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Android TV Box for Netflix, Hulu, and Kodi Exodus

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I will flesh this post out later, but I’m saying, don’t hesitate on getting an Android TV box for ...
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Smart Watches Won’t Make Traditional Watches Obsolete

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What’s with Smart Watches? A wrist computer with a strap is all they are. ....

WordPress 5 Minute Install Discussed and Demonstrated

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The WordPress 5 minute install is here.  Actually it only takes about 3 minutes....

Best Ways to Make Money Online

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Free enterprise meets marketing blogging tops the best ways to make money online, but we’ll get to that ...

How to Make Money on the Internet

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In this post I want to appeal to the downtrodden workers and especially fellow tech workers who may be searchi...

Kodi Magazine ‘Directs Readers To Pirate Content’

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An anonymous reader writes: A British magazine is directing readers to copyright-infringing software, the Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) has said. Kodi is a free, legal media player for computers — but software add-ons can make it possible to download pirated content. The Complete Guide to Kodi magazine instructs readers on how to download such […]

Slackware, Oldest Linux Distro Still In Active Development, Turns 24

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sombragris writes: July 17 marked the 24th anniversary of Slackware Linux, the oldest GNU/Linux still in active development, being created in 1993 by Patrick Volkerding, who still serves as its BDFL. Version 14.2 was launched last year, and the development version (Slackware-current) currently offers kernel 4.9.38, gcc 7.1, glibc 2.25, mesa 17.1.5, and KDE and […]

Millennials Only Have a 5 To 6 Second Attention Span For Ads

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Reader schwit1 writes: If you’re an advertiser who wants to market a product to millennials, you’re going to have to make it quick. A new study by comScore revealed online ads targeted toward millennials have to be around 5 to 6 seconds to be effective, a sharp contrast from the traditional 30-second commercial seen on […]

Drupal Developers Still Rebelling Against Drupal Leadership

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New submitter cornholed writes: In an update to previous posts on Slashdot, prominent Drupal and PHP Developer Larry Garfield is still defending his reputation against allegations by Drupal leadership against sexual misconduct. As previously reported by a variety of news organizations, Larry was exiled from the Drupal project for adherence to the Gor sci-fi lifestyle. […]

Verizon Accused of Throttling Netflix and YouTube, Admits To ‘Video Optimization’

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New submitter dgatwood writes: According to an Ars Technica article, Verizon recently began experimenting with throttling of video traffic. The remarkable part of this story is not that a wireless ISP would throttle video traffic, but rather that Verizon’s own Go90 video platform is also affected by the throttling. From the article, “Verizon Wireless customers […]

The New Firefox and Ridiculous Numbers of Tabs

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An anonymous reader shares a blog post: I’ve got a Firefox profile with 1691 tabs. As you would expect, Firefox handled this profile quite poorly for a long time. I got used to multi-minute startup time, waiting 15-30 seconds for tabs from external apps to show up, and all manner of non-responsive behavior. And then, […]

Senator Doesn’t Buy FCC Justification For Killing Net Neutrality

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From a report: Senator Edward Markey this week questioned FCC boss Ajit Pai’s justifications for killing popular net neutrality rules in a hearing in Washington. We’ve noted repeatedly that while large ISPs claim net neutrality killed broadband investment, objective analysis repeatedly finds that to be a lie. That’s not just based on publicly-available SEC filings […]

Intel Accuses Qualcomm of Trying To Kill Mobile Chip Competition

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Intel has jumped into the fray surrounding the Apple-Qualcomm patent spat by accusing the world’s biggest maker of mobile phone chips of trying to use the courts to snuff out competition. From a report: The chip giant made the allegation late Thursday in a public statement (PDF) to US International Trade Commission. The commission had […]

Google, Apple, Amazon Hit Record Lobbying Highs

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An anonymous reader shares a report: The last three months brought record-high lobbying spending from four major tech companies: Google spent $5.93 million, Apple spent $2.2 million, Amazon spent $3.21 million, Uber spent $430,000. Facebook spent $2.38 million this quarter, up from the same period last year but far from a record. Microsoft’s bill for […]

Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary After Objecting To Scaramucci Hire

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CNBC reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday after opposing President Donald Trump’s appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. The president asked Spicer to stay in his role, but Spicer said appointing Scaramucci was a major mistake, The New York Times, citing a person with direct knowledge of the conversation. NBC […]