Health Kicks Actually Seem to Reverse Cell Ageing

Health kicks might help you feel better about yourself, but new research suggests that they could actually be reversing ageing at the cellular level, too. » 9/17/13 8:31am 9/17/13 8:31am

Why Your Internet Connection Just Had a Freakout (And How to Fix It)

There's a chance your internet connection just fritzed out for 20 minutes or so and didn't let you load any webpages. If you were paying attention, though, you'd have seen that other services, like your chatrooms or a Twitter client, kept working just fine—you just couldn't send any data out. That's because there was… » 8/15/13 2:51pm 8/15/13 2:51pm

How China's Web Censorship Is Driving Traffic to a Miami Pet Spa Website

China's well-known for its long and illustrious history of censoring the web. But rather than just blocking sites, it's now employing some rather strange techniques—which means the online home of a small pet spa in Miami is receiving an insane number of hits every day. » 11/29/12 6:40am 11/29/12 6:40am

Your Internet Might Shut Off Tomorrow Because of a Virus—Here's How to…

Tonight at 12:01 AM EDT Monday July 9th, the Internet is going to become inaccessible for nearly half a million people around the world because of malware called DNS Changer. If your computer is infected with DNS Changer, it won't be able to get on the Internet anymore. Here's how to get rid of it and make sure the… » 7/08/12 3:00pm 7/08/12 3:00pm

The Feds Will Shut off Your Internet If You Don't Clean Your Computer…

When the FBI and Estonian authorities finally crushed the DNSChanger Trojan network in January, they set up a temporary DNS exchange to maintain connectivity for the millions of infected users until they could wipe the bug from their systems. » 4/23/12 8:00pm 4/23/12 8:00pm

The Government Says It Can Seize Any .Com Domain

For months, the US Government has issued court orders in order to seize and shutdown sites—even when the domain names are registered abroad. Now it has made its position on domains perfectly clear: If it ends in .com, .net, .cc, .tv and .name, we can seize it. » 3/06/12 5:20pm 3/06/12 5:20pm

Why I'll Never Trust a Human With My Data Again (Updated)

On Valentine's Day, I may have an unexpected present: My websites might all go dark, and a decade's worth of data may vanish. My host's domain registration is set to expire tomorrow, and the man behind it has disappeared. (Update: He's back! See below.) » 2/13/12 2:00pm 2/13/12 2:00pm

SOPA Legislation Gets Slightly Less Terrible

Score one for the Internet. One of SOPA's most controversial provisions—DNS blocking—will be removed, for now at least, according to one of the act's staunchest supporters, Representative Lamar Smith. » 1/14/12 12:08am 1/14/12 12:08am

Crossbow Vengeance, Tablet Attempts, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case. » 8/31/11 8:00pm 8/31/11 8:00pm

BitTorrent-Based Domains Could Make Sites Invincible Against Government…

In response to the recent flurry of aggressive takedowns against P2P and piracy-related websites, a group of programmers is working on a new, decentralized system that would make domains untouchable. The Dot-P2P project is partially powered, appropriately enough, by BitTorrent. » 11/30/10 1:23pm 11/30/10 1:23pm

Seven People Have Been Entrusted With The Keys To The Internet

These smart cards are the actual keys to the Internet. There are seven of them and they hold the power to restarting the world wide web "in the event of a catastrophic event." » 7/27/10 6:20pm 7/27/10 6:20pm

Google Continues Eating the Internet With Google Public DNS

It feels like Google is slowly becoming the internet. First, with their twice-as-fast HTTP replacement, SPDY, and now with Google Public DNS, which promises faster DNS lookups (and tons of data and cash for Google). Google DNS's IP addresses? 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. » 12/03/09 1:21pm 12/03/09 1:21pm

Internationalized, Non-Latin Domain Names Officially Approved

We didn't doubt that they would, but the ICANN has officially approved non-Latin character domain names. The pleasant surprise is that the system and guidelines for these internationalized domain names (IDNs) look pretty solid, even if hiccups are expected. » 10/30/09 6:53pm 10/30/09 6:53pm

Internet Finally Getting Non-Latin Domain Names

The ICANN, the folks who set some guidelines that make the Internet go 'round, are in the final stages of passing a proposal to introduce non-Latin characters to web addresses. Finally, there'll be some non-porn-based multiculturalism on the Internet. » 10/26/09 7:10pm 10/26/09 7:10pm

How To Quick Tip: Give Your Home Network Some Free, Permanent Real…

Bigup to everyone who recommended the venerable DynDNS free service last weekend for making it even easier to connect to your home computer from anywhere. Here's how to do it. » 4/06/09 7:30pm 4/06/09 7:30pm