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Google Chromecast hits 650 million casts with v2.0 on the way

4 hours ago  by Jamie Hinks
Google Chromecast hits 650 million casts with v2.0 on the way
VP of product management Mario Queiroz outlined the Chromecast strategy going forwards that includes building an ecosystem of different endpoints between Chromecast and other devices.

Check out this creepy vein-embedded jewellery that powers your phone with your blood

10 hours ago  by Paul Cooper
Check out this creepy vein-embedded jewellery that powers your phone with your blood
If you thought using the human body as a power source was something confined to movies, one Israeli artist will prove you wrong with a project that definitely crosses the line from cool to creepy.

Just what is JiveWorld and what am I expecting to hear?

21 Oct 2014  by Sam Pudwell
Just what is JiveWorld and what am I expecting to hear?
JiveWorld 2014 kicks off at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas this week and I thought now would be a good time to outline a few of my expectations for the next three days.

The day the music died: 10 music releases that crashed entire websites

21 Oct 2014  by Steve Rawlinson
The day the music died: 10 music releases that crashed entire websites
Here are 10 music releases that have caused web crashes, from Lady Gaga to Radiohead, showing that it really can happen to anyone…

UK ISPs ordered to block sites selling counterfeit goods

21 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
UK ISPs ordered to block sites selling counterfeit goods
A complaint from luxury goods provider Richemont has resulted in the first ruling to see sites blocked for selling fake versions of trademarked items, rather than copyright infringement.

Google results will now 'advertise' legal sites to tackle online piracy

21 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Google results will now 'advertise' legal sites to tackle online piracy
The search engine giant has announced that legitimate services such as Spotify and Netflix can now pay to be listed above search results to tempt users away from illegal sites.

Zuckerberg joins board of Beijing business school as Facebook eyes Chinese market

20 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Zuckerberg joins board of Beijing business school as Facebook eyes Chinese market
The Facebook founder will be joined by IBM’s Virginia Rometty and Anheuser-Busch CEO Carlos Brito on the advisory board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.

Government to stand up to trolls, quadrupling maximum prison term to two years

20 Oct 2014  by Darren Allan
Government to stand up to trolls, quadrupling maximum prison term to two years
The current maximum sentence is six months, but in the light of some particularly heinous trolling in recent times, that is being upped substantially.

Kickstarter suspends funding for Tor-enabled anonymising router

20 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Kickstarter suspends funding for Tor-enabled anonymising router
The crowd-funding site has pulled the project, which had already secured more than $500,000, amid concerns surrounding where the device came from and question marks over its security claims.

Vatican Library’s digital archives now available online

20 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Vatican Library’s digital archives now available online
Global IT service provider NTT DATA has developed the service, which will provide high definition digital reproductions of the library’s 4,000 or so ancient manuscripts.

Google reveals new tweaks designed to fight piracy

20 Oct 2014  by Darren Allan
Google reveals new tweaks designed to fight piracy
Google is going to try to point search engine users to legitimate sources by several new means, and will further down-rank DMCA violating sites.