Advertisement In this day and age, it doesn’t really matter which browser you use. They all get the job done and none of them are world-endingly bad. There’s only one real reason to pick one over another: the little nuances are more in line with how you like to browse the web.I personally have every major browser installed on my system — the needs of my job require it. But if I wasn’t burdened by that, I can confidently say that I’d be an Opera man. Despite using Chrome for the past eight months, I recently switched back to Opera, and here are my reasons why.1. Opera Is Faster and More ResponsiveLots of users hold Chrome up as the gold standard for browser performance. I won’t deny that: Chrome is certainly fast! But having used the browser on all kinds of devices — a four-year-old laptop, a two-year-old PC, a brand new iMac, and an upper-class Chromebook — Chrome is surprisingly underwhelming.I know all about browser benchmarks. In … [Read more...] about I Switched From Chrome to Opera and I’m Never Going Back
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AT&T's CEO predicted that T-Mobile USA and Sprint will have a difficult time getting their merger approved because the deal would eliminate a major competitor. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson was interviewed at a Recode conference on Wednesday, and he discussed the pending T-Mobile/Sprint deal as well as AT&T's pending acquisition of Time Warner Inc. "I think [T-Mobile and Sprint] have a tough hill to climb, I mean, it's a classic horizontal merger where you're taking a competitor out of the marketplace," Stephenson said. AT&T tried to buy T-Mobile itself during the Obama presidency, but the company gave up after the Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission objected to the merger's impact on competition. The FCC is far more industry-friendly today under Chairman Ajit Pai, but DOJ antitrust chief Makan Delrahim sued AT&T in order to block its takeover of Time Warner. The case went to trial and a US District Court judge is expected to issue a ruling … [Read more...] about Trump administration could block T-Mobile/Sprint merger, AT&T CEO says
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today called on Comcast to make a long-term pledge that it won't charge content providers for faster access to its subscribers. Comcast already agreed to follow network neutrality provisions until September 2018 as part of its 2011 purchase of NBCUniversal. While the agreement with the US government doesn't specifically prevent Comcast from signing paid prioritization deals, the company has said it has no plans to do so. Comcast has been touting its net neutrality commitments while making the case that it should be allowed to purchase Time Warner Cable, the second biggest cable company in the US after itself.Further ReadingComcast loves the FCC’s net neutrality rules, wants limits on “fast lanes” Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote a letter to Comcast Executive VP David Cohen today, saying he worries about "the risk of paid prioritization agreements through which websites could be charged for … [Read more...] about Comcast’s net neutrality commitments aren’t good enough, senator says
A group of suspected Chinese hackers may have stole access to an NSA cyberweapon and repurposed it to attack targets back in 2016, according to new research. The attacks involved an NSA hacking tool called "Double Pulsar," which can secretly download additional malware to a Windows PC. On Monday, Symantec said it found evidence that the NSA cyberweapon was bundled with a suspected Chinese-made hacking tool to attack a target in Hong Kong and then another in Belgium in March 2016. At the time, the tool was only capable of attacking 32-bit systems. But in Sept. 2016, the Chinese-made hacking tool struck again, this time with the ability to attack 64-bit machines and newer Windows operating systems. How the Chinese hackers learned of Double Pulsar remains unknown. But Symantec speculates they may have captured some network traffic of the NSA using Double Pulsar in actual attack. That network traffic was then used to piece together how the NSA cyberweapon worked. "This marks the first time … [Read more...] about China Used NSA Cyberweapon to Hack Targets, Symantec Says
Last week Chevrolet announced that the 2017 ZL1 Camaro ran a lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:29.60—11.67 seconds quicker than the previous ZL1's fast lap. Tthe Nordschleife course is used by manufacturers to set lap times. The Sport Auto Lap is 14.1 miles (22.8km) long, so the new Camaro gained nearly a second per mile. In performance and racing terms, that is a huge pick-up, one which might give rise to some skepticism. So how did the new car make such a big gain? As with all things Nürburgring, "if there's no video, it didn't happen," so have a gander at the lap first. Camaro ride and handling engineer Drew Cattell is at the wheel. Some of the ZL1's hardware has remained the same, including wheel/tire sizes and brakes. But the 2017 ZL1 has aerodynamic differences starting with a smaller profile and extending to new underbody aero panels borrowed from the Cadillac CTS-V, which keep airflow laminar underneath the Camaro. The smaller car has tighter … [Read more...] about How did the new Camaro ZL1 cut 12 seconds off the old one’s Nürburgring time?