ITworld Offbeat http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/45/all en Reddit beats Twitter and Facebook to Xbox One http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/432335/reddit-beats-twitter-and-facebook-xbox-one Microsoft also rolls out improvements to Xbox One Twitch integration<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/432335/reddit-beats-twitter-and-facebook-xbox-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/432335/reddit-beats-twitter-and-facebook-xbox-one#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:03:00 +0000 pasmith 432335 at http://www.itworld.com Our 10 favorite techie Simpsons episodes and moments http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/162181/our-10-favorite-techie-simpsons-episodes-and-moments-432318 <!--paging_filter--><p>Homer, family and friends take on everything from The Internet to Apple and Google Glass.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/162181/our-10-favorite-techie-simpsons-episodes-and-moments-432318" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IT Management Offbeat Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:14:00 +0000 kgerich 432318 at http://www.itworld.com Tech big shots take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/162175/tech-big-shots-take-als-ice-bucket-challenge-432299 <!--paging_filter--><p>Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg &amp; Tim Cook among those raising awareness for disease.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/162175/tech-big-shots-take-als-ice-bucket-challenge-432299" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IT Management Offbeat Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:32:00 +0000 kgerich 432299 at http://www.itworld.com Facebook Messenger is even more invasive than we thought [CARTOON] http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/431678/facebook-messenger-even-more-invasive-we-thought-cartoon Mark Zuckerberg’s latest app takes onerous Terms of Service to a strange new level<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/431678/facebook-messenger-even-more-invasive-we-thought-cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/431678/facebook-messenger-even-more-invasive-we-thought-cartoon#comments Business Cloud Computing Development Internet IT Management Legal Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Software News cartoon cloud comic computers cyberculture Facebook facebook messenger humor Internet jokes Mark Zuckerberg Mobile news photos pictures privacy security social media technology web Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:05:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 431678 at http://www.itworld.com Recap of the Microsoft and Sony Gamescom 2014 press conferences http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/431309/recap-microsoft-and-sony-gamescom-2014-press-conferences Microsoft has a bundle of bundles to share, while Sony has a bunch of new games to announce.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/431309/recap-microsoft-and-sony-gamescom-2014-press-conferences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/431309/recap-microsoft-and-sony-gamescom-2014-press-conferences#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:05:00 +0000 pasmith 431309 at http://www.itworld.com Gamescom 2014 is this week; here's a livestream schedule to help you enjoy it from afar http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/431151/gamesom-2014-week-heres-livestream-schedule-help-you-enjoy-it-afar Microsoft, Sony, EA and Konami are all livestreaming press events. Also, EA launches EA Access on the Xbox One!<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/431151/gamesom-2014-week-heres-livestream-schedule-help-you-enjoy-it-afar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/431151/gamesom-2014-week-heres-livestream-schedule-help-you-enjoy-it-afar#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:01:00 +0000 pasmith 431151 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft announces digital TV tuner for Xbox One users in Europe http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/430628/microsoft-announces-digital-tv-tuner-xbox-one-users-europe Here&#039;s why I hope they bring it to North America, too.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/430628/microsoft-announces-digital-tv-tuner-xbox-one-users-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/430628/microsoft-announces-digital-tv-tuner-xbox-one-users-europe#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech News Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:01:00 +0000 pasmith 430628 at http://www.itworld.com No, there isn’t an app for that [CARTOON] http://www.itworld.com/application-management/430620/no-there-isn-t-app-cartoon It seems like there’s an app for everything these days, except when there isn’t<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/application-management/430620/no-there-isn-t-app-cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/application-management/430620/no-there-isn-t-app-cartoon#comments Application Management Disaster Recovery Hardware Internet Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech Software News apps braces cartoon cloud comic computers cyberculture dumpster garbage humor Internet jokes kids Mobile news orthodontics parenting retainer security social media technology teeth trash web Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 430620 at http://www.itworld.com Meet HitchBOT, the robot that's thumbing its way across Canada http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/161273/meet-hitchbot-robot-thats-thumbing-its-way-across-canada-430617 <!--paging_filter--><p>The hitchhiking robot is part of a social experiment to see if drivers will transport the robot (safely) to an art gallery in Victoria, British Columbia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/161273/meet-hitchbot-robot-thats-thumbing-its-way-across-canada-430617" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardware Offbeat Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:27:00 +0000 kgerich 430617 at http://www.itworld.com Attention Twitch.tv streamers: You have three weeks to archive your old streams! http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/430469/attn-twitchtv-streamers-you-have-three-weeks-archive-your-old-streams Also if you&#039;ve been using copyrighted music, expect your archived content to get muted soon.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/430469/attn-twitchtv-streamers-you-have-three-weeks-archive-your-old-streams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/430469/attn-twitchtv-streamers-you-have-three-weeks-archive-your-old-streams#comments Internet Offbeat Personal Tech News Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:13:00 +0000 pasmith 430469 at http://www.itworld.com Are you ready for some football? Microsoft and the NFL are teaming up this season. http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/430102/are-you-ready-some-football-microsoft-and-nfl-are-teaming-season Microsoft is helping the NFL on the sidelines, helping XBox One and Windows 8 fans enjoy watching the games, and putting together a football lover&#039;s Xbox One bundle. Are you ready for some football? Microsoft sure is.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/430102/are-you-ready-some-football-microsoft-and-nfl-are-teaming-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/430102/are-you-ready-some-football-microsoft-and-nfl-are-teaming-season#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:02:00 +0000 pasmith 430102 at http://www.itworld.com Celebrating Venn diagrams: A few funny and geeky diagrams http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/430047/celebrating-venn-diagrams-few-funny-and-geeky-diagrams Google&#039;s doodle of the day is very entertaining. Here are a few more if you just can&#039;t get enough<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/430047/celebrating-venn-diagrams-few-funny-and-geeky-diagrams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/430047/celebrating-venn-diagrams-few-funny-and-geeky-diagrams#comments Consumerization of IT Offbeat Personal Tech Tip data visualization Google Doodles Tips venn diagrams Mon, 04 Aug 2014 17:45:30 +0000 Melanie Pinola 430047 at http://www.itworld.com Sony stumbles with Playstation Now open beta pricing http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429557/sony-stumbles-playstation-now-open-beta-pricing You can now stream a limited selection of PS3 games to your PS4, assuming money is no object.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429557/sony-stumbles-playstation-now-open-beta-pricing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429557/sony-stumbles-playstation-now-open-beta-pricing#comments Offbeat Personal Tech Opinion Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:13:00 +0000 pasmith 429557 at http://www.itworld.com Nintendo posts another losing quarter, but at least Wii U sales are up http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429360/nintendo-posts-another-losing-quarter-least-wii-u-sales-are Also Sony doesn&#039;t think EA Access offers good value, and the Xbox One is getting a free-to-play MMO...in 2015<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429360/nintendo-posts-another-losing-quarter-least-wii-u-sales-are" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429360/nintendo-posts-another-losing-quarter-least-wii-u-sales-are#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:04:00 +0000 pasmith 429360 at http://www.itworld.com When Linus Torvalds curses, people listen [CARTOON] http://www.itworld.com/security/429343/when-linus-torvalds-curses-people-listen-cartoon Linux’s creator goes on another epic rant<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/429343/when-linus-torvalds-curses-people-listen-cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/429343/when-linus-torvalds-curses-people-listen-cartoon#comments Business Career Development Enterprise Software Internet IT Management Offbeat Open Source Security Software News breakfast cartoon cloud comic computers cursing cyberculture diner eggs food GCC Linux kernel Git humor Internet jokes linus torvalds Linux Linux kernel mailing list Mobile news open source security social media technology web Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 429343 at http://www.itworld.com