Kim Dotcom Likely Coming To America

The man behind the controversial Megaupload site has come one step closer to an American courtroom. A judge in New Zealand has ruled that Kim Dotcom (originally known as Kim Schmitz) should be extradited to the US to stand trial on numerous charges relating to copyright infringement. Dotcom was originally arrested by New Zealand police […]

FCC Questions Data Cap Exemptions

The Federal Communications Commission is asking major broadband carriers to explain their policies on exempting some content from data caps. The commission is looking at the thorny issue of whether such policies violate net neutrality rules. The letters have gone to Comcast, AT&T and T-Mobile, which all offer Internet plans (cable for Comcast, mobile for […]

Troll Insurance Pays Out For Cyberbullying

An insurer is offering its customers troll insurance. The “cyberbulling cover” will pay out only in specific circumstances. The cover is from the UK wing of the Chubb insurance group. It won’t be a standalone policy but instead will be available as part of personal (householder) insurance policies renewed after January 1st. To qualify for […]

1 in 5 People Online ‘Almost Constantly’ Is Survey’s Vague Claim

A survey showing 21 percent of Americans are online “almost constantly” is undermined by a lack of clear definition. Indeed, the more surprising stat may be the 13 percent who say they don’t use the Internet at all. The figures come from the Pew Research Center, which regularly runs surveys on tech and Internet use. […]

Schmidt: We Need A “Spellcheck” For Hate Speech

Google boss Eric Schmidt has called for “spell-checkers for hate” on social media accounts. The call has created some confusion over exactly what forms of censorship, and by whom, Schmidt supports. The comments come in an opinion piece in the New York Times in which Schmidt addresses the role of the Internet in general, and […]

Wikipedia Vetting AI Gets Smarter

Wikipedia is adopting a new artificial intelligence tool to weed out potentially low-quality edits. However, human users will retain the power to decide which edits remain active on the site. Previous attempts to automatically rank edits and highlight possible malicious activity haven’t worked well, according to the Wikimedia Foundation. It says such tools have placed […]

‘Phuc Dat Bich’ Confirmed As Prankster

A man who claimed Facebook was refusing to recognize his legal name of “Phuc Dat Bich” has admitted it was a long-running prank that got out of hand. The man, believed to be Australian and of Vietnamese origin, had been using the name on Facebook since last year. In January this year he posted to […]

Top 5 Todd Howard (Fallout + Elder Scrolls) Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

For those who don’t know, Todd Howard is the creative force behind Bethesda. You know, the guy who helped make that Fallout game you have been playing for two weeks straight now? The man is very well known in geek circles, but here are 5 facts about Todd Howard we bet you didn’t know. [Gameranx]

Rick and Morty Meet Fallout 4

Some awesome Imgur user made this, and it makes my soul smile in about a thousand ways. Question is, can we create their likeness in the character creator? Now THAT would be badass. Also, +1000 points for Mr Meeseeks. That is what pushes this from good fan art into stellar.

Cats Fight Terror Online With Weapons-Grade Meme #BrusselsLockdown

Belgian cats have done their part to fight terrorism thanks to an unusual hijacking of ¬†Twitter hashtags. The meme began over the weekend when police began a series of raids to pick up people suspected of planning attacks. The severity of the situation meant movements in many public areas were blocked off. That inevitably led […]

Google Tries Again With Google+

Google is relaunching Google+ with a greater emphasis on interest groups. It appears to be a recognition that for many users it was one social network too many. The changes¬†revamp the organizational emphasis when users visit the site. Rather than personal posts and online friendships/contacts, the most prominent sections will now be Communities and Collections. […]

Best Mashup Ever: Vault Disney

Someone, make this into a shirt and send me a print, stat! Brilliant stuff. The Imgur user who made this deserves a lifetime supply of Nuka Cola. [Source: The Happiest Place Left On Earth]