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12 features you probably didn't know exist on WhatsApp

But there's a lot more to the Facebook-owned messaging service — which surpassed 1 billion users in February 2016— than most of its users possibly know.<p>We take you through some of its most useful but less well-known features, including how to get WhatsApp on your computer, how to switch phone …

Apps

Who is the mysterious donor giving thousands to gamers?

Someone is showering tens of thousands of dollars on gamers who stream their playing through online network Twitch.<p>Who is Amhai, and why is he passing out so much cash? BBC Trending sums up what's known about the mysterious donor.<p><i>Reporter: Estelle Doyle</i><p><i>Video journalist: Greg Brosnan</i><p><b>For more videos</b> …

Social Media

Box back on track for IPO; valued at roughly $1.5 billion

Venture Capital

Hands on: Henge Docks’ Horizontal Dock for MacBook is one of the best in the business (Video)

I’ve been looking for a serious MacBook dock setup for quite some time, but really have been disappointed in the current offerings. Henge Docks displayed its Horizontal Dock as a prototype last year, but it’s now available to order and I’m pretty excited about it…<p>If you’re not familiar with Henge …

Awesome MacBook dock looks like it was designed by Apple

LAS VEGAS — Laptop docks aren’t usually the sexiest things in the world, but the latest hardware from Henge Docks could be considered somewhat titillating.<p>Henge’s upcoming horizontal docking station is a beauty. Its sleek, metallic profile looks like an extension of Apple’s unibody MacBook design. …

Inside CryptoWall 2.0: Ransomware, professional edition | Ars Technica

Code that switches from 32-bit to 64-bit and turns off Windows' defenses.<p>It’s been over a year since the first wave of cryptographic extortion …

Malware

FCC May Redefine Broadband As 25Mbps Download and 3Mbps Upload

FCC says rural Americans are underserved by their ISPs.<p>The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may raise the speeds that qualify as broadband …

Net Neutrality

Getting Organized

"Losers have goals. Winners have systems."<p>- Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert Comic Strip<p>I’ve never been a very organized person. I don’t plan …

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

Bitcoin

Google's Schmidt to Colbert: I don't understand the Internet

In a pleasant appearance on "The Colbert Report," the executive chairman offers a tinge of hope for humanity that Google will still have some role in the digital age.<p>To hear someone from Google claim they don't understand something is like hearing a fundamentalist religious believer suddenly …

Digital Age

Domain Names, Web Hosting, Managed WordPress Hosting, SSL Certificates | Papaki

Cityscape Archives

April 17, 2018<p>Stunning Photos of Abu Dhabi’s Towering Architecture Wrapped in Fog<p>While Abu Dhabi's architecture might often be overshadowed by neighboring Dubai, Khalid Al Hammadi‘s photography proves that the UAE's second most populous city is filled with magnificent vistas. Al Hammadi's imagery …

Abu Dhabi

Google’s New Chat Application To Be Named ‘Babel’ [Rumor]

Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of speculation suggesting that Google is in the process of releasing a unified chat application called <i>Babel</i>. Babel is rumored to have merged services such as Voice, Talk, and Google + Messenger. The new service is also rumored to be a cross-platform …

JavaScript

Epic uptime achievement unlocked. Can you beat 16 years? | Ars Technica

NetWare 3.12 server taken down after a decade and a half of duty.<p>It's September 23, 1996. It's a Monday. The Macarena is pumping out of the office …

Mac Gems: TextWrangler 4.5 is a free text editor that belongs on your Mac

Everyone needs a great text editor—for those times when you need to clean up funky characters in a big text file downloaded from the Web, remove …

Netflix Goes Sci-Fi With Its Next Original Series, Sense8

Hot on the heels of Netflix’s original series House Of Cards, the company has announced that it will release a new sci-fi TV series to the platform called Sense8.<p>The show is being developed under the guidance of the Wachowskis, who are responsible for smash hits like the Matrix series of films, V …

Swipe between messages in the Gmail app for iPhone

Posted by John Barr, Software Engineer With today’s update to the Gmail app for iPhone and iPad, you can save even more time when you em...

LibreOffice adoption soaring, but OpenOffice still open source king | Ars Technica

LibreOffice has proven its worth, but it's a long way from being #1.<p>More than two years after LibreOffice came into being, it's hard to call the open …

Spamhaus DDoS grows to Internet-threatening size | Ars Technica

More than 300 Gb/s of traffic aimed at the anti-spam site's hosting.<p>Last week, anti-spam organization Spamhaus became the victim of a large denial of …

Mozilla making the Web a gaming platform with Unreal 3 engine in a browser | Ars Technica

High performance JavaScript and WebGL could put high-end games on the Web.<p>Mozilla wants the Web to be a platform that's fit for any purpose. That's …

Quicksilver Comes of Age

Bye Bye ßeta<p><b>Quicksilver 1.0</b><p>After almost 10 years of testing, Quicksilver lays the beta tag to rest. (If the lack of an eszett brings a tear to your …

Shotwell developers aim to solve Linux’s e-mail problems | Ars Technica

Yorba turns to crowdfund site to support e-mail development.<p>The developers behind the Shotwell photo manager for Linux-based operating systems are …