For the Internet to work everything has to be kept in time and so when an unexpected leap second was added to the calendar on Saturday night and then Web sites around the world went haywire.
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.
The new version of Android, Jelly Bean, includes numerous new features and one of them is making Google's Chrome its new default Web browser. Chrome is also now available for Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. UPDATED 4:30 Eastern with ICS release.
You think 802.11n is fast with its up to 600Mbps , and you're looking forward to buying 802.11ac device with Gigabit speeds? Brace yourself, Terabyte Wi-Fi is on its way, and it won't interfere with any other near-by Wi-Fi transmission.
You may not have noticed it, but Facebook switched your default e-mail address to your Facebook e-mail address over the weekend. What? You didn't know you had a Facebook address? Well you do now!
It wasn't from an attack or from too many Euro 2012 football fans, Twitter's crash came from a failure with an update of Twitter's own infrastructure.
Twitter went down at about 12 Eastern time leaving us “Tweetless." For some users, the site has started coming back up at about 1:15 Eastern time. [UPDATE 3:45 PM Eastern]
Get ready to bid adieu to your local bookstore -- if you're lucky enough to still have one! -- as e-books sales surpass hardcover book sales for the first time.
It's more of a marketing stunt than anything else, but Austalian electronics retailer Kogan really is charging IE 7 users an extra 6.8% "tax."
Microsoft is adding advertising to its voice over IP (VoIP) service Skype. Fortunately, there are lots of alternatives that don't stick an ad in your face while you're talking.
ICANN is approving as many as two thousand new top-level domains, but will any Website owner really want any of them?