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The cat board game invasion has begun:

Scottie dog has a new nemesis after Monopoly fans voted to add a cat to the game and eliminate the iron token. Toy maker Hasbro announced the changes Wednesday, hours after voting on Facebook closed, marking the first time that fans had a say on which token to eliminate and which piece to replace it.

(image via the irreplaceable @darth)

The cat board game invasion has begun:

Scottie dog has a new nemesis after Monopoly fans voted to add a cat to the game and eliminate the iron token. Toy maker Hasbro announced the changes Wednesday, hours after voting on Facebook closed, marking the first time that fans had a say on which token to eliminate and which piece to replace it.

(image via the irreplaceable @darth)

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As Sandy surged, Internet use spiked

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Discover how the Internet sees you with the Life Online Mirror

Does what you do online reflect your true personality? Using data from 6.5 million people, the online mirror reckons it knows your online personality very well indeed.

Read the rest at ZDNet. It’s wild

Discover how the Internet sees you with the Life Online Mirror

Does what you do online reflect your true personality? Using data from 6.5 million people, the online mirror reckons it knows your online personality very well indeed.

Read the rest at ZDNet. It’s wild

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The US government, including ARPA, NSF, DOE, NASA among others absolutely facilitated, underwrote and pioneered the development of the Internet.

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The very first photo ever uploaded onto the Web 

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Browser wars: Internet Explorer hangs on to more than half of browser market

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Internet raises more than $200,000 for bullied bus monitor in one day

After taking verbal abuse from middle school students, Karen Klein, 68, is now the beneficiary of a vacation fund worth $216K and growing.

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[In 1977] I thought this was still an experiment and that if it worked we would then design a production version. The experiment lasted until 2011, and now we are launching the production IPv6 on June 6.

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Google: Chrome’s No. 1 (or 2) worldwide
StatCounter, Net Applications, pah. The browser market share figures are weighted, inaccurate and vary day by day. Google, with a firm grasp of its own numbers, gives its assessment.
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Google: Chrome’s No. 1 (or 2) worldwide

StatCounter, Net Applications, pah. The browser market share figures are weighted, inaccurate and vary day by day. Google, with a firm grasp of its own numbers, gives its assessment.

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Is browser choice a thing of the past?
Devices using iOS and the future Windows RT hobble third-party browsers. Despite some good reasons for doing so, the change could undermine browser competition.
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Is browser choice a thing of the past?

Devices using iOS and the future Windows RT hobble third-party browsers. Despite some good reasons for doing so, the change could undermine browser competition.

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Is anyone actually going to .XXX domains? 

[A] mere 61 .xxx sites appeared in Alexa’s list of the top 1 million visited sites.
[T]he most visited .xxx site according to these numbers is Casting.xxx, which stands proud at number 51,549.
Should you have doubts about this site, its home page makes it clear: “The following material contained in this Web site is non-violent adult material containing sexually explicit situations. Viewing by, possession of, sale or distribution to minors is against the law.”
Indeed, it’s one of the most legalistic home pages you could ever encounter…

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Is anyone actually going to .XXX domains? 

[A] mere 61 .xxx sites appeared in Alexa’s list of the top 1 million visited sites.

[T]he most visited .xxx site according to these numbers is Casting.xxx, which stands proud at number 51,549.

Should you have doubts about this site, its home page makes it clear: “The following material contained in this Web site is non-violent adult material containing sexually explicit situations. Viewing by, possession of, sale or distribution to minors is against the law.”

Indeed, it’s one of the most legalistic home pages you could ever encounter…

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How CISPA would affect you (FAQ)

CISPA may have cleared the U.S. House of Representatives, but the fight isn’t over. It’s shifted to the U.S. Senate. Here’s CNET’s FAQ on what you need to know about this particularly controversial Internet bill.

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Iran is cutting off the entire Internet

In a statement released last week, Reza Taghipour, the Iranian minister for Information and Communications Technology, announced it plans to establish a national intranet within five months in an effort to create a “clean Internet,” according to an International Business Times report. “All Internet Service Providers (ISP) should only present National Internet by August,” Taghipour said in the statement.

Web sites such as Google, Hotmail, and Yahoo will be blocked and replaced by government-administered services such as like Iran Mail and Iran Search Engine, according to the report. The government has already begun a registration process for those interested in using the Iran Mail that will verify and record user’s full name and address.

  -Steven Musil, Iran expected to permanently cut off Internet by August

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Google's entertainment strategy is in disarray

Google Music no longer exists as a standalone service. Google TV was an embarrassment. YouTube may lose music videos next year. Sources say not everybody at YouTube and Android is pulling in the same direction.

Google can’t seem to get the hang of selling music and movies over the Internet—a goal that has similarly befuddled Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo, and others.

Google TV was dead on arrival. YouTube’s video-rental service is at best an also-ran, and that service also faces a possible exodus of major record labels to rival Facebook sometime next year. Google Music no longer exists as a standalone service. Last week, the search company folded the three-month-old music store into the newly revamped Android Market.