Roku rolls out streaming service

Roku enters streaming industry Roku announced on Wednesday that their free streaming service, which is run through ads, is available on computers and mobile devices. Originally, the service – called The Roku Channel – was only available for those who had a Roku TV. The channel is not targeted at avid TV-viewers, as it does […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 10, 2018
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New York Sets Cap on Ride-Sharing App Vehicles

The City of New York is to enforce new regulations regarding the cap of ride-sharing vehicles and the minimum hourly pay rates. The new regulations will immensely effect ride-sharing giants Uber and Lyft. Mayor Bill de Blasio is a big supporter of the new regulations. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted: “Our city […]
  • Peter Boyer
  • August 9, 2018
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Google Faces More Fines By EU For Android Practices

The EU is once again out to get Google regarding their antitrust laws put in place. This time around it is about how Google manages Android. The open-source operating system has certain features the EU does not particularly agree with including the pre-installment of Google apps by device manufacturers HTC and Samsung. Google previously described […]
  • Peter Boyer
  • July 11, 2018
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Instagram announces IGTV to compete with YouTube

We’re live with IGTV Social media platform Instagram announced on Wednesday that it will unveil a new application, IGTV, that allows users to produce longer, 4K videos. Currently, Instagram only allows its users to produce 60-second videos – this new app puts it in the same ballpark as YouTube and far past Snapchat. IGTV gives […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 22, 2018
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Are Android Apps Tracking Your Children?

Studies reveal a number of Android applications are violating the U.S. COPPA law. Children under the age of 13 require more supervision in the use of applications. Not long ago, there was some uproar about data sharing between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. The internet has become so complicated in recent years such that nothing online […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • April 16, 2018
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“Streaming Apps” to “Instant Apps,” Why the Change?

Google has introduced the new technology “Instant Apps”. It is a variation of the previous “Streaming Apps”. Google has brought a new feature to the Play Store in celebration of the Annual Game Developers Conference last week. A few games on Android will now allow users to access them before officially downloading them. This “Try […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • March 28, 2018
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Logging Allegations Come to Light, Facebook’s Public Opinion Sways

Zuckerberg admits to Cambridge Analytica rumor. Facebook says calls and texts logging requires users’ permission. Just last week, there was news of Facebook Inc. alleged leak of some 50 million users’ personal information to a British firm, Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica has supposedly worked for President Trump in the 2016 electoral campaign. Following that, several […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • March 27, 2018
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Youtube Red & Google Play Music combined, is it Destined for Success?

While there is already a significant amount of advertisement on Youtube that frustrates users, it seems like the situation will be worsening. Gradually, the commercials that interrupt music videos will be boosted. Rumor has it that Youtube has come up with a single new invention that encompasses the Google Play Music as well as Youtube […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • March 25, 2018
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Are we being tracked by MoviePass?

Since the modern age of breakthroughs in science and technology, some people have been rather suspicious of the government’s intention for quite some time now. This is evidently elucidated in the phrase “Big Brother”, who is supposedly watching and spying on our every move. “Big Brother” also commonly refers to the seemingly authoritarian regime as […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • March 6, 2018
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