12/23/2011, Last month, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was proposed in an attempt to curb and stop online piracy – in theory. In reality, it is a highly controversial law that if passed, would allow anyone to sue and shut down a website just because some content deemed illegal by the plaintiff was uploaded by users. While the intention behind the law seems to go in the right direction, it could easily be […]
12/05/2011, It looks like Mozilla is about to take web gaming to a whole new level. The company has recently announced the introduction of the Gamepad API (application programming interface) which will let game developers enable gamepad access from within Firefox. At the moment, gamepads have only been available to consoles and desktop computer games, but with the Gamepad API, developers can now create web games that support the use of […]
11/18/2011, Yesterday, we’ve posted a 5mn introduction to Stop Online Piracy Act (aka SOPA) proposed law, that is being debated right now. If signed into law, SOPA could let anyone sue -and shutdown- a site like YouTube because one user uploaded some illegal content. Today’s alternative is that YouTube is given a short amount of time to remove the content. Obviously, neither solution is ideal and perfect, but the current situation […]
11/07/2011, Most of us with a decent Internet connection these days might have gotten far too comfortable in our respective comfort zones – that an outage, even a short one, might actually irk us to no end. Well, I guess the same applies to a bunch of Time Warner Cable’s Internet customers around the country earlier this morning when a brief outage happened. According to Time Warner Cable, “We appear to […]
10/26/2011, Travelers on the go probably have multiple device that could use a wireless internet connection, such as tablets, smartphones and laptops. Unfortunately sometimes not all hotels or locations provide free WiFi, sometimes providing users with a single LAN cable to connect their laptop, leaving smartphones and tablets out of the picture. If you’re such a traveler and you require all your devices to be connected, ZyXEL has announced their MWR102 […]
10/17/2011, Apart from Apple’s brand new iPhone 4S featuring an A5 dual-core processor, one of the features boasted by Apple regarding the iPhone 4S is its supposed longer lasting battery, which we guess can help seal the deal for some who may be worried about battery life on their smartphones. Unfortunately based on tests conducted by iLounge during their review of the phone, revealed that the supposed longer lasting battery only […]
10/13/2011, We do know that you can access the Internet via Wi-Fi while you’re on your way halfway across the world in a comfortable plane seat (assuming you’re on Business Class, of course), but how many of you wished that you need not subject yourself to the in-flight entertainment system but settle for live TV instead? Gulf Air fulfills that need, where they have just rolled out the first aircraft in […]
09/29/2011, Amazon’s Silk browser that made its debut yesterday at the announcement of the Fire tablet surprised a lot of people (despite the fact that Opera has been doing it for some time already). But just in case you weren’t up to speed about Amazon’s Silk browser, whenever you use it to visit a website, it gets sent to Amazon’s server, processed, and compressed before it gets delivered to you, thus […]
09/22/2011, If you thought your internet connection was fast, wait til you compare it with the rest of the world to see where you stand. The folks over at Pando Networks, a digital game delivery company, recently performed a study about the speed and reliability of internet connections around the globe to see which country is on top when it comes to downloading games. Out of the 224 countries that were […]
09/06/2011, Nokia seems to be reaching out to their customers through the internet these days. We recently reported that Nokia was getting customer feedback on what they should name their next Windows Phone 7 handset, and now it looks like Nokia is offering up $10,000 to whoever can come up with their next signature ringtone.
08/18/2011, What’s tougher than a cookie? A supercookie of course! Don’t be surprised if you’ve never heard the term before – even though it’s something most of us encounter on a daily basis, it’s just that we don’t know it. The Wall Street Journal has recently reported that a large number of web services such as Hulu and MSN have been discovered to be using supercookies.
08/05/2011, One of Google’s Chrome OS strongest selling points was the fact that it had much better built-in security than other operating systems. The OS split up between different hard drive partitions: one swap partition, one encrypted user partition and one read-only operating system root partition to make life difficult for any attackers to take advantage of. Well it looks like those walls have crumbled. Some security researchers at the recent […]