Netflix launches Fast.com, a dead simple way to test your Internet speed

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Now that watching video is one of biggest uses of the web, the speed of your connection has never been more important. 

To that end, Netflix, one of the primary sources of what the entertainment industry calls over the top (OTT) content, launched a tool on Wednesday that lets you test your Internet speed.

This isn’t any old website. The company cleverly managed to snag the most appropriate domain out there: Fast.com. That’s one of the best domain names — for any service — you could possibly have. 

No technical knowledge is needed. Simply visit Fast.com and the site immediately starts calculating what your current Internet download speed is Read more…

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You Know Nothing, ‘Game of Thrones’ Fan — So HBO Launches Interactive Guide

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A new interactive Game of Thrones guide from HBO has arrived to clear up any confusion you may have about Westeros, Essos, their inhabitants, their houses and more.

HBO launched the guide just days before the show’s April 6 season four premiere, and for those of you who aren’t completely caught up, the guide has nifty spoiler filters.

Point being: Study up before a Wilding says something like this to you:

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In all seriousness, though, the guide lets you explore maps, characters, specific episodes, videos and appendices full of facts about gods, rebellions and historical tidbits. Read more…

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