PSA: AIM Will Be Discontinued Tomorrow

PSA: AIM Will Be Discontinued Tomorrow
Published on December 14, 2017 at 11:30PM
Cutting_Crew writes: Along with Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger and ICQ, I used AIM extensively (without an AOL subscription of course). AIM will finally come to a halt on December 15th, 2017, as reported a few months ago and explained in AOL fashion over on their website.
I remember using AIM to keep in touch with friends, co-workers and yes, even tried dating back in the day using the “looking for love” feature not only available to AOL subscribers but also extended to AIM users as well. Any memories you want to share? Speak now, or forever hold your peace.

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Read the FCC’s Two Dissenting Voices on Why Net Neutrality Matters

Today the Federal Communications Commission voted to overturn its rules banning internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon from blocking or discriminating against lawful content. In doing so, it effectively killed net neutrality. But not every FCC commissioner was on board.

The agencies’s two Democratic commissioners, Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel, lashed out against the order during the FCC’s open meeting today.

“I dissent because I am among the millions outraged,” said Clyburn, who served as the agency’s sole Democratic commissioner for much of the year. “Outraged because the FCC pulls its own teeth abdicating responsibility to protect the nation’s broadband consumers.”

Clyburn, first appointed to the commission in 2009, has been a vocal opponent of Republican FCC chair Ajit Pai’s agenda, including his moves to dismiss an investigation read more

PSA: AIM Will Be Discontinued Tomorrow

PSA: AIM Will Be Discontinued Tomorrow
Published on December 14, 2017 at 11:30PM
Cutting_Crew writes: Along with Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger and ICQ, I used AIM extensively (without an AOL subscription of course). AIM will finally come to a halt on December 15th, 2017, as reported a few months ago and explained in AOL fashion over on their website.
I remember using AIM to keep in touch with friends, co-workers and yes, even tried dating back in the day using the “looking for love” feature not only available to AOL subscribers but also extended to AIM users as well. Any memories you want to share? Speak now, or forever hold your peace.

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Any form of threatening, harassing, or violence / physical harm towards anyone will result in a ban

We have posted this before, but this needs to be reiterated.

We understand that many of you are emotionally driven to discuss your feelings on recent events, most notably the repeal of Net Neutrality – however inciting violence towards others is never ok. It is upsetting that we even have to post this.

Do we enjoy banning people for these types of offences? No… Many of us feel as if the system has failed and want some form of repercussion. But threats of violence and harassment are not the answer here.

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Any form of threatening, harassing, or violence / physical harm towards anyone will result in a ban via /r/technology


Any form of threatening, harassing, or violence / physical harm towards anyone will result in a ban

We have posted this before, but this needs to be reiterated.

We understand that many of you are emotionally driven to discuss your feelings on recent events, most notably the repeal of Net Neutrality – however inciting violence towards others is never ok. It is upsetting that we even have to post this.

Do we enjoy banning people for these types of offences? No… Many of us feel as if the system has failed and want some form of repercussion. But threats of violence and harassment are not the answer here.

And to be clear – here are some examples of what will get you banned:

I hope this PoS dies in a car fire

I want to punch him in the face til his teeth fall out

And if you are trying to be slick by using this form

I never condone violence but…

I would never say he should die but…

Im not one to wish death upon but…

Let's keep the threads civil.

If you violate this rule, you will be banned for 30 days, no read more

Samsung’s Bixby smart speaker release date could be early 2018

2018 could be the year that Samsung enthusiasts – particularly those who bought into Samsung’s SmartThings ecosystem – will finally get their comeuppance. 

In a report from Bloomberg, sources told the publication that 2018 will be the year Samsung’s smart speaker should be announced and be available to buy – pointing to a release date in the first half of the new year. 

While the sources couldn’t provide too many details on the shape, size or feature-set of the speaker, they did corroborate earlier reports that it would utilize Bixby, Samsung’s proprietary smart assistant that works like Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa. 

The most interesting detail revealed in the new report was that Samsung plans on actually undercutting Apple’s smart home speaker, the Apple HomePod, by around $150 (about £100/AU$200). The Apple HomePod, which was delayed earlier this month, is targeting read more

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Amazon Fire HD 8

Street Price: $80; Deal Price: $50

This deal matches the previous low price we’ve seen for our budget pick Android tablet. We only just saw this $50 low price during Black Friday sales, so this is a great time to pick up this tablet at a discount. With the holidays coming, this is a nice option while it lasts.

The Amazon Fire HD 8 is our budget pick in our guide to the best Android tablets. Ryan Whitwam wrote, “If you want a cheap tablet for watching videos, reading, or browsing the Web, Amazon’s Fire HD 8 tablet is great. It doesn’t have access to the Google Play Store or any of Google’s apps, but it costs just $80 and makes it easy to access Amazon content (especially for Prime members). Amazon’s Fire OS (based on Android) runs very well on the tablet, and the Fire HD 8 offers better battery life than the ZenPad or Tab S3. The display is only 1280×800, but that’s fine for a budget media tablet. The read more

What telecoms and tech companies are saying about the FCC’s net neutrality decision

The FCC just voted to eliminate the net neutrality rules established by 2015’s Open Internet Order. The blowback has been predictably sudden from many prominent internet companies that are decrying the commission’s decision. Just as pronounced, however, has been the support from prominent telecoms which expressed enthusiasm for the FCC’s vote today’s.

Here’s what has been said so far. We’re still waiting to hear from others and we’ll update this list as we do.

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