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WebKit browsers catching up to Firefox (updated)

06/03/2011,   While Firefox is having trouble surpassing Internet Explorer’s market share in the browser wars, it looks like it has another competitor right at its heels – browsers that run the WebKit web page renderer, in the form of Google Chrome and...

Decaptcha defeats CAPTCHAs

05/23/2011, One of the most annoying technologies ever created by the internet – the CAPTCHA has finally been defeated by an automated solution. Some scientists have come up with a program that is capable of overcoming the verification method used by online...

Cyber criminals exploit Osama’s death

05/04/2011, While we’ve all been told that Osama has finally been found and killed, a lot of people are unsatisfied with just words and want more proof of his demise. Cyber criminals recognize this and have decided to take exploit this fact and not a day too...

Movie studio uses BitTorrent to officially distribute film

05/02/2011, If there’s one thing beneficial about the pirate community, it’s the speed of which things can be spread with their services. So when it came to pushing out and promoting a new, relatively unknown movie, a movie production studio called Iron...

The World’s Biggest Pac-Man game needs your help

04/14/2011, If you have loads of time on your hands (i.e. you’re done with this week’s work quota in the office), you have access to Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and you love Pac-Man, you’ll be delighted to know that you can help to create The...

23% of American students say they’re addicted to the internet

04/07/2011, The internet – a curse or a blessing? The worldwide communication service has allowed billions of us to stay updated with all the latest news and events happening all over the world and easily keep in touch with people we care about and on the other...

Mozilla announces that add-ons slow down Firefox

04/04/2011, If you’re a Mozilla Firefox user, chances are, you’re unhappy with the program’s start up speed. If you fall under that category, it’s probably because of the add-ons you have. On the official Mozilla blog, it is mentioned that...

Kansas to receive ultra high-speed broadband from Google

03/30/2011, “There’s no place like home.” Especially if you’re living in Kansas City, those words will ring truer than for anybody else when Google implements its ultra high-speed broadband next year. Google has officially announced that they...

Netflix apologizes for downtime

03/24/2011, A few days ago, Netflix’s video streaming went down for a few hours, and while it wasn’t explained what caused the problem (technical issues was the vague response), the service was up and running again at night. However it seems that Netflix...

Firefox 4 surpasses Internet Explorer 9 browser share in one day

03/23/2011, Internet Explorer 9 was released a couple of weeks ago, and Firefox 4 was just released yesterday. But according to StatCounter, the free website analytics company, Firefox 4 has already taken up 1.95% of the world’s browser share, while IE 9 only...

Opera Mobile 11 and Mini 6 released

03/23/2011, Folks who use Opera for their web browsing needs on mobile devices will be pleased to know that Opera has recently released new versions of their Mobile and Mini browsers. Opera Mobile 11 gets an update which brings the much requested pinch to zoom...

Google says China is blocking Gmail

03/21/2011, If you live in China and have problems accessing Google’s services like Gmail, it isn’t a problem on Google’s side – it’s China. According to Google, they discovered no technical issues on their side after extensive checking out...

Opera Barracuda beta released

03/17/2011, We previously mentioned about Opera showing off the next version of its browser at SXSW, well it looks like they did more than that. Opera has officially released the beta version of their latest browser, Opera 11.10 – codenamed Barracuda, to the...

WiFi hotspot function coming to BlackBerry OS 6.1

03/11/2011, According to reports online, one of the most-requested features of the BlackBerry OS, mobile hotspot tethering will become a native feature in the next version of the BlackBerry OS. Some leaked slides of the upcoming update to BlackBerry OS have surfaced...