Top 25 Google Search Tips Tricks

25 Google Search tricks you won’t know how you ever lived without

By on August 13, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

25 Google Search tricks you won’t know how you ever lived without

Hundreds of millions of people around the world use Google Search more than any other Web service as they seek out information on anything and everything. It’s pretty amazing, though, how little people really know about the world’s top search service considering how many of us use it each and every day.

Typing in a quick query couldn’t possibly be any simpler, and that is a big part of what has made Google the world’s most popular search engine by a landslide. But if you want to become a power user and fine-tune your search results in order to find the information you’re looking for as quickly as possible, there are some great tips and tricks that you’ll want to remember. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast customer tries to cancel service, gets put on hold for over 3 hours until office closes

By on August 13, 2014 at 11:20 AM.

Comcast customer tries to cancel service, gets put on hold for over 3 hours until office closes

The hits just keep coming for Comcast. It was bad enough when Ryan Block recorded the infamous customer service call from hell and when another Comcast customer showed how Comcast would only refund bogus charges to his account after he revealed to them that he’d recorded a phone call with a rep who explicitly said the charges wouldn’t apply. Now Comcast is having to deal with yet another instance of embarrassingly bad service: A customer who tried to cancel his account and was promptly put on hold for three-and-a-half hours until Comcast’s customer retention offices had closed for the day. More →

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Like Everything On Facebook

Man tries ‘liking’ literally everything on Facebook for 2 days and the results were horrifying

By on August 12, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

Man tries ‘liking’ literally everything on Facebook for 2 days and the results were horrifying

Scrolling through a Facebook news feed can be a depressing experience. From the countless ads to the naive friends sharing links to Onion articles they think are real, it never feels safe to stay logged on for too long lest you lose your mind. But what if you dedicated two days of your life to liking everything on Facebook? How would your friends react and how would your account begin to morph? More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

The one thing you absolutely need to do to get bogus Comcast charges refunded

By on August 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

The one thing you absolutely need to do to get bogus Comcast charges refunded

Comcast’s PR issues are far from over following that customer care call from hell that went viral. A similar recording published online by a Comcast customer reveals that anyone who wants to make sure that their problems with the company get fixed just has to do one simple thing: Record the call and play it back to them if they give you problems at a later date. More →

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Gregg Gethard Yelp Review Novel

A comedian is writing a novel that’s comprised solely of Yelp reviews

By on August 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

A comedian is writing a novel that’s comprised solely of Yelp reviews

A comedian is posting reviews on Yelp that are part of a bigger scheme, Grub Street has discovered. Instead of writing simple reviews for the places he visits, Gregg Gethard a.k.a., “Karl G.” writes stories that are part of a novel. More →

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Yahoo Email and Google Gmail Encryption

Yahoo wants to encrypt all of your email, with Google’s help

By on August 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

Yahoo wants to encrypt all of your email, with Google’s help

Yahoo will offer its users full end-to-end email encryption and compatibility with Google’s own end-to-end email encryption at some point in 2015, CNET reports, as Yahoo chief information security officer Alex Stamos on Thursday confirmed the company’s email encryption plans at the Black Hat conference. More →

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Coolest YouTube Videos 7 Years Of Selfies

Teen takes selfies every day for 7 years, creates incredible compilation video that shows him growing up in 90 seconds

By on August 8, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

Teen takes selfies every day for 7 years, creates incredible compilation video that shows him growing up in 90 seconds

Kids grow up much too quickly, as the old saying grows. However, we don’t think we’ve ever seen a kid grow up quite so quickly as YouTube user Hugo Cornellier, a 19-year-old who has been taking one selfie every day of his life since the age of 12 and who has just fashioned them into an incredible new video that shows him maturing at an astonishing pace. More →

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Comcast Worst Customer Service

Here’s the secret trick to make Comcast give you good customer service

By on August 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

Here’s the secret trick to make Comcast give you good customer service

By now, we all know about Comcast’s customer service — it really is terrible and it’s a direct reflection of the fact that Comcast is much more interested in upselling you on pricier products than on actually fixing your problems. However, The Verge’s Adrianne Jeffries has just written a killer new report that reveals that there’s a secret way to get Comcast to give you the customer service you deserve. More →

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Best Gmail Features Unsubscribe Button

Google finally adds the killer Gmail feature you’ve been waiting for

By on August 6, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

Google finally adds the killer Gmail feature you’ve been waiting for

Earlier this year we heard rumblings that Google was planning to add a killer new feature to Gmail: An “unsubscribe” button at the top of every promotional email that would make it vastly easier for you to get rid of annoying promotions once and for all. Months later, it looks like Google is finally ready to take the wraps off the feature, which it touted on Wednesday in a new post on Gmail’s Google+ page. More →

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Google Gmail Email Child Pornography

Google explains why it helped cops bust an alleged sex offender by scanning his Gmail for child porn

By on August 5, 2014 at 1:02 PM.

Google explains why it helped cops bust an alleged sex offender by scanning his Gmail for child porn

Planning a crime with the help of Gmail might be okay when it comes to Google spying on your Gmail accounts, a company spokesperson told Business Insider, revealing that Google only tracks and reports child pornography traces in its email service. The search giant explained how and why it searches Gmail for explicit images of children in Gmail, having just helped authorities arrest a man a few days ago after finding such incriminating evidence in his email account. More →

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Steve Jobs Public Wi-Fi Plans

New report reveals Steve Jobs’ grand vision for making free Wi-Fi available wherever you go

By on August 5, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

New report reveals Steve Jobs’ grand vision for making free Wi-Fi available wherever you go

If you’ve read much about former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, you’d know he was a major advocate for broader public Wi-Fi, especially as it pertained to the iPhone. Walt Mossberg wrote a piece for Re/code on Tuesday in which he shares the details of a conversation he once had with Jobs regarding public Wi-Fi. Mossberg writes that Jobs understood why Wi-Fi networks needed to remain secure, but believed it would be possible to make shareable, free Wi-Fi from home networks the norm. More →

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Comcast TWC Vs. Google Fiber

You won’t believe what happens when Comcast and TWC face actual competition

By on August 5, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

You won’t believe what happens when Comcast and TWC face actual competition

For the past couple of years, we’ve been alternately amused and horrified whenever cable company bigwigs have told us that we don’t really “need” fast speeds like those offered by Google Fiber, so why bother significantly investing in infrastructure upgrade? It turns out, however, that both Comcast and Time Warner Cable have quickly changed their tunes now that they’re feeling the actual heat of free market competition for the first time in years. More →

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