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Pirate Bay Lauches Its Own Browser

The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay launched an anti-censorship browser that allows users to bypass ISP filtering and gives them access to blocked websites.

Pirate Bay’s ‘PirateBrowser’ has already been downloaded over 100,000 times from the direct link and thousands of times from shared downloads.

“I didn’t think it would catch on so fast,” The Pirate Bay’s Winston explains, “I guess people want to see the websites their governments and courts are trying to hide from them.”

The web browser is based on Firefox v23 with a Tor client, as well as some proxy configuration to speed up the loading time for web pages.

It is currently available for Windows, but Pirate Bay promises to have Mac and Linux versions available soon.

Download Here – PirateBrowser is a bundle package of the Tor client (Vidalia), FireFox Portable browser (with foxyproxy addon) and some custom configs that allows you to circumvent censorship that certain countries such as Iran, North Korea, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Italy and Ireland impose onto their citizens.

iPooding Liquid Filled iPhone Case

iPooding.

iPooding Liquid Filled iPhone Case

While the iPhone (5) case market keeps filling up with tough and rigid cases, Korean design firm Sumneeds has created the softest iPhone case yet. The ‘Pudding’ case is a liquid filled case with small moving balls in it that gives it a snow globe effect. It is a peel-and-stick cover that you can apply directly on your iPhone or apply it on the case. Worried that it might pop? From the video on their website that shows a car running over the case without any damage, it is guaranteed that it won’t pop.

The website says:

A sweet & charming case for your i-Phone – just like a pudding!

A new grip with a new case, cute icons falling just like a snowball, various eye-catching graphic designs

One and only eye-catching case for your iPhone, i-Pooding

The world’s first high frequency forming mobile phone case, i-Pooding. Inserted with harmless liquid paraffin, i-Pooding gives you the softest grip for your iPhone. Also, just like a snowball, cute icons will move as you use your device. And lastly, through our collaboration with designers and artists, we will provide you with mutliple choices of designs that will fulfill your artistic standards.

※ i-Pooding may be damaged if artificial impact is caused to the product
※ Liquid substance in the product is harmless

BUY NOW $27 USD (Approx £17.66 GBP) – iPooding Liquid Filled iPhone Case avaiable in Blue, Yellow, Pink & Green for the iPhone

Google Launches The $35 Chromecast Streaming Device To Bring Chrome To The Living Room

Meet the Chromecast. As the name suggests, it’s powered by Chrome and is designed to bring Google’s browser/OS to the biggest screen in the house.

The Chromecast is designed first to be a streaming device. It’s supposed to be the easiest way to get YouTube and Google Play and Netflix and Pandora and photos on HDTVs. Think Apple TV, but rather Google TV with another name (because, well, Google TV is already a thing).

The Chromecast is the first expansion of the Chrome operating system out of traditional forms of computing. Up until now, Chrome OS was a desktop operating system, designed for use on a laptop or monitor. Google retooled it for the living room and tapped mobile operating systems to provide the content.

Chromecast

Chromecast Streaming

The Chromecast uses an AirPlay-type system to provide content to the device. From Android or iOS, users simply hit a button on YouTube to load the video on the other screen. Quick and easy.

Chromecast is essentially Google’s answer to AirPlay. But it’s available on more than just one platform. It also features group playlists, continues playing the media back while the phone is doing other things and even streams while the device is asleep. The big downside is that, as of right now, this feature requires the Chromecast device — it’s not available on countless devices like AirPlay. At least not yet.

Best yet, any device can be the controller. Start a video on one device, turn it off, and another device can still control the video started. It appears to be seamless.

Desktops connected to the same network can also act as a controller. Click the cast button, the video will play and the computer will continue to play the media as it does other tasks.

The device itself is a small HDMI stick similar to the Roku Steaming Stick. It’s powered by USB and Google TV VP Mario Queiroz bragged that it features quick and easy setup.

The Chromecast is just $35 USD and is available today in the U.S only.

Xbox One drops used games and online requirement policies

Xbox One has changed its policies for used games and online connectivity for disc-based games.

In a bid to win over Sony’s PlayStation 4 the Xbox One console will no longer require to be online once every 24 hours, instead only needing an internet connection when initially setting up the system.

The Xbox One

Discs will function as they did on Xbox 360, with no restrictions on borrowing or selling used games.

There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360,” explained president of interactive entertainment Don Mattrick.

Full retail games bought from Xbox Live can also be played offline, and like today, can’t be resold or shared.

As with Xbox 360, any disc-based games on Xbox One must have the disc in the tray for them to run.

Region locking will also be lifted, meaning games from any region can be played on any console.

Since unveiling our plans for Xbox One, my team and I have heard directly from many of you, read your comments and listened to your feedback,” said Mattrick.

We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds. Thank you again for your candid feedback. Our team remains committed to listening, taking feedback and delivering a great product for you later this year.

The used games and online requirement policies have been a big talking point since the console’s unveiling last month, with one research firm describing it as “deeply flawed”.

Microsoft previously hinted that games will be freely playable on Xbox One after the system’s demise.

Read Don Mattrick’s open letter in full http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/update

Game: Google Brings Skeeball to Your Browser

Image courtesy of Google, Inc

Image courtesy of Google, Inc

Just in time for summer, Google is rolling out a modern twist on the classic boardwalk game Skeeball.

The game, called “Roll It,” can be played directly in your Chrome browser — and if you don’t already have Chrome, this is as good as an incentive as any to download it now.

To play, Chrome must be running on your computer or smartphone (any device which can access the browser should do actually). Visit Google Roll It on your desktop and g.co/rollit on your phone. Enter the code provided to sync the two. You’ll have the option of playing against yourself or others, and then can set the ball up to roll in any direction you choose.

Then the fun part starts: Stand up, wind back your arm and align your smartphone up with the computer screen. As though the mobile device is the ball, swing it toward the direction of the browser, just like you would in real-life skeeball. This will ultimately release a virtual ball on the desktop version and you’ll rack up points based on which bucket it lands in. So long, productivity. It’s been nice knowin’ ya.

Best viewed on Google Chrome for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.

Image courtesy of Google – Story by Mashable

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