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How to make sure you're getting the internet speeds you pay for

You should know how to check the speed of your home internet connection so that you are getting what you pay for. CNBC's Todd Haselton explains why home internet speeds matter and how to check if you' ... read more

If the Internet Makes You Sad or Angry, Read Tocqueville — and James Poulos

Detail of portrait of Alexis de Tocqueville by Théodore Chassériau, 1901 (Library of Congress) We are not merely individuals. We’re also relational beings, in need of love and friendship. The Art of B... read more

This ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Twitter thread has the internet sobbing

The Crazy Rich Asians movie has wowed the Hollywood establishment with its 92 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and with its expected box-office riches. It’s also had quite an impact on Asian writers. ... read more

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Chinese internet stock sell-off may shake faith in FANGs

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A steep downturn in heavyweight Chinese internet stocks and recent weakness in half of the so-called FANG group have some investors worried that a key component of Wall Stree... read more

For 9 Hours, Cubans Got Internet in an Unusual Place: Everywhere

If you walk through Havana, you’ll usually see groups of people huddled around certain plazas, parks and side streets with their cellphones held up to their faces. These people are online. In order to ... read more

How Slender Man embodies the fears of our digital age

When the internet created the Slender Man, it did not realize it had made manifest the fears of a whole generation adrift in the digital age. Faceless, amorphous, and boundless, the tall black-suited ... read more

38 mind-boggling optical illusions that have stumped the internet

In the past two years, the internet has given us The Dress, a photo of a mysterious missing leg, and this disorienting floor design. If you're still hungry for more, INSIDER rounded up a mix of classi... read more

The Internet of Animals: Using tagged wildlife as a global network of environmental sensors

The final pieces are now in place for an international effort to take wildlife tracking to a new level. The International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space (ICARUS) seeks to attach tiny tran... read more

Battle of the internet titans

Once upon a time, when Al Gore invented it, the internet was a rutted dirt road that got you where you wanted to go as long as you knew DOS (disk operating system). Now you pay extra for “high speed” ... read more

Egypt president approves law tightening Internet controls

CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed off on a law tightening controls over the Internet in the country, the official gazette said Saturday, August 18. The legislation on "c... read more

Fund to support Russian citizen Butina jailed in US opens on Internet - lawyer

WASHINGTON, August 18. /TASS/. A fund in support of Russian citizen Maria Butina, currently in custody in the United States, was opened on the Internet, her lawyer Robert Driscoll told TASS on Friday. ... read more

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