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

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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]

Facebook Drops Little-Known ‘Other’ Message Folder

Facebook is to ditch a messaging feature which put messages from strangers into a folder that many people didn’t know they had. The company says the new system includes checks to restrict spam or other unwanted approaches. At the moment, messages from people who aren’t either your Facebook friend or a friend-of-a-friend don’t appear in your […]

Premium Broadband May Be Pointless

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US broadband providers have been told they must prove their claims of offering “super-fast” connections. Officials believe technical disputes between companies may mean paying extra for fast speeds could be pointless. The demand comes from Tim Wu, who was recently appointed the senior enforcement counsel for the New York state Attorney General. It’s hardly a […]

Facebook Turns Entire Archive Into Search Tool


Facebook is to let users search all two trillion posts ever made on the site, subject to privacy settings. It hope to use the search as a way to gather real-time eyewitness accounts of news events. Previously Facebook search would only let you search content from your Facebook friends and any pages which you had […]