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Build your own Digg button

Build your own Digg button

Do you submit stories to Digg hoping that one day you might have one hit the front page? We all do, but the sad truth is that most stories won't get more than a handful of diggs. Here's a cool digg counter that will make sure you'll get all the diggs you want.

A day without Digg

A day without Digg

2:00AM (EST) May 2nd , 2007 Digg was pronounced dead.

Ok, maybe dead is a bit too strong of a word, but after a long night of fighting with angered Diggers the site has finally crashed. It was only a matter of time, I'm surprised it lasted this long. Perhaps it will be up again later, but they've made a lot of people angry, and well, once you piss off the internet, it's hard to get back in its good graces.

Extra Extra! Mob takes over Digg – Riot ensues!

Extra Extra! Mob takes over Digg – Riot ensues!

Chaos, that's the only word that can describe what's going on over at Digg right now. Apparently, someone put up a story that contained the HD-DVD AACS Processing Key and not only was the story deleted, but the user was banned.

This has caused the biggest uproar that I've ever seen on a site such as Digg. It seems that many users are digging anything that contains the magic number in it, and burying everything else that comes along. This way every story for pages and pages contains the hack.

The big thing to note is that it's not a riot about the hack, it's a riot about censorship. The site was built on the idea that the users picked the stories, and as long as there's no foul play to hit the front page, they're left alone. But when Digg decides to start censoring what stories it will allow, then they are destroying everything that they stand for.

Digg me

Digg me

The cult of Digg has taken over the blogosphere, with weblogs all over desperately competing for the idle clicks of feckless browse-toads.  But what if you're looking for a way to validate yourself in the real world, without going to the inconvenience of having a permanent link tattooed on your forehead?  How about a portable Diggometer, then?

 

iPhone gets solid details courtesy of Diggnation

iPhone gets solid details courtesy of Diggnation

Oh sweet geeks, always so keen to show they know what's going on behind closed doors that they spill the beans on products we're all scratching our hair out waiting for. Today it's the turn of Kevin Rose who used Diggnation Episode 74 to leak some juicy details about Apple's "we all know it's coming, just give it to us dammit!" iPhone.

According to the hat-wearing Mac-lover and his "solid" source, the iPhone will...

  • Come out in January
  • Be supported by all major network providers
  • Be "small as sh*t"
  • Kevin doesn't know anything about the Operating System - he only saw it turned off
  • ...but the OS is supposed to be “cool”
  • Apple is doing some "unique things"
  • It has two batteries and one charger. One battery for MP3 portion and one for Phone.
  • 4GB ($249) and 8GB ($449)
  • Uses Flash memory,
  • Has a Slide out keyboard
  • Possibly a touch screen

Video after the jump!

Minecraft in Education launched to help teachers build with students

Minecraft in Education launched to help teachers build with students

Inside the game Minecraft, users are able to very easily create 3D models using square blocks. It's the perfect point between entertaining and educating, creative and mathematical. Microsoft recently acquired the company that made Minecraft - now they're aiming to make a more concentrated effort in education. Inside this video game environment, inside the computer, teachers are able to have students "practicing collaboration, problem solving, digital citizenship, and leadership skills through creative thinking and innovative design." It's about taking the vast potential built-in to Minecraft and making it work for education, in a big way.

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Netflix releases ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ full trailer

Netflix releases ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ full trailer

Netflix's reboot of Wet Hot American Summer has received its first full trailer, a video styled to look like footage on an old VHS cassette that has been sitting in a box in the closet for a couple decades. We get glimpses of many popular faces during the relatively short trailer, as well as the camp itself as the video is designed to be an faux advertisement for the summer camp. Check the trailer out after the jump!

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Hockey puck survives fire, ice, and now thermite

Hockey puck survives fire, ice, and now thermite

If you spend any time on the Internet at all, you’ve likely seen that now infamous red-hot ball of nickel burning its way through friend and foe alike: fruits, random objects, nothing has managed to stand in its way. That is, until it met a hockey puck. Turns out hockey pucks are able to do more than take a beating from hockey sticks — they hardly sizzle when paired with red hot destruction. As an act of revenge, perhaps, the nickel-bearer turned to a more destructive force — but, as you’ll see in the video after the jump, a hockey puck is not easily destroyed.

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Minecraft for Hololens demo shows big virtual potential

Minecraft for Hololens demo shows big virtual potential

While we've caught glimpses of Minecraft on the Microsoft HoloLens headset before, today is the first we've seen Microsoft pushing gaming specifically. Before, HoloLens was a far more diverse piece of equipment, showing of all manner of odd applications. Today it's a strictly gaming affair. Mojang Brand Director - aka Mojang's "Director of Fun" Lydia Winters spoke up onstage this afternoon about how Minecraft would be jointing the fun in our collective living rooms. This game wont be played on a screen, it'll be played in three dimensions.

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