Tag Archives: advertising

Alcatel apps just went adware on us

Alcatel apps for Alcatel phones have just been updated to include advertisements.

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YouTube ads hacked to mine cryptocurrency via visitors’ CPUs

Cryptocurrency has become a hot topic over the last several months, and one of the frustrating trends growing alongside it is the practice of websites secretly using visitors’ CPUs through the browser to mine digital currency. While some websites do this intentionally as an alternate method of funding, other times it’s invasive ad networks using plugins to take advantage of … Continue reading

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eHarmony can’t claim its matches are ‘scientific’ anymore

Turns out that dating service eHarmony has a weird definition of "science" when the law comes knocking. An ad in the London subway system triggered the UK's Advertising Standards Agency to call the "scientifically proven" matching system "misleading,...

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Amazon is reportedly looking to feature more Alexa ads

Last week, CNBC reported that Amazon had big plans for its online ad business in 2018 and was looking into moving its advertisements beyond its own sites and products. Now it appears that Amazon is also interested in placing more ads on Alexa, accord...

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YouTube just blocked FireTV in Google Amazon row (for realsies this time)

Starting today, Amazon Fire TV officially joins the retail war between Google and Amazon.

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30 fossilized dinosaur eggs found on Christmas day in China

Construction workers in China discovered a cache of fossilized dinosaur eggs on Christmas day. The eggs, which were found in what appears to be a dinosaur nest, are described as being in great condition, a fortunate reality considering the use of explosives in the area during the construction process. The preserved nest and egg cache is located on a site … Continue reading

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Android in 2018: Trends and predictions

It’s the start of the new year so, naturally, it’s time to dust off those crystal balls and magic 8-balls. And while we’re no Nostradamus, we can still do a bit of intelligent guessing on what will happen next based on what has come to pass

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Android in 2017: the highs and the lows

Another 365 (and one-fourth) days have passed.

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iFixit matches iPhone’s battery discount in Right to Repair fight

Though Apple has created a fair amount of controversy by admitting that it does indeed slow down older phones to compensate for worn down batteries, there is one good thing to come out of this whole debacle. Yesterday, Apple announced that it will offer $29 battery replacements for out-of-warranty iPhones dating back to the iPhone SE

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Thousands of websites are quietly fighting ad blocking

Websites aren't always conspicuous in their attempts to combat ad blockers. Researchers from the University of Iowa and UC Riverside have learned that 30.5 percent of the top 10,000 websites have measures to thwart ad blocking, and they're frequentl...

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