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Verizon Will Fix Broadband Networks, Landlines to Resolve Investigation

Verizon Will Fix Broadband Networks, Landlines to Resolve Investigation

Verizon has come to an agreement to fix thousands of telephone poles, build out new fiber optic lines, and settle its differences with New York City. The post Verizon Will Fix Broadband Networks,
Smart Home benefits and risks: look before you connect

Smart Home benefits and risks: look before you connect

There’s no escaping the future. Sooner or later, most of our home appliances will be connected, to each other, to our phones, and to the Internet at large. It has never been so easy to get started. A

Facebook expresses concern over Sri Lanka ban

Facebook said Wednesday it was responding to Sri Lanka's concerns over incendiary material shared on its platform and hoped internet restrictions imposed during anti-Muslim riots last week would be

Canada considering tax on internet giants

The Canadian government is looking at how to regulate and tax internet giants such as Google, Facebook and Netflix, as it moves to improve protections for its cultural sector, an official said

Google to ban cryptocurrency and related advertisements

Google says it is going to ban advertisements for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, as well as related content like trading advice and cryptocurrency wallets.
Deezer can provide the soundtrack for your Xbox One games

Deezer can provide the soundtrack for your Xbox One games

You don't have too many options for large, on-demand music services that will stream in the background of your Xbox One games. Now that Groove Music is no more, Spotify is the main game in town.

Google opens Maps to bring the real world into games

Pokémon Go and other games that use real-world maps are all the rage, but there's a catch: they typically depend on semi-closed map frameworks that weren't intended for gaming, forcing developers to
Smart Home benefits and risks: look before you connect

Smart Home benefits and risks: look before you connect

There’s no escaping the future. Sooner or later, most of our home appliances will be connected, to each other, to our phones, and to the Internet at large. It has never been so easy to get started. A

Today's Debate Over Online Porn Laws Started Decades Ago

The online porn laws proposed everywhere from Rhode Island to the UK today echo the same concerns as legislation from the 1990s.
iMessage: How to pick a reply address in iOS and macOS

iMessage: How to pick a reply address in iOS and macOS

Apple keeps improving iMessage synchronization across the many different devices that can be logged into the same account. (Seriously, it’s gotten better.) While the previously promised iMessages in
Apple takes a stance on crypto-miners in apps

Apple takes a stance on crypto-miners in apps

Calendar 2, the Mac App that rolled out an update bundled with a crypto-miner that went berserk, was removed from iTunes shortly after news of its controversial new feature came out. Now, its

Microsoft says its AI can translate Chinese as well as a human

Run Chinese text through a translation website and the results tend to be messy, to put it mildly. You might get the gist of what's being said, but the sheer differences between languages usually lead
California will send residents election information through Nextdoor

California will send residents election information through Nextdoor

Five California counties have adopted a voting act that will allow them to switch up how they handle elections. Within those counties, voters will have more choices in how they cast their ballots --
Google opens Maps to bring the real world into games

Google opens Maps to bring the real world into games

Pokémon Go and other games that use real-world maps are all the rage, but there's a catch: they typically depend on semi-closed map frameworks that weren't intended for gaming, forcing developers to
Wikipedia didn’t know it was YouTube’s conspiracy theory fix

Wikipedia didn’t know it was YouTube’s conspiracy theory fix

YouTube may be looking to combat fake news and conspiracy theories by embedding Wikipedia information, but the tactic came as a total surprise to the crowdsourced encyclopedia itself. Stung with
Wikipedia didn’t know it was YouTube’s conspiracy theory fix

Wikipedia didn’t know it was YouTube’s conspiracy theory fix

YouTube may be looking to combat fake news and conspiracy theories by embedding Wikipedia information, but the tactic came as a total surprise to the crowdsourced encyclopedia itself. Stung with

Twitter is reportedly working on a Snapchat-style video feature

Earlier this year, rumors surfaced that Twitter was working on a way to make sharing videos on its platform easier. Now, three sources have told CNBC that a camera-centric feature is in the works and
Watching 'Annihilation' at home versus the cinema

Watching 'Annihilation' at home versus the cinema

Alex Garland wrote 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd, establishing his bona fides as a master of blending horror and mind-bending sci-fi. He then wrote and directed Ex Machina, which propelled him

YouTube tries to crack down on conspiracy videos

YouTube says it's cracking down on conspiracy videos, though it's scant on the details.

Some Americans 'constantly' on internet, others remain offline

More than one in four American adults say they are online "almost constantly," but a small percentage still don't use the internet at all, a survey showed on Wednesday.