The Linklog is a data feed from various social bookmarking sites that I frequent. It contains short entries deemed interesting but — whether because their subject matter is not directly related to the themes of this website (internet law and technology regulation) or simply for reasons of convenience — not justifying a full weblog entry. The format is simple: a title with a link to the aggregator source, and a one-line description.
Note that neither the titles nor descriptions are my own — they remain, with any associated errors, the work of the people who submitted each item to the feed from which each was derived.
Bell, one of the Canadian ISPs known for its BitTorrent throttling practices, launched its very own video download store this week. So, efficient BitTorrent is throttled for being a bandwidth hog, but customers are still able to download movies at full speed - as long as they use Bell’s service, that is.
Yahoo’s first-quarter earnings were good enough to trump Wall Street estimates. Now the question is whether they’re good enough to get Steve Ballmer & Co. to bump the price they’re willing to pay for Yahoo.
The European Commission wants a stronger ratings system for games, one that would encompass the entire European Union. The challenges—as well as the possible rewards—are great.
Every day, three million people use the 268 stations and the 253 miles of track. But what about those stations that have long since gone, which history has neglected? Which stations got left behind?
Lofty promises made by airlines peddling gimmicky carbon offsets, resorts hawking convoluted green initiatives and companies with shiny new fleets of high-maintenance cars to rent.
We got to check out the latest build of Bethesda’s Fallout 3. Pete Hines talks about endings (now up to 500!), character voices (50+), downloadable content, game size and more! Also, three new screenshots including a trigger-happy Brotherhood of Steel soldier.
Rumors are flying that Yahoo is teaming up with AOL, the long-suffering Internet division of Time Warner, as a way to stave off an unwanted merger.While many industry watchers still believe that Microsoft will gobble up Yahoo eventually, chances are it will have to pay a lot more for its meal. Here are five possible scenarios to consider.
A simple economic analysis I wrote about the pros and cons of emissions trading as a means to tackle global warming.
This is just hilarious… woman gets tapped lightly on the back of her head and she totally overreacts. Talk about an Oscar performance!
A teenager who confessed to killing his father last month told police he hated his dad for taking away his Internet access, according to a police report released Wednesday. He told police that his father had taken away his Internet access after seeing suicide threats the teen had posted on social networking Web site MySpace.com.
A lot of eyebrows were raised on Wall Street in January when two giant investment firms, Fidelity and T. Rowe Price, paid $50 million for a 9.1% stake in Slide, a San Francisco- based company best known as the purveyor of entertainments like SuperPoke, which lets Facebook users “ninja kick” or “bodyslam” or “throw a pillow at” their friends.
Used in Japan for years, spirulina is a microalgae grown in alkaline, warm-water lakes. Spirulina’s green colour is due to its chlorophyll content. Chlorophyll acts as an antioxidant and may have medicinal benefits against cancer. Spirulina is also rich in phycocyanin, a pigment with anti-cancer properties.
These guys have gone deep into old Soviet uranium mines. In these mines Russian prisoners have dug for radioactive materials for the Soviet Army.
As you can see on the top picture the Geiger counter shows that there is still some radioactive pollution.
Lunatic proposals involving governments regulating Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and then forcing them to disconnect users suspected of performing illegal downloads are gaining traction in the United Kingdom, France and Australia.
Gamma-Ray Bursts are the most powerful explosive events in the Universe. On the morning of March 19th 2008 the Swift satellite found a burst which was so bright it could have been seen without binoculars or a telescope even though it was seven thousand times further away than the Andromeda galaxy.
It’s an unstable situation. But the theoretical issue is the concentration of Microsoft’s resources and its history, combined with the very large share that it would have in certain applications—like instant messaging and email—that could be used essentially to break the internet and diminish choice.
Facebook has been testing a new instant messaging service and will be launching it to the public soon, perhaps in the next week. Our understanding is that the service will be built in to user’s Facebook pages and allow them to web chat with their Facebook friends.
Microsoft Corp. plans to buy Rapt Inc., plugging a hole in its suite of tools for Web publishers and advertisers, the software giant said Friday.
A collection of stunning climate change photos gathered from around the Internet. Includes such diverse subject matter as the Perito Moreno Glacier, a Shanghai freeway intersection and a London climate change demonstration! Enjoy!
BitTorrent is often maligned, but overlooking it might be foolish. One IT department found that it can speed patching and image updates so much, that rollouts that once took four days now only take four hours.
35% of girls, compared with 20% of boys, have blogs; 32% of girls have their own websites, against 22% of boys. Girls have embraced social networking sites on a massive scale, with 70% of US girls aged 15-17 having built and regularly worked on a profile page on websites such as MySpace, Bebo & Facebook, as opposed to 57% of boys of the same age.
On March 29 at 8 pm cities around the world will plunge itself into darkness as a gesture in fight against global warming. At a similar event in 2007, Sydney residents and businesses demonstrated their concern about global warming by switching their lights off for one hour.
Behold, a video of the Newton Virus. Back in 2005, Troika, the British-based art collective that was behind the Heathrow Terminal 5 sculpture that some of you recently described as a “disco turd,” created a virus for Macs, called Newton. It came on a little USB key that looked like a cross between a malevolent Apple and Pac Man and was aimed at,
A fossilised “sea monster” unearthed on an Arctic island is the largest marine reptile known to science, Norwegian scientists have announced.