Afghani city builds its own internet

With internet censorship sweeping the globe, one group in Afghanistan has the answer - build your own from cheap parts and trash.

Thinglink enables picture storytelling with sound, video, & Twitter

"Every picture is worth a thousand words," is a saying made true by Thinglink technology.

Politicians take a break from Twitter after Weinergate

In the wake of Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-NY) nudie pic scandal on Twitter, tweeting seems to have dropped significantly amongst lawmakers in America.

Your virtual girlfriend wants to meet Mom & Dad

If you’re convinced your virtual girlfriend is "the one," well then, perhaps it’s time to take your relationship to the next level and introduce her to your friends and family. 

BranchOut brings jobs to Facebook pages

BranchOut, the largest specialized networking service on Facebook, released its newest product yesterday, the Jobs Tab.

Using social media tools to rank research papers

There’s a new way to evaluate how relevant research papers are: social bookmarking systems.

News of Bin Laden's death spreads via Twitter, New Yorkers take action

The energy in New York was explosive last night as news of Osama Bin Laden’s death spread like wildfire throughout the city.

MIT uses smartphone motion sensors to improve wireless connectivity

Wireless communication has shifted over the years, from widespread radio access to limited range WiFi and cell coverage.

Yahoo announces its answer to Google Instant search

Yahoo announced yesterday that it is making upgrades to its search engine that will bring up results in real-time.

Wifi much slower than fixed broadband

Wifi networks are 30 percent slower than fixed broadband connections, according to a new report, because of phyical barriers and interference from other devices.

Is mobile phone etiquette on a downward spiral?

As mobile phones fast become necessary fixtures in our everyday lives, mobile phone etiquette becomes more and more important. In fact, mobile misuse is becoming the new talking with your mouth full, offending people left and right.

Obama goes FTW with expanded wireless Internet access

In President Obama’s most recent State of the Union address, he talked about expanding wireless Internet access across America, a plan which was further defined in a White House blog post today.

Internet forced to switch over to IPv6, how much will it really cost?

With mounting Y2K-like concern, many are increasingly worried about what exactly will happen now that last batch of IPv4 ISP addresses have been allocated.

Cloud computing survey finds issues with some contracts

A recent survey of 31 Cloud computing contracts from 27 different providers has determined that many contracts have clauses that could have a negative effect on the rights and concerns of customers.

Verizon achieves 1Gbps over existing network

Verizon says it's completed a field trial in which it delivered a 1Gbps service to an existing Fios business customer.

You may be getting faster broadband than you think

US broadband speeds aren't nearly as bad as they're painted, says MIT, thanks to a series of mis-estimates by a Federal Communications Commission survey.

New design could make the internet 100 times as fast

A new network design could increase internet speeds by 100 times, by removing the need to convert optical signals to electrical ones.

NBC streamed 4.4 million hours of Olympic video

The company that killed, nay, murdered, Law & Order, makes kissy face with Microsoft and Silverlight.

Internet nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The internet - yes, the internet - is believed to be in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness... and internet access

Four in five people around the world reckon internet access is their fundamental right, according to a poll conducted for BBC World Service.