Internet Technology

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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It's raining and your internet went down. Again. Are the two connected?

By Talon Homer

Email clients like Outlook and Gmail have a handy recall message feature that allows you to delete or edit emails after you've sent them. We'll tell you how to use them.

By Talon Homer

Most of us use the CC function in our email accounts all the time, but do you know what CC actually means and how it works?

By Laurie L. Dove & Zach Taras

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While creating online accounts, you're often given the option to sign up via your preexisting social media. But should you be worried about doing this?

By Talon Homer

Want to change your name on Facebook? It's easy to do in just a few simple steps.

By Jeremy Glass & Zach Taras

A dropped or stalled WiFi connection that occurs repeatedly can really mess up your day. If this keeps happening to you, read on for some explanations and solutions.

By Alia Hoyt

The perfect email deserves the perfect ending. But what is the right way to close an email? Well, that depends on who will be reading it.

By Francisco Guzman & Desiree Bowie

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Dark mode makes Googling at bedtime easier on the eyes, among other things. Here's how to enable it on all your devices.

By Jesslyn Shields

In order to understand, and fix, your glitchy home WiFi, it's helpful to know what makes it work. So what's the difference between your modem and your router?

By Jesslyn Shields

Google is home to a ton of super fun hidden Easter eggs you can check out right from your browser. Go ahead, try a couple. You won't be disappointed.

By Brittany Vincent

Are there legitimate reasons to seek out the dark web? Sure. We explain what's on the dark web, how to access it and why you'll want to proceed with a healthy dose of caution.

By Cherise Threewitt

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Whether you want to break up with Facebook for good — or just take a breather — we've got step-by-step instructions so you can do either.

By Nathan Chandler & Zach Taras

Though many text messenger apps are available for download, most Americans still prefer to send a text message via their mobile carrier. Why is that?

By Nathan Chandler

With the COVID-19 pandemic causing people to stay at home and use their devices way more than usual, some are wondering whether the internet could actually stop working from overuse.

By Nathan Chandler

Need ways to stay in touch with your family and friends while you're quarantined during the coronavirus pandemic? We've got several simple apps so you can reach out virtually.

By Wendy Bowman

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Sometimes referred to as the "backstabbing carbon copy," the BCC feature in email allows a sender to copy someone on a message without the recipient knowing. But is there a way for the recipient to find out? And should you really use BCC?

By Nathan Chandler

Ever found yourself signed up for a newsletter or paying for travel insurance you didn't want? It's no accident. Websites use 'dark patterns' to get you to do things you hadn't planned on. How do they do that?

By Nathan Chandler

Ever clicked on a web article with a broken link and wondered what was at that link? You can travel back in time and see that old webpage, thanks to the Wayback Machine.

By Nathan Chandler

If you're looking at a news story or website in an unfamiliar language, there is an easy way to have Google Chrome translate it for you.

By Nathan Chandler

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Its very existence has been debated for years, so what is shadowbanning, and how can you avoid it?

By Nathan Chandler

Since Google launched as a privately held company on Sept. 4, 1998, it's evolved from a two-man enterprise into a multibillion-dollar corporation. How did a Ph.D. project become one of the most influential companies in the world?

By Jonathan Strickland & John Donovan

Some browsers make it easier than others to delete your search history. We've got step-by-step instructions for removing your Google search history from your laptop and mobile devices for all major browsers.

By Nathan Chandler

And boy it's come a long way since 1989.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

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It's a lot more complicated than you might think. And it's not going anywhere.

By Greg Fish

Gmail is one of the most popular email suites out there today. But if you're not backing up your data, you could be in for a huge loss if the site goes haywire.

By Nathan Chandler