Space Shuttle Discovery Launch viewed from above!

Take a look at this amazing footage of Space Shuttle Discovery’s last ever launch, filmed from a passenger jet flying near Kennedy Space Center. In what seems like perfect timing, we see the shuttle blast upwards into the sky leaving a bright white trail behind, contrasting beautifully against the deep blue sky. What an incredible sight this must have been to see first hand displaying the immense power of the shuttle. Have a look for yourselves and enjoy!

Source: Tech, Travel & Tuna

Facebook is down = the end of the world as we know it

If, like me, you’ve been manically refreshing your Facebook page for the past hour to no avail, then you are not alone. The official news along the Zuckerberg grapevine is that the company is experiencing “latency issues with the API” (whatever that means!) In other words, the whole site seems to be affected including Facebook’s Like button, which means that a good percentage of the web will be having problems.

Here’s the official statement from Facebook’s Platform live status page:

Current Status: API Latency Issues

We are currently experiencing latency issues with the API, and we are actively investigating. We will provide an update when either the issue is resolved or we have an ETA for resolution.

Apparently the company had the same problems yesterday, which caused the site to crash according to TechCrunch.

Keep checking Facebook’s Platform live status page for more news!

Source: TechCrunch

 

“The Twit Network”

It was only a matter of time until somebody made a movie about Twitter. If Facebook and YouTube can do it, then why not everybody’s favourite 140 character micro blogging service? This is, of course, a parody made by Next New Network’s Barely Digital group which takes the mickey out of the official trailer for “The Social Network,” which is an actual film about Facebook that will be shown in cinemas all around the world. I’m not even kidding.

So sit back and enjoy folks, and listen out for the music, it’s funny :)

Image via TechCrunch

Source: TechCrunch

Get Ready Folks… A Dating Website For Apple Fans Launches This June…

No, your eyes are not deceiving you, you did read the headline right. This June a new dating website called Cupidtino launches exclusively for Apple fanboys (and girls) where they can share their love (and obsession) for Apple products and, maybe, just maybe, even find love themselves.

Cupidtino is a beautiful new dating site created for fans of Apple productsby fans of Apple products! Why? Diehard Mac & Apple fans often have a lot in common – personalities, creative professions, a similar sense of style and aesthetics, taste, and of course a love for technology. We believe these are enough reasons for two people to meet and fall in love, and so we created the first Mac-inspired dating site to help you find other Machearts around you.

Cupidtino will launch in June 2010 exclusively on Apple platforms – Safari, iPhone and iPad apps. It’s time to share the love.

Wow, this is a first. The name ‘Cupidtino’ is a blend of Cupid and Cupertino, the city which houses Apple’s headquarters. The site is purely for those who need to spend less time hugging their iPad’s and more time getting out into the real world and hugging real people. Well, that’s at least my perception of it.

And in case you needed more proof to convince you that this isn’t one huge joke, here’s a faux profile made by the Cupidtino site for one of the Gizmodo reporters to prove to her that the website actually exists and will launch in June!

So, if you want to find that special someone who loves their shiny Apple products just as much as you do, you better hit up that website pronto and get a beta invite!