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Firefox 57 Will Blow Your Socks Off [Comic]

Seriously, have you tried the new version of Firefox? The browser is actually quite a bit faster than Chrome. Try it. It’s fast. Really fast. Firefox Quantum is over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine with brand new technology stolen from our advanced research group, […]

Re:scam – An AI Email Program That Replies to Email Scammers For You

This is absolutely brilliant! Re:scam is an AI email program by Netsafe that replies to email scammers for you and waste their time. Next time you receive a scam email, simply forward it to me@rescam.org. Hey, like the video said, I’m Re:scam. Netsafe built me as a new weapon in the fight against the billion-dollar […]

The Lava Lamps That Help Keep The Internet Secure

At the headquarters of Cloudflare, in San Francisco, there’s a wall of lava lamps: the Entropy Wall. They’re used to generate random numbers and keep a good bit of the internet secure: here’s how. [Tom Scott]

Facebook Funds Anti-Bullying Training

Facebook is paying to train British schoolchildren as “digital safety ambassadors.” They’ll help their peers deal with online bullying and similar issues. The company has offered £1 million (approximately US $1.33 million) in total funding for the United Kingdom’s 4,500 schools. The recipients will be trained through two schemes already run by charities. One, The […]

Free eBook: Get Coding For Dummies ($16 Value) FREE For a Limited Time

Today we’re offering you Coding For Dummies (a $16 Value) free for a limited time! No coding experience is required for Coding For Dummies, your one-stop guide to building a foundation of knowledge in writing computer code for web, application, and software development. Using foundational web development languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, it explains […]

YouTube Ads Auto-Cut To Fit Specific Viewer

YouTube ads are set to get far more personalised thanks to Google tools that will automatically show one of “hundreds or thousands of versions” of the same ad. The specific combination will be based on information Google has about a viewer including their browsing history, app downloads and even location history. The new tools, Director […]

Secret Study: Piracy No Big Deal

A European government study found little evidence that piracy affects sales of anything other than “recently released blockbusters.” Despite being completed in May 2015, it appears not to have been published until now. The study has come to light on the blog of Julia Reda, the only politician from a national Pirate Party to currently […]

YouTube Battles Twitch With ‘Sponsorship’ Program

YouTube is to expand a program letting game streamers earn money directly from viewers. It comes across as a clear attempt to compete with the success of Twitch. Though the Sponsorships program already existed in beta form, it was largely downplayed in favour of a separate scheme for paid access to view a channel. That’s […]

Chrome To Block Autoplay Of Videos With Sound

Chrome is to block automatic play of videos with sound unless the user has indicated they are interested in such clips. While many will see such a move as a good thing in itself, Google is also promoting it as a way to make website display more consistent between desktop computers and mobile devices where […]

FREE eBook: Penetration Testing – A Survival Guide ($55 Value)

Today on Geeks are Sexy, we’re offering you “Penetration Testing – A Survival Guide” ($55 Value) from Packt Publishing for free! The need for penetration testers has grown well over what the IT industry ever anticipated. Running just a vulnerability scanner is no longer an effective method to determine whether a business is truly secure. […]

#hashtagturns10

10 years ago today, a Twitter user posted a hashtag for the first time. That means a decade of a useful feature, many years of annoying advertising and several years of annoying spoken redundancy. The idea of hashtags came more than a year after the site’s launch and was suggested by user Chris Messina who […]