Monday, August 31, 2015

Kim Dotcom: The Man Behind Megaupload

Published on Jan 5, 2014

In October 2013, VICE News was invited to visit the infamous tech mogul and creator of Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, at his palatial property in New Zealand. Even though Kim is under house arrest—since he's at the center of history's largest copyright case—he's still able to visit a recording studio in Auckland. So check out this brand new documentary we made at Kim's mega-mansion and in the studio where our host, Tim Pool, got to lay down some backup vocals for Kim's upcoming EDM album while talking about online surveillance, file-sharing, and Kim's controversial case.

What is deep linking?

Published on Aug 25, 2015
Android Engineer, Eric Brynsvold, gives an in-depth explanation of deep linking and why it will be valuable to both Android and iOS developers in the future.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Real Life First Person Shooter (Chatroulette version)firs

Published on Aug 20, 2015
We created a live action first-person zombie shooter in our garden - then invited unsuspecting people on chatroulette, omegle and skype to take control...

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Top 10 Internet Fads

Monday, August 24, 2015

Why Do We Take Selfies? - 8-Bit Philosophy

"10 Creepiest Websites

Published on Aug 6, 2015
10 Creepiest Websites

From the furthest corners of the internet, we bring you a frightening guide to the websites you really shouldn't click on. From suicide guides to cannibal cafes, AllTime 10s brings you the internet's 10 creepiest websites. 10 Disturbing Facts About The Deep Web -

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Tested Outside

Published on Aug 15, 2015
+ Marc Raibert - Founder, Boston Dynamics

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Top 10 Internet Memes

Published on Jan 24, 2015
Going viral and spreading on the Internet has never been so easy. Join as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Internet Memes. Check us out at, and Also, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at :)

Friday, August 21, 2015

"Watch Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 event in under 2 minutes

Samsung held its big smartphone event in Alice Tully hall in Manhattan on Thursday. The tech giant launched the Galaxy Note 5, theGalaxy S6 Edge+Samsung Pay and even teased the new Gear S2 smartwatch. Watch these and other highlights in under two minutes in our video above.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Experiencing Psychosis with Digital LSD

Published on Nov 5, 2013
In 2005, artist Jennifer Kanary's sister-in-law committed suicide while suffering from a psychotic episode. This event led Jennifer to develop Labyrinth Psychotica, an experience designed to give people more insight into how it feels to suffer through psychosis.

Users are strapped into virtual reality gear and transported into the mind of a psychotic girl named Jamie. The whole experience lasts twelve minutes, during which 'normal' reality gets increasingly intertwined with Jamie's psychotic reality, making it more and more difficult to distinguish between what's real and what's not. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

10 Secrets About Google

The Colors of Feelings

The Colors of Feelings from Thomas Blanchard on Vimeo.

"The Colors of Feelings" is an experimental dreamlike video rocking us smoothly through circular moves. It is also an analogy of feelings such as anger, love, sadness and joy ; they mix and eventually ease.
The visual compositions have been created out of paint, oil, milk, honey and cinnamon.
Music: Max Richter - Lost in space
Canon 24-105L + Macro lenses

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

80s Computer Hacking: A Supercut

Published on Jul 23, 2014
We at Found Item Clothing love technology but sometimes it's good to consider how far we've come. We proudly present the silliest, best and iconic hacking scenes from the big screen.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Internet Scamming in Ghana

Fraudsters in Ghana show us how they use internet scams to steal thousands of dollars from unsuspecting victims all over the globe.
While Nigeria's 401 scammers may have written the book on West African internet fraud, their shtick looks like Compuserve compared to what's going on in Ghana. Unsatisfied with the meager winnings from emailing thousands of random Westerners in hopes of convincing one poor sap they're the treasurer of the Ivory Coast, Ghana's scammers decided to stack the odds in their favor the old-fashioned way—witchcraft.

Taking a page from cyberpunk, traditional West African Juju priests adapted their services to the needs of the information age and started leading down-on-their-luck internet scammers through strange and costly rituals designed to increase their powers of persuasion and make their emails irresistible to greedy Americans. And so "Sakawa" was born.

Now not only is Sakawa Ghana's most popular youth activity and one of its biggest underground economies, it's a full-blown national phenomenon. Sakawa has its own tunes, clothing brands, Sakawasploitation flicks, and even a metastatic backlash from Christian preachers and the press. When we were in Accra over the summer it was impossible to walk more than 10 feet without seeing the word Sakawa in blood-red Misfits letters on a poster or tabloid, often accompanied by bone-chilling horrors of the photoshopped variety.

The government is freaked out because Sakawa is threatening Ghana's business reputation, the Christians are freaked out because they're losing money to the Juju priests, the press is freaked out because being freaked out is what sells papers, and the public is freaked out because their government, preacher, and media are all telling them they should be. All the while the Sakawa boys are living the high life and racking up debts to the spirit world, just waiting for the axe to fall.

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

25 Biggest Lies Told On The Internet

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We're being sprayed with chemicals
The little boy's bike
The reverse PIN
The spaceman in the cathedral
Sudden strike of conscience
A really big tumor
Anna Mae
The relationship of Marilyn Monroe and John F Kennedy
There are more people alive now than have ever lived
Nigerian princes
Coca Cola invented Santa Claus
The wedding ring goes on the left ring finger because its the only vein that connects to the heart
Mayan calendar predicts end of world
Toilets in Australia flush backwards
The girl who thought her uncle was a serial killer
Save Toby
Google Street car kills a donkey
Dead celebrities
Banker tips 1 percent
Internet Explorer users have lower IQs
Bonsai Kitten
Manti Te'o and his dead girlfriend
Bald for Bieber
Gigantic camel spiders in Iraq

5 Internet Celebrities After They Got Famous

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Shocking Crimes That The Internet Solved

Published on Apr 7, 2015
Criminals who were caught with the help of the online community.
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The Internet is truly one of the most amazing innovations of our society today. From social media, and engaging in the world of information and learning. There isn’t anything that you can do on the Internet that remains a secret these days. With the government tracking online activity, and fellow community members able to conduct research on others, it can be hard to do something online and expect to get away with it, especially these days. This includes crime. The people who are breaking the law and are of immoral character seem to suffer under the sin of vanity, meaning that they can’t stay quiet about their crimes. Once their bragging is posted online, millions of people are able to track the perpetrator and report it to police. Sometimes, the best detectives are regular people who hang out behind the computer screen.
Celia Blay solved a case after she was browsing the Internet and found a suicide newsgroup. There, she discovered that there were plans for a mass suicide pact. Blay tried to report the pact to police, but they showed little interest in the case, so she did her own investigation and digging. She befriended and started looking into a suspicious user by the name of “Li Dao”, who claimed to be a young woman with suicidal tendencies. However, Blay discovered that Li Dao was actually a middle aged man by the name of William Melchert-Dinkel, who was convicted of assisting suicides after showing numerous people how to hang themselves via webcam. William’s desires of playing God with the lives of people were over thanks to Celia Blay.
Of course, if there is any group that has made solving crimes via Internet a true art form, it is the hacktivist group, “Anonymous”. After declaring war on pedophiles and online predators in 2011, Anonymous have brought down over 41 pedophile websites and reported over 1,500 names of predators to the FBI for further investigation. Anonymous is still going strong to this day, making the Internet a safer place thanks to their vigilante techniques.
Social media has also had a big hand in solving crimes. After a hate crime against a gay couple occurred, media outlets released the surveillance footage, hoping that the public could help police identify the people in the video. Luckily, Twitter users rose to the occasion and began retweeting the video and sharing it all over the Internet. Eventually, someone was able to identify the people in the video after they checked into the location on Facebook, and they were arrested and brought to justice.
Then we have crooks that accidentally report themselves. For example, Randy Schaefer discovered that his truck was broken into, and $5,000 cash and his iPad were stolen. Randy was going to try to move on from the incident, until he noticed that the robbers were recording videos and taking pictures with the iPad, unaware that it was being uploaded to Randy’s iCloud account. The police eventually caught up with the crooks and they were arrested.
For more crimes that the Internet solved, check out the rest of this video, and be ready to face palm yourself, as some of the perpetrators in this video surely did some terrible and stupid things that pretty much gave themselves away.

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