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

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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

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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 […]

Big Birdman: Sesame Street Does Brilliant ‘Birdman’ Satire

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Sesame Street has really upped their game over the last few years. Adding pure satire and parody that is clearly aimed at parents more than the children. Recently, they did a spoof of the brilliant Michael Keaton masterpiece, Birdman, and though you will have to have seen the movie to understand how well it fits, […]

HTTP Gets Major Overhaul

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The first major revision of the hypertext transfer protocol has been finalized. HTTP/2 could mean pages are much faster to load, particularly on mobile devices. Despite, or perhaps precisely because it’s such a fundamental part of the web, HTTP hasn’t had a significant update since changes to the current 1.1 standard in 1999. The proposed […]

What It Would Be Like If Presidents Acted Like Frank Underwood from ‘House of Cards’

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House of Cards on Netflix is a pretty intense show, headed by a pretty intense guy. Frank Underwood played by the brilliant Kevin Spacey is a political figure unlike we have ever seen represented. And he loves to monologue at the camera. So what if other presidents were more like him? Well, as you can […]

Facebook Adds Post-Death Options

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Facebook is adding a new option to let you nominate somebody to manage your account after you die. It’s designed to make it easier to turn your page into an online memorial. At the moment, once Facebook learns a user has died (and has seen supporting evidence such as a death certificate or obituary) it […]

The Exceptional Beauty of Doom 3’s Source Code

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Doom 3 was not only great fun to play, but for the time, was an absolute marvel to look at. Truth is, the Xbox version still holds up visually to some of the better games from the last generation. This is coming solely from a video game player. But Kotaku had a developer come in […]

This ‘Fox and the Hound’ are Best Friends (Just Like the Disney Movie)

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There is nothing more adorable than seeing two animals who clearly are supposed to be enemies in nature being best friends in real life, and that is just what you have here. Much like the beloved Disney movie The Fox and the Hound, these two met and just hit it off instantly. They’re supposed to […]

Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much?

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We’ve all seen it. There is an empty box somewhere and your cat comes into view, intrigued by it. First it may use a paw to touch it, then it might nuzzle its face up against it. Next thing you know, the cat is inside the box and seems to be about as content as […]

Google and Twitter Become Friends Again

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There was a time when you could Google search something and related, topical tweets would come up in your search. Over time, this stopped (for business reasons far too complicated for my feeble mind to understand). But recent news that the two giants have met up and worked out their differences has resulted in some […]

The Mountain from ‘Game of Thrones’ Breaks Thousand Year-Old Viking Record

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How can anyone forget The Mountain from last season’s Game of Thrones. We’ll post no spoilers, so no worries, but we can say that the man lived up to the name. Played by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (no, I didn’t just sneeze), the actor is pretty much a mountain in real life, which he proved recently to […]

Rare Fox Spotted In Yosemite For First Time in One Hundred Years

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A very rare breed of fox that hasn’t been seen in the wilds around Yosemite park for a century recently made a jaw dropping (yet oddly casual) reappearance, sparking much excitement for lovers of this stunning creature who feared its time was all but done. From i09: “We are thrilled to hear about the sighting […]