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Google collaborates with WordPress to build platform for local publishers

January 15, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Newspack could very well be a faster and more secure version of popular content management system WordPress that is found on millions of websites. Google, Automattic, and numerous private foundations have come together to build a modern web platform. Staking […]


Internet, Online entertainment

Chrome prepares major ad blocker update

January 10, 2019

Via: Techradar

Google’s efforts to make the web a safer place continue with the announcement that Chrome’s ad blocker will soon be available across the globe beginning on July 9th. As was the case with the initial rollout of its ad blocker, […]


Internet, Online entertainment

Instagram’s new scrolling feature briefly inspires absolute fury

December 27, 2018

Via: Mashable

I’m not sure why social platforms constantly feel the urge to evolve. I miss the Facebook that gave me real news stories instead of my uncle’s views about the United States Postal Service, I long for the days of Friendster […]


Computing, Internet, Online entertainment, Software & Applications

Discord Store goes after Steam, Epic by offering developers more money

December 14, 2018

Via: TechSpot

The advent of yet another digital distribution platform for games could be viewed as either a blessing or a curse. While competition is rarely a bad thing, having too much of it can create excess fragmentation (take cryptocurrency, for example). […]


Internet, Online entertainment

YouTube is rolling out its Instagram-like Stories feature to more creators

November 29, 2018

Via: The Verge

YouTube is expanding its Instagram-like Stories capability to more creators today, giving those with more than 10,000 subscribers the chance to use the tool. There are some major differences between Instagram Stories and YouTube’s iteration of the feature. YouTube Stories […]


Internet, Online entertainment

YouTube VR launches today for the Oculus Go

November 12, 2018

Via: The Verge

YouTube is launching its virtual reality app on the Oculus Go mobile VR headset today, after announcing its plans in September. The app will be available in the Oculus Store, joining similar apps for Samsung Gear VR, Sony PlayStation VR, […]


Internet, Online entertainment

Google announces major AI improvements to Gboard for Android

November 12, 2018

Via: Phone Arena

As AI (artificial intelligence) becomes more prevalent in the smartphone industry, more companies are trying to implement the system in their products. Google, a pioneer in the field, has just announced that one of its apps, Gboard is now making […]


Internet, Online entertainment

Google Chrome to crack down on invasive, misleading ads

November 8, 2018

Via: DailyMail

Google has announced a crackdown on intrusive pop-up advertisements on its Chrome web browser after a previous update failed to stop them. The ads open users up to phishing attacks that attempt to scam people into giving private information such […]


Internet, Online entertainment

Snapchat brings its lenses to desktop with new Snap Camera app

October 26, 2018

Via: Mashable

Snapchat is, for the first time, bringing its camera outside of its mobile app. The company just released a dedicated desktop app, called Snap Camera, which lets people use its signature augmented reality selfie lenses inside of other desktop apps. […]


Internet, Online entertainment

Google ends cryptocurrency ad ban

September 25, 2018

Via: Techradar

Google has announced it is reversing its decision to ban advertisements for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The online giant blocked such adverts back in March as part of a security crackdown, but has now apparently changed its mind and will […]