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ISPs Can Be Forced To Block Piracy Sites, EU Court Rules

In an endorsement of the UK’s anti-piracy policy, the European Court of Justice has ruled that EU states do have the right to order ISPs to block copyright-infringing websites.<p>The decision, which confirms an opinion late last year, follows a dispute between two movie companies – Germany’s …

Multiple Pinterest Accounts Hacked, Flooded With Butt Pics

If you log onto Pinterest and see that one of your friends has suddenly developed a fixation with weight loss ads and butt pics like the ones below, don’t click on the pins.<p>Multiple accounts have been hacked over the last hour and flooded with spam, including our own co-editor’s account.<p>A …

Apple files patent for wireless iPhone camera remote

<b>Apple has filed a patent for a remote control that will let you take photos from an iPhone without needing to touch the handset itself.</b><p>The patent, as …

Sony PlayStation VR review: You know what? Sony did it. The PSVR is actually pretty great - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The PlayStation VR is the most accessible, affordable and user-friendly full VR option on the market. Sony has promised support from a long list of developers down the track but the immediate launch games are pretty solid as well.<p><b>The Bad</b> Its single-camera tracking system occasionally feels …

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All About Google Loon’s Low-Cost Space-Based Competitor, Outernet

By Michael Grothaus10 minute Read<p>In 2013 when Typhoon Haiyan brought down most of the Philippines’ cell and radio towers, bringing information to a …

Google Drive receives hefty price cuts, 100GB for just $1.99 a month

Starting today, Google is significantly cutting down the cost of Google Drive storage. While you still get the same 15GB for free, you can now jump up to a sizable 100GB for just $1.99 (previously $4.99) a month.<p>For those looking for 1TB of data, you’ll see a savings of 80% over what Google used to …

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Zuckerberg Called Obama To “Express Frustration” Over Spying’s Threat To Internet Security

Facebook Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg made a rare posting on his Facebook page to assure his followers that he takes government threats to Internet security seriously.<p>“I’ve called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future,” he wrote in …

Astronomers Discover The Largest Known Yellow Star

Astronomers using the European Space Organizations’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer have discovered the largest known yellow star, which is also one of the 10 largest stars ever discovered.<p>The star is currently known as HR 5171A, and lies about 12,000 light years from Earth. And it’s far, far …

US Department of Transportation will require car-to-car communications systems to prevent crashes

The connected car got a major push from the federal government today, as the Department of Transportation announced plans for a regulatory proposal that would require vehicle-to-vehicle communication devices in a future year. The proposal comes after a yearlong pilot program by the National Highway …

7 Cybersecurity Risks for 2014

With each new year, comes a new round of cybersecurity risks.<p>To help businesses best prepare for the year ahead, risk mitigation and response solutions firm Kroll has identified seven trends that indicate a changing tide in cyber standards. These changes will require organizations to take stronger …

For Real-Time Super Bowl Marketing, Brands Chose Twitter Over Facebook

Facebook has been working hard to convince users and advertisers that it’s a venue for real-time conversations, not just a place for talking about something before and after the fact.On the evidence from Super Bowl Sunday, it still has quite a ways to go before it catches up with Twitter as a live …

Google finally opens Chromecast SDK, invites developers to get hackin'

The Chromecast is already a pretty easy sell: It's $35 and brings most of the biggest names in streaming media to your TV with minimal hassle. So, now that Google has opened the SDK to developers, it's pretty much a no-brainer. While there are no specific apps to announce at the moment, it's safe …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Westbrook out through All-Star break

Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday and is expected to be out through the …

Mack Brown steps down: 11 names to know as Texas' coaching search begins

The biggest job in all of college football is now up for grabs, and there's no longer a clear No. 1 candidate.<p>The thing to keep in mind about Texas' search for Mack Brown's replacement is that every name is a name to know. The Texas job commands such national respect and wields such resources that …

Google plans to expand Chromecast in 2014

Look out for an open SDK, international expansion and new devices from Google's Chromecast system over the coming year.<p>The search giant is planning …