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Twitter Looks Into 4 Themes To Fix And Improve In 2017: Abuse, Edit, Topics And Interests, And Conversations

Twitter has some big plans for 2017, focusing on four themes to fix and improve: online abuse, editing tweets, following topics and interests, and keeping track of conversations.

Internet December 31, 2016

Editing Tweets Is The Most Requested Twitter Feature Ever, But Anything Past A Quick Edit Requires Revision History

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey asked users what they'd most like to see on Twitter in 2017 and, unsurprisingly, the ability to edit tweets is among the most requested features. Dorsey didn't dismiss the possibility, but explained that a revision history might be required.

Internet December 30, 2016

Here's A Closer Look At Amazon's Flying Warehouse And Drone Fleet

Amazon’s recently granted patent for what’s essentially a flying warehouse is equal parts groundbreaking and perplexing. Here’s an attempt to parse the retail company’s futuristic vision of the commercial delivery system.

Internet December 30, 2016

Offensive Tweets About Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher's Deaths Prompt Twitter Backlash

As the world mourned the passing of Hollywood icons Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, some tweets about their deaths have sparked outrage. Cinnabon and comedian D. L. Hughley are both under attack for separate remarks, considered offensive and tasteless by some readers.

Internet December 30, 2016

Twitter Rolls Out 360-Degree Video Live Streaming, But Only For A 'Small Group Of Partners' First

Twitter has a launched a new feature that will enable users to broadcast 360-degree live videos. The feature, however, is currently limited to select partners, but is slated for a wide rollout in the coming weeks.

Internet December 29, 2016

Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Rarbg, Torrentz2, 1337x And Kickass Torrents: 2016's Most Popular Torrent Sites Ranked

2016 saw a big shakeup in the world of torrenting, with three of the largest sites shutting down, two of which have ultimately returned in new versions. The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Rarbg, Torrentz2, 1337x and Kickass Torrents rank among the most popular sites of the year.

Internet December 29, 2016

Facebook Safety Check Triggered By Firecrackers: No, There Was No Bombing In Bangkok

Facebook’s Safety Check feature incorrectly informed Bangkok residents that an explosion occurred in their city, according to reports. Apparently, the Safety Check’s algorithm misread a minor government protest as a full-blown explosion.

Internet December 27, 2016

'Game Of Thrones,’ ‘The Walking Dead’ And ‘Westworld’ Are The Most Pirated TV Shows Of 2016

HBO’s blockbuster ‘Game of Thrones’ is once again the most pirated TV show of the year. AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ remains in second, while HBO newcomer ‘Westworld’ captures the no. 3 spot for 2016.

Internet December 29, 2016

Yes, You Can Have Tim Curry Read 'A Christmas Carol' On Your Amazon Echo: Just Ask Alexa

Amazon Echo owners can now ask Alexa to pull Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol from audible and have it narrated, available up to Jan. 3, 2017. Did we mention it’s narrated by none other than Tim Curry?

Internet December 26, 2016

George Michael Song Streams Shoot Up On Spotify In Wake Of His Christmas Day Death

Music fans worldwide are streaming the late George Michael’s songs on Spotify in the wake of his Christmas day passing. The streaming service reports a huge spike in listening to music from the late pop icon.

Internet December 27, 2016

Microsoft's Beam Pro Live Streaming Service Improves With New Features: Twitch In Trouble?

Microsoft is gearing up to better compete with Twitch.tv after new features were announced for its Beam Pro service. These features are in Beta, and only Pro users can take advantage for now. The general public should get a shot at them in 2017.

Internet December 26, 2016

Drake’s ‘Fake Love’ Tops U.S. Spotify Chart While The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ Rules Globally And Christmas Songs Impact

Drake has topped the Spotify streaming charts once again, this time with his latest release ‘Fake Love.’ The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ holds the top spot globally as Christmas music makes an impact on all the streaming charts, especially in the UK.

Internet December 27, 2016

SiriusXM New Year’s Eve: Maroon 5, Steve Aoki, Diplo, Willie Nelson Concerts, DJ Sets, Countdowns And Special Satellite Radio Channel

SiriusXM Satellite Radio is determined to provide the New Year’s Eve soundtrack for its over 30 million subscribers. Concerts and DJ sets from Maroon 5, Steve Aoki, Diplo, Willie Nelson, and many more artists, countdowns, and a special New Year’s channel will help listeners ring in 2017.

Internet December 28, 2016

Canada Declares Internet Access As Basic Service, But Will It Be Able To Keep Promise Of 50 Mbps Connections?

Canada declared the internet as a basic need alongside utilities such as electricity and water. The country's government has also unveiled a plan to bring a high-speed internet connection of up to 50 Mbps to all its citizens by 2021.

Internet December 23, 2016

Facebook Received 27 Percent More Data Requests In H1 2016: Are Governments Keeping A Closer Watch On Netizens?

Facebook has released the number of government requests it received in the first half of 2016. The Global Government Requests Report provides the number of government requests for account information and content restriction the company receives.

Internet December 22, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Is Not A 'Traditional Media Company,' Changes Tone Regarding Fake News

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief, has changed his stance on what Facebook is, having sensed increasing criticism over the unmitigated proliferation of fake news on its site. He now regards it as a media company, albeit not a traditional one.

Internet December 22, 2016

AT&T Starts Robocalls Crackdown With 'Call Protect' Service To Block Spam Phone Calls: How It Works

AT&T has officially launched its new Call Protect service to counter robocalls, offering automatic blocking and spam warnings to avoid spam calls. Here's what you need to know about the service.

Internet December 21, 2016

2016 Christmas Shipping Deadlines For Amazon, Walmart, Dell And More: How To Avoid Shipping Delays

Now that Christmas is almost here, make sure that your holiday gifts reach their recipients on time. Here are the cutoff shipping dates of popular shipping companies and online retail stores.

Internet December 21, 2016

Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Rarbg, 1337X, YouTube-mp3 And More On New U.S. Government Hit List

Popular websites The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Rarbg, 1337X, and YouTube-mp3 have been cited in the annual U.S. government review of notorious markets. The report for the first time includes a stream ripping website, reflecting the popularity of that process.

Internet December 25, 2016

Facebook Live To Go On Air With Talk Radio: Upload And Listen To Podcasts And Book Readings On Your News Feed

Facebook is launching its newest feature 'Live Audio' today. This feature will allow audio broadcasters such as radio shows, podcasters, and authors to publish content on Facebook's News Feed.

Internet December 21, 2016

Twitter CTO Adam Messinger To Depart From Company, Following Former COO Adam Bain's Exit

Twitter's Chief Technology Officer Adam Messinger recently joined the executive exodus at the popular micro-blogging platform. Observers are now raising questions about the stability of the increasingly decimated Twitter executive team.

Internet December 21, 2016

EU Investigates Facebook Over $19 Billion WhatsApp Takeover, Alleges Company Provided Misleading Information

Facebook is under fire again after a very tumultuous year. This time, it has to do with allegedly supplying the European Commission false information when it acquired WhatsApp in 2014.

Internet December 20, 2016

Drake’s ‘One Dance’ Is First Song Ever To Pass 1 Billion Spotify Streams

Drake’s 'One Dance' has become the first song ever to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify. The accomplishment is all the more remarkable, as the song was just released this past April.

Internet December 21, 2016

Twitch TV IRL Category Is A Throwback To The Days Of Justin.tv

Remember Justin.tv? It was a version of Twitch.tv designed for non-gaming live stream content. It was closed back in 2014, but the new IRL option on Twitch is definitely a revive of the service, but one that is more regulated to keep copyrighted content at bay.

Internet December 21, 2016

Facebook Aquila Internet Drone Crashed On Its First Test Flight: Investigation Reveals What Caused The Rough Landing

Facebook's internet-beaming Aquila drone had its first test flight in June, which ended with a crash landing. An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board revealed the cause of the incident.

Internet December 17, 2016

Why Google Top Searches Reveal A Bleak 2016: Year In Search

Google has released the most popular search terms of 2016 -- and much of it is heartbreaking. Find out which terms join Pokemon GO, the Rio Olympics, and Donald Trump at the top.

Internet December 17, 2016

Kickass Torrents Back Online To Challenge The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Torrentz2, 1337x and Rarbg With New Site, Original Design And Staff

Kickass Torrents is back online. The new version of the site is created by former staffers, retains its old design and is ready to win back traffic lost to rivals like The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Torrentz2, 1337x and Rarbg since its July shutdown.

Internet December 20, 2016

Conservatives Aren't Happy About Facebook's Plan To Fight Fake News: Here's Why

Facebook is going to roll out new features that will help weed out fake news with the help of third-party news agencies. Conservatives, however, are worried that the news outlets that have been tapped to help will be biased.

Internet December 17, 2016

Twitch Launches IRL Category So That Streamers Can Broadcast Their Everyday Lives Away From Video Games

Twitch announced IRL as a new content category that will allow streamers to broadcast their everyday lives away from consoles and computers. The service also revealed that it will be launching mobile broadcasting from its mobile app next year.

Internet December 16, 2016

Facebook Taps Fact Checkers To Combat Fake News: Snopes, AP, ABC News, And More

Facebook has now tapped third-party fact-checkers to fight the spread of fake news on the site. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief, now calls the site 'a new kind of platform,' regarding Facebook as more than just a distributor of news.

Internet December 15, 2016

T-Mobile Offers Free DirecTV Now For A Year For AT&T Switchers

T-Mobile has launched another aggressive campaign, offering free DirecTV Now for one year for customers who switch from AT&T. Moreover, the Uncarrier also added DirecTV Now to its Binge On zero-rating initiative.

Internet December 16, 2016

New BritBox Streaming Service: BBC And ITV UK Content For US Viewers Via Web, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, And More

The two largest UK TV broadcasters have teamed up to offer a new streaming service to U.S. viewers. BritBox will offer content from both BBC and ITV and stream via the web, on Android and iOS devices, and via Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast.

Internet December 14, 2016

Aleppo Under Siege: Syrians Cry Out For Help With Heartbreaking Posts On Twitter

Aleppo civilians use Twitter to say their goodbyes after government forces approach the war-torn city. One girl in particular, Bana Alabed, has caught the attention of the world with her devastating tweets.

Internet December 14, 2016

Sprint Subscribers With Flagship Smartphones Will Soon Get A Data Speed Boost Through A 'Hidden' Feature

Sprint will soon roll out an over-the-air update that will activate three-channel carrier aggregation, which will provide a data speed boost to subscribers with flagship smartphones. The feature is already active in the Sprint-exclusive HTC Bolt.

Internet December 14, 2016

Billboard Top Streaming Songs 2016: Rihanna, Drake, Bieber And Chainsmokers Dominate, But Desiigner’s ‘Panda’ Takes No. 1 Spot

Billboard’s top streaming songs of 2016 were dominated by superstars Rihanna, Drake, Justin Bieber and The Chainsmokers. It was ingénue rapper Desiigner’s smash hit 'Panda,' however, that took the top spot.

Internet December 14, 2016

Stream Ripper YouTube-mp3 Blocked By Google, Then Returns But Still Not Working: What’s Going On?

The largest stream ripping website worldwide was blocked in Google search results recently. Though it has now returned, the site still lacks functionality and blames Google for denying it access to YouTube servers.

Internet December 13, 2016

Facebook Brings Ghosts Of The Past: Old Photos Come Back To Life With Latest Glitch

If you've been having old photos resurface on Facebook as if they were new, you are not alone. A Facebook glitch brought back ghosts of the past and the company is looking into the matter.

Internet December 10, 2016

PewDiePie Trolls The Internet By Deleting Alternate Channel Instead: A Simple Joke Or An Amazing Marketing Stunt?

Felix Kjellberg, more popularly known as PewDiePie, trolled the internet by joking that he would delete his channel after it reached 50 million subscribers. However, the stunt might be more than just a simple joke.

Internet December 10, 2016

The Pirate Bay, Torrentz2, 1337x, Extratorrent, Rarbg, And More: Top Torrent Sites Of 2016

2016 was a volatile year in the world of torrenting. Many sites flourished, including The Pirate Bay, Torrentz2, 1337x, Extratorrent, and Rarbg.

Internet December 14, 2016

Facebook Releases Tool For Custom Photo And Video Frames: Another Page From Snapchat's Playbook?

Facebook is now testing Camera Effects, a platform that will let users create frames that can be used to decorate photos and videos uploaded in the social media network. This is currently available in selected countries and the United States is not one of them.

Internet December 9, 2016

RCS Now Available To Some Sprint Users On Google Messenger

Sprint has apparently started rolling out a new 'enhanced messaging' option that enables RCS for Google Messenger. Beginning 2017, all Android smartphones under Sprint will ship with RCS as standard, so this might stand as the company’s prep window.

Internet December 9, 2016

Facebook 2016 Year In Review: The Top Trending Topics Are Mostly Sad, So Maybe You Should Watch 'Chewbacca Mom' Again

Facebook has released its Year in Review report, highlighting the top trending topics globally for 2016. After going through the mostly sad list of topics, you might want to watch the 'Chewbacca Mom' video again.

Internet December 9, 2016

Fifth Harmony’s ‘Work From Home’ Is Top YouTube Video Of 2016, Calvin Harris And Rihanna Take Second [Video]

2016’s most viewed music video on YouTube was ‘Work From Home’ by girl group Fifth Harmony. The clip has amassed more than 1 billion views since its February release.

Internet December 9, 2016

New T-Mobile Digits Calling Service Counters AT&T NumberSync: One Number Across All Connected Devices

T-Mobile has just launched its AT&T NumberSync rival, introducing T-Mobile Digits. The service is currently in open beta before its full rollout early next year, and it promises a complete solution and an unrivaled experience.

Internet December 7, 2016

Adele’s Appearance On James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Is YouTube’s No. 1 Viral Video Of 2016 [Video]

Adele’s January appearance on James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ is the most-watched YouTube viral video of the year. Since its release in January, the clip has amassed more than 135 million YouTube views.

Internet December 8, 2016

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