Facebook’s internet-beaming drone managed not to crash on its second outing

Facebook's internet-beaming drone suffered a crash landing at the end of its debut outing last year. However, the team has clearly improved its design, on Thursday reporting a successful test...

Unicode 10.0, with gender-inclusive and 53 other new emojis, arrives

Unicode Consortium officially released Unicode 10.0 with 56 new emojis. The list of new emojis include a woman breastfeeding a baby, a woman wearing a hijab, and a “gender-inclusive” child,...

OneWeb’s satellite network approved to bring the internet to isolated spots

The Federal Communications Commission approved a plan by OneWeb to put satellites closer than ever to the Earth's surface, which will result in much faster communications than older networks at...

Are jerkasses stealing your Wi-Fi? Here’s how to find out, and stop them

Is your internet connection running slower than usual? Do Netflix movies show up in a lower resolution than expected? One of your neighbors might be stealing your Wi-fi. If so,...

SpaceX will start launching more than 4,000 broadband internet satellites in 2019

Potentially ideal for people currently residing in rural areas of the world, SpaceX is moving forward with launching a mesh network of satellites that will provide internet service within the...

Are you sacrificing your privacy for cheaper internet?

Earlier this month, President Trump signed off on an order that halted upcoming rules that would’ve prevented internet service providers from collecting and sharing user data without consent. As it stands,...

What’s it like to use AOL dial-up internet in 2017?

It wasn’t so long ago that dial-up was normal, but going back to 56K after years of faster connections can be a frustrating experience. The post What’s it like to use...

Through the wire, to the limit, to the wall: the 5 best ethernet cables

While our world may be transitioning to wireless connectivity, Ethernet connections are still faster and less prone to lag times than traditional Wi-Fi networks. Here are five of our favorite...

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Alcatel Idol 4 quick review: The design is surely different

Alcatel is latest in league to come up with a VR-studded smartphone. The phone, called the Idol 4, launched in India today at...