There isn’t really all that much innovative about the Brave browser itself except for the Brave Payments system that rewards the websites users are willing to pay for. I believe Brave Software made a big mistake when they choose to build a browser rather than an extension, and here is why.
The new Brave web browser (beta) is trying to revolutionize how websites are monetized by combining advertisement blocking/replacement technology and user-contributed subsidies to websites. Brave Software is signing on users to make volunteer contributions without prior approval by web publishers who can opt-in to receiving funds from Brave — or not.
Remarketing is that annoying thing everyone experiences on the web, where the products and services they browse start haunting them around the internet. This stalking happens through related adverts suddenly being offered up on most distraction-economy based websites, which is pretty much all of them.
My immediate response to dialogs that excitedly pop up proclaiming that “New Software Update is Available!” is always “I don’t care.” —and it happens a lot more often than it should. Here is a recounting of two evenings that really got me thinking of how intrusive and annoying software updates are.
You can help build a free geolocation service while you’re out wandering around your neighborhood with your Android device. Install the Mozilla Stumbler app and let it run continuously in the background to help improve the Mozilla Location Service. The app registers the Wi-Fi signals around you and their estimated GPS coordinates, and then sends…
About a month ago, I jotted down an idea for an article simply saying: “iPod touch, all-time favourite Apple product”. This was true up until last week when Apple stopped providing software updates for a three-year old product.
My recent experience with content scrapers lead me down a rabbit hole thinking about how intellectual property rights are perceived and ignored online. I see so many examples of legal texts were people try to distance themselves from activities they clearly understand isn’t entirely by the law books.
When you hook up PlayStation’s with a Windows 10 PC, it doesn’t necessarily break the controller’s connection with the PlayStation 4. As I was testing out the DualShock with my PC, I accidentally made an expensive purchase from the PSN Store on the console while playing a PC game.
I’ve used both Mac OS and Windows every week for the last decade, but eight years ago Linux became my operating system of choice. What was so appealing about an operating system that was often difficult to use and featured an unpolished desktop experience?
The Android operating system gives each of their major releases a codename after sweets that are popular in North American culture. To mark Food Allergy Awareness Week, I dug into the list of previous release codenames to see if they could possibly shed some light on what Android version 7.0 “N” will eventually be named.