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Google FTC Antitrust Report

The FTC’s explosive allegations against Google are enough to make me switch to Yahoo

By on March 20, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

The FTC’s explosive allegations against Google are enough to make me switch to Yahoo

Now this is what getting Scroogled really looks like. The Federal Trade Commission accidentally sent The Wall Street Journal a copy of its report into Google’s alleged abuse of its power as the world’s most dominant search engine and it contains some truly explosive allegations. More →

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Apple Website 1997 GIF

Check out this incredibly cool GIF of Apple’s website in 1997

By on March 18, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Check out this incredibly cool GIF of Apple’s website in 1997

Apple has come a long way since the dark days of the mid-’90s, when it very nearly went bankrupt. And if you want to see just how far Apple has come, then you need look no further than this awesome GIF posted on OpenUniversity.edu that has preserved Apple’s website exactly as it looked in 1997. As you’ll see below, the company’s main page has undergone a pretty drastic overhaul in the past 18 years, and it’s all been for the better. More →

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Best Google Easter Eggs

4 brilliant Google search Easter eggs every nerd will love

By on March 17, 2015 at 3:05 PM.

4 brilliant Google search Easter eggs every nerd will love

One of the more endearing things about Google is that its engineers have wonderfully nerdy senses of humor that they like to embed into Google’s core search offering. CNET has put together a big list of 27 awesome Google Easter eggs that you should really check out. Of these, we’ve selected four particularly great Easter eggs that reference classic sci-fi movies, video games and even mathematical concepts that every nerd on the planet will absolutely love. More →

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Internet Explorer Update

RIP IE: Microsoft is finally killing off Internet Explorer

By on March 17, 2015 at 10:37 AM.

RIP IE: Microsoft is finally killing off Internet Explorer

In its heyday, Internet Explorer was a cutting edge portal that shaped the way the world accessed the Internet. But its heyday is long, long gone. Many people grew to hate Internet Explorer after years of poor development and even some neglect. Meanwhile, rival browsers like Firefox and Chrome began to better cater to users’ needs, and they’re now both quite popular as a result.

Of course, Internet Explorer comes preinstalled on Windows so it’s still the most popular browser in the world, but that will soon change. No, Microsoft isn’t in jeopardy of losing its market share lead in the browser market — it’s finally killing off Internet Explorer. More →

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Google Now Developer API

This could be the best thing that ever happened to Google Now… or the worst

By on March 17, 2015 at 10:18 AM.

This could be the best thing that ever happened to Google Now… or the worst

Despite not being as talkative as its competing virtual assistants, Google Now is one of the best tools available for mobile and desktop users. Unfortunately, its functionality is limited a few select apps at the moment, but that might be changing sooner rather than later. More →

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Google Vs. Yahoo Firefox

Expect Google to panic like crazy if Apple switches the iPhone’s default search engine

By on March 16, 2015 at 2:28 PM.

Expect Google to panic like crazy if Apple switches the iPhone’s default search engine

Google has enjoyed a long run as the world’s most dominant search engine, although the company is finding that this level of dominance is getting tough to maintain. Earlier this year, we saw evidence that Mozilla’s deal to replace Google with Yahoo as its default search engine has made a small but significant dent in Google’s overall share of the search market, which nonetheless remains high at an estimated 75%. Even so, Google doesn’t like having anyone challenge its search crown and Search Engine Land reports that Google now “almost looks desperate” in its attempts to lure Firefox users away from Yahoo.

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NYPD Wikipedia Police Brutality Edits

NYPD caught editing Wikipedia pages on alleged police brutality

By on March 13, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

NYPD caught editing Wikipedia pages on alleged police brutality

With several incidents of alleged police brutality making headlines in recent months, it seems police in New York have come up with a new way to bolster their public image: By editing Wikipedia pages on alleged police brutality incidents and changing them to make them more favorable to the officers involved. More →

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Netflix Net Neutrality

How the FCC’s great new net neutrality rules could ruin Netflix for you

By on March 13, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

How the FCC’s great new net neutrality rules could ruin Netflix for you

You just can’t please everyone… The Federal Communications Commission issued its final net neutrality rules earlier this week, and some people still can’t believe that the Commission issued a proposal that is so consumer-friendly. Under FCC chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal, Internet service will be reclassified as a utility and prevent some of the biggest threats to the free Internet, including paid traffic prioritization, data blocking and bandwidth throttling.

Sure there may be a loophole or two, but nothing is perfect. The bottom line is that everyone stands to benefit from the FCC’s new net neutrality proposal — well, almost everyone. More →

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Google Street View Mt. Everest

Check out Google Street View’s stunning pictures of the area around Mt. Everest

By on March 12, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

Check out Google Street View’s stunning pictures of the area around Mt. Everest

Google Street View has virtually taken us to a lot of incredible places over the years, but its latest trek to Nepal and the region surrounding Mt. Everest might be the best one yet. Google Maps revealed on Thursday that it’s partnered with Apa Sherpa, a Sherpa mountaineer who “holds the world record for reaching the summit of Mount Everest 21 times,” to help take stunning Street View images of the Khumbu  region surrounding the world’s tallest mountain. The images aren’t just of the massive mountain but of the communities that surround it as well.

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Tor Dark Web Sites Guide

What it’s like to spend a week surfing the ‘dark web’

By on March 11, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

What it’s like to spend a week surfing the ‘dark web’

Yes, there really are two Internets — the one that most of us use and the so-called “dark web” used by all manner of criminals to conduct nefarious business without being tracked by law enforcement officials. BuzzFeed’s Joseph Bernstein spent an entire week hanging out on the Internet’s seedy underbelly, which he says consists of “scammers, drug dealers, and endearing dorks.” More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast finds an exciting new way to anger subscribers

By on March 5, 2015 at 2:24 PM.

Comcast finds an exciting new way to anger subscribers

If you are already paying for HBO through your cable provider, then you should have no problem watching HBO Go on your device of choice at home, right? Right… unless you’re a Comcast subscriber. The Verge’s Chris Welch points out that PS4 owners who also subscribe to HBO through Comcast still aren’t able to access the app on their devices even though it released to the console earlier this week. More →

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Popular Websites

Do you remember what Facebook, YouTube and Google looked like years ago?

By on February 27, 2015 at 10:45 PM.

Do you remember what Facebook, YouTube and Google looked like years ago?

The Internet has evolved at an incredible pace. Websites that looked amazing less than a decade ago are absolutely hideous by today’s standards — even the websites that are now worth billions of dollars.

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