Category «Internet»

Winning Amazon’s second headquarters has pros and cons

Head coaches have set aside rivalries and one city offered to change its name. Others are taking the more traditional approaches of promising huge tax windfalls and new state-of-the-art transit systems. But history shows luring Amazon’s second headquarters may not be a slam dunk for the victorious city. The deadline for cities to submit bids to …

How to mute entire websites in Chrome

Google has made it easy to mute noisy sites in Chrome — just right-click the tab and select Mute Tab. You can also enable Tab audio muting UI control, which lets you click on the speaker-shaped audio indicator to mute a tab. (This setting is found in Chrome’s experimental features by entering chrome://flags in the address bar.) But what if …

Time running out for commenting on FCC net neutrality rollback

The deadline to voice your concern over the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to unwind net neutrality rules is fast approaching. The period for public comments ends at midnight Eastern Time on Wednesday. Over 21.8 million comments have been filed with the agency on its “Restoring Internet Freedom” proposal. That’s more than five times the number of comments …

Malaysian phone thief caught on Facebook Live

Facebook Live came under fire earlier this year because too many violent videos were appearing on the platform. This time, however, it could be used to help fight crime. A man in Malaysia had his phone snatched by two thieves while he was broadcasting his neighbourhood’s Hari Raya Haji celebrations live on Facebook over the weekend, …

How I finally bought my dream car on eBay

t’s 10:30 p.m. on a humid April night in Cincinnati. I’m standing in an empty Target parking lot as a double-decker car transporter pulls up with a rumble. On the back is the car I bought off eBay sight unseen weeks earlier: a 1992 Land Rover Range Rover. Minutes later, my shiny red Rover is on …

Facebook to discontinue its Groups App from September 1

Facebook is all set to discontinue its Groups application starting from the 1st of September. This application was meant for those people who were heavy users of the Groups feature that Facebook provided. However, the feature was not too popular with users and hence it isn’t a big surprise to anyone that the app is going …

Instagram has introduced threaded comments

Instagram, the photo sharing giant, has come out with an update to its application that is being applauded by all the users. The company has finally introduced threaded comments to its platform which allows users to keep tracks of conversations that are taking place. Before this update was introduced to Instagram, keeping track of comments …

Facebook has brought interesting updates to its camera

When Facebook introduced Facebook stories on its application last year, it was met with a very lukewarm reception. People did not take up to it like that had with Snapchat and Instagram stories. Facebook has wanted to remedy this and make its stories a popular feature and in order to do, it has brought about …