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  • Google Fiber’s latest innovation is a landline

    Google Fiber’s latest innovation is a landline

    Google Fiber may be the holy grail of Internet service for many, but many people still rely on landlines for everyday communication purposes or emergency use. In order to allow its subscribers to sever connections with the old local ISPs and telecoms completely, Google will soon offer home phone service for Fiber subscribers. Read More

  • Costs And Risks Of UK’s Draft Surveillance Powers Probed

    Costs And Risks Of UK’s Draft Surveillance Powers Probed

    A U.K. parliamentary committee tasked with scrutinizing the new surveillance powers contained in the draft Investigatory Powers Bill has heard several contradictory views on the proposed legislation. Read More

  • ProtonMail On Battling A Sustained DDoS Attack

    ProtonMail On Battling A Sustained DDoS Attack

    Encrypted webmail provider, ProtonMail, has been fighting a wave of DDoS attacks since November 3 that, by last Friday, had taken its service offline for more than 24 hours. At the time of writing the attacks are still coming. Read More

  • PornTime Is PopcornTime For Other Kinds Of Movies

    PornTime Is PopcornTime For Other Kinds Of Movies

    If you’ve ever used PopcornTime you’ll agree that the Internet is at once amazing and highly subversive. PopcornTime, for example, is a great celestial jukebox of movies streamed from Torrent sites in seconds, a proposition that frightens studios but pleases the consumer. PornTime, by corollary, is a great celestial jukebox of porn streamed from those same Torrent sites that… Read More

  • Google Shames Slow U.S. ISPs With Its New YouTube Video Quality Report

    Google Shames Slow U.S. ISPs With Its New YouTube Video Quality Report

    The relationship between ISPs and large content providers like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube has become pretty contentious lately. To bring some transparency into how well ISPs deliver video content, Netflix launched its ISP Speed Index a while ago and today, YouTube is bringing a somewhat similar report to the U.S. Read More

  • A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

    A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

    The iPhone 5S announcement this week was punctuated with a lot of specs and buzzwords. Much of it centered around the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the 64-bit processor. But the most intriguing to me was the camera advancements. Apple has been putting a major focus on the camera in the iPhone for a couple of years now. A recent Apple ad touted that more people take pictures with the… Read More

  • Agawi Partners With NVIDIA To Deliver Ready-To-Stream Gaming Architecture To ISPs And Telcos

    Agawi Partners With NVIDIA To Deliver Ready-To-Stream Gaming Architecture To ISPs And Telcos

    Internet providers have been demoted to dumb tubes with the advent of services like Netflix, iTunes, Spotify and others, which is not where they want to be. Agawi, which has spent the past few years building its cloud gaming infrastructure, is now pursuing its plans of making that tech, code named VG36, commercially available to ISPs, with a ready-to-roll white label solution they can pass on… Read More

  • Austin Tops San Francisco In Study Of Fastest Download Speeds

    Austin Tops San Francisco In Study Of Fastest Download Speeds

    Pando Networks is releasing new data today about American broadband speeds, taken from over 10 million downloads facilitated by the company’s consumer-facing software throughout the course of 2011. The study’s goal was to discover which cities in the U.S. had the fastest average download speeds, and not surprisingly, major tech hotspots like San Francisco, Austin, Seattle and New… Read More

  • FCC Analysis Reveals ISP Speed Winners And Losers

    FCC Analysis Reveals ISP Speed Winners And Losers

    So let’s say you walk into a Best Buy looking for a new tablet. You walk up to the guy in the blue polo and tell him what you’re looking for. After taking you to the tablet section, he whips out a handkerchief and blindfolds you. “They’re all really good!” he promises. “The one on the left is $499, the one in the middle is $549, and the one on the right is… Read More