the pirate bay piratebrowserPirate Bay, which is worthy of laying claim to being the most censored site on the Internet, has seen it go through some rather tumultuous times, having been blocked by national firewalls in different countries worldwide, is not fazed by it all. In fact, you can more or less say that more and more folks tend to make use of it each day, so much so that over the course of the past three years, traffic to the Pirate Bay has doubled.

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While Microsoft has its own mobile platform obviously not every Xbox One owner is going to have a Windows Phone device. This makes it crucial for Microsoft to support customers of its gaming console even if they’re on a rival platform. Today’s update for the Xbox One SmartGlass beta app for Android is definitely going to appeal to those customers. The app finally gets the ability to purchase games remotely, users can even purchase add-on content for games through the application.

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fridge smsA computer science professor thinks that the pace of interaction between consumers and their appliances will increase at a rapid pace in the future, and this might see your fridges informing you remotely whenever you start to run low on essential items, i.e. milk. Dr. Kevin Curran claims that it is a matter of the next five years advancing technology to have home appliances sent text messages to humans, in a manner that is far more often than from humans to humans even.

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bolt leaksIt goes without saying – wherever success is, you can expect others to follow in your footsteps. Snapchat is not exempt from this particular model either after its meteoric rise, leading to a mushrooming of copycats. It seems that the folks over at Instagram intend to disrupt Snapchat’s groove through Bolt, a service that has been described to cater “one tap photo messaging”. Bolt was spotted in a banner that appeared at the top of Instagram’s mobile app just last night, only to have the announcement pulled not too long afterwards.

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It seems that the power of Maps Coordinate will arrive on Google Maps Engine Pro at long last, as it has been announced that Google Coordinate will be part of each Maps Engine Pro subscription (which costs $5 each month per user). Just to refresh our memories, Google Maps Coordinate happens to be a mobile and web app which will enable teams to assign jobs as well as share their locations with one another – all of it done in real-time goodness, too.

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wheel conceptThere is nothing quite like renewable energy to solve the existing power woes, or at least help bring relief to households that happen to have high energy bills to pay each month. The Wheel is a concept from Si Hyeong Ryu that is part of the Electrolux Design Lab 2014 competition, and this concept intends to promote healthy lifestyles while offering a sustainable answer for the future.

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faa amazon droneDrones can be pretty useful at times, especially when one needs to capture large swathes of a particular land area, Martha Stewart’s farm included. This would also place the drone to be in an ideal position of looking for lost persons or a missing vehicle, and that is exactly what happened when a model drone successfully assisted in the search for an elderly man in Wisconsin. This elderly gentleman went missing for three days before he was found.

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apple dndWhile Samsung looks on enviously in Nokia’s direction at the number of patents that they hold, here we are with yet another patent revealed by Apple, where it will adjust iOS notifications that are based on a user’s physical activity. This would include sending the iPhone into silent mode, or perhaps the unicorn-like iWatch being silenced whenever the wearer happens to be exercising. Alternatively, this patent might bug the wearer to start sweating it out should it detect a prolonged period of inactivity.

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fish driveSo there is this particular expression that goes something like this, “when pigs fly”, which more or less denotes something that is virtually impossible to happen. Having said that, why not introduce a twist to such a saying by coming up with your very own version? I am referring to saying “when fish drive” the next time around, which is a surefire way of raising some eyebrows in the process. However, you would be able to fulfill such a saying thanks to Dutch designers who have managed to construct a prototype ‘car’ for our finned friends.

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ecb hackWhen Steam was hacked, both credit card as well as personal information of users were compromised, and that did not come across as a surprise in this digital day and age. This time around, it seems as though a “bigger fish” has been caught – as the European Central Bank has fallen victim to hackers as its website was hacked, not to mention having some personal information stolen in the process. Still, there does seem as though there is some light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.

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