Zero rating poses a conundrum for net neutrality advocates around the world

The trade-offs globally for affordable internet access are tricky. “Zero rating” provides free data for some sites and services, but not all. Image: In November 2014, the political landscape fundamentally shifted when President Barack Obama made a public statement in favor of strong net neutrality rules. The president urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) […]

Microsoft Continues Its March Toward Open Source With Latest Acquisition

Microsoft has agreed to acquire open-source software company Revolution Analytics, heavily embracing the R programming language, a data analysis tool widely used by both academics and corporate data scientists. The software giant announced the deal on Friday, but did not disclose the terms. Revolution Analytics is best known for offering developer tools for use with […]

System76 Sable Touch: The state of touch support in Linux

Jack Wallen addresses the state of touch screen support in Linux via a piece of stellar System76 hardware. I recently received a review unit from System76 called Sable Touch, and it was $1,300.00 (USD) worth of touch screen goodness. Before I get into the actual state of “touch” on Linux, I want to highlight just […]

Bots Now Outnumber Humans on the Web

Getty ImagesDiogo Mónica once wrote a short computer script that gave him a secret weapon in the war for San Francisco dinner reservations. This was early 2013. The script would periodically scan the popular online reservation service, OpenTable, and drop him an email anytime something interesting opened up—a choice Friday night spot at the House […]

Here’s What You Need To Know About The Latest Leaked Windows 10 Build

Begin: WordPress Article Content Microsoft recently announced that it would not release another Windows 10 build this year. That statement became ironic when when a new version of its new operating system leaked by accident. The Microsoft-watching community quickly dug in, finding goodies like Cortana, and a new Xbox app; here were the consumer-facing pieces […]

Five affordable apps for managing software licenses

A misplaced license can create way more trouble than you have time to deal with. Here are five handy apps that can help you sidestep all that frustration. If you're a busy IT admin, one of the last things you need to deal with is a missing software license. The simple loss of a string […]

4 things to know about Twitter’s built-in analytics

Here are a few points to remember when using Twitter’s native analytics to gather info on your brand’s social presence. Everyone’s hungry for data. That’s especially true when it comes to social media.There are plenty of free management and analytics tools to get you started as you get a handle on tracking and benchmarking your […]

Five free tools for producing professional-quality videos

Introduction To be competitive, businesses need to promote themselves in multiple ways. And as modern society has developed a short attention span and become highly social-centric, many businesses are developing a video strategy to aid in marketing. Most small companies don't have the budget for the industry standard video editors (nor the time to learn […]