Where in the World Are Top Tech Billionaires From?

Where in the World Are Top Tech Billionaires From?

New round here? Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed.Picture a successful billionaire tech entrepreneur. What kind of person do you imagine? Maybe you’re imagining someone who looks like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. A middle-aged man, probably brilliant, creative, and driven. In most cases, you’d be spot-on. Successful entrepreneurs do seem to share […]

Big Tech IPOs: Are We in Another Bubble?

Big Tech IPOs: Are We in Another Bubble?

Pets.com, TheGlobe.com, Kozmo, Geocities… If observed the explosive growth of the Internet in the 1990s, those names may dredge up nostalgic memories of dial-up modems, dancing “under construction” gifs, and the sudden proliferance of dot-com startups. The rise of the World Wide Web opened up a whole new world of opportunity, and entrepreneurs lost no […]

Is the Password Dead?

Is the Password Dead?

Your password has expired again! Time to come up with a new one. Be sure to use at least one capital letter, lower-case letter, a symbol, and a number. And don’t use anything that can be easily guessed, like the name of your street, child, or pet. Random strings of letters, symbols, and numbers are the […]

Follow the Money: How the US Government Funds Tor

Follow the Money: How the US Government Funds Tor

Thanks to the Silk Road’s notoriety, Tor has quite the sinister reputation. The online black market is famous for facilitating the sale of anything from illegal drugs to murderers for hire. But there’s much more to Tor than just a black market: The real purpose of the Tor network is to keep your browsing habits anonymous […]

Who’s Tracking Your Smartphone?

Who’s Tracking Your Smartphone?

How often do you use your smartphone? If you’re like nearly 80% of smartphone users, you have your phone with you nearly 24/7. Many of us can’t sleep without them by our sides, and they’re the first thing we check when we get up in the morning. Almost a third of us can’t imagine living […]

TOR for Newbies: How & Why to Use it

TOR for Newbies: How & Why to Use it

With all the news about NSA and other government organizations around the world, it seems like everything we do, whether physical or virtual, is being watched by somebody. We now know that our phone calls, texts, emails, and online activities are all being recorded and monitored, and who knows what else? Some may say that if […]

How Public is Your Private Data?

How Public is Your Private Data?

How easy a target are you making yourself for hackers? You may think you’re being careful with your online data. You take all the recommended precautions and carefully configure your privacy settings on Facebook, go by a pseudonym on Twitter, and only connect with people you’ve actually met in person on LinkedIn. You may think […]

How the Internet Was Born: ARPANET and Beyond

How the Internet Was Born: ARPANET and Beyond

What’s the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web? Tech-savvy people know there’s a difference, but may be hard-pressed to explain exactly what it is. But most would probably tell you that the Internet came before the Web — and they’d be right. It all started with ARPANET in the 1960s… While computers […]

Who Keeps Us Safe Online?

Who Keeps Us Safe Online?

Like a glacier in the sea, only a fraction of the World Wide Web is visible by search engines. Google has indexed trillions of pages on the web, but the monolithic search engine really only scrapes the surface. Though they’re constantly crawling the web and adding new pages, search engines can only access about 1% […]

How the Internet Makes the World Richer

How the Internet Makes the World Richer

In the Internet era, we all love the convenience of shopping online. Most anything you could imagine is available at the click of a mouse, without ever having to leave your home. And as the number of people using the Internet around the world has increased almost 10 times faster than the world’s population growth, […]

The World’s 6 Most Extreme Wi-Fi Hotspots

The World’s 6 Most Extreme Wi-Fi Hotspots

In the 21st century, we’re used to having Internet access everywhere we go. Whether you’re driving down the road following directions on your smartphone, answering emails at a cafe, or googling trivia answers in a bar, there’s no longer a need to be chained to your desk in order to go online. Today there are literally […]

Tech Patriots: The Rise of the Hacktivist

Tech Patriots: The Rise of the Hacktivist

“Hacker” wasn’t always a pejorative term, and even today it may not mean exactly what you think. The term has a convoluted history, but its origins lie with some of the first computer programmers at MIT in the 1960s, who used it to label anyone who played around with computer programming software for the fun […]

Copyright, the Internet and Why It Matters to You

Copyright, the Internet and Why It Matters to You

Copyright law used to be fairly simple, when it all began — it only lasted for two years. The first copyright law was created in the 18th century: the British Statute of Anne 1710. Passed to protect the rights of authors, the statute required them to renew their copyright every two years. If you didn’t […]

You’re a Child of the…

You’re a Child of the…

You’ve probably noticed that once you’re out of school, it can get a bit harder to make new friends. It turns out there’s a scientific reason for that. Researchers say there are three conditions required for a real friendship to form: proximity; repeated, unplanned interactions; and a setting where each person can let down their guard. […]

Double Your SlideShare Views in Just 5 Minutes a Day

Double Your SlideShare Views in Just 5 Minutes a Day

If you’ve worked in a typical office before, the words “PowerPoint presentation” just might prompt an involuntary shudder. Most of us have memories of sitting through those boring presentations at the office, watching endless bullet points on familiar templates, reading business strategies in Comic Sans, and cringing at the liberal use of cliche clip art. […]