Wefre Free Spotify Alternative

Wefre is a Spotify for pirates that might actually be legal

By on January 27, 2016 at 2:58 PM.

Wefre is a Spotify for pirates that might actually be legal

When it comes to questionably legal streaming music services, they’re often more hassle than they’re worth. Not only do they typically lack the features of the major players like Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora, but there’s no telling when the DMCA notices will start pouring in, forcing you to abandon your playlists and find a new alternative.

Wefre, the latest of these services, might be the exception to the rule.

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Google Chrome iPhone App Update

There’s finally a better browser than Safari for your iPhone

There’s finally a better browser than Safari for your iPhone

By on January 27, 2016 at 1:33 PM.

Despite being a diehard Chrome user on both my Windows 10 laptop and my MacBook Air, I’ve never made the switch from Safari on my iPhone. I’ve given it a shot, but it was just never quite as dependable as the stock browser.

Google is aware that many iPhone users have tried and failed to convert to Chrome, so on Wednesday, the company released a massive new update that it says makes the browser “significantly faster and more stable” than before. More →

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Google Doodle Scoville Pepper Game

Today’s Google Doodle is a silly game about an ice cream cone battling hot peppers

By on January 22, 2016 at 3:20 PM.

Today’s Google Doodle is a silly game about an ice cream cone battling hot peppers

Looking for ways to bide the time before the incoming snowpocalypse wipes away the East Coast? Google’s got you covered! On Friday, the company updated the Google Doodle on its homepage in honor of the 151st birthday of Wilbur Scoville — the chemist who found a way to measure a pepper’s heat. More →

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Verizon Net Neutrality

Verizon, one of net neutrality’s biggest foes, says it’s ready to test sponsored data

Verizon, one of net neutrality’s biggest foes, says it’s ready to test sponsored data

By on January 19, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

Of all the companies that have opposed net neutrality over the years, Verizon is likely the most outspoken and shameless among them. As consumers fought to support guidelines that would ensure a level playing field on the web, Verizon spent big money lobbying against net neutrality for fear that it might eat into the company’s bottom line. Then, in an ironic twist, the Federal Communications Commission ended up green-lighting net neutrality rules that were even more consumer friendly than the ones Verizon spent the most time and energy lobbying against.

We all knew that the new rules wouldn’t stop Verizon from finding and taking advantage of loopholes in the new net neutrality laws though, and now the company has confirmed that it’s ready to give net neutrality a nice big slap in the face. More →

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Google Tricks

20 Google search tricks every user should know

20 Google search tricks every user should know

By on January 15, 2016 at 10:47 AM.

Where would we be without Google? We have discussed the company’s impact on the world a number of times here, but this post likely sums it up best. Where Google’s core product is concerned, it’s a safe bet that every single person who will read this article either regularly uses Google search or at least uses it occasionally.

Google search became as popular as it is now due in large part to its simplicity, and the service remains wonderfully simple to this day. But as simple as Google search seems on the surface, it packs a wide range of functionality just waiting to be explored by savvy users. And if you’re not already a savvy Google search user, you will be by the time you’re done with this post. More →

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10 Cloverfield Lane Leaked Trailer

Watch the leaked trailer of J.J. Abrams’ ‘Cloverfield 2’

By on January 15, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Watch the leaked trailer of J.J. Abrams’ ‘Cloverfield 2’

When’s the last time you thought about Cloverfield, the 2008 horror / survival adventure that pits a group of characters against a mysterious monster? Well, it’s time to revisit those memories, as a sequel is in the works, launching on March 11th.

Produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot company, 10 Cloverfield Lane is the name of the sequel, with a first trailer having already been showed in cinemas.

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Want to save money by buying your own modem? Comcast will attack you with unstoppable pop-ups

Want to save money by buying your own modem? Comcast will attack you with unstoppable pop-ups

By on January 13, 2016 at 9:23 AM.

Comcast has done plenty of things to frustrate subscribers over the years. In fact, some of the company’s recent moves are bad for all of us, not just for its own subscribers. The latest customer complaint making the rounds might be one of the most frustrating ones we’ve seen though, namely because it will likely only impact the savviest of Comcast’s Internet users, and it appears to be completely impossible to prevent.

That’s right, Comcast customers, get ready for an unstoppable wave of spam-like pop-ups in your web browser courtesy of your favorite Internet service provider. More →

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere EFF

T-Mobile CEO apologizes to EFF, still says Binge On is pro net neutrality

By on January 12, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

T-Mobile CEO apologizes to EFF, still says Binge On is pro net neutrality

The controversy over T-Mobile’s free-to-binge Binge On data program is not over, and CEO John Legere felt on Monday that he had more explaining to do, especially after blasting the EFF last week while talking to consumers on Twitter. Legere apologized for attacking the EFF, but he did not apologize for Binge On, or his language – in fact, he continued to explain in his lengthy post on T-Mobile’s blog how Binge On is pro net neutrality. More →

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What Happens When You Reply To Spam

The hilarious things that happen when you actually reply to spam

By on January 11, 2016 at 1:12 PM.

The hilarious things that happen when you actually reply to spam

Have you ever gotten a piece of spam that made it past your filter and thought to yourself, “I wonder what would happen if I actually replied to this?” British comedian James Veitch has made a routine out of replying to spammers and scammers in recent years and late last year he gave a TED Talk that went into great detail about a lengthy correspondence he had with a spammer who called himself Solomon Odonkoh and who had emailed him about an amazing business opportunity. What followed was comedy gold. More →

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Google Fiber Austin Construction Flooding

Google Fiber blamed for worsening flooding problems in one Austin neighborhood

By on January 6, 2016 at 10:45 PM.

Google Fiber blamed for worsening flooding problems in one Austin neighborhood

Internet users all across the United States are desperate for Google Fiber to make its way to their city, but one South Austin neighborhood is currently experiencing one of the pitfalls of a project this large. More →

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Google Government Threat

Google Translate ‘technical error’ labels Russia as evil kingdom of ‘Mordor’

By on January 6, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

Google Translate ‘technical error’ labels Russia as evil kingdom of ‘Mordor’

Russia is home to the Lord of the Rings’ fiery, evil kingdom of Mordor, and its foreign minister is a “sad little horse,” according to a Google Translate “technical error” that left the search giant scrambling.

Internet users began noticing the translations in the service’s Ukrainian to Russian function over the weekend, and posted screenshots on social media, The Telegraph reports. More →

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