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Aussie ISPs Receptive To Blocking Scheme For Copyright Infringers: Report

The policing of movie, game and music piracy in Australia has always been a hot topic. Inevitably, the companies that are losing out on the whole torrenting business are keen for ISPs to take responsibility by throttling speeds or even cutting off customers outright. Until now, those threats have gone — for the most part — nowhere, but a recent report suggests service providers are open to blocking users who connect to suspect websites.


11 Reasons Email Is The Worst

Email is one of those things that’s just a part of your life, period. Most of us know someone who has closed their Facebook account or refused to join in the first place in a little foot-stomping stand by their ego, and you might even know someone who is thrilled with themselves for not owning a smartphone.


Here’s Who Will Be On Malcolm Turnbull’s Copyright Infringement Forum Panel (And How You Can Watch It Live)

The Copyright forum might not be beloved of certain industry CEOs, but it’s going ahead anyway, and will be streamed online for those unable to attend.


Rantmodo: Village Roadshow's Open Letter, Doctor Who's Open Showing And Closed Doors For Fast Movie Pirates

The issues surrounding online copyright infringement aren’t going to go away any time soon, but the arguments around access, positive PR spin and punishment continue to circle around in depressingly repetitive patterns. Over the weekend, three different stories illustrated these factors neatly.


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.


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