A rundown of five popular Chrome shopping extensions that guarantee to save you time and money during your online shopping experience. Shopping online has never been more popular. This past holiday season, in fact US consumers turned to the Internet in record numbers to buy gifts for family and friends. According to some market analysts, shopping online in the seven weeks before Christmas was up 15% from the year prior. Shopping online is gaining over brick-and-mortar stores because it offers pricing and convenience that is simply unmatched. In a matter of seconds you can compare prices from hundreds of retailers without ever having to step foot in a store, and have it shipped to your doorstep with the click of a mouse.
A quick guide that will show you how to stream any NFL game you want on your mobile Android phone or tablet. We’re in week 2 of the 2011 football season, and NFL fans are tuning in like never before to root for their favorite team and players. The problem for some, however is that cable companies and the NFL are the ones who get to dictate which games they can or cannot watch on broadcast TV. Blackout restrictions and inattention to out-of-market teams (think the lonely Broncos fan living in San Diego) can make life rough; and if your a fantasy football fan forget about it: broadcast TV just won’t cut it.
Ever since MTV descended into reality show hell, favoring Real World and Jersey Shore over any actual music television, YouTube has emerged as music video Nirvana. (See what I did there?!?!) That’s cool and everything, and as long as you don’t mind sitting through a :30 commercial for each video you can have a pretty good time cruising YouTube and watching / listening to your favorite artists. Inevitably, though, you have to get up off your ass. How do you take all this awesome music with you? Enter a cross-browser extension called YouTube to MP3 Converter. This nifty windows app installs into Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox and adds a “Download MP3″ button to every YouTube video.
Google announces plans to roll out faster, free Wi-Fi connections to all Starbucks stores in the United States over the next 18 months with speeds ”up to 10x faster than before.” The Net has become as vital to our lives as other utilities like electricity and running water. It’s what we use to plan our day, stay connected with family and friends, stay informed, and a whole slew of important activities that we sometimes take for granted. Having said this, a fast and reliable connection is a constant cause for concern, and try as we may, it’s not always feasible. Enter Google.
Users who attempt to connect to BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay might see a “Could not connect to caching server 00″ error. If you are attempting to browse The Pirate Bay at this time, you might simply see the text “Could not connect to caching server 00″ at this point in time. That is what we are seeing at this point when checking the site. We also attempted to access the site via proxy, but proxies are failing to connect. Questions about the downtime are also starting to appear as to what the downtime is about, however, there doesn’t appear to be much information about it at this time. We do know that pinging the site results in timeout errors which leads us to believe that while the server is there, it’s just unresponsive.
A list of the top 10 Chrome music extensions that add a soundtrack to your web surfing. We all love a little background music while browsing the web, but finding software that provides a hassle-free listening experience can be a challenge. We’ve already provided a list of free alternatives to iTunes and the top 10 free music streaming services, and now we’ll go over a number of Chrome extensions that also offer a viable music streaming option. Designed to allow you to tap into different online streaming services, including Google Play, Last.fm, Spotify, Grooveshark, and more that will make sure you’re never stuck in silence again. 1. Music + for Google Play Music + is designed for use with a Google Play account. Installing this extension gives you Last.
Playjack extension for Google Chrome lets you search, play, and organize YouTube music videos to create the ultimate free music player. I’ve already mentioned tons of free online music streaming services, and new ones seem to appear all the time. Yet, YouTube is always overlooked when it comes to the subject because the site incorporates video as well. Playjack is a Chrome extension that might just make you rethink your opinion of YouTube as a bona fide free music streaming service. Playjack lets you search, play, share, and organize a world of music videos like never before. “You’ve tried Pandora and Grooveshark, now try Playjack,” writes the developer. “Powered by billions of videos from YouTube, you can find anything you want.
Free online music streaming service allows you to share and discover songs that “truly matter truly matter to your friends.” There are tons of free music streaming services out there, each with their own little niche way of delivering users the music they want to hear. Users in turn sharing music with others is one of the more common features of online music services, most often via playlists or recommended tracks. This Is My Jam is a free music streaming service that goes about things in an entirely different way by only offering music recommended by users, and only allowing users to recommend a single track at a time. This Is My Jam is all about pick the one song that means the most to you right now, and in turn discovering only those songs that truly matter to others.
Corey Taylor, frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour, releases BitTorrent Bundle of exclusive content to support the launch of his new book, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven. BitTorrent continues to revolutionize content distribution, using its BitTorrent Bundle Alpha to offer “direct-to-fan collaboration.” BitTorrent Bundle is an attempt to allow artists to promote and monetize their content, and offer legal avenues for the use of BitTorrent technology. The main focus is to convince users into supporting the artists via sales, discounts on music, ebooks, and other digital properties. So far artists like DJ Shadow, Public Enemy, the Roots, and the Pixies have all used the BitTorrent Bundle to do just this, much to the delight of fans.
Google Maps releases new 2.0 version for iPhone, iPad that includes a slew of new features like live traffic updates, indoor maps, deals from Google Offers, and new iPad support! Ever since Google launched (finally) a standalone iOS version of Google Maps last December, the company has been continually working to make it even better. Apple, in its infinite wisdom, decided to drop the native Google Maps app with iOS 6, and its replacement was beyond horrible, even leaving scores of motorists in Australia stranded in the middle of nowhere. This past March it launched an update that integrated your Google Contacts into Google Maps for, and made finding local places faster and easier. Today it launched a new 2.