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What is Usenet? 5 things you didn't know about it

7 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

If you've ever watched a live stream, downloaded through P2P file-sharing , connected to Tor, posted or responded to a discussion on a bulletin board, or got in a heated Reddit thread, then Usenet is for you. To those under 25, chances are you've never even heard of Usenet, but to the classic computer nerds of yore, Usenet's the original social network. In the most basic sense, Usenet is a cross between a discussion forum and the ultimate file-sharing platform, but it's still something else entirely. Because Usenet is shrouded in secrecy, there's an unwritten community rule very similar to...
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Philo: Everything you need to know about the live TV streaming service

Philo: Everything you need to know about the live TV streaming service

7 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Thanks to streaming services like Sling TV and YouTube TV and their over-the-top channel bundles, it's possible to cut the cord and still get live television channels wherever you please. Philo, formerly known as Tivli and backed by the likes of Mark Cuban, is just like those services, but with one very big perk: a lower price. As with anything, however, you get what you pay for-and paying less means some noteworthy channels are missing in action. To that end Philo shuns traditional network channels and skimps on sports and their pricey package fees, but the end result is a skinny...
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LG V35 ThinQ leaks out in alleged live image, reported debut in June...

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The LG V30 was one of the most underrated Android smartphones of last year, and earlier this year it got an upgrade with the LG V30S. Rumors have been floating around for the... Read more ...

NVIDIA Shield TV getting Android 8.0 Oreo update, lots of improvements added

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Many Facebook questions still unanswered, as non-EU users asked to review...

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