Your internet slow? Check out the FCC’s study of real data speeds vs advertised speeds by broadband ISPs
The Federal Communications Commission has released its latest report on broadband ISPs in the US. The report contains some very interesting data on the the FCC’s analysis of real data speeds being provided to customers compared to the speeds being advertised by their service providers.
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LG has announced their oft-rumored Optimus G Pro along with its new and not-so-new specs. The device has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, and LG notes that they used a curved glass on the phone to give a sort of “2.5D” effect. Its CPU is the new Snapdragon 600 running at [...]Read More »
Galaxy S IV rumors are starting to heat up, and it looks like we have a date to look forward to. March 14th is reportedly when Samsung will reveal their latest flagship handset — and it all started with this tweet:
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Save the date for a big announcement – March
The Singapore Police Force has reported a sudden rise in the number of “cyber blackmail” cases being reported. The cases are also similar in that the primary target are men, and that they are tricked through social media networks.
There have been 50 cases in the last year alone that [...]Read More »
Screenshots have been found by Slashgear of what appear to be a smart watch. This comes after constant rumors of their good friends at Apple working on the very same thing.
But while the rumored Apple smart watch consisted of what material the device would be made of, Samsung’s alleged [...]Read More »
Kim Dotcom advised his Twitter followers not to use US-based web services like Apple’s iCloud, Google Gmail and Skype because they ”provide (by law) secret & untraceable NSA backdoors to all your data.” So what will people use if they ditch those services? His next tweet provided the answer:
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Iceland is joining South Korea in the war against Internet porn. Following a recent ban on strip clubs, the government of Iceland is now targeting banning porn from their country’s Internet completely.
“If we can send a man to the moon, we must be able to tackle porn on the [...]Read More »
SoShare has just been announced, and it’s a new file delivery service powered by BitTorrent. What makes it different from other services is the focus on large (very large) file sizes that coders, designers and content creators need to transfer on a daily basis.
The problem with other services, BitTorrent [...]Read More »
When Sony purchased Gaikai last year, many wondered when the company would integrate the cloud-gaming service into its products. If rumors turn out to be true, it looks like the upcoming PS4 might be where we see it first.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sony will use the [...]Read More »
The same time the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Twitter were attacked, there was a fourth company that also fell victim to a “sophisticated attack.”
Facebook, which is home to more than a billion users worldwide, was hit by a zero-day exploit that installed malware on [...]Read More »
Reports are surfacing claiming that Google feels they need a way to directly introduce their products to consumers. The Nexus devices and Chromebooks aren’t easily available for consumers to try before buying, and the company wants to change that. What better way to do than that by opening a completely [...]Read More »
Anti-piracy group pirates The Pirate Bay’s website, The Pirate Bay says they are “outraged” and will sue
An anti-piracy group from Finland has put up their own website, copying the exact design and layout of the infamous The Pirate Bay.
The new site is called “Piraattilahti,” which you can probably guess is “the pirate bay” in Finnish and is run by the Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Centre [...]Read More »
The rumored announcement of Sony’s next PlayStation console is now under a week away, and a new photo has leaked that is reportedly a prototype controller for the next machine.
First thing you’ll notice, it looks very very different from the past 3 generations. The image lines up with previous [...]Read More »
Woah, is that a BlackBerry Z10 with an HTC logo? Oh, an iPhone 5 with an HTC logo? My bad. That’s the HTC One!
The company’s latest flagship possesses quite a few similarities to the star devices of their competitors, and it’s looking actually quite good for it. While previous [...]Read More »
If you haven’t heard, Apple, Microsoft and Adobe have been summoned to explain the higher prices of tech goods in Australia.
In a press conference in Sydney, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen was asked by reporters how Adobe can justify charging Australian customers more for their software (up to $1400 more [...]Read More »
Australian developer Dan Nolan has discovered that Google is sending him the name, suburb (where people live), and email address of anyone buying his app on the Google Play store.
He discovered it after checking his merchant account to update his seller payment details. He isn’t sure about customer details [...]Read More »
A security flaw on iOS has surfaced that allows anyone to bypass an iPhone user’s passcode and gain access to all their contacts and photos. The bug is claimed to be present in previous versions of iOS as well, but is now getting attention once again after Apple’s most recent [...]Read More »
Adobe Reader, Adobe’s popular PDF viewer, has a flaw that is allowing hackers to install malware on users’ computers. The exploit affects the latest version of the program (11.0.1), as well as earlier versions. This appears to be Windows only.
Adobe engineers have tried to make malware attacks harder to [...]Read More »
Another attack on free speech: US legislator introduces bill to ban photoshopping of head on porn star’s body
First of all, the above image is quite disturbing — I apologize but it is necessary to convey the gravity of this story. Georgia State Representative Earnest Smith has introduced a bill to ban the practice of imposing the facial image of a person onto an obscene depiction (in the [...]Read More »
Australians have been warned against using Apple Maps before, and it looks like they’re getting another reminder that Apple’s built-in maps application just isn’t quite ready for prime time.
The Country Fire Authority in Victoria is telling people to “to disregard Apple Maps township locations and instead focus on street [...]Read More »
This is Joe McCambley, co-founder of The Wonderfactory. He’s also the creator of the very first banner ad on the Internet. You know, the ones that are probably sitting somewhere on the sides of your screen when you’re off browsing the interweb. Here’s what it looked like:
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The Brazil Institute of Industrial Property has made it official: Apple does not hold exclusive rights to the “iPhone” name in Brazil. The decision favors Android phone manufacturer Gradiente Electronica, as they can now freely use the name which they first registered for back in 2000 — way before Apple [...]Read More »
Intel is launching their own Internet TV later this year, and it comes with a camera-equipped set-top box
Erik Huggers, General Manager of Intel Media, confirmed during the Dive into Media conference that the company will be joining the battle for the television later this year. Their service will also include hardware that people can purchase, and he describes it as something with “beautiful industrial design.”
The set-top [...]Read More »
If you couldn’t care less about watching the Grammys, you might have missed one of Google’s best ads for the Nexus 4. But really, it couldn’t have just as easily been an ad for Google Now, as the service is the prime focus of the ad anyway. The ad depicts [...]Read More »
Reports are beginning to surface that the late Steve Jobs wanted to build an Apple-branded car before he died. Meetings with Volkswagen reportedly took place as far back 2007 to discuss the project.
iDB notes that somewhere in the New York Times story about Apple building a smartwatch, there was [...]Read More »
Vertu’s latest phone is made of titanium, handmade in England, powered by Android, and costs $10,000
Are you rolling in the dough? Craving for an outdated handset that’s made with ridiculous material and costs the same amount as a car?? Vertu’s got you covered! Their latest luxury phones has arrived in the form of the Vertu Ti (it’s made of titanium, get it?), and it’s yours [...]Read More »
If you thought that bills like SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA were all behind us and the Internet was safe from prying eyes, I’ve got bad news for you — one of them is coming back. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger and Rep. Mike Rogers of the USA are planning on re-introducing CISPA [...]Read More »
I’m not sure what’s more amazing here, the fact that Wikipedia member ‘West.andrew.g’ has spent 3 whole years downloading and analyzing data traffic across Wikipedia’s English-language pages as a research project, or the fact that right below Facebook, United States, YouTube, and Google is Justin Bieber. Sigh.
West.andrew.g has posted [...]Read More »
A new study says that watching porn can be bad for your smartphone or tablet. The reason for this? Malware. Visiting mobile porn sites will bring up the chances of downloading malware three-fold — it’s worse than e-mail spam, malicious websites and fake apps combined.
The study, which was done [...]Read More »
After Facebook popularized the use of the “Like” button, countless other versions of the Like button have appeared in other sites. You’d think that Facebook invented it, right? Apparently not. And the company holding the patent for such a feature is suing.
Rembrandt Social Media, a patent-holding company, is filing [...]Read More »
…to be the default search engine on iOS.
Like their relationship with Samsung, Apple and Google remain rivals despite the fact that they actually kind of work together. In fact, Apple will be earning a whopping $1 billion from Google this year. The reason? Because Google is the default search [...]Read More »
Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe have all been summoned to appear before a pricing inquiry regarding the higher prices Australian consumers have to pay for tech goods compared to those of other economies. Here’s what the lower house committee had to say in a statement:
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“The committee is looking at the
Finally. I was beginning to feel like something was wrong with the tech world, due to the lack of Apple versus Samsung news. Turns out the war between the two tech juggernauts wouldn’t even be a thing today if Tim Cook had his way. A report from Reuters says that [...]Read More »
Apple is working on a smartwatch made of curved glass, according to Wall Street Journal and New York Times
Rumors have been circulating for a couple of years now that Apple would release its own smartwatch. The previous generation iPod nano even became a popular watch option for some people. Now, reports out of The New York Times then The Wall Street Journal are saying that Apple is indeed [...]Read More »