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How Internet Explorer really beat Netscape

Microsoft In 1994, I’d already been covering the internet for years and I knew it was going to change the world. Microsoft still hadn’t come around to that idea. In the first edition of Bill Gates’s book The Road Ahead, he barely mentions the internet. In the next edition, Gates ...

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AWS announces EC2 M6i using Ice Lake Xeon Scalable processors

Image: Intel Amazon Web Services has announced the availability of M6i instances that make use of Intel’s Ice Lake Xeon Scalable processors, and its Total Memory Encryption functionality. The performance bump over M5 instances is said to be an up-to-15% improvement for compute, and twice the networking speed of M5, ...

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WP Engine review: Delivers exactly what it promises

(image: WP Engine) If you’re looking for a web hosting provider, you have a tremendous number of choices. In my web hosting provider comparison guide — Best web hosting providers —  I looked at 15 providers that offer a wide range of plans. In this review, we’re going to dive into WP ...

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The best internet service providers in Seattle

There are few places in the country changing at the speed of Seattle. Its population grew 18.7% from 2010-2018, according to The Seattle Times, making it the fastest-growing city in the U.S. over that time. Along with the growth, the city wants to ensure that technology and infrastructure can keep up. ...

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Best DSL internet 2021: No fiber? No problem

DSL is a good option for businesses and consumers in search of internet service. It may not be as fast as fiber-optic internet, but it’s reliable, lower-priced, and readily available nationwide. We’ve reviewed DSL service providers by comparing the plans each company offers, internet speeds, and customer service ratings. The ...

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Does anyone really know what time it is? Facebook does

(Image: Shutterstock) We rarely think about keeping time. As Chicago sang in the 60s, “Does anyone really know what time it is? Does anyone really care?” But, technically, we care a lot.  Our technology can’t work worth a darn if the Network Time Protocol (NTP) isn’t keeping our servers and PCs ...

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Optus and TPG will have some 900MHz 5G spectrum set aside

Image: Chris Duckett/ZDNet Minister for Communications Paul Fletcher has directed the Australian Communications and Media Authority to set aside spectrum for Optus and TPG in the upcoming auction of low-band sub-1GHz spectrum. “This will guarantee these operators the opportunity to acquire 10MHz of 900MHz band spectrum at the auction to ...

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