News: Internet

Monday, 8 Apr 2013

3 Gbps Internet from a Ceiling Lamp

3 Gbps Internet from a Ceiling Lamp

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) have developed a new means of high-speed data transmission using LED lightbulbs. The technology uses standard off-the-shelf LED room lights for data transmission, with speeds of up to 3 Gbps possible.

Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013

Dark Sky App Creators Launch New Weather Site Forecast.io

Dark Sky App Creators Launch New Weather Site Forecast.io

The developers behind the short-term, highly precise weather app Dark Sky have announced Forecast, a new weather forecast website built from scratch, which can provide weather updates covering the entire world.

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013

Yahoo Might be Buying Stake in Video Sharing Site Dailymotion

Yahoo Might be Buying Stake in Video Sharing Site Dailymotion

There are unconfirmed reports that Yahoo might be in talks to purchase a major controlling stake in video sharing site, Dailymotion. If the deal goes through, it would be Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer's first major acquisition since taking over Yahoo.

Google Adds Animated GIF Search Filters

Google Adds Animated GIF Search Filters

Searching for an appropriate reaction GIF to your latest internet 'debate' will soon be easier than ever as Google has announced that it will be adding a filter in Google Images to let you search specifically for animated GIFs.

Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013

Google Maps Street View Now Includes Mountains

Google Maps Street View Now Includes Mountains

Google Maps Street View doesn't only include panoramic views of streets around the world, but also many interesting landmarks and sites such as the Grand Canyon. And being added to the list now are four out of the Seven Summits for those who love mountains.

Monday, 18 Mar 2013

Feedly Added Half a Million Google Reader Users in Two Days

Feedly Added Half a Million Google Reader Users in Two Days

Feedly, a popular third-party RSS client announced that it added more than half a million users in the two days after Google announced Google Reader's retirement. They've also revealed their plans on how to keep up with the mass migration from Google Reader.

Thursday, 14 Mar 2013

Google to Shut Down Google Reader on 1st July

Google to Shut Down Google Reader on 1st July

Google has announced that it is killing off Google Reader, its RSS aggregator that let people subscribe to news feeds from different websites, on 1st July 2013.

Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013

Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 and Windows RT to Run Flash By Default

Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 and Windows RT to Run Flash By Default

Microsoft will be updating IE10 in Windows 8 and Windows RT to let it run Flash content by default. The change of mind comes after the company realizes that most sites with Flash content are ‘compatible with the Windows experience for touch, performance, and battery life.’

Monday, 4 Mar 2013

Evernote Initiates System-wide Password Reset Amidst Security Breach

Evernote Initiates System-wide Password Reset Amidst Security Breach

Popular note-taking app, Evernote, has just reset all user passwords over the weekend after a security breach in which user information has been stolen.

Thursday, 28 Feb 2013

Chrome for Android Gets Updated, Now Plays Audio in the Background

Chrome for Android Gets Updated, Now Plays Audio in the Background

The Google Chrome team has released an update to the Android version of Chrome. Changes include the ability to have music from a web app continue playing while Chrome is running in the background. Hit the link for more information.

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