Twitter Harassment Policy

Here’s how Twitter is finally attempting to cut down on harassment

By on March 24, 2015 at 9:35 PM.

Here’s how Twitter is finally attempting to cut down on harassment

Twitter has been under fire for the past several months for failing to provide adequate tools to fight harassment on its social network. The company has recently admitted to its shortcomings, and in an attempt to make the website a safer place to interact with other users, it’s testing a new “quality filter” to block notifications that contain abusive or offensive content. More →

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Fastest Internet Speeds

Which states have the fastest Internet speeds?

By on March 24, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

Which states have the fastest Internet speeds?

Earlier this week, Cord Cutters News released some exciting news about Internet speeds in the U.S. According to some recent download speed tests, the average U.S. Internet speed in March checked in at 33.9Mbps, a marked increase from just February when the average Internet speed was 22.3Mbps.

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Google Gmail Pony Express

Google may soon add a brilliant new feature to Gmail that’s unlike anything you’ve seen

By on March 24, 2015 at 4:59 PM.

Google may soon add a brilliant new feature to Gmail that’s unlike anything you’ve seen

As if the United States Postal Service wasn’t already in deep enough water with the countless online innovations making physical mail obsolete, Google’s new service could make paying your bills as easy as having a Gmail account.

Re/code reports that Google is working on a project called Pony Express that will allow users to view and pay their bills straight from their Gmail accounts, without having to visit those awful websites belonging to utility companies and other service providers. More →

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Google Fiber Salt Lake City Expansion

Google Fiber just announced it’s coming to yet another new market

By on March 24, 2015 at 2:04 PM.

Google Fiber just announced it’s coming to yet another new market

Get excited, Salt Lake City residents — you’re about to get access to the fastest Internet service in the United States. Google on Tuesday announced that it would be bringing Google Fiber to Salt Lake City, which actually will make it the second city in Utah to have access to the service. Google first announced it was bringing Fiber to Provo, Utah back in 2013. More →

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Taylor Swift Buys Porn Domain Names

Taylor Swift buys the ‘TaylorSwift.porn’ domain before trolls get the chance

By on March 23, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Taylor Swift buys the ‘TaylorSwift.porn’ domain before trolls get the chance

Taylor Swift’s haters are gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate… but they won’t be doing it using the domain names TaylorSwift.porn or TaylorSwift.adult. As CNN reports, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has opened up a limited window for celebrities and companies to buy up generic top-level domains such as “.porn” and “.sucks” before the general public can swoop in and get them this coming June.  In addition to Taylor Swift, it seems that Microsoft has also gotten into the action and has already bought Office.porn and Office.adult as well. More →

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Comcast Customer Service Reviews

Comcast’s new initiative: Fix customer problems before they go viral on Reddit

By on March 23, 2015 at 11:13 AM.

Comcast’s new initiative: Fix customer problems before they go viral on Reddit

Comcast has been taking a brutal hit in the public relations department for months because complaints about its nightmarish customer service have regularly been going viral and have routinely hit the front page of Reddit. Comcast knows that in order to improve its reputation, it needs to do a better job of actually fixing problems when they first pop up instead of driving customers to vent about their frustrations in high-profile social media platforms. To this end, the company announced Monday that it’s going to be tripling the number of people who work at its social care team. More →

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Opinions
Google FTC Antitrust Report

The FTC’s explosive allegations against Google are enough to make me switch to Yahoo

By on March 20, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

The FTC’s explosive allegations against Google are enough to make me switch to Yahoo

Now this is what getting Scroogled really looks like. The Federal Trade Commission accidentally sent The Wall Street Journal a copy of its report into Google’s alleged abuse of its power as the world’s most dominant search engine and it contains some truly explosive allegations. More →

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Apple Website 1997 GIF

Check out this incredibly cool GIF of Apple’s website in 1997

By on March 18, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Check out this incredibly cool GIF of Apple’s website in 1997

Apple has come a long way since the dark days of the mid-’90s, when it very nearly went bankrupt. And if you want to see just how far Apple has come, then you need look no further than this awesome GIF posted on OpenUniversity.edu that has preserved Apple’s website exactly as it looked in 1997. As you’ll see below, the company’s main page has undergone a pretty drastic overhaul in the past 18 years, and it’s all been for the better. More →

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Best Google Easter Eggs

4 brilliant Google search Easter eggs every nerd will love

By on March 17, 2015 at 3:05 PM.

4 brilliant Google search Easter eggs every nerd will love

One of the more endearing things about Google is that its engineers have wonderfully nerdy senses of humor that they like to embed into Google’s core search offering. CNET has put together a big list of 27 awesome Google Easter eggs that you should really check out. Of these, we’ve selected four particularly great Easter eggs that reference classic sci-fi movies, video games and even mathematical concepts that every nerd on the planet will absolutely love. More →

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Internet Explorer Update

RIP IE: Microsoft is finally killing off Internet Explorer

By on March 17, 2015 at 10:37 AM.

RIP IE: Microsoft is finally killing off Internet Explorer

In its heyday, Internet Explorer was a cutting edge portal that shaped the way the world accessed the Internet. But its heyday is long, long gone. Many people grew to hate Internet Explorer after years of poor development and even some neglect. Meanwhile, rival browsers like Firefox and Chrome began to better cater to users’ needs, and they’re now both quite popular as a result.

Of course, Internet Explorer comes preinstalled on Windows so it’s still the most popular browser in the world, but that will soon change. No, Microsoft isn’t in jeopardy of losing its market share lead in the browser market — it’s finally killing off Internet Explorer. More →

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Google Now Developer API

This could be the best thing that ever happened to Google Now… or the worst

By on March 17, 2015 at 10:18 AM.

This could be the best thing that ever happened to Google Now… or the worst

Despite not being as talkative as its competing virtual assistants, Google Now is one of the best tools available for mobile and desktop users. Unfortunately, its functionality is limited a few select apps at the moment, but that might be changing sooner rather than later. More →

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Google Vs. Yahoo Firefox

Expect Google to panic like crazy if Apple switches the iPhone’s default search engine

By on March 16, 2015 at 2:28 PM.

Expect Google to panic like crazy if Apple switches the iPhone’s default search engine

Google has enjoyed a long run as the world’s most dominant search engine, although the company is finding that this level of dominance is getting tough to maintain. Earlier this year, we saw evidence that Mozilla’s deal to replace Google with Yahoo as its default search engine has made a small but significant dent in Google’s overall share of the search market, which nonetheless remains high at an estimated 75%. Even so, Google doesn’t like having anyone challenge its search crown and Search Engine Land reports that Google now “almost looks desperate” in its attempts to lure Firefox users away from Yahoo.

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