OKCupid Boycotts Firefox Because of Mozilla CEO's Anti-Gay Beliefs

Mozilla Firefox users trying to use popular dating service OKCupid are currently being shown the above message, encouraging them not to use Firefox. The reason? Firefox's new CEO Brendan Eich opposes gay marriage. That's how you play hardball. Read More >>

David Bowie Actually Moonlights as Every Metal Gear Solid Character Ever

Over the weekend, Reddit user tehaveragejoel found the spare time to make this eye-opening picture: when you lay David Bowie's mug (with a few of his many, many hair variations) next to each Metal Gear Solid , there's a fairly uncanny resemblance. Read More >>

Dropbox Knows When You're Sharing Copyrighted Files

If you store your important documents on Dropbox, there’s a chance that you might have some copyrighted files up there in the cloud. If those files are copyrighted, they might well not belong to you. If you have those copyrighted files in the cloud, you might want to share them with a friend. That’s when Dropbox steps in and puts a stop to things. Read More >>

What's Your Favourite Movie or TV Plot That Would be Obsolete Today?

Technology's so great. All this communication capability can put you in touch with your friends and family, no matter where in the world they are. Which blows a giant hole through most of the movie and TV plots written up until, say, the late 1990s. What's your favourite storyline that would never exist in a world with cell phones and internet? Read More >>

Life Before the Internet Was Just Plain Boring

Before the internet? Don't kid yourself. It wasn't more fulfilling or engaging; you didn't have more time to read and think and play. You just sat around in your underwear watching daytime TV instead. Read More >>

Online Streaming Police Want Age Gates Added to All UK-Facing Porn Sites

Children so young and innocent they haven't yet learned how to lie will be protected from internet porn if video streaming watchdog Atvod gets its way, with the online video board asking for a compulsory age gate to be attached to all porn sites when viewed in the UK. Read More >>

Facebook's Drone-and-Laser Plan to Give Internet to Everyone

In its quest to get the whole world online, Facebook's project has included partnerships with companies like Samsung and Nokia, as well as with NASA. Now it seems that rumors about Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook drone dreams are true, and the social network giant is planning on internet-delivering drones, satellites, and even lasers. Here's our first look at how that might take shape. Read More >>

UK Should Embrace E-Voting, So the Kids Can Endorse Nigel Farage Without Leaving the House

The Electoral Commission has suggested that the UK ought to embrace full electronic voting like we're some sort of forward-thinking democracy instead of a lethargic old Shire horse that's ready for death, claiming that a move to a radical online voting option may stop voter turnout figures dwindling ever lower. Read More >>

A New Geo-Tagged Storytelling Site Might be the Ultimate Travel Tool

How do we discover new cities to visit? How do we remember where we've been? With all the tools at our fingertips, I'd still argue it's actually not all that easy. Hi, which just opened to the public today, is a beautifully designed way to find, share, and tell stories about places. Read More >>

Two Year Jail Term Planned for Convicted Cyber Bullies

The government is looking at ways to throw heavier books at those convicted of internet bullying and "troll" behaviour, with one option seeing online and SMS abusers facing a maximum two-years in jail. Where the mobile phones are very small and not very much fun. Read More >>

Blackmail DDOS Attack Takes Out Major Online Chat Service Campfire

The popular group chat system Campfire is currently being nailed with a DDoS attack. It turns out some blackmailing hackers are trying to extort money from the provider. They're refusing to negotiate. Read More >>

In No Surprising News Whatsoever, ISPs are Failing Their Customers According to Which? Survey

Rubbish speeds, intermittent connections and poor customer services are the norm for British broadband customers, a new survey commissioned by consumer watchdog Which? reveals. Read More >>

Mt. Gox Found Over £70 Million of Bitcoin in a Random Wallet

Bitcoin is big money. When Mt. Gox went down, hundreds of millions in bitcoin disappeared. Now, the trouble exchange just happens to have stumbled into 200,000 'coin it thought was lost, or roughly $116 million (£70 million). Read More >>

See Your Entire Browser History in a (Somewhat Terrifying) Favicon Grid

This is what a life online looks like. If you're interested in seeing your very own browser history all piled up, head right on over to Iconic History; a plug-in that turns your page clicks—all of them—into an unfiltered grid of favicons. Read More >>

What's Your Proudest Online Accomplishment?

The internet is the place to pump your ideas out and hope they'll resonate with someone somewhere. When digital strangers agree with your opinions, fawn over your pictures, or laugh at your jokes, it feels good, man. What was your biggest internet hit? Read More >>


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