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Running out of Internet addresses: What IPv4 exhaustion means for you

ARIN's announcement that it has run out of IP addresses has hastened a move to IPv6. Here's what you need to know.

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Google receives steady stream of 'right to be forgotten' requests

Google continues to receive a steady stream of requests to delist specific search results as a result of a controversial European court ruling.

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Criminalize websites that refuse to delete terrorist content, say MEPs

Website operators should be held criminally liable if they fail to remove content that incites terrorism, Members of the European Parliament voted Wednesday. But they also wants these companies to voluntarily cooperate with...

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Google's Loon balloons now fly for three months

Google is succeeding in keeping high-altitude balloons aloft in the stratosphere for more than three months at a time -- a key goal in its ambitious Project Loon program to deliver Internet from the sky.

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Google publishes shopping stats to help you avoid the Black Friday rush

The tech giant's number-crunching prowess can help you decide when to hit the coffee shop instead of the next big box retailer.

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Inside RankBrain: What Google's new search algorithm means to you

Google's RankBrain search-algorithm update has been live for months, but the company just recently confirmed the existence of the new machine-learning component. Here's a breakdown of RankBrain, along with a list of few important...

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Never fear, Smith is here! Netflix is bringing back Lost in Space

Netflix turns to 1960s television for its next original with Lost in Space reboot.

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How digital avatars will inspire – or frighten – us to better health

Armed with our medical information, digital clones may show us what we are now – and what we could be in the future .

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Apple and app streaming: Unlikely, but never say never

Apple is unlikely to follow Google into app streaming unless the model gains significant traction with consumers.

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Reddit to honor 'Do Not Track' requests from visitors to its website

Reddit has decided to honor 'Do Not Track,' a feature that will ensure that it does not download third-party analytics on to browsers that enable the option to access its online discussion website and other services.

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Cloud services targeted as French Senate enlarges police search powers

Three more months of extraordinary police powers, and the extension of warrantless searches to include cloud storage services accessible from computers in France: Those were among the changes voted unanimously by French senators...

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FTC allows 'selfies' for parental consent under COPPA

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, after a long debate, has allowed the use of a new method involving phone or webcam photographs of parents to verify that the person providing consent for a child to use an online service is in fact...


Eight more years of leap-second problems loom as governments punt decision to 2023

Leap seconds like the one that caused more than 2,000 networks to fail at the end of June will be part of the sysadmin's lot until at least 2023, as an intergovernmental conference has put off a decision on abolishing them until at...

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Google+ rides again with a redesign focused on communities of interest

Google isn't done with its attempts at running a social network. On Tuesday, the company gave Google+ a redesign focused on people getting together around shared interests.


😱 Oxford Dictionaries selects 'face with tears of joy' emoji as word of the year

Oxford Dictionaries has selected its word of the year and it's one that will make you go 😱.

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Cisco adds programmability to Internet routers

Worked with leading Web companies to enhance IOS XR

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Google Voice Search is getting smarter

Recent improvements in the Google app let the search engine understand you better and handle more complex queries delivered in natural language.

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How the Internet responded to the Paris terror attacks

After horrific attacks in France, the Internet showed its support.

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