Does your internet always seem too slow? Chances are, it is: a study by the Wall Street Journal suggests that the majority of ISPs deliver slower speeds than they advertise.
In theory, every actor and actress in the planet could be connected to Kevin Bacon in six steps or less. And in theory, according to Hungarian physicist Albert-László Barabási, every random web page can be accessed from any other random page by clicking just 19 times or less.
According to the New Zealand Herald, Kim Dotcom suspected he was being spied because of a 150 millisecond connection delay while playing his favorite game—Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
If you need the fastest mobile data connection you can get, or are agonising over which carrier to plump for, here's something that might help: PC World has tested 3G and 4G connection speeds at multiple locations across 13 cities. Here are the results.
The intelligent lantern could be termed the Swiss Army Knife of flashlights—although the purists among you will probably complain that you can't file your nails, peel an orange or get a stone out of a horse's hoof with it. As well as a super-bright beam that can be seen a mile away, the nine-inch outdoor gizmo rocks…
What does this Databreaker do? Well, it plugs into your AC outlet and acts as an Ethernet intermediary between your PC and a router or modem. After a few minutes of non-usage, the Databreaker kills your connection so no traffic can go in or out of your PC.