Articles By Dave Smith

From Society Aug 31, 2012

Isaac 2012 Pictures: 20 Images Of The Devastation, From Hurricane To Tropical Storm [PHOTOS]

Isaac, once a Category One hurricane but now just a tropical storm, is expected to be downgraded further to a tropical depression by late Thursday. In the meantime, the storm continues to pack winds of 45 miles per hour and pour down about feet of rain in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

From Companies Aug 30, 2012

Apple iPhone 5 Rumors: First Accessories Allegedly Surface, Showcase New Mini Dock Connector [FEATURES]

Two weeks from the alleged unveiling of the iPhone 5, many Apple fans are concerned about the compatibility of the device with current accessories given the multitude of reports saying it will feature a brand-new, smaller dock connector.

From Companies Aug 30, 2012

Apple iPhone 5 Event May Introduce AirPlay Direct To iOS Family

Apple reportedly is planning to upgrade its wireless music streaming technology known as AirPlay in the coming month.

From Society Aug 29, 2012

Hurricane Isaac 2012: Wave Glider Robot ‘Alex’ Helps Forecast Path, Track and Trajectory of Storm [VIDEO]

Hurricane prediction is not always an exact science, but the NOAA is already on the case, developing new ways to forecast the track of hurricanes; in fact, the organization launched one experimental Wave Glider robot named Alex into the ocean weeks ago, hoping the unmanned drone can forecast the direction, path and trajectory of future storms.

From Companies Aug 29, 2012

iPhone 5 Features Rumors: 7 Ways Apple May Implement NFC

Given the multitude of rumors from the past year and the numerous patents in relation to the technology, it looks like Apple has invested considerably in NFC, and looks to implement the communication chip in a future iPhone. Quite possibly, we may see NFC in the next-generation iPhone, allegedly set to debut next month on Sept. 12, unofficially but most commonly called iPhone 5.

From Politics & Policy Aug 29, 2012

Paul Ryan Calls Rape A 'Method Of Conception,' Echoes Controversial Todd Akin Comments [VIDEO]

Paul Ryan, the 42-year-old representative from Wisconsin and the recently-selected running mate for Mitt Romney, granted an interview to a reporter in what looked to be a hardware store days after Akin's controversial comments on legitimate rape and abortion.

From Companies Aug 28, 2012

Hurricane Isaac 2012: Google Provides Tropical Storm Path Maps, Forecasted Track, Shelters, And Emergency Information

Google Crisis Response, one of Google's thousands of active projects that merges various Google tools like Maps, Docs, Forms and Earth, posted a new webpage dedicated to Tropical Storm Isaac -- soon to be Hurricane Isaac -- in an effort to disseminate helpful information about the hurricane...

From Society Aug 28, 2012

Bill Nye The Science Guy Not Dead, Despite Twitter Rumors [VIDEO]

Scientist and educator William Sanford Nye, a.k.a. "Bill Nye the Science Guy," spoke out against creationism in a YouTube video on Thursday. Three days later, rumors of Nye's death became a trending topic on Twitter, which sparked a massive outpouring of support for the PBS children's show host.

From Companies Aug 28, 2012

Apple iPad Mini Release Date Rumors: Why Oct. 5 Makes The Most Sense To Launch

In about two weeks, Apple is expected to hold a large media event to debut several new devices, including a new iPhone -- unofficially dubbed the "iPhone 5" -- as well as a new iPod Nano, a new 13-inch Retina Macbook Pro, and possibly, a brand-new addition to the iPad line, the iPad Mini. We believe Apple is going to choose Friday, Oct. 5 to launch the new iPad Mini.

From Companies Aug 24, 2012

Apple iPhone 5: How To Modify Your iPhone 4/4S With Next-Gen Specs, Features [PICTURES, VIDEO]

Apple fans can't wait to get their hands on the iPhone 5, and now, they may not have to. Even though some claim to be selling iPhone 5 parts in China, a Chinese company appears to be actually selling modification kits based on the rumored design specs and features of the phone, which allow owners of the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S to make their phone look like the next-gen model.