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Searching for bias on web now legal
Published in News
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 11:27

Searching for bias on web now legal


Trump’s Attorney General routed

Searching for bias in websites or in social notworking groups should not get you arrested for hacking in the US, a federal court has ruled.

Internet streaming and usage soars
Published in News
Thursday, 26 March 2020 11:22

Internet streaming and usage soars


Oddly not as much as we expected

The first internet streaming and usage figures are coming in as the coronavirus pandemic places a quarter of the world’s population under lockdown.

Internet high-fibre diet increasing
Published in Network
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 10:58

Internet high-fibre diet increasing


More countries cross 50 percent mark

Nine OECD countries now have high-speed fibre making up half or more of their fixed Internet connections, according to an update to the OECD’s broadband portal.

Intel trying to flog home internet division
Published in News
Thursday, 20 February 2020 10:27

Intel trying to flog home internet division


Of course, you don't get wafers with it, it's an albatross

Intel is in talks to sell a unit that makes chips for home internet access gear to MaxLinear.

Iran turns off internet
Published in News
Monday, 18 November 2019 10:10

Iran turns off internet


Worried about fuel protests

Iran has reportedly shut down nearly all internet access in the country in retaliation to escalating protests that were originally ignited by a rise in fuel prices, according to readings taken by NetBlocks, a non-governmental organization that monitors cybersecurity and internet governance around the world.

Keeping 8chan off the net
Published in News
Monday, 21 October 2019 11:02

Keeping 8chan off the net


Former owner campaigns against it

8chan's current owner is still having trouble getting the site back online -- and that's due at least partly to lobbying against 8chan by the site's founder.

Microsoft wants to connect 40 million people to the net
Published in News


These are not those who can’t connect after the last update

Software King of the world Microsoft's 2017 Airband Initiative wants to connect 40 million people around the globe to the internet by 2022.

Nvidia driver 431.60 can fail installation
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 14:06

Nvidia driver 431.60 can fail installation


Disconnect the internet to make it work

Finally finding the time to update a PC is not easy but finally, a Core i9 9900K found its way into the Asus ROG Maximus XI Extreme motherboard. Installation went well until Geforce 2080 Ti installation using the official driver from website kept failing to install the control panel. Here is how to fix it.

Internet screen time is depressing teens
Published in News
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 11:53

Internet screen time is depressing teens


Better to have them playing computer games

Screen time -- and social media in particular -- is linked to an increase in depressive symptoms in teenagers, according to a new study by researchers at Montreal's Sainte-Justine Hospital.

France approves internet giant tax
Published in News
Monday, 08 July 2019 11:45

France approves internet giant tax


Nasty roast beef eating Americans we strike you roughly with a baguette

France’s lower house of parliament approved Thursday a small, pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook -- and the French government hopes other countries will follow suit.