Category: Internet

Winklevoss twins forget Facebook, invest in SumZero

September 17, 2012

The Winklevoss twins Tyler and Cameron, collectively known as Winklevii, are trying their hand at social networking once more, and Mark Zuckerberg is nowhere in sight. Have this pair of multi-millionaires finally moved on from Facebook?

Spotify coming to Web browsers?

September 10, 2012

It looks as though Spotify is finally about to roll out a browser-based version of the service, but don’t expect price cuts to accompany this move to the Web.

Google’s Star Trek doodle is fun to play with

September 8, 2012

Google's Star Trek doodle is fun to play withUnlike a lot of Google’s doodles that are interesting homages to inventors, painters, and important events, today’s doodle commemorates the 46th anniversary of the original Star Trek.  Unlike most doodles that have limited movement or interactivity, this doodle is very engaging.

Pogoplug partners with Amazon to offer affordable cloud storage family plans

September 6, 2012

pogoplug_iconPogoplug is pairing up with Amazon to offer not only its own storage devices but also online archival storage.  That means that your information will be accessible even if your hard drive dies, gets a nasty virus, or you just upgrade your computer.  They are also offering family plans that come with a free Pogoplug device to get you started.

Clint Eastwood and his empty Obama chair go viral on the InterWebs

August 31, 2012

I’m not sure Clint Eastwood has even ever been online before, but he’s now succeeded in going viral and kick-starting several memes after his RNC speech.

‘I Have 50 Dollars’ spoofs App.net

August 17, 2012

Whatever you think of App.net, I Have 50 Dollars should give you a laugh.

Dish Network taking satellite broadband nationwide

August 16, 2012

Dish Network taking satellite broadband nationwidePeople wanting premium TV services have often had to choose between cable and satellite. Now Dish Network thinks that choice should apply in the broadband market as well.

Google+ vanity URLs for celebrities, brands

August 13, 2012

Google has started rolling out vanity URLs to the biggest celebrities and brands currently using its Google+ social network. Whether us mere mortals will also be afforded the pleasure of being ourselves rather than a random series of numbers remains to be seen.

Filesharing site Demonoid in triple turmoil

August 8, 2012

Filesharing site Demonoid in triple turmoilAs with Pirate Bay, it may always be too early to declare filesharing site Demonoid completely deal. But the site is currently unavailable and its operators have suffered three significant blows.

Anonymous fights trademark application

August 1, 2012

And the award for ‘Best Idea Of The Year’ goes to Early Flicker, a company trying to trademark the logo and slogan used by Anonymous.

United updates speed of in-flight WiFi

July 21, 2012

United updates speed of in-flight WiFiGogo’s WiFi service lets you use your WiFi enabled devices while flying between destinations (remember: You can’t use devices on the runway).  For those who can’t be parted from the internet, this is a very useful service that is about to be upgraded, at least on United’s premium flights.

US broadband customers getting promised speeds

July 20, 2012

US broadband customers getting promised speedsWe’ve long heard complaints of broadband customers not getting the speeds they’ve paid for. But now, if the Federal Communications Commission is to be believed, most internet providers are meeting or even exceeding their advertised speeds.

Google+ beats Facebook, for satisfaction

July 17, 2012

Google+ has overtaken Facebook. Unfortunately only in terms of customer satisfaction. Not that that’s unimportant, but more users and more of everything else would be preferable.

Microsoft sheds MSNBC, now NBCNews

July 16, 2012

Microsoft is no longer a part of MSNBC.com, a website it set up with NBC in 1996. NBC now owns the property entirely.

Google facing $22.5 million fine for Apple sneakiness

July 11, 2012

Google facing $22.5 million fine for Apple sneakinessGoogle is reported to have agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle claims that it broke promises about respecting consumer privacy. The fine would be the highest ever paid to the Federal Trade Commission.

DNSChanger doomsday has arrived

July 5, 2012

On Monday July 9 many of the computers still infected by the DNSChanger trojan horse malware will be disconnected from the Internet. Be warned, online blackouts are never fun.

Google builds a neural network that can identify a cat

June 26, 2012

Google builds a neural network that can identify a catGoogle, the company that gave us Googling, Chrome, Android, and augmented reality glasses, has now built a 1,000 computer based neural network.  That neural network was able to figure out what a cat looks like from YouTube videos.


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