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tech-internet

Verizon Claims 5G Will Help Fight Cancer. Experts Say That’s Not Likely

5G is not magic, and experts say the wireless technology is not likely to revolutionize hospitals.
Karl Bode
6.14.19
tech-internet

The Google Outage Highlights the Perils of a Centralized Internet

Google so far has no answers as to why its massive cloud outage downed everything from Snapchat to 'Rocket League' servers.
Karl Bode
6.3.19
tech-internet

I'd Rather Buy a Samsung Rip Off of a MacBook Than an Actual MacBook

Samsung's Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force are clearly copying Apple's MacBooks. Good!
Emanuel Maiberg
6.3.19
tech-internet

Minds, the ‘Anti-Facebook,’ Has No Idea What to Do About All the Neo-Nazis

Minds is home to neo-Nazis, and wants its users to help decide what content stays on the site.
Ben Makuch
Jordan Pearson
5.28.19
tech-internet

Tamagotchis Are Coming Back, But Now They'll Cost Twice As Much

The new version of the 90s digital pet will cost $60 USD, but if you're hankering for a nostalgia trip you have cheaper options.
Matthew Gault
5.21.19
Memes

Alex Jones’s Pepe the Frog Copyright Trial Will Help Decide Who Can Use Memes

Are memes fair use? Or can you be sued for sharing and profiting off them?
Matthew Gault
5.17.19
Memes

YTMND’s Owner Says the Site’s Database Was Accidentally Deleted

The meme site's founder learned it shut down when everyone else did: "I had no idea anyone cared about it," he said.
Matthew Gault
5.16.19
tech-internet

Legendary Early Internet Meme Site YTMND Went Offline and May Be Gone for Good

A few years after the creator said he'd take the site offline, it disappeared from the internet for several days.
Matthew Gault
5.15.19
tech-internet

SpaceX and Amazon Hope to Deliver Cheap Broadband With Low-Orbit Satellites

A new study shows how more broadband options should bring lower prices, assuming the promises pan out.
Karl Bode
5.10.19
web hosting

The Far Right Has Found a Web Host Savior

A web host called Epik has begun hosting the sites that other web hosts won't, which raises questions about how successful deplatforming hateful websites can actually be.
Ben Makuch
5.8.19
Reddit

This Quantum Physicist Used Machine Learning to Map Reddit’s Sexual Fetishes

More than one thousand subreddits, plotted in an interactive tree.
Samantha Cole
4.30.19
net neutrality

This ISP Is Offering a 'Fast Lane' for Gamers...For $15 More Per Month

Priority routing services like Cox Communication's 'Elite Gamer' offer are usually a mixed bag, and in many instances provide no discernible benefit at all.
Karl Bode
4.25.19
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