Tesla’s in-car trip planning tool is available on the web

To date, using Tesla's trip planning tool has meant sitting inside your electric car while you map a route that takes you past charging stations. That doesn't make much sense if you're gearing up for vacation, does it? There's now a better way: Tesla…

Google is about to force you to use its new Calendar design

 Last October, Google announced a redesigned look and feel for Google Calendar on the desktop. Not everybody loves the design (including me, though some people have told me I’m wrong), but soon your opinion won’t matter because Google is about to upgrade your Calendar to the new design anyway. As the company announced today, G Suite users whose admins chose to be on the Rapid… Read More

Amazon hopes for major expansion of its online ad business

You probably don't associate Amazon with online ads outside of sales pitches for Echo speakers, but you might think differently in the near future. CNBC sources claim that Amazon is aiming to expand its online ad business well beyond its own sites an…

Thousands of websites are quietly fighting ad blocking

Websites aren't always conspicuous in their attempts to combat ad blockers. Researchers from the University of Iowa and UC Riverside have learned that 30.5 percent of the top 10,000 websites have measures to thwart ad blocking, and they're frequentl…

Snapchat Stories may be coming to the web

Snapchat may have a new way to fight Facebook's me-too efforts: make Stories available beyond its mobile app. A Cheddar source has claimed that Snap is working on Stories Everywhere, which (surprise) would make Stories available on the web and other…

Snapchat Stories may be coming to the web

Snapchat may have a new way to fight Facebook's me-too efforts: make Stories available beyond its mobile app. A Cheddar source has claimed that Snap is working on Stories Everywhere, which (surprise) would make Stories available on the web and other…

China’s censors have taken down 13,000 websites in 3 years

It's no secret that China is fond of censorship. Now, however, the country has divulged numbers that give a sense of that crackdown's scale. A report from the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has revealed that China has either s…

Amazon’s Fire TV devices add web browsers to access YouTube

Browsing the web on the big screen in your living room isn't something many of us are clamoring for. Still, Amazon already added its own Silk browser to select Fire TV devices last month, but is expanding its availability to all Fire TV gadgets today…