piracy
21 New Sites of Shame Added to BPI's UK ISP Piracy Blockade

If you get your music from suspiciously-named sites like eMp3World and Mp3Raid you're about to find yourself out of luck, as these -- and 19 other music download sites -- are about to hit the BPI's Pirate Bay lockdown list and disappear for good. Read More >>

toys
Interactive Blocks Are Sure To Lure Kids Back To Wooden Marble Mazes

Kids these days don't want to play with wooden blocks, they want to play wooden block games on a tablet. But Felix Heibeck has come up with a wonderful way to lure kids away from their touchscreens by adding electronic and interactive blocks to those wooden marble mazes, cleverly bridging both worlds. Read More >>

porn
UK ISPs Enforcing "Opt-in" Porn Filtering From the End of the Year

The on-off, up-down, will-they-won't-they issue of porn filtering looks like it's about to come to some sort of (throbbing) head, with the latest government plan being to require an on-by-default porn filter across all ISPs from the end of 2013. You'll have to ask if you want it. Hopefully not in person. Read More >>

piracy
Pirate Bay Proxy Site Added to UK Ban List Seemingly Without Authority

We think we know the names of the sites banned for offering access to the Bay's masses of torrent files, but it would appear some additional proxy sites are on the blacklist that we haven't been told about. Read More >>

gaming
Sony Doesn't Know Whether its PS4 Will Play Used Games or Not

As well as not really knowing when it's going to come out in most bits of the world, Sony also seems to be unsure of how to answer the tricky question of whether PS4 contains any form of system to block the playing and installation of pre-owned games. Read More >>

ISPs
Sky Set to Automatically Block Porn at ISP Level to Protect the Kids

The popular ISP part of BSkyB is about to implement an ISP-level porn block, which it's introducing under the guise of a selfless plan to protect the kids of the nation from seeing very bad things happening to people's bottoms online. Read More >>

toys
What Kid Wouldn't Want This Nuclear Power Plant Playset?

Cars, boats, trains, planes. They're all pretty standard children's toys, and there's nothing wrong with them either. But maybe you want your offspring to get to familiar with something a little more sophisticated at that formative age. How about some nuclear power plant blocks? Read More >>

sony
Sony Patents Depressing Pre-Owned Games Blocking System

Sony Computer Entertainment has applied for a patent that would eliminate the used game market, via a system that includes a physical tag inside game boxes to check who's allowed to play it. Read More >>

porn
David Cameron Still Angry About Porn, Promises Block in Family Homes

The PM was previously rumoured to be planning a crackdown on porn in homes where children are present, now he's come out and said it. ISPs will have to block porn by default for households who have kids. Read More >>

piracy
BPI Makes it Personal -- Threatens Pirate Party Members Over TPB Link

The saga of the BPI's battle to get the Pirate Party to removes its Pirate Bay proxy link has taken a nasty turn, with the BPI threatening to hold individual members of the Pirate Party responsible for crimes against copyright. Read More >>

piracy
BPI Gets Serious Over Pirate Party Bay Proxy -- Maybe Sending a LETTER

The British Phonographic Industry is turning up the heat on the Pirate Party over its continued hosting of a Pirate Bay proxy, and is said to be following up last week's friendly email with a more stern letter. What next? A explicit fax? Read More >>

internet
David Cameron Wants More Anti-Porn Filtering Options, Especially if You've Got Kids

David Cameron is believed to be preparing more measures to reduce the penetration of internet porn into our brains, with the PM said to be favouring a plan that would see internet users asked if they had kids when switching ISP. Read More >>

piracy
BPI Wants More Torrent Sites Added to ISP's Pirate Bay Block List

After successfully helping get (direct) access to the Pirate Bay officially blocked across all of the UK's key ISPs, the BPI is now said to be trying to add more torrent sites to the piracy blockade. Read More >>

wish you were here
Building Block Coffee Table: Bored Kids and Hip Decors Unite!

Was there anything worse when you were a kid than visiting someone whose home was completely devoid of toys? An hour of conversation felt like a lifetime of boredom, but this building block coffee table ensures you never put kids through that same torture in your own home. Read More >>

gaming
Show the World You're Good With Blocks: Set Up Your Own Giz UK Minecraft Server

There aren’t many games that have managed to both survive and thrive based purely on community created content, but Minecraft is a shining of example indie development and how to do it right. Read More >>

internet
TalkTalk's Porn Filter Fails to Stop Massive Porn Site

A mother who claims she was "testing" TalkTalk's porn filter by having a look around Pornhub was shocked to find that the ISP's filtering system failed to block the site. As if the name wasn't enough of a clue. Read More >>

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