Friday, February 5, 2016

Around The Net

  • Google Adds Safe Browsing FeatureseWeekNews

    Google has added Safe Browsing capabilities in an effort to protect users from malware and social engineering scams. “Google's Safe Browsing technology will now warn people using Google Chrome, Apple Safari or Mozilla Firefox Internet browsers of image ads and other embedded content in Web pages that the company deems as being malicious or potentially unsafe,” EWeek reports. ...Read the whole story

  • Amazon Expands Personal Digital AssistantThe Verge

    Amazon brought Alexa to the TV with its second-generation Fire TV set-top box, and now, a few months later, the company is also doing the same for owners of its original box. Starting today and continuing "over the next few weeks," Fire TV and Fire TV Stick customers will be receiving a software update that adds Amazon's personal assistant to the older hardware. Both devices already include voice search for finding movies and TV shows to watch, but Alexa adds a bit more functionality to the mix. Alexa can't quite do everything that's possible with the Amazon Echo speaker, but you can still ask ... ...Read the whole story

  • Google Offering Free GB Broadband To Low Income HouseholdsDslreports

    Google plans to offer free GB broadband service to some low-income households in neighborhoods where the company has rolled out Google Fiber. The company has already rolled out service to 100 homes in the Kansas City area, and plans to provide free GB service to more than 1,300 families in that market. Google also plans to roll out free GB connections in Austin and other cities. ...Read the whole story

The Wrongest Yard: NFL 2016 Streaming Package

The NFL will soon name streaming partners for a batch of Thursday night games next season. Expect some digital giant to overpay, wildly ...More