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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

Google conducted an experiment which proved that limiting the functioning of JavaScript in browser's tabs can extend laptop's working time by up to 2 hours.

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.

Discord Breaks With the Image of Being a Paltform for Gamers

Sodar, 01 July 2020, 14:54

Discord has so far been associated mainly with conversations of players during online games. Now this is to change. The program will be profiled more towards a universal communicator for the community.

Dr. Disrespect's Animated Gifts are Being Removed

Adrian Werner, 01 July 2020, 14:17

Animated gifts presenting Dr. Disrespect disappeared from GIPHY. This is another puzzling situation in recent days related to the streamer, who was recently banned by Twitch.

No More Data Encryption? Controversial US Government Bill

Sodar, 29 June 2020, 16:14

The U.S. Government intends to introduce legislation to address vulnerabilities in the encryption of software used in the country. Back doord hidden in the code would enable the government services to fight crime more effectively.

Help NASA Drive Curiosity Rover

Sodar, 25 June 2020, 15:39

The Martian rover Curiosity needs your help. Ai4Mars web application was created to improve the algorithms of the AI driving vehicles on Mars.

Microsoft Edge Imports Data From Firefox Without User Consent

Smoczy, 24 June 2020, 18:16

More and more dissatisfied users say that Microsoft Edge imports data from other browsers without their knowledge.

Starlink - Elon Musk Invites You to Test His Internet

Bart Swiatek, 23 June 2020, 12:28

SpaceX company will start beta-tests of the Internet based on the Starlink satellite network this summer. Initially, tests will be limited to certain locations north of the equator. The connection is to have sufficient parameters to play video games.

Google Will Pay Fine, as French Court Upholds Ruling

Bart Swiatek, 22 June 2020, 15:34

Google will have to pay a fine of 50 million Euros for violating user privacy and improperly obtaining permission to display personalized ads. The ruling concerns a case from January, last year.

Chrome Will Use Less RAM on Windows 10

Bart Swiatek, 22 June 2020, 12:49

The new version of Chrome browser will use less memory. Google's programmers will use a different way of managing RAM - the so-called SegmentHeap, known from Microsoft Edge.

Chrome Extensions Stole User Data

mikos, 19 June 2020, 13:36

More than 70 different extensions and add-ons have been found spying on and sending sensitive data of Google Chrome users, according to Reuters UK.

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Launches Tomorrow

mikos, 10 June 2020, 12:36

Tomorrow, on June 11, the fifth generation of the popular Xiaomi Mi Band will be on sale.

Browser Earned Money Without Users Knowing

mikos, 08 June 2020, 11:56

The Brave web browser generated money by swapping links typed in by users with its own.

Breaking Bezos - Elon Musk Criticizes Amazon's Monopoly

mikos, 05 June 2020, 13:42

Elon Musk thinks it's time to end the empire created by Jeff Bezos and break his monopolistic position.

Google May Pay a Fine for Tracking Users

mikos, 03 June 2020, 14:03

Google has been sued for $5 billion for violating the privacy of users using „incognito” mode in their web browser.

New Convenient Way to Delete Old Facebook Posts

Smoczy, 03 June 2020, 13:44

Facebook begins releasing a tool to help manage our content. With it, we can, for example, delete our old posts.

Revolt of Facebook Employees

mikos, 02 June 2020, 12:06

In response to Mark Zuckerberg's assurance that he would not moderate Donald Trump's entries, Facebook employees organized a virtual protest.

Scammers are Selling Anti-5G Shields

Sodar, 29 May 2020, 15:32

5G technology is already working in many places, although still a lot of people are afraid of it. We did not have to wait long for inventions „protecting” against 5G.

Trump Suggests He May Help Shut Down Twitter

Kuszu, 28 May 2020, 13:14

Is there going to be a war between social media and politics? Twitter has marked Donald Trump's entries as „misleading”, Mark Zuckerberg criticizes the website's actions, and the president himself threatens to shut down „social networks that try to silence conservatives”. Things are getting interesting.

T-Rex Got Competition - Edge Browser Now Offers Offline Game

Smoczy, 27 May 2020, 17:56

We have an official competitor for Chrome's T-Rex. Microsoft Edge released Surf Game - an offline game built into the browser.

YouTube Automatically Censored Phrases Inconvenient for Chinese Government

mikos, 27 May 2020, 13:39

Some comments that were critical of the Chinese government began to disappear from YouTube. This is all the more surprising because the service is not available in China anyway.

Thanks to Google Assistant We Will Pay Using Our Voice

mikos, 26 May 2020, 18:12

Google has recently been testing the ability to confirm purchases in restaurants and in app using the voice recognition function in its voice assistant.

New Internet Speed Record on Regular Fibre-optic Cable

Smoczy, 26 May 2020, 15:44

Researchers from Australia have managed to reach a connection speed of over 44 Tb/s. Most importantly, not under strict laboratory conditions.

Edge Chromium Will Soon Become Default Browser on Windows 10

Kuszu, 20 May 2020, 13:15

During yesterday's Build 2020 conference Microsoft announced changes that will be introduced in the new Edge browser in the next few months. Users installing Windows 10 will automatically get an edition of the browser based on Chromium engine.

Google is a Lousy Physician, but People Are Still Asking for its Diagnosis

Smoczy, 18 May 2020, 15:51

Recent research shows that a huge number of people seek medical advice using Google. How reliable are the various medical websites that come up in search results?

720p is Not HD Anymore - YouTube Makes Changes

Bart Swiatek, 18 May 2020, 11:15

YouTube has changed the resolution classification - 720p is no longer considered a High-Definition standard. Red HD letters do not appear until 1080p or better.

Fewer Ads in Chrome and Bookmark Grouping

Sodar, 15 May 2020, 13:18

Google has revealed plans to introduce to Chrome a limit of resources that can be used by ads on website. This is to reduce battery consumption and transfer.

SpaceX Presents ISS Docking Simulator

Sodar, 13 May 2020, 12:04

The official website of SpaceX has a simulator, which enables us to dock a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. An internet browser is enough to run it.

Facebook and Google Will Allow for Remote Work Until End of the Year

Kuszu, 11 May 2020, 11:37

Google and Facebook will give their employees a choice and allow home office work until the end of this year. However, if someone has the need, they can work in the office beginning with June or July.

Hackers Can Steal Data Using PC Radiators

Kuszu, 07 May 2020, 14:58

Hackers keep inventing new ways to steal our confidential data. Researchers at Ben Gurion University have reported that cybercriminals may seize files on disks of computers not connected to the Internet!

Google's Ads Earned Billions in Last 3 Months

Smoczy, 29 April 2020, 15:27

In the first quarter of 2020, the Alphabet group, which includes Google, recorded an increase in YouTube revenue. The difference is over 30% compared to last year.

Turns out Sensitive Data of 270 Million People are Not Worth Much

Smoczy, 22 April 2020, 16:42

The profiles of millions of Facebook users have leaked to the Dark Web. They could be bought in the form of a list for 500 euros.

Not Just Apple Card - Google Wants its Own Payment Card

Sodar, 20 April 2020, 16:03

Google is probably working on its own payment card, following the idea behind Apple Card. Visualizations of a new, physical form of payment have leaked into the web.

Gmail Blocks 18 Million Fake Coronavirus Emails Daily

Sodar, 17 April 2020, 15:41

Google's email filters block 18 million phishing or malware emails every day, which are related to the coronavirus pandemic. This is almost 20% of all messages blocked by Gmail filters.

Internet: We Use 40 Times More Data Than 10 Years Ago

Kep Keeper, 16 April 2020, 15:26

We watch a YouTube video in 4K in the morning, listen to music on Spotify when returning from work, and in the evening a show on Netflix. All day long we are accompanied by the Internet, more and more Internet. Over the last decade we've been used 40 times more data bandwith than in 2010.

Ethernet Will Accelerate to 800 Gb/s

Conrad Hazi, 11 April 2020, 15:43

The Ethernet Technology Consortium has published a specification for Ethernet standard marked 800GBASE-R. Its implementation will allow to create network connections with data transfer speeds up to 800 Gb/s.

Public Domain Photo of Coronavirus Getting Sold for $500

Laty, 07 April 2020, 13:09

Last week, graphic designers from the American National Institute of Health created an illustration of the novel coronavirus. The picture is available free of charge in the public domain, which does not prevent Getty Images from selling it for a lot of money.

Google Chrome Tracks Us Even When We Use VPN, TOR or Are Logged Out

Laty, 12 March 2020, 19:07

There has been a change in Google's privacy regulations. Chrome browser monitors user traffic even if the user is not signed in to their account or is using a proxy server.

DuckDuckGo Provides a Great List of Websites That Track Us on the Web

Jacob Blazewicz, 06 March 2020, 15:16

DuckDuckGo has released Tracker Radar - a huge database of websites that track Internet users. The company hopes that this will increase the privacy of web browser users. In addition, it was revealed which companies most often collect information about our online activities.

36 Thousand Free Flash Games Saved From Oblivion

Bart Swiatek, 03 February 2020, 12:22

Devs at BlueMaxima have saved 36,000 flash games from being forgotten, which would stop working at the end of the year - after the Flash plug-in will finally be disabled for good. The games can be downloaded as part of a special open-source program.

Google Chrome Will Continue to be Supported on Windows 7

Paul Wozniak, 12 January 2020, 19:11

Google has assured that Chrome web browser will continue to receive updates on Windows 7. The company wants to support the application for at least 18 months after Microsoft abandons the system.