Internet Speed Test

The ‘Internet Health Test’ Works: TWC, Verizon and More Accused of Slowing Data Speeds

The ‘Internet Health Test’ Works: TWC, Verizon and More Accused of Slowing Data Speeds

By on June 24, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

Remember back in late May when we told you about the Internet Health Test? The simple test analyzed users’ Internet connections from end to end, and it aimed to determine whether or not Internet service providers might be violating the Federal Communication Commission’s new net neutrality rules by intentionally slowing data connections.

This week, the group behind the Internet Health Test has released the results of a study that analyzed tests performed by more than 300,000 Internet users, and it appears as though the test has served its purpose: Five major ISPs in the United States have been accused of deliberately slowing data from popular websites in dozens of cities across the country. More →

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Google Play Music Free Radio

Google’s Latest Ploy to Keep You Away from Apple Music

Google’s Latest Ploy to Keep You Away from Apple Music

By on June 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Apple Music has managed to retain its grasp on the headlines this week thanks to a theatrical bout with Taylor Swift, but Google has some music news of its own as well. On Tuesday, Google announced on its Official Android Blog that free, ad-supported radio stations are now available on Google Play Music.

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Time Warner Cable SNL Star Colin Jost

Time Warner Cable Really, Really Stepped in it This Time

By on June 18, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Time Warner Cable Really, Really Stepped in it This Time

Although cable companies have a terrible reputation among pretty much everyone, they normally do try to behave better for customers who have high media profiles. Even this has proven to be too much for Time Warner Cable to handle, however, because its poor customer service has now sparked an epic Twitter rant from Saturday Night Live star Colin Jost. More →

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Hilarious: Zookeepers Using Chris Pratt’s Raptor Crowd Control from Jurassic World

By on June 18, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Hilarious: Zookeepers Using Chris Pratt’s Raptor Crowd Control from Jurassic World

You don’t have to see Jurassic World, a movie that just set the record for opening weekend revenue, to be familiar with a specific scene from the new dinosaur flick: Chris Pratt’s character Owen Grady is sort of a velociraptor whisperer in the latest installment of the Jurassic Park universe and he’s able to sort of control raptors, as seen in the image above. That move has become the latest Internet meme, with zookeepers and pet owners everywhere showing their similar skills on Twitter and Instagram. More →

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Orange Is The New Black Piracy

Netflix now feels HBO’s pain as it battles rampant ‘Orange Is The New Black’ piracy

By on June 15, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Netflix now feels HBO’s pain as it battles rampant ‘Orange Is The New Black’ piracy

Over the past few months we’ve documented HBO’s ongoing struggle to battle Game of Thrones piracy, an arguably winless battle that has seen the cable television network go after not only bars, but individual pirates as well.

In a sign that Netflix is now officially in the big leagues itself, the online streaming site is facing a piracy battle all its own. CNN reports that Netflix is trying to clamp down on the ever-increasing number of sites which are streaming illegal copies of the recently released third season of Orange is the New Black.

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PayPal User Agreement FCC

PayPal could be in big trouble over its user agreement that forces you to accept robocalls

By on June 12, 2015 at 12:15 PM.

PayPal could be in big trouble over its user agreement that forces you to accept robocalls

Remember that PayPal saga from last week? You know, the one involving PayPal’s new user agreement which gave the company carte blanche to robocall and autotext users for pretty much any reason under the sun, including surveys and promotions? Well, now the FCC is getting involved and they don’t like what they see.

In a letter sent to PayPal’s general counsel, and originally spotted by The Consumerist, the FCC writes that the company’s new user agreement “may violate federal laws governing the use of autodialed, prerecorded, and artificial voice calls, including text messages.” Specifically, the FCC notes that the new user agreement may run afoul of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

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Instagram.com Website Design Update

The Instagram site is getting a big redesign this week – see it here before it goes live

By on June 10, 2015 at 12:13 PM.

The Instagram site is getting a big redesign this week – see it here before it goes live

If you love taking photos and you pride yourself on your Instagram library, likes and followers, then you’ll be happy to learn that your Instagram photo experience is about to get much better. And you might just end up getting even more likes and followers once the company rolls out a major redesign for its website. More →

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Apple Vs. Google Vs. Amazon Cloud

Bloomberg: Apple is building a massive high-speed network to ensure first-rate cloud services

By on June 8, 2015 at 10:16 AM.

Bloomberg: Apple is building a massive high-speed network to ensure first-rate cloud services

It seems Apple is tired of people saying it can’t do cloud services as well as Google, Microsoft and Amazon. Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is building a giant high-speed network to boost its cloud capabilities and put them on par with Amazon and others. This investment comes as Apple will launch its own Spotify-like music streaming service and as it prepares to announce a Netflix-like video streaming service in the fall. More →

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Google Chrome Laptop Battery Life

Google starts rolling out fixes to Chrome’s horrendous battery-draining problems

By on June 5, 2015 at 1:40 PM.

Google starts rolling out fixes to Chrome’s horrendous battery-draining problems

Chrome is somehow both the best and the most utterly broken browser available to Web users today. It’s fast, it’s effective and it makes your computer run like complete garbage, but Google is implementing fixes as quickly as it possibly can to stymie the frustration. More →

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This is Microsoft’s bold plan to always keep your iPhone connected to the Internet

By on June 4, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

This is Microsoft’s bold plan to always keep your iPhone connected to the Internet

While Google and Facebook are looking at ways of bringing online more users, especially in developing markets, Microsoft has a bold Internet-related plan of its own, which involves keeping you connected at all times, even when you’re traveling. More →

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