You see HTTP status codes all over: "404 Not Found" for mistyped URLs, "403 Forbidden" for authorization failures and traffic problems read as "503 Service Unavailable". We may now need a new one for legal restrictions, and what could be more fitting than "451" in honor of Ray Bradbury?
Who among you have been lucky enough to have won the Verizon FiOS lottery? Okay, perhaps the metaphor isn't quite precise since one cannot choose to win the lottery while one can choose FiOS over a local cable monopoly or satellite TV service. But unlike cable or satellite, FiOS isn't available everywhere, only to around 15 to 18 million homes — and mine isn't one of them. That makes those of you who can choose FiOS the aforementioned lucky lottery winners (now you see the accuracy of the metaphor), and the estimated 4.4 million of you who have chosen FiOS for your TV service and 5 million for broadband connectivity smart lottery winners. And not being a FiOS lottery winner makes me angrier than, well, someone who plays the same numbers in the lottery every week — except the week that number actually comes in. And my anger — and perhaps that of all non-FiOS lottery winners — is unlikely to be sated given the recent Verizon/FiOS news.
Australian online electronics retailer Kogan is fed-up with having to spend its resources trying to make its website render properly in Internet Explorer 7. As punishment to those who shop using IE7, it's imposing a special tax that should hopefully get more people off the outdated browser.
If you were dazzled when the Internet brought you the site that turned your words into pirate or pimp speak, you are going to have fully prepare yourself for the awesomeness that is a site that translates your words into images from the result of a Google Images search. The site, called The Image Language, is kind of like reverse charades.
Picture for a second that none of us can read, and we can only publish pictorial content. What would the Internet look like? The most interesting picture on a website would win our click. That's what.
It's been nearly two years since Verizon first started rolling out lightning fast 150Mbps FIOS Internet. Come next month, the Internet will load twice as fast — if you can afford it.
While a lot of folks try to self-diagnose using the Internet (Web MD comes to mind), it turns out that the simple way someone uses the Internet could point toward depression. A recent study finds that depressed persons surf the...
Do you have the need for speed? Wi-Fi speed? Who doesn't? Boy, do we have good news for you! A group of Japanese researchers have just broken the record for wireless data transmission in the terahertz band resulting in data transfers that are 20 times faster than standard Wi-Fi.
Launched by Microsoft Research, Moscow State University and UC Berkeley, ChronoZoom has, oh, just about 14 billion years for you to learn about as you travel through time. You didn't have anything else planned today, did you?
When you mention the Encyclopaedia Britannica to people over 30 they will likely recall memories of pouring through one of its volumes to finish all kinds of grade school projects. The reference books that have been a cornerstone of living rooms and libraries for 244 years announced yesterday it will cease printing and will live on entirely in its online and digital ventures.