Fatcow review: an affordable, no-frills web hosting experience

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Fatcow Web Hosting
$14.95 a month (starting)
The Good

Full access to FTP and storage • Affordable pricing across plans • Proprietary website builder is easy to use

The Bad

Frequently up-sells you on features • Not a clean WordPress install • Install times can be long

The Bottom Line

Since Fatcow has a small number of plans, most of which are attractive from a value perspective. With a domain name and unlimited storage, Original Fatcow is a good option for a beginner looking to launch his or her first site.

Mashable Score3.0
Cool Factor2.0
Learning Curve3.0
Performance3.0
Bang for the Buck4.0

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Grindr aims to stamp out discrimination on its platform with 'Kindr' initiative

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Grindr has long had a problem with discrimination.

It’s evidenced by profiles which are openly racist, with terms like “Black=block,” “no gaysians” or “no chocolate or rice” that are written in these bios.

Now the gay dating app is looking to stamp it out. It’s launched an initiative called Kindr, updating its community guidelines in a stand against racism, bullying, or other forms of toxic behaviour.

The biggest change to the guidelines is the banning of discriminatory language in these profile bios, and those who breach the new rules are subject to review by moderators. Read more…

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Attorney General blasts cryptocurrency exchanges

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It’s not just the hacks and outright scams that make cryptocurrency a risky investment. 

According to a report from the office of the New York state attorney general, the exchanges themselves — the places where would-be investors go to buy and sell cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether — are not doing enough to protect their customers. And that should concern you. 

The in-depth look at 13 exchanges, released today, details all the ways in which major exchanges fail to guard their customers against fraud, manipulation, and abuse. It’s not a pretty picture.  Read more…

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YouTube will close YouTube Gaming, move it all to the main site

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YouTube Gaming is officially dead.

In a blog post today, YouTube announced that it’s dedicated YouTube Gaming app will soon cease to exist. The app will officially be retired In March 2019. 

But, don’t be mistaken. The shutdown of the YouTube Gaming app has more to do with the inability of the dedicated outlet to take off than anything concerning the success of video game livestreaming on YouTube. 

On the contrary, according to YouTube’s Global Head of Gaming, Ryan Wyatt, gaming is bigger than ever on YouTube. “50 billion hours of Gaming content watched on YouTube in the last 12 months and 200M daily logged-in users watch Gaming every single day on YouTube,” Wyatt said in a tweet. Read more…

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A Tesla competitor just got $1 billion boost from Saudi Arabia

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A hotshot electric vehicle company in Silicon Valley just got a $1 billion investment from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.

No, not Tesla. We’re talking about its eventual competitor, Lucid Motors, which is based right next door to Tesla’s Fremont headquarters in Newark, California. 

The luxury electric vehicle brand announced the cash infusion this week, saying it would use the funding to move forward with its Tesla Model S “killer,” the Lucid Air, expected to launch in 2020, and to build out its factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. Read more…

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Best photo editing software for your desktop computer or laptop

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The history of photo manipulation dates back over 200 years when photographers would scratch, scrape, paint, cut, and paste their way to a pleasing (often humorous) result. 

What was once a physical skill possessed by a select few, photo retouching has since become much more accessible thanks to the latest technological advancements. 

There’s the infamous Adobe Photoshop, one of the most recognizable pieces of software on the planet – so familiar that it has become a verb. There’s Apple Photos, a free, hidden post-processing gem hardwired into MacBooks, and so many others in between. Read more…

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