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So It Has Come To This: Facebook Is Testing A 'Satire' Tag

Satirical news site The Onion has a reputation for headlines that are almost believable, yet clearly fake to any with a modicum of common sense. Sadly, even a modicum seems difficult to summon for certain sections of the Facebook community, with the social media giant admitting to testing a “Satire” tag for articles invented for comedy purposes.


Podcasts: Where To Start, What To Listen To, And How To Do It Yourself

Podcasting has long since broken out of the niche corners of the internet. If you haven’t gotten into it yet, it’s time to. Here’s what you need to know to get started not just enjoying the vast selection of content available online, but to create your very own show as well. Internet stardom is just a few clicks away.


Google Lets You Watch Live Data From NASA's Long Lost Satellite

NASA’s ISEE-3 was launched in 1977 and sent data home for 20 years. Recently, NASA discovered the abandoned satellite is still transmitting data, and turned over the controls to a group of citizen scientists. ISEE-3 zooms by the moon tomorrow, and thanks to a new Google project, you can ride along at home.


Potato Salad Kickstarter Beats Funding Goal By Over 500,000 Per Cent

Remember Zack Danger Brown’s hilarious potato salad Kickstarter? It just ended with more than $US55000 in funding on a $US10 goal. Now Danger (as we call him) says he’ll actually do something productive with all that money.


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.