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Google Internet Balloon Crashes, Surprises South African Farmer

Google Internet Balloon Crashes, Surprises South African Farmer

By Josh Wolford 13 hours ago

A South African sheep farmer stumbled upon something odd recently – a crashed balloon filled with electronic components. Thinking it was a weather balloon, he did some investigating. What he found was that the balloon was actually made in the …

FCC Says Marriott Illegally Jammed Guests' Wi-Fi FCC Says Marriott Illegally Jammed Guests' Wi-Fi

The FCC and Marriott have come to an agreement on allegations that the hotel chain puprosefully jammed its customers’ Wi-Fi. The civil penalty will amount to $600,000 for the largest hotel company in the world. The whole thing started with …

Sharks Are Trying to Eat Your Internet Sharks Are Trying to Eat Your Internet

Here’s a scary shark week story for you. Under the sea, there is internet – or at least the internet’s transport system. Ok, so let’s go with ‘internet’. Anyway, there are around 200 fiber optic cables in this undersea network …

Internet.org Has a New App for Basic Internet Access Internet.org Has a New App for Basic Internet Access

Nearly a year ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new initiative called Internet.org, with the stated mission of making the internet available to all (making affordable internet access available to the two thirds of the world not yet connected, …

Here Are The Top 50 Desktop Sites In The U.S. Here Are The Top 50 Desktop Sites In The U.S.

comScore just released its Media Metrix monthly ranking of the top 50 web properties (desktop) in the United States. The top five consist of Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, and AOL, followed by Amazon, MODE Media (formerly Glam Media), Turner Digital, …

Sheryl Sandberg Sees India as Facebook’s Next Market

Things for Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook, have not been going well as of late. Recently, it was revealed that Facebook had run an emotion experiment affecting some 700,000 users – all done without the consent of …

Plane Crash? Nah, Just a Giant Falling Wi-Fi Balloon Plane Crash? Nah, Just a Giant Falling Wi-Fi Balloon

As it turns out, giant, falling internet balloons kind of resemble a crashing plane. Emergency responders (including a rescue helicopter!) were called to an area in New Zealand’s South Island Friday morning after reports of a plane crash. But when …

12-Year-Old Slender Man Devotees Stab Girl 19 Times 12-Year-Old Slender Man Devotees Stab Girl 19 Times

Two twelve-year-old Waukesha, Wisconsin girls have been charged as adults with attempted murder after stabbing a classmate 19 times in an attempt to appease internet folk monster Slenderman. For those unfamiliar with Slenderman, he’s a fictional character created in forums …

Animated Infographic Shows ‘Internet In Real-Time’ Animated Infographic Shows ‘Internet In Real-Time’

I probably don’t have to tell you that a lot of data is created on the Internet every second, but this animated infograhpic called “The Internet in Real-Time” from PennyStocks puts things in perspective. For every second, it shows: how …

Every Dumb Thing You Do Will Live in Infamy Online Every Dumb Thing You Do Will Live in Infamy Online

If you lived your youth–let’s say high school and college–before the age of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and the like, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re going to get away with all of the dumb things you did. …

Japan Wants to Give Tourists Free Wi-Fi Japan Wants to Give Tourists Free Wi-Fi

There are a bunch of wonderful things about being a tourist in Japan–the food, the culture, the nightlife, and the history, to name a few. But one thing tourists have complained about for years is the difficulty of accessing Wi-Fi …

The Pope's Not Joining Facebook, It's Too Abusive The Pope's Not Joining Facebook, It's Too Abusive

The internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God – Pope Francis, January 2014 Well, maybe not Facebook. The Pope (the Pope’s Vatican social media team) does have a …

Merger Looming, Comcast, TWC Still the Most Hated Merger Looming, Comcast, TWC Still the Most Hated

The American Customer Satisfaction Index, a gigantic (80,000 or so) annual survey that asks Americans about their satisfaction with certain companies and areas of the national economy, has once again shown that people really, really hate Comcast and Time Warner …

Macaulay Culkin Won The Internet With His Shirt

Macaulay Culkin should grace more t-shirts. It would appear that Ryan Gosling agrees as he sported a t-shirt featuring the child star and current member of alt-folk band Pizza Underground. Now Culkin has fired back with his own genius take …

AT&T/DirecTV Deal Reportedly Just Weeks Away AT&T/DirecTV Deal Reportedly Just Weeks Away

Earlier this month, reports indicated that AT&T was considering acquiring DirecTV in a deal that would be worth at least $40 billion. The merger would create a entity that would serve roughly 26 million subscribers. At the time, there was …

Here Are The 10 Best Wireless Routers Money Can Buy Here Are The 10 Best Wireless Routers Money Can Buy

Wireless routers are an essential part of any Internet connected home today. The freedom to be anywhere in the house and stay connected is more or less taken for granted. The luxury does come with a cost, however, and those …

Poor Glenn Danzig And His Online Reputation

Roughly a decade ago, a famous video hit the web featuring Glenn Danzig getting knocked out by the guy from the Northside Kings. If you’re reading this article, you’re probably familiar with it or have at least heard of it. …