The Western Twitterer’s Burden
 Sigh. Here we go again. The eyes of the world turn to something awful happening in a remote corner of Africa, and what feels like half of the Western population immediately rushes to proudly embarrass itself on social media everywhere. On the Internet, at least, #BringBackOurGirls is little more than #Kony2012 reloaded. It's condescending, it's patronizing, it's infantilizing, and it's dumb. Read More ...
Bodies pulled from submerged homes, thousands evacuated in Balkans flooding
OBRENOVAC, Serbia (Reuters) - Seven bodies were pulled from flooded homes in Bosnia and the army rushed to free hundreds of people stranded in a school in Serbia on Saturday during the worst floods to hit the Balkans in over a century. ...
New York recalls the World's Fair glory days
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The 1964 World's Fair in New York drew 51 million visitors to gaze in awe at its Technicolor visions of the future, sample exotic cuisines and join in singing along at the wildly... ...
Chromebook support boosted to 5 years
The number of years a company is willing to support a product is an important part of the decision-making process for some, with too little support negating the value of … Continue reading
Google announces I/O conference schedule: Here’s what to expect
Google I/O, the company’s premier developer conference is scheduled for end of June in San Francisco and the company has announced the schedule for the event, which gives us an indication of what we might be announced at the event.   The main event will of course be the Keynote, where Google will make most of the major announcements, which will also impact consumers and not just developers. The highlight for developers will be the sessions and activities planned for the new announceme...
Shane Warne Parties to Celebrate Return to 'Singledom'
Australian spin king Shane Warne is single again and he celebrated in style, in a grand party he hosted in Melbourne. Aussie cricket captain Michael Clarke, a close friend of Warne's, was also in attendance.
IPL 7: What teams have to do to make the playoffs
Working from the bottom of the current points table to the top, we break down what has to happen over the final week of the season for each of the other seven teams to keep playing once the regular season is over.
This Is How The UK Piracy Warnings Will Work
In an effort to curb online piracy, the movie and music industries have reached an agreement with the UK’s leading ISPs to send warnings to alleged copyright infringers. Thus far details on the proposed system have been scarce, leading to the wildest assumptions and in some cases a core misunderstanding of how the process will work. Earlier this week, for example, the CEO of a smaller UK Internet provider said that he will refuse to join the program as ISPs shouldn’t be compelled to...
Surface mini to Surface Pro 3: What to expect from Microsoft’s May 20 tablet event
Microsoft is all set to host its first Surface event after Satya Nadella took the reins at the company. Nadella, who is responsible for building and running the company’s computing platforms, developer tools and cloud services, will now have to prove his mettle in the hardware space. The company is said to working on a series of tablets for the event. Let’s take a quick look at what to expect at the Microsoft event on May 20.   Surface mini We could see the company launch the mu...
Death toll from clashes in Libya's Benghazi rises to 43, more than 100 wounded
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - The death toll from clashes in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has risen to 43 from 19 and more than 100 people had been wounded, a Health Ministry official said on Saturday. ...
Apple sued over iMessage texting snafu
The iMessage issue that has been gathering attention in recent times is the source of a new lawsuit against Apple, with a former iPhone owner pursuing litigation after being unable … Continue reading
Could take weeks to comply with ‘right to be forgotten’, says Google
Google said Friday it could take weeks to devise a way to comply with a European Court of Justice ruling that it honor requests to be “forgotten.”   Word that the US Internet titan is grappling with how to implement the judicial order came as it fielded requests from people who want links to deeds or critics deleted from search results.   Google did not disclose details about requests, but online reports indicated they include a pedophile and a politician who want reference...
In depth: Who's watching you, online and how to stop them
Whenever you do something online, somebody is watching you. That somebody isn't just the owner of the site or service you're connecting to; it could be your ISP, your favourite social network, one of many advertising companies or the security services.You don't need to be paranoid or hiding from the NSA to worry about how much information you're sharing online, though. A few minutes with the Lightbeam extension for Firefox will give you plenty to worry about. For example, on a typical newspaper ...
Indian Premier League 2014: Chennai Super Kings Look to Consolidate, Royal Challengers Bangalore Battle for Survival
Chennai Super Kings are sitting pretty in second place in the Indian Premier Leaugue 2014 standings and they will take on the struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ranchi. RCB have to win in order to stay afloat in the tournament.
How to Share Files Between Mac OS X and Windows With Boot Camp
Boot Camp can be annoying. Both Windows and Mac OS X can see each other’s files, but they can’t write to the other operating system’s partition. Thankfully, there are ways around these file-system limitations. Third-party applications can enable write support for these partitions, while you can also share files in other ways. Access Mac HFS+ Partitions From Windows Apple’s Boot Camp driver package automatically installs an HFS+ driver for Windows, which allows Windows to...
Asus Z97-Deluxe motherboard review: Feature-rich and Broadwell-ready, but wait before you buy this
With Computex 2014 just around the corner, one would have expected Intel’s latest Z97 boards to be announced then. But Intel launched its Z97 chipset based boards a month earlier. A lot of motherboard makers are already out with their offerings. Asus sent us the Z97 – Deluxe board which is a notch below its flagship board - Asus Z97 – Deluxe (NFC and WLC) – from the signature series, the other series being ROG, Workstation and TUF which have their own flagships. Whil...
Separatists recapture their leader on the eve of peace talks in Ukraine
KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatist leader Valery Bolotov was detained by Ukrainian border guards on Saturday then freed by armed supporters in a firefight at the checkpoint, a Ukrainian spokesman said. ...
The Boyfriend Log app wants to dissect your relationship, but will probably destroy it
The Boyfriend Log is a new app for your smartphone, which lets you track and assess how your relationship is going, and whether the two of you are destined for a life of happiness. However, in the wrong hands, it's a tool of pure evil to keep mankind down.The post The Boyfriend Log app wants to dissect your relationship, but will probably destroy it appeared first on Digital Trends....
Wondering why Congress lost? An Indian software engineer at Twitter may have the answer
In the aftermath of the massive win for the BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, we have seen poignant commentary and memes being used to explain the downfall of the Indian National Congress, which led the Indian government for two terms before Friday’s results confirmed what many had expected. Narendra Modi, the face of the BJP campaign and its prime ministerial candidate, will take helm soon, but the defeat will sting Congress for years to come.   Here’s why congress lost the ...
Indian Premier League Scam: Guard Against Leaks, Judges Tell Mudgal's Probe Committee
The final Mudgal Committee report on the 2013 Indian Premier League's spot-fixing and betting scandal will be listed for hearing in September first week. It will not be available to the media.