A team of EU-funded scientists are harnessing the power of next generation lasers to create a light speed internet and remove any server over-capacity issues.Read More
The Dark Web is a well-known hacker haven and an online market for compromised personal data. But how much is your online information really worth to online fraudsters?Read More
On this episode of Learn Something, it's a geek week and I'm covering a whole bunch of nerdy questions you've never thought about..Read More
Recent research shows that all social media users can be placed into one of four categories – the Geek, the Lurker, the Victim or the Internet Celebrity. Which one are you?Read More
After what seemed like 25 years, January is finally over. So in this week's episode of Learn Something, we're kicking off February with a bunch of weirdly random facts - including the Cookie Monster's real name...Read More
America has been up in arms about a vote to repeal Net Neutrality - coming up on December 14th. But should the UK be worried about it? Should we care?Read More
It’s rare that a gadget makes you smile - like, really smile with a simple intention of bringing joy to one’s life. Parihug, an internet-connected teddy bear that let’s you hug a loved one from across the globe, is one of those rare times.Read More
As per the Autumn Statement, UK Government is set to invest billions into 5G, connecting more homes to fibre broadband and developing the infrastructure needed for driverless cars. But is all of this a smokescreen for the unprecedented surveillance powers they are about to get?Read More
YouTube Gaming channels are rapidly becoming a major part of online entertainment. Whether it be Let’s Players, Review and Analysis, News Channels, or any number of variations, more and more people are making their living either playing or discussing games – and attracting legions of fans while they do so. However, one thing this rapidly-growing medium has so far lacked is a concrete set of laws and legislation behind it, and that might be set to change, thanks to an incident in Essex.Read More
The UN has condemned countries that intentionally restrict citizens’ internet access by passing a non-binding resolution - reaffirming their stance that “the same rights people have offline must also be protected online.”Read More
Have you come from the future? If you want your secret to be preserved, be sure to not Tweet about it. Physicists from Michigan Technological University have started searching for signs of time travellers on Facebook and Twitter.Read More
Google has unveiled the latest project to come out of the Google X labs, named "Project Loon." It involves sending giant balloons up to beam down internet access to remote areas of the planet. They will provide a more cost effective solution for wireless coverage in regions, that would otherwise be difficult due to location.
Research by the Office for National Statistics shows more than seven million adults in the UK have never used the internet.
Currently 43.5 million adults are now online, which is one million more than this same time last year. However, 7.1 million remain offline, with the elderly and disabled least likely to be connected.
The British Library plans to record every single British web page on the internet. Over 4.8 million websites will be committed to paper and ink in order to preserve the nation's "digital memory" for future historians.
The internet is vast. It is a constantly changing landscape of GIFs and cats, which will make our future generations severely question our levels of productivity (blame Reddit). But what exactly happens in a single day on the web? How much content is created and shared in this enormous virtual space? The team at internetserviceproviders.org investigated and produced this rather nifty infographic about it.
These are fast-paced times we live in, and sometimes fishing your smartphone out of your pocket to check out the latest facebook status takes too darn long. But worry not! We're only a few steps away from brain-to-brain interfacing, as evidenced by two enterprising rats.
Responsive web design is one thing; but a font that changes size according to your distance away from the screen? An experiment by web designer Marko Dugonjić takes the concept of responsive typography to a new level, using face detection to adjust font size by your proximity to the display.
Social networks, games, and internet hyperconnectivity is changing notions of identity in the UK, according to a report from the British government's chief scientist.Read More
It's something that we now take for granted in our daily lives, but how often do we spare a thought for the energy poured into data centers minute-by-minute to keep our World Wide Web alive and kicking? With some 2.4 billion users generating the equivalent of around seven million DVD's worth of content every single hour – and the amount of data estimated to quadruple by 2016 - it's a question that nevertheless ought to be pondered. So exactly how power-hungry is the Internet? Allow Wireless Satellite Internet to demonstrate...