How The Pirate Bay's Clever Hardware Setup Keeps The Site Alive

Various countries and corporations have been trying to shut down the Pirate Bay for years, and yet, the site keep soldiering on. This is not an accident. It’s actually the result of an ingenious cloud-based hardware setup that’s spread all over the world and more or less bulletproof.


This Website Gives Your Unloved Instagram Posts A Second Chance

We’ve all felt the sting of rejection. That perfectly crafted tweet gets no favourites. That smart and insightful Facebook post garners no comments. That amazingly timed Vine disappears into obscurity. No Likes Yet doesn’t want your Instagram pics to share a similar fate.


More Stolen Celebrity Nudes Have Hit The Internet. You Still Shouldn't Look At Them

The Fappening continues. Despite a rigorous pursuit of the leaker and an effort by communities like Reddit and even 4chan to slap down stolen images of naked celebrities, more images have been posted online over the weekend. In case you’re wondering, you still shouldn’t look at them.


Judge: Yes, You Can Serve Legal Papers Over Facebook In The US

It used to be that, when you wanted to slap someone with a lawsuit, you’d have to hunt them down the old-fashioned way — on foot, just like mum used to do. But now a Family Court official has ruled for the very first time in the United States (it’s already common practice in Europe) that you can indeed serve legal papers over Facebook.


Ex-Googler's Porn Search Engine Will Help You Trawl Tumblr's Sex Parts

Searching for porn on the internet just got easier (not that it was hard before). Boodigo, a porn search engine created by porn producer Colin Rowntree and ex-Google programmers, filters out the web’s non-sexy content to get you exactly what you’re looking for. No more pictures of old brass instruments when you search for rusty trombones. Boodigo goes straight for the gutter.


Gmail No Longer Forces New Users To Make A Google+ Account

Google’s free email service is great — tons of people use it. Google+ isn’t nearly as popular, even though new Gmail users have been forced to connect to a Google+ account for years. Now, Google’s making that social service integration optional. Finally.


Facebook Will Try To Stop Showing You Old, Irrelevant Posts

Facebook just announced its latest plan to fix Newsfeed, promising to show more timely content. Out with the old, in with the relevant and new.


$US9000 Gets You Access To Facebook For Oligarchs

Back when apps were new and cool and edgy, someone made an iPhone app that did quite literally nothing but prove that you’re a baller. Now that social networks are new and cool and edgy (or they used to be), someone’s made the same concept: a Facebook country club, if you will.


Twitpic Is No Longer Shutting Down

Twitpic just announced that it is staying in business, thanks to a mystery buyer. Who bought Twitpic? How much did they pay? And why?


Amazon Beat Google To Buy The .Buy Domain Name For $US4.5 Million

Amazon — king of selling stuff on the interwebz — just paid a cool $US4.5 million to buy the rights to the .Buy top-level-domain, beating out Google in the process.


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