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Yahoo: What could have been Yesterday it was announced that Yahoo has been purchased by communications giant Verizon for $4 billion. While that may seem like a fair price for the aging internet icon, it pales in comparison to what might have been for Yahoo. Although hindsight is 20/20 Yahoo has made some financial decisions that even through the looking-glass of history seem questionable.
Time running out for free Windows 10 upgrade If you’re currently running Windows 7 or 8 on your laptop or pc, and you’ve been on the fence about upgrading to Windows 10, you may want to make your mind up pretty soon. This Friday, July 29th, 2016, will be the last day you’ll be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. If you want to upgrade after the 29th, it will cost you roughly $120.
Off Topic Friday: The last VCR to be made this month For those of us who grew up in a bygone era no machine held such wonder and awe in us than the VCR. It promised what no other device could before it, being able to record your favorite TV programs while you weren’t home…in theory. In practice the overly complicated controls would often fail to record the correct program.
US seizure of top piracy site shows government’s misguided priorities Yesterday, in a joint effort between Homeland Security, Facebook, Apple and the Polish Government, among others, 30-year-old Ukrainian citizen Artem Vaulin was arrested in Poland and is awaiting extradition to the United States.
Avoid this wedding ring scam For whatever reason, let’s say that you’re selling a wedding/engagement ring online. Police in San Diego are reporting a scam in their area that involves the online sale of these rings. In what has become the norm with these types of scams it’s actually a new twist on an old scam but it’s still designed to separate you from your money or your possessions.
Times change, even for internet mainstays We’re about to tell the story of two internet pioneers and how their fortunes have changed. One you may not have heard of but one you definitely have. Our first story is about the formerly Norwegian based web browser known as Opera. You may have never used Opera as a browser but it’s been around since 1995 and has been an innovator i ...
Does live streaming bring out the worst in us? Live streaming has proven to be invaluable within the past few years when it comes to not only news but criminal investigations and social movements. Unfortunately, it’s also been used to commit disparaging acts as well. In Los Angeles, Playboy model Dani Mathers allegedly sent out a Snapchat of an undressed woman at her gym whi ...
Off Topic Friday: Nintendo to release new ‘old’ console Nintendo made headlines for the second time this week cashing in on nostalgia once again. The Japanese game company has announced that they are releasing a mini version of its classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) from the 1980s. The newly announced NES Classic Edition not only fits in the palm of your hand but it ...
Help protect yourself during a police stop Police in the United States have a tireless and thankless job. While most of them will go through their entire careers without having any issues, as we have seen recently, some are not up to the task and innocent lives have been tragically lost in the process.
Red Cross facing severe summer shortage A great many of us will donate blood to the American Red Cross after a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy or a crime of great tragedy like the Orlando massacre. Instead of waiting for an event like that to occur before donating we should be donating now. Right now the American Red Cross is facing a severe shortage of blood donations.
New app let’s you help fight human trafficking Many times when human traffickers advertise their victims online, they often use pictures taken in the hotel rooms of where they’re being sold out of. Law enforcement can sometimes use those pictures to locate where the victims of trafficking are being held captive.
What exactly is Pokemon Go and is it safe? In case you haven’t heard, the new must have app among mobile users is Pokemon Go. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a mobile game for both iOS and Android that is based on the wildly popular Pokemon video games made by Nintendo. In the original games, the player travels around the confines of the game capturing the fantastical cr ...
Off Topic Friday: Jokester posts funny fake facts at L.A. Zoo Recently, at the zoo in Los Angeles, California, someone posted fake but funny placards around the zoo that contained phony facts about the zoo’s animals. All of the silly signs were in good nature as they contained such goofy ‘facts’ like “If you give a tiny If you give a tiny trom ...
Colorado ghost town for sale online Do you have $350K burning a hole in your pocket and you’ve always wanted to live in rural Colorado? If so then do I have a deal for you. Cabin Creek, Colorado, which is 45 minutes from Denver, could be yours. The property contains five acres, a gas station with a garage, a small hotel, a diner, an RV park and two homes. The ...
Facebook changes its newsfeed again: How to keep Geebo on yours In today’s digitized society almost all of us have to use Facebook. We have to use it because that’s where most of our friends and family are and how we stay in touch with them. Because of that publishers, businesses and content creators are almost beholden to Facebook since that’s where a great deal of their traffic comes from.