Posts Tagged:Internet

The Morning After: Tuesday, November 21st 2017

Hey, good morning!

This Tuesday, we’re testing concrete speakers, blissful Dreamcast games reimagined in VR, and a robot that will copy your moves.

The FCC’s plan to undo net neutrality is about to be revealed

Back in April, new FCC chairman Ajit Pai outlined a plan to undo net neutrality protections implemented during the Obama administration, before taking public comments. Millions of messages in response crashed the FCC’s website for a time, but despite…

GE hub connects its smart lights to Alexa and Google

When GE introduced its latest C-series smart light bulbs, the focus was on affordability — as they talked directly to your phone through Bluetooth, you didn’t need a bridge device. That kept them out of touch of voice assistants, however, which mean…

DOJ slaps AT&T with antitrust lawsuit over Time Warner purchase

The US Justice Department has filed an antitrust lawsuit against AT&T to block the massive communications company from purchasing Time Warner, one of the world’s biggest entertainment conglomerates. AT&T released a statement calling the move…

FanDuel’s co-founder leaves to create an eSports company

FanDuel co-creator Nigel Eccles has been toying with startup ideas ever since his company proposed a merger with DraftKings, and he’s taking action now that the merger has fallen apart. Eccles has stepped down from his CEO and chairman positions to h…

Honda will use targeted Facebook videos to encourage recall repairs

As the Takata airbag recall — the largest ever US auto recall — continues, Honda has been looking for new ways to reach customers who haven’t yet brought in their vehicles for repair. And the company’s next move, as Reuters reports, is to target Ho…

LeBron James is making a high school basketball series for YouTube

YouTube has already lined up a few big names for original shows on its Red subscription service, and now that includes sports superstars. LeBron James is executive producing Best Shot, an eight-episode documentary covering a high school baske…

Apple’s iPhone 8 is technically a gigabit LTE phone, kinda

At first blush, iFixit’s tech autopsy on the iPhone 8 didn’t reveal anything particularly notable…

Google Fiber: Doomed from the start

Google is dumping the idea of fiber…

iOS 10 and macOS Sierra: Networking for the modern Internet

There are some things that developers can do to make their apps work better over the network…

The death of ‘Internet’ – and ‘Web’

The folks responsible for the entries in the Associated Press Stylebook have announced that…

U.S. FCC proposes stricter privacy rules for Internet service providers

You should be able to decide what data your broadband or wireless provider shares with marketers. Period…

Pope Francis to hold rare tech industry meeting with Google’s Eric Schmidt

The 79-year-old pontiff is clearly not naive when it comes to the power of technology. The internet, he once said, is a ‘gift from God’ because of its ability to offer…

What the modern web looks like on an original iPhone

When Steve Jobs first unveiled the iPhone nine years ago this month, he made a big point about iOS Safari, the first desktop-class mobile browser. He said – and proceeded to prove – that Mobile Safari could render the web with no compromises. But that was a decade ago. The web’s moved on. So how […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Major internet backbone company is about to make a lot of websites load much faster

In February, web engineers released a way to move information over the web. Today, the protocol is taking a big step forward…

Dish Network urges FCC to kill Charter-Time Warner Cable megamerger

Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday it filed a petition asking the Federal Communications Commission…

Mozilla missed a golden opportunity with Firefox for iOS

It’s been a long ride, but Mozilla confirmed that Firefox is in fact almost ready for its official launch on iPhone and iPad. The company announced a limited release of the browser in the New Zealand App Store. It’s appreciable that Firefox is finally hopping on board with iOS, but at this point it seems Mozilla is far too […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Hats off to Web advertising – no, really

What if everyone is wrong about ads?

Apple to iOS devs: IPv6-only cell service is coming soon, get your apps ready

Because IPv6 support is so critical…

The internet is for porn, and so is this new app based on Popcorn Time

Popcorn Time is an open source app for Mac that allows users to stream movies from bit torrent sites that have ripped movies on them. The tech made a huge splash, but is now sadly defunct, even while its creators



EU to probe Google, Amazon, other US sites over data use and search

Brussels is set to widen its front against US tech companies just two weeks…

Comcast plans to drop Time Warner Cable takeover

Comcast Corp. is planning to walk away from its proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable…

U.S. DOJ likely to block Comcast’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable

Staff attorneys at the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division…

How to surf the internet on a vintage Macintosh Plus

When the Macintosh Plus was released 27 years ago, it was the most powerful Mac on the market. It even contained a SCSI port, which opened the door to the Macintosh getting a modem. Eventually, there were even internet browsers



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