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How to Automatically Delete (Some) Cookies in Your Browser

Browser cookies are useful in some instances; unpleasant in others. While they can save you from having to go through a complicated authentication process whenever you’re trying to access your favorite sites, they can also store data on what you’ve done on a particular website—which can then be used to serve you more…Read more… Continue […]

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Where to Waste Time Online

Where do you go to waste time on the internet? Facebook and Twitter, the usual default answers, are exhausting. Scrolling through them feels like work. “I don’t know how to waste time on the internet anymore,” says Dan Nosowitz in the internet-culture blog Select All. We agree with him that it’s way too easy to […]

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Your Internet Use Has a Carbon Footprint, Too

We’re so used to using computers and phones that they feel like an extension of our brains—it’s not just me, right? A Google query comes back as fast as a thought, and the information at my fingertips feels intangible like the information in my brain. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Exclusive Interview with California State Senator Scott Wiener

Since he was first elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2010, Scott Wiener has proven to be a highly effective legislator, passing bills regulating the environment, housing protections, and the LGBT community. Now, as San Francisco’s representative in the California State Senate, he …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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California Is One Step Closer To Stopping Trump’s Assault On Net Neutrality

Last month, California State Senator Scott Wiener introduced bill SB-822, which would extend net neutrality protections throughout the state and strike a major blow to the FCC and its chairman, Ajit Pai. Today, the bill received a hearing from the State’s Energy, Utilities, and Communications …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Go Inside Ford’s High-Tech CD-ROM Simulator From 1996

Car buyers today have it good. They have automaker websites, dealer websites and any number of car-buying tools at their disposal, to say nothing of the tons of buying advice on websites. Back in the 1990s, things were harder. “Research” meant print magazines, newspaper classified ads and just trusting that your…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Take a trip inside the world of Paul Walker tribute car shows

The Fast & Furious film franchise has had a curious life, having gone from pumping out lame, meat-headed drag racing flicks to thrilling, ambitious action spectacles that essentially define escapism. Curiously, despite the latter films conquering the box office, the franchise’s central ensemble (sans Vin Diesel and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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SpaceX’s Ambitious Internet Satellite Project Is Set to Launch This Weekend

With the inaugural launch of the super-powerful Falcon Heavy rocket now in the books, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is ready to set his sights on an ambitious project known as Starlink. On Saturday, SpaceX will launch two experimental mini-satellites—the first batch of what Musk hopes will eventually comprise a 4,000-satellite…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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We’re pleased to inform you that Zelda is actually the boy

With an ever-expanding video game market that’s continuously adding to the accepted lore of beloved characters, it can be difficult to keep all your video game-related facts straight. But there are a few things that are unquestionably set in stone: The Mario brothers are plumbers, the Konami code almost always works,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Boycott Your Internet Service Provider if Net Neutrality Dies

Net Neutrality isn’t dead yet, but FCC Chairman Ajit Pai (and internet providers like Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T) took a big step towards victory after Thursday’s vote. However, if all the planned dissents, appeals, and protests fail and net neutrality really is done for, it may be time to seriously think about…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Now That Net Neutrality’s Dead, Here Are The ISPs You Can Choose From

Today, the Federal Communications Commission, in a 3-2 vote spearheaded by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioners Michael O’Rielly and Brendan Carr, repealed the Obama-era legislation deeming broadband internet a Title II utility. In short, the FCC has voted to relinquish the ability to regulate ISPs, giving…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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