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India Post Launches E-Commerce Portal Hosting Products From Rural Artisans, PSUs  Gadgets 360 · 2 hours
Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Friday launched the e-commerce portal of the Department of Posts providing an online marketplace to rural artisans and public sector units. more
Kingdom Hearts III director vows to investigate leaked game  Windows Central · 10 hours
Kingdom Hearts III has leaked out it seems. Kingdom Hearts III is coming to Xbox One on January 29, 2019 with Xbox One X enhancements in tow. However, it seems... more
Red Dead Redemption 2’s microtransactions are quite expensive  Windows Central · 15 hours
They should probably lower those prices. Recently, Rockstar Games announced Red Dead Online's availability to the general public. Red Dead Online is a connected online experience set against the backdrop of Red... more
No, Yukon does not have a 'grizzly bear plague,' experts say  CBC · 15 hours
After a fatal bear attack in Yukon last month, some people went online to... more
Epic sheathes Infinity Blade after Fortnite fan backlash  TechCrunch · 20 hours
Epic, the maker of the insanely popular, cross-platform first-person shooter online game Fortnite, has ‘fessed up to a gameplay misstep when it dropped a super powerful new weapon into the battle royale... more
Win a Roku TV and Wireless Speakers from Cordcutters  Windows Central · 2 days
The TCL 6-Series Roku TV is one of our top picks, so we're giving away two of them, and speakers to go with! The TCL 6-Series is one of those... more
6 ways to delete yourself from the internet - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in... more
Blizzard's 'Heroes of the Storm' scaled back, developers shifted  Windows Central · 3 days
This doesn't sound good at all. Heroes of the Storm is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game developed Blizzard Entertainment. It features characters from all of the company's acclaimed... more
DAZN is a boxing lover's streaming utopia  Windows Central · 3 days
Plus soccer and Cricket and MMA. If you're a fan of pugilistic pummeling of the boxing variety, you're gonna want to check this out. DAZN — pronounced "DA ZONNNNNNNNNE" (with optional reverb) — is a relatively... more
Save 98% on SEO tracking tools from SerpCloud!  Windows Central · 3 days
Companies that live online are all about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Major search engines have a certain ranking formula, and if your site isn't near the top of the list, chances are... more
9 smart gifts for a smarter home  TechCrunch · 3 days
Smart home items make great gifts and what follows are some of the best. From faster Wifi to smart meat thermometers, there’s something here for everyone on your list. I use everything listed here... more
Facebook Portal adds games and web browser amidst mediocre Amazon reviews  TechCrunch · 3 days
After receiving a flogging from privacy critics, Facebook is scrambling to make its smart display video chat screen Portal more attractive to buyers. Today Facebook is... more
Indians Are Reshaping the Internet  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Indians are an increasing powerful presence online, even with an Internet penetration rate of less than 30 percent. more
Blizzard's 'Heroes of the Storm' scaled back, devs shift to other games  Windows Central · 3 days
This doesn't sound good at all. Heroes of the Storm is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game developed Blizzard Entertainment. It features characters... more
Jon Snow tries to train a dragon in lost audition tape - CNET  CNET · 3 days
To promote How to Train Your Dragon 3, arriving next February, Game of Thrones' Kit Harington's "lost audition tapes" surface on the... more
The NES and SNES Classic consoles won't last long after the holidays  Windows Central · 3 days
Remember when the Nintendo NES Classic and SNES Classic retro gaming consoles first released and you had to fight the denizens of the Internet... more
Online ads and games would benefit from more rewards, according to UCLA survey  TechCrunch · 3 days
A new study from Versus Systems and the MEMES (Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports) Center at UCLA’s Anderson School... more
SoundCloud’s new integration with Serato is a missed opportunity  THE VERGE · 3 days
SoundCloud is now integrated with the newest versions of Serato DJ, allowing DJs to search, play, and mix... more
The annual PornHub year in review tells us what we’re really looking at online  TechCrunch · 3 days
PornHub, a popular site that features people in various stages of undress, saw 33.5 billion visits in 2018. There are... more
This early GDPR adtech strike puts the spotlight on consent  TechCrunch · 3 days
What does consent as a valid legal basis for processing personal data look like under Europe’s updated privacy rules? It may sound like an abstract concern but for... more
Bitcoin scammers send bomb threats across US, causing evacuations  THE VERGE · 3 days
Spammers have sent a wave of threats to businesses, schools, and other locations, demanding Bitcoin in exchange for... more
Online tax preparation: The best services compared - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Last year's Tax Act ushered in all sorts of new rules. Fear not: A plethora of tax software vendors are here to help. Our guide makes picking the best tax... more
Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?  BBC · 3 days
We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely? more
How the internet reacted to Microsoft's plan to adopt Chromium  Windows Central · 4 days
Microsoft announced last week that it is planning to build Edge again using Chromium. The internet had a pretty split reaction to this news. Last week, Microsoft announced... more
How the internet reacted to Microsoft wanting to adopt Chromium  Windows Central · 4 days
Microsoft announced last week that it is planning to build Edge again using Chromium. The internet had a pretty split reaction to this news. Last week, Microsoft announced... more
Popular avatar app Boomoji exposed millions of users’ contact lists and location data  TechCrunch · 4 days
Popular animated avatar creator app Boomoji, with more than five million users across the world, exposed the personal data of its entire... more
Conan Exiles gets Japanese-themed ‘Seekers of the Dawn’ pack  Windows Central · 4 days
This is the best one yet. Conan Exiles is an online survival game either played from the first-person or third-person perspective. While the title features numerous characters and mysteries to... more
Facebook Watch is finally growing as payouts get spread thin  TechCrunch · 4 days
Both Facebook Watch and Instagram’s IGTV have yet to become superstar video platforms, leaving Facebook at risk as more people seek streaming entertainment instead of status updates. So... more
Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostats recalled due to fire hazard - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Parent company White-Rodgers has recalled some Sensi Thermostats manufactured in 2014 and 2015 after reports of burn damage. more
A popular ‘boomoji’ app exposed millions of users’ contact lists and location data  TechCrunch · 4 days
Popular animated avatar creator app Boomoji, with more than five million users across the world, exposed the personal data of its entire... more
Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves  BBC · 4 days
The online retailer has teamed up with police in New Jersey to fight parcel theft with dummy packages. more
What China searched for in 2018: World Cup, trade war, Apple  TechCrunch · 4 days
Soon after Google unveiled the top trends in what people searched for in 2018, Baidu published what captivated the Chinese in a parallel online universe, where... more
AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2019 adds in-home game streaming to phones - CNET  CNET · 4 days
AMD's annual update adds the ability to stream games from your PC to your phone, improvements to ReLive, HDR tweaks and more. more
Honor V20 Retail Box Spotted in the Wild, New Teasers Confirm Colour Variants  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
With Honor having teased its most ambitious smartphone yet, the Internet is filled with speculation and leaks around the Honor V20. more
You can once again buy a Chromecast on Amazon  Windows Central · 4 days
Have Google and Amazon finally ended their annoying squabbles? Perhaps not entirely. But this is a good start. It's a Festivus miracle. Both models of Google's Chromecast — the brilliant... more
Apple TV DashBoard App 'DayView' Updated With HomeKit Support  MacRumors · 4 days
Apple TV dashboard app DayView has received its first major update and a couple of much-requested features, courtesy... more
Opera brings a flurry of crypto features to its Android mobile browser  TechCrunch · 4 days
Crypto markets may be down down down, but that isn’t stopping Opera’s crypto features — first released in beta in July — from rolling out... more
The Winter 2018-19 TV Guide for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hotstar  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Selection Day, Star Trek: Discovery, True Detective, The Grand Tour, Runaways, The Orville, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt — here are the biggest new and... more
Epic Games announces cross-play developer tools for 2019  Windows Central · 4 days
Epic Games is launching another endeavor. Epic Games has found a lot of success lately in the free-to-play business. The company just announced the Epic Games Store and even managed to get... more
Disney's streaming service can't save Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Characters from Netflix's cancelled Marvel Television shows can't appear in non-Netflix series for at least two years, Variety reports. more
‘The Mandalorian’ cast includes Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano … and Werner Herzog  TechCrunch · 4 days
Lucasfilm has released an initial cast list for “The Mandalorian,” the live action Star Wars series that Jon Favreau is creating for the upcoming... more
Star Wars: The Mandalorian with Pedro Pascal -- plot, possible spoilers - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Everything we know about the first live-action Star Wars series starring Pedro Pascal as we await the Disney+ streaming service. more
Fortnite developer Epic Games to release SDK for cross-platform profiles  TechCrunch · 4 days
Epic Games unveiled plans for a new developer framework for online services. This framework will let other game developers add cross-platform support into their games. The SDK will... more
Senators aim to give internet companies doctor-like duties to protect our data  TechCrunch · 4 days
Consumers are increasingly entrusting online services with all kinds of personal data — but that trust has been repeatedly abused or taken for granted.... more
Democratic senators have introduced a big new data privacy plan  THE VERGE · 4 days
One day after Google CEO Sundar Pichai was questioned on data privacy during a House hearing,... more
What is RCS and why you might want it  THE VERGE · 4 days
A lot of people have become bored with SMS messaging, and the tech industry is very aware of... more
Tencent Music shares rise on first trading day  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Shares in Chinese streaming music giant Tencent Music Entertainment rise 8 percent on first day of trading more
2019 TV shows you can't miss - CNET  CNET · 5 days
As Game of Thrones comes to an end and as Disney's and Apple's streaming services begin, here's the best sci-fi and geeky TV coming in 2019. more
Duck.com now points to DuckDuckGo, not Google  TechCrunch · 5 days
Non-tracking search engine, DuckDuckGo, is now a little easier to find online after the company acquired the premium generic domain name  duck.com — thereby shaving a few letters off its usual URL. This means... more
AT&T Fiber brings gigabit internet service to 12 more cities - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Cities in Florida, Texas and Mississippi are among the new locations getting the ultra-high-speed broadband service. more
Nintendo Switch Online's NES update brings two surprises - CNET  CNET · 5 days
One of them is seeing the end of a couple of Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters' games. more
Online ads spoil Christmas surprises, raising privacy concerns  CBC · 5 days
Social media users say they're being burned by online advertisements spoiling "surprise" gifts by popping up in front of the... more
Verizon takes $4.6B charge on internet ventures  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Verizon takes a $4.6B hit on hurdles for Oath, its media business created from AOL and Yahoo more
China’s second-largest gaming company to sell comics assets to rival  TechCrunch · 5 days
China’s online youth entertainment platform Bilibili said it has agreed to buy major assets from the comics arm of gaming giant NetEase, which helped introduce Marvel’s first batch of... more
China’s Tencent Music raises $1.1 billion in downsized US IPO  TechCrunch · 5 days
Tencent Music, China’s largest streaming company, has raised $1.1 billion in a U.S. IPO after it priced its shares at $13 a piece ahead of a listing on... more
Wix launches a new suite of products for support, sales and marketing  TechCrunch · 5 days
Wix is taking a big step beyond website building today with the launch of a suite of products called Ascend. PR Manager Matt Rosenberg... more
Podcast industry aims to better track listeners through new analytics tech called RAD  TechCrunch · 5 days
Internet users are already being tracked to death, with ads that follow us around, search histories that are collected and stored, emails... more
Gamer charged after alleged assault of pregnant woman streamed online  Global News · 5 days
A man who refused to stop playing Fortnite has been charged with the alleged assault of a 21-year-old woman after streaming the altercation online. more
Apple Stores now carrying LaCie d2 Professional 6TB USB-C drive for Macs  9to5Mac · 5 days
Apple seems to be spending its December adding new products to its online store and today is no exception. The company has added a new... more
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 pass holders get new maps and zombies soon  Windows Central · 5 days
More content is coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Every year, Activision releases a new Call of Duty... more
Watch Blue Planet II this weekend along with scientists on Twitter
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Bruce Springsteen’s Netflix special makes this a great weekend for The Indian Runner
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Google tests teaching you word pronunciation
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Brave browser matures with move to Chromium foundation - CNET
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This is a terrific weekend for alternate realities
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YouTube’s mobile apps will now autoplay videos on the Home tab by default
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Chrome 71 for Mac, Windows, Linux rolling out w/ ad removal on abusive sites, billing protection
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Friends is staying on Netflix through 2019 - CNET
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Google Arts & Culture adds AR Pocket Gallery to bring together Vermeer’s paintings
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Salad Fingers is coming back, and I already want to barf
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Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next’ music video had over 765,000 people watching live
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He’s not your man
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Instagram is now using AI to describe photos for users with visual impairments
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9to5Mac Gift Guide: Smart Home picks – Siri and Alexa voice control, mesh Wi-Fi, NAS, more
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Anna and the Apocalypse is everything the words “Scottish Christmas zombie musical” imply
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AT&T predicted the Apple Watch in 1993; here’s what it predicts for the next 25 years
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Zillow's peek inside Santa's North Pole estate - CNET
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Student plans arrive for YouTube and YouTube Music w/ discounted pricing
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Facebook opens up Watch Parties to all, in a bid to make video watching more social
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Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in December
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The first film by Roma director Alfonso Cuarón is streaming on Netflix
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Ralph Breaks the Internet Is Smart, Self-Aware, and a Successful Sequel
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The Verge’s guide to tolerable family streaming entertainment
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YouTuber who eats disgusting food is everything good about the internet
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How to stream every Marvel movie through Avengers: Infinity War - CNET
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