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Remember all that hubbub over China hacking US companies a few months ago? It looks like they’re back at it. Surprisingly, according to security experts, the attacks have not only resumed, but are originating from the same source – Unit 61398 in Shanghai. Why they choose to resume operations from [...]Read More »
Yahoo completely redesigns Flickr — now provides 1TB of free storage, has new image-focused UI and sharing options
At an event in New York today, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made the expected acquisition of popular microblogging service Tumblr official. But before that, Yahoo also announced a massively redesigned version of Flickr (which was also rumored). After checking out the site and its new look, I have to say [...]Read More »
Rumors on Yahoo acquiring Tumblr have been swelling over the past couple of days and it’s been widely expected that Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer would formally announce the deal at a media event scheduled for tomorrow in New York (where Tumblr is headquartered). However, The Wall Street Journal has just [...]Read More »
Comic pokes fun at how we use the computer and the internet to do… everything.Read More »
Clever ad asking people to adopt a cat talks about the “hilarious” cat videos you could make together.Read More »
One of the biggest announcements to come out of Google’s I/O conference was that Google Maps is getting a big redesign. If I remember correctly, there weren’t any rumors that this was happening, save for a few minor leaks moments before the conference took place. Nevertheless, the newest version of [...]Read More »
Microsoft has completed the move away from Hotmail to Outlook.com for its free web-based email service. As expected, many people are outraged that they are being forced to ditch Hotmail for Outlook.com. I’ve personally read many people pledging to leave Hotmail/Outlook.com because they preferred the old Hotmail to the new [...]Read More »
This infographic looks at some interesting stats regarding email usage and email security from around the world.Read More »
You expect to do a lot on the weekend. In reality? You just surf the web all day long.Read More »
This infographic tries to help you decide what to watch on Netflix.Read More »
Google has just announced a little change that should make a huge difference for heavy users of their services. Google Drive, Gmail, and photos stored on Google+ now have a unified storage of free 15GB. Previously, Gmail had free 10GB of storage while Drive and Google+ photos had free 5GB.[...]Read More »
Ever wondered just how often and by how many people update Wikipedia? Just now, someone in Paris edited the article on scientific notation and a few seconds later, the article on cooperative storage cloud was updated in the Czech Republic. This real time map will give you a glimpse of [...]Read More »
Google has a reputation to keep when it comes to easter eggs, and it shows no signs of letting up. In celebration of the Atari classic Breakout’s 37th anniversary, a little easter egg has been hidden away in Google’s Image Search.
The normal protocol for things like this would usually [...]Read More »
Despite the fact that 4G availability isn’t commonplace worldwide, tech companies are always looking to the next big thing. Samsung has announced that it has successfully tested the 5G platform, attaining speeds of up to 1Gbps — yup, that’s Google Fiber speeds we’re talking about. To spell that out in [...]Read More »
The internet is evil.Read More »
YouTube has officially announced a new pilot program where content creators can choose to have users pay to subscribe to their channels. This doesn’t mean that all your favorite content on YouTube isn’t going to be free anymore — it’s a service that’s open for a small set of YouTube [...]Read More »
The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 has been passed by the US Senate. The bill gives states the authority to collect sales tax from online sellers — meaning sales-free online purchases could soon come to an end.
While the bill only applies to online businesses that make at least $1 [...]Read More »
BitTorrent has been busy this year. First they introduced SoShare in February, BitTorrent Live in March and BitTorrent Surf just last month. Now they’ve announced a new file format called the BitTorrent bundle. I’d try and describe it for you, but it’s probably best if I let the guys behind [...]Read More »
Adobe has announced that it’s now going to focus its efforts on the subscription-based Creative Cloud service. However, instead of offering Creative Cloud alongside its traditional (and physical media-based) Creative Suite, it will be replacing it instead.
That means there will be no Creative Suite 7. Professionals that want the [...]Read More »
How many people receive endless junk from friends and family? Yeah…Read More »
Google has announced that “the Shawnee City Council voted to bring Google Fiber to their city.” If only we could all just vote to get Google Fiber installed in our cities.
Shawnee is located southwest of Kansas City, and is home to around 60,000 people. Google describes it as a [...]Read More »
Very interesting infographic compares the speed and price of Google Fiber to other broadband ISPs in USA and UK.Read More »
Netflix says people pirate due to lack of access to content, piracy is lower in countries Netflix operates in
One of the major arguments of why people pirate is due to lack of access. It is said (most) people aren’t inherently dishonest; rather, people pirate because they don’t have legitimate access to the content they want to view. How accurate this assessment is, the jury is still out, but, [...]Read More »
Looking through a person’s browsing history will probably tell you a lot about them. So could looking at Google search autocompletes tell you a lot about everybody? I’m not sure I can answer that for sure — but who knows, maybe it can.
YouTube user Marius B. has created a [...]Read More »
The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act in the United State allows law enforcement to wiretap internet communications, like VoIP (typically a warrant is needed for such wiretaps but there are so many “national security” loopholes nowadays, it is hard to tell). But the law only applies to internet service [...]Read More »
The Pirate Bay of the Caribbean, anyone? After just recently finding a new home in Iceland, the infamous TPB is on the move yet again.
In the on-going struggle between TPB and, well, the world, Swedish prosecutors have filed a motion at the District Court of Stockholm to have two [...]Read More »
Hangouts on Google+ just got a whole lot more useful. Google has released a new Hangouts app called Hangouts Remote Desktop, making long-distance tech support easier and accessible for Google users. Essentially Hangouts Remote Desktop allows you to take control of the other person’s computer; the app is powered by [...]Read More »
Netflix has lost 1,794 movies and TV shows thanks to expiring contracts with Warner Bros, MGM, and Universal
Netflix has both gained content and lost some over the years. If you remember, back in February of last year the contract between Netflix and Starz expired and was never renewed. As a result, Netflix subscribers lost access to a pretty hefty selection of new movies and exclusive content like [...]Read More »
There is a light at the end of the tunnel; too bad you probably have to see an ad or two to get there.Read More »
In a rather amusing turn of events, Greenheart Games, the developers of Game Dev Tycoon, played a sort of prank on pirates. )No, not the type of pirates that sail the high seas but the ones that illegally download digital content. Greenheart Games developer Patrick Klug intentionally uploaded a [...]Read More »
FinFisher spyware used by governments around the world is disguised as Firefox, and Mozilla is not happy about it
FinFisher, also known as FinSpy, is a piece of malware developed by Gamma International and sold to governments of 36 different countries (the US included) to monitor the activities of computer users. The spyware was originally designed to aid with criminal investigations, but there have been reports that say it [...]Read More »
In case you already forgot about it, the Copyright Alert System launched in the US in late February. We covered it pretty extensively. But even if you did completely forget about it, we wouldn’t blame you. A study meant to gauge how easy it is to trigger the CAS has [...]Read More »
Microsoft’s $8.5 billion purchase of Skype is slowly starting to take shape. The next step for integration into Microsoft’s services is here — and now you can make Skype video calls straight from your Outlook.com inbox.
The company officially announced that they are rolling out a preview version of Skype [...]Read More »
You can unsubscribe from most email newsletters from a link at the bottom of every email. Apparently this lady didn’t know that. So she wrote a physical letter and sent it via snail-mail asking a company to stop sending her emails.Read More »