Blog Posts for August, 2020

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Internet History: The Story of Domain Names

Internet History: The Story of Domain Names

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To help you better grasp the background and inner workings of a tool we use on a near-constant basis, we are presenting you with the complete history of domain names. Hopefully, after reading, you'll be able to wow your friends and family at trivia night with your knowledge of what domain names are and where and how they impacted our modern world history.

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The 3 Best Modem Router Combos for 2020

The 3 Best Modem Router Combos for 2020

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If you decide to forgo the devices that your cable ISP is giving you (with their associated rental fees), you may want to invest in an excellent modem router combo. While a modem might provide your home with internet and will be good if you are just connecting a device via a LAN port, the truth is that many devices and functions today all but require a WiFi Network in your home. This is where the modem router combo comes in.

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Where Can I Find The Cheapest Internet In The World?

Where Can I Find The Cheapest Internet In The World?

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Internet access has quickly become a human right, according to many organizations across the world. It has perhaps been the most significant technological change, practically no matter where you live and the advent of improved communications technologies and the ability to access more information than has ever been available across the course of human history. Yet whatever your opinion and hopes are regarding this trend, the reality is that most people around the world still must pay for internet access, whether through government-run providers, private ISPs, or something else entirely. Yet how expensive is internet across the world when comparing countries? Would it make a difference if you were to move or take an extended stay in another place?

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Is Your Internet Set Up Ready for These Awesome Smart Home Gadgets?

Is Your Internet Set Up Ready for These Awesome Smart Home Gadgets?

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You have likely seen the ads and articles about smart home tech already, and how a new revolution of digitally accessible and enhanced homes is upon us. Voice commands for everyone and everything, minimal waste with maximum comfort, and toast on a remote timer. It appears no modern convenience is beyond the household willing to embrace the latest and greatest technology and invest some money into the project.

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The 5 Best WiFi Mesh Systems for 2020

The 5 Best WiFi Mesh Systems for 2020

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There are a wide variety of WiFi mesh systems to choose from that should allow you to get precisely what you want and not have to worry about WiFi for years to come (so long as you have a good ISP and service deal to work from). How does a WiFi mesh system work? You install a single router in your home, but also have a series of nodes (the number is variable based on your package and needs) that act as relays and effectively create a "mesh" network that ensures the entire home is covered, reducing loading times and ping rate in the process. They are also easily adjustable and expandable if you find you want a bit more coverage.

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The Most Common Internet Scams in 2020

The Most Common Internet Scams in 2020

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Internet scams have been around nearly as long as people have been working and playing online, even when people's connections couldn't do much more than slowly load a picture and some email text at the same time. Even then, people would try to get money from supposed relatives, trick people into thinking an emergency has taken place, steal social security numbers, or take advantage of someone's generosity.

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How Much Internet Speed Does Your Smart Home Need?

How Much Internet Speed Does Your Smart Home Need?

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The smart home is becoming increasingly common. Whether in the form of a deliberate decision to upgrade as much as possible around your home or through a piecemeal effort, installing one device every couple of months until you suddenly realize you have a fully functioning smart home. Yet in addition to all the gadgets and new tech you can easily spend thousands of dollars on, there's another key and much simpler component to a good smart home: a reliable and stable internet connection. Yet what qualifies as stable? And how fast does a connection need to be? Is there anything else you need to know before diving headfirst into a smart home renovation?

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How to Protect Your Privacy When Using the Internet

How to Protect Your Privacy When Using the Internet

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Privacy is growing increasingly rare and valuable as we head into another decade of the digital age. As devices, apps, websites, and other marvels become more common (and always with us), it is clear that there is a trend towards less privacy for the sake of either physical security or convenience.

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Understanding Internet Bandwidth: Kbps, Mbps and Gbps Explained

Understanding Internet Bandwidth: Kbps, Mbps and Gbps Explained

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Fully grasping how the internet works would take longer than we have time for, but again, the point is not to master the concept but rather understand it. When it comes to the web, perhaps the two most important things you need to understand are bandwidth and speed. Often confused as being the same thing, these are two different, albeit related concepts. Both have an impact on the quality of your internet connection.

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The Story of the Web: A History Of Internet Browsers

The Story of the Web: A History Of Internet Browsers

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Embedded in the story of how the internet changed our lives forever is the history of the web browser. This is because it was the web browser that helped take the internet out of the academic world and into the mainstream, and once people got a taste of its power, they couldn't stop, leading to a full-on revolution. Today, the browser remains every bit as relevant; in fact, many people have come to associate the internet and their web browser as the same thing (which they're not). This makes it interesting and important to study web browsers' history, the computer programs that serve as the building blocks for our modern age.

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