The Pirate Bay has dropped anchor again, this time in Iceland where it seeks safe harbour under the country specific .IS top level domain.
The Pirate Bay has hopped around a number of country specific domains since the start of the year, and it even suggested that it had found snug berth in North Korea.
This year we have followed its moves from Sweden, to Norway, to Spain and to Greenland. It has looked relatively comfortable in all of those locations, until local hosting firms changed their minds under pressure from copyright cartels and sent the website packing.
Last Updated on Friday, 26 April 2013 19:06
On Wednesday afternoon, the Bitcoin bubble appears to have burst. As of this writing, its current value is around $160—down from a high of $260. (It fell as low as $130 today.)
There is no obvious explanation for why the digital currency has fallen so far and so fast, although the market correcting after such a huge rise might be a good explanation. (Update 4:05pm CT: Bitcoin seems to have somewhat recovered and appears to be hovering around $200. Update 6:00pm CT: The exchange rate has fallen back to around $160.)
Some redditors have taken solace in a comment thread entitled "Hold Spartans."
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 April 2013 19:48
Google just launched an "Inactive Account Manager" to help you deal with your data after you die. The tool lets you decide what to do with you data after your account has been inactive for three, six, nine or 12 months. This is Google's death tool.
The Inactive Account Manager is designed to either grant access to your data to others or delete your data after a certain period of inactivity. The Google products included in the service are +1s; Blogger; Contacts and Circles; Drive; Gmail; Google+ Profiles, Pages and Streams; and Picasa Web Albums.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 April 2013 19:38
The latest Chrome beta just hit Google’s release channels and Chrome 27 for desktop, and mobile promises to speed up your web-browsing experience by making content appear on your screen 5 percent faster than before. Also new in this release are a new user interface for HTML5 date and time input forms, support for live audio input using the Web Audio API, some minor updates to the Chrome DevTools and a few other minor updates, such as unprefixed support for the allowfullscreen attribute for <iframe>.
Speed, of course, is something Google has always been obsessed with, and a 5 percent increase in how soon web content appears is something the Chrome team is obviously proud of. To make this possible, Google says, the scheduler is now “more aggressive about using an idle connection and demoting the priority of preloaded resources so that they don’t interfere with critical assets.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 April 2013 19:40
Internet Explorer 10 (IE10), the newest version of Microsoft's longstanding Web browser, surged to 86.6% month-over-month growth in March, according to the latest figures from Net Applications. The uptick coincides with the general availability of IE10 for Windows 7, the world's most popular operating system. Redmond's latest browser, which has generally drawn praise, was initially available only for Windows 8.
Though seemingly huge, IE10's progress is less dramatic than its growth rate might suggest. IE products own nearly 45% of the PC pie, but IE10 has to date left most of that pie untouched, amassing only 2.93% of the market. In fact, IE10's market share even trails that of Windows 8, arguably the most polarizing product in Microsoft's current catalog. Given that IE10 shipped with Windows 8 and is available to millions of additional Windows 7 owners, it's noteworthy that the browser has been unable to match even Windows 8's troubled progress.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 16:52