Web

World’s most expensive domain, Sex.com, relaunches as world’s most unsubtle Pinterest clone

worlds most expensive domain sex com relaunches as unsubtle pinterest cloneWhat do you do with the world’s most expensive domain name? The new owners of sex.com, which was sold for a record $13 million, have decided to try to make some of their money back by copying the current darling of the social media scene, Pinterest. Except as it’s hosted on sex.com, the content being shared is slightly more risqué.

According to a press release put out to announce the “beta” launch of the new site, Pinterest is filled with women posting pictures of weddings, dresses and recipes, none of which are of any interest to men. Apparently, men are looking for a virtual pin board where they can share pictures of unwed women not wearing dresses.

It’s doing well too, as a new account is supposedly created every minute. Members can share content, follow users and discover a whole new world of adult photos and videos.

The press release gives little away as to who is running sex.com, quoting only one person, named “Fred,” who says they expect to compete not only with Pinterest, but with Tumblr over the next 12 months too. Tumblr is perhaps the better comparison here, as unlike Pinterest, it allows adult content on its blogs.

Blatant rip-off

So how similar is sex.com to Pinterest? The answer is very similar. The background is the same, the site’s title looks the same, sections of the About page are almost identical, as is the overall presentation and layout. Thankfully sex.com hasn’t changed Pinterest’s pin logo into something more lurid. Well, not yet anyway.

Even the mission statement is a rewritten version of Pinterests, with sex.com claiming its goal is to “create a better free porn world by linking people across the world through the porn they love,” while Pinterest more concisely says it’s “connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests.”

You’d think after spending $13 million on the domain, the owners would have at least made the site look unique, instead of the carbon copy it is now. Will Pinterest’s legal team take an interest in the similarities?

So there you have it, the most expensive domain now hosts a blatant rip-off of a popular site, and it isn’t even the first to produce Pinterest-for-porn either, as we’ve already been blessed with Pornterest and Snatchly. That’s according to “research” by Venturebeat.com, by the way.

You can check out the site for yourself, but be warned, it’s not only very NSFW, but we experienced several annoying, ahem, pop-ups during repeated fact-checking views of the site.

Cars

Startup inks ‘world’s largest deal’ for driverless grocery deliveries

An increasing number of companies are testing delivery services using autonomous vehicles. Startup Udelv already has experience of running a trial in San Francisco, with Oklahoma City, Oklahoma set to become its next destination.
Mobile

Here's the Samsung Galaxy S9's new Android 9.0 Pie interface

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are here. The flagship devices boast some awesome new features and a powerful new processor. Here's everything you need to know about these Samsung phones.
Mobile

Find out how Apple's new iPhones measure up to the most bezel-less designs

As the smartphone industry marches toward a bezel-less future, we compare the shrinking bezels on the latest and greatest devices. Find out which manufacturers have the smallest bezels on their smartphone as we measure them side by side.
Home Theater

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video (October 2018)

Amazon Prime Video adds new titles each month that are available for free to all Prime members. Check out our list to find all the content hitting Amazon Prime Video in September and October 2018, from new comedies to terrifying horror…
Social Media

Facebook expands fact-checking net to try to catch doctored photos and videos

Facebook is now fact-checking images and video along with articles, using third-party organizations. New A.I. helps flag potential fakes for human review, but user flags and comments still help recognize what content might not be accurate.
Emerging Tech

Stay up-to-date on Hurricane Florence’s path with these apps and websites

Looking to track Hurricane Florence's path towards the U.S. coast? This list of the best hurricane apps and websites with help you stay ahead of this or any future storm, and stay safe.
Web

Firefox Reality wants to bring the ‘whimsical web’ to VR

Mozilla launched a VR-powered web browser today called Firefox Reality. But just what does browsing the web in VR feel like? We went hands-on with this new browser to see how Mozilla imagines the future of virtual reality content.
Computing

How to easily record your laptop screen with apps you already have

Learning how to record your computer screen shouldn't be a challenge. Lucky for you, our comprehensive guide lays out how to do so using a host of methods, including both free and premium utilities, in both MacOS and Windows 10.
Mobile

From true crime to comedy, here's our list of the best podcasts around

When you aren’t in the music mood, podcasts can be your ear candy. Whether you love to stay up-to-date on the latest news or want to know what’s happening in sports, you’ll find something on our must-listen-to podcast roundup.
Social Media

How to run a free background check

There are plenty of legitimate reasons for carrying out a background check, and not all of them are creepy. Here are several methods that allow you to run a thorough background check on someone online, whether you need to vet a potential…
Computing

Is your Wi-Fi screwing up again? Here's our list of the best wireless routers

Check out the best wireless routers for a variety of homes and apartments. We've collected the top routers for wireless management, 4K streaming, professional gaming, Wi-fi on a budget, and much more. Take a look at our top pick, then check…
Computing

Need to convert video in a flash? These free apps and services will do the job

Devices that are capable of playing video can be a picky bunch to say the least. Fortunately, the best free video converters can render format issues a thing of the past. Here are our current favorites.
Gaming

YouTube has a new destination for gamers as it plans to shutter gaming app

YouTube is shuttering its gaming app early next year and turning its attention to developing a brand-new gaming destination on its main site. The app launched in 2015 as part of efforts to take on video-gaming platform Twitch.
Smart Home

Is Amazon tweaking its search algorithms with a new A.I.-driven shopping site?

Amazon is testing a new shopping site, Amazon Scout, which combines a visual aesthetic with customers' ability to like and dislike products, collecting more data on users' habits and preferences.