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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

'Pokémon GO' December 12 Update Confirmed As Sprint, Boost Mobile And Sprint At RadioShack Stores Become Gyms And PokéStops

Sprint has announced that its Sprint, Boost Mobile and Sprint at RadioShack stores will turn into PokéStops and Gyms for 'Pokémon GO' starting on Dec. 12. Niantic will unveil new details about the game and new Pokémon.

Internet December 7, 2016

PewDiePie To Delete His YouTube Account To 'Stop His Channel From Dying'

PewDiePie is threatening to bolt YouTube due to what he claims to be a conspiracy against his channel. He has cited his race as one of the motivations behind the allegedly nefarious campaign.

Internet December 6, 2016

AT&T Launches First 5G Trial For Intel In Austin

AT&T has now launched the first business customer trial of 5G wireless technology via one of Intel’s offices located in Austin, Texas. But does this mean that commercial use of 5G is in the offing?

Internet December 6, 2016

GoDaddy Acquires WP Curve: What This Means For Customers Of The WordPress Services Provider

GoDaddy has bought WP Curve, a start-up company offering a range of online services for WordPress sites. Current paying customers of WP Curve need not worry about the acquisition, according to WP Curve itself.

Internet December 6, 2016

Facebook, Twitter And YouTube Work Together To Crack Down On Terrorist Content Online

Big-name tech companies are joining forces to effectively remove terrorist propaganda online. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft will share identifiers on a database accessible to all four companies to properly flag and eventually remove terrorist material.

Internet December 6, 2016

EU Urges Facebook, Google And Other Tech Companies To Act Promptly Against Online Hate Speech

The European Union wants tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft to deal with hate speech swiftly. The EU may have to enact laws forcing these companies to be fast while dealing with hateful content.

Internet December 5, 2016

Facebook Could Use Curated Articles To Fight Fake News

The problem of fake news continues to rub the internet and Facebook the wrong way. The company has taken it upon itself to control the flow of news on its platform by making moves to have a section known as Collections where curated news articles can be found.

Internet December 3, 2016

Facebook To Rely On AI To Crack Down On Fake News, Offensive Live Videos

According to Facebook’s head of artificial intelligence research, AI could help the company weed out fake news and sensitive content on users’ newsfeeds. The problem is Facebook doesn’t know how to approach it yet.

Internet December 1, 2016

Reddit To Penalize 'Most Toxic Users' And Restrict Reach Of Pro-Trump Subreddit

Reddit has quarantined the r/the_donald subreddit due to the toxic behavior of several of its users. Its administrators also announced that more than a hundred users will get warnings, timeouts or even outright bans for trolling.

Internet November 30, 2016

AWS Snowmobile Is Amazon's Truck That'll Move Your Data To The Cloud - Yes, It's Literally An 18-Wheeler

Amazon has introduced a new data transfer method for its Amazon Web Services cloud platform. Named the Snowmobile, the 18-wheeler climate-controlled truck will take companies’ exabyte-scale data to the cloud.

Internet December 1, 2016

Netflix Offline Viewing Finally Possible: You Can Now Download Your Favorite Shows And Watch Them Offline

Netflix has finally added offline viewing, now allowing users to download movies and TV shows at no extra cost. Most Netflix content is already available for offline viewing, with more to come.

Internet December 1, 2016

SiriusXM Settles The Turtles Oldies Copyright Lawsuit For Up To $99 Million

Satellite radio company SiriusXM has settled a series of copyright lawsuits related to its playing of pre-1972 recordings for an amount which could reach $99 million. The class action lawsuits were filed on behalf of the 60s group the Turtles, who performed the classic hit oldie 'Happy Together.'

Internet December 2, 2016

Amazon Prime Reboots Cult Classic ‘Sigmund And The Sea Monsters’ Starring David Arquette In Krofft Resurgence

The classic cult series ‘Sigmund and the Sea Monsters’ is being revived by original producers Sid and Marty Krofft. The show will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime and star David Arquette.

Internet December 1, 2016

The Weeknd Shatters Spotify Record For Most Streams In A Day With New No. 1 ‘Starboy’ Album, Beating Justin Bieber

The Weeknd has officially broken the record for most streams on Spotify in a one-day period, beating Justin Bieber’s prior record. The pop star’s just-released new album ‘Starboy’ is also poised to hit No. 1 on Billboard’s top album chart.

Internet December 1, 2016

Spotify Says Thanks To Weird 2016 In New Ad Campaign That Shows The Fun Side Of User Data

The latest advertising campaign of Spotify says thanks to a weird 2016 by revealing interesting and strange listening habits of users. "Dear person who played 'Sorry' 42 times on Valentine's Day, what did you do?" one of the billboards says.

Internet November 30, 2016

Largest Stream Ripping Song Conversion Site YouTube-mp3 Not Functioning And Could Shut Down Permanently, Alternatives Surge

The largest stream ripping song conversion site worldwide, YouTube-mp3.org, has not been functioning for well over a month in the wake of a recent lawsuit. The move could signal a permanent shutdown for the site, as alternatives experience traffic surges as a result of its loss.

Internet November 30, 2016

Twitter Adds Direct Reply Count And Ranked Conversations On Mobile

Twitter finally extended the ranked conversations system to its iOS and Android mobile apps as well, as it promised last year. Moreover, the microblogging platform has also added Direct Message Counts to see the total number of replies at a glance.

Internet November 30, 2016

Fearing America Under Donald Trump, The Internet Archive Wants A Backup In Canada

The Internet Archive has announced plans to back up its data in Canada, fearing an unpredictable America under Donald Trump. With this move, the U.S. nonprofit wants to make sure its data remains safe, private and accessible regardless of Trump's reign.

Internet November 30, 2016

Facebook Instant Games Bring The Fun Right Into Your Messenger And News Feed: 17 Games With More To Come

Facebook Instant Games now bring a new HTML5 cross-platform gaming experience to Facebook Messenger and the Facebook News Feed, both on mobile and the web. Games such as 'Pac-Man,' 'Space Invaders,' 'Words With Friends' and other are now available, with more to come.

Internet November 30, 2016

Google Chrome Slowly Ditching Adobe Flash By Defaulting To HTML5 On Most Websites

In just a few years, Adobe Flash may no longer command any form of control of media on the web as Google has hammered another nail in its coffin. The company will no longer allow its web browser to prioritize Flash over HTML5, making the platform almost obsolete.

Internet December 3, 2016

AT&T DirecTV Now Goes Live On Nov. 30: Prices, Programming Packages, Supported Devices, Perks And All You Need To Know

AT&T has officially announced all necessary details for its DirecTV Now internet TV streaming service, set to launch on Nov. 30. Here's all you need to know about programming packages, pricing, promos, supported devices, freebies and more.

Internet November 29, 2016

Google Warning Users Of Government-Backed Hackers Attacking Their Accounts

Google had sent out email to high-profile journalist and professors warning them that their accounts may have been targeted by government-backed hackers. The motivation behind the possible targeting has yet to determined.

Internet November 26, 2016

Cyber Monday 2016 Deals By Best Buy: Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops, Video Games, Consoles, 4K TVs, And More

Best Buy has officially kicked off its Cyber Monday sales and it's offering attractive discounts in all departments. Here are the best deals on smartphones, tablets, 4K TVs, laptops, consoles, smartwatches and more.

Internet November 27, 2016

Kickass Torrents Returning In February 2017 As KAT.cr?

Purported Kickass Torrents rigleader Artem Vaulin was denied bail and has to remain in custody until mid-February 2017, but his legal team has filed a new brief. Speculation is ripe that the torrent site could make a comeback in February 2017 as Kat.cr.

Internet November 25, 2016

#GivingTuesday: T-Mobile Tuesdays Giveaway Becomes More Generous Next Week

T-Mobile has announced that its T-Mobile Tuesdays promotion is turning into #GivingTuesday next week. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, the Uncarrier will not only thank its customers but also donate to charity and match donations from customers and non-customers alike.

Internet November 25, 2016

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