Hands on with Reddit’s new smartphone app

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Description: Reddit Finally Launches An Official App Source: Tech Vibes Date: April 7, 2016 Until now, Reddit has made do with Alien Blue, which started out as a third-party app before being acquired by Reddit in 2014. But as Sarah Perez reported this morning, the company’s engineering team decided rebuild the app from scratch to make… Read more »

Varsityhire Offers Platform for Students to Help Homeowners

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Description: A new startup is connecting students with homeowners to help the former earn supplemental income to mitigate rising tuition costs. Source: Fast Company Date: April 8, 2016 Based out of Calgary, Varsityhire gives homeowners an affordable option to handle tasks around the house. In essence, it’s a “platform for people to help each other,” says… Read more »

Messenger Chatbots Likely To Top The Agenda At Facebook’s F8 This Week

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Description: Other big topics will include Instant Articles, Live Video, 360 Video, and much more. Source: Fast Company Date: April 11, 2016 When more than 2,000 people descend on San Francisco this week for Facebook’s annual two-day F8 developers conference, their discussions and decisions will have a huge impact on how you and 1.59 billion other… Read more »

802.11ah WiFi will penetrate walls more easily and use less power

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Description: Walls and floors can seriously limit the range of your wireless network, but the WiFi Alliance thinks they’ve come up with a fix. Their new 802.11ah standard aims to deliver superior penetration and power savings to boot. Source: Fossbytes Date: January 6, 2016 According to the WiFi Alliance, 802.11ah will also achieve nearly double the… Read more »

IPv6 celebrates its 20th birthday by reaching 10 percent deployment

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Description: According to Google’s statistics, on December 26, the world reached 9.98 percent IPv6 deployment, up from just under 6 percent a year earlier. Source: ars technica Date: January 3, 2016 Google measures IPv6 deployment by having a small fraction of their users execute a Javascript program that tests whether the computer in question can load… Read more »

Microsoft Is Terminating Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 on January 12th

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Description: Microsoft has announced that it’s turning off the support for Internet Explorer 8,9, and 10. Source: Fossbytes Date: January 6, 2016 On Tuesday, a new “End of Life” patch will go live that will ping Internet Explorer users asking them to upgrade their browsers. This “End of Life” patch means that these older Internet Explorer… Read more »

T-Mobile CEO defends ‘Binge on’ against ‘throttling’ critics

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Description: T-Mobile launches “unlimited” streaming plan. T-Mobile CEO John Legere says Google and special interest groups are purposely confusing people about the company’s “Binge On” program. Source: CNN Money Date: January 7, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. In what way does this violate the principles of net neutrality? 2. Is throttling bandwidth the same thing, better,… Read more »

You Can Now Watch Netflix on a Virtual Reality Headset

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Description:You can now watch Netflix shows like “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” on the Samsung Gear VR — an Oculus virtual reality headset. Source: CNN Money Date: September 24, 2015 Netflix became the first of several streaming media apps to launch on Oculus’ virtual reality app store Thursday. Its shows will still be in… Read more »

Augmented Reality Has An Image Problem

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Description: Augmented Reality will be at the forefront of the next revolution in the way we connect with the world around us. Source: TechCrunch Date: Sept 26th, 2015   To date, Augmented Reality (AR) has been referred to as “the biggest technological advancement of our lifetime” by some, a mere “gimmick” by others or, worst yet,… Read more »