Articles By Brennon Slattery

5 memorable Twitter moments as service turns five

At 4:50 p.m. on March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey wrote "just setting up my twttr." Five years later, Dorsey and his fellow Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams have transformed a neat

Published on: March 22nd, 2011 Brennon Slattery

Measure your cool factor with Twitter Analytics

Twitter is like a high school popularity contest. How many followers do you have? Do they really care what you're tweeting? Feeding into that mentality, the micro-blogging service is slowly giving select users

Published on: November 19th, 2010 Brennon Slattery

Canada’s e-reader gets tough U.S. reception

Toronto-based Kobo Inc.'s e-reader is now out south of the border... but it already seems like nobody cares. The few availalbe reviews say that the Kobo is competent but little more, which paints

Published on: June 29th, 2010 Brennon Slattery

How Facebook fugitive lost his 15 minutes of fame … and freedom

Usually when convicts escape from prison, they go into hiding, maintain a low profile, and try to disappear from the public eye. Others, like Craig "Lazie" Lynch, cannot resist the tug of fame

Published on: January 18th, 2010 Brennon Slattery

Windows update cripples some PCs with ‘Black Screen of Death’

Any Windows owner is familiar with the Blue Screen of Death, that much-dreaded white text on a blue background that essentially says you're through. But what you may not know is that there's

Published on: December 2nd, 2009 Brennon Slattery

Ten tips to get the most out of CraigsList

Craigslist, the online classifieds site that has all but destroyed its print brethren, has blasted past MySpace to become the number one Web search term in the United States. That means more and

Published on: March 30th, 2009 Brennon Slattery

10 Ways Microsoft’s Retail Stores Will Differ From Apple Stores

The move seems to be an effort to mimic the success that Apple has had with its retail stores. The news is just too tempting not to have some fun with. So here

Published on: February 18th, 2009 Brennon Slattery