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Rural Areas In The US May Soon Get High-Speed Wi-Fi Over Unused TV Bands

If you live out in the less densely inhabited regions of America, chances are very good that high-speed internet in your area is pretty hard — if not impossible — to come by. That could soon change thanks to a team from Rice University who have hacked currently unused, Ultra High Frequency (UHF) TV spectrum into a high-speed, wireless internet pipeline.


The Internet Is On Go-Slow Today To Support Net Neutrality

Websites including Reddit, Pornhub, Twitter and Netflix are all slowing down today in support of net neutrality. In this article, the Electronic Frontier Foundation explains why — and how you can join in.


What's The Best Visualisation Of The Internet You've Ever Seen?

All the cables and servers that make up the internet may be actual, physical things, but the data they send zipping all over the world is a bit harder to put into perspective. Many have tried — quite a few have failed — but every once in a while, creativity and genius combine to form the perfect picture of the internet kingdom.


What Would Happen To The Internet If Mankind Disappeared?

Parts of it would die within a couple of days; if your access to it remained operational, some of it might remain partially usable for a year or two. All large complex systems require constant maintenance by huge staffs of intelligent people, and the internet is no exception. Like you’ve seen in future-dystopian sci-fi movies, infrastructure like this will slowly crumble.


This Is What Internet Traffic Looks Like When You 3D-Print It

This might look like a child’s first attempt at using a potter’s wheel, but you’re actually looking at a solid object that represents the flow of digital data that is internet traffic.


How To Keep Photos Of Your Naked Body Off The Internet

If you’ve been conscious at any point during the past 48 hours, you’ve probably heard about the slew of raunchy celeb selfies making their way around the internet. It didn’t have to be that way; despite all appearances, you can keep your naked body off the internet. Here’s how.


New HTML Is About To Make Your Phone Way Better At Using The Internet

Underneath every picture of a dog in a beekeeping suit and ice-bucket challenge video you see on the internet, there’s a complex framework of code. Soon, that framework will get a tiny tune-up that will make surfing the web on your phone faster than it’s ever been.


A Map Of Every Device In The World That's Connected To The Internet

Where is the internet? This map might explain it better than any statistics could ever hope to: The red hot spots show where the most devices that can access the internet are located.


Microsoft's First Website From 1994 Looks Delightfully Ancient Today

In 1994, there were just a few thousand websites on the internet. HTML was still new, and the concept of web publishing was still embryonic. It was the year that Microsoft launched its own website — and to celebrate its 20th anniversary on the web, the company dug that old website up and put it back online.


This Is Why Facebook Bought WhatsApp For $US16 Billion

Briefly: WhatsApp’s throughput of shared photographs is astronomical and rising at an insane rate. (See also, the purchase of Instagram and the crazy offer for Snapchat.) [KPCB]


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