The usual things people pirate are movies, music, games and sometimes even books. But let’s not forget the dark side of the internet, and that amongst all the media that I just mentioned, there is of course, pirated porn for download. Perhaps more importantly, let’s also not forget that sometimes [...]Read More »
Cable industry admits that data caps (bandwidth limits) are all about the money, not network congestion
If you didn’t need any more reasons to dislike internet service providers for charging too much for their services, this isn’t going to help very much. Michael Powell, who is the former chairman of the FCC but now president of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, told an audience the [...]Read More »
Leave it up to Kim Dotcom to not be content with simply launching a new file-sharing service, but to have an actual launch event to go with it that is probably crazier than he is.
The whole event can be viewed on Youtube…
…and it’s up there in terms of [...]Read More »
Latest version of Java (7u11) is still vulnerable, Oracle issued an incomplete patch according to experts
Something surprising happened last week. Oracle issued an update (Java 7u11, Java 6u37, Java 5u38, and Java 4u40) in just three days to patch a recently discovered and massively exploited Java vulnerability. And over the weekend, too. As it turns out, Oracle didn’t do a very good job. (Is anyone [...]Read More »
This little donkey has been making the rounds on the internet lately — from Twitter all the way to Fox News. Twitter user @TheRealSheldonCooper posted the picture above on the social network, which is actually a Google Street View image in Botswana. People assumed that the donkey was behind the [...]Read More »
Have even the remotest interest in Windows 8? Think you may upgrade, or will want to upgrade, in the future? If so, right now is the time to grab it.
As mentioned on dotTech earlier, Microsoft is running a promotion that allows everyone with Windows XP SP3 and higher to [...]Read More »
Sony has found a way to raise some funds — by selling their US headquarters building in New York City to investors for $1.1 billion. As the company works to cut losses throughout the company, this will generate $770 million for Sony. This is similar to how Nokia sold their [...]Read More »
If you’re a Mac user, this is a no-brainer. The Mac Freebie Bundle includes 8 useful apps and utilities for the lowest price of free. One of the apps included is Vidconvert, which is a simple video converter that will help you convert your videos for all your mobile devices. [...]Read More »
US will have Google Fiber-like gigabit internet speeds in all 50 states by 2015, if the FCC Chairman has his way
If you’re jealous about Kansas City’s current gigabit internet speeds, you’ve got a friend in FCC Chairman Julius Genachoski. The chairman has just issued the “Gigabit City Challenge.” What does he hope to accomplish from this? At least one community in each of the 50 states to have gigabit internet [...]Read More »
The traditional password is now considered by many to be a security flaw. A combination of characters that can be cracked or even guessed is probably not the best way to safeguard our online lives today, and services like LastPass or 1Password provide an alternative through their software-generated passwords. But [...]Read More »
There are two groups in this world that are notoriously quick to react to technological change — the porn industry and hackers. The porn industry is known for pioneering new technology to try to increase revenue. For example, porn websites were one of the first websites that started accepting payments [...]Read More »
When you’re looking for an apartment in New York, don’t be surprised if you end up with living space that’s much smaller than what you’re used to. It seems to be the norm, unless you’re of the wealthy and famous kind of course. But small living spaces don’t necessarily mean [...]Read More »
Ever wondered what it’s like to piece together Sony’s newest flagship Xperia Z, Cyber-shot RX1, or one of their HD camcorders? Sony wants to show you just that in a video recently released by the company, where the company’s engineers put together these three devices in 5 minutes — by [...]Read More »
Facebook initially tested out free VoIP calls through its Messenger for iPhone app for Canadian users earlier this month, but it looks like they’re ready to start rolling out across the US as well. A call button has appeared in the app, and users can begin making free calls to [...]Read More »
AV-TEST Institute is an organization that runs anti-virus/anti-malware tests. During AV-TEST Institute’s latest Nov/Dec 2012 anti-malware testing, 3 out 25 anti-virus software failed to gain certification. One of those 3 is Microsoft’s popular Security Essentials. (The other two are AhnLab V3 Internet Security and PC Tools Internet Security 2012.)
According [...]Read More »
Looks like Kim Dotcom is definitely going through with launching his latest file sharing service Mega, despite its striking similarities to the ill-fate Megaupload. It’s also launching soon — like this Saturday kind of soon.
Dotcom also recently revealed through Twitter that the service will be going big right away [...]Read More »
US House of Representatives enjoy torrenting movies and TV shows; here are some of their favorite BitTorrent downloads
It looks like the US Congress doesn’t need to look very far for examples of internet piracy for inspiration to put together another internet-related legislation. Turns out pirated movies and TV shows can be found within the walls of Capitol Hill. Anti-piracy forensics company ScanEye has published a report revealing [...]Read More »
What do you do when you have a nice six-figure salary and are given the opportunity to work from home? Well, outsource your entire job to China of course! Okay, maybe not. But that’s what one US worker did.
Working as a software developer (in his 40s) in the United [...]Read More »
I’m sure you wouldn’t be surprised if I told you that a lot of phones get lost, misplaced or even stolen in Las Vegas. With all the partying and drinking that can go on over there, there’s bound to be some lost phones each night. And whenever people lose their [...]Read More »
Right after announcing the last days of Windows Live Messenger, news has surfaced about Microsoft’s broader plans for the Skype platform. It looks like the company is taking their $8.5 billion investment seriously, and wants to “consolidate all their communications technology” around Skype.
We already know Skype is deeply integrated [...]Read More »
A Russian company called Displair has shown off what is possibly one of the coolest things to come out of this year’s CES: a wall of vapor that can be used as a touchscreen. A projector that is attached to a mobile device projects images onto the water vapor wall, [...]Read More »
While RIM’s BlackBerry 10 announcement is still around 2 weeks away, the devices meant to run its new operating system are already being fully demoed through some pretty substantial leaks. This might be the best look we’ve had yet at what is widely expected to be called the BlackBerry Z10, [...]Read More »
Dell plans to reinvent itself with ‘Project Ophelia’, a flash drive-sized PC that runs both Windows and Mac OS X
Dell recently made the news due to its plans of going private, but it’s been awhile since Dell was mentioned because they were doing something that we could be excited about. Looks like that’s changing now with reports of a Project Ophelia going around. But what is Ophelia and why [...]Read More »
While everyone in Japan was rushing out to exchange their old flip-phones for the latest touchscreen smartphone available, there was a particular group of people who stayed faithful to their old phones — ironically, it was the unfaithful.
Japanese men who love to juggle girlfriends or have secret relationships on [...]Read More »
Facebook’s newly announced ‘Graph Search’ is an internal search engine, helps you make new connections
Facebook has just announced “Graph Search,” which they’re hoping will change the way you search for new friends, connections and even answers on the social network. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is careful to note that this is in no way a competitor to web search, it’s something different. Ordinary searches on [...]Read More »
Another day, another rumor about what we may or may not be seeing in Apple’s next handset. It seems like all the talk this time around is being dominated not by the usual high end phone that we’re so accustomed to, but the possibility of a cheaper phone that would [...]Read More »
‘Red October’ is global espionage malware that targeted governments around the world (USA, Iran, Russia, etc.) for 5 years… without being detected
Researchers from antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab have discovered something that sounds like it came straight out of a spy movie. A massive, on-going espionage network targeting hundreds of governmental, diplomatic and scientific organizations in at least 39 countries. Before you start pointing fingers at who might be responsible this time [...]Read More »
When Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011 for a cool $8.5 billion, the company slowly brought the service and its own Windows Live Messenger closer together. Microsoft made it possible for Skype users and Messenger users to talk to each other and exchange messages through Skype. But at the same time, [...]Read More »
While Apple’s latest earnings call isn’t due until sometime later this month, rumors are already starting to circulate — and they’re not the good kind, at least for Apple.
The Wall Street Journal claims that the company has cut orders for iPhone 5 components due to “weaker-than-expected” demand for the [...]Read More »
If you’ve ever been to Japan, heck, seen pictures of Japan, you’ll know that it can be pretty crowded over there. There can be a ridiculous amount of people in very small areas. With a city so densely populated, what do you do when over 100 skyscrapers have to be [...]Read More »
In one of the more bizarre Apple-related stories recently, shoppers at the Lincoln Park Apple Store in Chicago got the quite surprise when a car decided to drive into the store — by crashing through the store’s front glass wall.
While the car managed to smash one of the display [...]Read More »
You know that latest Java exploit that had the world up in arms, with Firefox and Apple blocking Java and U.S. Department of Homeland Security recommending people disable Java? Yeah, well, Oracle has issued updates to Java to address and plug the exploit.
According to update notes released by Oracle [...]Read More »
Remember that controversial six-strikes anti-piracy thing we talked about? And how that got delayed to 2013? Well, it’s 2013 now and the program is just a couple of weeks away from officially kicking off. None of the participating ISPs have detailed their measures, but TorrentFreak was able to obtain Verizon’s [...]Read More »
First off, for you eagle-eyed viewers out there, I’m well aware that the photo is of a Japanese neighborhood — it just seemed to fit. Now that’s out of the way, a new policy in China is now requiring all new residences built near fiber optic connections to be wired [...]Read More »
Signs we really are in the future: Our libraries have no books at all, only computers. When we want to borrow something from said library, they lend us an e-reader. What’s that you say? San Antonio is already in the future?
The county of Bexar, San Antonio, is launching a [...]Read More »