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YouTube Is Testing An Easy GIF-Making Feature

The animated GIF is almost 30 years old, but it remains a staple of Internet humor. At long last, YouTube is testing a feature that may allow people to quickly and easily convert snippets of online videos into looping, six-second animated GIFs.   YouTube hasn't officially announced this feature, but Andy Baio (@waxpancake on Twitter) spotted the option Thursday. When you click the “Share”...

Microsoft sets Windows 10's consumer reveal for Jan. 21

Microsoft has scheduled more Windows 10 revelations for Jan. 21, 2015, sending invitations today to journalists, reviewers and bloggers.   The day-long event will take place at Microsoft's Redmond, Wash. campus, and will provide "more details on the Windows 10 consumer experience," according to the invitation. Previously, Microsoft had promised that it would disclose the upcoming operating...

The Web's Inventor Says Affordable Internet Should Be A 'Human Right'

The computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web says affordable access to the Internet should be recognized as a human right, as a report showed that billions of people still cannot go online and government surveillance and censorship are increasing.   Tim Berners-Lee said Thursday the Internet can help tackle inequality — but only if it comes with the rights to privacy and...

The collapse of the Pirate Bay, ‘the world’s most notorious file-sharing site’

So this is how it may end for the Pirate Bay: two of its founders imprisoned, its offices reportedly raided, its Web site bounced from the Internet. The file-sharing site, which shot into existence in 2003 and at one point commanded 22 million users, has now crashed to a new depth from which it may not emerge. The collapse has taken years, but accelerated over the last several weeks, until a...

Steve Wozniak revealed the reality of garage part of Apple’s journey

Steve Wozniak, one of the founders of Apple reveals the less known facts about the company and the explains that the garage part of the formation of the company was actually a myth. He explains that the garage was used to drive down finished products to the store and designs were not done there.   Wozniak and Steve Jobs had to solder things like chips and other parts, design and draw them at...

Microsoft will unveil Windows 10 Consumer Preview in January 2015

In a recent report, The Verge has revealed that the detailed consumer feature preview of Windows 10 operating system will be unveiled by Microsoft at a press event which will likely be held in late January 2015.   About the projected proceedings at the reported press event in January, The Verge - citing details shared by unidentified sources - has said in the report that several Windows 10...