The Dark Side of Coding: The Cross [Comic]

Don’t you just hate it when ads are implemented that way? [Source: CommitStrip | Like CommitStrip on Facebook]

Here’s Why You Should Stop Memorizing your Passwords

Here are some excellent reasons to use a password manager instead of coming up with new passwords for every sites you use. I use Dashlane, which is free and is one of the best password managers out there, but there are plenty of others on the web.

Is Public Wi-Fi Really Safe?

Basically, the answer is: No, it’s not! However, there are ways to secure your connection, and the way I use is by connecting to a VPN service when I’m outside my home. I’ve tried many solutions, and Private Internet Access offers one of the best, easiest to use, and cheapest VPN services out there. I’ve […]

IMDb Closes Message Boards

IMDb is to close its message boards and private messages. It stopped short of blaming trolls but said the boards “are no longer providing a positive, useful experience” for most users. Announcing the move, the site said users were increasingly switching to IMDb’s social media pages to discuss movies and communicate with editors. It didn’t […]

New FCC Chief Takes First Shot Against Net Neutrality

The new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has ditched an investigation into “sponsored data” plans by mobile operators. It may be the first of many steps to loosen the FCC’s enforcement of net neutrality rules. Net neutrality has been at the heart of a long-running debate over the FCC’s powers to regulate internet providers. […]

Google Mistakes Doctors For DOSers

Medical staff in the United Kingdom have been advised to use Bing after Google mistook the National Health Service for a botnet. The NHS, which provides and administers publicly-funded healthcare in the UK, employs more than a million people. Unfortunately that adds up to so many people searching Google via the NHS network (and its […]

Chrome Speeds Up Page Reloads

Chrome users should get fewer irritating waits when revisiting a web page since the latest browser update. Google has rethought the way Chrome validates pages before loading. The change involves the way that when a user returns to a page, the browser will, where possible, use files stored in its cache from the previous visit […]

Leap Second Puts Some Sites ‘Offline’

The addition of an extra second to 2016 didn’t cause too much tech chaos, but did lead to some websites being difficult to reach for about 90 minutes. A leap second is an additional second added at the end of a month to compensate for the fact that the Earth’s rotation is slowing down very […]

The Year in News: What Happened Next (Stories From September-December 2016)

It’s time to conclude our look back at some of the news stories we’ve covered here at GaS in 2016 as well as following up on later developments. In September a collection of Steve Jobs’s possessions went on sale. Highlights included a leather jacket worn in a famed picture of Jobs flipping off an IBM […]

The Year in News: What Happened Next (Stories From July-August 2016)

Let’s continue our look back at some of the news stories we’ve covered here at GaS in 2016 as well as following up on later developments. In July, producer Larry Kasanoff revealed a planned $80 million budget Tetris movie would need to be a trilogy to tell the “story” in full. There’s no sign of […]

The Year in News: What Happened Next (Stories From May-June 2016)

Let’s continue our look back at some of the news stories we’ve covered here at GaS in 2016 as well as following up on later developments. In May Blizzard announced it would have a permanent ban for anyone found cheating at online team shooter game Overwatch. It proved no empty threat, with the most embarrassing […]

The Year in News: What Happened Next (Stories From January-February 2016)

It’s time once again to take a look back at some of the news stories we’ve covered here at GaS in 2016 as well as following up on later developments. In January New York City announced plans to replace almost all of its payphone booths with Wi-Fi hotspots funded by advertising. The new booths also […]