- Latest Stats Say We’re Building a Fatter, Slower Web
The web is getting fatter, as much as 25 percent fatter in the last year alone.
That’s right, based on the top 1,000 most visited sites on the web, the average page download size has jumped 25 percent since this time last year — 626 kB per page to 784 kB. That’s a hefty weight gain in just a year and of course usually the larger the page, the slower the page.—Webmonkey
- How the wireless spectrum crunch is squeezing carriers and hurting consumers
The cutthroat world of the wireless industry is changing fast, and it’s the spectrum crunch that’s driving it. Verizon is in the lead with a LTE standard that works well, but AT&T is coming on strong. Although, if the T-Mobile merger doesn’t work out, AT&T won’t have the bands to really compete. Sprint might have a future when iDEN’s 800MHz frequencies are freed up, but right now it’s all about starting over on 2500MHz with LTE.—ExtremeTech
- Easier Is Better Than Better
Smashing Magazine reviews a book, The Paradox of Choice, that comes to the conclusion, “People choose not on the basis of what’s most important, but on what’s easiest to evaluate.” I can’t say that I am surprised.
- Giving a PC as a gift – How to set it up for someone who doesn’t know how
ZDNet columnist Adrian Kingsley-Hughes gives tips for helping someone set up a new PC.
- MIT touts optical computing breakthrough
MIT researchers have published research regarding a breakthrough that could speed the way to zippy new computers that rely on photonic chips that use light beams rather than electrons to work.—ITWorld
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