Google Fiber Next City Nashville

The next city to get Google Fiber may have just been revealed

By on November 25, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

The next city to get Google Fiber may have just been revealed

Google Fiber fans eagerly awaiting news of the high-speed Internet service’s next major location may be in luck. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Google Fiber has filed a franchise application with the state of Tennessee, which signals that “the company is moving forward with plans for gigabit speed Internet in Nashville.” More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Why Comcast is pushing broadband data caps that nobody wants

By on November 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Why Comcast is pushing broadband data caps that nobody wants

Do you want your home broadband services to have strict data caps like the ones on your mobile data plans? Of course you don’t! But that isn’t stopping Comcast and Time Warner Cable from pushing them anyway. More →

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FCC Rules on Net Neutrality

The FCC won’t decide net neutrality’s fate this year

By on November 21, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

The FCC won’t decide net neutrality’s fate this year

The net neutrality debate is poised to extend well into 2015, as this crucial matter is neither on the FCC’s agenda on Friday, nor in its December session, FCC spokeswoman Kim Hart said. Apparently, FCC’s Chairman Tom Wheeler is “caught” between the wishes of the White House and the needs of Internet service providers. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Two Comcast customers nearly go insane fighting thousands in bogus fees

By on November 20, 2014 at 11:01 AM.

Two Comcast customers nearly go insane fighting thousands in bogus fees

Although Comcast has been pledging for a while now to fix its legendarily awful customer service, little seems to have changed so far because nightmare stories of dealing with the company keep popping up on a regular basis. Two more such lurid tales have come to our attention this week that involve Comcast customers who have been doggedly trying to fight bogus fees that together total more than $3,000. More →

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North Atlantic Air Traffic Time-Lapse Video

The most amazing thing you’ll see today: Time-lapse video of North Atlantic air traffic

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

The most amazing thing you’ll see today: Time-lapse video of North Atlantic air traffic

Aviation industry experts at NATS have created an awesome time-lapse visualization of Transatlantic air traffic over a period of 24 hours, condensing all the flights during a single day in August 2013 into a 2-minute video. More →

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Google Search History

5 more links to help you see everything Google knows about you

By on November 18, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

5 more links to help you see everything Google knows about you

On Monday, we shared a link and some instructions with readers intended to help them identify what personal information Google has collected about them in its efforts to build comprehensive profiles and serve targeted ads. Of course, Google collects a huge amount of data from its users to support what is likely the world’s most complex online advertising solution, so one single link isn’t going to show you everything you need to know.

Now, we’re back with five more URLs Google users need to know in order to see even more personal data that Google has collected. More →

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Google Project Loon

One of Google’s most ambitious and important projects reaches a new milestone

By on November 17, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

One of Google’s most ambitious and important projects reaches a new milestone

Do you remember life before the Internet? Younger generations in developed countries will likely find it hard to imagine, but there was once a time when information wasn’t always a few taps or clicks away. Now, whether you’re in your home or on the go, the world’s information is always at your fingertips. Of course, there are still billions of people who do not have the same easy access to the web that many of us take for granted. In fact, more people than you might imagine have never accessed the Internet at all in their lifetimes.

But Google is trying to change that. More →

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Net Neutrality Porn Stars

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Porn stars explain net neutrality

By on November 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Porn stars explain net neutrality

One of the hottest debates of the year has been around net neutrality and many activists and Internet companies have been loudly fighting the FCC and its proposal to allow for Internet fast lanes. Taking a completely different approach from most net neutrality campaigns, Funny or Die’s porn stars have also tried to explain in their own way why net neutrality is a serious matter and should be properly understood. More →

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What Google Knows About Users

This is how to see everything Google knows about you and sells to advertisers

By on November 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

This is how to see everything Google knows about you and sells to advertisers

Even though Google is dabbling in plenty of interesting new areas such as robotics, health and many others, the company’s main revenue source is still advertising. The company shows you a variety of ads on its many online properties, including Search, YouTube, Gmail, Maps and more. But in order to make more money, it tries to show you ads that are relevant to you based on your browsing habits. Or in other words, it can charge companies more to display their ads online to an audience that’s more likely to become their customers. More →

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Al Franken Net Neutrality Video

Video: Al Franken destroys Ted Cruz for getting net neutrality ‘completely wrong’

By on November 17, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Video: Al Franken destroys Ted Cruz for getting net neutrality ‘completely wrong’

Senator Ted Cruz last week caused quite a stir — and a lot of forehead slapping — when he described net neutrality as “Obamacare for the Internet.” CNN’s Candy Crowley on Sunday sat down with Cruz’s fellow senator Al Franken, a longtime net neutrality advocate who completely demolished Cruz’s arguments against net neutrality for being “completely wrong.” More →

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FCC Net Neutrality Lobbying

Net neutrality has some unlikely new champions, including Ford, UPS and Visa

By on November 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Net neutrality has some unlikely new champions, including Ford, UPS and Visa

As we’ve mentioned before, the debate over net neutrality isn’t just one of government-versus-business but one of business-versus-business. While we already knew that big-name Internet companies such as Netflix are strongly in favor of strong net neutrality rules, Bloomberg Businessweek reports that several other giant corporations have been quietly working behind the scenes to push the FCC to enact stronger net neutrality rules as well. More →

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Why Is Facebook So Addictive

There’s a scientific explanation for why you can’t log off of Facebook

By on November 14, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

There’s a scientific explanation for why you can’t log off of Facebook

If you’re reading this article on a computer, there’s a pretty good chance that you have Facebook pulled up on another tab. If not, you probably just closed it. There’s something about Facebook that keeps us coming back for more, no matter how crowded and frustrating our news feeds have become. So why can’t we break away? More →

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