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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 and using Google Translate to make your work easier to fake.…

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 ENforcement Act (OPEN). (Is the acronym decided

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 your pages with no effort at all. Get me the Page Turner:

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 saps rushing out to buy what …

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.

Abdallah …

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 on December 9 2006.

The …

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 bronze statue.. It’s what Jobs would have wanted…

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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 Teen Anal Meeting is at 10am:

Spotter: Daring Fireball and Boing Boing

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


Charlie Bite My Finger, Please: How Cute Kids Make A Mint On YouTube

WANT to turn your kids into star without the bother of stage school photos, agents and talent? Well, YouTube Will pay you big money for video of your children giggling, crying, or giggling and crying. You either contact them to …

Posted: 13th, November 2011 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Video Games Deaths: The Movie

VIDEO game deaths. There’s a film in this with Steve Buscemi playing the hero

Spotter: Kottke

Posted: 11th, November 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Yorkshire Man Buys iPad Shaped Like A Cold Potato

ANYONE buying iPads on the streets of Batley are reminded that they do NOT look like potatoes – not even hot potatoes nor potato chips.
The news comes too late for one man who on October 24 handed over £200 …

Posted: 11th, November 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Learning Computers With Greta: Video

COMPUTERS were once the sole property of the ubergeek. No-one really understood them and those that tried thwacked the keys while typing like they were playing Whack-A-Mole.

Of course, geeks in the ’90s were a special, unlit breed of people …

Posted: 9th, November 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mission To Mars Is OK If You Go By Shed: Russians Survive 520 Day Simulation

SIX researchers -Alexey Sitev of Russia, Romain Charles of France, Suhrob Kamolov of Russia, Alexander Smoleevskiy of Russia, Diego Urbina of Italy/Colombia and Wang Yue of China – have been on a 520-day simulation of a flight to Mars.

Says …

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


How Much Does The Internet Weigh? 50 Grams

HOW much does the Internet weigh? Answer: 50 grams:

Posted: 4th, November 2011 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Petman Is The US Army’s Headless Robot That Sweats

PETMAN is a headless robot that tests clothing used by the US Army. It can sweat. As Spencer Ackerman tells it:

Boston Dynamics sells it as a way to “simulate how a soldier stresses protective clothing under realistic conditions,”

Posted: 3rd, November 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0