These Poor Naive Canadians Thought The Internet Would Be Polite

Every new communications technology has that honeymoon period where a select group of people embraces it as the key to utopia. And then come the trolls. Even early radio had miscreants who would send out false distress signals. The people least prepared for their trollish ways? Canadians. » 3/12/14 5:28pm 3/12/14 5:28pm

Learn the Complete History of the Web with This Timeline

So how does this whole world wide web thing work? Cables, man. Websites, h tee tee pees and computers. And it's all a pretty new thing, right? Well not quite, the history of the web is a lot longer than you'd expect. John Allsopp of Web Directions created a timeline showing the "key dates, browsers, technologies and… » 9/23/13 8:30pm 9/23/13 8:30pm

CERN's Voltron for Computers Now Supports Android Devices

For the past five years, the mad scientists at CERN have been connecting their computers to colleagues' around the world to pool their processing power. This so-called Worldwide Grid turns a regular old desktop into a supercomputer by just plugging in. Now it will do the same with smartphones and tablets. » 8/14/13 3:33pm 8/14/13 3:33pm

What's the First Thing You Can Remember Doing on the Internet?

There's no denying the global connectivity literally changed the world, and most of are lucky enough to have been alive and conscious when that paradigm shift was rolling out. You might not remember your first real interaction with the digital behemoth, but you have to have a first recollection. What is it? » 5/25/13 4:01pm 5/25/13 4:01pm

This Is How the Web Was Built, According To Google

It might seem impossible to comprehend the web existing before Google but it did! And the company built on search has had a significant impact on how the web looks and works today. During today's I/O keynote, this little video was shown and it's so disgustingly cute for such a nerdy topic that I just had to share it… » 5/15/13 3:40pm 5/15/13 3:40pm

Chinese Interweb Is Number One Target For Malware

Chinese internet users have become the top target for malware, according to a new security report by Microsoft. The company said that about 47 percent of software “exploits” it found, including ones that can record keystrokes and steal passwords, in the first half of 2008 were in Chinese, while only 23 percent were in… » 11/04/08 1:00am 11/04/08 1:00am

Navajo Nation's Internet Borked by FCC and ISP, Reservation Reverting…

Thanks to billing problems and the FCC's intervention, the Navajo Nation will be sans Internet on Monday. An FCC audit uncovered the fact that satellite service provider OnSat Networks had double-billed the tribe in 2007. Since the U.S. government pays for 85 to 90 percent of the cost of Internet service, it cut off… » 4/05/08 8:00pm 4/05/08 8:00pm

Cows, Farmer's Daughters Get $267 Million Broadband Boost

If your Internet surfing gets cut constantly because a cow kicked over a lantern and burned down the barn or worse-because you use DSL, help could be on the way. Denver-based Open Range Communications is hoping to eliminate rural DSL Internet surfing with a substantial $267 million loan it received from the Department… » 3/30/08 12:00pm 3/30/08 12:00pm