Internet

Google has three rules for avoiding scams: How to stay safe

Google has three rules for avoiding scams: How to stay safe

Unfortunately, one doesn't have to look far to find internet scam horror stories these days, especially in the age of COVID-19. Internet scams were already prevalent before the pandemic, but now that it's in full swing, there's a lot of fear and uncertainty for these scammers to take advantage of. Google and the Cybercrime Support Network are looking to do something about that, announcing that they've teamed up to create a new website called Scam Spotter.

Continue Reading

Thai mobile operator database exposed 8 billion Internet records

Thai mobile operator database exposed 8 billion Internet records

We implicitly trust our ISPs and carriers, often without a second thought that all our Internet-related activity passes through them. After all, they are bound by laws to ensure their customers' safety and privacy though some still manage to find ways around that. Even well-intentioned companies, however, aren't infallible and even a single misconfigured setting could have terrible consequences. That's exactly the frightening scenario that has just happened in Thailand when AIS, one of its biggest carriers, accidentally exposed billions of Internet records to anyone who knew how to snoop around.

Continue Reading

Minecraft Dungeons needs one feature that’d change the whole game

Minecraft Dungeons needs one feature that’d change the whole game

I expected Minecraft Dungeons to be like a LEGO-esque iteration of the classic dungeon crawler game Diablo. I expected that we'd get a kid-friendly blast from the past. What we got instead was a surprisingly fresh take on the combination of the game format and the Miencraft brand. And there's a lot of room for growth. All the game needs is one update.

Continue Reading

Researchers reach world’s fastest Internet speed with an optical chip

Researchers reach world’s fastest Internet speed with an optical chip

We've seen the Internet groan (metaphorically, of course) under the weight of a sudden increase in users and usage in the past months. The global situation proved how ill-prepared our technologies are to support such a scenario, especially if and when it actually becomes the "new normal". Various companies like SpaceX and Amazon are looking to the stars to augment our Internet capabilities but a cross-university team of Australian researchers was able to reach a whopping 44 Tbps data speed with existing optic fiber networks and a new optical chip.

Continue Reading

Pokemon Sword and Shield mystery gifts revealed for May and June

Pokemon Sword and Shield mystery gifts revealed for May and June

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have a few bonuses appearing in the form of "Mystery Gifts" over the course of four weeks. May 22, May 29, June 5, and June 12, will release Galarian Pokemon with the tap of a button. These releases will be a bit of a push for the first part of the Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass that'll be released by the end of June 2020.

Continue Reading

Chrome will soon limit some ads to protect battery life and data

Chrome will soon limit some ads to protect battery life and data

Google has announced plans to start limiting the amount of resources ads can use before the user interacts with them, something that will crackdown on the small percentage of poorly optimizing or otherwise problematic advertisements that use up data and drain battery life. Under this change, users will see some ads that show an error page after a short period of time.

Continue Reading

Huawei’s US problem just got extended for another year

Huawei’s US problem just got extended for another year

Given everything that has happened in the past four months, it almost feels like Huawei's battle with the US government was so long ago. In reality, however, it was exactly last year that US President Donald Trump invoked a new law that empowered his government to ban US companies from doing business with Huawei. Given present circumstances, it's not surprising that the US is extending that ban for yet another year, putting Huawei's business as well as its customers in limbo yet again.

Continue Reading

Chrome’s latest feature lets users create custom tab groups

Chrome’s latest feature lets users create custom tab groups

Google has announced a new Chrome feature that is currently in beta, one similar to a recently launched feature on the Opera browser. Going forward, Chrome users will be able to better organize their open tabs by separating them into their own groups, each of which can be color-coded and given a custom name. Google says the new feature is made for all users regardless of how many tabs they tend to have open.

Continue Reading

Twitter now adds warning labels to misleading COVID-19 tweets

Twitter now adds warning labels to misleading COVID-19 tweets

Twitter has announced that it will start cracking down on COVID-19 misinformation, limiting the spread of this misleading or otherwise 'disputed' content on its platform. The company initially published a blog post in March detailing its efforts related to the pandemic, stating that it was working with 'trusted partners' to deal with coronavirus content that goes against trusted sources.

Continue Reading

Office 365 now blocks Reply-All email storms

Office 365 now blocks Reply-All email storms

Despite numerous attempts to kill it, the venerable email still remains one of the most-used forms of digital communication today, especially in businesses. Although relatively more secure than that other ancient messaging technology, SMS, email has its own set of flaws that are triggered even by well-intentioned users. One such problem is known as a Reply-All Storm and Microsoft Office 365 is now implementing a way to prevent that from taking down the company's email servers.

Continue Reading

San Diego Comic-Con 2020 digital event planned, but questions remain

San Diego Comic-Con 2020 digital event planned, but questions remain

In mid-April, it was officially announced that San Diego Comic-Con 2020 had been canceled over the coronavirus pandemic. As with many other big events planned for this year, the team decided to skip the event due to lockdown restrictions, an uncertain future, and the risks of people gathering together in large crowds. Here to replace the event will be an at-home show.

Continue Reading

Eero Pro WiFi routers get DFS feature in latest software update

Eero Pro WiFi routers get DFS feature in latest software update

The eero Pro tri-band WiFi router now supports automatic Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) for users in the US and Canada, the company has announced. The new feature arrives in eeroOS version 3.19.0, offering improved reliability and speed while helping decrease interference. This latest version of the software will automatically be installed on the routers, also bringing bug fixes and stability improvements.

Continue Reading

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next