• Google Drive Prices just Dropped Drastically!
    Check out the announcement from Google today. It is all of a sudden a lot cheaper for storage! 1 TeraByte for a year now only costs $120! Wow!! Check it out and let us know in the comments what you […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • Sir you have a virus – Telemarketers and how do they know i have a virus?
    If you get a phone call, an email or a pop-up talking about your computer being infected it is most likely a ploy. Don’t fall for it, don’t download free tools to clean or optimize your machine. These are almost […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • 'Anthem' update adds a dungeon crawl, but delays Cataclysm
    BioWare has added a string of content to keep Anthem fresh, although there are some omissions that could rankle early fans of the shared-world shooter. The newly available 1.1.0 update adds a new Stronghold (aka dungeon), Sunken Cell, that gives you...
  • NASA's InSight lander may have recorded a marsquake
    It might not have taken long for NASA's InSight lander to capture a marsquake. The machine's seismometer recorded trembling on April 6th that seems to have come from within Mars, rather than an above-ground source like the wind or InSight itself. A...
  • Mowerbot Keeping The Lawn In Check Since 1998
    Mowing the lawn is a chore that serves as an excellent character building excercise for a growing child. However, children are expensive and the maintenance requirements can be prohibitive. Many instead turn to robots to lend a hand, and [Rue Mohr] is no exception. [Rue]’s creation goes by the name …read more
  • The Simplest Of Pseudo Random Number Generators
    A truly random number is something that is surprisingly difficult to generate. A typical approach is to generate the required element of chance from a natural and unpredictable source, such as radioactive decay or thermal noise. By contrast it is extremely easy to generate numbers that look random but in …read more
  • Another Week, Another Hollywood Company Files A Takedown Against TorrentFreak
    The news site TorrentFreak tends to get more false DMCA copyright notices than other sites, in part because of its name. It seems that people who don't bother investigating anything jump to the wrong conclusion that because it has "Torrent" in its name, it must be a "piracy" site, rather than a news site that […]
  • Techdirt Podcast Episode 209: The Past & Future Of Section 230
    Of all the laws we discuss here at Techdirt, probably none comes up as often or in relation to as many things as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. It's not an exaggeration to describe it the way Professor Jeff Kosseff does in the title of his new book, The Twenty-Six Words That Created […]