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10 Reasons to Stop Using Google Chrome

10 Reasons to Stop Using Google Chrome

Google is perhaps THE Internet company, with dozens of products and services that revolve around the technology that has kept us connected for decades. For most people, the gateway to that Internet is, in fact, another Google product, with Chrome taking up the lion's share of the browser market. It's arguable that Google Chrome is the most used piece of software in the world, given how it's used on almost every computing device imaginable. That doesn't immediately mean, however, that it is the best way to experience the Web, and there are also serious reasons why you would want to avoid using Chrome if you can afford it.

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SlashGear is recruiting: Join our team!

SlashGear is recruiting: Join our team!

SlashGear is growing, and we're looking for enthusiastic freelance news and feature writers to join our team. Whether you're always first to know about the latest gadgets, top of the list when friends and family have a tech question or emergency, or are simply obsessed with what's happening in the technology, automotive, and science worlds, your expertise could be just what we need.

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Twitter Tips feature arrives on Android: How to add links to a profile

Twitter Tips feature arrives on Android: How to add links to a profile

Twitter has gradually rolled out monetization tools this year, one of which is a feature previously known as Tip Jar. The feature, which allows users to add third-party payment links to their profiles, appeared in a test back in March, then officially rolled out to select accounts a couple of months later followed by a larger expansion in September.

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Huawei and ZTE face stricter US restrictions

Huawei and ZTE face stricter US restrictions

Although Huawei's mobile business has learned to survive without Google, Qualcomm, and some of the usual pieces that have come from the US, the company's profits don't revolve only around smartphones. It's arguable that its biggest revenues might actually come from networking technology and hardware, like those used by Internet service providers or ISPs. That has always hung in the balance ever since the US and its allies started pushing Huawei out of their networks. Now the Biden administration has just imposed an even bigger limitation on Huawei, ZTE, and other suspected companies that will practically keep them out of the country completely.

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Dollar General taps DoorDash to offer same-day deliveries

Dollar General taps DoorDash to offer same-day deliveries

Dollar General, the retailer that has convenience stores across the US, has tapped on-demand delivery platform DoorDash to offer rapid deliveries from its stores. Under this partnership, Dollar General says its customers will be able to use DoorDash to get same-day deliveries on many of the products offered in its shops.

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Patreon is making it easier for video creators to use its platform

Patreon is making it easier for video creators to use its platform

Patreon is a solid platform for creators who want to directly market their products to fans and customers, such as artists who provide special content only for paid subscribers. However, the platform has historically been a less-than-great option for creators who primarily produce video content, making it tricky to offer exclusives to their patrons.

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Comcast Xfinity internet down, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile outage also in play [UPDATE]

Comcast Xfinity internet down, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile outage also in play [UPDATE]

Comcast Xfinity issues ramped up at just after midnight EST and again at around 7AM. Outages appeared in states including Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. It would appear that this internet outage has also impacted TV service in these areas. UPDATE: Users across the United States are now reporting problems with multiple mobile internet services and internet providers - almost as if there's a single issue at hand.

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FBI warns crypto scammers are using ATMs and QR codes to steal money

FBI warns crypto scammers are using ATMs and QR codes to steal money

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has published a new public service announcement warning the public to avoid a popular scam involving fiat currency, cryptocurrency ATMs, and QR codes. Though multiple variations of the scam have been reported, the agency says, they all operate in essentially the same manner, convincing unwitting individuals to send crypto directly to the scammer's wallet.

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Boeing gets FCC approval to launch its own Internet satellite constellation

Boeing gets FCC approval to launch its own Internet satellite constellation

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has authorized Boeing's request to build and launch its own satellite-based Internet service, paving the way for another competitor to SpaceX's Starlink project. According to the announcement letter from the FCC, Boeing intends to use its future satellite constellation to provide "broadband and communications services" around the world.

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Netgear Orbi NBK752 WiFi 6 mesh system packs 5G backup coverage

Netgear Orbi NBK752 WiFi 6 mesh system packs 5G backup coverage

Netgear has expanded its Orbi product lineup with the new Orbi 5G WiFi 6 NBK752, a mesh network that combines high-speed wireless coverage with support for 5G cellular networks. The new mesh system is an ideal solution for consumers who are reliant on 5G coverage to make up for a lack of high-speed broadband access; it's just as useful for those who want a backup network for times when WiFi service goes down.

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Project Kuiper gives Amazon Internet power without neutrality

Project Kuiper gives Amazon Internet power without neutrality

Amazon has a project called Project Kuiper which centers on surrounding our planet with satellites. These satellites will act as relays for internet connectivity, which will then be available to large numbers of people on our planets' surface. When this article is set to go live, Amazon's plans include launching two prototype satellites by the fourth quarter of the year 2022.

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Roblox is now back online without any explanation for long outage [UPDATE]

Roblox is now back online without any explanation for long outage [UPDATE]

When Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp went dark a few weeks ago, the Internet was unsurprisingly on fire with speculations and theories, especially considering the timing of the outage. The truth was stranger than fiction, though, and Facebook, now called Meta, attributed it to simple human error. Roblox's case, however, is still shrouded in mystery even after it has finally gone back online after almost three days of being inaccessible to all gamers.

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