FBI Takes down Megaupload, Anonymous strikes back

One of the world’s largest file-sharing sites, megaupload was shut down Thursday, and its founder and several company executives were charged with violating piracy laws, federal prosecutors said.

An indictment accuses Megaupload.com of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content. The indictment was unsealed one day after websites including Wikipedia and Craigslist shut down in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart online piracy. Megaupload however assures you that over 90% of what they hosted where legitimate, legal files. And Megaupload was actually one of the file sharing sites that actively fought piracy on their site.

How is it that this happens the day after the biggest protest against SOPA and PIPA? (google now counts 7million signatures against sopa)

Hacktivists with the collective Anonymous are waging an attack on the website for the White House after successfully breaking the sites for the FBI, Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America.

In response to today’s federal raid on the file sharing service Megaupload, hackers with the online collective Anonymous have broken the websites for the FBI, Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA, Motion Picture Association of America and Warner Music Group.

“It was in retaliation for Megaupload, as was the concurrent attack on Justice.org,” Anonymous operative Barrett Brown tells RT on Thursday afternoon.

Only hours before the DoJ and Universal sites went down, news broke that Megaupload, a massive file sharing site with a reported 50 million daily users, was taken down by federal agents. Four people linked to Megaupload were arrested in New Zealand and an international crackdown led agents to serving at least 20 search warrants across the globe.

The latest of sites to fall is FBI.gov, which finally broke at around 7:40 pm EST Thursday evening.

Protest SOPA!

Today you might have noticed some sites went dark to protest SOPa and PIPA. Site include, reddit, wikipedia and 4chan! click here for more info. Also here s a funny and very ironic picture!

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2951 Google Image searches visualised

Search by Image, Recursively, Transparent PNG, #1 from kingcosmonaut3000 on Vimeo.

Sebastian Schmieg of the Netherlands made the above video by feeding Google’s Image Search a transparent PNG, asking it to find the closest match, taking the top result and feeding that back into the loop 2,951 times. The result is an unpredictable, ever evolving metamorphosis that features a lot of stars and galaxies in its infancy, but eventually blossoms into a cacophonous sea of images with occasional seas of similarity. The images are then turned into a 12fps video with an algorithm. Also it looks really cool.

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A closer look inside the Asus Transformer Prime

Hi guys, remember the Asus Eee Transformer Prime teardown? We promised you a closer look inside the chips and here you have it. Just check out the link in the bottom and you¨ll be taken to chipworks who have conducted some closer research on the silicon within this wondertablet.

Check it out HERE.

You want an awesome laser display, here you go!

There are many cool things to be uncovered at the CES, but it can sometimes be hard to find the awesome stuff in this jungle of technology. Anyway here is something that Engadget found, its basically a HUD which works by beaming lasers at glass containing a film of nanoparticles. The test version was a blue projector but they are also being developed in red, white and even dual blue and red. Whats so smart about it is it requires very little distance between the projector and the projection surface. The demo version you see in the video was only 3 feet from the image, which was still very clear. They say it can be used as a HUD in cars, and it accepts input from VGA, USB and memory cards!
Sun Innovations, Transplay display, you can find product page here

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