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Google reveals more on how 'Project Loon' balloon Internet works

Google has released a new video showing how it intends Project Loon to be an innovative new way of providing rural areas with access to the Internet. The unique effort could offer a connection to anyone with a smartphone.

Microsoft's Bing is finally eating into Google into the U.S.

A market research firm has found Microsoft's Bing search engine powered more than 20 percent of U.S. searches for the first time in history last month, taking a large chunk out of Google's share. The story is rather different outside of the U.S. though.

Want to learn more about technology? Try these courses

Whatever your experience level, there are some great courses available online to teach you more about the world of technology. Covering skills from programming and web development to network management, everybody can learn new skills in their own time.

Op-Ed: The onslaught of ad blockers is killing websites and the Internet

The vast majority of websites rely on revenue from adverts displayed on their pages to be able to operate. Yet many consumers install ad blockers that hide them from sight, preventing websites from getting much needed money - and the trend is growing.

Google has been indexing private network-connected hard drives

A report has found that Google has been inadvertently indexing network-connected hard drives in peoples' homes. These drives are often used by families for backing up devices and the researchers found that stored files could be found on Google.

Facebook Messenger gets its own standalone website

Facebook has created a new standalone website for its Messenger service which can be used independently of the main Facebook site. The move follows the removal of messaging support from the core Facebook app on iOS and Android last year.

Dropbox is making a new app for note-takers

The cloud storage provider Dropbox is working on a new productivity app for note-takers. Currently in testing with a limited number of users, the online app will rival services like Microsoft OneNote, Google Keep and Evernote.

Microsoft's 'Project Spartan' web browser is here

Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10 to Windows Insiders yesterday that includes the company's new web browser to replace Internet Explorer, Project Spartan. The new browser promises to be much faster than IE and built for the modern web.

Microsoft expands beta of Skype for Web

Microsoft has launched a beta of Skype for Web. The new website will allow users to access Skype from any web browser, removing the issue of being unable to use the popular communication program on computers where it is not installed.

All four major browsers fail Pwn2Own exploit competition

All four major web browsers have failed to survive exploits at the Pwn2Own hacking contest running alongside the CanSecWest 2015 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Security researchers were testing them in exchange for cash.

Internet Explorer is finally dead, Microsoft is killing the brand

Microsoft's marketing chief confirmed at the company's Convergence conference yesterday that the long ill-spoken Internet Explorer web browser brand will be killed off with Windows 10 and replaced with the company's new "Project Spartan."

Panda antivirus update causes software to flag itself

An update to Panda's antivirus software programs has led to the software recognising some of its own core files as malicious malware. It then quarantined them, leaving itself unable to run and preventing computers from starting up.

Nikki and Nora (N&N Files) is back and ready for a Season Two Special

Nikki and Nora actresses Liz Vassey, Christina Cox and Writer/Director Nancylee Myatt are back and crowdfunding for Season Two.

Writer/Director Emily Schooley talks about her new film, Reset Special

An interview with Writer/Director Emily Schooley on her latest project Reset. Reset follows the lives of three women, and how they each approach difficult choices in their lives.

The rise of the real-time translation apps

Translation apps on the internet and phones have got much better at their jobs in recent years and are now used frequently by tourists. A major question remains though: how reliable are they and do they work? A recent BBC report attempts to answer this.

Facebook aims to give free web access to 100 countries this year

Social network giant Facebook has announced an aggressive expansion of its internet.org program that aims to connect more people to the web. It means that 100 developing countries could get free net access this year.

Shellshock bug attacks begin

Computer watchers have spotted several attacks on websites and servers using the serious Shellshock bug. This has resulted in several thousand infected servers being used to bombard web firms with data.

Sears stores offer curbside pickup/returns to online shoppers

Hoffman Estates - Online shoppers picking up or returning items to brick-and-mortar Sears stores nationwide can take care of business without leaving their cars.

Proposed limits generate 1 million comments from web users

Washington, D. C. - More than 1 million US residents are expected to weigh in on a controversial federal proposal to allow some paid Internet traffic to have priority over free messages and the public comment period still has nearly two months to go.

Eric Elliott's fight against poverty with code goes viral

In his words, Eric Elliott lost everything in 2008 and had to sell his house in 2009, resorting to couch surfing with friends. But by 2010, he had turned all of that around by entering one of the highest-paid industries of all right now: web development.

NeoCities throttles FCC over net neutrality protest

Two-tier internet service is not the way to go and one web hosting service took an interesting approach to get this point across. By giving them a taste of their own medicine, NeoCities hopes the FCC will reconsider their net neutrality proposal.

Half of Americans have changed browsing habits due to NSA spying

It would appear as though leaks by the US whistle-blower Edward Snowden last year about how the NSA snooped on the browsing habits of hundreds of thousands of Americans has actually caused people to take notice and be actively more secure online.

Somali suicide bomber attacks newly captured town

Mogadishu - A suicide bomber in Somalia rammed a car packed full of explosives into a hotel in a southern town, days after it was recaptured from the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab, security officials said Tuesday."There was a suicide attack involving terrorists at a hote...

Inventor of the World Wide Web calls for online 'Bill of Rights'

The British inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, wants a digital bill of rights to protect Internet users from surveillance. Today is the 25-year anniversary of the Web's creation.

Op-Ed: 3 challenges web hosting companies will face in 2014

If recent trends hold, 2014 will see a lot more companies, from small to large, leverage the advantages of being on the Web. With more business on the horizon, hosting companies will face new challenges that will require them to adapt.

Clinic treats people with Internet addictions

People that cannot seem to put down their gadgets, such as smartphones and laptops, are finding more remedies to help treat their addiction to the Internet.

Yahoo! draws more U.S. traffic than Google in latest statistics

Yahoo! drew the most Internet traffic in the United States during July 2013, even beating out rival Google. According to the statistics presented by comScore, Yahoo! received the most unique visitors during July.

Google has removed 100 million piracy links during 2013

Over 100 million requests have been made to Google to remove more than 100 million links since January 2013. The requests relate to web pages considered to be in breach of copyright laws.

Google working to eliminate all child porn on the Web

Google announced that it is going to be spending $5 million on an effort to wipe out photos of child sexual abuse from the Internet, as well as another $2 million to research on more ways to find images and report and eradicate them.

/newsrooms coverage of mesh, Toronto's digital media conference

Toronto - In Toronto the mesh digital media conference wrapped up on Thursday. The mesh team gathered together leading thinkers and talented innovators who have earned their stripes accomplishing impressive digital work.
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