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Should Copyright Law Also Cover Hyperlinks?

The US Copyright Office recently proposed a seemingly small addition to copyright law that bears some huge implications. It wants to enable copyright holders to protect unauthorised versions of their work from hyperlinks. You read that right: It could soon be illegal simply to link to certain content.


Are You Or Is Someone You Love Still Using Windows XP?

In just a few short hours, Microsoft will be halting any and all support for its fervently-clung-to Windows XP operating system. As far as we can tell, it’s going to leave quite a few people vulnerable to the internet’s many ills.


What's Your Favourite Piece Of Fitness Technology?

Often, we only think of the technology that makes our lives more productive or entertaining. But what about the stuff that allows us to have the most fun outdoors?


Should Everyone Be Able To Code?

The U.S. government wants everyone to be able to code, but it’s not really clear whether that should be the case or not. Here’s what the experts think.


Should People Be Allowed To Drink And "Drive" Self-Driving Cars?

Autonomous cars are coming soon, people, maybe as soon as 2015 if you live in California. And with them will be a whole set of new rules and regulations when it comes to driving. Or, ahem, not driving.


Would You Customise Your First Born Child?

The recent announcement by a British medical ethics board in favour of an experimental three-parent IVF treatment — wherein the genetic material from three donors, not the usual two, is used to create a foetus — and has once again stirred the pot of reproductive controversy. So where exactly is the line between prenatal treatments and eugenic experiments?


Where Do You Actually Store All Your Online Stuff?

With Google dropping the cost for its Drive service to just $10 a month for an absurdly mammoth 1TB of storage, it’s a great time to think: “Wow, well I maybe I should cram all my digital crap into the same place for simplicity!” But it’s never that easy.


Do You Miss Google's Old School Look?

Yesterday, Google’s desktop search page got a redesign. Now it looks the same as Google’s mobile and tablet search pages — bigger titles and, notably, no more underline for linked text. Did you notice? And, if you did, which do you prefer?


What Is Your Favourite Pen?

Yes, this is the internet, but we all still have to write by hand sometimes. I was just in the middle of an interview and my pen ran out of ink. What should I get to replace it?


What Do You Think About Apple HQ's Official Steve Jobs Statue?

Of the over 10,000 entries submitted, Apple has officially chosen this piece, created by Belgrade sculptor Dragan Radenović, to commemorate and remember Steve Jobs who lost his battle with cancer almost two and a half years ago.