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Articles tagged with: Internet

July 9, Internet’s doomsday!!

You might have come across the threatening messages on social networks or Facebook more specifically that you may lose your access to the internet on July 9 and would probably have considered it a scam but it’s not a scam! Tens of thousands of internet user across the globe will have to lose their internet access July 9 onwards…

New Prepaid Mobile Broadband Service From Walmart

Walmart and TruConnect launched a prepaid mobile broadband service that lets you pay for the amount of data you use, rather than monthly. Essentially, you don’t have to pay $40 every month regardless if you used all your data. You just pay for the data you used. The service is called Internet To Go, and it uses Sprint’s 3G wireless network. Its a smart option if you only use your device to check email and do sporadic connections.

Linus Torvald Disses NVidia For Not Supporting Linux

Linus Torvald, the man behind the Linux Kernel, expressed his frustration and anger with NVIDIA at an interview in Finland. Watch the video in which he says is “the worst trouble spot” that he ever had to work with, before giving the finger to the camera. [00:49 video in the full post]

Essentially, Linus Torvald is unhappy about the fact that NVIDIA does not support or does not provide drivers for Linux.

SiriusXM Revamps Entire System To Stay Competitive

SiriusXM satellite radio will soon offer personal radio channels, kinda like what Pandora has got going on for them. I guess SiriusXM thought it was time to change the way they operate if they plan on remaining a player in the audio space.

SiriusXM’s new radio channels will be able to replay, skip, and ban songs, as well as some on-demand features. You’ll also be able to use it on your TiVo which might make the hefty monthly packages a bit more reasonable.

Chrome 13 Features Instant Pages & Print Preview

With surveys declaring IE users dumb and of low IQ, Chrome is definitely making news as the fastest and lightest web browser ever made. I don’t doubt Chrome’s speed and portability; however, calling IE users “low IQ” is a little rude. Isn’t it?

Apart from these stories what we are talking about is search giant Google’s newer version of their self proclaimed world’s fastest browser, Google Chrome.

Google Launches Page Speed Service

Google has always been concerned with speed, and they are now focusing on a new tool to help computer users get where they want to go, faster. The tool is called Page Speed Service, and works like this. The user signs up and points their site’s DNS entry to Google.

Google then grabs your content from your servers, rewrites your webpages, and re-serves those webpages on Google’s own servers. Bandwidth much? Don’t worry, it’s Google.

Jumio Introduces Netswipe For Online And Mobile Payments

Jumio has introduced a new technology known as Netswipe. The idea behind this technology is that people can shop online and process their transaction by swiping their cards using their webcam.

This technology enables e-commerce website owners, retailers and customers to process online transactions and payments by using their webcam to read the details of the card and make the transaction. You don’t need to purchase or install an additional hardware for this process.

Virgin Media Brings 1.5Gbps Download Speeds To UK Folks

A £13 billion private investment by Virgin Media is making the Internet its fastest ever in London. Virgin Media, a popular and leading company is now providing Internet speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps which is 240 times faster than the average speed provided in London.

Almost every user is connected to a unique fiber optic cable network of Virgin Media through a high quality coaxial cable with almost negligible resistance. This is not the first time by Virgin media that they are crossing the limits in making things fast.

Google+ ‘Fake Names’ Disaster

A lot of people are very angry at the way Google just suspended their Google+ accounts without any notice. The reason they state for suspending these accounts is usage of fake names or even using non-alphabetic characters in their names. Google not only suspended their Google+ accounts, but all the accounts related to that account including Gmail account, Docs and Bloggers.

Google recently made a lot of it’s customers upset by introducing this new scheme. It’s like Google is enforcing people to give out their real identity even if they don’t want to. The display name or user name of a person should be entirely according to his will.

LG New Comers Get Leaked On G+

On one hand, the Internet gives us Google+ with its awe-inspiring privacy settings and on the other it threatens us with forth coming product leakage and piracy.

LG, the Asian giants had bad luck and got the bad end of it. The upcoming smartphones of LG lined up to finish of their year in a fabulous fashion were leaked.