The Internet is Becoming the UK's Preferred Illegal Drug-Buying Option

Forget badgering tramps in underpasses, the new, gentrified way of buying legal and illegal drugs in the UK is online, with the 2014 Global Drug Survey showing we're buying more dodgy prescription and illegal chemistry through the internet than ever before. Read More >>

What's Your Biggest Online Fail?

A few weeks ago, we had a nice little chat where we described our proudest online accomplishments. It was fun! But now it's time we cut ourselves back down to size. Today, we'll be admitting our biggest online fails. Read More >>

This Refresher Guide Re-Caps Game of Thrones in Spoiler-Free Detail Before Season 4 Kicks Off

US TV network HBO has had the web designers in, creating a staggering interactive guide that rips open every single episode of bizarre sex & death fantasy series Game of Thrones, as a refresher ahead of the arrival of series four a few days from now. 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 >>

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 >>

Amazon Prime Instant Video Saves BBC's Axed and Bloodied Ripper Street

BBC drama Ripper Street will be coming back for a third series, after Amazon stepped in with the money to recommission it. New episodes will stream first for Prime Video subscribers, before hitting the BBC "a few months later." Amazon also gets an exclusive on streaming the first two runs of the show in the UK. Read More >>

How Much is Delivery at Poundshop.com? Er... £3.65

Today is the day that a potentially disruptive online discounter launches in the UK, with poundshop.com set to go live at 2.00pm. Problem is, rumours suggest there's likely to be a £10 minimum order and a £3.65 delivery fee on top. So wouldn't we be better off taking a granny trolley to the high street instead of buying from this new £13.65 shop? Read More >>

The Internet's a Gift From God, Claims Technically-Unaware Pope

The Pope's come out as an unlikely contributor to World Communications Day, suggesting the internet is "a gift from God" but one that "exceeds our capacity for reflection and judgement" thanks to its speed and omnipresence. Read More >>

Stan Collymore Accuses Twitter of Putting Profits Before Morals Over Racism Row

Internet trolls; whether on message boards, social media sites or even in online games, we've all faced them. But are the owners of web services really doing enough to stamp them out? After receiving a barrage of racist abuse and even death threats, ex-footballer Stan Collymore has called out Twitter as preferring to protect its bank balance rather than its users. Read More >>

BBC Server Hacked and Offered For Sale on Christmas Day

How about giving a nerdy Doctor Who fan the ultimate gift this year -- hacked access to a BBC server. That was the deal apparently on offer on some "underground" internet sites on Christmas Day, after a hacker allegedly gained access to a BBC server and tried to sell on his access method. Read More >>

Hidden Fees Still Ripping Off Online Ticket Buyers

Ludicrous delivery costs for slips of paper and arbitrary fees added at the end of the booking process are ripping off ticket buyers, with a Which? survey finding that some online companies are ratcheting up the cost of buying a ticket by as much as one third. Read More >>

Google Helpouts is Here to Help You With Basically Anything

Have you ever been working on something, a special project or something outside the realm of normal day-to-day work stuff, and you find yourself totally stuck? As in, you have absolutely no idea what to do next? Google wants to help. Read More >>

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How to Learn a Foreign Language for Free

In the modern hustle-bustle of 21st century living, there's every chance that work, study or romance will take you overseas into another country. If you want to make a good impression, it doesn't hurt to bone up on your foreign language skills, and what’s more, it’s easy to do without spending a penny. Read More >>

Sick Porn Stashed on Hacked Servers to Escape Detection

The Internet Watch Foundation has unearthed a clever yet depressing technique sickos are using to stash and distribute child porn online, with illegal images apparently being hosted on hacked servers without the knowledge of site owners. Read More >>

You Won't Have to Pay Anything to Use Netflix or Chat on the PS4

The war of "anything you can do, I can do better" between the consoles continues, this time with Sony's revelation that you won't have to pay a penny to use the PS4's online capabilities for anything other than gaming. That means free access to your Netflix subscription, and free online chat, for those who actually use their consoles for other things. Read More >>

Man Arrested After Triggering Mass Twitter "Rape" Threat Furore

A 21-year-old man was arrested over the weekend, after most of Twitter went absolutely bonkers in response to the relentless harassment of feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez. Read More >>


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