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Hearprint Software Adjusts Volume To User’s Needs
New Google Chrome extension is part of a campaign by Cochlear. No two people see or hear the world in exactly the same way, according to the developers of a new software called Hearprint. Issued in part as a campaign by Cochlear, makers of the well-known implant, this software... Read more
Why Illegal Downloads Aren’t Worth It In The Long Run
It’s never been easier to access free media online. However, if you download free software from illegitimate sources, it may not be worth it in the long run. Illegal downloads have proliferated since the internet moved from dial-up to higher speed broadband. However, if you download free software or... Read more
Speed Up Your Downloads With Internet Download Manager
Internet Download Manager is a brilliant bit of software with loads of features… …but it’s let down by the fact that after 30 days users have to pay utilize all the features. But that shouldn’t put you off trying it – here’s why. Despite its name, you will not... Read more
Plans Underway For Lunar 4G Network
Vodafone and Nokia to create first 4G network on the moon. Not too long ago, finding a business that offered a public Wi-Fi connection was like hitting the jackpot. But now, with internet connectivity basically falling on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, it might be more rare for consumers to... Read more
Vivaldi Browser: Better Than Chrome? Is It The Next Big Thing?
Vivaldi could be the best internet browser most people have never heard of. And that’s hardly surprising, as in internet terms, it’s relatively new. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try it out. You really should, as it’s rather good. Vivaldi is a feature rich web browser that... Read more
Is Google Chrome The Be All And End All Of Web Browsers?
It may be the most popular, but is Google Chrome really the best web browser out there? Here are some thoughts, stats, and comparisons for you to chew over. Google Chrome remains by far and away the most-used web browser, accounting for well over half of all web traffic,... Read more
Dodgy Downloads – What to Look Out For
Protect yourself from dubious downloads with our handy guide to staying safe online.  The internet’s great, isn’t it? Infinite variety and everything you want is just a click away – what’s not to love?! Well, as many of us have experience first hand, sadly all that glitters is not... Read more
Half Million Users Infected By Harmful Chrome Extensions
Click-fraud browser extensions pulled from Google’s Chrome Web Store. In much the same way that smartphone apps help you personalize your device to your own specifications for productivity and enjoyment, browser extensions help you use the internet with your own key personalizations. These extensions are typically downloaded from the... Read more
Comodo Dragon Internet Browser: Fast, Versatile, Secure.
We review Comodo Dragon browser – a solid choice for increased online security and privacy. Comodo’s Dragon browser is a free internet browser based on exactly the same Chromium browser engine that Chrome uses. New users therefore should feel right at home instantly, especially if they’ve ever used pretty... Read more
New Mesh Wifi Router Hijacks Your Devices
First Alert mesh router that hijacks every connected device with smoke alarm warnings. Ordinarily, finding out a new product can take over your household devices and alter their screens would send people running in the opposite direction, but this new mesh wifi router from First Alert may actually lure... Read more
Vietnam Army Hires Army Of Censors For Fight Against ‘Internet Chaos’
Military-based cyber warfare unit to clean up the internet. Vietnam is reportedly in the middle of deploying a 10,000 members strong military-based cyber warfare unit to combat what the government has claimed is the growing threat from “wrongful views” by its population, according to several news agencies. The news,... Read more
Move Over Tin Can Telephone, It’s Wet String Internet
British engineers create ADSL broadband over wet string, just for fun. Sometimes, the best innovations happen because someone decided to simply see if it could be done. That’s the case of a British internet service provider Andrews and Arnold whose team was sitting around bored one day and thought... Read more
Starbucks Wi-Fi Makes Computers Mine Cryptocurrency
A latte and some cryptocurrency to go, please! Tech users have been warned for years about protecting themselves when connecting over public, unsecured Wi-Fi. Whether it’s in airports, hotels, or a local coffee shop, these connections encourage the public to utilize that business; airports and hotels often charge fees... Read more
Tech Giants’ Traffic Redirected Through Russia
Several major tech names had their cloud traffic redirected through a Russian ISP. In one of the strangest “we have nothing to fear from Russian hacking” events this month, several major tech names had their cloud traffic redirected through a Russian provider. The brief but allegedly intentional event affected... Read more
Ghostery: A Faster, Safer, Smarter Browsing Experience
We review Ghostery, the Google Chrome browser extension designed to keep your online world private. Ghostery, is all about helping users protect their privacy online, by stopping advertisers, social media, and other services from collecting and storing your browsing and shopping habits. If you believe your valuable personal data should remain... Read more
Net Neutrality Protest Aims To Break The Internet
Backlash is response to proposed removal of net neutrality regulations. Just in time for the Federal Communication Commission to destroy the internet for US users, a mass protest intends to beat them to it…literally. The FCC is voting on December 14th to strip away the net neutrality regulations that were... Read more
Brave – The Free, Open Source, Ad-Blocking Web Browser
We review the independent browser created by co-founder of Mozilla and FireFox, Brendan Eich. Brave is many things. First and foremost, it is an ultra-secure, open-source web-browser. And it’s a good one. It’s very similar in lots of respects to both Chrome, and Firefox, and is based on the Chromium/Blink engine. ... Read more
Wi-Fi security flaw puts ‘all networks’ at risk
New ‘KRACK’ bug puts millions of devices at risk and affects anyone using Wi-Fi, says security expert. Details of a newly discovered WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) flaw have been made by Mathy Vanhoef, a security expert from Belgian university KU Leuven.  The bug, known as ‘KRACK’, (for Key Reinstallation... Read more