Famous Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o's "girl-friend" was a hoax. "Bob" held down several real-world jobs while out-sourcing his work to China. And, "Robin Sage" fooled top security officials until her creator revealed she was a fake. It's getting harder than ever to say who's really "real" on the Internet.
All things network from Web browsers to wireless networking to IPv6 with your host, and long-time networking hand, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
Under intolerable legal pressure, brilliant, but depressed, hacker and Internet freedom advocate Aaron Swartz took his own life. We should strive to prevent this from happening to anyone else.
From a user's viewpoint cellular and Wi-Fi networks will be merging within the next few years.
No more idle chit-chat, Gigabit Wi-Fi, thanks to 802.11ac, is on its way to your home and corporate networks.
Did you think the desktop Web browser wars were over? Hah! Depending on whose numbers you use, Internet Explorer or Chrome has already won; the real battle is for second place. I explain what’s going on.
When we think tech. holiday shopping, we usually think of the big-ticket items—TVs, tablets, and smartphones—but come the big day itself the holiday may not be that festive it if we don't get the small-ticket items they need to work as well.
If Facebook playing games with Instagram's terms of services has left you with a bad taste in your mouth, here are some Instagram alternatives for you.
Join me for the "first" computer Christmas season: when PCs cost thousands of dollars, hard-drives boasted of having megabytes of storage, and connecting to the Internet happened at 1,200 bits per second.
At about 11:45 AM U.S. Eastern time Gmail went down for approximately half-an-hour. [UPDATED}
Months after iOS 6's release, some users, especially iPhone 4s owners, are still reporting Wi-Fi problems. Will iOS 6.1 finally solve their connectivity woes?