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Drake drops surprise album on unsuspecting internet

Drake has been a busy boy. The rapper and ex-Degrassi star, who appeared in 15-minute art film Jungle, released earlier in the day, has just put out an unexpected album via Twitter. Drake linked to the collection, titled “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” via Twitter just before midnight ET. The project is 17 tracks long, features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Travi$ Scott, and PartyNextDoor, and is available on iTunes for $ 12.99.

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A Jewish magazine is testing an unusual solution for toxic internet comments

Want to comment on a story on Tablet magazine’s website? You’ll have to pay. The Jewish “daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas, and culture” is testing a new monetization method that scans like a modern day Indulgence: to leave a comment, you must select and pay a rate: $ 2 a day, $ 18 a month, or $ 180 a year.

It’s a mitzvah!

“[T]he Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion,” writes Tablet editor-in-chief Alana Newhouse, “sometimes allowing destructive — and, often, anonymous —individuals to drag it down with invective (and worse). Instead of shutting off comments altogether (as some outlets are starting to do), we are going to try something else: ask those of you who’d like to…

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How to light up your home with the Internet of Things

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Want to know how to design for the Internet of Things? Well, you’ll find all the info you need in this article – but if there’s one thing better than theory it’s practice. If if you want to start getting hands on with the new world of the web, I’d recommend the Phillips Hue Lighting system: quite possibly one of the coolest gadgets I own.

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Top 2015 Internet Trends To Watch Out For

After the holidays and welcoming the New Year we feel elated and inspired to start the year off right. Soon, after a few days or weeks, we get caught up in the routine again and lose focus on all the…

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Elon Musk wants to spend $10 billion building the internet in space

Elon Musk’s plan for satellite internet is even more ambitious than originally thought. At a SpaceX event in Seattle on Friday, the Tesla CEO told Bloomberg Businessweek that his unnamed Space Internet venture could one day stretch all the way to Mars — and it could cost $ 10 billion to pull off.

“I don’t see anyone else doing it.”

The news comes at the tail end of a busy week for Musk, with the CEO announcing that a five-mile Hyperloop test track is in development only a day earlier. According to Musk, the satellite internet project would make for fast, cheap global internet that isn’t impeded by terrestrial wires. “The speed of light is 40 percent faster in the vacuum of space than it is for fiber,” he says, explaining that internet…

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I can’t get enough of these 90s internet videos

Stop me if this sounds familiar: a popular theory posits that, about every 20 years, pop culture warps, folding in on itself, and nostalgia for two decades prior suddenly becomes hip, as evidenced by, say, a recent spike in the ranks of Pearl Jam cover bands.

Willing as I am to sign up for a study that straps thousands of millennials into electrodes, this isn’t yet a scientifically validated theory. But here’s a personal anecdote: I have an affection for this project from technologist Andy Baio that borders on the defensive. A couple months ago, Baio dumped a collection of videos about the pre-1996 web onto the internet. The videos, culled from VHS tapes, are an exercise in answering a simple question: How did people view the internet…

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Link About It: Internet Archive Releases 2,400 Games

Internet Archive Releases 2,400 Games

Thanks to Internet Archive, your favorite childhood games like “Sim City,” “Oregon Trail” and 2,400 other MS-DOS games are now available to play straight from your computer, all for free. The MS-DOS emulating software running the games is a new and……

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Kid Rock on the internet: good for porn, bad for FaceTweets

Kid Rock opened the hatch beneath his brain space and verbally carpet bombed an op-ed in The Guardian. At middle age, the singer responsible for pop radio hits “Bawitdaba” and “Cowboy” has become something of a modern Mark Twain character, occasionally appearing in puffy Sunday morning news pieces and generous newspapers to opine on technology and politics with the charm and sass of a spilled bottle of bourbon being slurped up by a billy goat.

“I don’t FaceTweet or whatever people do,” says Rock. “I understand that I’m the old guy now. I turn on my computer and look at porn a little bit, see what’s going on in the news, but that’s about it. I’m comfortable with that.”

Rock’s internet absences is a shame; his mental nuggets would fit…

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North Korea blames US for internet outage, calls Obama a reckless ‘monkey’

North Korea believes it is being punished for a crime it did not commit. KCNA, the North’s state-run media outlet, has published an official statement from an unidentified spokesperson that accuses the US of shutting down the country’s internet access earlier this week.

“The United States, with its large physical size and oblivious to the shame of playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would, has begun disrupting the Internet operations of the main media outlets of our republic,” reads the statement.

Insults were flung

Among other insults, the government spokesperson blames President Obama personally for the release of The Interview, adding in an apparent racial slur: “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a…

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Free ebook explains how the internet works

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youtube: uvOJY3uYjYQ Kids ask the hardest questions: “Why does it go dark at night?” “How do I know I’m real?” “Where do police horses keep their sirens?” And, given the new generation is becoming ever more connected, you can bet “How does the internet work?” will be heading your way soon.

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