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The clever way Netflix is manipulating your binge watching

By on May 4, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

The clever way Netflix is manipulating your binge watching

Netflix is a hugely popular streaming service that has more than 81 million worldwide subscribers. What makes Netflix so popular is that it offers instant access to hundreds of titles, including original content, that are available to stream on a whim. There are no commercials, and you don’t have to wait a week to see the next episode of your favorite series. However, just because you just ended a six-hour Netflix binge doesn’t mean you were in full control. The company may have figured what you were going to click next before you did. And it did it so by simply looking at nothing other than the type of artwork people like. More →

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Wi-Fi Connectivity Speed Tips Fix

Simple tricks to fix your Wi-Fi without professional help

By on May 3, 2016 at 11:05 AM.

Simple tricks to fix your Wi-Fi without professional help

Wireless internet is something we take for granted every day. But Wi-Fi isn’t always reliable, and it’s often the source of annoying hassles, both at home and in public places. While you won’t be able to fix every Wi-Fi issues you might encounter at your local Starbucks coffee shop, there are plenty of tricks you can try at home or at the office to make sure Wi-Fi works. More →

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Interactive History Website

Awesome website features an interactive timeline covering 14 billion years of history

By on May 1, 2016 at 12:12 PM.

Awesome website features an interactive timeline covering 14 billion years of history

There are a few ways you can go about catching up on significant moments in world and human history. You can attend lectures or perhaps read a few history books. Or, you can temporarily toss those old school learning methods aside and instead enjoy an impressively well put together interactive history timeline.

Sure, you may have seen interactive history timelines before, but we’ve yet to see one as exhaustive or engaging as the one put together by Histography.io. Their cleverly crafted and intuitive timeline spans 14 billion years of history, with the website boasting that every entry “is a historic event from Wikipedia.”

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Chrome Material Design Update Pictures

See the major design overhaul coming to Chrome courtesy of Material Design

See the major design overhaul coming to Chrome courtesy of Material Design

By on April 25, 2016 at 5:35 PM.

Over the past few months, Google has been steadily adopting some of the styles and principles from Material Design in order to give its Chrome browser a major visual overhaul. We’ve highlighted some of the most significant changes in the past, but with Chrome 50 finally rolling out, even more updates are on the way.

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Netflix users are paying the price for Comcast’s data caps

By on April 22, 2016 at 8:55 AM.

Netflix users are paying the price for Comcast’s data caps

As pretty much everyone who isn’t on Comcast’s payroll knows, its data caps aren’t about ensuring “fairness” but about slowing the growth of cord cuttersThe Wall Street Journal has a good new report that shows how much data caps are already making people think twice about how much they watch Netflix, and one user says he’s already cancelled Netflix because he doesn’t want to pay Comcast’s overage fees. More →

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Netflix ISP Speed Index

Where does yours rank on Netflix’s list of best and worst ISPs?

Where does yours rank on Netflix’s list of best and worst ISPs?

By on April 13, 2016 at 2:01 PM.

You pay a ridiculous amount of cash each month for internet service. Are you really getting your money’s worth? Internet service providers love to advertise lightning-fast speeds but unfortunately, but customers rarely see speeds anywhere near as fast as their plan advertises. There are a number of reasons for the discrepancy, including poor Wi-Fi connections (be sure to check out our tips for improving your home Wi-Fi network) and slow speeds at the servers that store the content you’re trying to download. You might have 100Mbps internet, but you’ll never see speeds that fast when you’re trying to download huge files.

With that out of the way, ISP connections to your home and interconnections elsewhere indeed have a big impact on the internet speeds you experience, and Netflix has been raking ISPs in the United States for some time now. The streaming media provider just updated its rankings with new data as of March 2016, and now it’s time to see how your ISP compares to the rest. More →

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Microsoft Edge Flash Auto-Pause

Microsoft Edge is going to save you from annoying Flash ads in its next update

By on April 8, 2016 at 7:50 PM.

Microsoft Edge is going to save you from annoying Flash ads in its next update

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: you should probably disable Adobe Flash altogether. It’s nearly obsolete, it’s a resource hog and it’s often the culprit behind major security scares. But if you just can’t let Flash go, Microsoft Edge is going to at least make it easier to manage in its next update. More →

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Vivaldi Vs Google Chrome Vs Microsoft Edge

Meet the first web browser with real potential to be better than Chrome

Meet the first web browser with real potential to be better than Chrome

By on April 8, 2016 at 11:21 AM.

For a long time I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Chrome. I love how it opens pages more quickly than any other browser I’ve used but I hate all the resources that it gobbles up to make that performance happen. I like Microsoft’s Edge browser but there’s still something missing for me there that I can’t quite put my finger on.

However, for the past couple of days I’ve been playing around with the new Vivaldi browser and it looks like I may have finally found the browser that will allow me to comfortably ditch Chrome. More →

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Federal Communications Commission Consumer Broadband Labels

FCC unveils a simple way to see if your ISP is giving you a raw deal

By on April 4, 2016 at 5:50 PM.

FCC unveils a simple way to see if your ISP is giving you a raw deal

So you’ve signed up for a new Internet service and it seems like it’s a great deal… but that’s before you consider things like data caps and sneaky fees. The Federal Communications Commission knows that paying for Internet services can be a frustrating experience for many consumers, which is why it’s come out with new “nutrition labels” for consumer broadband services that offer details about ISPs’ prices, their policies on data caps, their assorted fees and more. More →

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Google Chrome vs Internet Explorer

Chrome is on the verge of knocking Internet Explorer out of the top spot

By on April 1, 2016 at 8:30 PM.

Chrome is on the verge of knocking Internet Explorer out of the top spot

One of the greatest unsolved mysteries of our time is the enduring popularity of Internet Explorer. Not only is it one of the least functional browsers available, but it was made obsolete when Microsoft launched Edge alongside Windows 10 last year.

Nevertheless, it remains the most popular browser in the world… but that may not be the case for much longer. More →

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MIT Wi-Fi Security Passwords Location

MIT figured out how to secure Wi-Fi without passwords

By on April 1, 2016 at 4:45 PM.

MIT figured out how to secure Wi-Fi without passwords

PC and smartphone users tend to have a love-hate relationship with wireless networks. It’s great to have Wi-Fi Internet at home, at the office, and in public places, but you still have to deal with passwords and spotty coverage. One of these headaches may soon be a thing of the past, however: The brains at MIT have now figured out how to remove password requirements from a Wi-Fi network without compromising its security. More →

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Microsoft Tay Tweets

The good news is that Microsoft’s AI chatbot isn’t a racist anymore…

By on March 30, 2016 at 9:16 AM.

The good news is that Microsoft’s AI chatbot isn’t a racist anymore…

We have good news and bad news about Microsoft’s chatbot experiment involving Tay, a Twitter account that the company hopes will someday interact with other Twitter users in a meaningful way without human assistance. The good news is that Tay is not a racist anymore. But the bad news is that it has apparently morphed into something else the world doesn’t need anymore of: A spambot. More →

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