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Man beats child porn rap by proving unintentional downloading

Every day, the popular uTorrent client is used by the masses to legally or illegally download all manner of torrent files. With that comes the risk of computer infections or a lawsuit from a copyright holder. A suburban Illinois man got way more than what he bargained for after the history buff downloaded files on World War II ordnance. What 40-year-old Wojciech Florczykowski of Schaumburg got in 2011 was an extreme visit from the FBI and u...
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7 blatant Jesus analogs in video games

It’s time for Easter, and Easter means Jesus. I mean, not for we Jews, but for, like, a lot of other people. Even if you don’t position this coming weekend as a celebration for the time a messiah came to earth, died, and came back, you can still look at the story as an interesting example of Western theology. Japanese game developers certainly do. There aren’t many video games where you play as Jesus. There are, however, a ton of video game...
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7 blatant Jesus analogs in video games

It’s time for Easter, and Easter means Jesus. I mean, not for we Jews, but for, like, a lot of other people. Even if you don’t position this coming weekend as a celebration for the time a messiah came to earth, died, and came back, you can still look at the story as an interesting example of Western theology. Japanese game developers certainly do. There aren’t many video games where you play as Jesus. There are, however, a ton of video game...
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AppleCare+ protection for Apple Watch could reach $999 - report

By AppleInsider Staff Friday, April 03, 2015, 09:30 am PT (12:30 pm ET) Apple has yet to reveal how much it will charge to add AppleCare+ protection to its new wearable, but new screenshots that purport to show internal pricing suggest that plans will start at $59 for Apple Watch Sport and hit as much as $999 for Apple Watch Edition. The stainless steel Apple Watch is said to slot in the middle, adding $79 to customers' tabs. AppleCare+ wil...
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Apple Watch claims 2015 Red Dot 'Best of the Best' award for product design

By Roger Fingas Friday, April 03, 2015, 09:14 am PT (12:14 pm ET) Apple Watch this week picked up one of Red Dot's 2015 Best of the Best awards for product design, entering into a newly-created "Watches" category even though the device is only shipping to the public on April 24. The only other watch to claim a Best of the Best title was the MB&F HM6 Space Pirate, a strictly time-telling piece that displays its inner workings in five sep...
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The iPad turns five: A look back at all nine of Apple’s tablets

The first iPad came out five years ago today. Lately, most of what you hear about the tablet is that sales are in a slump, and it’s true: year-over-year sales have been down for four straight quarters , and,  in a couple of weeks , we’ll find out whether it will be five straight. But even a slumping iPad is still a formidable sales juggernaut—Apple sold a total of 63.4 million iPads in those four quarters, generating $27.8 billion in revenu...
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Dyson AM09 Hot+Cool fan heater is the prettiest way to cool your room

A year ago Dyson upgraded its “air multiplier” line with the AM06, AM07, and AM08 fans . The release made the bladeless fans 75% quieter without losing any power. It didn’t make Dyson’s fans any more affordable, and they were already sufficiently powerful, so the quieter operation made them a whole lot nicer to live with. Noticeably missing from the update was a Hot+Cool, Dyson’s fan with a built-in heater. That product, the AM09, recently ...
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Dyson AM09 Hot+Cool fan heater is the prettiest way to cool your room

A year ago Dyson upgraded its “air multiplier” line with the AM06, AM07, and AM08 fans . The release made the bladeless fans 75% quieter without losing any power. It didn’t make Dyson’s fans any more affordable, and they were already sufficiently powerful, so the quieter operation made them a whole lot nicer to live with. Noticeably missing from the update was a Hot+Cool, Dyson’s fan with a built-in heater. That product, the AM09, recently ...
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When must search engines concede the “right to be forgotten”?

FBI surveillance photograph. One of the most important new concepts to emerge in the world of privacy in recent years is the European Union's "right to be forgotten." Although the idea was first proposed during the revision of the EU's data protection rules in 2012, it was a judgment handed down in May 2014 by Europe's highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), that gave it legal force. According to  that ruling  (PDF...
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Good Friday Tech Deal - Advance Auto Parts

    My friends over at Advance Auto Parts want to keep your ride in top shape so the best way to do that is to save you money so you can put more gas in your gas tank and ride around and have fun! Below are the hot deals for the month of April. Just click on the money savings icon and you will be on your way to keeping your ride fresh with maybe a new battery, or some new windshield wipers. Or you could just write down the codes t...
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