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Paul Baran, Internet founding father, passes on

03/28/2011, Paul Baran, one of the founding fathers of the Internet, has passed on to a better place at the ripe old age of 84, not because someone hacked his Facebook account, but rather unfortunately, due to complications from lung cancer. Just to recap, Baran was...

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...

China rejects accusations by Google

03/22/2011, In response to Google’s recent accusation of China blocking Gmail, a spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry stated that Google’s suggestion was “an unacceptable accusation.” For those not in the know, users in China have...

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...

RockMelt Browser now in public beta

03/10/2011, RockMelt, the social network browser has been in private beta since last November, and for the first time, it has been made public for everyone to download. For those of you who haven’t heard of RockMelt, it is basically a web browser that’s...

Free WiFi hotspots outnumber paid WiFi hotspots in the US

03/09/2011, For the first time ever, the amount of free WiFi hotspots in the US outnumber the amount of paid WiFi locations. According to some statistics released by JiWire, an advertising company that specializes in marketing through WiFi networks, the growth of...

Chrome 10 is out of beta

03/08/2011, Google has announced that the speedy Chrome 10 is out of beta and can be downloaded now by all Chrome (and other) users. Looked at it when Google launched the Cr-48 Chrome OS laptop, but back then there were things that needed fixing – it should all...

Libya turns off Internet, fails to learn from history

03/04/2011, They say that history is the best teacher, but we’re rather amazed to know that Libya has failed to heed the lessons of an even that just passed recently – we’re talking about the uprising in Egypt and the deposement of their dictator....

20% of Americans use the internet on their phones while driving

03/03/2011, If driving and talking on the phone or texting wasn’t bad enough, it looks like American drivers have got another danger to worry about – drivers who log on to social networks while driving. According to a survey by US insurance company, State...