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[Update: Coming back up] Large parts of the Internet are down due to a Cloudflare outage

If you just started your day by logging into your daily routine websites and got greeted by a "500 Internal Server Error", then know that you are not alone. Large parts of the Internet are down, and the cause for it appears to be an outage at Cloudflare. Affected websites and services include Discord, Omegle,...

Internet Explorer is dead – A look back at Microsoft’s browser history

After nearly 27 years, Microsoft is killing off Internet Explorer, its in-house web browser that's now the subject of memes and parody Twitter accounts about how slow it is. Indeed, it's been a long and bumpy road for the legacy browser, and it's a symbol of the company that Microsoft used to be. Instead of focusing...

Samsung Internet 8.2 beta brings faster downloads and Do Not Track

The Samsung Internet Browser is generally known to be one of the best web browsers available on Android phones. This is because of its support for extensions like Amazon Assistant for finding the best deal or the built-in ad blocking support. Samsung posted to their blog to announce a few new features. This beta update includes the new Do...

Google Enhances Searches for Spotty Data Connections

Making Google searches while on poor data connections can be a frustrating experience. Sometimes you really, really want to find an answer to some question or you are looking up, but because you're barely out of network range, your search never goes through. Thankfully, Google is looking to alleviate some of those headaches. In an official...

Do ISPs Abuse Their Power?

Every day, the majority of us use the internet through several different internet service providers, but what we may not think about whilst using this service is how much control these companies have over our experience. AT&T recently launched their rival to the Google Fiber service and subsequently looked for a way to further monetize on their...

The Need for Better Internet on Our Phones

Mobile internet is an essential part of smartphones nowadays… well, for 75% of us. Despite living in a place where my fastest network reaches 5 megabit download speeds, on very intermittent 3G, it certainly is an essential part for my usage, to the point where even with my third-world network, I simply cannot fathom how there’s...