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Twitter Tested New Feature That Suggested Accounts To Unfollow: Here's The Reason Behind It

Twitter has confirmed that it rolled out a test that gives suggestions to users on what account to unfollow. The test was recently concluded, but the company refused to divulge its results.

Internet September 1, 2018

Seeing Ads On Netflix? Here’s How To Opt-Out

Netflix is currently showing ads for its shows and movies in-between episodes, causing a widespread uproar among its subscribers. Here’s how to turn them off completely.

Internet August 25, 2018

Tinder Goes To School: New Tinder U Feature Matches Only College Students

Tinder announced on Tuesday that they will be releasing a new service called 'Tinder U.' Tinder U is a version of Tinder that can only be accessed by college students.

Internet August 21, 2018

Facebook Users Given Trustworthiness Scores In Ongoing Battle Against Fake News

Popular social media platform Facebook has started assigning reputation scores to its users to determine their trustworthiness. The platform is rating user's credibility on a scale of zero to one.

Internet August 22, 2018

Twitch Prime No Ads Perk Will End Next Month

New Twitch Prime members will see advertisements while watching content on the streaming platform if they sign up on Sept. 14 or later. The decision to end advertisement-free viewing for Twitch Prime subscribers looks to provide streamers with more income.

Internet August 21, 2018

Twitter Just Can’t Figure Out How To Deal With Fake News — Even CEO Jack Dorsey Admits It

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey spoke out amid debates on the role of social media platforms in political discourse. The chief executive said that the political bias of Twitter workers does not influence how the site carry out its rules.

Internet August 22, 2018

Netflix Gets Rid Of All User Reviews, As Promised

Netflix has finally removed all user reviews from its platform. Yes, there was once a time where your opinion mattered to Netflix, but clearly not anymore.

Internet August 20, 2018

It Was Only A Matter Of Time: Netflix Now Reportedly Testing Ads

The golden age of streaming might finally be coming to a halt. Netflix is now the latest service to experiment with in-show ads, disrupting users’ binge-watching sessions with commercials for its own shows.

Internet August 18, 2018

WhatsApp Users Will Get Unlimited Google Drive Storage For Backups

Google Drive will award WhatsApp users unlimited backup storage for Whats-App-related data starting on Nov. 12. WhatsApp is among the most popular chat apps in the world with more than 1.5 billion users.

Internet August 18, 2018

Sprint And LG Team Up To Launch 5G Smartphone In First Half Of 2019

LG will roll out a smartphone in the first half of next year that will be customized to work with Sprint's proposed 5G network. Most of the details about the device, however, remain unclear.

Internet August 15, 2018

Facebook Acqui-Hires Startup Vidpresso, Here’s What That Will Do To Live Broadcasts

Facebook is making an effort to elevate their content. The company has just 'acqui-hired' Vidpresso, a video startup that works with publishers and TV broadcasters to generate interactive online content videos on social media platforms.

Internet August 16, 2018

Facebook Officially Shuts Down Friend List Feeds: What Were They For, Exactly?

Facebook made its friend list feeds unavailable. The lesser-known feature allowed its users to see posts from a designated friends list, which resulted in a more personalized news feed.

Internet August 10, 2018

Discord Will Start Selling Games: Watch Out, Steam

Discord has now announced plans to start selling games. The move comes after Steam rolled out its own Chat platform, which was released to rival Discord’s robust gaming communities.

Internet August 10, 2018

Firefox Unveils New Extension That Recommends Stories Based On Your Browsing Habits, Like An Internet Tour Guide

Mozilla wants users to develop a healthier relationship with the internet. So as part of its Firefox Test Pilot program, it’s releasing Advance, a new feature that recommends stories based on browsing habits, helping users avoid plunging into rabbit holes.

Internet August 8, 2018

Some Facebook Ads For Games Will Now Be ‘Playable’: Here’s How They Work

Expect to see playable ads in your news feed soon. The company is now rolling out its own playable ads platform to advertisers, which will allow users to try out a video game before downloading.

Internet August 2, 2018

Amazon Studios Won’t Let People Vote For TV Show Pilots Anymore, But Here’s Why That’s A Good Thing

Amazon Studios will no longer use Prime Video subscriber votes as a determining factor to picking up shows. Is that such a bad thing, though?

Internet July 30, 2018

Verizon Will Give You Ad-Blocking VPN For $4 A Month

Verizon’s new Safe Wi-Fi VPN service lets customers protect up to 10 devices with VPN just for $4 a month. However, it’s hard to imagine anyone trusting Verizon again after its many blunders.

Internet July 29, 2018

Facebook Now Rolling Out Downvote System To More Users

Facebook has resumed wider testing for its new upvote and downvote system. Instead of disliking a comment, users will be able to cast votes a la Reddit.

Internet July 28, 2018

Google Allegedly Slowing Down YouTube On Purpose When Using Firefox

YouTube is definitely slower on other browsers. That’s because the redesigned YouTube relies on a special element only found on Chrome, but thankfully, there’s an easy fix.

Internet July 26, 2018

Facebook Watch Party Lets You Watch Videos With Friends

You can now watch Facebook videos with friends thanks to a new feature called Watch Party. Some caveats, however: you can only watch videos that are already on Facebook, and the feature only works in Groups for now.

Internet July 26, 2018

Google Chrome Now Warns You When Visiting Unencrypted Sites

Google Chrome will be more aggressive about encryption going forward. HTTP sites will now be labeled as 'Not Secure' each time a user visits them.

Internet July 25, 2018

Qualcomm Unveils New Smartphone Antenna That Could Finally Make Everyone’s 5G Dreams Come True

Qualcomm just cleared a big hurdle blocking our path to true 5G innovation. The chipmaker just unveiled its new QTM052 mmWave component that’ll be able to accurately pinpoint the nearest 5G tower.

Internet July 24, 2018

Facebook Is Developing Its Own Internet Satellite, Reportedly Launching Next Year

Emails between the FCC and a firm reveal that Facebook is developing satellite internet. Project Athena, proposed to launch in 2019, will provide internet to underserved areas in the world.

Internet July 21, 2018

Facebook Will Be More Aggressive About Its Underage Policy

In response to a documentary that revealed Facebook’s lax attitude toward verification of underage users, the company has pledged to be more aggressive about enforcing its policies on underage accounts. Going forward, they will be deleted immediately.

Internet July 20, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg Clarifies Statement About Holocaust Deniers Following Backlash: ‘I Personally Find Holocaust Denial Deeply Offensive’

Mark Zuckerberg has now clarified his recent statements on holocaust deniers on Facebook. He said he finds the idea of Holocaust denial deeply offensive and didn’t mean to defend the people who engage in it.

Internet July 19, 2018

Walmart Is Thinking About Starting A Video Streaming Service To Take On Netflix

You won’t believe which company is trying to become the next Netflix. Walmart — yes, the retail chain — is apparently considering a streaming service that’ll cost less than rival offerings.

Internet July 19, 2018

The ‘Smart Downloads’ Feature On Netflix Clears Up Storage For Your Next Binge-Watch

For those who are running out of storage, Netflix’s new Smart Downloads feature is a godsend. It automatically deletes finished episodes and downloads new ones, so the binge-watching doesn’t stop.

Internet July 19, 2018

YouTube Launches New Tool To Help Pull Down Re-Uploaded Videos

YouTube is fighting the war against re-uploaded videos with a new tool called Copyright Match. Similar to Content ID, it will scan and search for users who upload the same content as other channels and take them down.

Internet July 13, 2018

YouTube Is Funneling $25 Million To Fight Its Fake News Problem: Here’s How It’ll Do It

YouTube is fighting its fake news problem with tons of money. The Google-owned company pledged to spend $25 million to help organizations build better video facilities, educate teens on critical thinking, and accompany video searches with informative articles.

Internet July 11, 2018

Browser Extension Secretly Stole Chrome And Firefox Users' Entire Browsing History

The Stylish browser extension has apparently been secretly recording users' browser history since January 2017, when it changed owners. Chrome, Firefox, and Opera have now pulled the extension.

Internet July 6, 2018

Netflix Might Unveil An Expensive New ‘Ultra’ Plan: Here’s Why You Should Be Worried

Netflix might soon introduce a new plan called Ultra that’ll essentially be the same as its Premium tier but way pricier. In fact, it’s $6 more expensive.

Internet July 4, 2018

AT&T DirecTV Now Getting $5 Price Hike On All Plans This Month

AT&T's DirecTV Now live streaming TV service starts at $35 per month, but not for long. On Aug. 1 at the latest, all DirecTV tiers will get a $5 price increase.

Internet July 3, 2018

AT&T WatchTV Goes Live At Aggressive $15/ Month, Or As Free Add-On For Select Users

AT&T's recently announced WatchTV live-streaming service is now available, undercutting even Philo and Sling TV in terms of pricing. The service comes as a free add-on for select customers, or at $15 per month otherwise.

Internet June 30, 2018

Facebook Shuts Down Solar-Powered Internet Drone Project: So What Happens Now?

An official blog post made by Facebook confirmed the end of its solar-powered drone development. The company revealed that it will continue all research alongside experienced aerospace companies such as Airbus instead.

Internet June 28, 2018

T-Mobile FamilyMode Lets Parents Monitor Kids' Location, Online Activity, And More

T-Mobile announced a new FamilyMode option for parents to keep tabs on their kids' location, online activity, available content, and more. The service launches on June 29 and an optional Home Base component extends the functionality to one's home Wi-Fi network.

Internet June 27, 2018

'Your Time On Facebook Feature' Found Hidden On Android App Code: Will It Roll Out Soon?

A new time-management feature called “Your Time on Facebook” is in development at Facebook. The feature allows users to see how much time they’re spending on the social media platform.

Internet June 27, 2018

Amazon Prime Day 2018 Leak Tips Big Sales On July 16: More Deals Than Black Friday?

Amazon's annual shopping bonanza is rapidly approaching, and it could start less than a month from now. A new leak tips the date of Amazon Prime Day 2018 for July 16, with a 36-hour sale.

Internet June 23, 2018

Introducing YouTube Premieres, Livestreaming That’s Not Really Live

YouTube Premieres allows creators to upload pre-recorded videos and premiere them as livestreams. This way, they can focus on engaging with their fans as they watch videos together.

Internet June 22, 2018

MyloBot Malware Can Take Control Of Your PC And You Won't Even Know It

Tom Nipravsky, a security researcher at Deep Instinct, discovered a new malware targeting Windows-based PCs called Mylobot. The botnet can not only gain control of one's computer but also avoid detection thanks to its advanced evasion techniques.

Internet June 21, 2018

Facebook Broadcasts Game Shows Now Too: Here’s How It Works

Live videos on Facebook are about to get more interactive. The company just unveiled a bunch of new features such as polls, challenges, and other gamification elements as a way to let creators connect with audiences more meaningfully.

Internet June 20, 2018

Amazon Teams Up With Marriott To Bring Alexa To Hotels

Amazon is bringing Alexa exclusively to Marriott International hotels as part of the company’s Alexa for Hospitality program. Guests will have the opportunity to use Amazon’s digital assistant to enhance their visit.

Internet June 19, 2018

Iowa Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Stealing A Domain Name At Gunpoint

Iowa resident Sherman Hopkins Jr. was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for attempting to steal a domain name at gunpoint. Hopkins tried to steal the domain name DoItForState.com from another man in 2017.

Internet June 18, 2018

Gun Accessories Will No Longer Be Advertised To Minors, Says Facebook

Those 18 years of age will no longer see ads for gun accessories on Facebook, the company has confirmed. The new policy comes amid a more intense discussion on gun control following several recent school shootings in the country.

Internet June 18, 2018

Verizon Adds New Unlimited Data Plan With More Perks, But It's Also More Expensive

Verizon announced a more expensive tier called 'Above Unlimited,' which offers more perks and premium features. At the same time, the carrier is also allowing customers to mix and match various plans on the same account.

Internet June 15, 2018

The Team Behind Firefox Is Developing A Web Browser You Can Control With Voice Commands

A web browser that can be controlled via voice commands? Mozilla is on it. The team is reportedly working on its own voice platform, and a voice-enabled browser could be one of the first few implementations.

Internet June 14, 2018

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