Internet topics

Is your ISP giving you the Internet speed you paid for?

How fast is your connection to the Internet? Ever wonder if your Internet service provider is actually giving you the speed that they claim in their advertising? According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the majority of Internet users are getting slower speeds than their providers advertise. Some of the Journal’s findings are […]

Monday links

How to get the most from Li-Ion batteriesAt ZDNet, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes gives advice on how to take care of all those batteries we use Help Your Inquisitive Child Learn About The Science Of Everyday StuffA selection of websites from MakeUseOf that help children learn how things work Platform Wars Just StartingBlackBerry is just an early […]

How to check if a website is vulnerable to Heartbleed

Worried about the new security problem called “Heartbleed”? Here is a way to check if a site is vulnerable. Go to http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/

Future of the Internet of things

Source: Daily Infographic

Quote of the week

Anything you put on the internet is gonna get stolen. It’s preferable if it gets shared or linked to but often it gets copied and copied again.—Scott Hanselman at his well-known blog

Monday links

What you need to know about 3D printers for today and tomorrowBeyond the hype, there are real uses for this technology, but also some key barriers yet to be addressed—Galen Gruman at InfoWorld The Web at 25 in the U.S.Report about Internet usage in the US from the Pew Research Internet Project FTC: Identity theft […]

Tuesday links

Online “experts” are full of hot airDick Pountain examines the negativity in online comments Why you should be scared of Comcast and Time Warner Cable mergingAt The Verge, Bryan Bishop explains why he thinks the merger of the two largest cable companies would be bad for consumers. Ok GoogleThere can be little doubt that, just […]