Youtuber Uses Minecraft to Prey on Underage Fans

The internet is a wide and wonderful place, being able to play games with people all over the world and listen to music at the press of a button the ability to communicate and share your experience with the world is just a moment away. Sadly though, some people seek to use this ability for less than honourable reasons, as shown by a recent Youtuber who tweeted out inappropriate images of a fan.

The act of streaming of your gaming experience and sharing it, sometimes even in the game, with fans from around the world, is not rare these days with many people making a life out of the activity. Marcus Wilton, who went by LionMaker, is a streamer based in Belgium who often streamed he popular block-based game, Minecraft. He has made up an audience of over 600,000 subscribers, many of whom are young teens or even pre-teen in age.

It now appears that he used that position to have inappropriate conversations and obtain indecent images of people, including trying to obtain an image of a 12-year-old via Skype and a 16-year-old girl and that’s believed to be the tip of the iceberg.

In defence of himself, Wilton claims that he was hacked on several occasions including on the 21st December when pictures of the 16-year-old girl in question were posted via his twitter feed. This has yet to be independently confirmed, but a third girl has come forward stating that she was offered $500 for images of herself, with the money being transferred through PayPal even when the offer was refused.

We at eTeknix would like to remind everyone to be safe online, be mindful of the images and details you share with people online and if you ever suspect something or receive messages that upset you, then contact a family member and report the messages, be they received by Skype, Facebook or any other method for that matter. If you receive the messages by text or a phone call then contact your service provider and report the offending number immediately.

Japanese Man Accidentally Burns Down House During Live Stream

These days there are streams of all kinds, showing off different games and all kinds of other things. Sometimes though, expected things happen during the stream, with swatting having become more common recently. However, it’s not every day that someone burns their house down live for the internet, something a Japanese game streamer accidentally did.

Streaming on Nico Nico Douga, a popular Japanese streaming site, the man stopped gaming for a while to show off his smoking skills. Unfortunately for him, his various mistakes with his match lighter ended up creating a fire around the tool. As if that wasn’t bad enough, he threw his lit match into a wastebasket which subsequently ignited spectacularly. By the time he had dealt with the match lighter, the trash bag had been consumed with flames.

Tossing the burning inferno into a corner, he attempts to put out the fire by piling on cardboard, a pretty bad idea given cardboard is a great fire starter. As the fire grew, his escalating attempts to combat the blaze with a futon and buckets of water proved too little too late. In the end, 30% of his home had burned down and both he and 3 relatives including his parents suffered minor injuries.

Even the help of his viewers did not avail him. Nico Nico allows viewers to send a voice message when they donate to the stream. Unfortunately for the streamer, he didn’t react to the warnings from his viewers about the growing blaze in the trash bag till it was too late, did not heed the advice to smother the flames with a futon (he only fanned it), failed to properly remove the trash bag to a better location in the first place.

This incident goes to show that lighting an open flame in a room full of combustibles is a bad idea. That is especially true if you have no proper plan to put out any flames or proper safety equipment like a fire extinguisher. Hopefully, this will serve as a reminder about the dangers of fire, especially if you’re unprepared to deal with it. Luckily no one was seriously injured this time around.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_orOT3Prwg&feature=iv&src_vid=82UsZ44AxIA&annotation_id=annotation_1840551877

Kingston MobileLite Wireless Reader & Charger Review

Since the first wireless storage device came into my hands a few months ago (at a time when I couldn’t see the point in having such a device when mobile internet speeds were becoming greater and cloud storage becoming more popular), I’ve seen a better side and more applications for such units and since the market potential that these have.

The MobileLite Wireless that I’m having a look at today is not the first wireless storage device that Kingston have brought market and their ever popular Wi-Drive as shown that such products are sought after due to their ease of sharing files across multiple devices at once, making them ideal for say storing extra movies on for the kids to watch on their tablets on long journeys or for working on documents between multiple devices for businessmen on the go.

Over the Wi-Drive, the MobileLite Wireless has one or two more features to offer, including a built in battery for charging a mobile device such as a phone, and an SD card reader and USB instead of built in flash, giving greater flexibility in the capacity of storage that is accessible whilst on the go.

Inside the box, the unit itself comes snugly wrapped in bubble wrap on top of the accessories the lie underneath. As far as accessories go, there is not much required with a short USB cable for charging the device up and a microSD to SD card adaptor alongside a brief instruction manual to get you started. As noted on the bottom of the box, the MobileLite works with both Andriod and iOS devices and their respective apps can be downloaded from Google Play – MobileLite for Andriod and from the App Store – MobileLite for iOS.