What does a convicted hacker do in prison? Tweet the details of his life behind bars

Self-proclaimed ‘internet troll’ and grey hat hacker, Andrew Auernheimer, alias ‘Weev’, was incarcerated following various hacks affecting AT&T among other companies.  He is serving a 41-month sentence and continues to tweet from the inside… Apparently the U.S. has quite progressive views on inmate technology use.  Currently serving his sentence at New York’s Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center, Andrew tweets …

Taking technology to bed – Are you a tech cheater?

Comparing constant use of technology to cheating on your partner may be over-stating things slightly but when we consider how many of us sleep with our smartphones, it’s not that far-fetched. In a recent article titled ‘Is your technology keeping you up?’, beauty blogger ‘Miss Budget Beauty’ examined the impact her constant tweeting, vlogging, blogging …

Cyberchondria: Hypochondria and the internet

The tail end of Winter is a viral minefield.  Pure hell for obsessive compulsive health fanatics and hypochondriacs.  Even people who consider themselves without unjustified paranoia’s will find themselves turning to WebMD to see if the last week of sniffles is more than just a cold.  The all-seeing eye of the internet with its’ inexhaustible stockpile of knowledge …

Game review: Battlefield 3

With Telkom just having announced the 2012 launch of a Battlefield 3 online league, under its Do Gaming banner, a review of the game itself is obviously in order. Gearburn’s Steven Norris tried out this eleventh instalment in the Battlefield franchise: Single player woes While stunningly animated, the focus on providing a cinematic experience for …