26 Crazy Facts You Never Knew About Google

26 Crazy Facts You Never Knew About Google

New round here? Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed.Think you’re a Google expert? Maybe your Google-fu skills allow you to find any bit of information that’s ever graced the World Wide Web. You know all the right search tricks, which Boolean operators are allowed, the shortcuts, the easter eggs, the games. Your friends […]


How To Beat Facebook Addiction

It doesn’t matter when or where. You could be sitting in a meeting at work, or listening to a lecture at school. You could be at the movies with friends, or at the dinner table with family. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing (as long as you’re not driving). Your fingers are twitching. You find […]


Major Cyber Attacks: Are We Prepared for Digital Combat?

The words “terrorist attack” usually bring to mind physical violence: events like bombings, kidnappings, hijackings and hosting-taking. The more violent they are, the more they stay in our memories; the deadliest attacks have also been the most widely-known. And the number of terrorist attacks like these has been rising around the world. But although terrorist […]


How to Set Up a VPN (and Why You Should)

Think your Internet connection is secure from hackers and spies? You know your basic online safety tips. You’re careful at home, scrutinizing your email for phishing attempts, never giving out personal information, and installing nothing unknown on your computer. When you’re out and about, connecting to public Wi-fi, you verify you’re on the right network […]


Which is the Most Secure Web Browser?

Think you know which web browser will keep you and your data safe online? The real answer may surprise you. It turns out that ranking web browser security isn’t all that cut and dried. There are a lot of factors that go into safe browsing online, and when you take them all into account, perhaps […]


Why Facebook Spent 22 Billion+ on 14 Companies

It’s hard to believe Facebook’s been around for over a decade. Sure, ten years isn’t all that long, but in the short history of the Internet a decade is quite a long time. Not many social media networks can boast that kind of longevity. Back in 2004 when Facebook was launched, AOL, Hotmail, MapQuest, and […]


Know Your File Types: When to Use JPEG, GIF, & PNG

Trying to save space on image files? It can be tough to know exactly which filetype is the best to use. If you save your image as the wrong type, you could end up blurring a beautiful photo, losing all the detail of your logo, or turning a transparent background black. On your own computer, it’s easy […]


A Beginner’s Guide to Encryption

We all have our secrets. From minor indiscretions and bizarre fears, to serious sins and outright crime, every person on this planet has something they’d rather keep others in the dark about. Even if you think you have nothing to hide, you probably still appreciate your right to privacy. After all, even someone with no […]


40 Years of Personal Computing

Computers have probably been around longer than you think. Charles Babbage began to theorize about computers in the early 1800s, imagining a machine that could automatically calculate basic arithmetic and print out the results. After reading about his “Analytical Engine,” Ada Lovelace not only wrote the very first computer program, but predicted the future of […]


Startup Salaries: Why Less Is More

Think you could strike it rich by starting your own company? You’re not the only one. It’s no surprise many entrepreneurs dream of becoming millionaires. After all, the startups we always hear about are the wildly successful ones. Mark Zuckerberg is now one of the top 20 richest people in the world after starting Facebook […]


Blast From the Past: Web Design Trends You’ll Never Forget

What’s your very first memory of the World Wide Web? Maybe you searched the web using Excite or AltaVista, or typed in an AOL keyword you’d heard in a TV commercial. Or maybe you vividly remember your first personal home page on Geocities, complete with frames, animated gifs, and a blinking marquee in Comic Sans. […]


How to Stay Safe on Facebook

Facebook’s still growing in popularity every year. In fact, it now has almost as many users as there are people living in China! You’d think such a popular program would be well-loved, but it still has quite the reputation problem, mostly stemming from its apparent lack of respect for individual privacy. It makes sense: Their […]


Beginner’s Guide to Dropped Domains

In the beginning of the World Wide Web era, not many people realized the potential of this new technology. The first six domain names in history were registered in 1985, but it took another ten years after that for domain registrations to really start to pick up. Many of the world’s first dot com websites […]


Where in the World Are Top Tech Billionaires From?

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 a lot of the same key traits that led them […]


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 […]