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After the death of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, there have been numerous products related to him released that range from the normal (a biography) to the bizarre (an action figure). I’m not quite sure where to place this one, now that I think about it.…Read More »
There is no escape: Angry Birds cartoon is going to be everywhere — in apps, on TV, and on the Internet
When Rovio announced that the Angry Birds cartoon would begin airing on March 17th, there were probably two things on your mind: watch the cartoon like Rovio wants you to or ignore it. It looks like we’re not getting much of a choice in matter, as Rovio has also announced the Angry Birds Toons series will be airing on pretty much every screen possible!…Read More »
So. Many. Distractions.Read More »
Prank the world Facebook, come on — do it.Read More »
As part of a promotion that Marvel announced at the ongoing SXSW festival in Austin, over 700 first-issue comics are now free to download from now until 11PM ET on March 12th. That’s a lot of free comics!
All you need to do is download the ComiXology Comics app, which is available for both iOS and Android, and you’ll be able to download all those comics to your account, after which they’ll be available on any device that supports the app.…Read More »
If I were a ‘Bing man’ I wouldn’t be posting this.Read More »
Woman finds out fiance is cheating by catching him with another girl… on Russian equivalent of Google Maps [Video]
Russian woman searches for an address on Yandex Maps. Finds a picture of her cheating fiance insteadRead More »
Today Facebook has announced a redesigned of the News Feed, one of the most crucial aspects of the popular social network. People’s complaints of the feed in the past have been mostly directed at how cluttered it felt, so the new feed was designed to make everything much cleaner looking, but has also added some new features as well.…Read More »
Google’s I/O event isn’t until May, but the company already has a site up for registration but also to host a ton of little easter eggs — if you can find them all, that is.
After loading up the site, you’ll be able to click on the large I and O on the logo to enter codes and certain combinations will take you to other special pages, bring up secret sound effects and one combination even nets you an awesome cat version of the I/O logo.…Read More »
How many times have you downloaded a “free” program only to learn it is a free trial?Read More »
Nothing like receiving spam from year 2038 to make your day.Read More »
The Pirate Bay’s Kim Jung-Bay has issued a “press release” announcing that they have been invited by “the leader of the republic of Korea” to fight their battles on their network.
After recently moving their operations provider from Sweden to Norway and Spain, TPB claims that they will be providing their services from within the reclusive nation of North Korea.…Read More »
3-day intensive raids in 124 location in all 47 regions of Japan? Yup, that’s Japan’s government showing they mean business when it comes to piracy.
Last year in June, an amendment to Japan’s Copyright Law was approved by the government. The new legislation would impose criminal penalties on not only those who upload content, but began to include also people that download content knowingly.…Read More »
That van you see up there isn’t just any van. In fact, many years later when we’re all surfing the web on our transparent bendable phones with 5G speeds, we’ll look back on this day and thank the little guy.
The reason for that is this vehicle was used in an experiment by NTT DoCoMo and the Tokyo Institute of Technology that successfully in “ the world’s first packet transmission uplink rate of approximately 10 Gbps.”
What are you going to do with all that mobile upload speed you say?…Read More »
After many famous companies admitting that they have been hacked, it is now the turn of Evernote, the market leader in note taking apps. In a post on the official blog, the developers revealed that they “discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Evernote network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote Service.”
Though the developers maintain that no accounts or information was compromised, they have made it mandatory for users to change their passwords.…Read More »
Google is in the business of information. Google is in existence today because Google Search allows millions upon millions of people to quickly, easily, and accurately find the information that is desired. After all, the bahamut Google empire has been built upon the success of Google Search and the cashflow provided by related ads.…Read More »
Now that the “six-strikes” Copyright Alert System has gone live, and we know exactly how some of these alerts will look like, it’s about time that ISPs revealed how they’ll be implementing the system. Let’s go through each of the participating ISPs one by one and see how each of them will go about enforcing the new CAS.…Read More »
Apple is reportedly deleting any emails received in iCloud email accounts that contain the phrase “barely legal teen.” What makes things even more interesting is that the company is also deleting emails that are sent from iCloud accounts that contain the phrase… which is pretty much a form of censorship, even though most people would agree the bulk of emails containing the phrase “barely legal teen” are probably undesirable anyway.…Read More »
Watching movies at 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution? Sounds great, doesn’t it? Too bad it’s gonna take quite awhile for most of us to download any movie if Sony COO, Peter Molyneux, is on-point about file size — 100GB each. Yikes.…Read More »
A couple of days ago, the “six-strikes” Copyright Alert System was officially launched in the US. But until now, all we’ve known about the system are the details of how it works and the ISPs that will be participating. We haven’t seen what an actual alert looks like.…Read More »
We have seen plenty of accusations whirling around the interwebz blaming China for state-sponsored cyberattacks, the most significant being the report of US-based security firm Mandiant which detailes a specific unit in the Chinese military that is dedicated to cyberwar. Now China is hitting back at, claiming US-based hackers are attacking Chinese digital assets.…Read More »
You don’t want the super fast Internet speeds that services like Google Fiber can provide. Nope. You don’t really need that sort of thing. Only business customers do, for their business applications in their businesses. At least, that’s what Time Warner Cable thinks anyway.…Read More »
So you thought you would be safer with Flash gone and HTML5 taking over? Generally speaking, you are probably right — but not in this particular situation. Computer science graduate Feross Aboukhadijeh has demonstrated a proof-of-concept that allows websites to download unlimited amounts of data to your computer… until your hard drive runs out of free space.…Read More »
Did you ever play Bomberman on the NES? There’s a good chance you have. But what you probably haven’t played yet is this new unofficial 1,000-player (yup, you read that right) online version of the game called Bombermine!
The game is just like the original, with destructible walls and tons of power-ups to collect.…Read More »
I wouldn’t blame you if you were tired of Angry Birds. They’re everywhere! First it was just a little game on your phone, then a board game, then toys and t-shirts and all shorts of merchandise. And now, it’s finally a cartoon.…Read More »
These are the top 20 countries that download torrents the most, and the artists whose songs are most pirated
Musicmetric, which bills itself as “the world’s most powerful artist analytics dashboard”, has recently released some interesting torrent activity data. They have compiled a list that shows the top 20 countries when it comes to downloading torrents. The list also shows the number of downloads in the past six months and the most pirated artist in each country.…Read More »
The Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Program is here! We previously reported that the program was delayed to 2013, and we’ve talked plenty about how exactly it works, but the day has finally come for the system to finally go live. The bad news for those of you that hated the idea?…Read More »
Nir Goldshlager runs a “Web Application Security Blog.” He’s also happened to find a variety of security holes and exploits on sites like Facebook, Twitter and PayPal. His latest discovery, however, was a glaring hole in Facebook’s OAuth system: Nir was able to find a flaw that gave him access to everyone’s entire Facebook account — without having to install anything, or even click the “allow” button for apps.…Read More »
Remember when North Korea’s only 3G carrier, Koryolink, planned to let foreigners use cellphones? It looks like they weren’t kidding, and international phone calls aren’t the only thing you’ll be able to do. Instagram-ing and tweeting from North Korea is now possible!…Read More »
Music industry in New Zealand has spent $250,000 to catch illegal music downloaders. Too bad they have received only $616.57 for the effort.
In September 2011 New Zealand passed new laws that allows intellectual property owners (e.g, the music or movie industry) to send notices to New Zealand residents and citizens when suspected of illegal downloading or uploading of copyrighted content. After a person has received a third notice, the intellectual property owner can bring that person before a tribunal that can fine the accused up to NZ$15,000.…Read More »
We all have probably heard of so called legal extortion cases, where lawyers acting on behalf of intellectual property owners send letters to alleged illegal downloaders and ask for money or else face civil charges in court. While those types of letters may hover on the border of questionable, they have so far not been deemed illegal.…Read More »
60% of top 1000 YouTube videos are blocked in Germany due to aggressive copyright laws, according to study
A lot of countries get criticized for censoring the web, such as countries in Asia and the Middle East. And rightly so — censorship is not the answer for offensive or disliked content, education is. (I’m not even going to comment on using censors for political purposes.) However, not very much attention is given to what I like to call censor by copyright that takes place in many “modern”, “developed” nations.…Read More »
Ever heard of six degrees of separation? It is the idea that everyone in the world is only six degrees (steps) away from each other. Professor Albert-László Barabási of Northeastern University has proposed something similar to the Internet. Except, instead of six, there are nineteen degrees.…Read More »
We have had a lot of hacking stories lately on dotTech simply due to a sudden spike in public cybercrime incidents. However, by and large the most recent incidents were either low-key (e.g. Twitter attack hacked) or aimed at the corporate sector rather than ordinary citizens (e.g.…Read More »