Sony is telling visitors to its online web store that the site will cease taking orders and shut down on August 28. Sony's web store is one of just a handful of places to purchase its Xperia-branded smartphones in the U.S. Sony did not...Show More Summary
Using Pocket to save your favorite Web articles, or sites you want to read later? Check out its beta program for access to its new Recommendations feature.
As bloggers and site owners, nothing is more important than getting visitors to our sites. Remember when you first started your blog and there was nothing more exciting than seeing those little numbers (site visitors) increase over time?...Show More Summary
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. Somehow Teen Girls Get the Coolest Wearable Out There Form, function, and user control all come together in a new type of wearable device. —Brian Bergstein, executive editor
Planned Parenthood's Web site was put on the defense twice this week. In the latest incident, which occurred Wednesday, the group said it experienced a "wide scale distributed denial of service attack," or DDoS attack, which directs massive amounts of traffic to a site to take it offline.Read full article >>
Right now, if you live in France and ask for your name and any associated Web sites to be removed from Google search results, the company will de-list the results, provided your request meets a few requirements. But those same results will still appear in searches if you switch from using the French version of Google to, say, the American one.Read full article >>
The Planned Parenthood abortion business is under heavy public relations fire after it was caught four times negotiating for the sale of body parts from aborted babies and showing no moral qualms about dissecting them in front of undercover investigators. Since then, Planned Parenthood has played the blame game — going after the pro-life undercover […]
PicMonkey, a Seattle-based photo editing web app just secured a $41 million growth equity investment from Spectrum Equity. This is the three-year-old company’s first ever round of outside funding, the site has bootstrapped its way into profitability. Read More
Peter Cowie has released another in his excellent Flashback series on the Criterion web site, this one about the composer Erik Nordgren (1913-1992), who worked with Ingmar Bergman. Peter’s latest flashback makes me realize that I never did post his previous one, about Richard Corliss, the Time Magazine film critic who left us in April.
Those with greater “like” counts for their FB pages, witty tweets, and personalized web sites are deemed ‘relevant’, while those who have chosen to eschew online media are not. Authority is conferred by influence lists, with people eagerly checking to see where their favorite personalities rank.
Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon is a bit of an enigma. He barely seems to do any interviews, and his public presence is basically limited to doing basic updates to his web site, I mean, he's posted on reddit just once, and that was to get people to quit calling some pizza place
Journalists and citizens living under repressive regimes alike depend on the encrypted Tor browser to surf the web anonymously. But in certain cases, an attacker can figure out which dark web site a user is trying to access by passively monitoring Tor traffic, and even reveal the identity of servers hosting sites on the Tor network. Show More Summary
Last week, a dark web market for hackers appeared to totally vanish. Users of “The Real Deal” started to ask for explanations—any information that would give a clue as to the site’s fate. The market was listed as “shut down for unknown reason” on a site that tracks the dark web. Show More Summary
Above is a version of Dustin Harbin's logo for the forthcoming The Comics Report, a new web publication made possible by this site's Patreon campaign. Any consideration you can give it at this late date I'd greatly appreciate. Here is...Show More Summary
I have spent a pleasant and productive afternoon requesting personalized cokes through Coke’s new Share A Coke Web site. It started off well. Hooray! Heh! Hey, why not? Refused? Understandable! I sent them an e-mail just in case. I felt reassured. They had thought this through, clearly. Adolf got a no. Hitler was right out. […]
The Onion is about to dig its satirical teeth into a long-overdue target: the hipper-than-thou Vice Media empire. The satirical site just announced a new Web series called "Edge," which is set to debut August 3 and will lampoon the self-consciously "edgy" swagger of Vice's HBO show. Show More Summary
At one point in the history of digital content marketing – Flash was king. But that era was over YEARS ago and replaced with HTML 5 and other technologies. Guess what? Due to security flaws with Flash, Google and Mozilla are blocking older versions of Flash on their browsers. Show More Summary
It's an all-too-familiar experience on the mobile web: Click on a site and an ad overtakes your screen to ask you if wouldn't rather stop reading and download the site's app instead. Does anyone ever want to do that? Obviously not, as common sense tells us, but Google needed proof. Show More Summary
In a report released today, it was found that scammers had used Gmail to send emails designed to fool users into visiting a bogus Web site hosted on Google’s own servers.