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Company Name Generator review

Company Name Generator creates names for your new company or product using combinations of letters that have not been used yet. When you use this tool, you'll wind up with a name that is available as a URL with at least one of the three most popular domain suffixes without having to spend all of your time searching through possibilities and checking them, individually.

This app is accessible through a super streamlined interface, with large, clear buttons labeled "Generate" and "Save." Just above those buttons are three smaller ones for .com, .net, and .org, which … Read more

Man unknowingly becomes 'More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock' (in part)

Being drunk can carry with it difficult consequences.

These might be summarized by the phrase "doing something incredibly stupid."

It's easy to forget in the morning, you might imagine. But some consequences only hit you years later. When you apply for a passport, for example.

A man in Dunedin, New Zealand, has just discovered that losing a bet four years ago has become more real than he thought.

As the New Zealand Herald reports, the 22-year-old man is now Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova.

It doesn'… Read more

Change your name in Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Outlook.com

When you signed up for a new Web e-mail account, you probably filled out your account profile and entered your real name. When you send e-mails with that account, your real name is displayed in the From: field of the e-mail header.

You may, however, want to change your name so that only your first name is displayed for privacy reasons, or use a completely different name just for fun. All three of the major Web e-mail providers (Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Outlook.com) offer a way to change your name.

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Step 1: Click on the gear icon, then … Read more

Amid censorship, China requires real-name use for video uploads

When YouTube tried to cajole US users to go by their real names in an effort to cut down on cruel comments and promote Google+, people got up in arms. Now, a similar thing is happening in China, but users there don't have the option of continuing with anonymous names.

The Chinese government announced on Monday that all people must now register their real names when uploading videos to the Internet, according to Reuters.

Apparently, the move is to crackdown on anti-government dissidents and tighten Internet controls. Video sites are extremely popular in China and are said to be … Read more

Facial recognition app matches strangers to online profiles

Soon your face could be your calling card. An upcoming app for Android, iOS, and Google Glass called NameTag will allow you to photograph strangers and find out who they are -- complete with social networking and online dating profiles.

Spot someone out and about that you want to identify, and you can capture their face using your device's camera. The app will send the photo wirelessly to NameTag's server, where it will compare the photo to millions of online records and return with a name, more photos, and social-media profiles, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, where the person (or their friends) might have publicly posted photos of themselves.

And, if you're interested in that person in a more-than-passing fashion, the app's creator -- FacialNetwork -- is working on technology that will allow scanning of profile pictures on online dating sites, such as Plenty of Fish, OKCupid, and Match.com. … Read more

Want sandwich.com? Yahoo auctions off long-lost domains

Yahoo has been doing some housecleaning and stumbled across some dusty and musty domain names it had registered for forgotten reasons long ago. Wisely, Yahoo has decided it doesn't need to keep jockeys.com in its back pocket for a rainy day.

The domain names are coming up for auction on Sedo starting on November 14 and running for a week. The estimates for the values of the domain names range from $1,000 to $1.5 million.… Read more

Want .luxury or .menu address? GoDaddy begins preregistrations

Want to get ahead of the queue for the Web address craziness that is the generic top-level domain expansion? Web registrar GoDaddy has begun letting people preregister addresses ending in .uno, .menu, .build, and .luxury.

Trademark owners have groused about the hassles of defending their brand names across a vast new swath of cyberspace. The four new domain names that will go live early in 2014 may not sound like much, but hundreds more will arrive, too -- and the worries are moving from hypothetical to real.

For companies like GoDaddy, though, the GTLD expansion could be big business, and … Read more

Review: Enjoy a complete hands-free experience with Caller Name Announcer -- Talker

Caller Name Announcer - Talker boldly and loudly announces anyone who calls or texts you, but the delivery isn't as exciting as you'd expect. The app only comes with one built-in voice and it's very robotic. Still, this app can help you out in a big way if you're waiting for a call while your hands are busy or want to know who messaged you before getting up to check your phone.

In addition to announcing the name of any caller, this app can tell you who has texted you and call out any event reminders … Read more

Pinterest wins $7.2M in legal battle with cybersquatter

Pinterest didn't only become $7.2 million richer on Monday -- it now also owns 100 domain names that bear a resemblance to Pinterest.com.

The social network won a judgment against alleged serial Chinese cybersquatter Qian Jin in US District Court in San Francisco today. Judge Richard Seeborg awarded Pinterest $7.2 million in damages and legal fees, while also issuing an injunction against Jin to hand over the domain names he'd been sitting on, including pintesrest.com, pinterests.com, pimterest.com, and pinterest.es.

"This is a good outcome for the people who use Pinterest,&… Read more

Instagram: Don't use 'Insta,' 'Gram,' or 'IG' in your app name

Apps like Luxogram, Instaframe, and Webstagram had better watch out. Instagram is hunting down those companies that use words and logos that resemble its app and politely asking them to cease and desist.

The photo-sharing social network recently updated its brand guidelines with a revised list of dos and don'ts. Some dos include "name your product something that is unique and original to you" and "design your own app icon that represents your brand."

The don'ts list gets more specific. It includes don't "use 'Instagram,' 'IG,' 'Insta' or 'Gram' in your app … Read more