News : Technology

Google Chrome beta delivers mute tool for autoplay videos

Saturday  15:21,   16 december 2017
Engadget

Months ago, a blog post by the good developers of Chrome let its users know that come January, users would be free of audio from autoplaying videos. As far as we know, those upgrades is still on track to arrive in early 2018 for all users, but you[...]

Facebook just admitted that using Facebook can be bad for you

Saturday  15:21,   16 december 2017
CNBC

Facebook admitted on Thursday that using the social network in some fashions can be bad for your health.Facebook's director of research David Ginsberg and research scientist Moira Burke published a post in which they addressed questions about the[...]

Alphabet tries internet lasers instead of balloons for India

Saturday  02:00,   16 december 2017
Engadget

Alphabet is adopting laser-beaming boxes in favor of Project Loon's balloons for its latest internet-delivery partnership in Andhra Pradesh, India. Less than 20 percent of Andhra Pradesh's 53 million populace has access to internet,[...]

Facebook Will Now Let You Mute Your Most Annoying Friends for 30 Days

Saturday  02:00,   16 december 2017
Time

Facebook is now giving you a way to hit the mute button on your friends with its new “Snooze” feature. The option lets you temporarily unfollow a person, page or group for 30 days. When that 30 days is up, you’ll get a notification. You can also[...]

YouTube debuts 360-video app on Steam VR

Saturday  02:00,   16 december 2017
Engadget

There's a lot of VR content out there, but much of it is for one platform or another -- what works on Gear VR may not on Daydream, the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift. Some users are reporting dropped frames despite powerful PC setups, and[...]

Google Inbox adds a new unsubscribe card to help clear out the emails you never read

Saturday  01:56,   16 december 2017
The Verge

I’m never entirely sure how it happens, but my email is constantly filling up with messages from companies from which I don’t remember requesting newsletters or offers. I usually tend to just delete these as soon as they arrive to triage[...]

RIP AIM: AOL Instant Messenger is gone

Friday  23:20,   15 december 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

The messenging service launched 20 years ago for desktop computers has been discontinued.Users who visit AIM.com are redirected to a support with details on its[...]

How yesterday's big decision about the internet will affect the way you stream TV and movies

Friday  20:56,   15 december 2017
MSN

The repeal of net neutrality has confused and concerned many — but here's what exactly it could mean for the way you stream[...]

Indie games could suffer without Net Neutrality, devs say

Friday  20:56,   15 december 2017
Polygon

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday, Dec. 14, to undo government regulations that ensured the internet remained an open utility for all. With Net Neutrality repealed, internet service providers will have the ability to block and[...]

Speedtest shows global internet speeds are up this past year

Friday  19:08,   15 december 2017
Engadget

While Netflix and Google both have new internet speed tests on offer, Ookla's Speedtest is still the grandaddy of them all. According to Speedtest, mobile download speeds have increased 30.1 percent over the past 12 months, while mobile [...]

The Biggest Whoppers From the FCC's Net Neutrality Meeting

Friday  19:07,   15 december 2017
Wired

FCC commissioners employed dubious information and curious logic before voting to repeal net neutrality rules.It took less than two hours of debate for the Federal Communications Commission to repeal net neutrality protections, a decision that could [...]

The first phone with an in-screen fingerprint sensor will come from Vivo

Friday  17:06,   15 december 2017
The Verge

Earlier this week, Synaptics announced that it's cracked the problem of embedding fingerprint sensors into displays and is mass-producing the tech for a “top-five” smartphone vendor. Now we know the identity of that vendor: In a post[...]

Grammarly Keyboard Now Available For Android Phones

Friday  14:23,   15 december 2017
International Business Times

Grammarly Keyboard has finally arrived on Android. Find out what it does and how it works here.Grammarly has finally launched an app for Android smartphones. Just like its website, the app is designed to help users with all of their grammar[...]

LG's refreshed Gram laptops get a quad-core processor bump

Friday  14:23,   15 december 2017
Engadget

Ahead of CES, laptop makers are hurriedly unveiling the hardware they'll be showing off at the trade show. The trio have the Dell XPS 13 in their sights with 8th-gen Intel Core chips, a full HD display, and carbon magnesium alloy bodies [...]

The new iMac Pro is here and this is what you need to know

Friday  14:22,   15 december 2017
T3

Apple first teased the new 27-inch 5K iMac Pro back in June 2017 at WWDC, and in an exclusive interview with T3.com, Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing confirmed that the iMac Pro release date would be in "a[...]