Apr 20


Botlist The App

Botlist. Didn’t you hear? It’s what all the newest phones are raging about!

Botlist is an app store for bots. That’s right, there’s now a centralized directory for all the bots you’ll ever need in one place, rather than from a variety of different apps and services. Compiling potential outlets that range vastly hopes to save time and room on your mobile devices.

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Feb 03



The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has redefined what it means to have broadband internet, officially raising the standard internet speed in an attempt to create a new status quo and improve internet service for Americans. Previously, the standard broadband was 4 megabits per second (Mbps) download speed with 1 Mbps upload speed. The new standard drastically increases the download speed to 25Mbps with a 3Mbps upload speed.

This proposed change came after the results of a Congress mandated annual progress report found that a large amount of Americans were not receiving adequate service. The FCC commissioners voted 3 to 2 to pass this new standard, and this may just be the beginning. According to IGN, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel believes the standard should be raised to 100Mbps!

You may be receiving faster internet soon, are you excited? 

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Oct 08



It’s really amazing and inspiring when a brand new band/artist starts off their career with a killer debut album that hits the Internet and blogosphere by storm. This year has brought me not one, but THREE ridiculously good debut albums.

What these three artists have in common however, is not just their amazing debuts, but the large amount of hype that they each received leading up to their release dates. Who do we have to thank for that? The Internet.

CHVRCHES are an electro synth-pop band from Glasgow, Scotland. The electro synth pop genre is a difficult one to really stand out in, especially on SoundCloud, which is where CHVRCHES first released their extremely strong single “Lies.” This track stood out for its dark and commanding lyrics, which is a nice comparison to your typical electro pop band. Lies was then featured on a music blog called Neon Gold and CHVRCHES became a band born on the Internet. Their debut album The Bones of What You Believe was highly anticipated, and although it included several already well-known tracks, (i.e. “Gun”, “The Mother We Share”, “Recover”) fans were ecstatic to hear the new powerful lyrics and synths behind The Bones of What You Believe. The album received critical acclaim across a wide array of music blogs including Pitchfork, Stereogum, The Line of Best Fit, and more.

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Apr 01


There are days to be serious, but today is simply not one of those days. Spoiler alert! Today is April Fools Day, and what a glorious day it is for the Internet. Here are of my favorites in no particular order.

1. Google Nose

It’s become a bit of a tradition for Google to introduce some sort of pseudo-app every April Fools and this year’s edition comes in the form of Google Nose with the slogan “Smelling is believing.”


Had she not smelled her phone, I might have believed them.

2. Netflix Suggestions

Upon perusing the web for some other April Fools fun, it seemed that Netflix had performed the prank of all pranks. Netflix typically gives me ultra-specific categories, but today seems to be extra special on that front. Here is the suggestion from my own personal account:


Sadly I did not get anything about Nicolas Cage freak-outs as seen here.

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Mar 29



We’ve finally done it. Each staff member chose their favorite apps that they can’t live without. Take a look at who chose what, and click on each app to see why they rock!

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Jan 18


Today marks one year since many participated in the Internet blackout against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act). In light of this, some Internet activists are dubbing today as “Internet Freedom Day,” and are asking the vast Internet community to celebrate their freedom of expression via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, etc. Internetfreedomday.net asks “What’s something you love on the net that you’d never want to see censored?” I took the time today to ask our staff why they love the Internet and what it means to them. The result? Several different opinions and answers. 

“Being a kid of the 90’s I remember 2 things, waiting in line for hours to get concert tickets at a Ticketmaster outlet or the ACTUAL venue. Then the internet came along and I will never forget buying my 1st online ticket for a show over the internet, it was AMAZING.” - Haaris

“I love the Internet because it brings a wealth of knowledge to our society and a wide array of opinions.” - Calia

“I love the internet because it creates a level playing field for education, bringing valuable knowledge to people around the world.” - Justin

“In 2010, Tom Coates gave a talk at dConstruct that made me appreciate that the internet by its design wasn’t just a means for transferring data, it’s a foundation for building systems to elevate culture and society as a whole.” - Drew

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