All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Internet’

Japan Wants to Give Tourists Free Wi-Fi in Tons of Public Places by 2016

There are a bunch of wonderful things about being a tourist in Japan–the food, the culture, the nightlife, and the history, to name a few. But one thing tourists have complained about for years is the difficulty of accessing Wi-Fi in the country. When navigating a foreign country (especially for the first time), access to reliable internet is crucial. Now, …

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The Pope’s Not Joining Facebook, It’s Just Too Abusive

The internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God – Pope Francis, January 2014 Well, maybe not Facebook. The Pope (the Pope’s Vatican social media team) does have a robust Twitter presence (over four million followers) and tweets nearly every day, but you’re going to have to settle for …

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Comcast, Time Warner Still the Most Hated as Regulators Weigh Merger

The American Customer Satisfaction Index, a gigantic (80,000 or so) annual survey that asks Americans about their satisfaction with certain companies and areas of the national economy, has once again shown that people really, really hate Comcast and Time Warner Cable. You know, those two companies that are trying to merge right now. This year, Comcast’s TV service fell five …

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Macaulay Culkin Won The Internet With His Latest Shirt

Macaulay Culkin should grace more t-shirts. It would appear that Ryan Gosling agrees as he sported a t-shirt featuring the child star and current member of alt-folk band Pizza Underground. Now Culkin has fired back with his own genius take on Gosling’s shirt. Earlier this week, the Pizza Underground Twitter account shared a picture of Culkin wearing a shirt depicting …

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AT&T/DirecTV Deal Reportedly Just Weeks Away

Earlier this month, reports indicated that AT&T was considering acquiring DirecTV in a deal that would be worth at least $40 billion. The merger would create a entity that would serve roughly 26 million subscribers. At the time, there was no indication on how far along the talks were, but sources said that DirectTV was open to deal. Now, The …

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Wireless Routers: Here Are The 10 Best Routers Money Can Buy

Wireless routers are an essential part of any Internet connected home today. The freedom to be anywhere in the house and stay connected is more or less taken for granted. The luxury does come with a cost, however, and those willing to pony up with enjoy a far superior experience than those who don’t. When it comes to wireless routers, …

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‘Danzig Getting Knocked Out’ Is Still Recommended Viewing Like A Decade Later

Roughly a decade ago, a famous video hit the web featuring Glenn Danzig getting knocked out by the guy from the Northside Kings. If you’re reading this article, you’re probably familiar with it or have at least heard of it. A couple years ago, the guy that punched him talked to Vice about it. Now, Danzig is in the news …

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Internet Explorer Security Flaw Puts Users at Risk, Feds Say Switch Browsers

If, for some reason, you still use Internet Explorer to browse the web, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security advises that you switch to a different browser for the time being. A major security flaw was exposed in Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11 that could allow hackers to take over your computer. The security flaw was discovered over …

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Web Goes Ballistic Over FCC Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC is set to propose new rules related to net neutrality, and they’re not exactly in favor of it. In fact, according to reports, these rules would enable broadband providers to give preferential treatment to content providers who pay for access to “fast lanes”. So, you know, pretty much the opposite of net neutrality. Can any good come from …

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AT&T Pulls a Google, Announces Multi-Metro Fiber Expansion

AT&T has pulled a Google and announced a “major initiative to expand its ultra-fast fiber network.” Like Google, who made a similar announcement back in February, AT&T is looking at some major metropolitan areas, scoping out the logistics, and saying that they could possibly expand to up to 100 cities. Google’s expansion plans eye 9 different metro area (34 communities …

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Report: People Buy Less From Amazon In Online Tax States

Researchers from Ohio State have published a paper on the “Amazon Tax,” saying that “only Amazon.com has been affected”. A bunch of states have implemented laws that that demand sales tax on online purchases. Items sold by Amazon and shipped to the following states are subject to the tax: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, …

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Noam Chomsky Talks Internet, Natural Language Processing At Google

Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor & Pressor of Linguistics (Emeritus) at MIT, recently gave an “At Google” talk at Google, Cambridge. He discussed the Internet as a political platform, natural language processing, and a handful of other things. Google highlights the questions from its staff that Chomsky answers: 1. Your early view of the potential abuse of the Internet as a …

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