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.


The caustic tone of the 2016 presidential race is powerfully affecting ordinary social media users. Will that destroy a lot of social media relationships?

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.

Google AdWords aren't just for selling products.

Looking for love online? Then stop tooting your own horn so much. Oh, and one other thing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

After the pepper-spray incident, UC Davis paid a company to repair its online image. But can anyone make negative search results disappear?

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?

The hugely popular streaming platform wants you to know that it isn't just for gamers.

Some couples have a shared Facebook account, even though Facebook frowns on the practice. What does it say about their relationship?

YouTube takedowns have been skyrocketing this year, and uploaders don't know why. What's the line between copyright infringement and content creation?

Because sometimes sad, angry, haha, love and wow just don't properly describe your emotional state.

HowStuffWorks loves podcasts, and our staff of podcast hosts offer up recommendations of their favorite ones to obsess over.

You can do all sorts of things on Facebook, right? Find a high-school buddy. Post pictures of your cat. Buy a gun. Except that last one may have just gotten tougher.

Peach went from boom to bust in about a week. Why do some apps get hot very fast — and then go the way of Meerkat?

The human senses capture just a sliver of the data bouncing around our environment. What if we could reveal more of that hidden world?

The "Serial" team has just released its second season. Here's the scoop.

"Finstagram" stands for "fake Instagram" but for its users, it's a chance to be authentic.

We always hear about the YouTube clips with millions of views. But what about the ones on the other end of the dial?

Tired of swiping left for Tinder? Fret not. AI could soon streamline your dating life.

Imagine a world where everyone — really, everyone — has access to the Internet. Google's Project Loon is trying to make that concept a reality ... using balloons.

Growing your online presence is tough when you don't know your audience — that's where analytics comes in handy. Here are 10 sites that will let you put your web traffic data to good use.

Your phone, your thermostat, even your doorbell can communicate with the Internet, relaying information about the devices — and you. How is all this connectivity affecting our world?