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A compact resource of Internet-based tools for information retrieval, interaction, and computer-mediated communication (human communication via computers.

Jan 18 2016

Only 5% of Music downloads are legal

That’s right it’s been reported that around 95% of music downloads are illegal - An increase in legitimate music sales over the past year did not come close to offsetting the billions of dollars being lost to music piracy, with illegal downloads outnumbering the legal ones sold on-line by a factor of 20 to 1.

Jan 09 2016

Skype offers protection to criminals

German police are unable to decipher the encryption used in the internet telephone software Skype to monitor calls by suspected criminals and terrorists, Germany’s top police officer has reported.

Skype allows users to make telephone calls over the Internet from their computer to other Skype users free of charge. (VoIP)

Jan 06 2016

Heath Ledger’s death triggers net spike

Heath Ledger’s shock death caused one of the biggest internet spikes since the death of Steve Irwin in 2006, with news sites and search engines experiencing huge amounts of traffic.

Yahoo reported that four of the fastest moving search terms on its Buzz index were Ledger related, with searches on the quickest mover, “Heath Ledger”, sky-rocketing a staggering 110,285 per cent.

Nov 22 2015

Wikia Search gets luke warm reception

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Wikia Search, a potential rival to Google was launched yesterday but has already taken fire from Bloggers. Spawned from the co-founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales aim was to provide a search engine which internal workings were totally transparent to users and developers a like.

Nov 16 2015

Command Shift 3, the Hot or not of webdesign

Battle websites against each other in this ‘Hot or Not’ style interface. A great idea that introduces you to lots of new sites, not as involving as Stumbleupon, but then it doesn’t claim to be.

Its super fast, rapid fire voting system makes it easy to log on for a quick run through the latest sites out there.

Aug 24 2015

Top 10 most subscribed RSS feeds

According to Feedburner the Top 10 most subscribed RSS feeds to date are as follows:

Aug 09 2015

97 per cent of mobile network performance issues go unresolved

Actix, the recognized global leader for systems that enhance mobile network customer experience have revealed that resource constrained network engineers are only able to investigate three per cent of network issues every month!