Take Down Any Website

The group that hacked Xbox Live and PSN will help you take down any website for $6

By on December 31, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

The group that hacked Xbox Live and PSN will help you take down any website for $6

The latest scheme by Lizard Squad makes the Xbox Live and PSN service disruption look like child’s play. CNN reports that the hacker group launched the Lizard Stresser website this week, allowing anyone who pays the low price of $5.99 to launch a potentially devastating DDoS attack on a website of their choosing. More →

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Google Searches From Each State

Find out what your state Googled more than any other in 2014

By on December 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Find out what your state Googled more than any other in 2014

Each of the 50 United States of America has a unique personality. Estately, a real estate search site, recently put together a revealing graphic that attempts to prove this using Google searches. What did the denizens of each state Google more than those of any other state in the country throughout 2014? You’re about to find out.

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast ends 2014 with one last epic customer service call debacle

By on December 30, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

Comcast ends 2014 with one last epic customer service call debacle

One of the amazing things about Comcast’s infamously terrible customer service is that you will get told two completely different and contradictory things by different customer representatives. We have absolutely no idea why Comcast has difficulty implementing consistent policies and practices for how to handle customers but it generates some truly Kafkaesque scenarios in which customers are shuffled through six different representatives who all tell customers things that are wildly at odds with one another. More →

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The Pirate Bay BitTorrent Sync Key

The Pirate Bay posted a secret code on its website this week – here’s what it probably means

By on December 23, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

The Pirate Bay posted a secret code on its website this week – here’s what it probably means

The Pirate Bay’s online downloads service has not yet been restored, although that didn’t stop the infamous group from posting an animated image at ThePirateBay.se earlier this week alongside a secret key, whose mystery Myce believes to have solved. More →

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North Korea Sony Hack Statement

North Korea’s statement on the Sony hack is as hilariously insane as you’d expect

By on December 23, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

North Korea’s statement on the Sony hack is as hilariously insane as you’d expect

North Korea has never been shy about using over-the-top bombast to make its views known and you’ll be unsurprised to know that its official statement on the Sony hack is just as comically insane as what we’ve come to expect from the reclusive regime. More →

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The Pirate Bay Official Site Online

The Pirate Bay might be resurrected soon

By on December 22, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

The Pirate Bay might be resurrected soon

Police raided The Pirate Bay’s servers in Sweden almost two weeks ago, and while fans believed the massive online downloads resource would quickly be brought back online, the group behind it didn’t appear to be ready to resurrect the service as fast as some might have expected. However, Torrent Freak reports that the first signs The Pirate Bay is coming back up are here, as ThePirateBay.se domain name is back online, waving a pirate flag. More →

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Sony Hack North Korea Networks

Rogen’s revenge? It looks like someone’s attacking North Korea’s networks

By on December 22, 2014 at 2:05 PM.

Rogen’s revenge? It looks like someone’s attacking North Korea’s networks

You just knew that someone, whether it was the United States government or an independent hacker collective such as Anonymous, would try to make North Korea pay for its role in getting Sony to cancel the theatrical release of The Interview. And now it appears that some sort of reprisal is underway — Re/code reports that analysts at DYN Research have determined that North Korea’s networks are under attack from an unknown source and are showing “signs of distress.” More →

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$99 Amazon Prime Subscription Perks

This video will tell you whether or not your $99 Amazon Prime subscription is worth it

By on December 19, 2014 at 11:36 AM.

This video will tell you whether or not your $99 Amazon Prime subscription is worth it

Amazon has recently increased the cost of its Amazon Prime subscription plan from $79 to $99 a year, but the service is certainly valuable to many Amazon customers, especially those people who purchase plenty of goods from the retailer. Looking to determine exactly when Amazon Prime is worthwhile to the buyer, Business Insider has put together a quick video that should help customers who aren’t really sure whether paying the Amazon Prime subscription is really worth it. More →

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Verizon vs. Netflix Interconnection Deals

Verizon says it’ll still charge Netflix interconnection fees no matter what the FCC decides

By on December 19, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Verizon says it’ll still charge Netflix interconnection fees no matter what the FCC decides

Verizon earlier this week told the FCC in a filing that it’ll still charge Netflix interconnection fees, Ars Technica reports, no matter what the Commission decides in the future when it comes to net neutrality. More →

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How To Fight Internet Trolls

Meet the man who tracks down and shames the Internet’s worst trolls

By on December 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Meet the man who tracks down and shames the Internet’s worst trolls

Trolls are a staple of Internet culture but recently some Internet users have taken to exposing some of the very worst offenders who do things that go beyond run-of-the-mill online cruelty, such as sending out rape threats. Technology Review has written a lengthy profile of Swedish journalist Robert Aschberg, who tracks down some of the most vile trolls on the web and then publicly shames them by reading back things they wrote online. More →

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Samsung Holiday Dreams Christmas Commercial

Video: Samsung counters Apple’s heartfelt holiday ad with one of its own

By on December 18, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Video: Samsung counters Apple’s heartfelt holiday ad with one of its own

Apple earlier this week released an inspirational holiday TV ad focusing more on the holiday spirit than on product placement, although the spot is obviously intended mainly to sell Apple devices. Similarly, Samsung has created a heartfelt holiday ad of its own with a similar focus, though Samsung’s product placement is a bit more obvious because of the way this “Holiday Dream” ad is put together. More →

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Interesting Facts

26 mind-blowing facts you never knew about Google

By on December 18, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

26 mind-blowing facts you never knew about Google

Hundreds of millions of people rely on Google for everything from web searches and email to finding directions and scheduling our lives. Call Google “evil” all you want, but the Internet is one of the most important tools of the modern era, and it’s thanks in large part to Google.

But as often as you use the company’s many great services, how well do you really know Google? More →

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