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Gary Wilson – The Great Porn Experiment

Have our brains evolved to handle the hyperstimulation of today's Internet enticements? In a response to Philip Zimbardo's "The demise of guys?" TEDTalk, Gary Wilson discusses the disturbing symptoms showing up in some heavy Internet users, the surprising reversal of those symptoms, and the science behind these 21st century phenomena.

The President Of Russia Has Cheerleaders (Because Why Wouldn’t He?)

The President Of Russia Has Cheerleaders (Because Why Wouldn’t He?)

Aw, if you thought the unnecessary call for attractive females was done today, then you, my friends, just don’t know me very well. Allow me to introduce Medvedev’s Girls, an organization of females in Russia that has pledged its undying devotion to the country’s president, Dmitry Medvedev. That’s right, Russia’s president has a group of [...]

Clip of Dark Knight Rises filming today in NYC

Richard Stallman on Steve Jobs

Richard Stallman on Steve Jobs

Stallman is right in that Jobs was "the pioneer of the computer as a jail made cool" and unlike Gates (which at least played a huge role in first making computers available for businesses and then cheap PCs available for the masses - and without which the Open Source movement would have still been today a thing for a small group of academics), [...]

Facebook’s IPO will be the worst investment in tech history

Facebook’s IPO will be the worst investment in tech history

The social network has its fingers in a majority of websites in one way or another. Businesses promote their Facebook pages on the homepage of their websites. Blogs, bloggers, journalists, and mainstream publications often have several different Facebook widgets littered everywhere on every page. In less than a month, Facebook will have over [...]

Colton Harris-Moore: The “Barefoot Bandit,” pleads guilty to 7 federal charges

Colton Harris-Moore: The “Barefoot Bandit,” pleads guilty to 7 federal charges

Colton Harris-Moore, the 20-year-old, 6-foot-5 criminal whose hijinks in multiple countries led to internet fame and the "Barefoot Bandit" name, today pleaded guilty to seven criminal charges. (more…)

Anonymous threatens action against Federal Reserve today

The hacker collective calling itself "Anonymous" has promised some sort of action against the Federal Reserve today, according to the above video which is apparently from members of Anonymous. The group is calling its impending action "Operating Empire State Rebellion."

Why Aren’t You Watching Al Jazeera?

Why Aren’t You Watching Al Jazeera?

Al Jazeera news people are getting killed to bring us the story, and then their company is getting censored in America -- a double tragedy. If you care about anything more on the news than celebrity trivia join me in saying: Thank God For Al Jazeera! (more…)

Verizon releases BlackBerry OS 6

Verizon releases BlackBerry OS 6

Verizon Wireless announced earlier today that the BlackBerry OS 6 update will begin rolling out for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and BlackBerry Curve 3G today. Unfortunately no word on the BlackBerry Tour at the moment. The BlackBerry OS 6 over-the-air update will be released in a couple of hours however you can also download it using the [...]

Asus loads shotgun with tablets large and small

Asus loads shotgun with tablets large and small

Asus offered its response to Apple's iPad at CES today, and it came in forms large and small. The flagship model is a Windows 7 monster described as "the most powerful tablet in the world." That it is named the Asus Slate seems immediately suspect, Microsoft's branding efforts already having been tarnished by the dismal HP Slate that CEO Steve [...]

Comcast is imposing a fee to Level 3 for Netflix content

Comcast is imposing a fee to Level 3 for Netflix content

Comcast Corp. has begun imposing a fee on Internet middleman Level 3 Communications Inc., one of the companies that Netflix Inc. has hired to deliver movies and TV shows to Web customers. Comcast, the largest U.S. cable TV company, has set up an Internet “toll booth,” charging Level 3 whenever customers request content, the Broomfield, [...]

4Loko to Remove Caffeine, Guarana, and Taurine from Products

4Loko to Remove Caffeine, Guarana, and Taurine from Products

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, Chicago, Ill. – Phusion Projects today announced the company’s intent to reformulate its products to remove caffeine, guarana and taurine nationwide, saying it has taken the necessary steps to do so and is informing its employees and distributors of the plans. Going forward, Phusion will produce only non-caffeinated [...]

GoldenEye 007 montage shows typical James Bond action

GoldenEye 007's Wii debut is TODAY so it's high time to know what you're getting into. This 007 launch trailer shows just about everything there is to see in the game: It's the usual Bond fare: stealthily invading the bad guy's bases, gunfights, escaping danger, and saving the damsel.  And there's tanks, which are always fun to cause lots [...]

Firefox 4 delayed until early 2011

Firefox 4 delayed until early 2011

Remember when Microsoft kept delaying Vista and everyone bitched about it, and then when they finally released it, everyone then bitched that it wasn't ready? Yeah. Mozilla has pushed back the planned release of Firefox to sometime in "early 2011." Previously, the open source outfit had said its latest desktop browser would be officially [...]

Microsoft using anti-Linux tactic against Google’s Android

Microsoft using anti-Linux tactic against Google’s Android

The lawsuit Microsoft filed against Motorola and its use of Google's Android phone software is awfully familiar. Microsoft used the same tactic against Linux when the open-source software reached critical mass in the data center and threatened to derail the growth of Microsoft's server business seven years ago. After name-calling failed to [...]

Why PulseAudio?

Why PulseAudio?

PulseAudio has been on the receiving end of quite a bit of flaming. Some deserved, a lot not. Most critics have been appeased as PulseAudio has matured and distros make setup smoother, but there are still a number of troll users who trash it at every opportunity. Common objections to PulseAudio includes: “We don’t need another sound [...]