• Crunch Report | Using SpaceX Spaceships to Travel on Earth

    Elon Musk plans to use SpaceX spaceships for travel on Earth, Apple has quietly acquired Regaind and South Korea decides to ban ICOs. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • LinkedIn is now officially blocked in Russia

    LinkedIn is now officially blocked in Russia

    Amid a tense stand-off and attempt at negotiations, Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor has started to enforce a proposed block of LinkedIn in the country, after the social network failed to transfer Russian user data to servers located in the country, violating a law instituted in Russia requiring all online sites to store personal data on national servers. The order… Read More

  • Yik Yak Quietly Dropped From Google Play Charts In October

    Yik Yak Quietly Dropped From Google Play Charts In October

    If the rise of anonymous apps has proven anything, it’s that humans can be ugly creatures when the social pressures that keep our baser natures in check are removed, and we’re allowed to share our darker sentiments and thoughts – sometimes, for nothing more than the cheap thrill of knowing they’ve caused others outrage. Case in point: Yik Yak, the latest app to… Read More

  • Proposed Law Would Make It *Illegal* For Teens To Buy Red Bull & Other Energy Drinks On Long Island

    Here’s an odd one for your Wednesday morning. The Suffolk County Legislature is now considering a law that would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 19 to buy energy drinks. Plain ol’ energy drinks, mind you, like Red Bull or Monster, would be banned and not just things like Four Loko (which, since it contains alcohol, is already illegal to buy for anyone under the age of 21). Read More

  • US lawmakers permaban cell phones in-flight

    US Lawmakers are sick of people sitting on airplanes, talking about all sorts of private matters while waiting for the plane to taxi. After a round of story-telling on conversations they’ve overheard in the past, the House of Representatives has voted to upgrade the FAA’s ban on in-flight cell phone usage to “Permanent” status. On one hand, I’ve felt their pain: a… Read More

  • Keep hope alive: Manhunt 2 might see UK release after all

    Manhunt 2 may yet go on sale in the UK, saints be praised! Rockstar, the game’s publisher, had appealed a British certification board’s rejection to rate the game (which effectively banned its sale)… and won! Yes, R*’s appeal was successful, meaning that the certification board has to review the game again. If the board takes no action this time around, you’ll be… Read More

  • Singapore lifts 'Mass Effect' ban

    Reuters is reporting that the Singaporean government lifted its recent ban on the Xbox 360 game Mass Effect that we told you about this week (twice). The game will now carry an "M18" label so that only people of legal age can bear witness to a scene containing an alien female and a human female expressing their strong feelings for one another by doing grown-up things like… Read More

  • Xbox 360's 'Mass Effect' banned in Singapore

    Okay, we learned something here today. Singapore’s government isn’t down with stuff like a scene in Mass Effect "showing a human woman and an alien woman kissing and caressing each other." Good to know. Good…to…know. Apparently gamers both locally and internationally are upset by the banning and claim that the government ruling is too strict. Just last… Read More

  • Target removes Manhunt 2 from its shelves: code unlocks original violence

    The controversy surrounding Manhunt 2 refuses to subside. There’s apparently a code floating around that reverts the game’s altered, less violent death scenes back to their original, gore-tastic incarnations. Retail chain Target found out about this and has now removed the game from its shelves. Read More

  • Blackberry: Fin!

    Le gouvernement français a officiellement interdit des dispositifs de Blackberry de RIM et ne leur permettra pas de prendre l’email par des comptes fédéraux. Le Monde rapporte que les services de sécurité de la France croient que des Blackberrys pourraient être compromises par les porcs étrangers. “Ils ont essayé de nous offrir autre chose pour remplacer nos Blackberrys… Read More