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You’re on it right now - the Internet. Does that spinning buffering icon that seems to pop up on your device while trying to stream a news program, movie or funny video cause you to see red? It turns out you’re not alone with internet speed woes...


  • Jay Blessed, who listened to various unlicensed stations when she moved from Trinidad to Brooklyn more than a decade ago and broadcasted her own online radio show, prepare to update her blog she says will interface with her new podcast program, Sunday. In Internet Age, Pirate Radio Arises as Surprising Challenge

    In the age of podcasts and streaming services, you might think pirate radio is low on the list of concerns of federal lawmakers and broadcasters. You'd be wrong...

  • Apple Reports iPhone Sales Down, 1st Revenue Drop Since 2003

    Apple says quarterly revenue fell for the first time in more than a decade, as iPhone sales fell compared with a year ago. That's putting more pressure on the world's most valuable public company to come up with its next big product...

  • FBI Chief: Agency Still Studying Vulnerability on iPhone

    FBI Director James Comey says the FBI is still studying the software vulnerability that allowed the agency, with third party help, to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California attackers...

  • Time Warner Cable Deal Gets OK, with Online Video Conditions

    Federal regulators will impose several conditions meant to protect online video services as they back Charter's bid to buy Time Warner Cable and create the country's second-largest home Internet provider...

  • In this Thursday, April 21, 2016 file photo, the Solar Impulse 2 solar plane lifts off at the Kalaeloa Airport, in Kapolei, Hawaii. Solar Plane Reaches California after Flight across Pacific

    A solar-powered airplane reached the San Francisco Bay area and performed a fly-by over the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday afternoon following 56 hours of flight over the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey around the world...

  • Prince at the Coachella Festival in 2008 Prince's Own Words Describe Mixed Feelings about the Web

    Prince had a fraught relationship with the Internet, and mourning fans searching YouTube to remember his greatest years might be disappointed to find out that much of it isn't there. For good reason: he was adamant about protecting his copyrights, owned the song publishing rights to his music, and vigorously pursued online outlets that used it without permission...

  • Dayton Seeks Boost in Minnesota's Cybersecurity Funding

    The tech experts charged with protecting Minnesota's vast state government computer network from hackers are seeking more money to shore up their cyber defenses. Gov. Mark Dayton has asked the Legislature for more than $45 million, but the request is getting a skeptical reaction from key Republicans...

  • Twitter Eyeing Japan for Revenue from Data for Businesses

    Twitter has its eyes on Japan, with its 35 million users, to make money from companies eager to use Twitter data to research retail trends, manage inventory and improve customer service...

  • Senate OKs Bill to Promote Wide Variety of Energy Sources

    The Senate overwhelmingly approved a far-reaching energy bill Wednesday that reflects significant changes in U.S. oil and natural gas production over the past decade and boosts alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power...

  • A woman uses an Android smartphone in Brussels on Wednesday April 20, 2016. EU Expands Battle with Google with Android Antitrust Probe

    The European Union is broadening its battle with Google, alleging that the technology giant rigs the global market for mobile apps by making its Android operating system give preferential treatment to its own products. EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Wednesday that "Google's behavior denies consumers a wider choice of mobile apps and services and stands in the way of innovation."

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Executive Assistant Director for Science and Technology Amy Hess, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. FBI: Using Third-Parties to Break Encryption Not Solution

    A senior FBI official says she doesn't think hiring third parties to help the FBI hack into locked iPhones should be the solution. Amy Hess, executive assistant director of the FBI's science and technology branch, was asked at a congressional hearing about the Justice Department's decision to use an unidentified outside contractor to break into a phone used by one of the San Bernardino, California attackers...

  • Netflix Is Out-HBOing HBO in Exclusive Shows

    Look out, HBO. Netflix produced more original programming than cable's premium-network leader last year, according to number provided by the two rivals. The Internet video service isn't slowing down, either, even if it risks losing subscribers to price increases that will help pay for more exclusive shows...

  • It's on ... Amazon's Stand-Alone Streaming Targets Netflix

    Amazon is taking on Netflix and Hulu with a stand-alone video streaming service, just weeks before Netflix raises prices for longtime subscribers...

  • In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo, Yining Hou uses the Oculus Rift VR headset at the Oculus booth at CES International, in Las Vegas. Oculus Reacts to Virtual Reality Privacy Questions

    An executive from virtual reality company Oculus says consumers shouldn't be concerned about an invasion of their privacy when using the Oculus Rift. Jason Rubin , Oculus' head of worldwide studios, is downplaying questions raised about the VR system's privacy policy...

  • Apple Continues Feud with Government in New York iPhone Case

    Apple says authorities have "utterly failed" to show they need the company's help to get data from a locked iPhone in a New York federal drug case, where the tech giant is continuing its fight with the government over access to customers' phones...








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