internet

Web addresses likely to run out next year

November 7, 2009

London: The world could well run out of Internet addresses next year, unless urgent action is taken to switch to a new generation of net addresses, the European Commission has warned. According to the commission, businesses urgently need to upgrade to Internet protocol version six or IPv6, a new version of the Internet’s addressing protocol, [...]

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Rehab clinic for Internet addicts!

October 22, 2009

People running the risk of Internet addiction have help at hand with the first of its kind residential rehab clinic in the Seattle suburb of Fall City, Washington. The ReSTART clinic reportedly costs 9,000 pounds for 45 days of live-in treatment, including taking care of the farm’s goats, building a chicken coop, long walks around [...]

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New optical switch could vastly increase Internet data speeds

October 22, 2009

Researchers have produced an all-optical switch within a plastic optical fibre (POF), which could vastly increase Internet data speeds. The high-speed backbone of the Internet is based on networks of glass optical fibres. But this is too fragile and expensive to install in the small distances between local exchanges and the home. A cheaper alternative [...]

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Increase the speed of your internet connection without a new modem

October 14, 2009

As more and more people get quick connections to the internet, such as cable or ADSL, it becomes apparent to the user of a simple dial-up modem that the World Wide Web can quickly turn into the World Wide Wait.  Here a trick that can help speed up your current modem without shelling out the [...]

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YouTube music videos accessible again in UK

September 3, 2009

In the United Kingdom for the first time since March weather to watch music videos on YouTube. Access to the videos had been blocked because Google and recovery organization PRS a dispute over the payment of rights. Access to the videos had been blocked because Google and recovery organization PRS a dispute over the payment [...]

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Wikipedia is reliable text colors indicate

August 30, 2009

The online encyclopedia Wikipedia is planning to add a feature to enter an indication on the reliability of the text. The algorithm assumes that contributions are more reliable as they remain longer. The algorithm assumes that contributions are more reliable as they remain longer. Because everyone can contribute to Wikipedia, is often not clear how [...]

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Now, a mechanism to measure happiness of bloggers

August 29, 2009

Scientists at the University of Vermont have created a very basic remote-sensing hedonometer, which can measure a person’s happiness by picking out words in his or her blog.
The method created by Peter Dodds and Chris Danforth, a mathematician and computer scientist working in the Advanced Computing Center at the University of Vermont, show that Election Day, November 4, 2008, was the happiest day in four years and the day of Michael Jackson’s death, one of the unhappiest.

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