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What an awesome deal: ‘Deal of the Week’ at Buy.com (Rakuten.com) is Microsoft Office 365 for $99.00 instead of the regular $99.99! [Image]
From what I have read, most psychologists and other behavior experts agree that sales induce otherwise nonexistent demand. Generally speaking, when people see a product on sale or at a discounted rate, they are more likely to buy it then if it was at regular price… even if they don’t need it.…Read More »
Most users today probably take for granted the fact that they can access the web at any given time with their smartphone. But there are many people out there who can’t afford to buy a smartphone, or a phone with a basic web browser.…Read More »
Is China innocent? New reports claim cyber attacks on Facebook, Twitter, and Apple came from Eastern Europe
After recent cyber attacks on high-profile companies like Facebook, Twitter and then Apple, everyone seemed to be pointing fingers at China. But now reports have surfaced claiming that the attacks on those companies originated from Eastern Europe.
An Eastern European gang, that is determined to sell company secrets like research and other confidential information in the underground market, is responsible for the attacks according to the reports. …Read More »
As part of CEO Marissa Meyer’s ongoing effort to bring Yahoo back to its once dominant ways on the web, the company has unveiled a newly redesigned homepage. It features a new look with cleaner lines along with a host of personalization options.…Read More »
Anna Lamb-Creasey discovered that her had not only gone missing but died through the worst possible way. Local police in Clayton County for some reason decided that to inform a mother of her child’s death through a Facebook message.
Can you believe that it gets worse?…Read More »
Check out the hilarious trailer for ‘The Internship’, an upcoming movie about working at Google [Video]
The Internship is an upcoming comedy that stars Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and is directed by Shawn Levy. Why am I telling you about this? Because The Internship isn’t just your regular comedy, it’s a comedy that’s set in Google.
The plot sees Vaughn and Wilson’s characters losing their job as salesmen because of everything becoming “digital.” They then get a chance to intern at Google, where they’re pitted against all the smart people you’d expect work there and the results are hilarious.…Read More »
Harlem shake is a dance from the 1980s from Harlem — with origins in Africa — that has recently gone viral on the web due to the countless parodies. When most people hear about something they don’t know about but want to learn, they google it.…Read More »
I am not sure how if the same holds true outside the United States or not, but here in the USA most Starbucks stores have free WiFi for the public to use. The idea is people can sit at Starbucks and use the WiFi on their laptops or mobile devices… and hopefully buy some coffee or food in the process.…Read More »
Cyberattacks on the US have been traced, and all signs point to the Chinese military and a single building in China [Report]
According to report by the BBC, the origins of the unusually numerous and high-profile attacks on US companies has been found. It is indeed coming from somewhere in China — Shanghai to be exact. But it doesn’t stop there.
According to Mandiant, a US-based cyber security firm, believes that there’s a secret branch in China’s military dedicated to cyber-theft and they’re located in the building pictured below:
It also doesn’t help that the BBC’s John Sudworth was detained while trying to film the alleged hub of the hacking operation.…Read More »
Goodbye Hotmail: All Hotmail users are being forcefully moved to Outlook.com, which is now available worldwide along with its multimillion-dollar ad campaign [Video]
Microsoft is officially taking out Outlook.com’s “preview” label, and is launching the service worldwide. This also means that Hotmail users will be slowly transitioned to the new service, albeit gradually. The good news? They’ll get to keep their email addresses — whether that’s Hotmail.com, Live.com or even MSN.com, none of that will change.…Read More »
As I am sure most dotTechies know, a ‘CAPTCHA’ is a method used to verify that person logging in, posting, etc. is really a person and not a robot. There are various different types of CAPTCHAs but the most common is being given a picture and told to type the words shown in the picture.…Read More »
The Pirate Bay has filed police report against anti-piracy group for copyright infringement… because they took a little girl’s laptop
Looks like they weren’t kidding! Recall how anti-piracy group Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Centre (CIAPC) literally copied The Pirate Bay’s (TPB) website. In response, TPB threatened to sue for copyright infringement. Now, TPB hasn’t gone as far as suing the CIAPC but, according to TPB, they’ve filed a police report with the Finnish police saying that the anti-piracy group committed copyright infringement.…Read More »
Your internet slow? Check out the FCC’s study of real data speeds vs advertised speeds by broadband ISPs
The Federal Communications Commission has released its latest report on broadband ISPs in the US. The report contains some very interesting data on the the FCC’s analysis of real data speeds being provided to customers compared to the speeds being advertised by their service providers.…Read More »
The Singapore Police Force has reported a sudden rise in the number of “cyber blackmail” cases being reported. The cases are also similar in that the primary target are men, and that they are tricked through social media networks.
There have been 50 cases in the last year alone that involve women luring men through social networks like Facebook, then initiating cyber sex sessions over video chat.…Read More »
As with most companies nowadays, Burger King has an official Twitter account. (Yes, even dotTech has a Twitter account even though I don’t consider us a company per se.) It is not entirely clear who did it or how they did it, but today Burger King’s Twitter was hacked… and turned into ‘McDonalds’.…Read More »
Kim Dotcom advised his Twitter followers not to use US-based web services like Apple’s iCloud, Google Gmail and Skype because they ”provide (by law) secret & untraceable NSA backdoors to all your data.” So what will people use if they ditch those services?…Read More »
Iceland is joining South Korea in the war against Internet porn. Following a recent ban on strip clubs, the government of Iceland is now targeting banning porn from their country’s Internet completely.
“If we can send a man to the moon, we must be able to tackle porn on the internet,” says Halla Gunnarsdóttir, the political advisor to Iceland’s Interior Minister.…Read More »
The justification behind Google’s browser-based Chrome OS is that out of all the things people do on the computer, most of it is on the Internet. I don’t know about everyone else, but it is true; most (99.999999999%) of my time spent on my computer requires an active Internet connection.…Read More »
When it comes to resumes, it seems like everyone has some advice to give. Do this, don’t do that, put this in, don’t put that in, etc. Instead of listening to all the armchair critics, Philippe Dubost decided to do something different.…Read More »
SoShare has just been announced, and it’s a new file delivery service powered by BitTorrent. What makes it different from other services is the focus on large (very large) file sizes that coders, designers and content creators need to transfer on a daily basis.…Read More »
The same time the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Twitter were attacked, there was a fourth company that also fell victim to a “sophisticated attack.”
Facebook, which is home to more than a billion users worldwide, was hit by a zero-day exploit that installed malware on a handful of their employees’ laptops.…Read More »
Anti-piracy group pirates The Pirate Bay’s website, The Pirate Bay says they are “outraged” and will sue
An anti-piracy group from Finland has put up their own website, copying the exact design and layout of the infamous The Pirate Bay.
The new site is called “Piraattilahti,” which you can probably guess is “the pirate bay” in Finnish and is run by the Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Centre in Helsinki.…Read More »
As a webmaster, I have worked with more than a few freelancers over the years and still continue to work with many today (the great people who bring you great articles on a daily basis). Anyone that has worked as a freelancer or has worked with a freelancer knows there is one thing that makes freelancers stay awake at night: not being paid.…Read More »
I just wanted to give everyone a head-up that some scumbag is using dotTech’s email to spend spam emails.
If you receive an e-mail from “email@example.com” that is not characteristic of the emails we send (i.e. not an article or comment notification), then the email is probably spam.…Read More »
Another attack on free speech: US legislator introduces bill to ban photoshopping of head on porn star’s body
First of all, the above image is quite disturbing — I apologize but it is necessary to convey the gravity of this story. Georgia State Representative Earnest Smith has introduced a bill to ban the practice of imposing the facial image of a person onto an obscene depiction (in the state of Georgia only — Smith isn’t part of US Congress but rather Georgia Congress).…Read More »
This is Joe McCambley, co-founder of The Wonderfactory. He’s also the creator of the very first banner ad on the Internet. You know, the ones that are probably sitting somewhere on the sides of your screen when you’re off browsing the interweb.…Read More »
If you thought that bills like SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA were all behind us and the Internet was safe from prying eyes, I’ve got bad news for you — one of them is coming back. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger and Rep. Mike Rogers of the USA are planning on re-introducing CISPA later this year, in the hopes of it going through this time.…Read More »
I’m not sure what’s more amazing here, the fact that Wikipedia member ‘West.andrew.g’ has spent 3 whole years downloading and analyzing data traffic across Wikipedia’s English-language pages as a research project, or the fact that right below Facebook, United States, YouTube, and Google is Justin Bieber.…Read More »
A new study says that watching porn can be bad for your smartphone or tablet. The reason for this? Malware. Visiting mobile porn sites will bring up the chances of downloading malware three-fold — it’s worse than e-mail spam, malicious websites and fake apps combined.…Read More »
After Facebook popularized the use of the “Like” button, countless other versions of the Like button have appeared in other sites. You’d think that Facebook invented it, right? Apparently not. And the company holding the patent for such a feature is suing.…Read More »
Try going to MegaUpload.com and you’ll see an FBI anti-piracy warning. The warning is for the purposes of discouraging people from pirating copyrighted content. But that doesn’t mean the FBI doesn’t like to pirate things themselves! BitTorrent monitoring company ScanEye has once again given us a little peak into what the feds are watching and downloading these days.…Read More »
Now this is pretty weird. If you use Google Search, you might be aware that the tool can do a lot more than just finding stuff. It can convert measurements, currencies, do instant translations, and even make calculations for you. But what happens when you enter an equation that the engine misinterprets as an impossible query?…Read More »
One thing that has been eluding the internet is a global web identity; one identity that one can be used across all websites and forums. While inroads have been made with other services, because of its popularity, Facebook is the closest we have so far to a universal digital identity, and many websites are taking advantage of this by using Facebook Connect.…Read More »
I remember back when we got our first computer. We were so excited about not only the computer itself but also finally being able to have dial-up AOL (America Online) — including hearing the awesome “You’ve Got Mail” jiggle every time we would log into AOL.…Read More »