Chrome Stops Noisy Autoplay Videos

Chrome’s next edition will let you block entire sites from autoplaying videos when you visit a page. It will also have a couple of new tricks for fighting rogue pop-ups. The changes debut in Chrome 64, which is already out in the Beta channel, meaning it should be rolled out in the standard edition in […]

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DEAL: Our Favorite VPN Solution is Currently MASSIVELY Discounted

Sure, you see deals on VPN subscriptions all the time, but Private Internet Access, which is my favorite VPN solution, is almost never on sale. Right now, PIA is offering a 2-year subscription to their service at just $2.50 per month instead of $6.95 when you pay for the service monthly. That’s one of the […]

How Do Machines Learn?

How do all the algorithms around us learn to do their jobs? Find out in CGP Grey’s latest video! [CGP Grey]

How the end of net neutrality could change the internet

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to repeal the Net Neutrality protections it adopted in 2015. Here’s what that means for the future of the internet. [Vox]

Amazon And Google Start Playing Nice

Amazon has decided to sell the Chromecast and Apple TV for the first time in two years. The move suggests Google’s blocking of YouTube on some Fire devices was a successful negotiating strategy. Last week Google announced it would pull YouTube from the full range of Fire TV sticks from January 1, as well as […]

Wet String Used For Broadband

Forget “how long’s a piece of string?” — the question now is “what’s its bandwidth?” That’s because an ISP has successfully carried broadband data over two meters of string. It’s the work of an engineer at Andrews and Arnold who was presumably at a loose end in the office. He decided to test the theory […]

GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win an Amazon Echo Smart Home Bundle ($500 Value)

Enter this sweepstake for a chance to win an Amazon Echo Smart Home Bundle that includes: Amazon Echo Plus with Built-In Hub, Wemo Mini Smart Plug, 2 Smart LED Light Bulbs, Arlo Q Security Camera, and a 1-year Amazon Prime membership. Geographic Eligibility: USA Only. No Purchase Necessary. The “Amazon Echo Plus Bundle Sweepstakes” is […]

Samsung Phones To Get 512GB Storage

Samsung plans to double the maximum on-board storage space on smartphones to 512GB. Its new flash storage will also work quicker, making 4K recordings more viable. The company says it’s already producing the new storage, which comes as an eight-layer embedded chip. However, it’s not confirmed if the storage will be available in the next […]