19 February 2018

TNW’s Big Spam: 88.9% of you love GIFs that make your eyes bleed

Happy Monday. Per your request, we brought back the seizure-inducing GIF to our newsletter… freaks. Top trending tech news: 🏠 AirBnB is investing in new tech to crack down on sex-trafficking (Thomson Reuters Foundation)⚖️ A federal […]
19 February 2018

Browser extensions to restore “View Image” and “Search By Image” to Google Image search results

VLC 3.0 is out and the world’s greatest video-playback app includes many long-awaited features, including stable Chromecast support, native support for browsing LAN drives to find your videos, and adaptive […]
19 February 2018

Fart rampage forces flight to make emergency landing

A fight over a flatulent passenger ended in a Dubai-Amsterdam flight making an emergency landing in Vienna, reports Metro, citing this Dutch news story. Several passengers were kicked off, some […]
19 February 2018

Wikipedia discontinues its “zero-rating,” will focus on research-driven outreach

When Facebook was desperately trying to game the Indian regulatory process to get approval for its “zero-rating” system (where it would bribe Indian ISPs to give it the power to […]
19 February 2018

Coinbase and Visa deny fault in cryptocurrency overcharging disaster with sly PR tricks

Following a deluge of complaints, Coinbase confirmed it suffered a glitch which resulted in charging numerous users multiple times for the same cryptocurrency purchase – some for up to 50 times […]
19 February 2018

XKCD’s security meltdowns for the coming year

Over at XKCD, Randall Munroe’s predicted the Critical Vulnerabilities and Exposures for 2018, with some pretty solid predictions (especially under the tooltip, which finally reveals a secret that many of […]
19 February 2018

Here’s a beautiful map of 1 billion Shazams

While at university, I joined Shazam as a part-time web developer. I stayed at Shazam for 5 enjoyable years. This post is about one hackday project I worked on. The project involves […]
19 February 2018

Here’s music and audio for your videos that won’t get you sued… for $30

No matter what type of project you’re making, StockUnlimited has safe, legal music and audio effects for any production…and right now, you can get three years of access to their […]
19 February 2018

Confessions of a digital hoarder: How to deal with your cluttered computer

Never in my life did I expect to have this problem. I believe in, and practice, minimalism. Almost all of my belongings can fit into a few bags. But somewhere […]
19 February 2018

Create modular cat houses with these carboard building blocks

A Cat Thing combined feline love for cardboard boxes with an architect’s eye for modular prefab housing to create a series of max-and-match cat houses. Via their site: There are […]