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Goodnight Captcha – a bedtime story made from website register words

CAPTCHA those words you need to work out that appear on website register forms  has been turned into a story. It’s a nice idea…

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Posted: 29th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Libel and censorship on t’Internet – 190 countries control your words

LIBEL and censorship on the internet is big news. This new move by Twitter tells us something that most people don’t realise about this lovely playground that is the interne t:

Twitter has refined its technology so it can censor

Posted: 27th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


European Commission gives Facebook and Google users ‘right to be forgotten’

THANKS to the European Commission, you can be non-person on the internet. You can force the like of Google and Facebook to delete all and any information they hold on you.

The European Commission says we all have the

Posted: 25th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Robot babies are coming to get you ( video)

ROBOT babies are coming to get you. He’s got his mother’s eye… his father left arm…

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Posted: 24th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Anonyupload.com will not help Megaupload users get their ‘stolen’ property back

MEGAUPLOAD.Com, the file-sharing website registered in Hong Kong, is closed by the FBI and its multi-millionaire founder, Kim Dotcom (aka Kim Schmitz), arrested by the FBI and the Organised and Financial Crime Agency New Zealand in the panic room at

Posted: 24th, January 2012 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Anorak hit by DoS attack – Madonna fans go wild

ANORAK has been smashed about by today’s DoS attack. When it ended, we gelt good.

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Posted: 23rd, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kim Dotcom refused bail: Megaupload founder banned from bedroom swimming pool (photos)

MEGAUPLOAD.COM is dead. The owner of the Hong-Kong-based file-sharing website, Kim Dotcom ( formerly Kim Schmitz), is in a New Zealand jail. The FBI accuses the 38-year-old multi-millionaire of internet piracy, criminal copyright, infringement and conspiracy to commit racketeering money

Posted: 23rd, January 2012 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


SOPA and PIPA: When lending is a thought crime and theft is ok

THE Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) are not universally popular. Neither SOPA nor PIPA are all that close to be cemented in law. Right now they look like bad Bills that seek to turn

Posted: 19th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to read Wikipedia during the SOPA live blog blackout

WANT to read Wikipedia during the 24-hour online protest against the US Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)?

The  BBC advises accessing non-English Wikipedia pages

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Posted: 18th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rupert Murdoch attacks morality of Stop Online Piracy Act

RUPERT Murdoch has used his new Twitter account to slam the White House and Google over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)  the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA?) and the Online Protection and Digital

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Posted: 15th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Page Turner: Joseph Herscher’s machine makes reading easier

NEWSPAPERS and magazines are such hard work to read. Thankfully, Joseph Herscher has a machine that can turn

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Posted: 15th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


will.i.am introduces the Intel Ultrabook Project and the cool kids laugh

WILL.I .AM, of the Black Eyed Peas, is shilling for Intel. Will.i.am is “Intel’s director of creative innovation”. It’s the kind of corporate bollocks that will have the cool kids drooling and the

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Posted: 12th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The suit that helps you play tennis like Nadal

Want to analyse your body movements so you can run as fast as Theo Walcott or play tennis like Roger Federer?

Over at the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas they have just the gadget for you. Designed by

Posted: 10th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When Julia Cross met ‘Martin’, Martin ran from twitter, Facebook and Ibiza

ARE you ‘Martin’, the man who snogged Julia Cross, a 33-year-old PR consultant from London? If you are the Martin who kissed Miss cross in Ibiza, we have one word of advice: run!

In what will be one of the …

Posted: 6th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ed Miliband look alike Shereef Abdallah upsets the twitter police

SHEREEF Abdallah is the pro Ed Miliband lookalike and scourge of twitter. The JC says Shaereef Abdallah once worked as a volunteer at Labour MP Glenda Jackson’s office and blogged for the Young Fabians, a Labour Party affiliate group.

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Posted: 5th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Floren Blake born five years after her win Reuben

FLOREN Blake was born five years after her twin brother Reuben. Floren and Reuben Blake were conceived from the same batch of five embryos created by their parents Simon and Jody Blake.

Reuben was born

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Posted: 4th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Teach your iPhone4 S to swear like John Terry

THE iPhone 4S has told Charlie Le Quesne: “Shut the f*ck up, you ugly t*at.”

Charlie Le Quesne is 12. He was playing with the iPhone 4s with its voice technology in a branch of TEsco in Coventry. He asked

Posted: 31st, December 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Illegal Things Are Illegal on Facebook and Twitter

THIS might come as a surprise to some or even many, but things that are illegal in the real world are also illegal on Facebook and other social media.

Yes, even Twitter .

More than half of Facebook and Twitter

Posted: 28th, December 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stan Collymore, Emma West and the twitter narks

STAN Collymore, formerly of Liverpool, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and Southend United, has been receiving lots of abuse for his opinions on the Luis Suarez racism affair. Collymore has been re-tweeting racist abuse aimed at him and Manchester United’s Patrice

Posted: 23rd, December 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Luluvise: Girls Just Wanna Have Their Own Social Networking Site?

ALL women really want to do is gossip, talk fashion and discuss boys and they want to do so in a safe space, sheltered from men who can easily hurt their feelings.

Or at least that’s the premise of

Posted: 14th, December 2011 | In: Key Posts, News, Technology | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Web Censor Stephen Conroy Swears On The Web: Ban The Bansturbator

SENATOR Senator Stephen Conroy, Australia’s British-born Minister for Communications, tells the country’s National Press Club in Canberra:

“I love the debate about sovereign risk,” he said. “If a tax goes up, God, that is sovereign risk. But if a tax

Posted: 14th, December 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Steve Jobs Statue: The Making Of An iBronze

HOW to celebrate the life of Steve Jobs? Hungarian Sculptor Erno Toth knows. He’s made a big

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Posted: 8th, December 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stupid New Mexico Police Say Paedophiles Are Posing As Pedobear: Warn Your Kids

TO New Mexico, where the Attorney General’s Office says “paedobear” aka “pedobear” is a menace to children. Pedobear is the Internet meme introduced to the Western web by 4chan as a way or mocking paedophiles and anyone posting creepy images

Posted: 30th, November 2011 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Microsoft’s Tellme Versus Apple’s Siri: The Teen Anal Meeting

IN this challenge, the tech tester will see if Microsoft’s Tellme is better than Apple’s Siri.

The

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Posted: 26th, November 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Jukusui-Kun Polar Bear Paw Pillow Stops You Snoring

FEAR not snorers. The new Jukusui-kun pillow (Japanese for deep sleep) lighly smacks you in the face whenever you snore. And the best bit is that it’s shaped like a polar bear  with a bid of a tweak the

Posted: 15th, November 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0