While Google announced a third city to get Google Fiber and Japan is getting ridiculous 2Gbps download speeds in Tokyo, the rest of the world might be feeling a little left out. But now it looks Australia won’t have to be jealous of ultra-fast download speeds, as the Australian National [...]Read More »
Google and Provo officials have announced that Provo, Utah will be the third city to get the ultra-fast Google Fiber internet service. This follows the recent announcement of the second city to get gigabit internet from Google, Austin. If you don’t already know, Google Fiber will provide download speeds of [...]Read More »
Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, has made an interesting prediction that you might see as an optimistic view of our future — or a downright impossible view that belongs in Crazy Town. Schmidt believes that by 2020, everyone on this earth will be connected to the internet.
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Forget Google Fiber! Japanese internet-provider So-net, which is backed by Son, has just begun offering what might be the best deal on internet plans ever. The Sony-owned company is now providing subscribers with 2Gbps download speeds and 1Gbps upload speeds for a mere $50 a month. I know, it’s sounds [...]Read More »
This comic has an unexpected plot twist that will make you fall over laughing.Read More »
Two days ago a mysterious unannounced Google service called Keep went live for a short period of time before being disappearing again. Many of us took it as a sign that an official reveal was just around the corner and it turns out we were right — Google has officially [...]Read More »
“Facebook is the greatest invention of my time.” — Winston ChurchillRead More »
I’m sure none of you would ever be caught doing these two things. Right?Read More »
So. Many. Distractions.Read More »
Reminds me of my punishment one time I misbehaved as a child — no Internet.Read More »
You don’t want the super fast Internet speeds that services like Google Fiber can provide. Nope. You don’t really need that sort of thing. Only business customers do, for their business applications in their businesses. At least, that’s what Time Warner Cable thinks anyway.
Chief technology officer of Time Warner [...]Read More »
Ever heard of six degrees of separation? It is the idea that everyone in the world is only six degrees (steps) away from each other. Professor Albert-László Barabási of Northeastern University has proposed something similar to the Internet. Except, instead of six, there are nineteen degrees.
According to Barabási, the [...]Read More »
Your internet slow? Check out the FCC’s study of real data speeds vs advertised speeds by broadband ISPs
The Federal Communications Commission has released its latest report on broadband ISPs in the US. The report contains some very interesting data on the the FCC’s analysis of real data speeds being provided to customers compared to the speeds being advertised by their service providers.
The download speed data provided [...]Read More »
The justification behind Google’s browser-based Chrome OS is that out of all the things people do on the computer, most of it is on the Internet. I don’t know about everyone else, but it is true; most (99.999999999%) of my time spent on my computer requires an active Internet connection. [...]Read More »
Cable industry admits that data caps (bandwidth limits) are all about the money, not network congestion
If you didn’t need any more reasons to dislike internet service providers for charging too much for their services, this isn’t going to help very much. Michael Powell, who is the former chairman of the FCC but now president of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, told an audience the [...]Read More »
First off, for you eagle-eyed viewers out there, I’m well aware that the photo is of a Japanese neighborhood — it just seemed to fit. Now that’s out of the way, a new policy in China is now requiring all new residences built near fiber optic connections to be wired [...]Read More »
According to a report out of The NPD Group, there are now more devices in the U.S. that are connected to the internet than there are people.
U.S. homes have 425 million internet-connected devices, while the human population sits at around 315 million. Information was gathered using a survey [...]Read More »
…if you live in Nashville, Tennessee. Comcast, the largest broadband Internet Service Provider in the United States, has been capping the bandwidth of its customers at 250 GB for a while now. Recently, however, Comcast has decided to make a change to how it controls “excessive use of Internet data”. [...]Read More »
Today the Internet rules the world and the happenings all around the world, with its rise being marked by the mid 1990′s. But, further back, during the 1980′s, France had been laughing at the rest of the world thanks to its ‘state of the art’ Minitels.
To put it in [...]Read More »
Around every month or so, some browser analytics service counts up the number of people they saw using each browser and releases measurements of each one’s popularity. At Google I/O this year, Google did the same, counting up the number of “active” Chrome users and comparing them to the users [...]Read More »
Even though Internet Explorer 10 (IE 10) is waiting to be released publicly, a portion of Internet users are still dwelling on the old versions of IE, the most popular being IE 7. Using older versions of IE not only forces security compromises, but also is a pain to website [...]Read More »
What are over 200 Facebook groups and cities across the United States talking about? If you said gigabit Internet from Google, you’re right. Until March 26th, Google is asking cities to send forms telling them things about their community.
Chances are, Google owns your life. They have your mail, your [...]Read More »