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Vidme Shuts Down Because Google and Facebook

Vidme is shutting down, and it’s all the fault of Google and Facebook. The popular online video platform will go offline on December 15th, 2017, at which point all videos will be “permanently deleted from the Vidme servers”. And with that, Google and Facebook’s stranglehold tightens. A Brief History of Vidme Vidme was launched in… read more »

RIAA Finally Shuts Down Popular YouTube-MP3 Converter

YouTube-MP3, the world’s leading YouTube-ripping site has reached a deal with the RIAA and will finally pull the shutter down on its operation. The private settlement ends months of speculation after a major lawsuit was filed by several major record labels in 2016. YouTube Ripping Ripping videos straight from YouTube is big, big business. As… read more »

Pinboard Acquires Delicious Just to Shut It Down

Pinboard has acquired Delicious, a bookmarking site people from the dim and distant past may remember. Or not. Delicious has been a thing since 2003, and it’s still hanging on in there. However, it looks like the end may finally be nigh for this relic of the old-skool interwebs. In 2003, Joshua Schachter launched Delicious… read more »

Imzy, the Friendlier Reddit, Is Shutting Down

Imzy, the self-styled friendlier alternative to Reddit, is shutting down. Imzy’s raison d’être was to offer a nicer, safer environment for people to communicate. So, given its demise, it appears people are perfectly happy with the slightly more rambunctious nature of other social media sites. Reddit has to be one of the foundations of the… read more »

5 Ways to Shut Down Your Linux Computer From the Command Line

No operating system is perfect. Even if it was, there might be problems with drivers and apps. Linux is no exception. Despite being more stable than Windows (in many cases, not all!), there will probably come a time when you need to restart your Linux computer. This might be because something isn’t working. Alternatively, you… read more »

Quora Cracks Down on Anonymous Users

Quora is cracking down on users’ ability to hide behind a veil of anonymity. The vast majority of actions will no longer be available to anonymous users, and everything else will be reviewed before publishing. The reason? The usual spammers and harassers, of course. For the uninitiated, Quora is a website where some people ask… read more »

App.net Shuts Down But Its Code Lives On

App.net, the social network that promised to beat Twitter at its own game, is shutting down. App.net will cease to exist on March 15th, 2017. However, the code at the heart of the site will be open-sourced, enabling someone else to take on the challenge of battling Twitter. Maybe. In 2012, a social network called… read more »

How Much Energy Does Your PC Use? (And 8 Ways to Cut It Down)

You may not realize this, but your desktop computer is likely consuming a lot of power. That also means it could be responsible for raising your power bill quite a bit. Yet, many people have a habit of leaving their desktop computer on for long periods of time. Some have even converted old PCs into home servers and… read more »

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