The Pirate Bay Is Now Mobile-Optimised, If That's Something You Want

The Pirate Bay, the infamous peer-to-peer file sharing website, has provided only the finest in illegal torrents for more than a decade, but it’s never been known for handsome mobile design. The torrent team has finally come up with a “mobile-friendly” version of its notorious website, in case you’ve ever wanted to torrent on the go.

This Website Makes Building LEGO Mosaics As Easy As Uploading A Photo

LEGO gives you unrestricted artistic and architectural expression. That is what’s so great about those tiny blocks of awesome, but not everyone has the time or patience to create a brick-filled masterpiece. One website hopes to change that.

Having The Top Photo On Reddit Can Be A Curse And A... Curse?

When it comes to generating ridiculous amounts of traffic, nothing much beats hitting the front page of Reddit. Whether you’re promoting a blog post, software or in this case, a photograph, Reddit is your best chance of spreading the word. There are some caveats, of course, particularly when images are involved, as photographer Kris J B recently (and unfortunately) learned the hard way.

Catch Of The Day Hacked In 2011, Only Now Informing Users

This week, deal site Catch of the Day sent out an email regarding an “illegal cyber intrusion” of its website to affected users. The company believes “names, delivery addresses [and] email addresses”, as well as encrypted passwords and “in some cases” credit card data, were comprised during the attack. Fair enough you might say, letting people know you’ve been hacked. Shame it took CotD three years to do it.

This Girl's Facebook Cover Photos Are Just Fantastic

Facebook cover photos aren’t just a banner at the top of your profile page; they’re an art form. We were impressed when we saw these masterworks from Libby Cooper. And apparently so was Nikki, who took them as inspiration to make an awesome batch of her own.

Awww, The Little Google Maps Guy Is Wearing Socceroos Gear!

Briefly: World Cup madness is sweeping the internet — even the little yellow guy on Google Maps is wearing his soccer gear. Apparently, he’s wearing the uniform of whatever nation you view him in — naturally that means the green and gold for Australia.

Facebook Experimented On Random Users To Study News Feed Emotions

Spend time with a Debbie Downer, and you’ll likely end up feeling blue. Turns out, the same is true digitally: Facebook’s new study says this “emotional contagion” works just as strongly through your News Feed — which they discovered after tinkering with the emotional content of nearly 700,000 random users’ feeds.

A Depressing Insight Into Social Media

Directed and produced by three brothers: Shaun, Andrew and Steven Higton, “What’s on your mind” explores the sometimes depressing world of social media. We can’t all be jet-setting around the globe or falling in love constantly, but Facebook in particular has a way of bunching up all the happy moments of your friends’ lives into a constant stream of updates, which can give the less-active person the impression that they’re living an empty life.

Is 802.11ac Wi-Fi Actually Worth The Extra Cost?

Good Wi-Fi just makes life better — it’s a known fact. You can have the fastest NBN or cable internet in the world, but if you can’t actually access it in every corner of your house, there’s not really much point paying for it. To this end, you need a good Wi-Fi router. But it is it worth paying for an expensive 802.11ac model?

ISS Astronauts Make The Best Vines, Everyone Else Just Give Up

Astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted this Vine a few days ago from the International Space Station. It’s so beautiful, it makes me want to delete my Vine app. Because I know I’ll never even come close to this beauty.