AT&T To Raise Legacy Unlimited Plans Price By $5 Again

AT&T has confirmed another $5 price increase to its grandfathered data plan, bringing the total to $40 a month. It did the same early last year, the first time it did so after seven years.

Internet January 10, 2017

Streaming Drives Music Industry Comeback In 2016 With Uptick In Music Sales

The music industry experienced growth in 2016, thanks to the popularity of streaming. Streaming sales shot up during the year, while physical sales of music as well as digital downloads continued to drop significantly.

Internet January 11, 2017

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Taps Former Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe

Mark Zuckerberg has tapped David Plouffe to head the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Aside from steering the organization, the political operative's hiring can help the Facebook honcho realize his own political ambition.

Internet January 11, 2017

Tokens Of Next Monopoly Game To Be Decided By Fans Through Online Voting: Here Are The 64 Choices

Hasbro has decided to do an online vote for the eight tokens of the next Monopoly game. In addition to the eight current pieces, other options include the T-Rex, a pair of race cars, and a variety of emojis.

Internet January 10, 2017

Kickass Torrents Comeback Bombing? Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Rarbg, Torrentz2, 1337x Remain Top Sites Despite KAT Return

Is the return of Kickass Torrents a bomb? The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Rarbg, Torrentz2, and 1337x, the former top torrent site’s biggest competitors, have seen no overall traffic drop despite KAT’s return.

Internet January 11, 2017

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer To Resign From Board: Yahoo To Be Renamed Altaba After Verizon Deal

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive, is to exit from the company’s board once the Verizon sale pushes through, according to reports. Additionally, Yahoo’s RemainCo will also be called Altaba if and when that happens.

Internet January 10, 2017

Facebook To Start Testing Mid-Roll Ad Format: Expect Clips In The Middle Of Videos Soon

To provide video publishers with revenue for their content, Facebook may soon start testing a new mid-roll ad format that lets creators put clips in the middle of their videos after the 20-second mark.

Internet January 10, 2017

Verizon's Upgrade Fees Now Set At $30, Unlimited Data Plans Get 200 GB Cap

Verizon has increased the upgrade fee for subscribers switching to a new phone. This will be the case when paying for a handset's full retail price and the installment payment scheme.

Internet January 9, 2017

Drake, Rihanna, And The Chainsmokers Dominated Nielsen’s Top On Demand Streaming Songs In 2016

Nielsen has released its figures on the top on demand streaming songs for 2016. Drake, Rihanna, and The Chainsmokers dominated, with seven of the top 10 songs featuring one of those three artists.

Internet January 10, 2017

Apple ‘Carpool Karaoke’: James Corden Host Replacements Named For New Apple Music Series

Apple Music has finally revealed the hosts for its version of James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke.’ Rather than a single host, the new series will feature a multitude of guest pairings.

Internet January 12, 2017

Uber Movement Tool Provides Cities With Detailed Traffic Data

The just-released Movement tool from Uber could aid city governments and urban planners make informed decisions based on passenger data. The tool, limited to several cities at present, culls rider data and stores it in a vast network of traffic information.

Internet January 9, 2017

Twitter Suspends Martin Shkreli For Harassment Of Freelance Journalist: Here's What Happened

The Twitter account of Martin Shkreli was suspended due to his targeted harassment of freelance journalist Lauren Duca. Here is what the "Pharma Bro" did to warrant the suspension.

Internet January 9, 2017

BEWARE: Fake Facebook Live Videos Spreading

Facebook Live is being used for spreading misleading information for the sake of likes. Is this the next tool for the dissemination of fake news?

Internet January 15, 2017

WikiLeaks Wants To Expose Personal Info Of All Verified Twitter Users In Massive Database: Here's Why

WikiLeaks is already infamous for its previous doxxing activities, but now it wants to pull off something bigger and creepier. The group is threatening to expose the personal information of all verified Twitter users in an online database.

Internet January 7, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 2017 Resolution: Travel To More US States And Talk To More Americans

Mark Zuckerberg's personal challenge for 2017 involves traveling to 30 U.S. states and meeting more Americans. While the resolution is tamer than his previous vows, it could actually be more relevant to Zuckerberg's work at Facebook.

Internet January 3, 2017

Netflix vs. Amazon Prime Video: Which Streaming Service Is Better For 2017?

Both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video deployed new features and improvements last year. All things considered, which video streaming service emerged as the better option for you this 2017?

Internet January 2, 2017

Facebook Knows A Lot About Your Offline Habits, Buying Third-Party Data To Serve Better Targeted Ads

Facebook has been steadily purchasing user data from third-party data brokers, including information such as household income estimates, shopping habits, and more to serve better targeted ads. Opting out is not impossible, but it's rather cumbersome.

Internet December 31, 2016

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 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

Remember It was a version of 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

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