Twitter Vs ISIS 125000 Accounts Shut Down

Twitter is at cyberwar with ISIS, has shut down 125,000 terrorist accounts

By on February 5, 2016 at 3:37 PM.

Twitter is at cyberwar with ISIS, has shut down 125,000 terrorist accounts

Twitter on Friday offered some interesting new information about its efforts to fight against terrorist organizations such as Islamic State, as the social networking site revealed that it has shut down over 125,000 different accounts related to terrorism since mid-2015. This sort of effort is important because ISIS in particular has proven very adept at using Twitter and other forms of social media to reach prospective recruits.  More →

No Comments
Google Chrome Security Update

Google found a new way to keep you safe in its latest Chrome update

Google found a new way to keep you safe in its latest Chrome update

By on February 4, 2016 at 8:15 PM.

Exploring the sketchier regions of the Internet, you’ve undoubtedly run into sites so full of ads that it’s nearly impossible to tell which buttons or links will actually take you to the content you’re looking for. Yes, that one button might say “download,” but chances are that clicking on it will just take you to a site you really don’t want to visit.

Thankfully, Google is stepping in to help. More →

No Comments
Google Fiber Free Internet Service

Google gives cities yet another reason to beg for Google Fiber

By on February 3, 2016 at 8:35 PM.

Google gives cities yet another reason to beg for Google Fiber

City governments from around the country already have lots of reasons to want Google Fiber for their residents but Google has given them another one anyway. Google on Wednesday announced that it’s going to start offering its 1Gbps Internet service to residents in public housing completely free of charge. More →

No Comments
Internet Activity One Minute

What happens on the Internet in one minute?

By on February 3, 2016 at 5:20 PM.

What happens on the Internet in one minute?

The Internet is an amazing place that gets both better and worse every minute. The web is advancing at a rapid rate, with newly created content generating massive amounts of traffic for an audience that’s also steadily increasing. Currently, there are 3.2 billion people online, and companies including Google and Facebook want to connect even more people to the web.

One business intelligence startup set out to find out what goes on online and it has released an infographic that shows what happened on the Internet in a minute last year. More →

No Comments
Why Is Comcast So Bad

Fed up by slow Internet service, Comcast customer finds an ingenious way to fight back

By on February 1, 2016 at 8:40 PM.

Fed up by slow Internet service, Comcast customer finds an ingenious way to fight back

If you’ve got the skills to pull it off, there’s a very simple thing you can do to simultaneously shame and troll your ISP for your underperforming Internet service. At least one Comcast customer has pulled off a brilliant scheme that works by setting up a Raspberry Pi bot that automatically tweets at Comcast whenever Internet speeds are far below what’s promised in the contract. More →

No Comments
Google Project Skybender 5G Internet

Project Skybender might be Google’s most important moonshot yet

By on February 1, 2016 at 4:50 PM.

Project Skybender might be Google’s most important moonshot yet

We’ve known for a while that Google has been experimenting with beaming wireless Internet services down from weather balloons as part of its Project Loon initiative. However, it looks like Google’s ambitions to beam us Wi-Fi from the skies goes even farther, as a new report from The Guardian details. Google right now is testing out solar-powered drones that use millimeter wave technology to deliver wireless Internet service that is as much as 40 times faster than current 4G wireless data services. More →

No Comments
Home Wi-Fi Signal Tips Tricks

Quick tips to speed up your home Wi-Fi and improve coverage

By on January 31, 2016 at 11:15 AM.

Quick tips to speed up your home Wi-Fi and improve coverage

I can’t remember the last time I asked someone for an Ethernet cable to plug into a computer so I can get some decent Internet. Even a spotty Wi-Fi connection wouldn’t drive me to do it. I’d just enable the mobile hotspot feature on my smartphone and hope for the best. But there are ways of improving your Wi-Fi connection at home without spending extra on Internet speed. In fact, paying your ISP more money is probably the last thing you should do if you want to fix your Wi-Fi. More →

No Comments
Google Chrome Material Design Update

Google is going to give Chrome a big visual makeover – here are the first images

By on January 31, 2016 at 8:45 AM.

Google is going to give Chrome a big visual makeover – here are the first images

By most accounts, the transition to Material Design has been a successful one for Android. It’s more responsive, it’s easier on the eyes and it’s even made its way over to iOS to some degree. So it only makes sense that Google would take what it’s learned from Android and implement the best elements in the Chrome browser.

More →

No Comments
Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast’s ridiculous explanation for why it wants to limit your Netflix binges

By on January 29, 2016 at 9:39 AM.

Comcast’s ridiculous explanation for why it wants to limit your Netflix binges

In case you don’t know, Comcast is starting to get more aggressive in rolling out its data caps across the country. Many of its customers have complained loudly about the unfairness of these data caps despite the fact that Comcast insists they’re all about “fairness.” In a new Bloomberg article about Comcast’s data caps, the company tries to explain why these caps are really about fairness to its customers, although in reality this justification is a giant pile of nonsense. More →

No Comments
Starry Wireless Internet Service Provider

This new startup could make my dream of dumping Comcast a reality

By on January 28, 2016 at 2:18 PM.

This new startup could make my dream of dumping Comcast a reality

For years I have had a dream of having actual competition for my home broadband services. This is because Comcast has had a monopoly on broadband services in my Boston neighborhood for as long as I’ve lived here. Even on days when Comcast isn’t actively annoying me — and I’ll admit that my experience with the company has gotten better over the past couple of years — I still want to have a competitive choice.

But now it looks like I may finally have a savior, although it has a lot of questions it needs to answer before it’s ready for prime time. More →

No Comments
Wefre Free Spotify Alternative

Wefre is a Spotify for pirates that might actually be legal

By on January 27, 2016 at 2:58 PM.

Wefre is a Spotify for pirates that might actually be legal

When it comes to questionably legal streaming music services, they’re often more hassle than they’re worth. Not only do they typically lack the features of the major players like Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora, but there’s no telling when the DMCA notices will start pouring in, forcing you to abandon your playlists and find a new alternative.

Wefre, the latest of these services, might be the exception to the rule.

More →

No Comments