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Samsung Internet Browser Hits Google Play Store, Works On Android Devices

Samsung launched the beta update for its Internet Browser, and the app is currently available in the Google Play Store. The browser will run on Samsung Galaxy and Google Nexus devices that support Android 5.0 and above.

Internet March 7, 2017

Is Obama Planning A Coup? No, Google Home Was Just Spreading Fake News

Google Home seems to have been up to no good, spreading fake news over the weekend. When asked whether or not former President Barack Obama is planning a coup, it said he might be planning one.

Internet March 6, 2017

With Facebook Messenger Reactions In Testing, Could A Dislike Button Finally Make It To Facebook As Well?

Facebook has reportedly started testing reactions for Messenger, including a Dislike button. Is this a stepping stone toward getting a Dislike button on Facebook, or will it further separate Messenger as a stand-alone service?

Internet March 6, 2017

Facebook Rolls Out 'Disputed' Tag For Fake News On Social Network: How Does It Work?

Facebook has rolled out a new flagging system that will mark fake news as 'disputed' articles. Is the new tool the solution to fake news, or does it fall short on eliminating the issue within the social network?

Internet March 6, 2017

AT&T Stream Saver Rolls Out, Throttling Video Quality By Default: Here's How To Disable It

AT&T has officially started rolling out the Stream Saver feature announced back in November, throttling video quality to 480p. The feature kicks in by default, but at least it's easy to disable it.

Internet March 4, 2017

Facebook Adds City Guides Feature To Its App To Help Travelers Plan Vacations

Facebook began rolling out a new feature called City Guides that gives users suggestions on places that are popular in that city.

Internet March 3, 2017

Mike Pence Hacked: VP's Old Private Email Used For Official Duty As Indiana Governor Breached

In 2016, Vice President Mike Pence criticized Hillary Clinton’s error in using a private server for confidential information. But then he is also guilty of the same oversight.

Internet March 3, 2017

Amazon Web Services Outage Explained: A Typo Took Down A Huge Part Of The Internet

Amazon Web Services recently suffered a four-hour outage that took down thousands of websites in the United States. According to Amazon, the incident was caused by human error, in the form of an incorrectly entered command.

Internet March 3, 2017

The Pirate Bay Blocked By ISP: Rarbg, Kickass Torrents, 1337X, Torrentz2, ExtraTorrent, And Others To Follow?

The Pirate Bay has been officially blocked by an ISP after a court held for an entertainment industry consortium in Sweden. The ISP, however has vowed to fight rulings against similar sites such as Rarbg, Kickass Torrents, 1337X, Torrentz2, and ExtraTorrent.

Internet March 4, 2017

The Chainsmokers’ Coldplay Collab ‘Something Just Like This’ Breaks One Day YouTube Viewing Record [Video]

The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s new collaboration ‘Something Just Like This’ has broken the record for most views of a lyric video on YouTube in one day. The song racked up over 9 million views, surpassing previous record holder Justin Bieber.

Internet March 4, 2017

Facebook Bolsters Suicide Prevention Efforts With New Tools Powered By Artificial Intelligence

Facebook has announced that it's doubling down on its suicide prevention efforts, now with the help of artificial intelligence. At the same time, the company is also integrating suicide prevention tools into Facebook Live.

Internet March 1, 2017

Amazon Web Services Cloud Glitch: Outage Breaks Part Of The Internet, But It's Fine Now

The Amazon Web Services suffered a lengthy outage on Tuesday, Feb. 28, causing major disruption for a slew of sites and online services. The outage affected the operations of numerous companies that rely on Amazon's cloud services, but everything's back to normal now.

Internet March 1, 2017

FCC Chair Calls Net Neutrality ‘A Mistake,’ Commits To Lighter Style Of Regulation Moving Forward

FCC Chair Ajit Pai has made comments about net neutrality rules that might have suggested such a concept will be over soon. Pai has announced that the commission will uphold a 'light-touch' regulation.

Internet March 1, 2017

YouTube Takes On Netflix, Hulu, And Other Streaming Services: Launches On-Demand Service For $35 A Month

YouTube has officially announced plans to launch YouTube TV, its own $35-a-month video-on-demand service. It’ll launch on major U.S. markets in the coming months, with plans to expand to more cities across the country.

Internet March 1, 2017

NOPE Is The Chrome Extension For Ignoring Annoying Coworkers

Those looking to increase their productivity at work and ignore distracting coworkers need to check out the NOPE button browser extension for Chrome.

Internet February 28, 2017

James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Dream Guests: Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, U2, Barbra Streisand, And More

James Corden has revealed his ultimate ‘Carpool Karaoke’ guest wish list. Among his dream rides are Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, U2, and Barbra Streisand.

Internet February 28, 2017

Comcast Integrates YouTube Into Xfinity X1 Set-Top Box: Why It's Better Than Having YouTube As A Stand-Alone App

Comcast and Google teamed up for a neat YouTube integration on the Xfinity X1 set-top box, and not just as a stand-alone app. Starting later this year, YouTube content will be more easily accessible, including via the X1 voice remote, and will integrate similarly to Netflix.

Internet February 27, 2017

The Chainsmokers’ Coldplay Collab ‘Something Just Like This’ Under Fire From Deadmau5 And Others

The Chainsmokers’ new collaboration with Coldplay entitled ‘Something Just Like This’ is under fire from critics and fellow EDM artists. The song is being criticized as a simplistically produced rehash of the duo’s 2016 hit song ‘Roses.’

Internet February 27, 2017

Legendary Torrent Website Mininova Shutting Down For Good

File-sharing site Mininova has announced its imminent shutdown by early April of this year. The legendary site was once the largest BitTorrent site on the web.

Internet February 27, 2017

FCC Chair's Policy Reversals Reveal Trump's 'Other War' Against Media [Analysis]

FCC Chair Ajit Pai backs up President Donald Trump's battle against the media by sacrificing consumer protection in favor of big telecommunications companies.

Internet February 26, 2017

‘Cash Me Outside’ Girl Remix Hits Billboard Chart On Strength Of Dr. Phil Viral Video, How Bow Dah?

Danielle Bregoli, otherwise known as the ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl, has a new hit remix on her hands thanks to her viral internet fame. The song debuts on several Billboard charts this week.

Internet February 27, 2017

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ Continues To Dominate Both U.S. And Global Spotify Streaming Charts

Ed Sheeran’s hit song ‘Shape of You’ is dominating Spotify’s latest weekly streaming charts. The track is no. 1 in listens both globally as well as in the United States.

Internet February 26, 2017

2017 Sprint Getaway Giveaway Announced: 100K Airline Miles, $2K, And A Samsung Galaxy Smartphone As Prizes

Sprint kicked off a neat sweepstakes promotion called the 2017 Sprint Getaway Giveaway, offering 20 Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge smartphones, $2,000 spending money and a grand prize of 100,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles. Here's what you need to know.

Internet February 25, 2017

‘Carpool Karaoke’: James Corden Auditions ‘Breaking Bad’’s Bob Odenkirk In Hilarious New Clip [Video]

Actor Bob Odenkirk auditioned for a spot on James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ in a funny new clip. The ‘Breaking Bad’ star performed a hilariously bad auto tuned ‘Take Me Out To the Ball Game’ as an amused Corden watched on.

Internet February 25, 2017

FCC Chair Moves To Halt Broadband Privacy And Data Protection Rules Passed In October

The FCC plans to halt the implementation of a data security rule that compels ISPs to protect consumer data. Ajit Pai, current FCC chairman, plants to prevent the data security obligations from taking effect on March 2.

Internet February 24, 2017

Facebook Users Shared 300 Billion Reactions In One Year

Since its launch a year ago, Facebook users have shared 300 billion reactions with 'Love' being the most popular.

Internet February 24, 2017

Nokia 3310, Nokia 6, Nokia 3 Set For MWC 2017 Unveiling, Live Stream The Launch Event On Facebook, YouTube

Nokia is all set to launch its speculated Nokia 6, Nokia 3 and the revamped Nokia 3310 at MWC 2017. Nokia will be live streaming the MWC event on its official Facebook page and also on its YouTube channel.

Internet February 25, 2017

YouTube Bans Giraffe Giving Birth Video For Nudity, Too Sexually Explicit

YouTube took down a video that is livestreaming a giraffe about to give birth last Feb. 22. It was reinstated two days later after some criticism, so you can still witness the new calf being born.

Internet February 24, 2017

FCC Starts Chipping Away At Net Neutrality: More ISPs No Longer Required To Be Transparent

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to suspend net neutrality transparency requirements for broadband providers with less than 250,000 customers. The move represents the first major regulatory action against the Obama administration's net neutrality laws.

Internet February 24, 2017

Twitter Launches Custom Profiles In Direct Messages For Businesses To Personalize Customer Experience, Starting With T-Mobile

Twitter has launched custom profiles in direct messages, allowing business to improve their customer service by adding a more personal touch. The first one to adopt this new feature is T-Mobile, but other businesses should follow suit soon enough.

Internet February 24, 2017

PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Is Still YouTube's Most Watched Music Video Ever [Video]

Korean pop star PSY’s viral 2012 hit ‘Gangnam Style’ is still the most viewed music video of all time on YouTube. The clip remains ahead of songs by top artists like Adele, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber.

Internet February 23, 2017

Firefox Says You Can Now Snooze Your Browser Tab Until Later

Firefox's SnoozeTabs can dismiss an article’s tab and set a time for when the user wants the tab to resurface. It is still an experimental feature and only available to the browser with Pilot Test add-on.

Internet February 23, 2017

5G Steps Closer To Reality: Verizon To Offer 5G Trial Service In 11 Cities This Year

Verizon has announced plans to commence 5G trial services in 11 cities by mid-2017. If reports are correct, the technology could end up being 10 to 100 times faster than present-day 4G connectivity.

Internet February 22, 2017

Howard Stern’s SiriusXM Office Compound Exposed On Live YouTube Stream, Culprit Rival DJ Opie May Be Fired

Howard Stern rival and fellow SiriusXM host Gregg 'Opie' Hughes broke into Stern’s locked office compound and live streamed the incident on YouTube. Hughes may be fired as a result.

Internet February 22, 2017

Verizon's Latest Salvo In Carrier Price War: New Cheap Prepaid Plan

Verizon announced a new prepaid data plan designed to lure new subscribers to its network. It seems part of the current rumble among the leading U.S. carriers that began with the flurry of new unlimited plans launched.

Internet February 21, 2017

Google, Microsoft Agree To Crack Down On Piracy Sites In UK Search Results

Google and Microsoft will remove links leading to pirated content in the first page of search results in the United Kingdom. The agreement has been agreed upon after years of campaigning by the creative industry.

Internet February 20, 2017

Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom Faces Extradition To The US After New Zealand Ruling

A New Zealand court ruled that there are grounds to extradite Kim Dotcom to the United States. It stated that the conspiracy to commit copyright infringement constitutes fraud.

Internet February 20, 2017

Tiny Trump Memes Are Taking Reddit By Storm

Photoshopped images of President Donald Trump became overnight sensations at Reddit. The images, which are also now circulating at Twitter, are expected to anger the president, who is known for being conscious about his image.

Internet February 19, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg's Manifesto Embraces Facebook's Destiny: Why You Should Be Afraid

Mark Zuckerberg has published a statement outlining the direction that Facebook will be taking. The almost 6,000-word piece talked big about how the social media company can change the world for the better, but some people were disturbed.

Internet February 18, 2017

Hate YouTube’s Unskippable 30-Second Ads? Google Is Getting Rid Of Them Next Year

Google, parent company of YouTube, has officially announced that 30-second ads you can’t skip will disappear from the site. The company is now encouraging advertisers to begin exploring shorter formats for ads.

Internet February 17, 2017

PewDiePie Finally Responds To Controversy Over Anti-Semitic Videos

PewDiePie has now uploaded a video response over the recent controversy involving anti-Semitic content posted on his channel. The YouTube star offered an apology, but also mentioned his criticism of the media in general.

Internet February 17, 2017

YouTube Automatic Captioning Service: 1 Billion Videos Now Have Captions

YouTube achieved a monumental feat by automatically captioning 1 billion videos to date. The automatic captioning feature of YouTube was introduced in 2009 by Google.

Internet February 17, 2017

Lady Gaga Streams And Downloads Leap To Top Of Billboard Charts Following Super Bowl Performance

Lady Gaga experienced a remarkable sales resurgence following her Super Bowl performance. Both single ‘Million Reasons’ and album ‘Joanne’ leapt into Billboard’s top 5, due to huge download sales increases.

Internet February 17, 2017

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