Samsung Internet Browser app now available for all Android phones running 5.0 or higher

Samsung’s Internet Browser app, once limited to Samsung Galaxy, Nexus and Pixel handsets, is now available to any phone running on Android 5.0 or higher. This is a stable version of the browser, and is available from the Google Play Store and Galaxy Apps Store. The browser opens to the Google search page by default, although that can be changed on the settings page. You can also change the default search engine from Google to Yahoo, Bing or DuckDuckGo.

Among the features is a Dark Mode that reverses the usual black text on a white background to white text on a black background. This option …


Pissed-off Harvey cat shows the internet how to triumph over adversity

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Cats tend to be cranky creatures even under the best of circumstances. So you can imagine how they might react to discovering that their homes have been inundated with up to several feet of water.

Or you can just look at the cat above, whose face really says it all.

Photographer Scott Olson captured this incredible image in Houston on August 30, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s tear through Houston. 

The internet being what it is, it didn’t take long for this little kitty to get meme-ified. Turns out cute cat + angry expression = the ideal projection of our collective rage, whether it’s about the devastation in Houston or just about life in general. Read more…

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Samsung Internet Browser v6.0 released with night mode, new high contrast option

Samsung updated its beta version of Internet Browser a few days ago, but the features and improvements added haven’t been tested for too long before they made it to the stable app.

The new version of Samsung Internet Browser has been improved with all the new features introduced in the beta app. Among the most important new improvements included is the night mode, which seems to have more and more fans among smartphone users.

Also, Samsung Internet Browser v6.0 now comes with a new high contrast option, which makes everything on the screen look clearer and …

Samsung Internet beta now works on most Android devices, not just Samsung's

Even though Samsung is often criticized for its software offerings, one of its apps has always stood out as a highlight: Samsung Internet. The company’s in-house browser has proven itself as a worthy competitor to Google’s Chrome, thanks to its multitude of extra features, the most notable being support for extensions and contend blockers.

Being Samsung-made, however, meant being exclusive to the company’s own devices for quite a while. This changed back in March of last year, when the beta version of the browser became available on Google’s Nexus devices. And now, the beta has …

That 'Game of Thrones' Stark family reunion had the internet 😭 😭 😭

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Spoilers follow for Game of Thrones Season 7, episode four. So don’t act like you haven’t been warned, dummy. 

Finally, (most of) the Starks are back together. 

With winter falling all around Winterfell, it was only fitting that the Starks have a family reunion for most everyone who’s still alive. 

This episode saw the triumphant return of Arya. Though two dullards tried to keep her out of her own home, there’s no stopping a girl who is no one and it led to a very emotional reunion with Sansa over their father’s grave. Things were only made more weepy when Bran joined them by the weirwood (even though he’s v creepy now and wtf is he).  Read more…

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Vladimir Putin signs law banning VPN access for Russian internet users

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Just one day after it was revealed that Apple had removed virtual private networking (VPN) apps from its China App Store at the behest of the government, we’ve learned that officials in Russia are cracking down on VPN services, too. 

A new law, signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, now bans any technology, including VPNs, used to visit websites banned in Russia, Reuters reported on Sunday. 

Like China, Russia keeps a tight leash on the sites it allows its citizens to visit. Back in 2014, Putin passed a law that required internet companies to store the data of Russian users on Russia-based servers, a rule that stoked fears that Russian internet users would have their information and internet access censored by the government.  Read more…

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Thank you internet gods for this gloriously weird photo of Nic Cage in Kazakhstan

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When the internet gods bestow upon us a truly eccentric photo of Nicolas Cage, you can count on the internet to go to town on it. Say hello to your new favourite Nic Cage meme: “Nicolas Cage in Kazakhstan”. 

A photo of Cage in Kazakhstan wearing traditional Kazakhstani clothing while standing next to the country’s First Lady Sara Nazarbayeva emerged on Twitter on Sunday. But, it was Cage’s extremely odd facial expression which made this photo truly meme-worthy. 

Cage was actually attending the 13th Eurasia International Film Festival in the country’s capital, Astana, when this moment was captured…  Read more…

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The 'peanut worm' is amusing the internet, and no prizes for guessing why

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How unsurprising: Everyone on the internet is immature.

A group of Australian researchers from Museum Victoria and the CSIRO — the nation’s scientific research agency — have just completed a month-long journey along the eastern coast of the country, keeping a record of what oddities lurk deep beneath the oceans.

Along the way they’ve found this nightmare-inducing faceless fish, but they also happened upon this “peanut worm,” and there’s no prizes for guessing what it happens to look like. 

*Cue slide whistle sound effect* Read more…

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Thanks to Beyoncé's twins, the internet is happy about something for once

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After a few rough days/weeks/months on planet earth, we needed something purely delightful, like the birth of two potentially preternaturally talented and definitely adorable babies. 

Beyoncé kindly delivered, as she does. 

With the possible exception of Kim Kardashian, seems like pretty much everyone on the internet is just really happy for her and Jay Z. For one precious day, Twitter, a breeding ground for antagonism, is just a party. Thanks, Carters. 

No one is okay

Beyoncé’s had her twins pic.twitter.com/iH7g2GxbhG

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Samsung Internet Browser major update adds CloseBy, QR Reader new features

It’s been less than a week since Samsung launched its proprietary Android browser in the Google Play, and it looks like the company has just outed a major update that adds a couple of new features that didn’t make it in the initial release.

Samsung Internet Browser 5.4 offers a lot of additional features and extensions that are meant to provide users intuitive ways to get more out of their mobile internet experience.

The new CloseBy extension is an IoT-to-browser app that offers users more information about their surroundings. The new feature is now part …