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What is the future of the Internet?

In a few short years, the Internet has changed the way we communicate, entertain ourselves and do business with one another. Could it eventually destroy human intellect as well?


What is deep linking?

Our digital world has given us a ton of new words and phrases to learn. Get ready to learn yet another one - deep linking. What does it mean? Let's just say it can help keep things connected.

10 Reasons Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality

To paraphrase John Oliver, "net" and "neutrality" are two spectacularly boring words. But here's the annoying truth: You should care about net neutrality. Learn why.

10 Failed Google Projects

Most people think of Google as a giant juggernaut of Internet success. But even the company behind the world's most popular search engine has had its share of blunders.

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What do you think the Internet will be like in 2050?

The Internet has gone from a little-known military and educational network to an important part of life for millions of people around the world. What kinds of changes will the Internet go through by the year 2050, and how will they affect us?

How Mobile Web Pages Work

Often, the Web site you see on your smartphone is quite different from the version you see on your computer screen. How do Web servers know you're using a mobile device, and how are pared-down mobile pages designed?

How Paywalls Work

Many print publications are turning to paywalls -- online systems charging visitors to access Web content -- to bridge revenue gaps. But are people who have gotten used to accessing such information gratis ready to pony up?

Expert Stuff: Google's Mike Cohen

As powerful as computers are, they have difficulty listening and understanding the people who use them every day. How does Google attempt to enable accurate speech recognition within its product line?

How Information Architecture Works

Building architects design spaces for us to live and work in, but what exactly do information architects do? Learn more about IA -- and how it saves us all from information overload.

What is the future of the Internet?

In a few short years, the Internet has changed the way we communicate, entertain ourselves and do business with one another. Could it eventually destroy human intellect as well?