All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Internet’

Kim Novak Has Beat Bigger Battles Than Binary Brats

Kim Novak doesn’t have to explain herself. However, amidst the tumult of tweeters (so very brave behind the anonymity of their hateful 140 characters), she addressed the oh-so-obvious derisive diction slung her way following the Hollywood award show. Actually, she addressed it a while ago, smart guys. This is old news. When Kim shared her experience with plastic surgery before, …

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Guy Pokes His Ex, Gets Two-Year Internet Ban

When I say poke, I mean Facebook poke–that’s, of course, what brings this story within my purview. How in the hell, you may ask, could a judge see it fit to dole out such a harsh penalty for the simple act of poking someone on Facebook? Alas, I must admit–I’ve given you the end of the story. Let’s back up. …

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The Internet Has Been Good For Society, According to Most Americans

Pew Research has just unveiled the results of a massive survey about the internet to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web. It’s dense, and there’s a lot to comb through, but I think the question from Pew that is best suited for such a retrospective is this: “Overall, when you add up all the …

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Netflix Prices Won’t Rise Much After Comcast Deal

The popularity of Netflix has skyrocketed over the past few years, to the point that it has become a staple of daily life for college students, elementary schoolers, various media nerds, and proper adults alike. With instant streaming of beloved classics like Doctor Who and Firefly, as well as innovative, intriguing original content (Orange is The New Black, anyone?) right …

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High-Speed Internet: Should Google Bother?

It seems these days that Google is trying to have a finger in everything and anything. Therefore it was only a matter of time before the company decided it should seriously consider providing its own high-speed internet service. Google is currently working on this new venture and one of its early targets for the service was Kansas City, Kan. While …

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Time Warner To Boost Internet Speeds in Austin

As Time Warner and Comcast continue to work out their big merger, internet and cable TV customers across the U.S. are preparing for an even larger company to take over their local cable monopolies. There is a spark of hope, though. In the places where Google has announced it will install its Google Fiber initiative competition has, unsurprisingly, spurred otherwise …

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Google Fiber May Be Coming to These 9 Metros

Take a look, people. If your city is on this map, Google is at least actively considering bringing Google Fiber your way. The company just announced that they will be looking at the feasibility of installing its 1 gigabit (soon to be 10?) high-speed internet service in 9 different metro areas–34 communities altogether. Here’s a full list: Portland, Oregon–Beaverton, Lake …

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Will The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules Protect Consumers And Small Businesses?

In January, the open Web took a major hit when a court sided with Verizon over the FCC’s net neutrality rules. The defeat meant that Verizon or any other ISP could throttle certain types of traffic in favor of others. While the FCC could appeal the ruling, the Commission is apparently not going that route. Reuters is reporting that the …

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Bill O’Reilly Says We’re All Ignorant Because The Internet

Apparently, Americans are pretty stupid when it comes to knowing anything about their own country. And Fox News host Bill O’Reilly thinks he knows part of the reason why. Spoiler: it’s the Internet. Yes, the Internet. The Internet has made you dumb. According to O’Reilly, the Internet has “created a generation of self-absorbed, addicted, distracted, and ignorant people.” “The powerful …

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Google Shoots for 10 Gigabit Fiber in Three Years

The U.S. has slow internet. It sucks. The giant iron fists of a handful of monopolistic ISPs continue to pound the weak, helpless masses. One bright spot in the dark, depressing wasteland has been Google Fiber, Google’s one gigabit high-speed internet service. Of course, Google Fiber is only in a few select areas–so looking to it as some sort of …

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Comcast To Purchase Time Warner Cable For $45 Billion

Comcast is the nation’s largest cable and Internet provider whereas Time Warner Cable is the nation’s second largest. The two are also some of the most universally reviled among American consumers. Now both companies are joining forces. Comcast and Time Warner Cable announced today that the two companies would be merging thanks to a deal that will see Comcast buy …

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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The NSA

Even before the Snowden leaks of last year, the EFF had their suspicions in regards to what the NSA was up to. The group even tried to get the government to spill the beans a few times through lawsuits that never went anyway. As you can imagine, the Snowden leaks helped their cause greatly, and now they’re trying to educate …

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