Baby Named After a Facebook Button
News outlets are reporting today that a couple in Israel have named their daughter “Like,” supposedly inspired by the Facebook button. I have to wonder about all the other button-named children there may be running around out there now …DELETE… SHARE… NUMLOCK… BOOKMARK… HOME… BACKSPACE… and what about poor little UNDO and CANCEL?
A Flip Goodbye
In April parent company Cisco announced an end to the Flip video camera. Diminutive in size but not necessarily in popularity, the announcement came as a surprise to many. As most digital cameras now offer the ability to capture video, and the quality of smartphone video capture has improved, some argue mini video recorders are on the road to becoming obsolete without some form of product adaptation (such as adding in wireless communication features).
Thanks to 15,000 readers who rated experiences on 10 airlines, Consumer Reports released a best and worst ranking for major airlines. Topping the list for BEST were Southwest and JetBlue, respectively. Flight quality factors included things like ease of check-in, seating comfort and cabin cleanliness. Read more from Consumer Reports.
YouTube Joins the Rental Circus
On Monday, May 9, 2011, Google’s YouTube added online movie rentals to its video services. The launch includes an initial library of classics and recent hot picks (ie The King’s Speech, Inception, etc.). Rentals can be watched through your YouTube account on any computer. Will be interesting to see how this service fares when compared to well-established online rental services like Netflix.
(Shaun Amanda Herrmann)