Internet Connectivity

Before you can get to 'computing' you've got to get connected. Learn about things like modem speed, broadband connections, T1 lines and satellite internet.

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How WiGig Works

Wireless networking sure is convenient, but it can be slow. An emerging standard known as WiGig may make a difference -- you can transfer 25 GB of data in less than a minute! Will WiGig outlast its competitors?


The Internet of Things Leaves Finland Cold

A recent cyberattack targeted the heating systems of two apartment buildings in Finland and left residents temporarily without heat. Thanks, internet of things.

Is Anyone Safe From Another Massive Internet Outage?

Friday's widespread Internet outages hit companies such as Twitter and Spotify hard. Are any systems safe from distributed denial-of-service attacks like these?

Tomorrow Is Google-free Thursday. Could You Do It?

Could you go a full day without doing a single Google search? Or not using Google at all? The Canadian not-for-profit magazine Adbusters thinks you should give it a try.

How Google Loon Works

Imagine a world where everyone — really, everyone — has access to the Internet. Google's Project Loon is trying to make that concept a reality ... using balloons.

How the Internet of Things Works

Your phone, your thermostat, even your doorbell can communicate with the Internet, relaying information about the devices — and you. How is all this connectivity affecting our world?

How Google Fiber Works

Google's broadband Internet and TV service is often spoken of with near-reverence for its ultra-fast speeds. Why is it so much faster than other options?

10 Nightmare Scenarios From the Internet of Things

A connected world stretching from your blender to your thermostat to the satellites overhead? It seemed like a good idea at the time.

You want to set up Wi-Fi on your laptop, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to set up Wi-Fi on your laptop in this article.

How WiGig Works

Wireless networking sure is convenient, but it can be slow. An emerging standard known as WiGig may make a difference -- you can transfer 25 GB of data in less than a minute! Will WiGig outlast its competitors?

Fiber Optics

Fiber Optics, the technique of transmitting light through transparent, flexible fibers of glass or plastic.