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Is Wi-Fi Killing Your Plants?

August 31st, 2017 (0)
If you thought it was your lack of a green thumb that was killing your houseplants it turns out that there might be another factor to blame for all the wilting. According to an experiment by high school students ...

Many Consumers Drop Complaints against ISPs

August 31st, 2017 (0)
A new survey in the United Kingdom has revealed that a considerable amount of consumers may abandon or ignore the complaints they have against their internet service providers, leading millions of potential disputes going unanswered. The survey from Ombudsman ...

Vodafone Foundation setting up instant mobile coverage in disaster areas

August 30th, 2017 (0)
The Vodafone Foundation, the philanthropic division of the mobile company, has been initiating programs to establish mobile networks in crisis areas, among these areas hit by natural disasters and war zones. The portable network is capable of working 2 ...

Google removes privacy feature from Android

August 30th, 2017 (0)
Google has disabled a privacy feature in Android that gave users the ability to block the apps they use from collecting personal information about them. This means that anyone using Android 4.4.2 must give access to their personal information ...

Researchers Work to Make Mobile Internet Faster

August 29th, 2017 (12)
A team of researchers have been granted $1.08 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue their studies on how to increase internet speed on mobile devices. Communication services broadcast and receive data via radio frequencies, which has ...

Turkey Prepares to Enact New Internet Censorship Law

August 29th, 2017 (0)
A new bill passed in Turkey on Wednesday night could give the country’s governing powers the right to completely block access to any internet site they choose. Turkey’s official regulatory agency, Telecommunication and Communication (TIB) could soon have the ...

Facebook giving free Wi-Fi in exchange for check-ins

August 28th, 2017 (0)
A new partnership between Facebook and Cisco means that Wi-Fi in the restaurants or shops you visit could become more widely available – after you check-in your location to Facebook, that is. In a bid to attract more merchants ...

Is Windows Performance Monitoring Good or Evil?

August 28th, 2017 (11)
There are many performance counters in every version of Microsoft Windows that is based on the WinNT core (i.e., WinNT 4.0, Win 2000, XP and Vista). These counters continuously monitor system performance and deposit the findings in the Windows ...

Human Activity Accounts for Less Than 40% of Online Traffic

August 27th, 2017 (0)
If you can read this, you are part of the minority of humans generating traffic across the internet. That might be surprising, but when it comes to the great wide world of the internet, human beings are definitely not ...

AT&T working on file-sharing blocker

August 27th, 2017 (0)
Another blow has been dealt to the internet’s filesharing community with AT&T’s latest creation. Its new technology can detect, block and ban file-sharers on a network, according to the patent AT&T just filed. Titled “Methods, devices and computer program ...
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