Russian parliament waves through powers for internet iron curtain

April 13, 2019

The Russian State Duma, the lower house of parliament, has voted to approve the controversial bill that would give politicians powers to isolate the country from the internet. The so-called “sovereign internet” bill is on track to become law by 1 November, and according to local newswire TASS, the implementation is expected to cost ₽30bn ($470m, […]

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Can the internet be saved?

April 12, 2019

The good news is that the House of Representatives passed the Save the Internet Act by a vote of 232-190. The bad news is while Republicans said they too want to to protect net neutrality, only one Republican voted for the bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump have already refused to support the […]

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‘Trüberbrook’ wins German Computer Game Award 2019

April 10, 2019

From virtual reality to stop motion-style adventure games, dozens of German and international computer games received top honors at the 2019 German Computer Game Awards in Berlin on Tuesday. During the awards ceremony, the German government also announced plans to pump millions of euros into the gaming sector to promote games made in Germany. Top […]

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Samsung Q1 2019 earnings guidance shows profit plunging

April 7, 2019

Samsung had a good run in the past two years, but now is the time to get back to reality. Low demand for memory chips and poor performance of the Galaxy flagships led to the company announcing guidance of around KRW52 trillion in sales (14% down YoY) and only KRW6.2 trillion in operating profit, which […]

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Democrats move closer to passing the ‘Save the Internet’ Act

April 6, 2019

Democrats have just made significant progress in restoring net neutrality rules in the US. The “Save the Internet Act” unveiled last month has now been approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which means it can now be considered by the full House of Representatives. The bill aims to reinstate the net neutrality regulations established by […]

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Microsoft is making big Windows 10 update changes starting with the May 2019 release

April 5, 2019

Microsoft is continuing to tweak how the Windows 10 update process works. The company is initiating a number of changes, kicking off with the rollout of the Windows 10 19H1/1903 update. Unlike the case with previous twice-yearly Windows 10 feature updates, the next feature update, known as 19H1/1903, is getting several additional weeks of testing time […]

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