3-D printed gun project derailed by legal woes
NBCNews.comOct 02


GoDaddy Receives Patent On 'Announcing A Domain Name Registration On A Social Website'
TechdirtSep 29
Another day, another crazy patent. DomainNameWire has the story that GoDaddy has successfully received a patent on "Announcing a domain name registration on a social website." The patent, 8,276,057, was filed back in September of 2009. Take a look at the claims for yourself to understand exactly what's being claimed, but reading through them, I'm a... (more)

Portugal: File Sharing For Personal Use Is Legal And IP Addresses Are Not People
TechdirtSep 28
In a move that should remind you of Spain's ruling that personal file-sharing was legal, before America's entertainment industry helpfully wrote the Spanish people a new law (wait...what!!?!?), file-sharing for personal use has been declared legal in Portugal. Ho... (more)

Hitachi unveils glass slivers that store data forever
Channel NewsAsiaSep 25


Megaupload Readies for Comeback, Code 90% Done
TorrentFreakSep 24


Antarctic Ice Area Sets Another Record -- NSIDC Is Silent
Real ScienceSep 18


No Duty to Secure Wi-Fi from BitTorrent Pirates, Judge Rules
TorrentFreakSep 13
A crucial ruling in one of the ongoing BitTorrent lawsuits in the United States has delivered a clear win for open Wi-Fi operators. Among other things, California Judge Phyllis Hamilton ruled that Internet subscribers are not required to secure their wireless networks to prevent outsiders from pirating movies. In other words, people can’t be held liable for the alleged infringements of other people on their network.

BitTorrent lawsuits have been dragging on for more than two yea
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New Megaupload Will Be Massive Global Network To Change The World
TorrentFreakAug 28


As Another Fisker Karma Spontaneously Combusts, "Green" Dreams Go Up In Smoke
ZeroHedgeAug 13


No Traffic Lights Vs Traffic Lights
YouTubeAug 11
Anarchy vs Statism.

"On Monday 25th January 2010 there was a power cut in Auckland.

During the power cut we filmed this intersection (Union St + Wellington). We filmed again at exactly the same time the next day for a comparison. "


AZ SWAT Team Kills Man in Drug Raid Shoot-Out
StoptheDrugWar.orgAug 06
A Phoenix-area SWAT team shot and killed one man during a "dynamic entry" (break the door down) drug raid early Thursday morning after the raiders were met with gunfire. The as yet unidentified man becomes the 39th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year, and the third one in the past week.

Police told ABC 15 News the raid in a Phoenix neighborhood was undertaken by
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3D Printing: The End of Gun Control?
ForbesJul 30


$7,000 Fine for Sharing “WordPress For Dummies” on BitTorrent
TorrentFreakJul 03


Massive Copyright Infringement Suit Could Collapse Cyberlocker, Studio Warns
TorrentFreakJul 03


Man Eats Uranium, Drinks and Swims In Reactor Water, Ignites Plutonium In His Bare Hand
Libertarian NewsJun 29
Apparently radioactive material isn’t as dangerous as the EPA has made it out to be.

From the video notes:
Galen Winsor is a nuclear physicist of renown who worked at, and helped design, nuclear power plants in Hanford, WA; Oak Ridge, TN; Morris, IL, San Jose, CA; Wimington, NJ. Among his positions of expertise he was in charge of measuring and controlling the nucle... (more)

How Long Does Your ISP Store IP-Address Logs?
TorrentFreakJun 29


Kim Dotcom: Artists Rejoice, Megabox is Not Dead
TorrentFreakJun 22


FOI Documents Show TOR Undernet Beyond the Reach of the Federal Investigators
Activist PostJun 13
Recently released documents detail the federal government's inability to pursue cybercriminals shrouded by the tricky anonymity tools used by the Silk Road marketplace and other darknet sites - tools which are funded in part by the federal government itself. In this particular case, a citizen reported stumbling upon a cache of child pornography while browsing the anonymous Tor network's hidden sites, which are viewable with specialized, but readily available, tools and the special .onion domain.... (more)

Researchers To Release an Anonymous BitTorrent Client
TorrentFreakJun 04


Keep Out: NASA Asks Future Moon Visitors to Respect Its Stuff
WiredMay 27
The moon is about to become crowded.

In the next few years a slew of countries, including China, India, and Japan, are looking to put unmanned probes on the lunar surface. But more unprecedented are the 26 teams currently racing to win the Google Lunar X Prize -- a contest that will award $20 million to the first private company to land a robot on the lunar surface, travel a third of a mile, a
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First off, the US has no ownership over that unclaimed land, second I say tare it the hell up, let's see what they find. - Chris

Leap Motion: A New Way To interact With Your Computer
YouTubeMay 27
Hands-free motion control, a technology pioneered by Nintendo's Wii and later improved upon by Microsoft's Kinect, just took a very big leap forward. Industries from gaming to surgery to architecture, engineering, and design may never be the same.

With the unveiling today of its Leap 3D motion control system, a San Francisco startup called Leap Motion has, well, leapfrogged the state of t
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Boom: Jury Says No Patent Infringement By Google In Oracle Case
TechdirtMay 24


Spectacular video: 'Jetman'; soars over Rio de Janeiro skyline
YouTubeMay 03
Yves 'Jetman' Rossy continues to push the boundaries of aviation - this time, by successfully completing a flight under a sunny sky over the city of Rio de Janeiro. Yves Rossy, the only person to fly with a rigid wing equipped with four jet engines, dropped from a helicopter over Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, where he stabilised the wing and headed full throttle north to circumvent Corcovado. He then tracke
... (more)

Jimmy Wales Says Irrelevance, Not Piracy, Will Doom Hollywood
TechdirtApr 26
Jimmy Wales, who has become a bit of a thorn in the side of Hollywood of late, has given a speech in which he predicts that Hollywood is doomed, but not because of any threat from "piracy," but from the fact that technology and innovation means th... (more)

'Gaia' scientist James Lovelock reverses himself: I was 'alarmist' about climate change & so was Gore! 'The problem is we don't know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago'
Climate DepotApr 24


Rats on cocaine love Miles Davis, and other dumb animal research paid for with tax dollars
NY Daily NewsApr 19
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this may be the single most useful study the government has ever done. - Chris

Chinese Copyright Proposal Would Allow Compulsory Licensing Of Music After Three Months
TechdirtApr 18


Larry Page Tells Java Jury Google 'Did Nothing Wrong'
BloombergApr 18
Unfortunately, Larry, competition is a crime in the good ol' US of A.

New ISP will defend users from government spying
YouTubeApr 17
As the battle rages on over regulations for the Internet, one man is proposing a solution that could curb the concerns over online privacy. Legislation is being pushed in America right now that could stop online piracy, but would at the same time also infringe on the rights of many. Could all that change, though? One new Internet Service Provider will challenge the government if a user's information is
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Megaupload Worked on a Multi-Billion Dollar IPO
TorrentFreakApr 17



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