Google+ Enhancer Plugin Brings Google+ Style Notification Counter To Gmail, Reader And Calender.

We’re really digging the new look Google’s online services are taking with the darker navigation bar up top as well as the contrasting notification bubble for Google+, though we wish we could get notifications for other things. Oh, wait a minute. You can! Lifehacker found a sweet little extension/plugin called “Google+ Enhancer” that adds the Google+ notification bubble to Gmail, Reader and Google Calender as well. To use it you’ll need a…

Facebook Officially Announces Video Calling Powered By Skype.

Facebook has officially taken the wraps off of their new Skype-powered video chat service. Starting today, over 750+ million people will have access to one-click easy to use video chat all within the browser without the need for messy 3rd party software installs. The premise of Zuckerburg’s keynote and the Facebook announcement overall revolved around three things: Group Chat, New Design and Video Calling… Group Chat: Now supports ad-hoc setup. New Design:…

Google Real-Time Search Deal Powered By Twitter Expires.

We were getting pretty settled in with seeing real-time updates alongside more traditional search results in Google over the past month. While the results weren’t too terribly useful all that often, it often led us onto more adventurous quests across the web. But no more. Google’s licensing agreement with Twitter to pull real-time tweets has expired today, July 5th, 2011. When contacted by Search Engine Land, Google responded saying that while real-time…

Infograph: 1.8 Zetabytes Of Data Created/Replicated In 2011.

Infograph: 1.8 Zetabytes Of Data Created/Replicated In 2011.

Did you know that in 2011 the people of the world will have created/replicated over 1.8 Zetabytes of data (1,800,000,000,000 Gigabytes) and that by 2015 that number is set to rise beyond 7.9 Zetabytes? According to the inforgraph put together by EMC claims each single gigabyte we store can create up to a Petabyte (1,000,000 Gigabytes) of transient data — wireless signals, landline signals such as cable, etc. All in all, the digital world is exploding. …

50 Days and 50 Nights On the Lulz Boat – Noah Would Be Proud!!

Well, LulzSec just released a statement – their final statement. For the past 50 days, LulzSec has been making a mockery and lullerskating all over the interweb security – among the fallen are; PBS, FBI Affiliates, Facebook, Twitter and PayPal. We’ve been tailing the Boat for a while now here at the GS headquarters, and I must say, I’ve been rofling since the very beginning. I have always enjoyed the hacking scene. Busting through security with…

WordPress Goes On The Offensive After Various Plugins Compromised.

Users of various WordPress plugins including but not limited to WPtouch, W3Total Cache, and AddThis should send a special thanks Automattic’s way tonight — they just saved your ass. The popular WordPress blogging platform company (which Gadgetsteria is also run off of) had a minor security scare earlier this afternoon. The plugins (and many more) listed above had several “suspiscious” comments posted that turned out to be backdoors allowing hackers…

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