Megaupload Shutdown Enrages Internet Hacktivist “Anonymous”

Earlier this week, the United States Department of Justice announced the forced shutdown of Megaupload,¬†a considerably known file-sharing site. Several employees and two corporations were said to be indicted and faced with up to 50 years in prison. In retaliation to that, the hacktivist group “Anonymous” started attacking the Department of Justices’ website and several other websites of known companies supporting SOPA, or the Stop Online Piracy Act.

As of this day, this attack was the largest ever by Anonymous, crippling most of the music industry and government websites across the United States. Many members in the United States congress changed their stance on the controversial SOPA bill.

More on the story as it develops.

What will YOU do to stop SOPA and PIPA from passing? Put your actions in the comment section below and let us know!

image courtesy of Anonymous on Google+

 

Capcom Reveals New Resident Evil 6 Trailer

Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield are back to take on another zombie outbreak. Leon’s killing the president, Chris is in Tokyo and a mysterious bald guy appears out of nowhere to help in the storyline. What will the plot be? Will there be a huge hype on this? Will there be any significant change in the gameplay? More on this as it developes.

The game is set to be released on 11/20/12 for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 and will later be released for the PC.

For the mean time, enjoy the trailer!

How You can Help Block SOPA (Detailed Instructions)

In this video, Peter G McDermott shows you what steps you need to take to help block SOPA from passing into law. Please listen carefully and follow the detailed instructions.

From Wikipedia.org: “The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), also known as H.R. 3261, is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011, by House Judiciary Committee Chair Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) and a bipartisan group of 12 initial co-sponsors. The bill expands the ability of U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods.[2] Now before the House Judiciary Committee, it builds on the similar PRO-IP Act of 2008 and the corresponding Senate bill, the PROTECT IP Act.[3]”

Photo illustration by Aurich Lawson

Belkin Unveils it’s New N900 Dual Band Router

During the Consumer Electronic Show held in Las Vegas last January 8, Belkin unveiled one of it’s newest router, the N900.

The new Belkin N900 DB Router is a dual band Wi-Fi device capable of speeds of 450Mbps per band. It also retains some of its standard features from the older N750 like 802.11 b,g and n support, four ethernet ports and two USB 2.0 ports for connected storage.

The basic specs of the N900 is as follows :

- Dual-band technology with simultaneous wireless speeds of up to 450 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + 450 Mbps (5 GHz)
- Exclusive MultiBeam antenna technology for high-powered wireless signal and maximum throughput
- 600 MHz multi-thread processor to power through media-intensive multitasking
- Two high-speed USB 2.0 ports for fast access to network storage or wireless printing
- Download at gigabit speeds and stream from multiple devices at the same time
- IntelliStream QoS prioritizes video and gaming streams
- 4 gigabit ports for ultra-fast wired connections
- Guest network access for enhanced security
- Self-healing feature automatically resolves potential network problems
- Easy setup and pre-configured security

If you’re a new kid on the block and want to know what these specs mean, it’s basically a fast router. And when I say fast, I mean fast. It takes three easy steps to get you online, and with the right configuration and the right connections, you’ll get an internet connection fast enough to sustain all your online needs; be it gaming, video streaming or just plain blogging.

Priced at around $200, Belkin will start shipping the product near you sometime this April.

What’s your take on all this? Will Belkin start going up the ranks as one of the top producers of wireless routers?

 

How have Steve Jobs and Apple influenced your technology life?

There is so much talk on the web as I write this about the sudden passing of Steve Jobs. Although the world suspected he was not in great health, his death was certainly a surprise and shock to all. In order to commemorate his dedication to the advance of technology, I think it is important to reflect on his influence on our lives. What Apple technology has changed the way you do things every day?

Use the comment thread below to start a discussion.

Twitbook+ Announces Launch of Revolutionary Social Media Network

UPDATE (9/20/11): There has been a lot of speculation as to whether or not this is an April Fool’s joke. I can assure you that it is not April and I am not a fool. The website http://twitbookplus.com/ was registered in June of 2011 by a company called “MockInt” in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, according to WHOIS records. As to why there are no other news organizations reporting this story, we are not sure. However most of the information below is in fact speculation.

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Micro Patrol and Peter McDermott Featured on the Tech Webcast from Australia

G’day, mates! The fine gentlemen over at the TechWebcast were kind enough to include¬†Micro Patrol in their latest webcast. These fine gentlemen serve up some great content each week from the land down under. Make all the jokes you want about their accent, but these guys definitely know what they’re talking about. From the latest information on iPad apps, lawsuits over tech patents and upcoming product launches, Brad, Aaron and Jason are true pioneers of the tech podcasting sphere.
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