DuckDuckGo Grows in Strength; Popularity Record Broken
Bartlomiej Sagan, 18 January 2021, 22:46
DuckDuckGo, an Internet search engine that focuses on user privacy, recently broke a popularity record. At the peak moment, it broke the barrier of 100 million searches per day.
Elon Musk's Starlink Internet Speeds Up to Over 200 Mbps
Sodar, 18 January 2021, 22:02
Satellite Internet Starlink entered another test phase. It was possible to achieve download speeds of 190 Mbps. Some users report results even over 200 Mbps and quite bearable pings.
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.
TikTok has a Plastic Surgery Ad Problem
Bart Swiatek, 11 January 2021, 16:13
Since October last year, more than 120,000 videos devoted to plastic surgery, especially rhinoplasty, have appeared on TikTok. Some of them are ads of plastic surgeons who bypass the platform's restrictions. Content of this type is very popular among teens, which is a concern for experts.
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.
End of Flash; Microsoft Automatically Removes Plug-in From Windows
Paul Musiolik, 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.
Queen Elizabeth II Warns of Deepfakes in False Message
Bart Swiatek, 29 December 2020, 15:39
A video showing a false Christmas message from Queen Elizabeth II appeared online. The material was created by the British television Channel 4 and its purpose is to warn against deepfake content.
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
Paul Musiolik, 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?
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.
Stadia and GeForce NOW May Save Cyberpunk 2077 Players With Weak Hardware
EnVakker, 10 December 2020, 20:36
You're worried your hardware won't be able to handle Cyberpunk 2077? Google Stadia and GeForce NOW are here to help.
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?
Unboxing of Pokemon Booster Packs Becomes a Hit on Twitch
Paul Wozniak, 23 November 2020, 16:08
Popular streamer Sodappopin said that the latest hot trend on Twitch - opening Pokemon card booster packs - is pretty much gambling and a bad example for the younger audience.
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.
Turn Off Audio in Games or the DMCA Will Find You on Twitch
Paul Wozniak, 16 November 2020, 19:26
The problems with music copyright on Twitch continue. A few days ago, the platform's technical support suggested that in order to avoid problems with licensed game tracks, you should disable audio from a given game during streams.
PS5 Has a Hidden Web Browser
Christian Pieniazek, 12 November 2020, 22:13
One of the features that the PlayStation 5 lacks is an easily accessible web browser. But as it turns out, the console has a hidden application that enables us to surf the web... under certain conditions.
Xbox and Call of Duty Consume Tons of Network Resources in the UK
Christian Pieniazek, 12 November 2020, 21:58
On the day the Xbox Series X/S made its debut, the UK recorded record data consumption. This result, however, was influenced by many more factors, including the updates for Call of Duty games and the pre-load of Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War.
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%.
Streamers Forced to Remove Streams and Clips Due to Copyright
Paul Wozniak, 26 October 2020, 20:28
Last week, most of the streamers operating on Twitch.tv deleted all their stream recordings and clips. Such moves were caused by problems with copyrights for musical works used by the creators.
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.
Nokia Will Create 4G Network on the Moon for NASA
Bart Swiatek, 19 October 2020, 13:19
Nokia has signed an agreement with the NASA. The company is to develop a technology to enable the use of LTE networks on the Moon.
Yet Another Google Victim is no Longer Available on Google Play
Agnes Adamus, 13 October 2020, 17:07
The process of extinguishing Google Play Music continues. The shop where we could buy digital versions of songs has been shut down. By the end of the year the remaining functions of the service will also be removed.
Harry Potter Fans Won't Like This Online Challenge
Karol Laska , 25 September 2020, 17:50
The new trend on TikTok may be a little disturbing to Harry Potter fans. People have started to burn J.K. Rowling's books again, and they share their achievements on the Internet. Alas, poor Harry.
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.
Trump Postpones Ban on TikTok
Bart Swiatek, 21 September 2020, 15:19
The US president Donald Trump has decided to postpone the planned TikTok bank in the USA for a week. This is related to a new agreement between TikTok and several American companies, under which they will take a controlling interest in the Chinese company and provide it with new network infrastructure.
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.
Google Drive Will Automatically Delete Our Files From the Bin
Karol Laska , 17 September 2020, 22:44
No more storing files in the Google Drive bin forever. Under the new rules, data older than 30 days will be automatically deleted.
Ninja Signs Exclusive Deal With Twitch
Paul Wozniak, 10 September 2020, 20:30
Streamer Richard „Ninja” Tyler Blevins officially announced that from now on he will only appear on Twitch.tv.
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.
Apple Achieves Total Domination in Smartphone Sales
mikos, 02 September 2020, 14:39
Apple has dominated the top ten best-selling phones in the world. Poor performance of the competition.
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.
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.
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.
Facebook Sued for Ulawful Collection of Biometric Data
Karol Laska , 13 August 2020, 19:32
The California state court has received serious accusations that Facebook is illegally collecting biometric data of Instagram users.
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.
Google Gives Up on Another Service
Agnes Adamus, 07 August 2020, 22:29
Google Play Music will close soon. The service will be phased out gradually and will end between October and the end of the year. At the same time, Google encourages subscribers to move their collections to YouTube Music.
Apple Confirms: Stadia and xCloud Unavailable on iOS
Jacob Blazewicz, 07 August 2020, 21:48
Apple has confirmed what we have long expected. Streaming services like Google Stadia and Project xCloud are against App Store's regulations. In other words, we won't see any of them on iOS devices.
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.
Intel has a Problem - 20 GB of Classified Data and Tools Have Leaked
Bart Swiatek, 07 August 2020, 11:33
There has been a major leak of classified data at Intel. A 20-gigabyte package containing, among other things, CPU blueprints and tools used by the company's employees has surfaced online.
Reels - Facebook Launches Competition for TikTok
Jacob Blazewicz, 05 August 2020, 22:27
Facebook officially revealed Reels - a new Instagram feature and competition for TikTok. The service is available in over 50 countries.