How To Fight Internet Trolls

Meet the man who tracks down and shames the Internet’s worst trolls

By on December 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Meet the man who tracks down and shames the Internet’s worst trolls

Trolls are a staple of Internet culture but recently some Internet users have taken to exposing some of the very worst offenders who do things that go beyond run-of-the-mill online cruelty, such as sending out rape threats. Technology Review has written a lengthy profile of Swedish journalist Robert Aschberg, who tracks down some of the most vile trolls on the web and then publicly shames them by reading back things they wrote online. More →

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Samsung Holiday Dreams Christmas Commercial

Video: Samsung counters Apple’s heartfelt holiday ad with one of its own

By on December 18, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Video: Samsung counters Apple’s heartfelt holiday ad with one of its own

Apple earlier this week released an inspirational holiday TV ad focusing more on the holiday spirit than on product placement, although the spot is obviously intended mainly to sell Apple devices. Similarly, Samsung has created a heartfelt holiday ad of its own with a similar focus, though Samsung’s product placement is a bit more obvious because of the way this “Holiday Dream” ad is put together. More →

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Interesting Facts

26 mind-blowing facts you never knew about Google

By on December 18, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

26 mind-blowing facts you never knew about Google

Hundreds of millions of people rely on Google for everything from web searches and email to finding directions and scheduling our lives. Call Google “evil” all you want, but the Internet is one of the most important tools of the modern era, and it’s thanks in large part to Google.

But as often as you use the company’s many great services, how well do you really know Google? More →

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Facebook Automatically Enhance Mobile Photos

Facebook will now automatically enhance your mobile photos

By on December 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Facebook will now automatically enhance your mobile photos

The photos you upload straight from your phone to Facebook typically aren’t works of art, but starting this week, you don’t have to worry about tinkering with them to make them look better. TechCrunch reports that Facebook is now automatically enhancing photos uploaded on iOS devices, with Android soon to follow. More →

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Netflix Offline Playback Details

You’re never going to see the most frequently requested Netflix feature

By on December 17, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

You’re never going to see the most frequently requested Netflix feature

One of the most convenient features of many popular music and video streaming services is the ability to download music, movies and TV shows for offline viewing. Subscribers have waited years for similar functionality to come to Netflix, but it might be time to finally give up on that dream once and for all. More →

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Best Pirate Bay Alternatives

The Pirate Bay might be gone for good – here are 4 more great alternatives

By on December 17, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

The Pirate Bay might be gone for good – here are 4 more great alternatives

With The Pirate Bay still down for the count, many people are looking for some new ways to get their torrent fixes. We previously listed four hugely popular Pirate Bay alternatives and now we’ve dug up four more that torrent fans regularly use to watch illicitly obtained content. Check them out below! More →

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Google Top Searches 2014: iPhone 6

Flappy Bird and iPhone 6 among the most Google searched tech items of 2014

By on December 16, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Flappy Bird and iPhone 6 among the most Google searched tech items of 2014

With 2014 almost over, Google has released its regular search stats for the year, replacing its usual “Zeitgeist” report with a more user-friendly name: “Year in Search.” The search giant has released details about the queries performed on its search engine throughout the year, grouping the searches in various categories. Among the tech-related products, or gadgets that were most searched for online this year, Google has listed the controversial Flappy Bird app, but also many smartphones, including the iPhone 6. More →

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Facebook Year in Review 2014

These were the 10 most discussed topics on Facebook in 2014

By on December 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

These were the 10 most discussed topics on Facebook in 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, Facebook wants us to take a look back at the people, the places and the events that defined our year. The popular social network has put together a Year in Review site with a series of fascinating top 10 lists, from the TV shows that kept us glued to our couches to the songs that never seemed to leave the radio. More →

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Build Your Own Internet Network

Still dealing with slow or no Internet? Take the matter into your own hands!

By on December 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Still dealing with slow or no Internet? Take the matter into your own hands!

There are many people still lacking a decent Internet connection or any Internet connection whatsoever since in many places ISPs haven’t deployed strong broadband infrastructure. Instead of continuously asking for them to bring Internet to you, you could simply do what the people in the Italian village of Verrua Savoia did: take the matter into your own hands, and setup your own Internet service in your community. More →

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Pirate Bay Alternatives Isohunt

You can use a ‘fully functioning’ Pirate Bay clone right now

By on December 15, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

You can use a ‘fully functioning’ Pirate Bay clone right now

While there are many alternatives to The Pirate Bay, longtime Pirate Bay fans who want the real thing back can now use a “fully functioning” clone of the notorious torrent site’s database, BBC News reports. More →

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The Pirate Bay Clones and Reboot

The Pirate Bay ‘couldn’t care less’ about police raid, service might resume with a ‘bang’

By on December 15, 2014 at 2:50 PM.

The Pirate Bay ‘couldn’t care less’ about police raid, service might resume with a ‘bang’

Following the police raid that has taken down the Pirate Bay for the past several days, a representative for the site talked about the matter with TorrentFreak and revealed some details about the future of The Pirate Bay. More →

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Google Chat and Hangouts Tricks

Here are some Google Chat and Hangouts tricks you should check out

By on December 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Here are some Google Chat and Hangouts tricks you should check out

Whether you only use Google Hangouts on occasion or it’s your primary means of online communication, there are probably a few tips and tricks within Google’s popular platform that you haven’t seen. Business Insider published a feature on Friday pointing out several of these tricks, from undocumented emoji to simplified language translation. More →

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