The Internet of Things S**t [Video]

The Internet of things: Just because it’s connected, it doesn’t mean it’s smart. Let’s make connected products based on human behavior. No one wants a Wi-Fi toothbrush. [Daniel Warwick]

Twitch Viewers Become Stock Traders

The stock market is the latest cooperative game for Twitch viewers, with one brave software developer putting up $50,000 for users to invest with their collective wisdom. While it’s primarily a platform for watching others play games, Twitch has had several experiments for collective play, including users coordinating chat room commands to complete an entire […]

FREE eBook: Practical Linux Security Cookbook (a $22 Value) FREE For a Limited Time

For today’s free eBook, get “Practical Linux Security Cookbook” (a $22 Value,) FREE For a Limited Time! Whether you are new to Linux administration or experienced, this book will provide you with the skills to make systems more secure. What You Will Learn: -Learn about various vulnerabilities and exploits in relation to Linux systems -Configure […]

Nuggets Beat Ellen As Retweet Record Falls

A man seeking free chicken nuggets has set a new record for the most retweeted post on Twitter. Carter Wilkinson’s tweet has passed the 3,430,249 retweets of Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars selfie — and his poultry plea has paid off. Wilkinson acted after cheekily asking Wendy’s last month how many retweets he would have to get […]

Important: Push Notifications from Geeks are Sexy

Hi guys! Just a quick post to tell you we’ve just enabled push notifications from Geeks are Sexy. What this means for you is that you’re going to get ONE message (and JUST ONE!) asking you to allow or block push notifications from the site. If you press block, you won’t get bothered again. If […]

Verizon Launches ‘Gigabit’ Internet

Verizon is to offer a Gigabit internet service for the first time, albeit in a limited range of places and not quite at the implied speed. The service is an upgrade to the existing Verizon Fios ‘Instant Internet’ offering of 750 Mbps for both uploads and downloads. The new deal will be available to the […]

Pandora Music Service Goes Premium, Picking Tough Fight

Pandora is going public with an on-demand streaming music service to rival the likes of Apple, Spotify and Google Play. But in doing so it’s effectively throwing out its “killer feature” leaving it with little to differentiate it. Pandora Premium costs $10 a month, putting it right at the going market rate. It’s an addition […]

Robert Taylor, Internet Pioneer, RIP

A man who played a key role in the development of the Internet has died. Robert Taylor, who arguably conceived ARPANET, was 85. Taylor brought together two sets of existing work and ideas at ARPANET, a network at the US Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency. The idea of a computer network joining together multiple […]

FREE eBooks for Web Professionals (Novice to Expert)

Today, we’re offering you 9 free ebooks that cover some of the most popular subjects when it comes to designing a website and working online as a web professional. –Build Your Own Website the Right Way Using HTML & CSS –Create Stunning HTML Email That Just Works! –Everything You Know About CSS Is Wrong! –Fancy […]

Chrome To Throttle Background Tabs

Google says it will limit the amount of processing power that background tabs can consume in Chrome. The change is designed to increase battery life on mobile devices without affecting usability too much. It builds upon an existing policy that means any background tab can only carry out actions (such as reloading data) once a […]

Tim Berners-Lee Details Three Threats To The Web

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee has labelled fake news as one of three trends that must be tackled to keep the web on track. He also targeted all-or-nothing conditions on personal data, along with unethical political advertising. Writing in The Guardian to mark the 28th anniversary of his original proposal for the web, Berners-Lee […]

Digital Hygiene: How We Might Have Destroyed Our Attention Spans

Warning: Language. A look at how our use of the Internet and smartphones might be destroying our attention spans and a few idea on how to cut back on our digital addiction. [exurb1a | Via TA]