We look to the Internet for news, socializing, shopping, research and more. From HTML code to instant messaging, we'll break down what's really going on whenever you log on, send an e-mail, visit a popular Web site or post to a blog.
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Constellations of Internet Satellites Will Beam Broadband Everywhere
Messaging App Sarahah Wants You to Give Your Friends Anonymous Feedback
Annoying Verification On Its Way Out as CAPTCHA Goes Invisible
Zero Views: Unseen Video You Can’t Stop Watching
Should You Have to Prove You've Read an Article Before Commenting?
What is deep linking?
Data Sent via Infrared Light Could Make WiFi Hundreds of Times Faster
And those satellites could provide you with crazy fast internet service.
By Tracy Staedter Sep 15, 2017
More than half of people who post comments on news articles haven't read the articles. Is the point of online article to inform, or to provide a forum for discussion?
By Patrick J. Kiger Aug 22, 2017
Trying to get verified on Twitter? It's way more random than you think.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Aug 7, 2017
Because that always works out so well.
By Jonathan Strickland Aug 3, 2017
Do we portray a consistent self across different social media platforms? A new study examines the faces we share.
By Chris Opfer May 24, 2017
New research out of the Netherlands suggests a way to rethink how we get the data we need from the internet and other networks to our devices — at super-fast speeds.
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 27, 2017
Google's CAPTCHA will use browsing habits to predict your humanity, only relying on the irritating jumble of letters for suspicious, potential bots.
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 22, 2017
President Trump is an avid tweeter, and not always the best speller (remember unpresidented?). Can he delete his tweets or are they now public property?
By John Perritano Feb 9, 2017
Your college professors probably told you not to use Wikipedia for papers. But they might have been wrong.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Jan 13, 2017
A recent cyberattack targeted the heating systems of two apartment buildings in Finland and left residents temporarily without heat. Thanks, internet of things.
By Jonathan Strickland Nov 9, 2016
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?
By Jonathan Strickland Oct 24, 2016
Bummed out by the Internet and how much more fun everyone else seems to be having? Seeking out better times offline may ease your FOMO.
By Lauren Vogelbaum Oct 19, 2016
The caustic tone of the 2016 presidential race is powerfully affecting ordinary social media users. Will that destroy a lot of social media relationships?
By Patrick J. Kiger Oct 14, 2016
News organizations have been dropping their commenting sections for years, and NPR has recently joined them. But not everyone thinks ditching comments is the way to go.
By Kate Kershner Oct 4, 2016
Google AdWords aren't just for selling products.
By Dave Roos Oct 3, 2016
Looking for love online? Then stop tooting your own horn so much. Oh, and one other thing.
By Chris Opfer Sep 6, 2016
There's a lot of live-streaming going on lately. As a result, courts may soon be busy defining when it's appropriate to record or broadcast video.
By Jonathan Strickland Aug 8, 2016
With scores of WiFi networks in place, is wading through an invisible ocean of JPGs, MP3s and more making you sick? BrainStuff leads you through the issue.
By Laurie L. Dove Jul 4, 2016
The social media giant activated its Safety Check feature for the first time in the U.S. on Sunday after the Orlando attack. Here's the scoop on how it works.
By John Donovan Jun 14, 2016
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.
By Jonathan Strickland May 4, 2016
In an odd twist, retweeting could be negatively affecting your memory of the content, and causing comprehension declines even after your Twitter session is over.
By Kate Kershner May 3, 2016
After the pepper-spray incident, UC Davis paid a company to repair its online image. But can anyone make negative search results disappear?
By Dave Roos Apr 21, 2016
Data plans are precious ... and finite. So knowing where to get your WiFi fix matters. With that said, have you tried a city bus? Or space?
By Oisin Curran
The hugely popular streaming platform wants you to know that it isn't just for gamers.
By Christian Sager Apr 13, 2016
Some couples have a shared Facebook account, even though Facebook frowns on the practice. What does it say about their relationship?
By Alia Hoyt Mar 23, 2016
Illustrator Unearths a Forgotten 19th-century Albanian Alphabet
Flying, On-demand Taxis Are Taking Off
Lightning Deaths in the US Are Way, Way Down