Posts filtered by tags: Web[x]


 

Amazon Prime members number more than 100 million in the U.S., survey says

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners estimated there were 101 million U.S. Amazon Prime members as of December 31, 2018. Last April, CEO Jeff Bezos wrote there were more than 100 global million Prime members. The post Amazon Prime members number more than 100 million in the U.S., survey says appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Amazon Prime, Web, Smart Home, Jeff Bezos, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners


It’s Time to Audit All the Extensions You've Installed on Your Browser

A lot of what we do on our computers goes through the browser, and that means any extensions you choose to add on top of that browser have a very privileged position: They can see where you’re going online, they can see the data you’re passing to and from the web, and they can send and receive data themselves.Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Science, Web, Browser Extensions, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge


The best subreddits for 2019

So you've just joined the wonderful world of Reddit and want to explore it. With so many subreddits, however, navigating the "front page of the internet" can be daunting. Here are some of the best subreddits to get you started. The post The best subreddits for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Social Media, Web, Reddit, IAmA, Subreddits


Educational Play Kit Company Osmo Sold to India’s Edtech Firm Byju’s for $120M

Byju’s, an edtech company based in India that claims a $3.6 billion valuation based on its sales success there, announced it has acquired Palo Alto, CA-based learning-through-play firm Osmo for $120 million.Named after the teacher Byju Raveendran, who founded the company in 2011, Byju’s is making its first acquisition in the United States to advance its goals of expanding globally and adding very young children to its user base. The company, which announced the deal Wednesday, had already made ...
Tags: Google, Deals, Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Education, Internet, Entrepreneurship, India, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Vc


Nearly a million Facebook users followed these fake Russian accounts

Facebook purged two separate groups behind more than 500 fake accounts with Russian ties. One group had ties to Russian news agency Sputnik, while the other had behavior similar to the Internet Research Agency's midterm actions. The post Nearly a million Facebook users followed these fake Russian accounts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, Photography, News, Russia, Trends, Social Media, Web, Sputnik, Internet Research Agency, Fake Accounts


ScoutRFP Scores $33M to Compete in Supplier Management Sector

ScoutRFP, whose software is designed to help businesses streamline the process of ordering goods from suppliers, announced that it raised $33 million in a Series C fundraising round led by Scale Venture Partners.San Francisco-based Scout, part of a tech sector dubbed supplier relations management, or SRM, aims to free businesses from painstaking traditional methods of seeking bids from various suppliers and comparing their merits. Some companies are still doing this by laboriously creating spre...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Cloud, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Vc, Software, Automation, Innovation


YouTube to crack down on dangerous stunts like the ‘Bird Box’ challenge

YouTube already bans content showing dangerous activities, but new rules published by the site on Tuesday go into greater detail regarding potentially harmful challenges and pranks. The post YouTube to crack down on dangerous stunts like the ‘Bird Box’ challenge appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Youtube, Trends, Social Media, Web, YouTube stunts


A VC’s Take: Global Volatility Hurts U.S. Venture Ecosystem

As Xconomy’s editors looked back at the year just passed, we asked technology leaders to comment on the trends they’d observed in 2018, and the developments they expected in 2019. Some leaders responded with their views on the business impact of the Trump era, pointing to specific policy positions such as tax code revisions, curbs on immigration, and the decision by federal regulators to roll back net neutrality requirements on telecom carriers.Alex Niehenke, a partner at Foster City, CA-based ...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Net Neutrality, Internet, Entrepreneurship, China, Russia, Funding, Immigration, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Investment, Eu, Web


Cathay Pacific messes up first-class ticket prices — again

A couple of weeks ago, an error on Cathay Pacific's website resulted in first-class seats selling for a tenth of the price. On Sunday, the airline made the error again. The good news is that it'll honor the bookings. The post Cathay Pacific messes up first-class ticket prices — again appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Trends, Web, Cathay Pacific, Cheap Seats, Computer Error


A quick swipe will soon let you keep bingeing YouTube on mobile devices

The YouTube mobile app has a new, faster way to browse: Swiping. Once the update rolls out, users can swipe to go to the next (or previous) video in the recommended list, even while viewing in full screen. The post A quick swipe will soon let you keep bingeing YouTube on mobile devices appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, News, Youtube, Trends, Social Media, Web, Youtube App, Youtube Update


Shutdown makes dozens of .gov websites insecure due to expired TLS certificates

The US government shutdown is causing trouble in internet security. As the shutdown enters day 22, dozens of government websites have been rendered insecure or inaccessible due to expired transport layer security (TLS) certificates. The post Shutdown makes dozens of .gov websites insecure due to expired TLS certificates appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, US, Trends, Web, Encryption, Man-in-the-middle Attack, Internet Security, Government Shutdown, TLS certificates


Excavating knowledge

Photo by Steve Wheeler Theories of learning can be useful in helping us to understand the possibilities of learning, and also to guide teachers in their pedagogical practice. But to which theories should we subscribe? Furthermore, in the digital age where every aspect of our lives is governed by technology, do the theories from the last century still have relevance? The following exploration of the theory known as 'constructivism' may present some clues:Learning relies on the individual...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Web, Teaching, Accommodation, eLearning, Piaget, Bruner, Vygotsky, ZPD, Jerome Bruner, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Assimilation


Booth babes, banned sex toys, and other mishaps at CES 2019

From female sex toys bans, to fake Tesla/robot collision stories, there was some weird stuff going on at CES 2019 this year. Here are some of the biggest mishaps and flubs at the world's biggest tech show. The post Booth babes, banned sex toys, and other mishaps at CES 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Tesla, Web, Features, Smart Home, Sex Toys, Emerging Tech, Mishaps, CES 2019


The Most Connected Web Pages in the World

Source: Statista Search engines pull results based on the relevance of a certain web page. A web pages relevance is tied directly to how many other reliable web pages include backlinks to their site. The crux of search engine optimization relies on strengthening these ties between the most sited and linked to pages, fortifying the bonds and making a certain page ever more connected and, as a result, more relevant. Google, Facebook, and YouTube are the behemoths of the internet, with the largest...
Tags: Internet, Infographic, Web, Radio, Google Facebook, Statista, Backlinks, General Interest, Statista Search, Facebook LinkedIn Twitter and Instagram


Google has found a clever way to make your search history more useful

Google has found a clever way to make more use of your search history by showing links to pages you've visited before. Ideal for repeat searches for the same page, the links show up on cards at the top of mobile search results. The post Google has found a clever way to make your search history more useful appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Mobile, News, Trends, Google Search, Web, Activity Cards


Designers Experience: 10 Recommendations

Nowadays, graphic design is constantly changing and evolving. There are always new trends to follow, new skills to acquire and new tools to master. But, there are also some ground rules, some good old things which don't go out of fashion and that are the basics of great design. Here are some of them from experienced designers that will help you enhance your projects.   Use a Color Pop Up Technique With so much various content available, grabbing the viewer's attention hasn't been easy. To mak...
Tags: Facebook, Design, Web, Sydney, Don, Lilian, Apple Don, PRIMARY-CHANNELS, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART, OTHER-DIGITAL-ART, Design Minute, OTHER-CHANNELS, Lilian Chifley, FontSam Cooper, ImagesAngela Evans, Australian Writings Service


Apple Maps boosts Flyover locations, indoor mall maps, and more

In a boost for Apple Maps, the tech company has recently added more than 50 new locations for Flyover, the feature that offers spectacular 3D photo views of particular cities and famous landmarks around the world. The post Apple Maps boosts Flyover locations, indoor mall maps, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Maps, News, Trends, Web, Apple Maps, Apple Maps Flyover


The Power Combo of A.I. Devices with Cloudlets Comes with Cyber Risks

When we have a chance to view it from a distance, the year 2018 may be seen as a period when innovations in a number of technological fields came together to transform not only the future of computing, but also the very structure of the Internet.First, entrepreneurs vying to invent self-driving vehicles, virtual assistants, and intelligent industrial machines created a hunger for more powerful semiconductors that could enable scattered devices to take over sophisticated calculations powered by ...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Cloud, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Vc, Software


Half of the World Will be on the Worldwide Web

Source: Statista More than half of the world’s population will be online, according to new estimates released by the International Telecommunication Union. The U.N. estimates that about 3.9 billion users are set to go online as 2018 comes to a close. Accelerating growth across the many nations in Africa are responsible for this continued uptick. In 2005, only 2 percent of people in Africa used the internet. As of 2018, about a quarter of people in Africa used the internet. Between 2005 and 2018...
Tags: Internet, Africa, Infographic, Web, World, Online, Radio, Globe, Statista, International Telecommunication Union, General Interest, Statista More


Megalophobia

r/megalophobia is a my new favorite subreddit, specializing in things that are very big and therefore very, very scary. Postings range from Lovecraftian monsters looming in the mist to zoom-out animations impressing upon the viewer the insignificance of Planet Earth and all human concerns. Currently popular are disturbing photoshops of large comets looming over the major cities they are about to destroy. Above is "War Machines," by Simon Stålenhag (previously).
Tags: Art, Post, News, Web, Scary, Simon Stalenhag


How to Download Wikipedia

Frequent Wikipedia user? You can actually download the entire Wikipedia library to your home computer thanks to its open-source nature and a several free applications that do almost all the heavy lifting for you. Here's how to do it. The post How to Download Wikipedia appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Wikipedia, Trends, Web, Computing, Emerging Tech, Wikipedia App, Download Wikipedia


Lume Cube wants to help you look your best while livestreaming

You're ready to start a video conference or go live, thenn you realize the lighting is all wrong. The Lume Cube Air VC is a lighting kit designed specifically for video conferencing and livestreaming. The post Lume Cube wants to help you look your best while livestreaming appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, News, Trends, Social Media, Web, Livestream, Video Conferencing, Lume Cube, Lume Cube Air VC


Indiegogo claims 2018 was its most successful year with 1,300 success stories

Just how many successful products launched on Indiegogo last year? For the first time, the crowdfunding platform shared the number of projects shipping to backers. The year-end statistics also list the most successful campaigns. The post Indiegogo claims 2018 was its most successful year with 1,300 success stories appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Crowdfunding, Trends, Social Media, Web, Indiegogo, Indiegogo Campaign, Emerging Tech


Marriott suffers a massive breach of its guest records. Here’s how to protect yourself

A breach of Marriott's Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program could have compromised the data of up to 383 million of its guests. While an internal tool only recently flagged the breach, the company believes the hack started in 2014. The post Marriott suffers a massive breach of its guest records. Here’s how to protect yourself appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Trends, Web, Data Breach, Computing, Marriott, Starwood


From Immigration to Taxes, Execs Talk Trump Effect on Innovation

When it comes to developing and promoting innovation, external factors beyond the control of company founders, investors, and other business leaders can also determine whether a startup succeeds or fails.In 2018, geopolitical events—in particular, President Donald Trump’s hard-line stances on trade and immigration, and the repeal of net neutrality rules—were top of mind for several business executives we interviewed recently. They shared their thoughts via e-mail with me, Xconomy’s national cor...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Politics, Net Neutrality, Internet, Washington, China, Funding, Immigration, Trends, Tech, Investment, Tax, Web, People, Software


The best podcasts of 2019

When you aren’t in the music mood, podcasts can be your ear candy. Whether you love to stay up-to-date on the latest news or want to know what’s happening in sports, you’ll find something on our must-listen-to podcast roundup. The post The best podcasts of 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Music, Podcasts, Entertainment, Trends, Web, Best Of Everything


Resident Advisor shuts down comments; what’s the forum for non-toxic chat?

Resident Advisor announced today it’s shuttering comments on its site, closing on-article commentary on one of the world’s leading venues for electronic music information. Comments are already closed on the article, so — sorry, toxic commenters, no chance for you to chime in! But many of the comments on Twitter are in the “’bout time” category: As of today, January 3rd 2019, users will no longer be able to leave comments on RAhttps://t.co/lQsFFzkNgG — Resident Advisor (@residentadvisor) Janua...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, California, Youtube, Opinion, Trends, Tech, Web, Stories, Community, Silicon Valley, Editorial, Comments, Music Tech, Facebook Inc


Create and print your own perfectly-gridded paper

Rostislav Blaha created gridzzly, a simple single-page website where you pick the type of grid you want (lines, square, triangle, hex, dotted), set the size of the grid units and the weight of the line, then hit print. Voila! Custom gridded paper. Here's what I got: Good enough for government work.
Tags: Post, Design, News, Web, Rostislav Blaha, Voila Custom


Here;s how to change your preferred language in Google Chrome

Browsing the web the way you want to is one of the tenets of the modern world and that means consuming it in the language you want. To help make that happen, here's how to change your language in Google Chrome. The post Here;s how to change your preferred language in Google Chrome appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Trends, Web, How-to, Computing, Browser


Some lucky fliers just bagged $16,000 first-class seats for only $1,100

An error on Cathay Pacific's website on Monday allowed people to book first-class flights between the U.S. and Vietnam at a fraction of the usual cost. Even better, the airline has agreed to honor the bookings. The post Some lucky fliers just bagged $16,000 first-class seats for only $1,100 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Trends, Web, Flying, Vietnam, Cathay Pacific, Business-class