Drug-Buying Bot Freed By Police


A computer that automatically bought illegal drugs online has been released from custody by Swiss law enforcement officials. The computer ran an automated bot called ‘Random Darknet Shopper’ as part of an art project. The artists behind the project had programmed the bot to search for illicit materials on darknet sites. That’s a loosely defined […]

The Brilliant Inventions of Dominic Wilcox


Dominic Wilcox is a man quite unlike any other. A genius who thinks so far outside the box he can no longer tell you the shape of on. Wilcox invents things that cause people to look at him, and question their own version of reality for a minute. Some people are born with brains that […]

N.A.S.A Video Of Shortest Lunar Eclipse in History


Sort of speaks for itself, for those who did not get the see the lovely blood moon this past weekend, here is a version of it in real time, shot by N.A.S.A. Still pretty dang cool. Did seem like it was in an awful hurry for an eclipse, though. [Via Laughing Squid]

Online Searches Makes You Feel Smarter

Searching for information online may boost how much you think you know, but it’s just an illusion. That’s the findings of researchers at Yale who’ve published their work through the American Psychological Association. A team led by Matthew Fisher carried out nine experiments, each involving half of participants being asked to search online to research […]

True Stories Bring April Fool’s Confusion


It’s that day of the year again when tech and internet firms prank their customers with April Fools’ Day stories. But this year the issue is confused by a couple of far-fetched stories that happen to be true. Amazon has already had to issue a denial that its new product Dash is a gag. It […]

YouTube Takes On Twitch Livestreaming Service


YouTube is said to be relaunching its livestreaming service with a change in focus from sporting events to video gaming, making it a challenge to the likes of Twitch. The site started live broadcasts in 2010 but, although they still exist, they’ve been heavily downplayed in recent years. Events have largely been either public speeches […]

Net Neutrality Debate Heads Back To Court


The FCC’s toughening up of regulation to enforce net neutrality always looked like inviting legal challenges and now the first two lawsuits have been filed. The cases, brought by a broadband industry group and an independent Texan broadband firm, seem very much intended as first strikes, coming before the new rules take effect. Many industry […]

Internet Explorer Gets A Death Sentence


Microsoft has confirmed it is effectively ditching the Internet Explorer browser and brand. It will be kept on in Windows 10 for compatibility purposes only. It’s been known for some time that Microsoft was working on a new browser project, codenamed Spartan. Now the company has confirmed this will be the primary browser in Windows […]

Oh Internet, How I Love Thee! [Comic]


This comic is part of Stephen Byrne’s awesome new web comic, Steve Loves Internet. There’s already a few comic strips from the series over at Stephen’s website, so I invite you all to go and check ’em all out! [Source: Steve Loves Internet]

Snowed in At PAX [Comic]


Wow, it will be like the Thunderdome from Mad Max I bet. [Source: Penny Arcade]

HEY IT PEOPLE: Send In Your IT Horror Stories + Big Giveaway! #getthroughit [Sponsored by Canon] (Updated)


Edit: You still have about 24 hours left to send in your stories and get a chance to win a Canon ImageCLASS color laser printer! (a value of $1299!) IT horror stories: we’ve all heard about (or experienced firsthand) helpdesk tickets that provide absolutely no logical explanation to system admins. They provide fodder for stories that […]

Google Warning Comes Two Clicks From Danger


Google has stepped up its warning system for dubious websites: Chrome will now flag up sites that contain potentially harmful downloads, even if the site itself does no damage. Until now Google’s warnings had only taken effect in two situations: when a Chrome user clicked on a link to a page believed to contain malware […]