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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Microsoft OneDrive Unlimited Cloud Storage

Microsoft just stuck a dagger into Google Drive and Dropbox

By on October 27, 2014 at 2:46 PM.

Microsoft just stuck a dagger into Google Drive and Dropbox

The cloud storage wars have finally reached their inevitable climax — Microsoft announced on Monday that all Office 365 subscribers are now eligible to receive unlimited storage on OneDrive for no additional cost. The rollout for Office 365 Home, Personal and University customers begins today and will continue over the coming months. If you want to jump to the front of the line, be sure to visit the OneDrive landing page and click ‘Get on the list.’ More →

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iTunes Beats Music Integration

This is the future of iTunes

By on October 24, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

This is the future of iTunes

It’s been a few months since Apple acquired Beats Electronics, but the merging of products and services has only just begun. One of the first questions many of us asked when the acquisition was announced was what would happen to the relatively new Beats Music streaming service. Apple hasn’t provided an answer yet, but The Wall Street Journal is the latest publication to report that Beats Music will eventually merge with Apple’s own music service. More →

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Fastest Internet Speeds By State

Where you should live if you want America’s fastest Internet service

By on October 23, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Where you should live if you want America’s fastest Internet service

What parts of America have the fastest broadband connections? The short answer is “Delaware.” The slightly longer answer is “somewhere in the northeastern U.S.” The Connectivist has posted data of peak connection speeds for every state in America and has found that the fastest services are in the eastern part of the country, led by Delaware and followed by Virginia, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, New Jersey and Connecticut. In fact, the only state in the top 10 that isn’t on the eastern seaboard is Washington, which has a peak connection speed of 56.6Mbps. More →

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Apple Maps Connect

After more than two years, Apple still needs your help fixing Apple Maps

By on October 22, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

After more than two years, Apple still needs your help fixing Apple Maps

For years, Apple has been doing everything in its power to make Apple Maps the app of choice for traveling iPhone owners. Unfortunately, it’s not always the most reliable companion, which is why Apple is putting the power to edit its service into the hands of small business owners. Apple Maps Connect allows businesses to add content directly into the mapping service free of charge straight from their browsers. More →

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