"If you think you spend too much time on Facebook, this might interest you: Robert R. Morris and Dan McDuff, a pair of MIT Ph.D candidates, have developed an aversion therapy system that administers unpleasant shocks whenever internet browsers try to visit Facebook. According to TechCrunch, the two had found they were spending a combined 50 hours per week on the social media website. The shock system was designed to steer them away from Facebook and toward more productive activities – like studying to complete their Ph.D programs, perhaps..."
"Street artist 'Plastic Jesus' placed his own creations in five Best Buy stores around LA. Priced at at $99.99 his product was called 'Useless Plastic Box 1.2" and appeared among the GPSes and tablets at Best Buy retail stores. He even printed up some very convincing display labels, each sporting the following message:
"Researchers are developing a technique for recording up to 360TB of data on a glass disk that should be readable in a million years. The move, which works a bit like Superman’s data crystal, will probably be used to make sure that you never lose that valuable porn collection."
"We wrapped up our Computex 2013 coverage last week, summarizing our meeting with 19 of the 33 companies we sat down with at the show. But booth babes never get old. So, here are some more fond memories to remember Taipei's most popular trade show by." ->Look Here<-
"As always, this year’s Computex was quite a busy show with tons of new products announced, but one of the most integral parts of the Computex experience is of course the hundreds of models hired by the many companies to draw attention to their booths. For those who weren’t able to attend this year’s Computex, we were able to get some help from our good friend David Chang from Yuki-no photography who was able to help us bring you a small glimpse of the Computex booth babe experience."
"UK ISPs told David Cameron's adviser that they will not ban porn by default to prevent the sexualisation of children.
Claire Perry announced that by 2014 UK ISPs would require customers wishing to access adult content to "opt out". The Tory MP also told a conference the filters should be flexible enough to be turned off - for a limited time. The default setting would then return.
Nicholas Lansman, secretary general of trade association ISPA, which represents the UK's net suppliers, said that Perry’s comments were a bit premature."
"Culture secretary, Maria Miller, is planning to meet with Google, Facebook and other major online companies to discuss how to police access to illegal content on the internet.
The move comes in the wake of the trials of Mark Bridger (jailed for the murder of five-year-old April Jones) and Stuart Hazell (jailed for murdering 12-year-old Tia Sharp), both of whom had accessed child pornography online.
"It seems that as many as one in two men in relationships would rather try out a new game than have sex with their partners. According to a not-so-scientific study conducted by VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, 49 percent would rather unwrap a video game than undress their significant other, while only 32 percent would opt for some love making. The remaining 19 percent are undecided and they say it depends on the game. The survey polled 1,442 Brits and found that 30 percent of them believe their partners would not expect them to turn down sex over a game..."
The BBC reports that Nintendo is now using the content ID match feature in YouTube to identify screencap videos of people playing their games. They then take over the advertising that appears with the video, and thus the ad revenue.
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