soon support 4k video - the next-generation HD format with a resolution of 4096x3072 pixels. At almost four times the size of 1080p, the highest resolution HD format currently available in the mainstream market, YouTube's resolution for 4K videos goes far beyond what most people will be able to watch on their TVs and computers for quite a while to come.