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Internet Ready Coffin: LOL In Peace

Internet Ready Coffin: LOL In Peace
Many people believe in life after death, which explains why they often bury their loved ones with important objects that meant something to them in life. What could be more important than the internet? New Zealand based fiber internet provider MyRepublic has designed a coffin that will deliver the internet…

Comcast Starts Gigabit Internet Trials in Chicago

Comcast Starts Gigabit Internet Trials in Chicago
If you’re like me, you can never have enough internet speed. With more and more content being streamed digitally, and video resolutions  like 4K, faster is always better. Now, it looks like Comcast is working on bringing gigabit speeds to customers. What makes this feat especially impressive is that they’re…
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Internet Addiction Token: I Can Stop Surfing Any Time

Internet Addiction Token: I Can Stop Surfing Any Time
Is internet addiction a real thing? Some people would say so. And there are a certain a lot of people who spend a ton of time online these days. Like 24 hours a day when they can. So naturally some people could benefit from staying away from the internet for…

Review: NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Wireless Router

Review: NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Wireless Router
As a tech guy, I’ve been through a number of different wireless routers over the years. Between ever-improving speed and range, as well as the occasional hardware failure, my closet is a veritable graveyard of routers gone by. For the last couple of years, I’ve been using an ASUS RT-AC66R…

BitTorrent Project Maelstrom Browser: Peer-to-Peer Web Hosting

BitTorrent Project Maelstrom Browser: Peer-to-Peer Web Hosting
As part of its efforts to leverage its peer-to-peer protocol in more legitimate and profitable ways, BitTorrent is developing a web browser that will be more secure, stable and open. Currently under the name Project Maelstrom, the web browser works like a torrent client, turning web surfers into web servers.…

Norse IPViking Online Map Shows Cyber Attacks in Real Time: WarGames 3

Norse IPViking Online Map Shows Cyber Attacks in Real Time: WarGames 3
Solid Snake and Fallout are wrong. War does change. At this very moment, hackers and their legion of enslaved computers are waging an invisible war online. Perhaps they’re trying to steal information or shut down certain websites. Online security company Norse makes this cutting edge battle less abstract with its…

Keewifi Router Authenticates Nearby Devices without the Need for Passwords: Hold and Surf

Keewifi Router Authenticates Nearby Devices without the Need for Passwords: Hold and Surf
The Keewifi is a router that lets you have a convoluted Wi-Fi password yet allow people to log on without typing a single thing. That’s because it can automatically authenticate devices that are held close to it. But don’t worry – devices are not required to make a pilgrimage to…

AT&T and Verizon Says 10Mbps Is “Too Fast” For a Broadband Standard

AT&T and Verizon Says 10Mbps Is “Too Fast” For a Broadband Standard
Right now, “broadband” is defined as 4Mbps or higher. These days, 4Mbps is also known by such names as “slower than using a pigeon,” “glacial,” and “a great excuse for why you suck at any given FPS.” The FCC is considering changing the broadband standard to 10Mbps, which is only…

Pressure Gauge Modded to Measure Internet Usage: Steamtest

Pressure Gauge Modded to Measure Internet Usage: Steamtest
Network operations supervisor Ed Konowal spends a lot of time looking at graphs and other data on his monitors. To switch things up, Ed wanted to connect his job with something tangible, so he made a bandwidth gauge out of a 20th century steam pressure gauge. Ed wrote a Python…

Kudoso Rewards Kids’ Good Behavior with Internet Time

Kudoso Rewards Kids’ Good Behavior with Internet Time
Can’t get your kids to do their chores or clean their rooms? Just strip them of their Internet access, and they’ll most likely be ready to do whatever it is you’ve been trying to get them to do in a jiffy.…

bt.tn Is the Easy Button for the Internet

bt.tn Is the Easy Button for the Internet
Big red buttons are cool. You can’t help but press one when you see it. They are the simplest interface ever. A red button can shoot a Space Invader or launch a nuke. I prefer the former. As red buttons go, bt.tn is very impressive.…

Iridium GO! Mi-Fi Gives You Internet, Anywhere in the World

Iridium GO! Mi-Fi Gives You Internet, Anywhere in the World
Most mobile internet plans have limitations, one of these being coverage. Sure, most developed places are covered by mobile signals, but if you travel frequently to areas with no cell towers, then you might have a problem getting a good signal (or any signal, for that matter.) Cue the Iridium…

Map of the Internet 1.0: Web Browser

Map of the Internet 1.0: Web Browser
Even if you’re not an XKCD fan, I’m sure some of you have seen Randall Munroe’s irreverent Map of Online Communities. Martin Vargic – who makes maps in his pastime – was inspired by that webcomic strip and decided to make his own map of the Internet.…

Robots Get Their Own Network Called RoboEarth (SkyNet Goes Online)

Robots Get Their Own Network Called RoboEarth (SkyNet Goes Online)
Robots that are made to perform certain tasks require a lot of processing power and lots of programming. If you bring in another similar robot, you have to complete that programming again. That may change in the future with a group of researchers testing out something akin to a robot…

Router Sweet Router

Router Sweet Router
In the future, when you and your grandkids are gathered over a hologram of a fireplace and they ask you where you think your home is, dust off your ancient tablet and show them Isaac Moore’s profound cross-stitch.…

Mummify Lets You Store Permanent Copies of Web Pages

Mummify Lets You Store Permanent Copies of Web Pages
Sometimes, bookmarking a website just isn’t enough. A permanent copy is different from a physical copy, so printing the page just isn’t the same as actually saving it. Of course, you could also choose to save the entire page with all the elements on your computer, but if you plan…
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