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Google+ team kills full-screen mobile ads, hopes others will follow
— 8:59 AM on July 24, 2015

Full-page ads on the Internet are like commercial breaks in TV programs—see one, and it's time to flip around and see what else is out...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Phil Spencer: Xbox One may get PC game streaming
— 8:26 AM on July 23, 2015

Maybe the old adage "better late than never" is true. Plenty of options for in-home game streaming are readily available (or at least...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

AT&T nearing regulatory approval for DirecTV acquisition
— 8:54 AM on July 22, 2015

Big corporate mergers can take a while to complete, but AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV is one step closer. CNN reports FCC chairman Tom...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

Firefox temporarily blocks Adobe Flash as vulnerabilites mount
— 9:05 AM on July 14, 2015

If you use Firefox, and you've noticed a bunch of dire security warnings about Flash being disabled this morning, there's a reason for that. Mozilla's...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

New unpatched vulnerabilities uncovered in Flash, Java
— 12:52 PM on July 13, 2015

Watch where you point those web browsers: Oracle's Java and Adobe's Flash are both subjects of new zero-day vulnerabilities. As Ars Technica reports, a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Gmail improves spam filter with neural network, sender tools
— 11:16 AM on July 10, 2015

Gmail product manager Sri Harsha Somanchi has outlined some new steps the free email service is taking to try to improve its spam detection on the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Firmware update 1.3 is available for Shield Android TV
— 4:55 PM on July 7, 2015

Nvidia has released firmware version 1.3 for its Shield Android TV set-top box. The update is meant to fix issues with Wi-Fi connectivity...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Software

Shield Pro game console ups storage ante with 500GB hard drive
— 11:20 AM on June 12, 2015

Nvidia's Shield set-top box comes with a modest 16GB of flash storage. That amount makes sense for those who'll mostly be streaming Grid games and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

Cisco says video will drive massive growth in Internet traffic
— 6:00 AM on May 28, 2015

Cisco has published an extensive report foretelling the future of Internet traffic. The networking firm expects...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Charter Communications to acquire Time Warner Cable
— 6:00 AM on May 27, 2015

One month after Comcast abandoned its takeover bid, Time Warner Cable has found another buyer. According...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

Collaborative rendering reduces bandwidth for streaming games
— 9:09 AM on May 21, 2015

Researchers at Microsoft and Duke University have developed a way to dramatically reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by games streamed from remote servers. Dubbed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

$60 tuner almost turns the Xbox One into a DVR
— 6:00 AM on May 21, 2015

Windows Media Center may be dead, but that doesn't mean Microsoft has given up on DVRs. The Xbox One can now tune in...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

BitTorrent Bleep brings encrypted messaging to multiple platforms
— 6:00 AM on May 13, 2015

First announced as an pre-alpha last year, BitTorrent's encrypted messaging system is finally ready for prime time. The latest release "solve[s] serverless peer-to-peer messaging,"...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Verizon to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion
— 10:27 AM on May 12, 2015

Remember AOL? You know, the dial-up Internet provider who used to send you all those free CDs? Well, the company has since transformed itself into...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

Nvidia brings 1080p60 Grid streaming to Shield devices
— 10:05 AM on May 12, 2015

Nvidia is upping the visual fidelity of its Grid game-streaming service for Shield devices. The latest update for the Shield Hub Android app brings...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

— 9:13 AM on May 7, 2015

I've had several of you ask me how I'm enjoying Google Fiber since my post about the installation work being done in my...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Telecom industry seeks to stay the FCC's net neutrality rules
— 6:00 AM on May 4, 2015

Major Internet service providers and other telecom companies in the United States haven't been happy with the Federal Communications Commission since its decision to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet