Mashable
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Guys, I'm scared. Imagine being a teen, being home alone, minding your own business, fooling around on Musical.ly , watching back the video you just made and noticing something...odd. SEE ALSO: Snake emerging from woman's car mid-drive is the stuff of nightmares In this video posted on Youtube by user MrBunnyfingers , it looks as though this girl is not as alone as she thought: Did you catch it? Watch again closely. What do you see in the background in the first second of the video, in the right corner of the screen, above the girl's left shoulder? MrBunnyfingers/youtube ' data-credit-provider="custom type" data-caption="OMG" title="OMG" src="http://i.amz.mshcdn.com/jcjgaqCsQNXVFdagxM3RnLNcj1M=/fit-in/575x4096/https%3A%2F%2Fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fuploads%2Fcard%2Fimage%2F350841%2F737e5ce0-e17f-4a8a-92f6-026ddc8fed4a.png" alt="OMG" data-fragment="m!4903" data-image="http://i.
Mashable
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Nintendo gave the world a glimpse of its upcoming game Super Mario Odyssey last week, which showed Mario running and leaping around a brand new setting for the Mario series: a real-looking city. The internet thought it looked a bit like Grand Theft Auto with the mustachioed goomba-stomper as the main character, which is a pretty funny idea, juxtaposing the bright and fun world of Mario with the violent and profane one of GTA . Well that idea has become a reality with a mod the injects Mario into the gritty world of Grand Theft Auto 4 , police shootouts and all. It just goes to show that Mario's antics in the real world probably wouldn't be as well-received as they are in the Mushroom Kingdom. Read more... More about Super Mario Odyssey , Gaming , Mario , Grand Theft Auto , and Nintendo
PerezHilton
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#RIPVine We've known for a few months now that Vine would be shutting down and turning into Vine Camera , but the time has FINALLY come! After January 17, the site will turn into an archive of Vines for users to browse, but if you have an account, make sure you download your videos before tomorrow! Though the site was around only about four short years, there were TONS of AH-Mazing vines that will go down in Internet history -- we're looking at you, " Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal"! So say goodbye in approximately 120 seconds... CLICK HERE to view "20 Classic Vines You Have To See!" CLICK HERE to view " 20 Classic Vines You Have To See!" CLICK HERE to view " 20 Classic Vines You Have To See!" CLICK HERE to view " 20 Classic Vines You Have To See!" CLICK HERE to view " 20 Classic Vines You Have To See!" [ Image via Vine . ]
Derby Telegraph
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Anybody who illegally streams films or television shows could receive warning letters from their internet providers in the coming days as part of a pirating crackdown by the government.The UK's main internet service providers, including Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Sky and BT, plan to send out letters when they detect a broadband connection has been used to pirate TV shows.The first batch of letters were due to be sent out on Tuesday, January 17. Users who access Torrent websites and software to...
The Event Chronicle
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The second anomaly is the website was registered anonymously, and there is no background to this website, to determine it’s validity. Although rumors were running rampant on 4chan that this site is financed by George Soros, there is no proof to back this claim that came to light. So it’s unclear if the website is legitimate, or a fraud that someone created for attention, or to just troll the internet. “We are strategists mobilizing millennials across the globe with seeded audiences and desirable messages,” the DemandProtest.com website claims. “With absolute discretion a top priority, our operatives create convincing scenes that become the building blocks of massive movements. When you need the appearance of outrage, we are able to deliver it at scale while keeping your reputation intact.” There is a fake news article from abcnews.com, which stated that a protester was paid $3,500 for protesting Donald Trump.
Mashable
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You know that thing where you're reading something interesting but then you see a super interesting link and you're like, yeah, I'm gonna click the shit out of this, and then you do, and your computer fritzes, blinks at you, and then you get a 404 error? Internet Archive has built a tool to make that stop happening. SEE ALSO: Attention internet: WikiLeaks is now anti-leaks Internet Archive has long chronicled deceased web pages with the Wayback Machine, allowing users to access stuff that is no longer readily available. But, of course, users would have to know about the Wayback Machine and how to use it. Read more... More about Internet Archive , Wayback Machine , Chrome Extensions , Link Rot , and Tech
Nottingham Evening Post
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An Asda cashier accused of trying to join an ISIS-linked group in the Philippines searched online for casual encounters, jurors heard.Ryan Counsell, 28, made multiple internet searches for prostitutes and escort agencies between 28 June and 3 July last year.He also searched I want to be a gypsy and caravan park Nottingham, which he said reflected his interest in alternative ways of living.Woolwich Crown Court was taken through parts of Counsell's...
Mashable
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Vine, one of the internet's most creative social platforms, shuts down today , leaving behind a legacy of comedy, magic, music, vulgarity and the inherent frailty of our social media obsessions. Similar to its parent company, Twitter , Vine couldn't grow beyond its roots. There were millions of users but only a fraction of them created the content that drove Vine into public consciousness. SEE ALSO: How to download your Vines before they're gone forever I was one of them, though I could never post at the pace of my peers on the platform, and I wasn't equipped to ride the wave of celebrity and wealth that, for a brief time, came with Vine success. Read more... More about Twitter , Apps And Software , Vine , Tech , and Apps Software
Funny Vines
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Newsy
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There's a tech gap between rural and urban areas, and the problems it creates are bigger than just streaming Netflix. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/66316/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideos Follow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos
Adweek
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We discussed Werners history of filmmaking and I briefed him on the myriad of advances made possible by the invention of the Internet. A magnificent and intriguing beginning to a journey I still didnt fully understand. Fast-forward to when Dave Arnold, ECD of Pereira O'Dell New York and trusted creative friend, embarked on a journey with me to create something for Netscout that transcended traditional B-to-B marketing. We needed something that would travel beyond our media spend and connect with an ever more advertising-averse audience. After a few proposed concepts Dave and his team came back with a long shot of an idea, What do you think about doing commercial shorts with Werner Herzog? I started to hear Werner's rich Teutonic voice narrate the importance of the connected world in my head. Why not? There's certainly no harm in trying, I said, harboring some doubt.
The Huffington Post
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The world is ageing, but High birth rates in Africa and low ones elsewhere will more or less balance out According to a Mckinsey report, at the margin, capital investment has a higher return in Africa. Three distinct sources of data indicate that returns on investments are higher in Africa than in other regions. One report indicated that companies' average return on capital was around two-thirds higher than that of comparable companies in China, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Another source showed that US companies were getting a higher return on their African investments than on those in other regions. Africa is not left out in the technological space. Africa's mobile phone penetration is now 67% and 26.5 % of the population of Africa is on the Internet. Africa has 50.3 million Facebook users and its contribution to innovation include the South African, Elon Musk of Tesla and Paypal fame.
Deadline
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Sputnik International
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Mix two things the Internet loves most of all, and you will get a perfect masterpiece.
PCWorld
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Terrorist groups are embracing a huge number of digital tools to recruit members and plan attacks, putting them a step ahead of governments trying to combat them, a group of counterterrorism experts said. Twitter removed about 250,000 accounts connected with ISIS in one year, but the terrorist group uses 90 other social media platforms, Rob Wainwright, the director of Europol said Tuesday. Terrorist groups have begun to live stream their attacks, and they are using the internet to launch "innovative crowdfunding" campaigns, he said at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. "The technology is advanced," Wainwright added. "They know what to do, and they know how to use it." To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
CNET News
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Beijing Bulletin
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For a better, secure browsing experience, weve made the tough decision to no longer support early versions of Internet Explorer (8 and below) and Firefox (22 and below). Unfo
Variety
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When YouTube decided to get serious about developing high-end content for its YouTube Red subscription product, the Internet behemoth turned to a seasoned TV pro. Susanne Daniels, who joined YouTube as global head of content in July 2015, helped birth such notable series as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Dawson’s Creek” during her tenure in... Read more »
Cnet
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Daily Express - Technology
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The Huffington Post
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Every year I provide Beet.TV audiences with the most relevant takeaways and insights I've found at CES for the advertising and media industry. CES 2017 proved to be a year that foreshadows incredible impact on the advertising industry. With the 'Internet of EVERYthing' and autonomous devices, shopping behaviors and the consumer touch points brands have today will be radically affected. If your washing machine automatically reorders your detergent, why would you ever switch brands? It would require more work. Advertising was founded on the core tenet that exposure to it can impact purchasing decisions and even spawn impulse buying. How can a consumer make an impulse purchase if they no longer shop?! And this is only one more mountain for retail to climb. I go on to discuss other tipping points like the death of the UI and keyboard, as well as the continual incremental improvements in resolution of TVs, processing power, memory and the ubiquity of 5G.
New Scientist - Tech
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With a rise in isolationist politics and totalitarianism, we must back the body that has quietly defended internet freedom for 10 years, says Carl Miller
Mondoweiss
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What was there to say? Who knew what was actually going on? Unfortunately, these were not low-ranking politicians or internet commentators. Minister of Education Bennett accused all of the Arabs and claimed this was proof that “only those whom this land does not belong to would burn it.” Minister of Public Security Erdan promised to demolish the homes of the arsonists, Minister of the Interior Deri promised to revoke their citizenships, and Prime Minister Netanyahu called it a terrorist attack. The media was soon to fall in line and the terrible nicknameTerror of Arsonstuck. Do any of them intend to apologize now, when the last of those arrested was released, without a single bill of indictment? Now that the smoke has cleared, they must think that we have all forgotten and moved on to their next incitement. Yesterday, with the truth of the fires no longer relevant and no one going to dramatically burst into the news studio, Ali Makjana was released, after 45 days of arrest over setting fire to garbage in Umm al-Fahm.
The Full Signal
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It’s been available on Windows phones for a while, but now the digital assistant has made the jump to desktop. You have the choice of instructing Cortana through either written commands or simply by speaking to her - and there’s a whole host of things she can do. She’ll trawl your PC for specific content and programmes - like photos or Word documents. She’ll perform tasks like setting up calendar alerts and searching the web, and even, if you’re that way inclined, make pretty awkward small talk. Microsoft Edge When was the last time you used Internet Explorer? Exactly. That’s why Microsoft has decided to create a new browser from scratch. Formerly known as Project Spartan, Microsoft Edge is the default Windows 10 browser - but of course you can change that if you wish. One of the most noticeable differences is that Edge has been optimised for use on touchscreens, featuring a chunkier navigation bar and a finger-friendly button layout.