Google has reportedly launched an expansive effort to bring wireless networks and affordable computing to emerging markets such as sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, moves that could bring the Internet to a further billion people. Show More Summary
According to [es]a recent poll [es] by Taringa! in Latin America, around 10 % of Internet users say it is not necessary to have a president for the internet, 8% nominated themselves for the job and Megaupload creator Kim Dotcom got third place. Meanwhile 82% say that learning to do...
Hey, it's HighScalability time: (Scaling the Mighty Redwood photograph by Michael Nichols for NatGEO) ~20K : Netflix AWS instances; 100 million hours per minute: Youtube video upload; Quotable Quotes: @sw17ch: Computer Science is thinking about thinking. Show More Summary
When the news hit the Internet that Jamie Foxx had been cast as one of the main villains in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the response was mixed. I was on the fence, and then I went to see Django Unchained and remembered that Foxx has some serious acting talent. He can pull it off, even [...]
Cotdamn fact checkers won’t let Janet Jackson be great. Via Forbes reports: The Internet is abuzz with news that singer Janet Jackson is a billionaire. In fact several news outlets are saying she is “officially” a billionaire. There...
Internet search giant had sought to block Xbox 360 sales in the US. The International Trade Commission said yesterday that technology used in Xbox 360 doesn't violate a patent owned by Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility.Click here to...Show More Summary
A law firm hoping to secure the identities of Internet users who allegedly shared copyright material without permission is likely to find itself in a sticky situation today. The firm has reportedly approached ISPs in Australia with demands...Show More Summary
Internet bro thinks he's a comedian, says something dumb, gets indignant when people react to it. Then Patton Oswalt, a comedian I adore, respect, and procured my first fake ID to see perform, retweeted him. read more
The mental patient from “Combat Internet Stalking” had some nice things to say about me last week, although they were as accurate as you might expect: Part of the veteran-harassing “thisainthell” blog Claims to be an attorney. Gives advice to liars and trolls that they are protected by the 1st Amendment which allows them to [...]
They say that success has many parents but failure is an orphan. Judged by that standard—or any other—the Internet is a success. Al Gore invented it. Tim Berners-Lee got a knighthood out of it. Everyone was using it before it was cool. Show More Summary
Google on Wednesday announced that Raytown, Missouri will receive the company’s Fiber Internet service. Just like for the last few expansions, Google says it doesn’t have an estimate for when... Keep reading ?
Microsoft says the Xbox One won't need an always-online Internet connection. But if you want to play it, the thing must be able to check in with the home office once a day. Playing used or borrowed games also sounds like a real bitch. Only one thing that can save gamers from this: our old enemy, Fox News. Read more...
There are things on the internet that defy the possibility of explanation. Things that make one raise an eyebrow and simply say, “Okay. You win.” Today brought me one of those moments. Below is a video of a human-esque “person” on their way to some undisclosed location whilst dancing to Meshuggah‘s “Straws Pulled At Random”.... Read More
If you are dealing with a high-priced luxury or sports car, it is almost 100% impossible to complain about that vehicle on the Internet without someone alleging that you sound like a whiny prick. One M3 buyer who says he got screwed over by BMW is learning that lesson right now. Read more...
By Paid2Trade: Investors of internet music streaming giant Pandora (P) were like "deer in headlights" when Google (GOOG) announced last week that it was entering the fray of music streaming. Who could really say that Google's announcement...Show More Summary
There are two new television clips for Brad Pitt‘s World War Z making the Internet rounds. We say “Brad Pitt’s” because this certainly isn’t Max Brooks’ vision, but let’s try to leave that argument aside and focus on what Pitt’s version does bring us, Zombie action. What’s frustrating for this NerdBastard is that these clips [...]
LONDON (Reuters) - Google Inc's tax affairs came under renewed scrutiny in Britain on Wednesday when the leader of the opposition Labour party accused the Internet company of wrongly going to "extraordinary lengths" to avoid paying ...
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he was not offended, when web-users’ were using a diminutive version of his name and called him ‘Dimon.’
Along with whether or not Al Gore invented the Internet, figuring out the correct pronunciation of GIF is one of the earliest questions of the Internet. I grew up believing it was hard-G GIF. Most people I know pronounce it like that too. Show More Summary
According to the soulless automatons who run the internet site coolstandings.com, Miami has about a 0.1 percent chance of making the playoffs. So if you could travel back in time, like Huey Lewis, and play the 2013 major league championship season a thousand times, the Marlins might get to the wild card game. Show More Summary