Real estate aggregator site Zillow has sent a cease and desist letter to the creator of McMansion Hell, the most popular lampooner of suburban ticky-tacky monstrosities. Zillow claims that by using photos from their site, the architectural criticism blog violates their terms of service.
Following a flash crash last week, the company that runs GDAX, an exchange for the Ethereum digital currency, announced that it would pay back investors who lost money. If Monday's market performance for the cryptocurrency is any indication, that move didn't reassure investors.
Google's finally giving up its long-standing habit of riffling through your inbox to see what you're interested in, perhaps paving the way for enhanced security.
If a service is free, you're the product. Never was that pearl of wisdom more true than when talking about Google's suite of free tools like Gmail and Google Drive.
Cryptocurrencies are risky as hell. A new competitor in the blockchain currency world, Ethereum, has recieved a lot of attention recently for its ridiculous gains in value. Many feared that a flash crash last week was a sign of shady dealings on the exchange, but the company behind it is reassuring investors that they will be paid back in full.
It's well documented that NSW's Police Force Facebook page is a place for dank memes and pithy takedowns.
But this time they've gone too far.
Once again, Donald Trump has thrown his defenders under the bus. Early Sunday morning, the president appeared on Fox News and blurted out that he really did call the House Republican healthcare bill "mean" behind closed doors. He likes the new bill though. But he admits that no one's going to love it.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is still on his listening tour/presidential campaign test run and he's been very busy the last few days. Just moments ago he showed up in Omaha to visit the Pride Festival. But Friday's late-day stop to speak with truckers in Iowa has to be one of the most illuminating moments from this odd circus.
The steady pace of browser and web improvements means we can do a better job of visualising data online, beyond simple charts and graphs. The City of Melbourne decided to do a neat thing with its cache of development activity info — it's created an interactive 3D model showing all planned and under construction buildings in the local government area.
The US Department of Justice is attempting to take its long-running legal battle with Microsoft over access to emails stored on foreign servers to the Supreme Court. After several delays, the Justice Department recently filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to take its case. An appeals court previously ruled in favour of Microsoft, finding the the Justice Department couldn't use a warrant to obtain messages from one of the company's overseas data centres and would have to request the data through an international treaty process instead.
Yahoo is shutting down an app created by teenager. Four years ago, said teenager sold the app to the struggling internet company for a reported $US30 ($40) million. It's one of many casualties from Verizon's recent acquisition from the big purple Dot Com giant, but it's especially interesting since Yahoo turned so many heads by spending such a huge sum on an app created by a teen. Then again, maybe it was inevitable all along.
KoalaSafe is a router with parental controls that lets you manage the time your child spends online, by creating a dedicated wifi network at home that you can set time limits on - as well as block inappropriate content and see usage analytics - using a smartphone app.
Alternatively, you could interact with your children, setting and enforcing boundaries yourself.
Uber's founder and CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned after mounting pressure from shareholders over a string of workplace scandals. Previously, he had said he would take a temporary leave of absence in the wake of an investigation into Uber's company culture, which was said to foster harassment and discrimination.