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AT&T Will Put A 5G Logo On Phones Even If It’s Not Real

AT&T is finally ready to give every Android phone owner a taste of 5G connectivity. The only problem is that its 5G is actually fake.

Internet December 21, 2018

Former Microsoft Intern Joshua Bakita Claims Google May Have Deliberately Crippled Edge Browser

Bakita said that Google added a hidden code on YouTube videos causing Edge browser to use more energy. Google then started to advertise Chrome as having better energy performance when playing videos.

Internet December 20, 2018

YouTube Warns Creators Their Subscriber Count May Fall As It Purges Spam Accounts

Some YouTube creators will see their subscriber count dip down going forward, YouTube says. The company is performing a routine purge to keep the service as clean as possible, and part of that is eliminating spam accounts.

Internet December 14, 2018

Netflix Apparently Testing A ‘Watch That Scene Again’ Feature

Netflix reportedly tested a feature that would make scrubbing films or TV shows for a specific scene much easier. The implementation might still be imperfect, though.

Internet December 13, 2018

Facebook Putting Ads In Search Results, Marketplace

Facebook needs another revenue stream to maintain its growth as much as possible. As such, ads on search results and Marketplace might be standard going forward.

Internet December 12, 2018

Dark Mode For Google Chrome Coming Soon To macOS Mojave

Goods news, macOS Mojave users: Dark Mode might soon arrive on Chrome. The feature just passed the review process on Chromium, signaling an inevitable arrival.

Internet December 10, 2018

Hulu And AT&T Want To Play Ads When You Pause Videos

Hulu and AT&T are cooking up something that might disrupt the entire advertising industry, at least in the context of video streaming. They’re called pause ads, and they’re pretty much self-explanatory.

Internet December 5, 2018

Starbucks Will Block Porn On In-Store Wi-Fi Starting Next Year

No more watching porn while using Starbucks’ Wi-Fi, the company has confirmed. Starting next year, a content filter will prevent anyone from accessing pornographic material while connected to the coffee chain’s network.

Internet November 30, 2018

YouTube Stories Rolling Out To More Creators: How Is It Different From Instagram, Facebook?

More creators will be able to use YouTube Stories moving forward. Pretty soon, users with 10,000 or more subscribers will be able to take advantage of YouTube’s own take on the popular Stories format.

Internet November 30, 2018

Google Reportedly Bringing Project Fi To Samsung, OnePlus, And iPhones: Report

Good news, Project Fi fans: expect Project Fi to support more phones going forward. Google is apparently adding Samsung, OnePlus, and Apple to the list of Fi-capable handsets.

Internet November 28, 2018

YouTube Originals To Be Free With Ads Starting Next Year, No Need For YouTube Premium

YouTube wants more people to watch its original content, which is why it’s going to make them available to stream for free starting next year. Expect ads, of course.

Internet November 28, 2018

Say Goodbye To Those Pesky YouTube Annotations For Good

YouTube is going to clear out all existing annotations for good. They never really worked that well on mobile, so the news doesn’t come as a surprise.

Internet November 27, 2018

Old Facebook Messages Resurface, Making Everyone Cringe. Facebook Confirms A Fix Is Coming

It seems a bug is causing old messages to reappear as new ones on Facebook. Facebook has acknowledged the issue and says it’s working to fix it.

Internet November 26, 2018

Facebook, Instagram Are Down And The Internet Goes Crazy

Facebook and Instagram experienced outages Tuesday morning, bringing internet to a grinding halt.

Internet November 20, 2018

New ‘Unsend’ Feature On Facebook Will Finally Let You Delete Messages — Here’s The Catch

Facebook users might finally be allowed to unsend messages. The company is apparently close to rolling the feature out, per the latest release notes of Messenger for iOS.

Internet November 8, 2018

Prepaid Unlimited Plan From Verizon Is Now Cheaper, But There’s A Catch

Verizon just updated the pricing of its unlimited plans. Users can now pay just $70 for the plan, with an extra $5 discount if they set up autopay.

Internet November 7, 2018

Study: European Commission launches online tool to measure how well Europe and Asia are connected

Study: European Commission launches online tool to measure how well Europe and Asia are connected

Internet October 19, 2018

YouTube Back Online After Outage Makes Internet Freak Out

YouTube services went dark late Tuesday night for at least an hour stirring a buzz on the web. This has prompted the Philadelphia Police Department to send out some very hilarious tweets.

Internet October 18, 2018

YouTube Down: YouTube Fans Greeted By 500 Error Messages, Issue Rattles Online Community

YouTube video service suffered an outage late Tuesday night, rattling the online community, who were greeted by '500 Internal Server Error' messages.

Internet October 16, 2018

Wi-Fi Alliance Makes Things Simple With Wi-Fi 6, Formerly Known As 802.11ax

The Wi-Fi Alliance decided to simplify the name of Wi-Fi versions, starting with renaming 802.11ax as Wi-Fi 6. This will make it much easier for consumers and the industry to remember the names of the technology.

Internet October 4, 2018

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

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