Facebook News Feed Settings

It’s never been easier to avoid your most obnoxious friends on Facebook

By on November 7, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

It’s never been easier to avoid your most obnoxious friends on Facebook

In recent years, the Facebook News Feed has devolved from a streamlined way to keep up with your friends into an endless list of advertisements, quizzes and links. It can be all but impenetrable to those unwilling to comb through it for the updates they actually care about, but Facebook is introducing new features for the News Feed which will give you the ability to control what you see. More →

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Taylor Swift Spotify

Taylor Swift explains why she took all of her music off of Spotify

By on November 7, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

Taylor Swift explains why she took all of her music off of Spotify

Artists have been leveling their complaints against Spotify and similar services for years, but few have enough clout to remove themselves from the world of streaming music entirely. After all, some money is better than no money, right? Not for Taylor Swift. This week, she became the latest artist to publicly denounce Spotify and remove all of her albums from the service. More →

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Cord Cutting Cable TV

Cable companies shrug off cord cutters by jacking up broadband prices

By on November 7, 2014 at 9:47 AM.

Cable companies shrug off cord cutters by jacking up broadband prices

So you think you’re going to save money by canceling your cable TV service and watching your favorite shows through online streaming options? Sure, that may work at first but cable companies will still figure out how to get their pound of flesh from you unless they face real competition in the home broadband market. The New York Post points out that even though cable companies are losing pay TV subscribers, they’re making up for this lost revenue by jacking up prices on home broadband services. More →

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Amazon Prime Unlimited Photo Storage

Every Amazon Prime member is now eligible for unlimited photo storage

By on November 4, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Every Amazon Prime member is now eligible for unlimited photo storage

The unending torrent of Amazon Prime perks continues unabated as Amazon opens up unlimited photo storage to all of its Prime customers. Unlimited storage on Prime Photos was previously only available to Fire device owners, but CNET notes that as of this week, anyone with a Prime subscription is eligible for the service. In order to access Prime Photos, simply log into your Amazon Cloud Drive account and start uploading. More →

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Google Fiber Starbucks Wi-Fi Kansas City

Finally: Starbucks Wi-Fi that doesn’t suck, thanks to Google Fiber

By on November 4, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Finally: Starbucks Wi-Fi that doesn’t suck, thanks to Google Fiber

Anyone who’s ever tried working in a Starbucks or other popular cafe knows that Wi-Fi connections there can be spotty at best. However, there’s one Starbucks in Kansas City that should offer incredible Wi-Fi service all thanks to Google Fiber. More →

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Google Search Tips And Tricks

Here are some killer Google search tricks you’ll wonder how you ever lived without

By on November 4, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Here are some killer Google search tricks you’ll wonder how you ever lived without

Google is the most widely used search engine in the world — but are you using it to its full potential? Business Insider has put together a quick video of essential Google tips and tricks, and while some of them are pretty obvious — who doesn’t know to use full quotations to look up exact phrases at this point? — some of them were new to us and thus will hopefully be new to you as well. More →

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Time Warner Cable Data Caps

Time Warner Cable insists you’ll love data caps, no matter how often you say ‘no’

By on November 3, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Time Warner Cable insists you’ll love data caps, no matter how often you say ‘no’

Like the sleazy guy in the infamous “10 Hours Walking in NYC as a Woman” video who followed a woman down the street and couldn’t take a hint that she wasn’t interested, Time Warner Cable is going to keep trying to sweet talk you into accepting data caps. DSLReports notices that Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus told investors during a recent earnings call that the company is gong to keep pushing capped data plans onto consumers, who so far have told the company that they want absolutely nothing to do with such plans. More →

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First Web Page Ever Created

Let us celebrate the world’s first web page

By on October 31, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Let us celebrate the world’s first web page

One of the biggest inventions of our time was made at a mind-numbingly boring Swiss headquarters of European Organization of Nuclear Research. 25 years ago, Tim Berners Lee’s idea about “a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents” led to the birth of the very first web page. It is spectacularly ugly and mind-blowingly meaningful and stated curtly that “everything there is online about W3 is linked directly or indirectly to this document.” The World Wide Web was born. More →

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YouTube 60FPS Videos

You can now upload jaw-dropping 60FPS videos to YouTube

By on October 30, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

You can now upload jaw-dropping 60FPS videos to YouTube

There has been a heated debate regarding frame rate in video games for quite some time, but it came to a head with the release of the PS4 and Xbox One. When it became clear that 1080p 60FPS wasn’t going to be possible for every current-gen game, gamers were disappointed, but now developers have one more incentive to crank up the visuals on their upcoming releases. This week, YouTube implemented a new feature which allows 60 frame per second video uploads. More →

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Verizon Net Neutrality NSA

Sick of constant media bashing, Verizon funds a tech news site where the NSA and net neutrality don’t exist

By on October 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Sick of constant media bashing, Verizon funds a tech news site where the NSA and net neutrality don’t exist

It’s hard being Verizon sometimes. The poor little wireless carrier and Internet service provider often gets a bum rap in the tech press for its controversial actions on net neutrality and on enabling the American government’s surveillance programs. To combat these nattering negative ninnies in the media, Verizon has decided to take action and bankroll its own news site where none of those nasty sorts of stories will ever pop up. More →

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Google vs. NSA: Personal Data

Survey: Internet users afraid of Google handling personal data more than the NSA

By on October 28, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Survey: Internet users afraid of Google handling personal data more than the NSA

In light of the many detailed reports based on Edward Snowden’s leaks that revealed the sophisticated technologies the NSA and other spying agencies can employ for mass surveillance purposes, a new survey from Survata seems to indicate that Internet users are more afraid of their personal data being used by Google than the NSA. More →

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Google Search Movie Download Pirate Sites

Finding pirated movies online is about to get a lot harder

By on October 27, 2014 at 4:08 PM.

Finding pirated movies online is about to get a lot harder

Copyright content holders who want to stop Internet pirates from distributing illegal movies, TV shows, music, games, and other content on the Internet have apparently just scored a major victory, Business Insider reports, as Google has pushed out a major search update that may prevent you from discovering pirated movies and TV shows before you even have the chance to download them. More →

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