Rest of the Day: Researchers Says T-Mobile Binge Breaking Net Neutrality
Stanford University researchers have just released a paper claiming that Binge On T-Mobile violates key principles of net neutrality. Meanwhile, Facebook is making secret work from your images. About this and much more in today’s news.
- Of course, T-Mobile’s Binge On service has already been criticized for ignoring the principles of net neutrality, but now Stanford researchers are talking about it in a new study . At the very least, the newspaper is putting pressure on the FCC to independently assess the legality of the service. [Gizmodo]
- Flowstate is a new writing app that will delete your work if you stop typing . As the name suggests, the idea is that it will stimulate a flow state where you force yourself to just keep typing, flow of consciousness style. I wouldn’t write my doctoral dissertation on it, but it sounds fun to try. [Superman across the border ]
- Apparently, the image servers Instagram and Facebook will automatically generate ASCII artistic versions of your photos . Once you find the exact .jpg URL (on Instagram, try viewing the HTML source of the individual photo page), add the URL with the .HTML or .TXT extension (for example, “XYZ.jpg.html”) and voila. [ Mathias Bynens via Gizmodo]
- According to Tim Bradshaw of the Financial Times, Apple has created a virtual reality research and development team . But Apple is doing a lot of secret research and development that never leads to consumer products, so don’t expect to have your iVR strapped to your face just yet. [FT]
- Circuit City is back baby! The electronics store is said to be rebooted for millennials who love brick-and-mortar stores and red polo shirts. The first store will open in Dallas this spring. [ Twice via Engadget ]