Internet Speed

Nokia to demo Internet transfer technology that’s 1,000 faster than Google Fiber

By on September 21, 2016 at 8:30 PM.

Nokia to demo Internet transfer technology that’s 1,000 faster than Google Fiber

Thanks to the proliferation of streaming services like Netflix, having a reliable ISP capable of delivering high download speeds is more important than ever before. That being the case, it’s not at all surprising that ISPs are continuously duking it out with each other in an ongoing race to determine who can offer users the fastest transfer speeds with minimal downtime.

Today, some of the fastest Internet service around comes from services like Google Fiber and Verizon FIOS. But now comes word via ZDNet that we may have a new data transfer champion in our midsts. According to the report, Nokia later this week will demonstrate a new transfer technology capable of delivering a jaw-dropping one terabit of data per second (equivalent to 1,000 Gbps) via optical fiber. The technology is the result of joint research carried out by Nokia Bell Labs, the Technical University of Munich and Telekom Innovation Laboratories.

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North Korea Internet

North Korea only has 28 websites

By on September 20, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

North Korea only has 28 websites

It’s hard to reconcile the modern world we live in — where information is readily accessible and flows freely — with the reality of what life is like for the vast majority of North Koreans who remain under the draconian rule of an oppressive regime that, quite literally, does everything in its power to shield its populace from any information that isn’t tailor-made or approved by government officials.

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Chrome 53 Battery Power

Chrome shouldn’t devour your PC’s battery quite as quickly any more

By on September 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

Chrome shouldn’t devour your PC’s battery quite as quickly any more

In many ways, Chrome is the best browser available for any platform, but it’s not without its issues. One of the biggest frustrations for many Chrome users is how quickly it depletes the battery, especially on Windows devices. Last week, Google finally addressed that issue with the release of Chrome 53.

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Sprint's Unlimited Plan

Sprint proves it doesn’t understand what ‘unlimited’ means

By on August 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Sprint proves it doesn’t understand what ‘unlimited’ means

Sprint and T-Mobile both recently released unlimited data plans that aren’t actually unlimited — you can use a whole bunch of data, but you are limited to streaming SD-quality video and slow speeds for gaming. As part of a new plan that Sprint is offering you can now pay $20 a month more to stream video in full HD and game faster.

This plan is called Unlimited Freedom Premium, which pretty much goes to show that Sprint didn’t understand the meaning of the word “Unlimited” in the first place.

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Play Solitaire Tic Tac Toe Google

Here’s how to play solitaire and tic-tac-toe in Google Search

By on August 25, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

Here’s how to play solitaire and tic-tac-toe in Google Search

Because there aren’t already enough distractions on the internet to keep your from being productive, Google just added solitaire and tic-tac-toe to Search. Whether you’re on Google.com or using Google’s mobile app, all you have to do is search for either “solitaire” or “tic-tac-toe” and the game will appear.

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Olympic Diving Pool Green

We finally know why the Olympic diving pool turned green

By on August 15, 2016 at 2:14 PM.

We finally know why the Olympic diving pool turned green

We all have bad days on the job. But when your bad day involves accidentally turning the world’s most famous swimming pool (right now) an unnerving shade of green, it’s not a fair comparison.

The New York Times discovered the truth behind the oddly-colored Olympic diving and water polo pools at the Rio Olympics. A maintenance worker added 160 liters of hydrogen peroxide to the pool 10 days ago, neutralizing the chlorine and letting all manner of nastiness grow in the water.

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast wants to charge you for privacy or sell your browsing history to advertisers

By on August 4, 2016 at 2:40 PM.

Comcast wants to charge you for privacy or sell your browsing history to advertisers

As if there weren’t enough reasons to hate internet service providers, Comcast is giving you a brand new one. The company wants to be able to charge you more to better protect your privacy, or offer you cheaper plans as long as it’s able to sell your data to advertisers. And by data, we mean all of your browsing history, which is something most people go out of their way to guard. More →

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Touch ID iPhone

A surprisingly long list of body parts will open a iPhone Touch ID sensor

By on July 28, 2016 at 12:25 PM.

A surprisingly long list of body parts will open a iPhone Touch ID sensor

What do your nose, the heel of your foot and left nipple all have in common? Well, according to this Reddit thread, they will all work on an Apple Touch ID sensor. The same can’t be said for right nipples, unfortunately.

Highly reputable Reddit source “A_Gigantic_Potato” published his “comprehensive” list of different body parts that will work with a Touch ID sensor. For a part that was only meant to recognise fingerprints, it turns out that the Touch ID sensor is surprisingly versatile.

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