Online Pope

Religious members of Twitter will be happy to hear that as of yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI is an official member of the 140-character social network. Under the username @Pontifex, you can follow him to find out more about the word of God and share your views on religious matters.


From: The Guardian

Floppy Coffee Table

This beautifully designed Floppy Disk table will be an absolute mystery to kids. Berlin artists Axel van Exel and Marian Neulant created the table that includes a stainless steel part, which ironically also serves as a storage device, being a drawer for remote controls and whatnot.


From: Gizmodo

Facebook to Buy Whatsapp?

Mobile messaging is undoubtedly more and more the center of attention these days. About 1 billion people in the world own smartphones, and given Facebook’s attempts to extend its touchpoints with mobile consumers, one can see how this acquisition would seem appropriate. Details on price and how advanced the process is are not yet known.


It’s important to remember Whatsapp’s global relevance, present in over 100 different countries, including a number of emerging markets, in which Facebook wants to make its mark. 750 mobile networks have people using Whatsapp, on iOS, Blackberry, Android, Windows Phone, Symbian and Nokia S40.

From: Tech Crunch

Duck Duck Go

Classified as a hybrid search engine by TechCrunch, is a start-up that uses crowd-sourcing for its search results and does not store user data and information. Entrepreneur Gabriel Weinberg’s last start-up, The Names Database, was sold for $10 million, and this time he’s used the flaws of Google to develop a more private search engine that doesn’t generate results based on the user’s interests and past searches. Contrary to Google, the ads also don’t pollute the search page, being a lot cleaner and more discreet. In October of 2012, DuckDuckGo already had 45 million searches.