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The rules of the Game Of Oligarchs  TechCrunch · 3 hours
Technology shrinks the world, makes geography less relevant. People find kinship, common cause, and community on the Internet, across nations and sometimes even languages. When the Internet began to erupt, when its connections began... more
These are the easiest passwords to hack - is yours one of them?  Sky News · 8 hours
The most common passwords have been revealed, as a survey shows many British internet users do not know the best way to... more
People still using weak passwords - these are the most common  Sky News · 14 hours
The most common passwords have been revealed, as a survey shows many British internet users do not know the best way to protect themselves from cyber... more
Internet time and doomsday asteroids: this week in tech, 20 years ago  THE VERGE · 23 hours
It’s difficult to remember a time when online media wasn’t arranged largely around memetic cultural events. On any given April 20th in recent years,... more
How to watch Cardinals baseball in 2019 without cable - CNET  CNET · 1 day
From streaming Fox Sports Midwest in St. Louis to watching MLB.TV out-of-market, St. Louis Cardinals fans have many options for following their club this season. more
Fastly, the content delivery network, files for an IPO  TechCrunch · 2 days
Fastly, the content delivery network that’s raised $219 million in financing from investors (according to Crunchbase), is ready for its close up in the public markets. The eight-year-old company is... more
SiriusXM launches new ‘essential’ streaming plan for only $8  THE VERGE · 2 days
SiriusXM is now offering an $8-per-month streaming music plan that it calls SiriusXM Essential, a bundle of over... more
Malware researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty, ending his legal case  TechCrunch · 2 days
Malware researcher Marcus Hutchins has pleaded guilty to two counts of creating and selling a powerful banking malware, ending a long and protracted battle with U.S. prosecutors. Hutchins,... more
The PDF Association thinks the Mueller report sucks  THE VERGE · 2 days
When Special Counsel Robert Mueller released his report on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election yesterday and political... more
Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests  THE VERGE · 2 days
German camera maker Leica is facing heat from Chinese censors and nationalistic internet users who are leaving angry comments after it launched an ad... more
Prosper is the latest Silicon Valley company to get dinged by, and settle charges with, the SEC  TechCrunch · 2 days
Another Silicon Valley company is settling with the SEC: the online lending company Prosper,... more
How to watch Brewers baseball in 2019 without cable - CNET  CNET · 2 days
From streaming Fox Sports Wisconsin in Milwaukee to watching MLB.TV out-of-market, Brewers fans who cut the cord still have plenty of options. more
How to watch Braves baseball in 2019 without cable - CNET  CNET · 2 days
From streaming Fox Sports South in Atlanta to watching MLB.TV out-of-market, Atlanta Braves fans have many options to follow their club this season. more
Hacker dumps thousands of sensitive Mexican embassy documents online  TechCrunch · 2 days
A hacker stole thousands of documents from Mexico’s embassy in Guatemala and posted them online. The hacker, who goes by the online handle @0x55Taylor, tweeted a link to the data... more
Is the Nighthawk AC1900 fast enough for gaming?  Windows Central · 2 days
Best answer: The Nighthawk AC1900 provides a great gaming experience, especially in its price range. Wi-Fi gaming is something that has only recently become good enough for competitive games and this router... more
Apple Pulls 4K LG UltraFine Displays From Online Apple Store in U.S.  MacRumors · 2 days
Apple has removed the 4K LG UltraFine Displays from its online Apple Store in the United States, continuing a trend of pulling the display... more
Mueller report: How to read the doc online or download it for free - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The special counsel's report on Russia's interference in 2016 US presidential election is now available and could further... more
Create, host, and manage a website with this $30 SSDPage bundle  Windows Central · 2 days
It should come as no surprise that having an engaging and powerful website is perhaps the most important element of building a brand or business online.... more
This weekend, watch Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey fight Terminators  THE VERGE · 2 days
There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s... more
Get a 4-pack of Wi-Fi smart outlets for $18 - CNET  CNET · 2 days
These app-powered plugs can also be controlled via smart speakers. Plus: Get a two-month SiriusXM streaming subscription for just a buck. more
Ancestry pulls slavery-era ad after backlash  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Ancestry.com is apologizing after an ad for the DNA testing company that showed a white man and black woman discussing escaping to the North during the Civil War era drew widespread criticism online more
How to declutter your inbox and unsubscribe from unwanted emails  THE VERGE · 2 days
Your email inbox is like a virtual home — after all, that’s where all your first... more
YouTube Music Now Streaming Free on Google Home, Assistant-Powered Smart Speakers  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
YouTube is now offering its music streaming service for free on Google Home as well as other Assistant-powered smart speakers. more
How to protect your privacy on YouTube  THE VERGE · 2 days
YouTube has become a ubiquitous part of our online world, one where privacy is an issue. Your video-watching habits may be open... more
Can the Nighthawk AC1900 replace your Xfinity router?  Windows Central · 2 days
Best answer: Yes, as long as you already have a separate modem or are willing to buy one. Using the AC1900 on Xfinity means you can use the full speed of your... more
Microsoft Acquires Express Logic to Push IoT Dream  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Microsoft has acquired San Diego-based software company Express Logic, that makes software for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. more
How the Mueller report indicts social networks  THE VERGE · 2 days
In many ways, our cultural reckoning over social networks and the internet in general began at the end of 2016. Russia had... more
Amazon and Google End Spat, Agree to Allow Each Other's Streaming Apps  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Amazon and Google announced Thursday they had agreed to allow each other's streaming media applications to work on their platforms, ending a spat over... more
Toyota, SoftBank fund, Denso invest $1 billion in Uber  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Japan's top automaker Toyota, auto parts maker Denso and internet company SoftBank's investment fund are investing $1 billion in car-sharing Uber's technology unit, Uber ATG more
Librarians archiving Alberta's climate-change, other reports ahead of new government  CBC · 3 days
An Alberta librarian has been archiving much of the provincial government's online content — including studies on... more
Amazon Music’s free ad-supported tier goes live, but only for Alexa users  THE VERGE · 3 days
Amazon has launched a free tier of its music streaming service in the US that is ad-supported and available to use through the company’s... more
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s stage builder unleashes the internet’s creativity  THE VERGE · 3 days
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate got a surprise update yesterday, which included a stage builder mode, a... more
Microsoft acquires Express Logic to boost IoT efforts  Windows Central · 3 days
Express Logic's ThreadX real-time operating system will be offered alongside Azure Sphere for IoT devices. Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Express Logic, a firm focused on creating real-time operating systems... more
YouTube Music is now free with ads on Google Home devices  TechCrunch · 3 days
Following reports that Amazon is preparing to launch a free, streaming music service for Echo owners, Google today announced YouTube Music will be free on its... more
The different playbooks of D2C brands  TechCrunch · 3 days
Over the past half a decade, the tidal wave of niche brands delivering new kinds of products to consumers and doing so online has changed the retail and CPG landscapes forever. more
Is Xbox One S All-Digital a good streaming box?  Windows Central · 3 days
Best answer: Yes. Since it supports 4K and HDR video streaming, the Xbox One All-Digital is a great device for streaming. However, the lack of a disc drive does mean... more
USDA launches pilot program allowing SNAP recipients to shop for groceries online  TechCrunch · 3 days
The USDA this morning announced the launch of a pilot program that will open up online grocery shopping to those on public assistance. During... more
Amazon will reportedly close its Chinese online store - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Shoppers in the world's most populous nation won't be able to buy from local sellers from July, Reuters reported. more
Google Lets Android Users Choose Browsers to Ease EU Antitrust Concerns  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Users of Android devices will be able to choose their browsers and search engines from five options starting on Thursday, a senior Google executive said. more
Google Chrome is getting a reader mode on desktop  THE VERGE · 3 days
The desktop version of Google Chrome’s browser is getting a reader mode, which can be used to strip... more
Which Microsoft Edge preview channel should you choose?  Windows Central · 3 days
There are going to be a total of four Edge channels for you to choose from, so which one is for you? The new Microsoft Edge with Chromium is finally here in... more
Pinterest Valued at $12.7 Billion in IPO, Sign of Tech Demand After Lyft Struggles  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Pinterest's initial public offering set the online scrapbook company's valuation at $12.7 billion on Wednesday, above its expectations. more
Netflix vs Hulu: Which streaming service is best for you? - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Netflix and Hulu are two of the most popular video streaming services. Here's how they stack up. more
Weengs, the UK logistics startup for online retailers, collects £6.5M Series A  TechCrunch · 3 days
Weengs, the U.K. logistics startup for e-commerce businesses that need a more convenient way of getting online orders to customers, has raised £6.5 million... more
Amazon to close its online store in China  Sky News · 3 days
Amazon has announced that it is closing its online store in China after struggling to gain a foothold in the world's most populous nation. more
Amazon China to close local marketplace and place more focus on cross-border  TechCrunch · 3 days
Amazon has finally given up the fight with Chinese online shopping giants to capture the domestic market. On Thursday, the Seattle-based ecommerce company announced... more
Iraq Parliament Bans Online Battle Games, Citing 'Negative' Influence  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Iraq's parliament on Wednesday voted unanimously to ban the popular but brutal online game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for "inciting violence" in the war-torn country. more
Amazon Said to Close Its Chinese Online Store by Mid-July  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Amazon shoppers in China will no longer be able to buy goods from third-party merchants in the country, but they still will be able to order from the... more
Consumers get another digital home health offering as Tyto Care and Best Buy launch TytoHome  TechCrunch · 4 days
Best Buy is partnering with the Israeli technology Tyto Care to become the official retailer for the company’s... more
TED 2019: The online campaign that ended a beard ban  BBC · 4 days
The woman aiming to build "a labour movement for the 21st Century" shares her plan at TED. more
Wonderloop’s networking app lets you swipe left on video profiles instead of pictures  TechCrunch · 4 days
There isn’t much left to be done in online networking apps. We are all familiar with professional (LinkedIn), social (Facebook), realtime (Twitter),... more
How to print from a Chromebook  THE VERGE · 4 days
While Google’s Chromebooks are all about online services, sometimes you need a good old-fashioned printout to accompany your digital adventures. Printing from a Chromebook... more
TP-Link announces trio of affordable USB WiFi adapters  Windows Central · 4 days
TP-Link's latest USB adapters can add WiFi to your PC without breaking the bank. TP-Link today took the wraps off of three new USB WiFi adapters that won't break the bank. ... more
Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 80 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements  MacRumors · 4 days
Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced three years ago in March 2016. Apple designed... more
Help TechCrunch find the best startup growth marketing agencies  TechCrunch · 4 days
While billions of people are now online, thousands of companies large and small are using every channel they can to reach them. Companies like Slack, Airbnb, Pinterest, Instagram, and Dropbox... more
TED 2019: Prize to online classes project causes controversy  BBC · 4 days
Plans to give millions of dollars to a program for online learning for pre-schoolers has been criticised. more
A new state-backed hacker group is hijacking government domains at a phenomenal pace  TechCrunch · 4 days
A few months ago, researchers at Cisco’s Talos cybersecurity unit sounded the alarm after discovering a previously undiscovered hacker group targeting a... more
Wattpad partners with Sony Pictures Television in first-look deal for original programming  TechCrunch · 4 days
Wattpad, the online storytelling community whose authors’ works have been turned into Netflix movies, TV shows for Hulu and projects for other studios both... more
Skype's 'contact online' notifications return for Insiders  Windows Central · 4 days
Now you'll once again receive alerts when contacts come online. Microsoft has made an effort in recent months to bring back highly requested features for Skype that were present on the old version of... more
Stripe acquires Touchtech, updates APIs to prep for strong customer authentication in Europe  TechCrunch · 4 days
Stripe, the payments powerhouse that is now valued at $22.5 billion, has made an acquisition to help it gear up for new... more
Netflix to trial showing top 10 lists to UK users  BBC · 4 days
Streaming company Netflix is to trial showing UK users its most-watched shows over a weekly period. more
Sweden’s Engaging Care raises €2.5M seed to scale patient communication and improve outcomes  TechCrunch · 4 days
Engaging Care, the Swedish heathtech startup founded by Annica Belfrage and Charlotta Tönsgård (who was previously CEO of online doctor app Min... more
The UK’s controversial porn block will go into effect on July 15th  THE VERGE · 4 days
The UK’s controversial porn block has a new launch date: July 15th, 2019. The scheme, which is designed to stop people under 18 from... more
Internet time and doomsday asteroids: this week in tech, 20 years ago
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This weekend, watch Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey fight Terminators
THE VERGE
LG UltraFine 4K Display currently not sold on Apple․com, stock still available elsewhere
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Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests
THE VERGE
Google Stadia: How might Google’s cloud gaming platform affect the gaming phone market? [Video]
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One of the Game Boy’s weirdest games was a Pokémon clone with infrared trading
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Google Fi stops selling Android One Moto X4, LG G7, and V35
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BTS blows away SNL, and you can watch their performance online - CNET
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The Mandalorian: Cast, trailer, plot, release date and more Star Wars details - CNET
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Photos: Saying farewell to the third oldest Apple Store in the world
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Disney, Netflix, Amazon: The battle for streaming survival
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This weekend, watch the Game of Thrones showrunners’ only other collaboration
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Apple’s ‘90s precursor to the iPhone shown functioning in new video
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T-Mobile relaunches Layer3 TV service as TVision Home
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How to watch every Star Wars film online in chronological order - CNET
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Netflix is getting into radio with a full-time comedy channel airing on SiriusXM
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In a world of Google and Amazon, libraries rethink their role - CNET
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This weekend, watch the beginning and the end of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
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‘Old Town Road’ proves TikTok can launch a hit song
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watchOS 6 Wish List: Bedtime mode, Activity Sharing upgrades, watch face design, more
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Justice Department says attempts to prevent Netflix from Oscars eligibility could violate antitrust law
THE VERGE
April Fools’ Day 2019: Dbrand AirPower skin, Hyper USB-C hub, Twelve South ‘BookBook Bento,’ more
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This weekend, stream a horror film from the creator of Amazon’s Hanna
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Seven new anime series to watch this spring
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The Tick is still the perfect show for an age of superhero saturation
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