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Chrome may soon add a feature that will speed up the entire internet

Google’s Chrome browser is the most popular web browser on the planet by a massive margin. According to market research firm Net Applications, Chrome’s share of the global web browser market was a whopping 62% as of July 2018. The number 2 spot was held by Microsoft’s old Internet Explorer browser with just under 12% of the market, and Firefox rounded out the top 3 with 11%. People love all...

Spectrum internet is getting kicked out of New York

New York is officially kicking internet and cable provider Spectrum, aka Charter, out of the state after the company failed to deliver on its fast internet promises. The state required Spectrum to roll out high-speed internet across underserved rural areas when it merged with Time Warner Cable in 2016.The company failed to do so after two years, and now the state is not only forcing the company...

Business and gaming boost PC shipments for the first time since 2012

Supposing you've followed the PC's steady downward spiral over the last few years, the following news might surprise you: Between April and June worldwide PC shipments marked a 1.4 percent increase compared to the same timeframe last year. Market analysis firms Gartner and IDC agree that it's largely due to business customers upgrading to Windows 10 laptops, desktops and workstations. But the...

Apple releases iOS 11.4.1 and blocks passcode cracking tools used by police

Apple today released iOS 11.4.1, and while most of us are already looking ahead to all the new stuff coming in iOS 12, this small update contains an important new security feature: USB Restricted Mode. Apple has added protections against the USB devices being used by law enforcement and private companies that connect over Lightning to crack an iPhone’s passcode and evade Apple’s usual...

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Edge, Fluent, display, and Registry Editor improvements

Microsoft today released a new preview for PCs with improvements to Edge, Skype, Diagnostic Data Viewer, video, typing insights, font, security, Task Manager, accessibility, container, and mixed reality. This build is from the RS5 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update the company plans to release later this year. Windows 10 is being developed as a service, meaning it receives new...

U.S. Judge Claims Using Photo Found on the Internet Is Actually 'Fair Use'

Copyright experts were left scratching their heads after a U.S. judge ruled an image lifted from the Flickr page of a professional photographer and used by a film festival online was fair use. The ruling, passed in June, could “seriously erode” industry protections, one expert warned. The case, referred to as Brammer v. Violent Hues Productions LLC, kicked into gear after Russell Brammer...