Breaking Down VPN Usage Around the World

Internet users turn to virtual private network (VPN) apps for all sorts of different reasons. Many want access to entertainment content or websites blocked or in their home countries. Others want added privacy and security while browsing the web. VPN usage varies significantly around the globe, but some regions are seeing significantly higher adoption rates […]

China Blocks Twitch

Last month, Twitch popularity surged in China thanks to the streaming service’s coverage of eSports events during the Asian Games. So many Chinese people flocked to the service that the iOS Twitch app surged to third spot in the free app charts. However, the service and its app are now blocked in China. As Abacus […]

PS Now Subscribers Can Now Download Games

The rumored “download game” option has arrived for PlayStation Now subscribers. Rumors of this feature first surfaced in June, and now it’s official. In addition to streaming games, you can now download them to your PlayStation 4 for local, offline play. In its announcement, Sony said it will roll out this feature to PS Now […]

Tap Demos Its Wearable Keyboard and Mouse

Mixed and virtual reality may immerse you in a new environment, but it takes away some of the control options we are used to when sitting at a PC. One of those is access to a keyboard and the mouse. Typically, VR experiences require the use of a very slow virtual keyboard, but Tap Systems […]

Instagram’s IGTV Recommended Exploitative Child Videos

Popping over to IGTV to watch some long-form vertical videos from your favorite Instagrammers? Be careful what you click. According to Business Insider, IGTV has been recommending some “graphic and disturbing” content, including “sexually suggestive footage of young girls and an explicit video of a mutilated penis.” The news outlet monitored IGTV over a three-week […]

PayPal Bans Infowars Over Hate Speech

PayPal is the latest tech company to ban conspiracy theory site Infowars over its controversial content. “We undertook an extensive review of the Infowars sites, and found instances that promoted hate or discriminatory intolerance against certain communities and religions, which run counter to our core value of inclusion,” PayPal told PCMag in a Friday email. […]