FCC Commissioner Sounds Alarm Over Netflix Throttling

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly on Tuesday suggested the government should investigate Netflix’s practice of throttling video content delivery to customers using mobile devices. “Netflix has attempted to paint a picture of altruism whereby it virtuously sought to save these consumers from bumping up against or exceeding their data caps,” he…

For Many Users, Instagram Algorithm Is Not a Pretty Picture

Instagram on Monday moved to calm concerns among some users about a proposed change in the way content appears in their feeds. Celebrities such as Kylie Jenner and Cindy Crawford fueled the anxiety by urging their followers to enable a feature on their mobile devices that would notify them whenever…

Where should Rockstar take Grand Theft Auto next?

From Vice City to San Andreas or Liberty City, the worlds of Grand Theft Auto have been immaculately re-created by Rockstar Games, letting us play out our urban fantasies in something very close to the real world landscapes we know and love. With the news that Rockstar Games nearly set…

How to make a Minecraft gesture controller with the BBC Micro Bit

For this project, you’ll need a micrbit connected to a Raspberry Pi, the latest Raspbian operating system and Mu software on the Raspberry Pi. Building upon our how to use the BBC Micro Bit accelerometer tutorial, we’ll use the micrbit as a controller for Minecraft on a Raspberry Pi. There…

Humidity rather than heat is the number one enemy of the hard disk

Heat isn’t the biggest enemy for the humble hard disk, rather humidity is what causes the most failures, a new piece of research has observed. The study, carried out by Rutgers University and entitled ‘Environmental Conditions and Disk Reliability in Free-cool Data Centres’, found that the most negative effects on…

iOS 9.3 problems: Here’s how to fix the most common issues

Some people are experiencing a problem with iOS 9.3 that bricks their iPad 2, and we’ve got a solution to help bring it back to life. Apple has now launched iOS 9.3, its latest update to the iOS 9 software that runs on most of the world’s iPhones and iPads….

Xiaomi Mi 5 launched in India

After 18 months of waiting, Xiaomi’s new flagship is finally here. The smartphone was announced in late-February by the company, but has finally made its way to India today. The company held a dedicated event in New Delhi a short while ago, sharing pricing and availability details of this very…

LG just made wireless charging as fast as plugging in

Wireless charging is great, but it’s also limited. Only a handful of phones support it, you often need to purchase a charging pad as they’re generally not included with the handset and the recharge speed isn’t as quick as a wired connection. The first two points are still true, but…

This is the portablec you want, but probably can’t afford

Building a VR-ready PC on a budget requires carefully selecting compatible components that are powerful enough but don’t cost the earth. So what do you do when cost is an afterthought? Ian ‘8Pack’ Parry, one of the world’s top overclockers, set out to answer that question by building The Asteroid….

How to migrate from an old Mac using Migration Assistant

You can upgrade to OS X El Capitan on Macs from as far back as 2007. In terms of software, you’ll need to be running at least OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard – if you’re still running OS X 10.5 Leopard, then you’ll first have to buy an upgrade to…