What happens on the internet in 11 minutes?

Posted on November 7, 2017

Last Thursday, for a small snippet just before midnight in the UK, U.S. President Donald Trump disappeared from Twitter.

A whole 11 minutes passed where there was no such thing as @realDonaldTrump. Nobody was even able to see the billionaire turned world leader’s tweets about terrorism, fake news, tax dealings or whatever else took his fancy, let alone (more…)

Posted by John Murray

How did our favourite websites get their names?

Posted on October 18, 2017

For many of us, a day doesn’t go by where we don’t visit one of our beloved search engines or social media sites, and their names have therefore become second nature to us, but it wasn’t always that way.

Until not long ago, I had (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Three new internet-related words for Dictionary Day

Posted on October 16, 2017

There’s a theme day for just about anything these days and, on this autumnal Monday afternoon, what better thing to do than immerse yourself in words – in strict alphabetical order?

Today is Dictionary Day, and if something as niche as brandied fruit deserves its own day, then why not the book that provides all the words other books use?

The reason it falls on October 16th is because (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Are rural areas being let down by poor internet connections?

Posted on October 10, 2017

For a country with the word ‘united’ in its name, the UK is not always the most equal of nations.

There can be a big difference in how something works from one city to the next, and whether it’s Londoners unhappy at their high cost of living, Scots and Welshmen disillusioned by what they perceive as apathy from Westminster, Northerners frustrated by (more…)

Posted by John Murray

How do visually impaired people use the internet?

Posted on October 3, 2017

Last week, we wrote about examples of the internet being used to stimulate other senses apart from sight and hearing. This led me to further investigate what it’s like to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Can the internet stimulate all five senses?

Posted on September 27, 2017

When we use the internet, we’re only actually making use of two of our five senses of perception. Obviously, sight is one of them, with the screens full of text, images and videos we subject ourselves to, and internet use is often an audible experience too, especially if we’re on music streaming tools like Spotify or iTunes.

However, this still leaves (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Microsoft subsea cable hits latest milestone

Posted on September 25, 2017

Three tech giants have hit the latest target in their subsea cable link project that is said to be 16 million times faster than regular broadband.

Microsoft, Telefonica and Facebook are (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Who are the most dangerous celebrities to Google, and why?

Posted on September 21, 2017

The showbiz-obsessed cyber-geek might take great enjoyment in tapping away at a keyboard to find out what their favourite stars are up to, but a study has shown that there are some big names whose search results pose more of a risk than others.

Security software company McAfee is aware of how cyber criminals try to (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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