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John Oliver compares cable companies to drug cartels

In a blistering 13-minute disquisition on Net neutrality, the HBO comedian asks Web trolls to intervene.

By June 2, 2014


'El Chapo' Guzman's son said to have tweeted out his location

Technically Incorrect: The Mexican drug lord who escaped through a tunnel may have been compromised by his own flesh and blood. And technology.

By September 6, 2015


Shenmue 3 soars past $2 million Kickstarter goal hours after launch

The next installment of the classic Sega video game has already attracted more than 32,900 backers and raised $2.5 million with 31 days left in its crowdfunding campaign.

By June 16, 2015


Ross Ulbricht convicted of running drug marketplace Silk Road

The alleged Dread Pirate Roberts faces up to life in prison after a jury finds him guilty of the so-called "kingpin" charge, among others.

By February 4, 2015


B.O.B. and Big Boi talk Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel.

Rappers Big Boi and B.O.B. dropped by The 404 studio to tell us about their involvement with EA's Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel.

By March 20, 2013


Philips comes full circle with massive bet on lighting and health-tech

The 123-year-old Dutch company has ruthlessly cut ties with TV, audio, and the categories that have made it most famous. Can an ageing population put this venerable firm back on top?

By October 10, 2014


Samsung, Philips, Infineon fined millions over chip price fixing

Samsung, Philips and Infineon Technologies get slammed by the European Commission for allegedly fixing the price of chips used in SIM cards.

By September 3, 2014


Uber hires former Obama strategist David Plouffe

The on-demand car service brings in some big guns for its political fight against the taxi industry.

By August 19, 2014


Anonymous activist pleads guilty to threatening FBI agent

While several charges were dropped, former Anonymous spokesman Barrett Brown pleads guilty to sharing stolen data and targeting a federal agent.

By April 29, 2014


How drug lord used fancy tech to evade authorities

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, captured finally by a conventional wiretap, channeled quite some inner nerd to evade the law for years.

By February 26, 2014