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How twitter caused Whitney Houston’s death

DID Whitney Houston die first on twitter? Everyone likes to be first with the news, and it loks like twitter user @AjaDiorNavy scooped the world:

omgg , my aunt tiffany who work for whitney houston just found whitney houston

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Posted: 15th, February 2012 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man adds Wood burning stove to his Volvo

SWISS Volvo owner Pascal Prokop has built a wood-burning stove in his car. The Swiss Technical Inspection Authority gave him a pass, making it perfectly legal to operate. Does a wood burning stove go with a Volvo, car for the … READ ON

Posted: 12th, February 2012 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tumblr of the day – the trippy gifs

TUMBLR of the day is DVDP:

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Posted: 8th, February 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Can the virtual reality Snow World video game give pain relief by distraction?

CAN video games reduce pain? Pain sufferers in the US military are testing out a video game called SnowWorld to see if it can reduce pain by distracting them:

[A]fter Hoffman became director of the Virtual Reality Analgesia Research Center

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Posted: 5th, February 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Met and FBI keen to advertise the skills and power of Anonymous

ANONYMOUS, the hactivist collective, have posted an audio on YouTube of the Metropolitan Police’s e-crime unit talking with the FBI. The tape, called “Fuck FBI Friday”, claims to feature a 16 minute phone call. The call is said to have … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, February 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Google search for ‘Define An English Person’ produces the C-Word – Germans are ‘Evil Nazis’

IF you type “Define an English person” into the Google search engine you get the result for the Wikipedia page for “C*NT”.

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Posted: 2nd, February 2012 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Facebook artists earns milllions – praise be Mark Zuckerberg

ARE we all about to hate Facebook, the 1% that aims to own information on the 100%? If a Government wanted to harvest data like Facebook does, there would a huge row. Yet we give it to Facebook and Google … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, February 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Breading is a meme – photos of wheat tolerant cats

BREADING is the newest internet meme. The idea is simple: you place a splice of bread around your cat’s next or ruff, take a photo and upload it on the web. It’s a good way to test if you cat … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, February 2012 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Rosat satellite, World War 3 and Daily Mail plagiarism

DID you know that Beijing, China, was “seven minutes from destruction’ when a 2.5 ton satellite crashed to Earth at 300mph“?

Allan Hall and Katie Silver have facts in the Daily Mail:

Seven minutes saved huge areas

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Posted: 31st, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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…

Captcha from Gabrielle de Vietri on Vimeo.

Spotter: Gabrielle de VietriREAD ON

Posted: 29th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comments (6) | Comments 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 internet:

Twitter has refined its technology so it can censor

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Posted: 27th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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 “… READ ON

Posted: 25th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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… grandma’s liver…

Sleep tight…

Spotter: mefi, the Daily WhatREAD ON

Posted: 24th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 24th, January 2012 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment (1) | Comments 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. We felt like Madonna had won two Golden Globes…

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Posted: 23rd, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, January 2012 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 19th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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.… READ ON

Posted: 18th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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 READ ON

Posted: 15th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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:

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Posted: 15th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 12th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 10th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 6th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 5th, January 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

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