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.
The Truth About Cloud Storage and Its Future
5 Ways to Keep Your Information Secure in the Cloud
Are my files really safe if I store them in the cloud?
Kazakhstan Is the Latest Country to Shut Down the Internet; Here's How
Can the Internet Break From Overuse?
Could an Attack on Undersea Cables Take Down the Internet?
How To Recall An Email in Outlook or Gmail
What Does CC Mean in Email?
How to End an Email
It's Time to Enter the Doodle for Google Contest!
How to Access the Dark Web
How to Change the Language in Google Chrome
How to Enable Google Chrome Dark Mode on All Your Devices
How to Delete a Gmail Account
How Websites Use 'Dark Patterns' to Trick You Online
An Expert Explains Why Mastodon Won't Be the New Twitter
Twitter Is Finally Getting an Edit Button
Doomscrolling Is Messing With Your Mind, But You Can Break the Habit
Google Easter Eggs: Sweet Treats Hidden in Plain Sight
10 Reasons Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality
What is deep linking?
Does Weather Mess With Your Internet Connection?
6 Reasons Your WiFi Keeps Disconnecting and How to Fix It
What's the Difference Between a Modem and a Router?
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Broadcast messaging delivers information to lots of recipients at once. Learn about broadcast messaging service providers, different kinds of broadcast messages and do-not-call lists.
Podcasting may be the ultimate democratization of radio. Anyone with an Internet connection and some inexpensive audio equipment can produce their own podcast and make it available online.
Five years after the debut of IE6, Microsoft released the first truly upgraded version of its Web browser. Take a look at what made it such a dramatic improvement.
By Julia Layton
When MySpace claimed there was no way to patrol its own profiles for sexual predators, Wired News editor and former hacker Kevin Poulsen took it as a challenge.
By Julia Layton
Online photo-sharing sites let you upload and share your digital photos with anyone you choose. There are quite a few sites you can use, but check out an example in this article.
Net neutrality can be summed up by a familiar saying: If it's not broken, don't fix it. But how you define "broken" determines in where you stand. Find out why telecom providers are duking it out with content providers like Google and Amazon.
Digg.com is a user-driven news Web site that lets people find, submit, review and feature stories from every corner of the Web.
By Julia Layton
Pandora Radio is different from other Internet radio sites. Instead of relying on genre, user connections or ratings, it uses a Music Genome. What is this Music Genome and how does it know what songs you like best?
By Julia Layton
Learn what Microsoft has planned for the Ultra-mobile PC and what is still to come.
By David Strom
Learn about the amazing things that these networks can do and how they may provide free or cheap Internet access. We'll walk you through the technology behind "Municipal WiFi" and tell you why this term can be a misnomer.
The Webby Awards are the premier awards honoring excellence on the Internet. But at this ceremony you won't hear anyone breathlessly thanking the academy for one of the spiral statues.
Even though they're central to creating and maintaining the Web, computers can't make sense of all this information on their own. They can't read, see relationships or make decisions like you can. Learn how the semantic web could change that.
Where can a person get $28,000 for a partially eaten grilled cheese sandwich that may or may not contain the image of the Virgin Mary? On eBay, of course. Find out all about the largest auction site in the world.
By Julia Layton
SMS is a common method of sending short messages between cell phones. Find out how SMS works and learn about the advantages of text messaging.
Getting your emails in a prompt fashion can help with efficiency in the workplace. Learn how to get email notifications sent to your web browser in this article.
The basic idea behind any wiki is very simple: It's a collection of articles that multiple users can add to and edit freely on-line. Learn all about wikis and the communities that keep them alive.
Now almost anyone can be a disc jockey, talk show host or recording artist. Find out what tools you need to record and receive podcasts and see what industry analysts have to say about the future of podcasting.
In June 2008, the Mozilla Foundation released the third version of its popular Firefox Web browsing software. Why has it been eating away at Internet Explorer's market share?
WiMAX has hit technology news in a big way. This networking system can blanket a 30-mile radius with broadband access, compared to WiFi's 300-foot range.
Short for Really Simple Syndication, RSS is a way to subscribe to a source of information, such as a Web site, and get brief updates delivered to you. So what should you subscribe to, and what happens next?
Imagine plugging your computer into any electrical outlet in your home and having high-speed Internet access instantly. Power line broadband is offered in a few U.S. cities, but there are groups and government agencies fighting to block further development. What's the controversy about?
Under the impression that dial-up modems are out of style? Actually, tons of folks still use dial-up Internet access. Find out how high-speed dial-up makes the most of the original connection method.
You block it, you filter it, you unsubscribe from lists you actually want to be on, and still it lands in your inbox. If you have an e-mail account, chances are you also have spam. Learn where spam comes from, who's doing the spamming and how to stop it.
Blogs serve as online journals and communities, often linking to news stories and other sites. Learn the basics of blogging, explore the blogosphere and find out how to create your own.
Most of us encounter Internet-based ads on a daily basis, and some of us have the misfortune of being utterly bombarded. Does anyone actually click on those things? Find out all about the world of Web advertising.