Google Fiber Vs. Time Warner Cable

Google Fiber’s chilling threat to cities: Do things our way or ‘enjoy your Time Warner Cable’

By on February 26, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Google Fiber’s chilling threat to cities: Do things our way or ‘enjoy your Time Warner Cable’

Google Fiber is a hugely ambitious project and because of this it requires a lot of help from municipalities where it’s launching. GigaOM reports that Google is definitely taking a “my way or the highway” approach to getting what it wants from cities and it knows exactly what button to push: It tells cities that if they don’t want to do things Google’s way, they’ll get stuck with having Time Warner Cable as their sole broadband provider. More →

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Google Play Music 50,000 Song Limit

New Google Play update is every music lover’s dream come true

By on February 25, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

New Google Play update is every music lover’s dream come true

Google announced on the Android Official Blog this week that the music storage limit for free Google Play Music users has been bumped up from 20,000 songs to 50,000 songs. You can stream or download any of those 50k songs to your phone, tablet, computer or Chromecast. More →

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House Explosion Video

Insane video: Dash cam captures NJ house explosion

By on February 25, 2015 at 1:12 PM.

Insane video: Dash cam captures NJ house explosion

Dash-mounted video cameras in police vehicles are extremely important tools for a number of obvious reasons. They also tend to capture crazy footage from time to time, also for obvious reasons — police officers are called upon to respond to situations where danger is imminent.

Sometimes dash cameras catch things that are even crazier than normal for police officers, and that footage often ends up finding its way to the Internet. Such is the case with a massive house explosion that was caught on camera on Tuesday. More →

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Google Chrome Malware Protection

How Google Chrome is keeping you safe from malware

By on February 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

How Google Chrome is keeping you safe from malware

No matter how hard you work to ensure your private data stays safe, it’s impossible to account for every potential security threat, as most recently illustrated by Lenovo’s bizarre adware catastrophe. Thankfully, there are other technology companies that consider security a priority, which is why Google’s latest Safe Browsing expansion is worth highlighting. More →

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Worst Gmails Bugs Contacts

Watch out for an extremely annoying new Gmail bug

By on February 23, 2015 at 3:50 PM.

Watch out for an extremely annoying new Gmail bug

Be very careful when you’re using Gmail because a new bug could lead you to send your messages to the wrong recipients. Business Insider details that many Gmail users have been complaining recently that Google’s automatically generated contact suggestions have been bringing up people whom they infrequently contact. This means, for instance, that if your wife’s name is Jane and you type her first name into the contacts box, another Jane might pop up first instead. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast customer complains about data caps, Comcast rep tells him they’re ‘mandated by law’

By on February 20, 2015 at 8:45 AM.

Comcast customer complains about data caps, Comcast rep tells him they’re ‘mandated by law’

You didn’t really think Comcast was going to let Time Warner Cable’s attempts to steal away some of its bad press go unchallenged, did you? Ars Technica has another great scoop about a Comcast customer who called in to complain about the company’s experimental data caps only to be told that these caps were “mandated by the law.” More →

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Google Maps Street View Greenland

You owe it to yourself to check out Google’s amazing Street View images of Greenland

By on February 18, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

You owe it to yourself to check out Google’s amazing Street View images of Greenland

You probably wouldn’t want to visit Greenland this time of year, which is why Google is letting you explore this gorgeous and remote landmass virtually through Google Maps Street View. Google on Wednesday announced that it’s teamed up with  Visit Greenland and Asiaq to help create “immersive 360-degree imagery of the world’s largest island,” which bears a striking resemblance to the frozen lands seen in the hit video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. More →

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Facebook Virtual Reality Apps

Is the world ready to social network in virtual reality?

By on February 18, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Is the world ready to social network in virtual reality?

The world of virtual reality is about to get a lot more social. Facebook product head Chris Cox announced on Tuesday at the Re/code Code Media conference that Facebook is building virtual reality versions of its apps, reports The Verge. More →

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Mashable partners with India.com to launch ‘Mashable India’

By on February 18, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

Mashable partners with India.com to launch ‘Mashable India’

Big news from India.com, which is a key partner to BGR and BGR’s parent company, Penske Media Corp. You can read more about the deal on BGR sister site Variety.

The full press release can be found below. More →

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3D Map Home Wi-Fi Network

Mesmerizing video shows a 3D map of a home’s Wi-Fi signal

By on February 17, 2015 at 6:55 PM.

Mesmerizing video shows a 3D map of a home’s Wi-Fi signal

When’s the last time you had to plug-in an Ethernet cable into your computer to connect to the Internet? Many people will likely struggle to answer that question, considering that most home computing is currently done on devices that are mobile and that connect wirelessly to networks.

But Wi-Fi networks aren’t always reliable, and can be very annoying at times, as can be seen in an amazing new illustration. More →

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Best Chrome Extensions

15 Google Chrome extensions you absolutely need to download right now

By on February 17, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

15 Google Chrome extensions you absolutely need to download right now

There’s no better way to spruce up your Chrome browsing experience than with a fresh handful of extensions. We pointed you in the direction of The Next Web’s top 10 extensions for Google’s browser last month, and now Popular Mechanics is joining in with 15 suggestions of its own. More →

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AT&T GigaPower Vs. Google Fiber

AT&T’s Google Fiber rival goes live in Kansas City

By on February 16, 2015 at 4:50 PM.

AT&T’s Google Fiber rival goes live in Kansas City

Isn’t it great what real competition can do for the home broadband market? AT&T on Monday announced that its new U-verse with AT&T GigaPower service is now available to residents in Kansas City, which just happens to be the first city where Google launched its Google Fiber service. More →

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