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Swedish Pirate Party Doubles in Size After Bay Verdict | Threat Level from Wired.com

Swedish Pirate Party Doubles in Size After Bay Verdict | Threat Level from Wired.com.

For some reason the RIAA never learns this lesson. When they put the spotlight on an Internet phenomenon like The Pirate Bay they effectively are giving free advertising to the cause.

The cause is now bigger than ever and more popular than before. Thanks RIAA!

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Hey! That’s MY username!

I’ve been using the Internet since it was available back in Norway. Through my years I’ve changed my online persona and user names a few times, often using different user names for different web services. It’s not always easy to remember what you registered where, and sometimes it’s annoying signing up for a site only to find out your user name is taken. Enter Usernamecheck.com. They have a search engine database that will check your name against 68 of today’s popular online services (Yep, that would be Web 2.0).

I hid my username for all you wannabe-h@ckz0rs out there.

I hid my username for all you wannabe-h@ckz0rs out there.

TechCrunch readers have commented on the service being inaccurate at times. You’ll just have to check for yourself. Or raise your stalker rating and check on your friends! ;)

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Google stops you from being an idiot!

Official Gmail Blog: New in Labs: Stop sending mail you later regret

Had I read this on April 1st I would dismiss this as an April Fools joke. Maybe that’s even where this ingenious idea started. I’m talking about Google’s latest Google Labs addition, Mail Goggles! Even the name is funny!

The concept is awesome. This add-on lets you define a period of time during the day throughout the week when you are most likely to to send e-mails you surely will regret later. You probably get the idea, but to illustrate; that e-mail to your ex asking to get back together, or that drunken gibberish you sent to your team mailing list at work. All these horrible, but probably brilliant, ideas can now be prevented!

Mail Googles settings

Mail Googles settings

The way it works is fairly simple. You go to Gmail / Settings / Labs and enable Mail Googles. Set your settings and choose your difficulty level as shown above. Next time you feel inclined to write a masterpiece at 2am after 12 beers and a tray of Jäger shots you might be presented with a screen similar to this after hitting that infamous Send button.

This will be hard if you're an idiot.

This will seem hard if you're an idiot

Now some of you should consider leaving this on all the time – I’m just saying! You know who you are!

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Fring delivers VoIP calls to iPhone

The Fring App

The Fring App

Fring has released the iPhone version of their service today as a free download in the App Store.

Fring allows you to chat and interact with others on a variety of networks including Skype, MSN, GoogleTalk, AIM, Yahoo, Twitter, and ICQ. In addition, Fring offers Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) using the iPhone’s Wi-Fi connection. Features listed include:

  • VoIP (Voice) Calls over WiFi
  • Instant Messaging
  • Integrated dynamic contact list ?with real-time contact availability
  • SIP integration
  • Multiple Connection types

Fring supports SkypeOut and SIP which allows you to make calls to landline and mobile phones. Some charges may apply depending on the type of call and plan. Fring is available as a free download in the App Store. (App Store)

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