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Off the Grid: 4 Types of Americans Who Never Use the Internet

By | Mar 7, 2018 at 12:45 pm

As the internet has grown more and more important to modern life, a backlash has arisen. The “I Quit Facebook” article has been a popular genre of think-piece practically since the social platform existed, but it has picked up momentum in the past few…

Trends

Study: the Dark Web is the Safest Place to Buy Illegal Drugs

By | Mar 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The internet is great. Not only has it allowed for an unprecedented level of connectivity around the world, it’s also ushered in a new age of innovation. On what seems like a daily basis, internet-enabled technologies are changing daily life for everyone from toddlers…

Ecosystems

Everything You Need to Know About the Decentralized Internet

By | Feb 23, 2018 at 12:45 pm

When HBO’s Silicon Valley returns for another season next month, the socially inept Pied Piper team will have pivoted into an entirely new business plan: the creation of a decentralized network that will allow the internet to run off of everyone’s smartphones rather than dedicated servers….

Mobile

5G: How It Works and When You’ll Get It

By | Jan 25, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In the ever-evolving world of technology, nothing is immune to change. WiFi signals are getting stronger, package delivery is soon to reach unprecedented speeds, and even toilets are getting smarter as we speak. Even perceived constants like recharging the battery in your phone or…

Opinion/Analysis

Congratulations America: Ajit Pai and the FCC Think You’re Stupid

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

Today, the FCC will vote on a controversial decision to repeal net neutrality rules set in place by former president Barack Obama in 2015. The rules force internet service providers to treat all data the same, preventing them from throttling internet speeds in favor…

Reports & Rankings

11 States With the Fastest (and Slowest) Internet Speeds, Ranked

By | Nov 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm

There are few things in the world more annoying than slow internet speeds. Whether the Netflix won’t stream, the Facebook won’t load, or the Google Home won’t respond, life comes to a grinding halt when the WiFi isn’t up to snuff. Tragically enough, even…

Healthy Entrepreneur

5 Ways the Internet Has Taken Over Your Life

By | Nov 29, 2017 at 7:15 am

It wasn’t too long ago that the internet was only used in as many as half of all households. That is a foreign concept to today’s modern adult. In fact, over 47 percent of the world’s population have access to the internet and Europe…

Space

WiFi For All: SpaceX to Launch 4,000 High Speed Internet Satellites in 2019

By | Nov 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

What can’t the internet do? From bank transactions to sharing cat videos, the impressive technology has transformed the world in ways unimaginable just a few decades ago. However, while internet access may seem like a given to those of us residing in big cities…

Tips & How To’s

4 Ways to Save on Your Wireless, Cable and Internet Bill

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 7:15 am

Each month you get a wireless, internet and maybe a cable bill, probably gasp, and wonder why you are paying so much for these services. There are a number of studies that have time and now, highlighted the issue of rising costs of internet…

Trends

Is the Future of Artificial Intelligence in Your Television?

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Smart TVs have been all the trend for a few years, and it’s not hard to understand why. You get access to the web, streaming services, social media websites, and more, straight from your set. It’s been surmised that one of the next steps…

Reports & Rankings

India

10 Countries for People That Can’t Live Without Internet

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 9:20 am

In recent decades, the internet has gone from delightfully convenient perk of the tech community to an undeniable necessity for human life. Everything from work communications and bank transactions to personal calendars and family photos are now stored on the web, making the internet…

Dev & Design

Run Lean, And Learn to Build Your Own Website

By | Aug 25, 2017 at 6:30 am

Nothing is for certain except for death, taxes, and daily web browsing. Because internet usage remains such a consistent activity, web and app development is a highly sought after skill, and believe it or not, cultivating a diverse set of coding skills can be…

Ecosystems

Cuba

How the People of Cuba Built Their Own Internet

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

When you think of Cuba, our ornery neighbor just 90 miles south of Key West, a few typical things may immediately come to mind:     Cigars: Old cars: A series of increasingly-bizarre failed assassination attempts: But Cuba, our newest international acquaintance, also happens…

Gear & Gadgets

6 Gadgets Every Startup Needs In Their First Office

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It’s a bit daunting when your startup reaches the milestone of needing its first office, both logistically and financially. However, having built out a few offices in my day, I assure you it will be an unforgettably rewarding experience as well. As long as…

Social Media

NYC

Top 5 Tips for Dealing With Abuse in Your Comments Section

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

In the years since online trolling became a thing, it has never gone away. If anything, it’s a bigger problem than ever: A Pew Research report out last March detailed the opinions of some 1,537 “technology experts, scholars, corporate practitioners and government leaders” who…

Music

NYC

SoundCloud Closed the Funding It Needs to Stay Alive

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

SoundCloud is the latest example of why nothing on the internet will last forever, and plenty of things won’t even last more than a few decades. The audio hosting company laid off forty percent of its staff last month, and has this week raised…

Internet of Things

How Partisan Political Sites Are Profiting Off the Internet’s Trust Problem

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

The internet is a pretty scary place. Between cyber attacks, phishing scams, and the dark web, the information superhighway is not a place to be taken lightly. Trust in online interactions is dwindling, as more and more people are subjected to the dark side…