Internet

Pokemon Go tracking tool FastPokeMap on the verge of making a comeback

Pokemon Go tracking tool FastPokeMap on the verge of making a comeback

Pokemon Go received a sizable update earlier this week, with new additions like catch bonuses and the ability to use up to six Pokemon when gym training. If this has you excited to get back out and hunt some Pokemon this weekend, possibly after taking a break from the game, you might soon have the ability to take advantage of one of players' favorite third-party tools: the live monster-tracking map FastPokeMap.

Continue Reading

Salesforce walks away from bid to buy Twitter

Salesforce walks away from bid to buy Twitter

A few weeks ago, word got out that Twitter was in the process of seeking buyout offers from a handful of big companies, potentially including Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and even Disney. Unfortunately for the social network, one of the biggest candidates, Salesforce, has revealed that it's "walking away" from any plans to make a serious acquisition bid. In an interview the Financial Times, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said that Twitter "wasn't the right fit for us."

Continue Reading

Message the White House with its new Facebook chat bot

Message the White House with its new Facebook chat bot

The White House has launched the first ever government chat bot for Facebook Messenger, the administration has announced. You can message the Obama administration through Facebook Messenger with this bot, and there's a (very small) chance President Obama himself will read it. This follows President Obama's public response to a Facebook message as a first-ever for any president.

Continue Reading

Find fact check articles faster in Google News

Find fact check articles faster in Google News

Google is making it easier to find fact-check articles in Google News by labelling them as such. Claims made during political debates, in social tweets and more are often subject to fact-check organizations. Finding fact-check articles can be difficult, however, and for this reason Google has started labelling them with a new ‘fact check’ tag when they appear in Google News.

Continue Reading

Google, Facebook trans-Pacific cable to be faster than FASTER

Google, Facebook trans-Pacific cable to be faster than FASTER

Just last month, the Internet cable that stretched across the Pacific from the US to Japan went online. Google was already part of that FASTER cable, so called because of its 60 Tbps speed, but soon it will try to outdo itself. This time with different partners. Together with Facebook and China- based Pacific Light Data Communication, a new trans-Pacific cable will be laid between the two continents. And this time, it will be even faster, perhaps the fastest undersea Internet cable crossing the Pacific.

Continue Reading

Yahoo now accused of locking users into Yahoo Mail

Yahoo now accused of locking users into Yahoo Mail

The year is ending terribly for Samsung, but it won’t be alone. Yahoo is on the same boat after it admitted to have “assisted” the US government in spying on its Yahoo Mail users. Matters have gotten so bad that Verizon, who is acquiring Yahoo, is looking into slashing its price by more than half. It isn’t surprising that there would be users eager to jump ship, but reports are coming in claiming that Yahoo is making it nearly impossible to do so. How? By “temporarily” disabling Yahoo Mail’s auto-forwarding feature.

Continue Reading

Comcast is rolling out data caps because it doesn’t want to compete

Comcast is rolling out data caps because it doesn’t want to compete

Comcast has revealed that it will soon begin implementing data caps in 18 new regions, which means that most Comcast customers will be subject to a 1TB cap by the end of the year. Comcast, of course, has its own shaky reasons for this, claiming that those who use more internet should pay more than those who don't. Just in case there was any confusion, I'd like to remind you that this has nothing to do with fairness, but has everything to do with greed. Comcast's cable arm is currently dying a slow and (warranted) death thanks to companies like Netflix, and instead of actually competing with them, Comcast has just decided to be a baby about the whole thing and charge you more for the internet you currently have.

Continue Reading

Comcast’s 1TB internet caps will soon be reality for many customers

Comcast’s 1TB internet caps will soon be reality for many customers

If you're a Comcast customer, you might want to enjoy that unlimited home internet you've currently got, because starting in November, most of Comcast's subscribers will be subject to one-terabyte caps. While there are quite a few regions dealing with such caps right now, Comcast is set to implement that cap in many more regions on November 1.

Continue Reading

LinkedIn’s Open Candidates feature helps you find a job in secret

LinkedIn’s Open Candidates feature helps you find a job in secret

Attempting to find a new job can be a touchy process, especially if you don't want your current employer to know that you're on the hunt. Using an online service like LinkedIn can make the process even more risky, considering that recruiters from the company you're leaving are likely using that site as well. LinkedIn wants to make it easier for you to look for a new job in secrecy, rolling out a new feature called Open Candidates today.

Continue Reading

Facebook Messenger now offers end-to-end encryption to all users

Facebook Messenger now offers end-to-end encryption to all users

Earlier this year, Facebook began testing end-to-end encryption in Messenger through a new feature called Secret Conversations. Initially the feature was only available to a select number of users, but that's been changing over the past few weeks, with Facebook rolling Secret Conversations out to every Messenger user - all 900 million of them.

Continue Reading

Amazon’s Prime Reading offers 1000 free books to Prime members

Amazon’s Prime Reading offers 1000 free books to Prime members

If Amazon's recent decision to roll Twitch Turbo into Prime hasn't been enough to sway you to sign up for the service, the company is hoping that this might do the trick: starting today Prime members can take advantage of a new feature called Prime Reading. Through Prime Reading, users get access to a rotating smattering of books, magazines, short stories, and comics.

Continue Reading

AT&T Gigabit Internet to roll out in eleven new markets

AT&T Gigabit Internet to roll out in eleven new markets

AT&T has announced plans to expand its gigabit Internet service into eleven new markets, making it available to some customers located in parts of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Texas. The high-speed Internet service will be made available to small businesses, as well as private homes and apartment complexes. Thus far, AT&T has launched its gigabit offering in 29 metro regions covering more than 3 million “locations."

Continue Reading

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next