The Rotting Internet Is a Collective Hallucination

Sixty years ago the futurist Arthur C. Clarke observed that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. The internet—how we both communicate with one another and together preserve the intellectual products of human civilization—fits Clarke’s observation well. In Steve Jobs’s words, “it just works,” as readily as clicking, tapping, […]

My advice about internet advice

I’m amazed at the power the nameless, faceless internet holds over most people. Especially for parenting-related advice today, if you found it on the internet, that’s somehow reason enough to qualify as solid advice.  This makes no sense. But I’m here for you fellow parents. Here’s the Daddy Days Guide […]

Comcast celebrates Kyle Busch’s 100th Xfinity win

Jared C. Tilton | Getty Images NASCAR’s Kyle Busch became the first driver in NASCAR Xfinity Series history to reach 100 wins with his victory in last Saturday’s race at Nashville Superspeedway, adding to his legacy as the most decorated driver in the Xfinity Series. To celebrate Busch’s 100 wins, […]

Southwest Airlines among websites impacted by global internet outage

A wave of brief internet outages hit the websites and apps of dozens of financial institutions, airlines and other companies across the globe Thursday. Internet monitoring websites including ThousandEyes, and Fing.comshowed dozens of disruptions, including to U.S.-based airlines.   Southwest Airlines reported a “brief outage” affecting its website and “internet-based […]

Devices to share internet on June 8. How to opt out

Amazon is planning to automatically enroll owners of its devices in a program that would share a slice of their internet connection with neighbors. Amazon confirmed in an email to USA TODAY that the program will launch on eligible Echo devices starting June 8.  Amazon Sidewalk is a low-bandwidth shared network […]

Amazon starts sharing your internet today

Check out what’s clicking on Amazon’s Echo devices are officially sharing your internet connection — unless you opted out, that is.  The e-commerce giant’s shared low-bandwidth network Amazon Sidewalk, which launched on eligible Ring devices last year, began working off eligible Echo devices Tuesday.   Ticker Security Last Change […]

Why was the internet down today

It wasn’t just you, the internet really did break today. Getty No, it wasn’t just you. The internet really did break on the morning of 8 June, causing lots of the biggest and most popular websites in the world to become unavailable. Including Forbes. So, what actually happened? I first […]