Elon Musk’s SpaceX company is launching two test internet satellites aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday, Feb. 17. What makes these satellites different from those currently at geostationary orbit?
Space February 13, 2018
The fight over net neutrality continued to heat up as major Silicon Valley trade group, The Internet Association, said it will sue the FCC. It represents companies like Facebook, Google, and Netflix.
Business Tech January 7, 2018
Google's X plans to bring parts of rural India online via FSOC light beams, starting in 2018. The company already teamed up with a telecom operator in Andhra Pradesh and has big plans for the region.
Google December 17, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission, ahead of its plan to kill net neutrality, is facing mountainous pressure to cancel its vote. Adding to that list is an open letter penned by some of the biggest internet pioneers.
Internet December 12, 2017
Verizon officially announced plans to deploy 5G residential broadband services in the United States by the end of 2018. The rollout will begin in the second half of the year, starting with Sacramento.
Internet November 30, 2017
AT&T acknowledged a nationwide outage that has prevented its subscribers from making and receiving wireless calls. The carrier has suggested a possible solution to the problem, but so has rival T-Mobile.
Internet November 15, 2017
Most Comcast Xfinity internet subscribers in major U.S. cities suffered from outages on Nov. 6, reporting either slow or no connections at all. Comcast confirmed the issue rooted from a configuration error and says it’s now fixed.
Internet November 7, 2017
American teens today are not as interested in sex, alcohol, dating, or driving compared to older generations. Here's what's happening.
Public Health September 19, 2017
An error by Google literally broke the internet for half of Japan, with disruptions lasting for hours after connectivity was restored. The incident shows the fragility of the internet in a world that is increasingly becoming dependent on being online.
Google August 29, 2017
The internet, as we know it, is in trouble. If we lose the fight for net neutrality then we lose the fight for an open and free internet.
Internet July 12, 2017
Many Instagram users have been locked out of the platform, and their accounts seem deleted or disabled both to them and to others. Instagram says it's a bug and it's working to fix it as soon as possible.
Internet July 7, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) champions satellite-based 5G internet and has signed a deal with European space companies to make it happen. Find out the potential gains and challenges with this technology for internet connectivity.
Internet June 23, 2017
The FCC has voted to move forward with chairman Ajit Pai's proposal to weaken the rules regarding net neutrality. Here's how that could affect you and how you can make your voice heard.
Internet May 18, 2017
The Elon Musk-owned SpaceX is determined to launch the first of a network of internet-providing satellites in 2019 and start the technology’s development later in 2017. Know more from company executive Patricia Cooper speaking before the Senate.
Space May 8, 2017
Robert Taylor passed away at the age of 85 due to health problems. He is considered to be a pioneer of modern-day computing and communications.
Internet April 17, 2017
Revenge porn is one of the nastiest plagues of the mobile era, but companies are taking steps to counter it. Facebook just announced new tools to curb the spread of revenge porn, so here's what you need to know.
Internet April 5, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump has officially signed the resolution that repeals the rules protecting the online data of users from internet providers. The controversial bill was met with opposition from online privacy advocates and consumer groups.
Security April 4, 2017
Both Pornhub and YouPorn have beefed up their internet privacy protection with HTTPS encryption. The switch comes at a time of mounting outrage against the recent repeal of internet privacy rules the FCC set last year.
Security April 1, 2017
Comcast intends to expand its reach and could launch a new service called Xfinity Instant TV for its subscribers. Xfinity Instant TV is reportedly targeted at those unwilling to subscribe to Comcast's traditional cable TV plans.
Internet March 28, 2017
In a major breakthrough to bring faster internet, researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology have come up with a wireless network based on infrared rays with speed 100 times faster than any Wi-Fi. It is maintenance-free and does not need power at all.
Internet March 24, 2017
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk intends to bring internet to space, allowing a possible form of communication between Mars and Earth. Musk has reportedly had several secret meetings with FCC to take forward his latest project.
Space March 18, 2017
The inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, has outlined three primary trends that threaten his original vision of an open web. He has also suggested ways in which to combat them.
Internet March 12, 2017
BBC reported some sexualized child images to Facebook and set up an interview regarding the social network's content moderation practices. In an unexpected twist, Facebook reported BBC to authorities and canceled the interview.
Internet March 7, 2017
Verizon is now offering a month-to-month plan for its Fios services that features no annual contract an no deposit, with an Internet and TV bundle for about $100.
Internet March 7, 2017
Amazon Web Services recently suffered a four-hour outage that took down thousands of websites in the United States. According to Amazon, the incident was caused by human error, in the form of an incorrectly entered command.
Internet March 3, 2017
CloudPets join the ranks of toys targetted by hackers. Multiple toy hacking incidents add children's toys to the list of hacker-vulnerable devices along with medical devices and smart home appliances.
Security March 3, 2017
The Amazon Web Services suffered a lengthy outage on Tuesday, Feb. 28, causing major disruption for a slew of sites and online services. The outage affected the operations of numerous companies that rely on Amazon's cloud services, but everything's back to normal now.
Internet March 1, 2017
The FCC plans to halt the implementation of a data security rule that compels ISPs to protect consumer data. Ajit Pai, current FCC chairman, plants to prevent the data security obligations from taking effect on March 2.
Internet February 24, 2017
Recent research says our genes have something to do with how much we spend time on the internet, whether on social media platforms, chat forums, or gaming sites.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017
Mozilla is launching a prototype of an open source initiative that aims to track the health of the Internet. The project aims to focus on five aspects of the Internet: open innovation, online privacy, digital inclusion, privacy, and web literacy.
Internet January 22, 2017
Here are some likely highlights for space travel and exploration this year according to NBC News, including Earth science probes, new SpaceX launches, and space-based internet.
Space January 3, 2017
Canada declared the internet as a basic need alongside utilities such as electricity and water. The country's government has also unveiled a plan to bring a high-speed internet connection of up to 50 Mbps to all its citizens by 2021.
Internet December 23, 2016
Before you can scold your kids from spending too much time online, a new study suggests you may have to check your habits first. Researchers found most parents spend around nine hours a day glued to their phone or TV screens.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 7, 2016
The Internet Archive has announced plans to back up its data in Canada, fearing an unpredictable America under Donald Trump. With this move, the U.S. nonprofit wants to make sure its data remains safe, private and accessible regardless of Trump's reign.
Internet November 30, 2016
A wave of at least two cyberattacks destabilized the internet and crippled major websites such as Netflix, Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and others. Services have resumed, but these massive DDoS attacks on DNS servers are just the beginning.
Security October 21, 2016
The web provider Dyn announced that it suffered from a DDoS cyber attack on Friday morning, which caused many sites like Netflix, Twitter and Reddit to be down on the East Coast.
Security October 21, 2016
Google and its newly announced Nomulus domain registry platform will now make it easier for companies and individuals to use creative and catchy top-level domains like .google or .rsvp.
Internet October 19, 2016
Netizens and media observers on Twitter and Facebook have trended with expressions of support for Julian Assange. The transparency activist was denied access to the internet by Ecuador soon after his publication of emails exposing the tactics of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Viral October 18, 2016
Sprint has announced a new initiative called the 1Million Project, which aims to deliver free mobile devices and high-speed internet connectivity to one million underprivileged high school students in the United States.
Business Tech October 11, 2016
Google announced its plans to provide remote areas with free internet, and it's relying on its Project Loon to accomplish that. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, recently urged UN nations to agree letting Loon balloons over their airspace.
Internet October 3, 2016
The United States government is set to hand over the 'address book' of the internet to non-profit organization ICANN. Republican lawmakers are looking to block the transition, warning of possible doomsday scenarios that could happen.
Internet September 30, 2016
GitHub got wind of all the websites that are available to North Korean internet users, and they are unsurprisingly few. The secrecy curtain got pulled up because of a human error in handling the nation’s DNS.
Internet September 21, 2016
Adopting a healthy lifestyle takes work. According to researchers, however, people are likelier to adopt positive lifestyle changes when they have help from internet- and mobile-based programs.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 1, 2016
MIT researchers propose that MegaMIMO, a smart router system, can solve Wi-Fi problems in congested and overcrowded networks. It may also be a possible solution to the United States' Spectrum Crunch dilemma.
Computers August 24, 2016
Tuesday, Aug. 23 is Internaut Day, a celebration of the first time the World Wide Web was made available to users. This year is the 25th birthday of the WWW, which is the brainchild of British researcher Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
Internet August 23, 2016