Pirate Bay driven from Dutch shores

A Dutch court has ordered three of the Pirate Bay’s founders to block traffic to and from its site to the Netherlands within 10 days or face stiff penalties. It caps a week that will have left the owners feeling a little seasick. Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde, and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg are now responsible for […]

Cybraphon: The Emo Robot Musician

Engineered and built by Found, a Scottish musical collective, Cybraphon is a robot that performs music according to its mood. Its mood changes according to what people say about it online: When lots of people talk about him, he’s happy, and when all he hears is silence, he gets melodramatic. Check it out in the […]

Barnes & Noble eReader – Thanks For Nothing!

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] I had heard rumors of the Barnes & Noble eReader, set to compete with Amazon by offering a software alternative to the Kindle that takes advantage of your existing devices like an iPhone or Blackberry. So when I received an email this morning encouraging me to try it out […]

AT&T vs. 4chan

In just the last few hours, it seems that AT&T has gone looking for trouble in the one place it is guaranteed to find it. Reports are coming in from all over that the communications giant is blocking access to 4chan, specifically the /b/ board. Discussions are here and here. I’ve never been to /b/, […]

Offline Twitter Client [PIC]

[Via MUO]

Who Needs Business Cards When You’ve Got Card.ly?

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] Need a quick way to share your important deets without a lot of lengthy links?  Having trouble printing up business cards because you don’t know what URLs to include?  Card.ly provides an interesting solution. Card.ly allows you to quickly sign up and grab a unique “card.ly/username” address that […]

Browser benchmark update: Lunascape 5.1.2

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] On July 2, Lunascape (the browser that offers three different rendering engines) officially released version 5.1, and then followed that up on July 15 with version 5.1.2.  We reviewed the alpha and beta versions earlier.  Since we recently benchmarked JavaScript performance for the other major browsers, let’s catch […]

Kevin Spacey Schools David Letterman on Twitter

It’s official folks, David Letterman is not only the cheapest man in showbusiness, but also the laziest man in showbusiness.

Google Wave to come ashore in September

Google has announced it will launch its integrated communication tool Wave at the end of September. It appears to be a service that is only as good as the way people choose to use it, though the Google brand name will give it a much stronger chance of acceptance. The firm has announced that the […]

[GAS] Explains: Music Royalties for Dummies

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Considering how much “education” about music and copyright is out there (“downloading music is stealing!” ads and the like), most people have no idea how it actually works in terms of who owns what and who should get money from what kind of use. And lately, with issues like […]

US State Department Thinks Firefox is Too Expensive

In the following video, a women asks Hillary Clinton why the US State Department staff cannot use Firefox, even though the browser is completely free and was approved for the “entire intelligence community.” The answer? Deploying and maintaining the browser is “too expensive.” The only reason I can think of as to why they would […]

Google Makes Creative Commons That Much More Easy

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you’ve ever written a blog post or made a website, one of the most onerous tasks is finding good graphics without copy protection.  Text-only content is generally frowned upon because the increased popularity of the internet has somewhat “raised the bar” for the average blogger.  Readers expect […]