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Russia tries to curb Crimean prosecutor’s Internet fame

Natalya-Poklonskaya

Russia tried Tuesday to stop a flood of inquiries about the telegenic young lawyer it has appointed as prosecutor for newly annexed Crimea, whose looks have won her a huge Internet following.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

It’s no game: Xbox-sensor guards Korean border

South Korean soldiers patrol along a military fence near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas in the border city of Paju on April 26, 2013. Microsoft's movement-recognition Kinect software has morphed from virtual shooter gaming to the real-life challenge of guarding the world's last Cold War border. The sensor allowing hands-free play on the Xbox is the basis for a security device now deployed along the demilitarised zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea, after being adapted by a South Korean programmer. AFP/JUNG YEON-JE

Microsoft’s movement-recognition Kinect software has morphed from virtual shooter gaming to the real-life challenge of guarding the world’s last Cold War border.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Norwegian comedy video ‘The Fox’ tops YouTube 2013 chart

This photo taken on Nov. 22, 2013, shows brothers Vegard Ylvisaker (left) and Bard Ylvisaker, members of Norwegian pop group Ylvis, arriving on the red carpet ahead of the start of the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) at Asia-World Expo in Hong Kong. A zany Norwegian music video originally intended as a joke was the most popular video of the year on YouTube, the website revealed on Wednesday, Dec. 11.  AFP

A zany Norwegian music video originally intended as a joke was the most popular video of the year on YouTube, the website revealed Wednesday.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

British PM laughs off ‘selfie’ at Mandela memorial

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London, in this still image taken from video on Wednesday Dec. 11, 2013. Cameron said he was only being polite when he posed for a “selfie” photo at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service deflecting complaints that he was being disrespectful during the occasion. Cameron joined President Barack Obama and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt in a camera phone snap at the service in South Africa on Tuesday. When asked about it in Parliament, Cameron said amid laughter from lawmakers that Mandela brought people together, so he thought it “only polite to say yes” to a request for a photo from Thorning-Schmidt, the daughter-in-law of former Labor leader Neil Kinnock.  AP

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday laughed off criticism that he had acted inappropriately by posing for a mobile phone “selfie” with US President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Obama, Cameron ‘selfie’ at Mandela memorial creates online stir

US President Barack Obama (right) and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (center) next to US First Lady Michelle Obama during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.  AFP FILE PHOTO

US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy on Tuesday, but it was his grinning “selfie” with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Madrid mayor’s Olympic speech sparks online hilarity

Madrid Mayor Ana Botella AP Photo

Spaniards still wiping away a tear after Madrid’s shock first-round rejection in the 2020 Olympics race have found relief by mocking the English-language bid presentation by the capital’s mayor, Ana Botella.

Posted: September 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Dating site for broody singles launches in Denmark

babyklar.nu

COPENHAGEN — A dating site targeting singles looking for a partner to have children was launched this week in Denmark, attracting slightly more men than women, its founder said on Tuesday. “Babyklar.nu” (baby-ready dot now) was the brain child of Emmanuel Limal, a French actor, playwright and engineer who came up with the idea after [...]

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Office bullying video sparks outcry in Singapore

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A Singapore company supervisor caught on video slapping a male intern is in trouble after the clip went viral on the web and sparked a public outcry.

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Harlem Shake meme hits Japan bathhouse and shrine

Participants in costumes dance at a Japanese public bath in Tokyo as people perform the Internet dance craze "Harlem Shake". AFP PHOTO

Japanese exhibitionists took the Harlem Shake into a bathhouse and a centuries old shrine on Sunday as they brought the YouTube phenomenon to Tokyo.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google snaps Australian couple ‘having sex on road’

sydney, australia map

An Australian couple shot to fame on social media Thursday after an image of them having sex by the side of a rural highway made it onto Google Street View, sparking speculation it was a stunt.

Posted: April 11th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Oxford students protest Harlem Shake sacking

This March 1, 2013 file photo shows Tunisian students performing a Harlem Shake, in front of the education ministry in Tunis, Tunisia. The YouTube phenomenon of the Harlem Shake has swept Tunisian youth, provoking attacks by conservative Muslims, condemnation by the education minister and hundreds of new copycat videos online. (AP Photo/Amine Landoulsi, File)

Oxford University students have lodged a protest about the “hugely unjust” sacking of a librarian who failed to stop about 30 students performing the Harlem Shake in a college library.

Posted: March 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Cardinals tweet goodbyes before conclave lockdown

From left, US Cardinals Justin Francis Rigali, Donald Wuerl, Timothy Dolan, Francis George and Roger Mahony leave the North American College to go to the Vatican's Domus Sanctae Martae, the Vatican hotel where the cardinals stay during the conclave, in Rome, Tuesday March 12, 2013. Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday to elect the next pope amid more upheaval and uncertainty than the Catholic Church has seen in decades: There's no front-runner, no indication how long voting will last and no sense that a single man has what it takes to fix the many problems. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Cardinals entering the Vatican on Tuesday ahead of a conclave to elect the next pope took to Twitter to say goodbye to their online flock before they are cut off from the outside world.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Social Media | Read More »

Air India pilot’s rap rant on YouTube lands him in hot water

In this photograph taken on May 25, 2010, an Air India Boeing 747-400 aircraft stands on the tarmac as another lands at the international airport in Mumbai. A pilot employed by Indian state-run carrier Air India faces the ire of his bosses February 2013 after appearing in a YouTube video rapping about bad pay, ageing airhostesses and canceled flights at the airline. AFP/PUNIT PARANJPE

An Air India pilot faces the wrath of his bosses after appearing in a YouTube video rapping about bad pay, ageing female flight attendants and canceled flights at the airline.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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