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Revealed: How copyright law is being misused to remove material from the internet

When Annabelle Narey posted a negative review of a building firm on Mumsnet, the last thing on her mind was copyright infringement<p>Writing a bad review online has always run a small risk of opening yourself up to a defamation claim. But few would expect to be told that they had to delete their …

Internet

Apple hit with dumbest patent troll claims yet: ‘iPhone makes phone calls & sends emails’

Patent trolls – companies that buy old patents purely to sue companies for claimed infringements – love to get their hands on very generic patents, as those give them the maximum number of possible targets. But Texas-based Corydoras Technologies LLC wins the prize for the dumbest claims yet against …

Tim Cook admits iPhone is too damn expensive

Buying an iPhone is a major financial decision for most people that pine for Apple’s pricey products, but according to CEO Tim Cook, the iPhone could soon see a price cuts in certain markets.<p>During his heavily publicized tour of India, Tim Cook sat down for an interview with Vikram Chandra on NDTV …

Instagram’s code hints at option to pay to boost posts

We’ve known for some time that Instagram will soon be introducing business profiles, analytics and features intended to improve the ad-buying experience on the Facebook-owned photo-sharing network. Now, a number of other undocumented, non-public features have been uncovered, following a decompiling …

Social Media

These ear capsules might be the wireless multifunction headphones you've been waiting for

A new pair of wireless headphones by Human Inc. can morph into a portable loudspeaker and allows multiple users to connect and listen to a single audio source.<p>A startup company in Seattle that secured a $5 million investment round back in April just announced its secret weapon: a pair of …

Audiophile

You may soon be able to play Kanye West's video game about his mom

It seems we can't dismiss Kanye West's grand ambitions to be on every medium ever.<p>West revealed a trailer for his video game <i>Only One</i>, a tribute to …

San Francisco

That Dragon, Cancer: the video game that takes death seriously

A grieving father’s heartbreaking memorial for his son demonstrates that the genre can be about more than entertainment<p>Video games have long enjoyed making entertainment out of conflict, but mainly from the infantilisation and the belittling of what is at its heart. As Simon Parkin explored in his …

Gung Ho

A trans man took a selfie each day for 3 years to show how he's changed

Jamie Raine, a 21-year-old transgender man, has documented his transition by taking a selfie every day for three years. His timelapse, released as …

Time-lapse Photography

Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone’s Camera Is Awesome

BART Train toward San Francisco<br>Klodjana Dervishi<p>1 of 15<p>Apple is turning the spotlight on its users in a new international ad campaign that will see …

Photographers

Inside The Post-Minecraft Life Of Billionaire Gamer God Markus Persson

It’s 7 p.m. on a Monday in Stockholm, and Markus Persson sits on the terrace of his ninth-story office, sipping the speedball of alcoholic beverages, a vodka Red Bull. Three hours ago he committed to not drinking today, still in recovery from a 12-drink Thursday bender while nursing an ear …

Leonardo Da Vinci