Yahoo has been doing some housecleaning and stumbled across some dusty and musty domain names it had registered for forgotten reasons long ago. Wisely, Yahoo has decided it doesn't need to keep jockeys.com in its back pocket for a rainy day.
In today's edition of "Your Morals, Tested," we ask what would you do if you found an ungodly amount of money attached to a casual online purchase?
Please imagine your name is Noah Muroff and you live in Connecticut.
You buy a desk on Craigslist for $200. When you bring it home, it almost fits through your door, but not quite.
So you begin to dismantle it a little, just to squeeze it in.
Behind one of the drawers, you find a plastic bag. You hope it's not cocaine, because that might take a touch of … Read more
Never has the phrase on Google's home page "I'm feeling lucky" seemed more appropriate.
On Veterans Day, everyone should feel lucky that there are people prepared to risk their lives, while many of those whom they're defending (and most of those who send them into battle) do not share the same level of courage.
For November 11, Google is presenting a simple, conservative, and patriotic doodle.
The Google logo is enlarged, and a Veterans Day parade is depicted.
When you click on the logo, it brings you to search results for Veterans Day. … Read more
Politics has become tiresome.
Alright, it was always tiresome, but when 24-hour cable news came along, we got to hear of every little detail and reached for extra doses of our calming medicine.
It seems, though, that one of the consequences of constant political upheaval has been to drive more people to shop online this holiday season.
A survey has been placed before my exclusive eyes. It was performed by Harris Interactive, on behalf of cloud testing company SOASTA (pronounced like "toaster", sadly, rather than like "Zoroaster").
In it, a fulsome 44 percent of people insisted … Read more
Fiddlesticks! Fracking! Fudge! Nope, not THAT F-word. We're talking about the saucy verb that was supposedly first used in "Flen flyys," a circa-1475 poem that mocked friars for their alleged extracurricular activities with other men's wives. (Seriously, look it up on Wikipedia to spice up your small talk at parties and wedding receptions.)
The site FBomb.co maps in real time whenever the F-word is dropped on Twitter. America and Britain are leaders in cursing online, according to the interactive map, with New Yorkers tagged as the biggest offenders.
Thanks to its creator Martin Gingras, a junior at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, the map not only tracks the F-bombs as they happen, but also features pins that can be clicked to see a tweet and who tweeted it. On Twitter, @FBomb_co retweets random tweets that make up the map. … Read more
Microsoft's Internet Explorer has a longtime image problem. Over the years, the browser has been criticized for being slow, bulky, and behind the times.
Firefox and Chrome rose up as stars and sent IE into the shadows. But Microsoft doesn't give up easily, and the new IE 11 for Windows 7 is trying to leave the past behind and woo new users.
Microsoft says the latest IE incarnation is faster than the competition and a more secure choice due to its malware-blocking capabilities. The Windows 8 version also sports touch support. There have still been some capability complaints … Read more
Editors' note: This is the first CNET article by Crave's newest writer, geek celeb Bonnie Burton. A best-selling author of "The Star Wars Craft Book" and host of the Web show "Geek DIY," Bonnie will be covering all manner of geek and sci-fi happenings. Got a story idea for Bonnie? Beam it her way!
What would it take to make Internet Explorer hip again? Could an anime heroine do it?
As it gears up for the launch of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 on Thursday, Microsoft posted a new ad featuring Inori Aizawa, a feisty anime girl who battles robots with her trusty SmartScreen shield while wearing a Sailor Moon-esque outfit complete with the Windows logo on her skirt.
Do you feel inadequate?
Do you look around and wonder if you could have been a contender? A contender for most interesting man or woman in the world?
Do you believe that, if a court case had gone your way, or if you hadn't been a touch tipsy when you met the heir or heiress to a substantial fortune, you would be living the life of your dreams -- and, importantly, posting pictures of it every day?
Some who feel this way are, apparently, resorting to living vicariously through society's latest mirror: Instagram.… Read more
So, this thing is happening right now. A team from Occidental, Calif., is trying to raise $500 on Indiegogo to build a professional-quality Kickstarter campaign to fund their idea.
What's their idea? We don't know. They haven't specified. Probability is high it's an elaborate joke, especially since it's filed under "Comic" (the closest the site gets to "Comedy") and includes phrases such as "Follow the rules, exchange widgets for wallops, set up social-media sites to self monitor, and determine to make yourself better than others -- borrow if necessary." … Read more
They thought they were chatting online with a 10-year-old girl in the Philippines. In truth, they were talking to an incredibly realistic-looking computer-generated child. Now that fake girl could help authorities identify very real child predators.
"Sweetie" is the creation of Dutch children's rights organization Terre des Hommes.
Over the course of a 2.5-month sting operation, the group says, Sweetie helped Terre des Hommes identify more than 1,000 adults from 71 countries willing to pay children in developing countries to perform sex acts before a Webcam. On Monday, it announced that it would hand over video footage of the interactions to international police organization Interpol. … Read more