Head for heights? Google rolls out Street View imagery for Burj Khalifa, world’s tallest building

Google has introduced Street View imagery for the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, which stands at 828 meters (2,716.5 ft). The imagery shows parts of the building's interior and, of course, some of the stunning views across…

So just how much money does a musician make from Pandora, anyway? (Spoilers: Not that much)

As Pandora faces calls to increase the amount of royalties it pays to musicians and songwriters, one songwriter has given the debate important context by revealing just how much he made for a quarter from the service - as well as his radio…
Social Media

Teen sues school for $2 million over misuse of Facebook bikini photo

Clearly not the smartest way to teach parents and students about responsibility on the Internet, one school district is in hot water after using a student's Facebook photo without her permission.
Home Theater

Game of Thrones retains the crown for most pirated show of 2013

Continuing to be an extremely popular show within the torrenting community, HBO's Game of Thrones racked up more than five million illegal downloads per episode during the most recent season.
Social Media

Quickmeme gets blacklisted from Reddit for trying to game the system

Quickmeme has been banned from Reddit after one of its CEOs was found abusing his moderator position in /r/AnimalAdvice.
Social Media

Hubris, thy name is SnapKidz: Why Snapchat’s kid-safe version is pointless

Snapchat made a special version for children under 13 called "Snapkidz." Sorry, a new name and a limited feature set isn't going to fool the world's 12-year-olds.
Cool Tech

‘Anti-Glass’ specs developed to block face recognition technology

If you have concerns about Google Glass and its potential for face recognition services, you might need to get yourself a pair of these 'anti-Glass' specs developed by researchers in Japan.

WikiLeaks helping Edward Snowden in race to find ‘safe’ country, Ecuador likely destination

Edward Snowden is receiving assistance from the folks behind whistleblowing site WikiLeaks as he attempts to make it to a ‘safe’ country before the US intelligence agencies make it to him.

Terms & Conditions: Sorry gents, Lulu has you hanging by your data

Lulu, the social networking app where women rate the men in their lives, plays fast and hard with guys' data without ever asking them for permission. Here's how the company gets away with it.
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Are memes the pop culture art of our era?

There's a fine line between meme and art - and it's getting finer and finer. Artists are diving into Internet culture and finding inspiration from the likes of Nyan Cat, the Ikea Monkey, and Maru.
Social Media

WTF, Internet? Stop dangling carrots in front of a social-media treadmill

WTF, Internet? This week's Web indiscretion comes courtesy of the new pressure artists are putting on us to listen to their music. When did my complete fandom stop being enough?

The worst employee ever, Google Poetics and more in this week’s staff picks

You want to know all the best from around the Web in the past week, but you don’t want to have to look for it, right? Never fear. We’ve trolled the matrix to find the coolest, weirdest, and most interesting tidbits of the past seven…