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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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
Section 230 is part of the Communications Decency Act that allows tech companies to moderate content on their services. U.S. lawmakers want to change the law, but disagree on how.
Dark mode makes Googling at bedtime easier on the eyes, among other things. Here's how to enable it on all your devices.
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?
It's easy to take online comments out of context. Is it serious, or is it satire? That's where Poe's law (and a winking smiling emoji) comes into play.
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.
Membership on the social media app Parler exploded just after the Nov. 3 general election was called for President-elect Joe Biden. But why? And how does Parler work?
By John Donovan
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?
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
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?
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?
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.
Its very existence has been debated for years, so what is shadowbanning, and how can you avoid it?