In Internet Basics, learn about the basic components of the World Wide Web and common tools that can make or break your Internet experience: search engines, Web browsers, RSS, spam and more.
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
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
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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Sure, you consider yourself the king of the Interwebs, but we bet you aren’t familiar with all of the sites that made our gallery. Or are you? Guess there's only one way to find out.
As it lost ground to Google, Microsoft decided to do more than just upgrade Live Search. Instead it created Bing, a "decision engine." Can Bing be the new no. 1?
By Josh Briggs
Missed your favorite TV show again? Never got around to installing that DVR? Thanks to the power of the Internet, you can go to Hulu.com and watch the shows you love -- and are never home to watch.
It's been called a Google killer, but Stephen Wolfram's computational knowledge engine doesn't work like Google. So what does it do, and does it live up to its hype?
If you've joined MySpace, Facebook or one of the Web's other communities, you've accepted their terms of service. If you break those terms, did you break the law?
By John Fuller
Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 appeared only two years after its predecessor. What improvements are included in this next-generation Web browser?
Do you wallpaper your home or office with sticky notes? Perhaps an online reminder service would help you remember things and save paper, too.
Google is the undisputed leader in searching the Web, but the company doesn't like resting on its laurels. What other products does the Internet behemoth offer?
Many people assume that the World Wide Web and the Internet are one and the same. But despite its size, the Web contains only a small fraction of the content on the Internet.
Google Docs lets you work on word processing, spreadsheets and presentations from any Internet-enabled computer. Are you ready to toss your productivity software?
Google wants to organize all the information on the Internet, but to store that data, the company created its own computer file system.
Paper planners are portable and reliable but inflexible. And if you leave yours on your desk at home, you're out of luck when you get to work.
The evolution of dance, a laughing baby, Filipino inmates performing Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video: This is what we watch on YouTube. How did it get there?
By John Fuller
The Internet is a giant system made up of smaller systems. If it's one thing, does it have one owner? Is there some person or entity that controls it?
Video sharing is one of the fastest growing mediums on the web. Learn more about video sharing in this article.
By Dave Roos
AOL Mail is a free Web-based e-mail service available from America Online. Learn more about AOL Mail and related topics in this article.
The Internet is an integral part of our daily lives. How did we function before online shopping and bill pay? And what does the satellite Sputnik have to do with how the internet started?
Mahalo is a new search engine that aims to give users a hassle-free experience. By relying on real, live people instead of complex algorithms, Mahalo produces relevant search results.
Obsessively checking e-mail. Playing online games for 12 hours or more at a time. Placing more value on chat-room friends than real ones. Just what is computer addiction, and why do some doctors disagree over whether it exists at all?
Online maps are great for people who get lost easily, and they're just plain fun for figuring out where stuff is. But Google Earth is no ordinary map.
It's happened to almost all of us at some point in our Web surfing experience -- you're visiting a new site when all of a sudden your screen begins to fill with boxes advertising goods and services. Enter the pop-up blocker.
Someone at the CIA is editing Wikipedia entries about lightsabers. How do we know? The Wikipedia Scanner. Virgil Griffith created the WikiScanner to catch politicians, corporations and government agencies in the act of trying to change their Wikipedia entries anonymously.
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
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.