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]

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 […]