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Biggest Street View update ever from Google

10/11/2012, Google’s Maps is certainly going great guns, regardless of the platform it is on, and the latest update to the Street View feature is the biggest and most comprehensive to date, doubling the number of special collections while updating more than 250,000...

Most American ISPs are implementing a Copyright Alert System

10/09/2012, It’s been a long time coming, but the United States’ major internet service providers are finally implementing a system which will disrupt internet service for alleged copyright infringers. Although Washington failed to pass...

Facebook “Want” button undergoes test

10/09/2012, Facebook did stumble upon (pardon the pun there) with the “Like” button which was introduced some time back, and remaining in one spot despite being at the top of the social networking chain is not such a good idea. Innovation continues to be the...

US court to decide whether an IP address identifies a person

10/08/2012, Most copyright holders who start legal action aren’t looking to go to court. They’re looking for out-of-court settlements; easy money. Many copyright-focused lawsuits are started en masse, with little more than IP addresses to identify the...

Looper’s director wants you to listen to an iPod in the theatre

10/08/2012, This is a cool idea. In order to encourage repeat in-theatre viewings of Looper (currently in theatres), director Rian Johnson has released a commentary track which is meant to be played simultaneously with the movie. In movie theaters, on your personal...

Ditch your random phone number for a easy to remember **HANDLE

10/08/2012, Sprint may be solidly in 3rd place in the US carrier market, and they may be totally down in the Pacific Northwest currently, but they certainly have some of the most innovative cell phone services. They were the first to offer full integration for Google...

Facebook’s new Collections feature is like Pinterest for stores

10/08/2012, Facebook is getting into online commerce in a big way: last week they unveiled an easy way to send physical goods to friends, and today they’ve announced Collections. Collections, according to Facebook, is a way for companies to format image posts...

Pigs with toys are happier, produce better bacon

10/08/2012, All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so what happens when you give a pig a toy for it to play with while it is being fattened for the slaughterhouse? I suppose those green piggies from the Angry Birds franchise would be able to appreciate such a...

Huawei and ZTE not to be trusted, warns US congressional committee

10/08/2012, We have seen our fair share of handsets from Chinese phone manufacturers Huawei and ZTE (granted, they make more than just phones but that’s besides the point at the moment) in the past, but it seems that not all is a bed of roses with them when it...

Foxconn denies strike at China plant

10/07/2012, Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics giant who is most famous for assembling Apple’s products, did deny earlier reports of their plant in China being crippled by a strike over renewed quality control measures. In fact, they say that their production is...

Foxconn workers go on strike over renewed quality control measures

10/05/2012, While Apple is able to ship some of the best tech products, they come at a very real price. And this price may not be just the money with which you have to pay for it. One of Apple’s major manufacturers, Foxconn, has been criticized in the past for...

Motorola wins patent infringement case against Microsoft

10/05/2012, It appears that there is no end in sight for the patent wars between tech giants. Virtually every major tech company is embroiled in patent litigation, not with one adversary but with many of them. This has also recently attracted criticism towards the US...