$222,000 filesharing fine leaps to $1.92 million in new trial

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 […]


Opera Unite — should be “Untie”?

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 […]

Disney Taps Kiddie Laptop Market

Not long ago I read the results of a study about litte girls and Disney Princess dolls, which pointed out the massive amount of branding involved – i.e., you can wake up in your Disney Princess sheets, brush your teeth with a Disney Princess toothbrush, eat breakfast out of your Disney Princess cereal bowl… and […]

Bathtub V: Keith Loutit Releases New Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Masterpiece

Remember Keith Loutit, that amazing Australian photographer we featured a few times here on [GAS] for his awesome tilt-shift videos? Well friends, to our greatest joy, Keith has recently released a new clip named Bathtub V, and as usual, the video totally rocks. This one was realized with the help of Sydney’s Ports Corporation and […]

Destroy Build Destroy Teaches Kids how to Blow Up Stuff

Destroy Build Destroy is a new TV show premiering June 20th on Cartoon Network. It features two teams of kids blowing up stuff, building new things out of the remaining parts, and then blowing them up again! And we’re not talking about small-scale explosions here… oh no! Sounds fun doesn’t it? Although I’m not sure […]