Category: Internet

25th Anniversary of the World Wide Web

A NeXT Computer and its object oriented development tools and libraries were used by Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau at CERN to develop the world’s first web server software, CERN HTTPd, and also used to write the first web browser, WorldWideWeb. A little history about NeXT… NeXT was founded in Read More >

Microscopic Horror Of A Mosquito Bite

Stare in amazement as an anaesthetised mouse has its skin scoured for delicious blood cells. Capillary feeding by Anopheles gambiae. The proboscis is inserted along the lumen of the blood vessel. Credit: Choumet et al, PLOS 2012.

Happy retirement Google Reader!

After 8 years on the job, Google Reader is retiring on July 1st. Thank you for being there for us all this time! How to Switch from Google Reader to Feedly 1. Log In to Google: Make sure you are logged in to your Google Reader account. 2. Go to You’ll be greeted by Read More >

Google Takes Street View Tech Into the Grand Canyon

Google Maps has officially stepped into what may be its most difficult challenge yet — mapping the alleys, ledges and trails of the world unreachable by Street View’s cars, tricycles and snowmobiles. The effort formally began on foot Monday as Google took three of its Trekker backpacks down into the Read More >

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet

Tell Congress not to censor the internet NOW! – PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law Read More >

What happens on the Internet every 60 seconds?

This is what’s happening every minute on the internet: Search engine Google serves more that 694,445 queries 6,600+ pictures are uploaded to Flickr 600 videos are uploaded to YouTube, amounting to 25+ hours of content 695,000 status updates, 79,364 wall posts and 510,040 comments are published on social networking site Read More >

How fast is your Internet?

Check out this website and test your Internet today! Here are my results… I remember a few years ago I thought 33k was fast – = Update 2016-11-01 = –