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Global internet speeds are on the rise, according to Akamai

According to the latest report from content delivery network (CDN) Akamai, global average connection speeds are up 12 percent from the fourth quarter of 2015, and are up 23 percent year-over-year.
Web

‘One Internet’ report outlines the web’s biggest issues – backdoors, cyberwar and more

A report by the Global Commission on Internet Governance offers advice to policymakers and industry members about how best to combat the challenges raised by the modern internet.
Computing

Fasten your seat belts: Nashville to get Comcast's gigabit internet service

Comcast has rolled out the second leg of its gigabit Internet service to Nashville following the Atlanta debut. This service, based on DOCSIS 3.1 technology, uses existing cable lines already installed in homes. Comcast offers two payment…
Web

In-flight Wi-Fi: No-go for Gogo on new fleet of planes, American Airlines says

American Airlines says it's inked a deal with ViaSat for in-flight Wi-Fi for its new 100-strong fleet of Boeing passenger planes. The deal is a blow to rival firm Gogo, though it too will be upgrading Wi-Fi services on some existing…
Web

What would Jesus download? German clergy hopes free Wi-Fi initiative will coax people into church

Germans have a new reason to attend church – free Wi-Fi will soon be offered in 220 churches around Berlin and Brandenburg, with plans to install Internet services in all 3,000 Protestant churches in the region.
Web

Online privacy worries increasingly keeping Americans off the internet, study says

A new sobering survey from the U.S. Department of Commerce suggests that Americans are so worried about the lack of privacy online that it's actually deterring them from using the internet. Does this mean the hackers have won?
Computing

Google bolsters encryption for Blogspot domain residents with HTTPS rollout

Google is rolling out HTTPS encryption to all Blogspot residents. However, the feature doesn't support top-level domains or subdomains -- at least for now. The company has also released a tool for fixing elements that are broken on the new…
Cool Tech

Weekend Workshop: How to auto tweet your ISP when your Internet slows down

Sick of the slow and unpredictable broadband speeds you get from your Internet service provider? Build this simple monitoring device to log your speeds throughout the day and hold your ISP accountable.
Computing

Microsoft Edge will halt Flash-based objects in Windows 10 Anniversary Edition

In Build 14316, Microsoft has made a change to the Edge browser that halts Flash object playback. The move is to conserve power and increase browser performance. The change will roll out to everyone in this summer's Windows 10 Anniversary…
Opinion

Why pop culture’s zombie fixation is really the Internet’s fault

Our zombie fascination might seem like a blip on pop-culture radar, but the viral way this fictional apocalypse spreads may be rooted in broader fears about our lives on the Internet.
Business

Amazon launches Cable Store, helps Comcast sell Xfinity bundles

Perhaps ideal for anyone that wants to earn an Amazon give card while signing up for cable, Amazon's new Cable Store launched this week and has started selling Comcast Xfinity bundles through the retail site.
DT Daily

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge reviews: Too gorgeous for their own good 3:14

Samsung's new flagship smartphones are gorgeous, powerful, and waterproof, but delicate glass, carrier locking, and carrier bloatware steal their shine