What is fake news? How to spot it in an age of misinformation

Fake news is the phrase on everyone's lips these days, but what exactly does it mean? Here's our guide to what fake news is, and how to spot it in an era rife with hyperbole and misinformation.

The FCC’s net neutrality rules end in April, but 18 ISPs promise to stay honest

The Federal Register shows that the FCC's net neutrality rules will end in April. Meanwhile, 18 ISPs pledge to stay honest, but can we trust them? Time will tell, but the FCC now has regulations in place to force transparency.

All Chromebook touchpads will soon be cute enough to pinch (to zoom)

A new entry on Chrome OS's code contribution tracker suggests that all Chromebooks will soon support the previously lacking pinch-to-zoom gesture on touchpads -- finally adding something that's been available elsewhere for ages.
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Airbnb woos well-heeled travelers with new listings for fancy homes

Airbnb is aiming to woo well-heeled travelers with a new service called Beyond featuring luxury homes around the world. It's also launched a tier called Plus with accommodation that guarantees excellent quality.

Robinhood lures digital coin traders from Coinbase with a free service

Robinhood Markets now offers a service for buying and selling Bitcoins and Ethereum without a per-share trading fee, but the availability is currently limited to five states. Support in other states will come in the near future.

Blade emerges from the shadows with a virtual PC gamers will love

After running for over a year in France, Blade's Shadow-branded virtual PC streaming service is now available in California. It's based on an Intel Xeon processor and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 graphics chip, ideal for gaming.

A Bitcoin exchange bug sees one user try to cash out $20 trillion

Bitcoin might be worth a lot, but even its entire global market value is less than $200 billion. That's not stopping one investor on the Zaif exchange from trying to cash out 100 times that following a recent bug in one exchange.

Amazon cultivating new side business with launch of ‘Plants Store’

The new Amazon Plants Store targets green-fingered shoppers on the hunt for new succulents, shrubs, annuals, and perennials to brighten up their home or garden. Prices start at $8.75 and shipping is free for Prime members.

You have money in your PayPal account, so why not buy some Bitcoin? Here's how

You can buy Bitcoin with just about everything these days, from bank account transfers to gift cards. But if you want to use Paypal, it's surprisingly difficult. In this guide, we'll teach you how to buy Bitcoin with Paypal.
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This is ‘Bad News’: Game teaches players to create fake news for research

Want to build a better fake news radar? Try learning how to create it first. That is the idea behind Cambridge's Bad News online game and research project where players create a fake news empire while sharing data with researchers.

Use one of these password managers to stay safe online

The internet can be a scary place, especially if you don't have a proper passcode manager. This guide will show you the best password managers you can get right now, including both premium and free options.

From true crime to comedy, these are the best podcasts around

Don’t drown in the vast, virtual sea of free podcasts. Check out our roundup of some of the best podcasts available, whether you're into up-and-coming music and comedy, or serialized storytelling.