Google to Acquire Twitch

Google has been know to try things out and most of the time fail. They have been trying to make a video streaming service for years and have failed each and every time. So what would a powerful and rich company do? They would buy a company that is already doing well. This is what Google is doing with Twitch only they are offering 1 billion dollars in cash (apparently) to the owner. But is Twitch really worth that much? I have no idea I sometimes watch live streams and they are fun. People who do live stream make some money off of it if you are good and lots of people watch you that is about a couple thousand a week. But how will Google acquiring Twitch actually go? Will it be a good thing or a bad thing? When Google acquires Twitch copyright policies will be more strictly enforced and will cause some live streamers to be angry because they like listening to music they like during streams. Google could also integrate Google+ which would be kinda annoying. But with all the bad things comes good things. Google being a wealthy company can put the resources together to make Twitch a better service.

Google really has had this mentality of”can’t do it just buy it” recently. They have bought companies left and right. It really shows that money is spent to make money. With Google recent buys they are building up to what seems to be going into their project Google Glass. Which is one of their most promising projects they have going on right now. It is a unique product and it has support from an endless amout of people. Because when Google does something that is not been done before they are good at it.

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Climate Change is now a current problem!?!

If you couldn’t tell that was sarcasm. New reports from Washington D.C. show that we should be focusing on climate change now because it is now. Forget about saving our children it is about saving us. Some drastic changes have been noted in this report some of which are: Sea levels have risen eight inches since 1880 and are expected to raise one to four feet by 2100. This is because the warmer the water gets the more it expands taking up more space. Also forty three of the lower forty eight states have recorded record highs since January 2010. This shows that it is neccessary that we act now because soon we might not have coastal cities because the ocean will take over and flood them out. Now being in Iowa i don’t worry about floods i worry about droughts. Last summer was one of the hottest i have ever experienced in my life and i feel like that wont be the last because it is going to keep getting hotter and hotter no mater what. We need to find out a way to stop this. Because this will cause so much damage that we wont be able to come back from it. It’s like the complete opposite of The Day After Tomorrow one of my favorite movies but the way it is going i think instead of the oceans freezing over they will dry out and we will become a dessert planet like Mars. Technology can help us though the things that are being invented now to help us out later will be the light that will guide us through this time of need that has become dark because of our past decisions. Technology like Hybrid cars and solar panels will help us create new renewable energy that will help fuel our ideas and minds to start helping our planet not become Mars.

Net Neutrality in T minus NOW!

net_neutrality_poster_by_bugbyteNet Neutrality is one of the most talked about topics on the internet right now and doomsday is now coming upon us. Net Neutrality- the treatment of data from the internet is all treated the same. Comcast wants to change this for their own good and become the middle man who becomes rich because we want to access other companies website. This is quite scary given the fact that ISPs will control the internet. I am not kidding when i say that they will literally control the internet. What you can access, at what speeds, and when. Many Big companies like Google and Microsoft have teamed up to send the lead chairman of the FCC Tom Wheeler a letter saying that this new proposal from the ISPs will KILL the internet. The internet is supposed to be a place where opinions can be shared, things can be collaborated on, and all data is treated the same to make it equal. It’s like saying that you give rights to a road to a construction company to forever maintain a road as long as they make it faster. Then they have other companies pay them to make the road faster to them than their competition making a unfair and unjust system that supports monopolies. This is not ideal because a real economy is not based off of how well companies are doing its based off the competition that they get from other companies. This is why i am asking you guys to remember when we put SOPA and PIPA down because they threatened our internet rights. This is the same thing only this time they are threatening net neutrality. We can put down this debate and keep our internet free and not have a annoying middleman between us and the content that we access on the internet it is not for them to decide which kind of data gets priority and which get thrown in the trash.

Home Lan Security Warns about IE?

Home Land Security just made a bold statement by warning people to not use internet Explorer because it is vulnerable to hackers and other malicious software . A warning like this is rare to get from Home Land Security. Microsoft came back and said that the company is aware of “limited targeted attacks”. I on the other hand have a different reason to stay away from Internet Explorer. ITS A HORRIBLE WEB BROWSER. Really that’s all I need to say about it but I think i will go into more detail. The browser has way to many plugins making it one of or the most slowest web browsers know to man. Sometimes I think i could go look up a definition of a word faster in the dictionary than searching for it through IE. It’s also the ugliest browser i have ever seen. It’s boxy and really hard to work with. There is also the fact that I kinda agree with Home Land because they said the IE was susceptible to hackers because they were targeting Microsoft. Although this may not be entirely true it is still a possibility.

So if you are still in the stone age and using IE here are a couple well known browsers that are a million times better than IE.

3) Safari- The default browser on apple computers. It is a decent browser and is one of the ones that i like because it is simple and easy to use.

2)FireFox- I used to use Fire-Fox all the time before my number one browser was available for download. This is the browser that i would get first thing after booting up a new computer. It has it’s own security system built in and allows you to customize your browser to fit you best. If my favorite browser didn’t exist this would be the one i would use.

1)Google Chrome- Takes the best of both worlds. It is really simple in design and easy to use. You can customize it to your hearts content. It has a built in security system. What more could you ask for? When Google does something they do it right (other than Google+ that was a failure). I would recommend that even if you don’t use IE try Google chrome out because i think it is the best browser out there right now.
Here is a link to download Google Chrome- https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/#brand=CHMB&utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-sk&utm_medium=ha