porn
The UK is Still the Second Most Porn-Hungry Country in the World, According to Pornhub

The end of the year is coming, and every service out there is prepping their own reviews of the past 12 months. Pornhub is no exception, and has plenty of numbers to crunch and work out what 2018 meant to the world of porn. As it turns out the UK is pretty hungry for free-to-access porn, and it's second only to the appetites of the Americans. Read More >>

internet
How to Reset All of Your Browsers Back to Square One

Like an operating system reinstall, resetting your web browser can fix all kinds of problems and improve performance at the same time—squash annoying bugs, clear out dodgy and outdated extensions and get a browser that’s good as new with a hard reset. Here’s how to carry it out on all the major browsers. Read More >>

internet
More Than Half the World Will Be Online by the End of This Year, UN Estimates

Before we set foot into 2019, 3.9 billion people or about 51 per cent of the global population will be using the internet, according to estimates by ITU, the United Nations agency for information and communications technology. Read More >>

security
Telescope Hobbyist Gets 2 Years in Prison for DDoS Attack on Astronomy Website

It’s disorienting enough to have you seeing stars. David Chesley Goodyear, a 44-year-old man from the US state of California, has been sentenced to 26 months in prison for a cyberattack against the world’s largest astronomy forum, Cloudy Nights. Goodyear was apparently angry about getting banned from the website. Read More >>

microsoft
Rumours That Microsoft Will Embrace Chromium for a Future Browser Are Very Encouraging

Microsoft is purportedly planning a major change to its Edge browser. A report from Windows Central suggests Microsoft plans to ditch its proprietary EdgeHTML back end for Chromium—which could spell a more pleasant browser experience for Edge users. Read More >>

drugs
Some Dark Web Marketplaces in Britain Are Reportedly Refusing to Let Users Sell Fentanyl

The National Crime Agency—which handles organised and transnational crime—claims that at least some of the dark web drug marketplaces operating throughout the nation have voluntarily banned fentanyl, an extremely powerful synthetic opioid that (along with other similar drugs) is associated with over 28,000 deaths a year in the US, the Guardian reported on Saturday. While the opioid crisis is still growing in the US, the Guardian wrote fentanyl only arrived in the UK some 18 months ago and that this is the first time the paper is aware “of these types of operators moving to effectively ban a drug.” Read More >>

internet
Mobile Internet Beats Wifi Speeds In These 33 Countries

While you might assume that wifi will always trounce cellular data, a new study shows that in many countries the opposite is true. Mobile analytics firm Open Signal has pitted wifi and mobile internet against each other in 80 countries and found that average mobile download speeds were faster in 33 countries. Read More >>

internet
This Online Emoji Maker Is a Legitimately Fun Way to Kill 5 Minutes

Sometimes words aren’t enough, and that’s where emojis come in. But even then, there are times you just can’t find the perfect little pictograph that encapsulates your exact mood. Even the slightly more expressive kaomoji can fail you when you need them most. Read More >>

microsoft
Microsoft Realises We Don’t Actually Want Ads in Our Mail and Gmail Is Just an Exception

If you’re a person even remotely annoyed by the pervasive paresence of ads in virtually every digital space, it’s probably safe to assume you definitely don’t want them in your email. Microsoft appears to have only just realised this. Read More >>

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Firefox Will Now Alert You When You Visit Hacked Sites

It can be hard to know if and when you might have been impacted by a data breach. That is, unless you’re a Firefox Quantum user. Yesterday, Mozilla announced it’ll alert desktop users when they stumble upon a site that’s recently reported a breach. Read More >>

deals
Black Friday Begins at BT, With Early Deals on the Broadband

It's been 'Black Friday' for a good couple of weeks at this point, with every retailer pushing out some sort of deal to get you to spend all your money before the now-annual day of shopping arrives. BT has been slower than some, but has decided getting in early is still a wise move. So it's offering some discounts on broadband, which you can go and take advantage of between now and 26th November, Read More >>

shopping
Which? Declares Homebase the UK’s Worst Online Retailer

There are plenty of crap retailers out on the wide world of the web, but have you ever wondered which one is the worst? Well to save you the trouble of working it out for yourself, Which?'s latest survey has done it for you. As it turns out hard-up retailer Homebase is the proud owner of the UK's worst retail website. Read More >>

internet
Berners-Lee Says Enforced Random Social Media Friends Might Make us Behave

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who spends most of his time looking at a computer through gaps in his hands while sobbing "WHY?" to the advertising bots that monitor his webcam, has had a small idea that could make the social media world marginally less corrosive to the souls of its human customers. He says we should be encouraged to befriend strangers, as then we might behave a bit better. Read More >>

apps
Opera for Android Removes Those Annoying Cookies Messages, With a Catch

For years we've had to deal with those irritating pop-up messages that insist on telling use that websites use cookies for one reason or another - something that's only got worse since the GDPR. It's especially annoying on mobiles, where those banners and pop-ups can take up too much space and take ages to dismiss. There's good news from Opera, which has announced its Android browser will dismiss those notifications. Read More >>

internet
The UK’s Internet is the Fifth Cheapest in Western Europe

We all love to complain about the internet, especially where cost is concerned, but it turns out we've got it pretty good. According to Cable.co.uk's latest Worldwide Broadband Price Comparison, the cost of getting online in the UK is the fifth cheapest in Western Europe. We're also ranked 61st globally. Read More >>