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Rocket Internet has a go at job classifieds with launch of Everjobs

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
Rocket Internet churned out a new startup today with the launch of Everjobs. It’s a jobs classifieds site that launches first in Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Though the name is new, the site actually stems from Rocket’s own Work.com.mm, the Myanmar-only jobs site that rolled out in June 2012. That gives Everjobs a rolling start [...]

Internet debates: ‘What color is this stupid dress?’

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
  “What color is this stupid dress?” That’s the question I (as well as most the Internet) asked friends tonight at the local bar, after a picture of an ugly gold and white…errr….blue and navy bride’s maids dress swept the… Read more ›

The Internet Can’t Stop Arguing Over the Color of This BLACK AND BLUE Dress

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
In case you’ve been disconnected from the Internet in the last few hours, you have have missed out on of the biggest debates of 2015: what color is this dress? The picture was first posted on Tumblr yesterday, and has since developed a fierce debate in the Internet community. The main point of contention: is this [...]

The internet is losing its composure over this dress that might be white and gold or black and blue

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
There is a dress that might be black and blue or white and gold.  It started on this Tumblr page here, where a user posted this dress with the caption, “guys please help me – is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking [...]

House Republicans Threaten To Curb The FCC’s “Ability To Regulate The Internet”

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
 Following a landmark vote to put in place strict net neutrality regulations, a group of 21 Republican House members sent a nastygram to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, upbraiding him from policy to procedure, and threatening more than just words. The GOP coterie, after repeating prior complaints, said the following: Finally, to the extent that a public record [...]

The FCC has reclassified the internet: what does it mean for you?

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
The US Federal Communication Commission today announced a major victory for net neutrality with a new set of rules and a new classification that should keep the web open and neutral. What does that mean for you? For now, it means that things will stay the same online. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is soon to be [...]

Interview: The Internet of Things: an identity theft goldmine for terrorists and criminals?

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
We spoke to Allen Storey, Product Director of cyber-security company Intercede, about the threats inherent in the Internet of Things, and the steps which must be taken to protect consumers and companies against them. TechRadar Pro: What are the main opportunities and threats to come from the IoT? Allen Storey: The opportunities are almost endless. [...]

Madonna just took a major fall during a performance and the internet is going nuts

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Madonna was performing her latest single “Living For Love” at the star-studded Brit Awards on Wednesday when her cape tie didn’t release and a dancer accidentally pulled the 56-year-old diva down a flight of stairs. It looked pretty painful, and social media captured the whole thing.  You can see some of the aftermath here: Let’s [...]

This video of seniors using the internet for the first time will make your day

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
Watch the full-length documentary on iTunes & YouTube A humorous and heartwarming documentary feature, Cyber-Seniors chronicles the extraordinary journey of a group of senior citizens as they discover the world of the Internet through the guidance of teenage mentors.  Their exploration of cyber-space is catapulted to another level when 89 year-old Shura decides to create [...]

Spark’s $39 Electron board brings simple cellular connectivity to the Internet of Things

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
Spark has been on a mission to simplify the business of making connected products for some time. It started with the Spark Core, then moved on to the Photon and the Internet Button. Those products all relied on Wi-Fi. Its latest takes on the even trickier task of bringing cellular connectivity to the Internet of Things. [...]

Cybergeddon: Why the Internet could be the next “failed state”

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
In the New York City of the late 1970s, things looked bad. The city government was bankrupt, urban blight was rampant, and crime was high. But people still went to the city every day because that was where everything was happening. And despite the foreboding feelings hanging over New York at the time, the vast [...]

The definitive guide to lowering your phone, Internet and cable bills

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
Cable bills have been increasing at triple the rate of inflation and it’s a good bet that your wireless bill has shot up in recent years too thanks to the rise of mobile data plans. Rather Be Shopping, however, contends that lowering your bill for these services is surprisingly easy as long as you’re willing to [...]

Samsung teases more Galaxy S6 details as it pokes fun at internet

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a highly anticipated handset, and in the run-up to its launch we’ve seen an influx of rumours about the upcoming flagship smartphone. Although some of these rumours are more plausible than others, the internet has been a veritable playground of gossip about what the S6 has in store. Samsung, perhaps [...]

Could Netflix Spur Telus to Charge Canadians More for Their Internet?

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
We’ve written stories on how Netflix is disrupting Hollywood, but now it seems the ubiquitous streaming service is causing headaches for Internet providers. Telecommunications giant Telus, who reportedly has 1.5 million Internet customers in BC, Alberta and Quebec, is now taking measures to deal with the massive increase in Netflix traffic using up a good [...]

Internet of Things can change our daily lives — but without identity it’s just noise

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
As the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) wrapped up in Las Vegas last month, one thing became abundantly clear: 2015 is going to be a big year for connected devices. From toothbrushes that can schedule check-ups with dentists to yoga mats that can analyze poses in real-time, 3,000+ companies launched more than 20,000 new products [...]

Real estate agents are waging a war against the internet

by Gizmoration February 21, 2015
Only last June Alexander Chesterman, the founder of Zoopla, a property-search website, was the toast of the City. The portal had floated for just under £1 billion ($ 1.7 billion) after a mere six years in business. Today its future looks less rosy. A rival property website launched on January 26th, OnTheMarket, has pinched many [...]

HTC hints at something ‘huge’, internet says One M9 Plus

by Gizmoration February 20, 2015
Earlier this week HTC confirmed the launch of the HTC One M9 during a UEFA Champions League game and now it has begun teasing us with something more. HTC’s USA Twitter account posted "Something HUGE is coming from HTC. Imagine [number][big thing] in space. And then [math term] that by [number]. #Madlib". People have taken [...]

U.S. To Scale Back Its Role In Internet Governance

by Gizmoration February 20, 2015
 Even though the Internet has long been an international community, the United States has always been at its center. However, that all may be about to change as the U.S. Department of Commerce scales back its role in Internet governance. The transition is a gradual one, but by the end of the year, the DOC [...]

100 Candidates for Mars One: The Internet Responds

by Gizmoration February 19, 2015
This morning, Mars One, the nonprofit group aimed at establishing a human colony on Mars by 2025, announced its final 100 candidates for the one-way mission to Mars. The candidates have been narrowed down from the initial 200,000 applicants; in the end, 24 people will be chosen to make up the project’s six crews of four people [...]

The Internet of Things will change your life

by Gizmoration February 19, 2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) — you may have heard of it in discussions around wearable devices or perhaps just know it as one of the top technology trends of 2014. If you aren’t familiar with the term, be prepared to hear about it a lot this year. As much as the Internet of Things [...]