Category Archives: Internet

Adobe’s got Photoshop running in Chrome

As reported on The Verge. Here’s how it works By Sean O’Kane Using Photoshop usually requires lugging a typically cumbersome, expensive computer around, and changing that experience has been the dream of many creatives for years. As we found out … Continue reading

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Google’s internet balloons can stay aloft for 100 days thanks to fluffy socks

As reported on Engadget. by Steve Dent While some high profile Google projects (*cough Glass*) have been withering on the vine,Project Loon is a bright spot and even has a carrier partner. Mountain View says it can now autofill the … Continue reading

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The Server Needs To Die To Save The Internet

As reported on TechCrunch. by Natasha Lomas    Do we have the Internet we deserve? There’s an argument to say that yes, we absolutely do. Given web users’ general reluctance to pay for content. We are of course, paying. Just not with … Continue reading

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How to Disappear (almost) Completely: a practical guide

As reported on Engadget. BY DANIEL COOPER Maybe you’ve seen Into the Wild, or (gasp) have actually read it. It’s the true story of an ordinary person who, one day, decided to abandon society, pack some rice and a rifle into a bag and head … Continue reading

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Your survival guide for an internet blackout

As reported on The Verge. By Russell Brandom What do you do when the network goes out? How do you build a network that survives when the rest of the web goes down? It’s a strange question, but one with a … Continue reading

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6 Stunning Photos of the Internet’s Hidden Infrastructure

As reported on Wired. BY LIZ STINSON Arnall gained access to Telefónica, a 65,700-square-meter data center in Alcalá, Spain that handles much of Europe’s cloud computing services. TIMO ARNALL We know the internet as a 2-D screen, but in reality, the web … Continue reading

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Comcast Wants To Put Data Caps On All Customers Within 5 Years

As reported on TechCrunch. by Greg Kumparak About.com CEO Darline Jean Joins Ad Tech Company PulsePoint If you’re a Comcast customer living in one of the many states where they’ve imposed no real limits on bandwidth usage for the last few years… … Continue reading

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It’s time for the FCC to stand up for Americans instead of ruining the internet

As reported on The Verge. By T.C. Sottek Cowardice and capitulation could mess up a vital utility The internet is fucked, and the US government is making it worse. Political cowardice caused the FCC to lose its first battle for net neutrality regulation: … Continue reading

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Your internet is probably slower than advertised

As reported on Engadget. BY TIMOTHY J. SEPPALA When it comes to internet speeds, “you get what you pay for” is pretty far from the truth a majority of the time. The Wall Street Journal used Ookla’s speed-testing data to survey some 800 US cities and … Continue reading

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This onesie turns you into a walking WiFi hotspot

As reported on Engadget. BY JON FINGAS Forget carrying a separate hotspot router to have a local network wherever you go — what if you were the hotspot? Fashion designer Borre Akkersdijk has come very, very close to making that vision a reality with his … Continue reading

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