WhatsApp Claims it Doesn't Know Your Location; Terms and Conditions Say Otherwise
Bart Swiatek, 14 January 2021, 16:12
WhatsApp is trying to deal with the image crisis caused by the recent update of terms and conditions. The company has published an infographic to explain the situation to the users. Unfortunately, it looks like there was incorrect information on it.
TikTok Sets Accounts for Persons Under 16 as Private
Eklerek, 14 January 2021, 14:40
Many underage TikTok users may be surprised - their accounts are now automatically no longer public, and the popular Duet and Stitch features have been heavily restricted. All in an effort to improve security.
WhatsApp Introduces Controversial Changes; Musk Responds: „Use Signal”
Jacob Blazewicz, 08 January 2021, 22:00
The new regulations of WhatsApp messenger will enable the app to send user data to Facebook. The decision caused a lot of controversy on the web, and Elon Musk encouraged dissatisfied users to use competitive Signal.
Microsoft Comes Up With Chat Bots Built on Copied Human Personality
Bart Swiatek, 07 January 2021, 19:19
Microsoft has registered a patent describing a technology that allows for creation of a chat bot based on a person's personality, voice and even appearance.
End of Flash; Microsoft Automatically Removes Plug-in From Windows
Musiol, 02 January 2021, 16:43
The end of 2020 brought us the death of the popular Flash technology. The shutdown, announced back in 2017 has become a fact. What next with many archival projects?
Can You Guess the Most Popular Password of 2020?
Bart Swiatek, 30 December 2020, 15:03
NordPass regularly updates the list of the most popular passwords used by Internet users. The list was invariably dominated by an immortal classic.
Quantum Internet May Become a Fact After Latest Breakthrough
Bart Swiatek, 23 December 2020, 11:18
Researchers from the team working on intelligent quantum networks managed to discover a method of immediate long-distance transfer of information recorded in cubits - the smallest units of quantum information.
Stadia Pro With 30-minute Trial Without Our Credit Card Number
Musiol, 22 December 2020, 21:17
Google offers a half-hour trial version of the Stadia Pro subscription without requiring a credit card number. But does that make any sense?
Twitch Will Ban Use of „Simp” and „Incel” as Insults
Jacob Blazewicz, 17 December 2020, 18:23
From new year on, Twitch will crack down on sexual insults seriously. The new rules will include a ban on the use of words such as „simp”, „incel”, „virgin” etc. in this context.
Google's Blob Opera AI Sings Carols and Helps Make Music
Szarmancki, 16 December 2020, 21:47
Opera lovers can finally take an active part in their passion by creating it with the help of artificial intelligence. The Google Arts & Culture initiative called Blob Opera enables us to create opera music in a very simple way.
Faraday Cages Sold as Protection Against 5G
Bartlomiej Sagan, 07 December 2020, 16:25
Recently, anti-5G structures started appearing on Amazon. Will the „Faraday Cage 5G Shield” for routers, as they are proudly named by vendors, conquer the hearts of sceptics of the new standard?
YouTube Will Display Ads in All Videos
Bart Swiatek, 23 November 2020, 13:44
YouTube has made changes to the terms and conditions of the platform, as a result of which ads will be displayed in all videos, regardless of the choice of the content creator and participation, or lack of thereof, in the YouTube Partner program.
6G Already in the Orbit
Eklerek, 23 November 2020, 13:08
At the beginning of November, China launched a rocket, which brought 13 satellites into the orbit. One of them is to be the „first 6G satellite”. Nobody is exactly sure what exactly this technology will be, but it can offer a data transfer rate of more than 100 Gb/s.
Chrome 87 Offers Improved Performance and New Features
Bart Swiatek, 18 November 2020, 21:39
Google has released another version of its browser, numbered 87. The app has noticeably higher performance than its predecessor, better resource management and offers several new options.
Elon Musk's Starlink Internet Kit Can be Up and Running in 5 Minutes
Sodar, 03 November 2020, 17:03
Installation of the Starlink satellite internet set is simple and requires no specialist knowledge. „We'll do it in 5 minutes,” claims Elon Musk on Twitter. Here are some unboxing videos and photos.
Facebook Loses Users in the U.S., but Still Earns a Ton
Eklerek, 30 October 2020, 15:50
Facebook published a report for the third quarter of 2020. Despite many controversies surrounding the website, advertising revenue rose by 22% compared to the previous year and the number of active users (daily active users) increased by 12%.
Facebook Reveals Its Own Free Cloud Gaming
Paul Wozniak, 26 October 2020, 20:37
Facebook Gaming now offers a cloud game streaming service. For now, it will offer free productions and there will be no dedicated subscription. Facebook announced that it does not intend to compete with services such as GeForce Now and Google Stadia.
Streamers Should Buy Licenses for Streaming?
Musiol, 23 October 2020, 16:17
The creative director of Stadia Montreal voiced a rather controversial thesis. According to him, anyone who wants to livestream video games should pay for a relevant license to the developer or publisher.
Google's Ex-CEO on Social Media: „Amplifiers for Idiots”
Bart Swiatek, 23 October 2020, 16:08
Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO and member of Alphabet holding's board of directors, currently one of its shareholders, said during a conversation that social media serve as amplifiers for idiots and crazy people. In his opinion, this was not the original idea of their creators and unless something changes, new regulations will appear.
Farmville Leaves Facebook After 11 Years
Musiol, 28 September 2020, 19:20
11 years after its launch, Farmville disappears from Facebook. The decision was made due to the imminent end of support for Flash.
Amazon Announces Luna, Its Own „Netflix for Gamers”
Bartlomiej Sagan, 25 September 2020, 12:25
Amazon announced Luna, a video game streaming service to compete with similar services from Google, Nvidia or Microsoft. The official controller and list of launch titles were also revealed.
Former YouTube Moderator Sues Company for Work-related Trauma
Bart Swiatek, 22 September 2020, 11:32
A former YouTube moderator decided to sue her former employer, arguing that watching videos that often depicted very violent scenes for several hours a day result in her suffering from depression and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
No More TikTok for US Citizens as Donald Trump Keeps His Word
Karol Laska , 19 September 2020, 19:19
Donald Trump's regulation to prevent Americans from further downloading of TikTok and WeChat applications will come into force this Sunday. The information was confirmed by the administration of the current US President.
Take-Two's CEO: „We Didn't Waste Money on VR.”
Milosz Szubert, 17 September 2020, 17:41
During an interview for Protocol, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, spoke quite skeptically about VR. He said he was happy that he hadn't shared the huge enthusiasm for the platform for years and „didn't waste any money on it”. He is also not convinced about gaming in the cloud.
EA Announces the End of Origin
Sodar, 15 September 2020, 13:02
Electronic Arts is changing the name of its platform, which was a competition for Steam. It will no longer be called Origin, instead the app will simply be named EA.
Bitdefender Blocked Windows 10 Update as Potential Threat
Sodar, 10 September 2020, 17:34
Users of the Bitdefender antivirus software may have a small „problem” with the latest Windows 10 update. Security software claims there is a virus in Microsoft;s latest update.
Engineer Leaves Facebook Saying the Company Makes Money on Hate
mikos, 09 September 2020, 15:16
One of Facebook's software engineers decided to give up his job in the company because, in his opinion, the company makes money on hatred and its only goal is profit.
Google May be Accused of Monopolistic Practices - Again
Bart Swiatek, 07 September 2020, 15:10
According to the Reuters news agency - citing several anonymous sources - U.S. Department of Justice investigators may soon be bringing several monopoly charges against Google. The accusations concern mainly two areas - web browser and contracts on the advertising market.
Facebook Sues Dealer of Fake Likes on Instagram
mikos, 31 August 2020, 15:44
Facebook has taken legal action against a developer selling likes on Instagram.
Battle of Web Browsers Across the Last 25 Years
Bart Swiatek, 31 August 2020, 12:52
Pie Chart Pirate channel published a video, showing the evolution of popularity of individual web browsers between 1994-2019.
„Don't Launch Them” - Starlink Satellites are Bothering Astronomers
Sodar, 27 August 2020, 15:35
SpaceX continues the Starlink program. There are already over 600 satellites in orbit. Meanwhile, many astronomers are voicing their concerns. They claim that the Elon Musk's project may make it harder to explore the space.
Worst Smartphone Sales Since 2013
mikos, 26 August 2020, 16:19
Smartphone sales results from the first half of 2020 show biggest drops in history.
Reddit Users Banned in Spades for Hate Speech
Karol Laska , 20 August 2020, 22:22
Reddit's authorities have started banning users who promote hate speech. Since the change of content rules, 7 thousand accounts that violated the new rules have been removed.
Facebook is a Threat to Public Health? Specialists Warn
Sodar, 20 August 2020, 18:22
A lot of information on Facebook can be a health hazard. Avaaz is presenting a report on the increase in harmful content related to the pandemic and medicine in general.
Microsoft is Slowly Ceasing Support for Internet Explorer
Bart Swiatek, 19 August 2020, 11:00
Microsoft plans to gradually phase-out support for Internet Explorer 11 as part of its own service ecosystem (Microsoft 365) - the process will end in August 2021. Next March, the company also intends to cease the release of security updates for older versions of the Microsoft Edge browser.
Apple Patents its Own Game Streaming on 5G
Sodar, 18 August 2020, 18:46
An Apple's patent for streaming games over the 5G network has recently been made public. According to it, a game is to be played on a server and the mobile device is only to display the transmitted image.
As Much as Half of Young Americans Would Like TikTok Back
Karol Laska , 15 August 2020, 19:24
A survey conducted on TruePublic was used to gather the opinions of US citizen on the ban imposed on TikTok. Most people disagree with Donald Trump's decision.
SpaceX Manufactures 120 Starlink Satellites per Month
Sodar, 11 August 2020, 21:40
SpaceX continues the Starlink project to provide Internet access in every corner of the Earth. Currently, as many as 120 satellites per month are produced, an unprecedented result in this industry sector.
Donald Trump Orders a Ban on WeChat and TikTok
mikos, 07 August 2020, 14:50
Donald Trump's recent plans to ban the use of TikToka are soon to be reflected in law.
Rumor: Microsoft Interested in Buying TikTok
Frozen, 01 August 2020, 20:29
According to unofficial information, following recent comments by US President Donald Trump about the possible ban on TikTok in the United States, Microsoft is in talks with the Chinese company ByteDance to take over the American branch of the company.
Google Maps Like Facebook - We Can Follow Our Friends
Bart Swiatek, 31 July 2020, 12:10
Google Maps app has received an update, which resembles solutions known from social network websites. It enables us to follow users, thanks to which we receive information about their content and recommendations.
YouTube Will Disable the Option of Adding Subtitles
Karol Laska , 30 July 2020, 22:30
YouTube has decided that the option to add subtitles to videos will be removed due to its low popularity and unethical abuse.
Youtuber Tricked YouTube to Win a Prestigious Award
Bart Swiatek, 27 July 2020, 13:09
Youtuber Jack „JackSucksatLife” Welsh used the exploit to win the so-called Diamond Play button - an award that is given to content creators with more than 10 million subscribers. The platform was notified of the vulnerability that allowed the fraud.
Mysterious Disappearance of Dr. Disrespect Remains Unexplained [Updated]
Darius Matusiak, 16 July 2020, 22:10
It's been two weeks since Dr. Disrespect's mysterious ban on Twitch and we still don't know what's going on. The popular streamer is also silent on his other social media, which gives rise to much speculation.
Tests of Starlink Internet Will Start Soon
Bart Swiatek, 15 July 2020, 13:53
SpaceX started to send emails to people interested in testing the Starlink system. Elon Musk's company asks the users for an update of their home address. We have also learned about the appearance of the antenna that will be required to use the service.
Ninja's Success on YouTube - First Stream Draws a Crowd of Viewers
Jacob Blazewicz, 09 July 2020, 14:03
Richard „Ninja” Tyler Blevins released his first YouTube stream. The well-known streamer was watched live by more than 100,000 people at the same time, but that doesn't mean he will stay on Google's platform permanently.
Trump Administration May Ban TikTok in the US
mikos, 08 July 2020, 14:38
President Donald Trump is said to consider banning TikTok in the U.S. because of security concerns.
New Google Chrome Function Will Extend Battery Life by Up to 2 Hours
Sodar, 07 July 2020, 13:24
PlayStation Boycotts Facebook as Part of #StopHateForProfit
Jacob Blazewicz, 03 July 2020, 16:44
Sony Interactive Entertainment has decided to temporarily suspend its PlayStation-related Facebook and Instagram activities. This is another company that has supported #StopHateForProfit in the fight against disinformation and hate speech.
Hackers From Anonymous Join the Attack on TikTok
mikos, 02 July 2020, 14:09
The group known as Anonymous claims that TikTok is a tool used by the Chinese government to spy and contains numerous security gaps.