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Galaxy Trucker on Android, Geometry Wars 3 on iOS and more.
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It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally going to run out of internet. Back in 2011, we warned that this web reckoning was upon us, and now we have a more substantial timeframe. According to The Wall Street Journal, we’ll be fresh out of IP addresses in the next few months.
In a lot of ways, China’s internet isn’t the sort of internet you want to be using. It’s ridiculously censored, for example. But in other ways, it’s way better than the stuff we have over here. According to a recent report from the New England Complex Systems Institute, China’s ‘net infrastructure is head and shoulders above what we’ve got here in the west.
The new internet — or at least, the new IP protocol that allows the internet to work — rolled out earlier this month. Shiny and new, it’s the future of our online lives. But US law enforcement agencies are worried that it could be abused in intriguing new ways by online criminals.
A brief release this afternoon from Telstra notes that it’s now deploying IPv6 addresses. Hurrah! We don’t have to run out of addresses any more! Except that… hmm… it’s only for enterprise, government and wholesale customers for now. It could mean big things if your internet service comes through a Telstra reseller, though.[Telstra]
In preparation for World IPv6 Day, Google’s set up a simple test page to allow users to check whether or not their current browsers, systems and networks are set up to handle the impending changeover.