Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast’s broadband caps are even more annoying than we imagined

Comcast’s broadband caps are even more annoying than we imagined

By on May 23, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Ah, Comcast — will you ever stop coming up with creative ways to irritate your customers? Redditor FriendlyDespot has noticed that Comcast has started injecting code into user traffic that warns them when they’ve reached 90% of their monthly data cap limits. Below is a picture of what this looks like when it pops up on your browser. More →

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Glow In The Dark Toilet

Glow in the dark toilet seat is finally a reality: Meet ‘Potty Glow’

By on May 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Glow in the dark toilet seat is finally a reality: Meet ‘Potty Glow’

After years of having his idea for a glow in the dark toilet seat scoffed at, Dave Reynolds of Lebanon, Tennessee is the one having the last laugh. Reynolds’ product, appropriately called Potty Glow, is now available for purchase at Amazon, Home Depot, and Lowe’s for just $50.

“I kept telling this story over and over to people and they laughed,” Reynolds said during a recent TV interview, “and I said, ‘One day you’re not going to laugh at me. One day you’re going to go to the bathroom and think of me.’”

Mission accomplished.

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Hit List

Sports Highlights

Best and craziest sports plays from the last week

By on May 23, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Best and craziest sports plays from the last week

With the NBA and NHL playoffs in full swing, not to mention some exciting action from Major League Baseball  and various soccer leagues, this past week was chock full of great and crazy exciting sports plays.

Below are a few of the better ones you might have missed over the last 7 days.

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Mark Zuckerberg Video Games

Why Mark Zuckerberg wants kids to play video games

By on May 22, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

Why Mark Zuckerberg wants kids to play video games

Video games have gotten a bad rap for years now. They create killers, many critics like to claim. They glorify criminal behavior, some politicians often shout.

But often left out of the video game discussion is how video games can actually be helpful to a child’s intellectual development. While it may sound a bit outlandish at first, video games can often help kids hone their problem solving skills, sometimes without them even realizing it. What’s more, kids who really love video games often start trying their hand at making their own, a sentiment recently articulated by none other than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg who credits his childhood love of video games with turning him into a programmer.

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Game Changers

Why Spotify Is Good Indie Musician

Indie artist delivers an impassioned and smart defense of Spotify

By on May 22, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Indie artist delivers an impassioned and smart defense of Spotify

Just because Jay-Z’s Tidal service has been a bomb so far, that doesn’t mean artists aren’t right to be upset about the paltry sums of money they’re receiving from Spotify. However, Fort Frances lead singer David McMillin argues over at PopMatters that musicians shouldn’t be upset at Spotify at itself but at their own record labels for taking such huge chunks of cash from Spotify royalties. More →

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Ocumetics Bionic Lens Perfect Eyesight

How an 8-minute surgery could completely fix your poor eyesight

By on May 22, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

How an 8-minute surgery could completely fix your poor eyesight

One of the things technology will most likely fix at some point down the road is poor eyesight. And it might happen sooner than we think, if Ocumetics Technology is successful with its Bionic Lens trials. More →

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Moto G Chromecast Remote Android Smartphones

How to turn your old Android phone into a handy Chromecast remote

By on May 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

How to turn your old Android phone into a handy Chromecast remote

Attention Chromecast users: Your Chromecast experience can significantly be improved by turning one of your older Android devices into a dedicated Chromecast remote, as one Android fan has discovered. More →

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Uber Self-Driving Car Prototype

This is Uber’s self-driving car prototype

By on May 22, 2015 at 7:35 PM.

This is Uber’s self-driving car prototype

It’s no secret that Uber is interested in cutting costs by replacing current cars with smart self-driving cars in the future. And it looks like the first self-driving cars from Google will not be the only ones performing test drives in the U.S., as Uber is also experimenting with this nifty technology. More →

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Google Nexus 6 Size Advertising

Nexus 6: Another reason why Google might favor phablets over smaller phones

By on May 22, 2015 at 7:10 PM.

Nexus 6: Another reason why Google might favor phablets over smaller phones

Google surprised Android fans who were anxiously waiting for a new Nexus smartphone last year by only launching one new handset, a 6-inch Nexus 6 phablet that proved to be too big for some users. The correlation between the gadget’s name and its screen size might help explain why Google had to release a phablet last year. Google may have also done it to show developers what apps running on a vanilla version of Android look on a phablet, though.

That said,  there might be one other reason behind Google’s decision to only launch a bigger Nexus phone in 2014. More →

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Apple Web TV Service Delay

Why Apple’s cable-killing TV service might be delayed

By on May 22, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

Why Apple’s cable-killing TV service might be delayed

Earlier this year, we learned that Apple was beginning to get serious about launching a web TV service of its own — something to compete with the other over-the-top services that have started popping up around the market. Having its name attached to the service will be a plus, but Apple wants to truly differentiate itself from the competition.

Unfortunately, that could mean we won’t see the Apple’s service any time soon. More →

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Google Security Questions

Google study finds website security questions are even less secure than passwords

By on May 22, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

Google study finds website security questions are even less secure than passwords

A new in-depth study from Google reveals that the security questions most individuals use as an additional layer of security are often less secure and easier to guess than user-chosen passwords. This is especially problematic given that security questions are often the only line of defense when a password is forgotten and needs to be resent or reset.

Interestingly enough, Google found that security questions tend to be weak because many individuals lie when answering them. Specifically, Google discovered that many people who provide fake answers to security questions do so to make them harder to guess. But as it turns out, “on aggregate this behavior had the opposite effect as people harden their answers in a predictable way.” Compounding the problem is that many users, as a result, also have a difficult time remembering their security question answers in the first place. This is especially true when the questions chosen are exceedingly specific.

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Need for Speed DOOM

Need for Speed, DOOM and Street Fighter V: Game trailers of the week

Need for Speed, DOOM and Street Fighter V: Game trailers of the week

By on May 22, 2015 at 5:55 PM.

Every week, a landslide of video game trailers hit the Internet, hyping up the games that have just been released, the games that are about to be released and even the games that don’t have release dates. It can be a bit overwhelming to keep up with all of them, which is why we’ve decided to collect our favorites into a single post. More →

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