Internet

  • AT&T Adds More WiFi To Europe

    Nothing special here, just good news for those of you living or visiting Europe in the future. AT&T has teamed up with The Cloud to offer over 9000 new WiFi hotspots around Europe, bringing the total amount of WiFi spots up to around 37,000. Very nice. AT&T Expands Wi-Fi Access [PR Newswire] Read More

  • Fisher Price Easy Internet Launch Pad: Get Your Kid Addicted To The Internet At An Early Age

    The first time I used the Internet was Christmas 1996, two months shy of my 11th birthday. Nowadays kids are checking their Facebook accounts right after escaping the womb. Sensing a “new and burgeoning” market, Fisher has come out with the Easy Internet Launch Pad. Essentially a kids toy, the device lets soon-to-be Internet addicts view Web pages of familiar characters like Elmo. Read More

  • Now Facebook Fights Back At Online Predators

    Facebook is my white whale: I write about it seemingly every day even though I purport to want nothing to do with it. Be that as it may, it’s good to see the Web site handle its business with regard to keeping child predators away from unsuspecting minors. Just like MySpace before it, the social networking site has become something of an attraction for guys from “To Catch a… Read More

  • ABC Launches HD Streaming Beta

    Those of you who are keen to watch Lost or Grey’s Anatomy know ABC has been kind. For over a year now, ABC has let users stream episodes of all the hit primetime shows for free via a flash-based video player. Though it’s fantastic, a lot of users probably wanted to start jumping on the HD-bandwagon. ABC listened and is now offering users a beta of its video service in HD. Got a… Read More

  • J'accuse! Guys Who Say Facebook Stole Their Ideas Have Two Weeks To Prove It

    We regularly use Facebook to whore ourselves out to y’all (we’re currently using it to plan our big birthday bash—we need ideas, people!), but it looks like some people don’t want us to have any fun. For the past three years, Facebook founder Mark “Mad Money” Zuckerberg has faced allegations from former fellow Harvard students that he stole their ideas for… Read More

  • Sprint Making The Hot Deals With Google

    Not much info is currently available, but according to Reuters, Google and Sprint are in talks to develop a mobile internet portal. Sprint and Google would offer a page with access to search, IM, social networking, and other features. No word yet on when it’ll be ready or what the two companies will do with it. Sprint in pact to develop mobile internet portal with Google [Reuters] Read More

  • iPhone Security Flaw Allows Full Data And Phone Access

    Have iPhone, be careful. According to a new New York Times article, a computer security firm has discovered a flaw in the iPhone that allows someone to take complete control of the phone via a website. Independent Security Evaluators has successfully breached the iPhone using malicious code on a webpage to take control of the data and phone features on device. The scary part is that the… Read More

  • Verizon's FiOS TV 2.0 Begins Its Slow Rollout


    Groundbreaking! Hey, John, I like FiOS. Nuts to your crazy, East Asian “technology,” OK? Now, thanks to Zatz, I can look (no touching!) at FiOS TV 2.0, what the kids will call IMG. The jazzed up interface++, which now includes super helpful widgets and a free hard drive space indicator(!), is currently available in select FiOS neighborhoods. Verizon is expected to announce… Read More

  • What's Your Favorite Facebook App?

    Facebook and I are no longer on speaking terms, but these kids today sure do love them some Facebook Apps. There’s gotta be two, maybe three Apps by now, and Wired would like to know—for reasons unknown—what are your favoritest. Right now, the Google Reader Shared Items App is in the lead with 29 yeas and 14 nays. The least popular is Shelfari, which tells your friends what… Read More

  • 3.5 Reasons Why The Interweb Gets You No Play

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    http://view.break.com/332082 – Watch more free videos The lovely Miss Brooke Marks in all her infinite wisdom is here to help you score with chicks online. Adhere to her rules and you’ll be out of your parents’ basement in no time. That, or you’ll just be spankin’ the monkey as usual. Chicks don’t dig glitter flowers, tool. Read More

  • Pretty Much The Greatest Application Ever

    I really don’t care how long this program has been around for, I just know it’s jawsome. Mr. T1 is a cross-platform application (yes, that means OS X, Windows, and ‘Nix) that is constantly monitoring your Internet connection. If and when you hit T1 speeds (1.5mbps), a random sound byte of Mr. T is triggered. Those of you with slower speeds will find that Mr. T1 also… Read More

  • Old Swedish Lady Gets World's Fastest Internet Connection

    Although likely 39.99999 Gigabits more than she actually needs, Sigbritt Löthberg now has a 40 Gbps internet connection. She’s never owned a computer until now but she did give birth to some famous Swedish internet guy. How fast is the connection? She can download a full high definition DVD in two seconds. That would take many, many, many seconds (minutes or hours, even) over your… Read More

  • Joost Scores Major VH1 Deal

    Looks like hotshot startup Joost is gaining even more credibility as a true alternative to standard television. It just struck a deal with VH1 that will allow Joost to showcase the new series “I Hate My 30s” a full 10 days before it even hits TVs around the country. With over 500,000 people using Joost, VH1 knows this is a great way to attract people to its programming. The deal… Read More

  • Time's 50 Best Websites of 2007

    Time has just released its list of the best websites of 2007 and the results look good. The most creative and useful websites in existence today are now compiled into an article detailing what makes each one so useful. Sites like Linkedin, Twitter, and ING Direct made the cut, as well as other blogs in Arts & Leisure, Audio & Video, News & Info, Social Networks, and Web… Read More

  • YouTube Has Killed the Hip Hop War


    Where have you gone? Guys like Eric B and Rakim, pre-G-Unit Mobb Deep and Nas before he decided to call it in made hip hop great. Part of the allure of hip hop culture was the constant bickering—beef—between MCs. One rapper would “start something” and the other would respond in kind, usually on some sort of thrown-together mixtape with a “dis track.”… Read More

  • AT&T To Offer People Better Than You Free Wi-Fi

    Do you use AT&T for all your broadband needs? If so, you’re about to get the best present ever from AT&T. Like, for reals dudes. AT&T is giving DSL subscribers who have Pro, Elite, or FastAccess services on their account free Wi-Fi access at any of the 10,000 hotspots around the country that it operates. Normally, it costs $7.99 for a 24-hour connection on the service, which… Read More

  • iPhone.com Finally Acquired By Apple

    June 29th came and I thought to myself, “Surely Apple purchased iphone.com from whoever owned the domain.” To my surprise, I found that iphone.com was just a very shoddy “Web 1.0” page with links to unlocked phones of all sorts – a sort of primitive business front of some sorts. I figured Apple would just settle for not owning iphone.com but boy was I… Read More

  • FTC Weary of Net Neutrality

    Say goodbye to Net Neutrality, folks. The FTC just released an NIE of sorts, detailing the whole history of Net Neutrality and why, ultimately, the agency does not support the concept. Yes, our glorious leaders in Washington have decided that it’s a good idea to let The Market decide what’s best for all of us. All bow before the Invisible Hand. The FTC came out against Net… Read More

  • Cellfish Locker: For Multimedia, Not Tacos

    Those clever marketing wizards at cellfish.com may rue the day when they decided to have a pretty young girl pitch the site’s locker feature. Somewhere in this video clip, the young lady explains that the locker is where you store all your cellphone-based (or computer-based) multimedia for later retrieval. The site itself is still in beta, but there’s a bunch more videos starring… Read More

  • U.S. Internet Speeds Stink on Ice Compared to Rest of World

    Like our very own Peter Ha pointed out, do we really need a USA Today article to tell us that U.S. Internet speeds are terrible? According to a report conducted by the Communications Workers of America, U.S. Internet speeds are “pathetic” compared to the rest of the world. Right now, the median U.S. download speed is 1.97 megabits per second; Japan’s is 61 megabits per… Read More