Wednesday, June 19, 2019

6 clever tricks Google users wish they knew sooner

Google has evolved into more than a search site. Gmail started as an invite-only experiment, and now it’s enrolled more than a billion active...

Twitter is testing threaded replies and status indicators

Twitter wants to be more conversational -- and apparently more like a message board and a chat app. In a post retweeted by Twitter...

Firefox will soon block ad trackers by default

Mozilla has for years let you stop ad trackers from collecting your data, and, soon, Firefox will block them by default. The browser will also give you more control over...

AccuWeather will give you places to go based on the weather

Place recommendations don't tend to take the weather into account. You don't really want to visit the park when it's pouring outside, do you?AccuWeather certainly...

YouTube will tell you just how digitally addicted you are

In a pre-emptive kickback against society’s growing worry that our lives are being ruined by digital addiction, tech giants are finally making baby steps...

YouTube adds watch time totals to its digital wellness features

In May, Google announced new features for Android P and YouTube that would help users better manage their screen time. And today, the company...

Google’s incognito mode isn’t as private as you thought

Google’s Incognito Mode is a great way to hide your online antics — but there’s a big hole that could leave you exposed. A new study...

Verizon data throttling hampered response to Mendocino wildfire

Santa Clara County Fire Chief Anthony Bowden has filed an addendum(PDF) as part of a lawsuit headed by 22 state attorneys general that's seeking to reinstate net...

Jack Dorsey explains why Twitter is reluctant to fight fake news

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey's media tour has swung past CNN, and he's using this latest opportunity to defend more of the social network's controversial decisions over subjects...

Google is using AI to run its data center cooling systems

Google's data centers hold thousands of servers and they power everything from Google Search to Gmail to YouTube. But those data centers need to be kept...

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