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Reporter Freaks Out on Air, Internet Laughs and Laughs [Randomly Viral]

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Live TV can be tough, especially if you’re in a cranky mood. Case in point: WVLT TV Volunteer News reporter Gordon Boyd, whose on-air freak-out has gone viral this week.Reporting from a courthouse in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, Boyd seems to be having a bit a trouble wrapping up a...
Reporter Freaks Out on Air, Internet Laughs and Laughs [Randomly Viral]

Exercising With Friends In a Webcam Fitness Class

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[ See post to watch video ] Saturday morning, I joined three friends for a Circuit Training workout class. The odd part was that none of them left their homes and we live thousands of miles away from one another—in Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, North Carolina and Louisiana. Our trainer was...
Exercising With Friends In a Webcam Fitness Class

Old Republic to segregate same-gender relationships to a single planet

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Given the notable freedom of sexual orientation that players can enjoy in previous BioWare games like Dragon Age and Mass Effect, it was always a bit odd that the company's Star Wars-themed MMO, The Old Republic, strictly limited characters to relationships with opposite-gendered characters. The developer is planning to...
Old Republic to segregate same-gender relationships to a single planet

Live Video Chat With Rob Reid, Author Of 'Year Zero' About Aliens & Copyright

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As mentioned earlier this week, at 12:30pm PT/3:30pm ET today, we're hosting a live video chat with Rob Reid, the author of Year Zero, out Techdirt Book Club book of the month for July. Rob will be joining me at our offices, and we'll be broadcasting the conversation via Google...
Live Video Chat With Rob Reid, Author Of 'Year Zero' About Aliens & Copyright

Judge Slaps Down Apple For Its Bogus Non-Apology Apology

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Last week we noted that Apple had put up a rather petulant non-apology apology in response to the UK court order requiring it to advertise to the world that Samsung didn't copy Apple in making its devices. Many people wondered how the court would react to Apple's attempt... and the...
Judge Slaps Down Apple For Its Bogus Non-Apology Apology

GoDaddy outage makes websites unavailable for many Internet users

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GoDaddy, one of the Internet's biggest webhosting providers, experienced technical difficulties on Monday that prevented many people from visiting sites that relied on the service for connectivity. "We are aware of an issue affecting several services, including e-mail, our website and some customer websites," company officials wrote in a status...
GoDaddy outage makes websites unavailable for many Internet users

U.K. Court Orders Apple to Make Its Samsung "Apology" More Apologetic

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To satisfy a U.K. court ruling originally issued in July, all Apple had to do was craft, post and publish a straightforward apology to Samsung for accusing it of copying the design of the iPad for its own Galaxy tablet, an accusation deemed false by the court. But no. After...
U.K. Court Orders Apple to Make Its Samsung "Apology" More Apologetic
Why Digital Maps Aren't Ready To Replace Paper

Sharp may be facing iPhone screen production delays

www.electronista.com
Sharp is said to be facing serious production delays of its in-cell touchscreen displays destined for the next-generation iPhone. Sharp had previously promised that it would begin the mass production of the mobile displays with the new technology over this past month, but sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal...
Sharp may be facing iPhone screen production delays

Facebook hit by technical problem

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Facebook was inaccessible for many users across Europe for about two hours on Wednesday morning due to "technical difficulties"....
Facebook hit by technical problem

Google blames supposedly buried iTunes links on technical difficulties, fix on the way

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Hours after media outlets caught wind of a potential search issue relating to direct iTunes App Store links, Google has issued a statement saying the problem has to do with fetching pages from iTunes' web servers....
Google blames supposedly buried iTunes links on technical difficulties, fix on the way
Saturday Night Live lampoons Pandora music channels, but don't expect NBC to stream it online

Microsoft app store closes to minors in South Korea

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Microsoft has locked minors out of its mobile app store in South Korea since last month. Young users are blocked from the mobile app store as an unintended side-effect of the country's so-called "Cinderella law," which cuts off access to online games for users under age 16 from midnight...
Microsoft app store closes to minors in South Korea

Women in Web Design and Development

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  By Andy WalpoleThe 20th century was witness to phenomenal social and economic changes in the status of women. Suffrage has been widely adopted around the world, anti-discrimination legislation is commonplace, contraception is widely available and abortion is legal. These have all dramatically improved the position of women in society.One...
Women in Web Design and Development

IsoHunt Stuck Behind China’s Great Firewall

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China is no stranger to Internet censorship. The country’s Great Firewall includes many well known sites, but up until now BitTorrent sites have never been blocked. There was a short blocking incident two years ago when Mininova, isoHunt and The Pirate Bay were hijacked and redirected to the leading Chinese...
IsoHunt Stuck Behind China’s Great Firewall

King of Kong, Part II? Legends Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell duke it out again

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The Steve Wiebe vs. Billy Mitchell rivalry is heating up. The legendary gamers who squared off in the 2007 documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, were at it again last night. With Disney’s Wreck-It-Ralph due out today in theaters, the Donkey Kong masters battled on the game Fix-It-Felix Jr. ...
King of Kong, Part II? Legends Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell duke it out again

Live Video: Cory Doctorow Talking With Techdirt About Pirate Cinema, Copyright Law & More

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It's been a long time coming, due to a variety of issues (mostly on my end from being quite busy working on some stuff, combined with Cory being on tour for his new book), but we're finally having our discussion with Cory Doctorow as part of the Techdirt Book Club...
Live Video: Cory Doctorow Talking With Techdirt About Pirate Cinema, Copyright Law & More

Hackers 'disable Hong Kong civil referendum website'

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Poll set up to gauge how people would vote if election for territory's chief executive were democraticHackers have disabled an independent Hong Kong "civil referendum" aimed at gauging how people might have voted if allowed in a scandal-ridden, undemocratic leadership election on Sunday, the director of the initiative has told...
Hackers 'disable Hong Kong civil referendum website'

Internet Porn Now Verboten in Egypt

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My God, will they have to ban Tumblr? The Internet is for porn–unless you live in Egypt. Reuters reports that the nation’s public prosecutor has announced that, in response to a 2009 court ruling, the nation is now required to block pornographic websites. Somewhere, Rick Santorum just perked up his...
Internet Porn Now Verboten in Egypt

Report: Apple loses iPhone trademark in Brazil

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According to reports, Brazil's copyright office will prevent Apple from marketing the iPhone trademark in the Latin America country. The Brazilian courts have awarded the trademark to Gradiente Eletronica SA, a local electronics maker who registered the name in 1998, nine years prior to Apple's launch. Owing to some technical...
Report: Apple loses iPhone trademark in Brazil

More Technical Difficulties at Netflix

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This holiday season has been a rough one for Netflix. Following a lengthy outage of its Internet video streaming service on Christmas Eve, the company has been hit anew with technical difficulties. Netflix said Monday that its DVD Web site has been suffering outages, and users have been reporting sporadic...
More Technical Difficulties at Netflix

Microsoft Facing Quarterly Loss On Failed Ad Business

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Microsoft is writing down $6.2 billion on its 2007 purchase of aQuantive, an online ad serving system. According to the Guardian this places the software giant at risk of an accounting-based quarterly loss (when its sales and profitability had aimed it at a profit...
Microsoft Facing Quarterly Loss On Failed Ad Business
The Verge Mobile Show 027 - November 27th, 2012

Can Sites Rely On Facebook For User Login?

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Facebook users in Europe were unable to access the site this morning. While the problem, which Facebook called "technical difficulties," was resolved quickly, it did lead to questions about what companies who rely on Facebook for user login to their own sites would do if there was a prolonged outage....
Can Sites Rely On Facebook For User Login?

AngelHack New York City winners look to duke it out at silicon valley finals

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AngelHack, self-proclaimed to be the largest hackathon in the world with 2,500 participants across 11 cities, completed its New York leg of its cross-continental journey this past weekend at Alley NYC. The New York competition was held synchronously with AngelHack Boston and AngelHack Washington, D.C., with attendees given 30 hours...
AngelHack New York City winners look to duke it out at silicon valley finals

Virgin Group Unveils Tech Support Service, Which Is Funny Because Virgin Atlantic’s Website Still Doesn’t Work

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A Space Age airline with a Dark Ages reservation system. We reported on Virgin America's technical difficulties back in November, after a switch to a new reservation system left some users out on the tarmac. Customers encountered weird glitches when they tried to view their accounts or book a flight,...
Virgin Group Unveils Tech Support Service, Which Is Funny Because Virgin Atlantic’s Website Still Doesn’t Work

Jailbreak Your iPhone 5 (And Other iOS 6 Devices) - Finally!

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Nearly five months after Apple shipped iOS 6, an untethered jailbreak for the operating system is now available. Unlike its predecessor, the Evasi0n iOS 6 jailbreak tool works on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux at launch.  The release of Evasi0n has been highly anticipated for owners of the iPhone...
Jailbreak Your iPhone 5 (And Other iOS 6 Devices) - Finally!
Gmail wobbles again, the fourth time since last week

Combating The Culture Of Fear And Doubt By Reclaiming Fair Use! (Techdirt's May Book Club Choice)

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We're running a bit late with book club related stuff due to my ridiculous travel schedule, but we're going to get back on track. First up, rather than just having Jason Mazzone, the author of April's book club book Copyfraud, do a blog post, we're going to host a live...
Combating The Culture Of Fear And Doubt By Reclaiming Fair Use! (Techdirt's May Book Club Choice)

Apple Has To Apologize For Its Half-Hearted Attempt At An Apology To Samsung (AAPL)

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Here is another amusing twist in the ongoing legal saga between Apple and Samsung. In the UK, Apple was forced by a judge to post an apology to Samsung because it has been very vocal about saying Samsung ripped off its designs. It was supposed to make it so people...
Apple Has To Apologize For Its Half-Hearted Attempt At An Apology To Samsung (AAPL)
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