Facebook Gives Longer Videos Better Chances Of Ranking High On Your News Feed

Facebook announced that a small tweak to its algorithm will now surface longer videos to your News Feed. While the company maintains it is for the sake of providing more relevant content, some sources think there is another ulterior motive.

Internet January 27, 2017

Twitter Redesigns Mobile App, Replaces Moments Feature With Explore Tab

Twitter began implementing an update to its mobile app that replaces Moments with the Explore tab. The company states that the change is aimed at centralizing all features that enable easy and seamless user experiences.

Internet January 27, 2017

Facebook Introduces Security Keys To Help Users Keep Hackers At Bay

Facebook has added the use of physical security keys to protect your accounts from hackers. The new authentication method is not mandatory but experts recommend it to those who want protection even from the most advanced hacks.

Internet January 27, 2017

‘Carpool Karaoke’: James Corden’s Top Rides Adele, Bieber, Selena, Sia, One Direction, Gaga, Who Is YouTube’s Most Watched?

James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ segments are among the most popular videos on YouTube. Of all Corden’s guests, Adele, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Sia, One Direction, Lady Gaga and others, which are the most viewed clips of all?

Internet January 26, 2017

Gmail To Block JavaScript Attachments From Feb. 13

Gmail will be blocking JavaScript file attachments in its mails from Feb. 13. Google stated that it has taken this step for 'security reasons.'

Internet January 26, 2017

Facebook Tests Ads In Messenger To Give Businesses And Users More Ways To Connect With Each Other

Facebook announced that advertisements are coming to its Messenger app and are designed to connect users and businesses. It is now being tested in Thailand and Australia, but it has no confirmed global rollout schedule.

Internet January 26, 2017

Facebook Updates 'Trending' Feature To Fight Fake News, Removes Personalized Topics

Facebook has now rolled out an update to its Trending Topics feature, depersonalizing its featured articles, improving the topic selection algorithm, and more. Facebook said that the improvements will help cut back on fake news.

Internet January 26, 2017

UK Torrent Users Receiving Warning Letters From ISPs, But No Consequences

A new program targets users of torrent websites. Users of those file sharing services are set to receive their first warning letters from their ISPs in the UK shortly, but beyond that there are no consequences.

Internet January 30, 2017

Avocado Ripeness Chart Showing How To Pick By Color Goes Viral On Reddit, But Is It Accurate?

A chart posted by a Reddit user purporting to show how to pick whether an avocado is ripe based on color has gone massively viral. Some commenters have disputed the validity of the chart, however.

Internet January 27, 2017

Pandora Topped All Music Streamers In 2016: Spotify, Apple Music Lagged, SiriusXM Came On Strong

Pandora was the most listened-to music streaming service in 2016 according to a recent survey, beating out rivals Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Apple Music. Streaming was the top music listening format of choice, with terrestrial radio holding strong at second place.

Internet January 27, 2017

Kickass Torrents Return: Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Rarbg, Torrentz2, 1337x Stay Top Sites As KAT Falters, Here’s Why

The official results now show the return of Kickass Torrents hasn’t made a dent in the traffic performance of its competitors. The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Rarbg, Torrentz2, and 1337x all continue to hold steady as the new KAT struggles to make gains.

Internet January 25, 2017

Instagram Live Stories To Roll Out Worldwide Next Week

With its live video for Instagram Stories, the photo-sharing app is hoping to boost its number of users. The live video for Instagram Stories feature will be rolling out for users next week.

Internet January 25, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Not Planning To Run For President, As He's Focusing On Facebook And Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Mark Zuckerberg has rejected claims that he is going to run for president. He argued that he is focused on running Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative but a number of observers are not convinced.

Internet January 25, 2017

AT&T Adds International Roaming In More Than 100 Countries, But Here's The Catch

AT&T has announced a new International Day Pass for its customers, aiming to provide affordable roaming when traveling abroad. The offer is pretty attractive, but it does have a couple of caveats.

Internet January 24, 2017

Trump Is Tapping Ajit Pai, Enemy Of Net Neutrality, As FCC Chairman

Many believe that Ajit Pai has been appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission due to his fierce criticism of net neutrality. Under his watch, the agency is expected to overturn this rule.

Internet January 23, 2017

T-Mobile Launches One Plan, Starts At $70 For Single Line

U.S. carrier T-Mobile kicked off its new One Plan on Jan. 22, which builds in fees and taxes in the advertised plan. The single-line would start at $70, and the initiative would simplify things for the carrier's subscriber.

Internet January 23, 2017

You Can Order Assorted Candy Boxes At A Tap Of A Button With Amazon's New Dash Button

Amazon's new Dash Button can order your artisanal goodies each press under the company's new Prime Surprise Sweets service. It had a limited rollout last month and is still within an invite-only mode.

Internet January 22, 2017

Talk On Twitter Can Influence A Movie's Box Office Success: Study

Twitter's real-time conversations can help a topic land a spot in the social media site's Trending Topics. One study even confirms a Twitter trend's influence on movie box office success.

Internet January 31, 2017

Mozilla Urges Digital Netizens To Help Save The Internet: Here's Why

Mozilla is launching a prototype of an open source initiative that aims to track the health of the Internet. The project aims to focus on five aspects of the Internet: open innovation, online privacy, digital inclusion, privacy, and web literacy.

Internet January 22, 2017

'Carpool Karaoke': James Corden Lets Vin Diesel Audition For Next Ride (Video)

Vin Diesel recently asked James Corden for the chance to audition for ‘Carpool Karaoke.’ In a ‘Late Late Show’ appearance, the two sang the song ‘Consider Yourself’ from the iconic ‘Oliver Twist.’

Internet January 22, 2017

SoundCloud Reveals 2016’s Top Artists, Songs, And Genres: Chance The Rapper, Desiigner, Trap Music, And More

Music streaming service SoundCloud has announced its top album, song, and music genres for 2016. Chance The Rapper, Desiigner, and various trap music subgenres were all winners on the streamer during the past year.

Internet January 22, 2017

LinkedIn Redesigns Desktop Website: Chatbots, Search And Messaging Improvements, And More Added

LinkedIn launched its new website with the goal of simplifying user experience and encouraging users to share ideas and engage in conversations. The company stated that everything has been built from the ground up.

Internet January 20, 2017

Netflix Signs Jerry Seinfeld To Exclusive Deal: ‘Comedians In Cars’, Standup Specials And Series

Netflix has landed comedian Jerry Seinfeld in an exclusive deal. ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ and two standup specials will air on the popular video streaming service.

Internet January 22, 2017

Hulu To Feature Offline Videos 'In A Few Months': You Can Download Shows Pretty Soon

Hulu confirmed that it'll also be offering offline viewing to its subscribers. It's one of the most-requested features, which has already propelled Netflix to the top of the biggest-grossing iPhone apps when its download feature was launched.

Internet January 19, 2017

Mozilla Rebrands Itself With A New Logo: No Dinosaurs Involved

Mozilla has announced a new logo as part of the company's rebranding, which aims to get the organization's purpose and products better understood by people. The design took insights from the public's feedback collected in the past several months.

Internet January 19, 2017

Project Fi Month Long Referral Program Now Extended Indefinitely

The Project Fi referral program has been extended by Google for an indefinite period. The program that started on December 2016 gives a $20 bill credit to both parties for every new subscription.

Internet January 18, 2017

Hacker Group Anonymous Threatens Trump, May Expose 'Personal Ties' With Mobsters

Anonymous, the famous hacker group, has staked claims that it has sensitive information about U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. The group is yet to reveal how it plans to share the information.

Internet January 18, 2017

AT&T 2G Network Officially Shut Down As Carrier's Focus Shifts To 4G, 5G Evolution, And Other Technologies

AT&T has officially shut down its 2G network, essentially killing 2G and EDGE handsets on their tracks, if they haven’t died already. 2G’s exit lets AT&T focus more on 4G and its next-generation 5G Evolution wireless technology.

Internet January 18, 2017

Download Your Vines Now Before You Lose Them: Last Chance

Vine has announced a few months back that it's shuttering its video hosting platform and the day has now come. Today is your last chance to download your Vines, so here's how to do it.

Internet January 17, 2017

T-Mobile Ad Takes Shots At Verizon, Asks Why Big Red Doesn't Offer Unlimited Data Like The Un-Carrier [Video]

T-Mobile used dogs to attack Verizon's decision to impose a 200 GB data cap. The carrier touted its newer and faster LTE infrastructure to highlight its credentials as a better alternative.

Internet January 16, 2017

Facebook To Start Testing Anti-Fake News Tools In Germany

Facebook has announced that it will besting a fake news filtering tool in Germany in the coming weeks. The social media company is under pressure to introduce steps against misinformation that many believe is undermining democracy.

Internet January 15, 2017

Verizon's Jetpack MiFi 7730L Supports Up To 15 Devices, And The Mobile Hotspot Is Available Now

Verizon's new Jetpack MiFi 7730L is being targeted for groups on the road requiring lots of data. The device is equipped with LTE Advanced that can reach up to 50 percent faster peak speeds in more than 450 cities.

Internet January 14, 2017

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Warns Against Net Neutrality Repeal Before Stepping Down: 'Where's The Fire?'

In his final public speech before stepping down as FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler defended net neutrality and the Open Internet Order. The policies are in danger of being repealed under the incoming Trump administration.

Internet January 13, 2017

Opera Neon Brings Drastic Changes To The Windows And Mac Browsing Experience

Opera has released a concept browser called Neon, which is quite astonishing both in its presentation and its sheer ambition. It is already available for download so you can try out the new design.

Internet January 13, 2017

YouTube 'Super Chat' Lets Creators Earn Money From Live Streams

YouTube has bid adieu to Fun Funding and welcomed Super Chat that will let the creators earn some revenue while connecting with millions. It comes with some modified features that have been implemented to make this initiative a success.

Internet January 13, 2017

Snapchat Makes Finding Friends, Groups, And Stories Easier With A Universal Search Bar

Snapchat dropped a big update that will make it easier and faster for users to find content, contacts, and features that they want. It is also expected to rake in more ad revenue for the company.

Internet January 13, 2017

Amazon Launches Streaming Service Anime Strike: Prime Members Can Subscribe For $5 A Month

Amazon introduces Anime Strike, an anime on-demand subscription service that costs $4.99 a month with a seven-day free trial. The service includes old as well as new shows and original series such as 'Scum's Wish' and 'Onihei.'

Internet January 13, 2017

The Chainsmokers New Song 'Paris' Is Released As ‘Closer’ Passes 1 Billion YouTube Views [Video]

The Chainsmokers smash hit ‘Closer’ has officially surpassed one billion YouTube views. The duo has also just released a brand-new song, ‘Paris.’

Internet January 16, 2017

Mariah Carey’s New Year's Eve Debacle: ‘We Belong Together’ And Other Song Streams Shot Up After Failed Performance

Mariah Carey’s streaming numbers shot up following her disastrous New Year’s Eve performance. All three songs sung by Carey saw huge gains in streaming numbers following the debacle.

Internet January 13, 2017

AT&T And Verizon Zero Rating Again On FCC's Radar For Net Neutrality Violations, But T-Mobile Binge On Is OK

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler issued a new report before leaving office, again raising concerns of net neutrality violations with AT&T and Verizon's zero-rating practices. T-Mobile's Binge On gets a pass and the report explains why.

Internet January 12, 2017

JetBlue Launches Free Satellite Wi-Fi On All Local Flights: Was The Wait For Fly-Fi Worth It?

JetBlue has rolled out Fly-Fi to all local flights, offering passengers free satellite Wi-Fi connections with speeds of up to 20 Mbps per device. Was the wait for the service, first announced in December 2013, worth it?

Internet January 11, 2017

Facebook Announces New Journalism Project To Build Stronger Ties With The News Industry

Facebook announced a new initiative called the Facebook Journalism Project, which could make the social media network a better platform for journalists. It is also created in part to address the proliferation of fake news.

Internet January 11, 2017

Ed Sheeran’s New Songs ‘Shape Of You’ And ‘Castle On The Hill’ Break Spotify One Day Streaming Record

Ed Sheeran has started off 2017 with two new hits. His just-released tracks 'Shape Of You' and 'Castle On The Hill' both individually broke Spotify’s record for most song streams in a single day.

Internet January 13, 2017

Europe Wants Facebook, Google, WhatsApp And Others To Implement Stricter Privacy Rules Like Telcos

The European Commission wants Facebook, Google, WhatsApp and other online services and apps to play by the same privacy rules governing telcos. The EC has submitted a new proposal in this regard, aiming to 'complete the EU data protection framework.'

Internet January 11, 2017

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