Speed

Building a Speed Bump for Tech Companies' Maniacal Data Race
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Facebook has been in seriously hot water for its data monetization model almost from the firm’s beginning. The Cambridge Analytica, election meddling and fake news scandals have turned up the heat. Facebook’s problems aren’t limited to the public and government backlash that spans several countries; the firm faces potentially devastating legal threats too. On the […]

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Walmart's terrifying shopping cart design measures your speed and heart rate     – CNET
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Now Walmart will know exactly how thrilled you are by its prices.

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Netflix’s Fast.com now measures upload speed and latency
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In 2016, Netflix launched Fast.com, a simple, easy way for anybody to check their internet speeds. Now, the company has announced that it's adding more information to the site. Fast.com will now let users see their connection's latency and upload spe…

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Tesla's mobile app can turn on top speed limits from anywhere
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If you're a little worried about handing over the keys to your Tesla to a valet, then you might be tempted to engage the car's "Valet Mode," which limits the speed of the car to 70MPH and tops out the power and acceleration to just 25 percent. But th…

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LG promises to speed up bringing Android updates to its smartphones
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LG is making efforts to improve the user experience on its devices after it opened a “Software Upgrade Center” in its native Korea. The new lab will be focused on “providing customers worldwide with faster, timelier, smartphone operating system and software updates,” the company explained in a brief statement. The idea is to help get […]

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D-Link's AX11000 futuristic router promises extreme speed     – CNET
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AX is the future: D-Link’s new DIR-X9000 router promises superfast speeds, a forest of antennas and an otherworldly design here at CES 2018.

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Quantum Key Distribution Gets a Speed Boost
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A method for scrambling data to protect it from the super powerful computers of the future has received a speed boost from a team of researchers from Duke and Ohio State universities and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The method uses quantum key distribution to guard data from prying eyes. The problem in the past […]

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EA is addressing the loot boxes in 'Need for Speed: Payback,' too
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Most of the headlines surrounding Electronic Arts this fall have been about the loot box situation in Star Wars: Battlefront II. But Need for Speed: Payback has been dealing with the same pay-to-win progression issues since it launched a few weeks ag…

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Firefox's big-bang update brings you speed and a new look     – CNET
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Mozilla has doubled its web browser speed already and hopes to double it again in 2018. Say hello to Firefox Quantum.

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