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tech-internet

Tamagotchis Are Coming Back, But Now They'll Cost Twice As Much

The new version of the 90s digital pet will cost $60 USD, but if you're hankering for a nostalgia trip you have cheaper options.
Matthew Gault
4 days ago
Memes

Alex Jones’s Pepe the Frog Copyright Trial Will Help Decide Who Can Use Memes

Are memes fair use? Or can you be sued for sharing and profiting off them?
Matthew Gault
5.17.19
Memes

YTMND’s Owner Says the Site’s Database Was Accidentally Deleted

The meme site's founder learned it shut down when everyone else did: "I had no idea anyone cared about it," he said.
Matthew Gault
5.16.19
tech-internet

Legendary Early Internet Meme Site YTMND Went Offline and May Be Gone for Good

A few years after the creator said he'd take the site offline, it disappeared from the internet for several days.
Matthew Gault
5.15.19
tech-internet

SpaceX and Amazon Hope to Deliver Cheap Broadband With Low-Orbit Satellites

A new study shows how more broadband options should bring lower prices, assuming the promises pan out.
Karl Bode
5.10.19
web hosting

The Far Right Has Found a Web Host Savior

A web host called Epik has begun hosting the sites that other web hosts won't, which raises questions about how successful deplatforming hateful websites can actually be.
Ben Makuch
5.8.19
Reddit

This Quantum Physicist Used Machine Learning to Map Reddit’s Sexual Fetishes

More than one thousand subreddits, plotted in an interactive tree.
Samantha Cole
4.30.19
net neutrality

This ISP Is Offering a 'Fast Lane' for Gamers...For $15 More Per Month

Priority routing services like Cox Communication's 'Elite Gamer' offer are usually a mixed bag, and in many instances provide no discernible benefit at all.
Karl Bode
4.25.19
tech-internet

'768K Day' Is As Overhyped As Y2K, ISP Says

Experts have warned that '768k day' could cause significant headaches next month, but service providers told Motherboard that the threat is overhyped.
Karl Bode
4.24.19
Game of Thrones

'Game of Thrones' Shows Why We Need to Back Up Human Civilization

The newest episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ plays on real world anxieties about data corruption and erasure.
Becky Ferreira
4.22.19
tech-internet

Report: 26 States Now Ban or Restrict Community Broadband

Many of the laws restricting local voters’ rights were directly written by a telecom sector terrified of real broadband competition.
Karl Bode
4.18.19
tech-internet

Could We Blow Up the Internet?

Is it possible to take down the internet by physically attacking its infrastructure?
Tim Maughan
4.4.19