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April 23, 2014

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Several World Nations Begin Multistakeholder Meeting on Future of Internet -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

[WEIRDMEAN] 1518 Dancing Plague: Where Hundreds Danced to Their Deaths -

Friday, April 18, 2014

LIVE ONGOING COVERAGE: The Desperate Search for MH370 -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Earthquake Killing and Injuring Several Off North Chile Triggers Tsunami Alert. -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MH370: As Misinformation Grows, Malaysian Government Considering Action Against ‘Manufactured Reports’ -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Parallel Universe Discovered and Confirmed With Science! War Imminent -

Monday, March 31, 2014

Japan’s Whaling Is Commercial and Not Scientific; International Court of Justice Rules -

Monday, March 31, 2014

What’s Behind the West and Their Anti-Russia Rhetoric Over Crimea? Oil, Power and Greed. -

Sunday, March 23, 2014

5 Dead After Small Plane Crashes in Australia -

Saturday, March 22, 2014

MH370: Maritime Authority Begins Searching Off of Perth After Satellite Shows ‘Debris-like’ Objects -

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church Dead -

Monday, March 17, 2014

US Threatens Russia With "a Very Serious Series of Steps" -

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Search for MH370 Boeing 777 Continues as Satellite Imagery Discovers Potential Wreckage -

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Vomits as Court Hears Detailed Autopsy of Shot Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp -

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mysterious Disappearance of Malaysian Plane Becoming More Complicated -

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lengthy and Agonising Search for Vanished Malaysian 777 Plane Continues. Long Oil Slick Discovered. -

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Russia, Crimea, Ukraine and the United States of America: Here’s What’s Going On. -

Friday, March 7, 2014

Schapelle Corby’s Parole May Be Revoked After “Profiting” From Conviction. -

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Conservatives Get Angry as Comedic Rock Band ‘GWAR’ Decapitate Tony Abbott Effigy -

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

[WORLD in PICTURES] the Extravagance of Viktor Yanukovych’s Mansion Shocks Ukraine -

Monday, February 24, 2014

At Last: Google’s New ‘G-Drive’ to Take on the Cloud Storage Market

google-drive-logoFor those who have been using their Google Docs account to upload via shell extension, you will be happy to hear that Google is readying it’s long awaited Google Drive.

As with all Google-based services Drive is expected to offer a limited amount of storage to consumers and businesses. Users needing more may have to pay a fee, which is the same way that Dropbox and competitors operate anyway – this will all obviously be shared with the storage you have on your Google account anyway. (So for those who purchased extra Gmail storage)

Google is expected to launch the service with a dedicated Android app, and supposedly a desktop extension and iPhone app are in the works.

The infrastructure that Google currently has may actually give them a head start in the cloud industry, with their already humongous data centers being expanded monthly with millions of dollars worth of extra drives and servers.

Google Docs and Google+ are to be integrated, and therefore sharing will become easier for people who use the social networking side of Google, and people (such as myself) who use Docs for backup and archiving – emailing thousands of split .RAR files to myself will finally be a thing of the past I hope.

Windows Live SkyDrive gives the user 25GB of storage, so I really won’t be surprised if Google plan on outdoing Microsoft. 25GB of storage, however, has not given Microsoft the lead in the free cloud storage department, with figures suggesting that Dropbox is still the consumer favorite.

G-Drive has been hugely anticipated, and with Google’s security implementations such as ‘2-step-verification’ it still will not phase me if people claim that this is all about gaining your data and I’m sure the privacy policy “paranoia” faced by many consumers and the media will also be brought up.

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Cask J. Thomson

Cask J. Thomson

Founder & Editor-In-Chief
As founder and editor-in-chief, Cask J. Thomson has exhausted his life as a graphics designer, political activist, freedom of speech advocate, anti-censorship promoter and a published author of several computer science books and a graphic novel. As well as running the publishing company linked to WordMean, Cask has several aspirations as a musician, producer and journalist. Thomson was born in the United Kingdom and currently resides between Sydney, Australia and Alicante, Spain.