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Why Hacker Gang 'Lizard Squad' Took Down Xbox Live And PlayStation Network

As of Friday morning, PlayStation Network is still down, and Xbox Live service is "limited."<p>Lizard Squad is not hacking these services, but it is launching massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that overload servers with bogus requests.<p>Another hacker group, "The Finest Squad," is …

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

The State Of Digital Marketing In 2015

The digital marketing industry is experiencing a major transformation. The current state of digital is directly tied to data. Data are everywhere, …

Marketing

Meet Plague: An app plumbing the depths of viral networking

We use the term viral to describe the way information spreads across the internet, but a new social communications app has taken that concept to its …

Artificial intelligence: how clever do we want our machines to be?

From <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> to <i>Blade Runner</i> and <i>RoboCop</i> to <i>The Matrix</i>, how humans deal with the artifical intelligence they have created has proved a fertile dystopian territory for film-makers. More recently Spike Jonze’s <i>Her</i> and Alex Garland’s forthcoming <i>Ex Machina</i> explore what it might be like to have …

Advertising creativity from around the world

Reckitt Benckiser nappy rash brand Dermodex has launched the Unphotographed Album (O Álbum Nunca Fotografado), in association with Brazilian National …

Digital Campaigns, Online Marketing, Social & More.

The Hopepage is an all-new fundraising mechanic for UNICEF that operates on a global scale for good. For the very first time, anyone with a computer …

The Thought-Provoking Science Behind “Interstellar”

The concept of time is really about loss. Which is why the emotional space odyssey hits so close to home, says cowriter Jonathan Nolan.<p>Earth is dying. It’s become little more than a sphere of dust where the only crop that grows–and not for long–is corn. Life on other planets in our solar system is …

The focus of big data should be creating value FOR customers

Big Data is one of the hottest trends at the moment, as shown in this Google Trends chart below.<p>However much of the big data discussion is about how …

Content Curation: A Beginner's Guide To Curating Content

August 13, 2014<p>Share<p>From Songza to reddit, content curation is a huge part of the social web as we know it. We’re all on the same mission to find the …

Amazon Prime Air

How to Give a Great Presentation: Timeless Advice from a Legendary Adman, 1981

<i>“Read the Roman-Raphaelson book on writing. Read it three times,”</i> David Ogilvy famously commanded in the first of his 10 uncompromising tips on writing. Indeed, more than thirty years after its original publication in 1981, <b>Writing That Works: How to Communicate Effectively In Business</b> (<i>public</i> …

Now That We Have All These Devices, It’s Time For Them To Truly Work Together

Cross-platform is the buzzword of all the big tech companies now. During every Google earnings call, like clockwork, CEO Larry Page dedicates considerable time discussing the company’s focus on making sure users have a seamless experience and equal access to services as they switch between devices. …

How a banner ad for H&R Block appeared on apple.com—without Apple’s OK

Someone, somewhere is injecting banner ads into webpages on the sly.<p>Robert Silvie returned to his parents' home for a Mardi Gras visit this year and …

Google Glass SXSW video demonstration now available in its entirety

Last month, Google showed off Glass with a demonstration of its user interface at SXSW, giving attendees an in-depth look at the device and how it …

Demonstration

FA Cup : Finale 1979 : Arsenal - Manchester United : 3-2

Apple's Spaceship HQ Is Getting a Downgrade From Absurd to Just Plain Extravagant

Back in 2011, when Steve Jobs announced his plans to build a spaceship-like Cupertino HQ for Apple, we all knew it was going to be one ridiculously …

Sun getting ready to set into the horizon of Southwestern Australia. http://t.co/bBaS59jGxU

Mozilla and Epic Games port Unreal Engine 3 to the web

Mozilla has teamed up with Epic Games to bring Unreal Engine 3 to browser-based game development, Mozilla announced on its official blog.<p>"Engineering teams at Mozilla and Epic ported Unreal Engine 3 to the Web in four days using Emscripten and asm.js.," the Unreal Engine 3 demonstration video …

Ballpoint Pen Drawings

The artist imagine James Mylne superbly detailed illustrations using ballpoint pen. Photo-realistic creations which incorporates such legendary …

Activision R&D’s Real-time Character Demo is Hyper-Realistic

Activision R&D showed off its latest real-time character rendering at the 2013 Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, California. The demo …

CHART OF THE DAY: The Difference Between What You Share And What People Want To Read

The stories people share aren't necessarily the stories their friends want to read, according to data from 33Across, which tracks links for online publications.<p>It found that people are sharing science related content more often than any other content category. However, science content is clicked on …

Celebrity Gossip

Guanaja: An island shaped like a conch shell. Perfect! http://t.co/PmSoNxTxMm

Apple Patents iPhone With Wraparound Display, Including Designs That Plug Together Voltron-Style

Apple has a new patent filing just published by the USPTO today, first spotted by AppleInsider, which details a wraparound-style AMOLED display that could make it possible to create an iPhone that’s almost entirely screen, with touch gestures and virtual buttons replacing physical ones completely. …