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07/09/2013

Should they have resurrected Bruce Lee to sell booze?

How ethical is it to appropriate someone's image after they die, in software? It's becoming increasingly doable, and it's starting to generate controversy.

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03/01/2013

Harlem Shake shakes up YouTube's search page

The Harlem Shake is now so popular that Google has created its own homage to the popular meme.

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09/18/2012

Search three years of TV news to find out what politicians really said

This is one for your browser bookmarks. The Internet Archive - which was already way cool - just got cooler, with the introduction of a searchable TV news broadcast service. 

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08/16/2012

Man finds his bike's alleged thief on Craigslist - and confronts him on video

Have you ever had your bike stolen and wished you could confront the culprit? Well, this guy did - and caught it all on video.

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07/24/2012

Who cares about a la carte TV now?

The CRTC has just agreed rules that will give Canadian TV viewers more freedom to choose the channels they want to pay for - but will it be enough to stop people migrating away from TV to Internet-based viewing?

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03/12/2012

Online activism: Are you uneducated, or understanding?

Have you been Kony'd? Kony 2012, a video by activist group Invisible Children, has swept the Internet, becoming one of the most viral videos ever watched, with 70 million views. But it is also garnering some criticism - and Invisible Children is expected to launch another video answering those responses today.

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02/21/2012

VLC finally releases Ver. 2 with vast improvements

Tm_vlc-2.0-macosxThe folks at VideoLAN have finally released version two of their incredibly popular audios/video player, VLC 2.0.

The free software is the best for playing back all types of video and audio files - including MKV files - but it's strength is with video.

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01/24/2012

Gay teen who posted online support video takes own life

A young gay filmmaker took his own life this month, just weeks after creating an online video encouraging other gay teenagers. 19-year-old Californian EricJames Borges killed himself after posting the video to It Gets Better, a project designed to give hope to lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth.

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12/30/2011

Teen's pre-death goodbye video goes viral

A Texas teen's videos created just days before he died on Christmas Eve have gone viral online, as millions tune in to see the touching messages he left for the world.

The first video, posted Dec. 18, has gained almost 2.7 million views on YouTube (at the time of writing this). The second of the two-video post has more than 1.9 million views. 

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12/08/2011

Heartfelt video response to school bullying goes viral

A video has been sweeping the Internet over the last week, bringing the plight of bullied children everywhere into the spotlight. The video, in which a final-year middle school student reveals that he is gay, has received over seven million hits.

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Danny BradburyDanny Bradbury

Danny Bradbury is a technology journalist with 20 years' experience. He writes regularly for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Financial Post, and Backbone magazine. Danny also writes and directs documentaries.

Maurice CachoMaurice Cacho

Maurice Cacho is a Toronto-based journalist mixing his love for tech with a passion for news. He's also CP24's Web Journalist and appears daily on CP24 Breakfast and weekly on the channel's tech show, Webnation, discussing tech news and trends.

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