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The Spade Hacker: Severing Armenia's Internet Access With Nothing More Than A Spade

She set out to find some copper wire to scavenge. Instead, a 75-year-old woman from Armenia inadvertently hit and severed fiber optic cables that cut millions of users in Armenia and Azerbaijan off the internet for a good twelve hours or so.

Will Facebook See The Light Of Day In The Shadow OF China's Firewall?

This month tweets and rumors have been mounting leading to the probability that Mark Zuckerberg might have struck a deal with the Chinese. (Looks his trip to China last December was more for business, than pleasure).  If so, conjecture has it that a Facebook-lite iteration might open in the nation known for some of the strictest Internet censorship regulations known on the planet.

Tempest Freerunning Academy: Bringing Your Video Game Fantasies To Life

Imagine a place straight from your favorite Mario World game where you could run and jump around to your heart's content and hit those question marks as you pass them. Now head on over to the Tempest Freerunning Academy to see that world you imagined in real life.

Overflowing With Awesomeness? Then You Need This AWESOME Button

Matt Richardson from Makezine has come up with the AWESOME button (yes, the word deserves to be in all caps) that will input a random synonym of the word "awesome" every time you click it.

USC's ICT Turns Gmail's April Fools' Day Prank A Reality

Google revealed that Gmail Motion was all just a prank once you tried to enable the feature and access it. However, the folks over at the Institute of Creative Technologies (ICT) at the University of Southern California (USC) think differently. It doesn't have to be just a joke because it was possible, and they have an actual system that works.

What's In A Name? Real Names vs NickNames On Social Networks

Remember when the Internet first emerged in the late 90s and "email" was the new shiny thing? So new and so shiny that while we gravitated toward it's light, likes moths to a flame, we were leery of revealing our true identities. So what did we do? We invented nicknames to protect our anonymity. And while we soon realized that real names were not a threat, many of us followed suit when social networks surfaced a few years later.

Paraben's Porn Detection Stick Will Sniff Out Any XXX Images You May Be Hiding

So here we have the Porn Detection Stick. The name more or less tells you what the software contained on this USB drive can do. It searches through all of the images on the hard drive on any computer and sniffs out anything pornographic that may be hiding in any cleverly renamed and disguised folders on the hard drive.


Geared: The iPod Puzzle Game With A Mechanical Twist

So what do a couple of gears and a hamster add up to? The sequel to the best-selling puzzle game for the iPhone and iPod Touch, that's what! I was able to download the game for my iPod Touch when it was still being offered for free at the iTunes App Store but didn't get around to playing it until early this afternoon. It's been two hours, I barely got any work done, but I'm still hooked.


GameStop Thinking Of Launching Their Own Gaming Tablet In Late 2011

Video game retailer GameStop recently confirmed that they have a gaming tablet that's in the works which will be released sometime later this year. The company has recently acquired Impulse, a digital distribution service, and Spawn Labs, a game streaming service, as part of a plan to expand their presence in the digital gaming world.

Snap Photos Like Bond With The Mini Minox Digital Camera

Have you ever heard of Minox? In case you haven't, they're actually camera-makers from way back in the day since the 1920s. The company produced a subminiature camera that was originally intended as a luxury item but ended up gaining a reputation for being used as a spy camera. That fact was stamped into movie history when the dashing James Bond used the Minox more than once during his outrageous missions on the big screen.

Thanko's Cassette Mate: Mixed Tapes From Cassette to MP3

I remember making and receiving some mixed tapes for birthdays and for no special occasions from friends who simply wanted to pass on some great music and some audio messages along. I kept all these tapes in a box tucked away in my closet but I may be taking them out soon to give them a whirl in the Thanko's Cassette Mate that can rip the audio from the tapes and convert them into mp3 files.

The LEGO Obsession: Here's Two More For Your Collection

LEGO seems to be everywhere lately, at least in my eyes, anyway. There have been two video games released by LEGO lately which incorporates it's brick-constructed world for some awesome gaming. I also featured some snazzy looking earphones for the musicphile that looked like they were made by LEGO themselves. Now I've found two more LEGO-inspired items that are not only decorative but are also fully functional.

China's Social Media Microbloggers Wake Up To Weibo

What's in a name? China's nearly half-billion netizens are about to find out. Sina Corp., owner of the country's largest Internet portal, is seeking to put its own stamp on China's social media landscape by rebranding Sina Weibo with the new domain name "weibo.com"

Chicken Littles Decry "Facebook Down" - World Coming To An End!

More crucial than the U.S. government shutting down, Twitterville is cyberventilating over Facebook suddenly becoming unavailable this morning. Proclaiming "Facbook Down," Chicken Littles are taking to the tweets sounding alarms that the ominous event could be an apocalyptic ending to the world as we know it.

Journalists On Facebook Scale As News Becomes More Social & Semantic

On April 5, Facebook launched "Journalists on Facebook" Page in an attempt to capitalize on the growing trend of news becoming more and more social.In Facebook's words, "The JOF Page is to serve as an ongoing resource for the growing number of reporters using FB to find sources, interact with readers and advance stories."

Too Lazy To Read Those Tweets? Let Twimal Do It For You!

Do you find yourself getting too lazy to head on over to Twitter sometimes? Do you wish there was some gadget somewhere that can read those tweets out aloud for you so you can stay updated on your friends' and family's latest tweets? Well, your wish is toymaker Takara Tomy's command because they've released the cute and adorable Twimal that can do this for you.

For Women Only: The P Tracker iPod App

I have always been too lazy to mark off the dates and cross out the days in my calendar when it comes to tracking my monthly period. So when an app called the P Tracker came along for the iPhone and iPod Touch that could do all this for me, I immediately got it and I'm glad I did.

Wear It, Use It, Own It: The Eurotech Zypad WL1500 Wearable Computer

If you find having to lug around a laptop a hassle and tablets insufficient for your needs, then maybe you can consider the Eurotech Zypad WL1500 as a viable alternative. It's a fully-functional computer that you can sport on your wrist so you can do whatever it is you need to do without having to start up any other devices.

Record 360° Videos on Your iPhone 4 with GoPano Micro

Sure, we've seen professional photographers and videographers do it, but it's not as easy to do if you don't possess the necessary equipment to take them. If you do manage some then they might be pretty sloppy shots. Now there are some creative dudes over at Kickstarter who want to make this happen by developing the GoPano micro, which is a lens for your iPhone 4 that can take 360° panoramic videos.

Firefox Running Slow? Your Add-ons May Be The Problem.

Do you find your beloved browser running slow lately? You might think that it may have something to do with your computer or with Mozilla's Firefox itself, but the developer is aiming to set the record straight by publishing a list of add-ons that have been found to considerably slow down the browser. That's right; it's not you or your PC or Mozilla. It's them.