Author: jacob-kastrenakes

Twitter is ramping up its fight against extremist accounts

Twitter said today that it removed 376,890 accounts for promoting terrorism during the final six months of 2016, showing a serious increase in the company’s efforts to knock out extremist profiles.
… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Wireless providers argue your web history isn’t ‘sensitive’ and they should be able to sell it

Internet providers are continuing to argue that they should be free to share and sell your web browsing history without permission because it isn’t “sensitive information.”
The latest group to make… – The Verge

March 20th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Google Maps is getting useful parking reminders

Google is adding some handy features to Maps that’ll make it easier to remember where you left your car.
In the app’s latest beta on Android, you’re able to tap on the little blue dot that… – The Verge

March 20th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

A timeline of Netflix’s conflicting stances on net neutrality

Netflix has long been one of the louder voices when it comes to defending net neutrality, so it came as a bit of a surprise last week when the company’s CEO, Reed Hastings, said he’s “not too… – The Verge

March 20th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Gmail can now stream video attachments on the desktop

Google’s making a small but helpful change to desktop Gmail today that’ll be useful for anyone who sends or receives video attachments: from now on, you’ll be able to stream them on the page,… – The Verge

March 16th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Amazon brings Alexa to the iPhone

Amazon is bringing Alexa to the iPhone today right inside of the company’s main app.
While this isn’t the first time Alexa has been on a smartphone — third parties have made it happen already —… – The Verge

March 16th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Android tablets aren’t getting Google Assistant anytime soon

If you have an Android tablet running Marshmallow or Nougat and have been wondering why the Google Assistant isn’t showing up, here’s the reason: it’s not coming yet.
Android Police confirmed with… – The Verge

March 16th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Trump’s plan to weaken fuel standards seen as blow to the environment

President Trump announced Wednesday that his administration intends to rework planned changes to federal fuel economy standards that require automakers’ fleets to increase their average to at least… – The Verge

March 16th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

You can now order food from GrubHub with Alexa

If you’re too lazy to make dinner, you can pull out your phone to order something on GrubHub. Now, if you’re too lazy to do even that, you can just yell at Alexa.
GrubHub is adding an Alexa skill… – The Verge

March 15th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Toddler’s death said to be first in US caused by hoverboard fire

A three-year-old girl in Pennsylvania died Saturday morning after being caught in a fire started by an exploding hoverboard. CNN reports that a US Consumer Product Safety Commission official says… – The Verge

March 14th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Apple found guilty of fixing iPhone prices in Russia

Apple has been found guilty of fixing the price of iPhones in Russia for several years.
Russia’s antitrust regulator, the Federal Antimonopoly Service, said today that Apple’s local subsidiary… – The Verge

March 14th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Samsung’s iPad Pro competitor will cost $600

Samsung unveiled an iPad Pro competitor called the Galaxy Tab S3 last month. But while it showed off everything about the tablet, it declined to give details on pricing or availability — finally,… – The Verge

March 14th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Microwaves aren’t spying on Trump

Over the past two decades, we’ve filled our homes with devices capable of listening in on our conversations and surreptitiously recording our movements if we tap a bad link or install something… – The Verge

March 13th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

AT&T launches cheap prepaid unlimited plan with slow data speeds

AT&T is adding an unlimited data option to its prepaid GoPhone plans — but the new option comes with some serious constraints.
The plan costs $60 per month and does technically include unlimited… – The Verge

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

AT&T launches cheap prepaid unlimited plan with slow data speeds

AT&T is adding an unlimited data option to its prepaid GoPhone plans — but the new option comes with some serious constraints.
The plan costs $60 per month and does technically include unlimited… – The Verge

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Landmark privacy rules are going to get killed because internet providers asked nicely

Your internet provider can see bits and pieces of almost everything you do online: the sites you visit, the apps you use, the services you connect to. It’s an unpleasant reality for anyone… – The Verge

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Amazon.com is getting a Spanish language option

Since its inception, Amazon.com has only be available in English. But that’s now about to change: CNET reports that Amazon is adding a Spanish language option that should be appearing to customers… – The Verge

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Microsoft is putting OneDrive ads in Windows 10’s File Explorer

Microsoft has made a bad habit of introducing ads here and there throughout Windows, and now people are starting to notice them showing up in another spot: inside File Explorer.
People have… – The Verge

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Google confirms small number of Pixel phones have broken microphones

Google says that a small number of Pixel phones have broken microphones that need to be sent back for replacement.
The issue is seemingly not that widespread. Google claims the issue is present on… – The Verge

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Louis Vuitton made an iPhone case that costs seven iPhones

When shopping for an iPhone case, most people throw something like a thin $15 piece of plastic around their new phone and call it a day. But if you’re feeling a little more bold, Louis Vuitton can… – The Verge

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera classics are getting their own streaming service

If you’re a parent who wants to show your kids the same classic cartoons that aired when you were a kid — or, at this point, as reruns when you were a kid — here’s some helpful news: Time Warner is… – The Verge

March 8th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

5 things Ajit Pai said during his first Senate hearing as FCC chairman

Senators got a chance to publicly grill Ajit Pai this morning for the first time since he was named FCC chairman, during an oversight hearing with the Senate Commerce Committee.
The hearing was a… – The Verge

March 8th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Republicans introduce resolution to kill FCC’s internet privacy rules

Republicans took the first step toward reversing the Federal Communication Commission’s internet privacy rules today, with 25 senators introducing legislation that would reverse the rules and… – The Verge

March 8th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

ACLU and 170 other organizations urge FCC to preserve net neutrality

The future of net neutrality is in jeopardy again, so advocates are getting back to the fight. In a letter sent today to FCC chairman Ajit Pai, as well as Senators John Thune and Bill Nelson, over… – The Verge

March 7th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Trump renominates Ajit Pai for five more years at the FCC

President Trump has nominated FCC chairman Ajit Pai for a second five-year term at the commission, according to Axios and Politico. Pai’s current term ended last June, though he’s been able to… – The Verge

March 7th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

WordPress.com now supports collaborative editing through Google Docs

WordPress is opening up some new editing options today with the release of a plugin for Google Docs.
The extension works in Chrome and allows anything written in Google Docs to be ported directly… – The Verge

March 7th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Congressman suggests poor Americans should give up iPhones for health care

Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) says that Americans would have an easier time with health care costs if they stopped buying iPhones.
“Americans have choices, and they’ve gotta make a choice,”… – The Verge

March 7th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Nest ups account security with support for two-step authentication

Nest is the latest company to let customers protect their accounts with two-step verification.
The ability to enable two-step is being launched across all of Nest’s apps today. The option will… – The Verge

March 7th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Lightroom mobile can now shoot RAW HDR photos on top phones

Lightroom mobile’s in-app camera is getting an update today that’ll let it capture RAW HDR photos.
Adobe says the photos are made by stitching together three RAW images. That in itself is pretty… – The Verge

March 6th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

This phone has embedded diamonds and a 360-degree camera

Every year a ton of phones come out with similar features and designs. But every once in a while, one comes out of nowhere that stands out for a great idea, unique style, or utter extravagance…. – The Verge

March 5th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge