Chinese internet users are planning a one-day boycott of the web on July 1st to draw attention to the introduction of the controversial government-mandated internet filter on all new machines. The boycott has a high-profile supporter in Ai Weiwei (pictured), who helped design the Bird’s Nest stadium used in last year’s Beijing Summer Olympics. Writing […]
When Jammie Thomas-Rasset (pictured) was granted a retrial in the first (and to date only) US federal filesharing copyright case, she was likely relieved that it put aside her original punishment of a $222,000 fine. After the court ruled against her in the new case, that relief will be utterly shattered. Jammie Thomas-Rasset, found guilty […]
By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] Well, paint me in a two-tone pattern of “smug” and “disappointed”. I correctly predicted that Opera’s self-styled “reinvention of the web” would have something to do with breaking the traditional model of web client/server that we’ve all come to know and curse. But their execution on that grand […]
Broadband use in the United States has risen sharply despite increasing prices and the recession. However, one in six people say they aren’t interested in getting high-speed internet. The headline statistic from the Pew Research Center report is that the number of homes with broadband was 63 per cent in April this year, up from […]
Even though Comcast has done some stupid things in the past, you have to agree that this ad promoting the company’s high-speed internet access is absolutely brilliant.
Whether long- or short-term follower, you likely know by now that we wear many hats here at [Geeks are Sexy], and running this place is pretty expensive. We help many people earn a living online, and we can do that by selling advertising space on the site. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not writing […]
By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] In the David vs. Goliath battle of the browsers, Opera has always played the part of the mosquito – it preys on both of the major contestants, but it doesn’t eat much (although it has chewed out a nice niche in the mobile browser market). You’ve got to […]
One thing I’ve found with respect to The Sims over the years is that it’s really, really hard to explain why the game is fun to someone who doesn’t get it. “Right, and then you make them shower! And you send them to work! And don’t forget that they have to clean the toilet!” So […]
China’s government is to force computer manufacturers to equip all new machines with content filtering software. Officially it is to block material such as pornography, but there are fears it will be used as another method of silencing political critics. The plan will extend the so-called ‘Great Firewall of China’, which operates on a network […]
Using the new Street View navigation mechanism, you can now cruise around streets faster, closer and without bounds. Simply double-click to go wherever you like, including zooming in on building facades.
By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] We’ve been reporting quite a bit on Bing and it’s recent ad campaign. Why? Well first of all, a web-based product from Microsoft that isn’t simply trying to copy everything already out there (See Live.com) is somewhat notable. Second, Bing seems to be part of the new trend: semantic […]
Yesterday, Microsoft released 3 new Bing commercials trying to sell the idea that the new search engine is there to prevent search overload syndrome by making sure you find the answers you need to the questions you ask. Google already does that just fine as far as I’m concerned, and while Bing returns relevant results […]