Moreover, there's another factor to consider which is data caps. About two years ago Comcast introduced an increased 1TB data cap effective to most customers and that was seen as a positive thing, while other companies like AT&T said they would impose a cap except to those subscribers who also had contracted TV service (AT&T owns DirecTV). … [Read more...] about Comcast aims to combat cord cutting by limiting major internet speed increases to cable subscribers (Updated)
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Reports that Microsoft would use some method to stifle the secondhand game market on its next console first surfaced over a year ago, though this report is one of the strongest indications that such a system would require an Internet connection. Tying the system to the Internet would limit the next Xbox's potential reach, but maybe not as much as you might think—a 2010 study found that only 27 percent of Xbox 360s weren't connected to the Internet, and that number has likely declined in the years since. … [Read more...] about Report: Next Xbox will use persistent ’Net connection to block used games
There used to be a joke that the only reason why people use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge was to download other browsers. While it may still partly hold true but if recent numbers are to be believed then Microsoft is making a comeback in the browser space. As per numbers released by NetMarketShare (via Bleeping Computers), Microsoft Edge is now the second most popular internet browser in the world. Microsoft Edge has ‘edged’ Mozilla Firefox into third place and now has 7.59% market share. Firefox in the third spot has 7.19% market share. At number four is also a Microsoft browser — Internet Explorer 11 — with 5.60% market share with Apple’s Safari rounding off the top 5 with 3.62% market share. Google Chrome remains the undisputed number one internet browser with a whopping 68.50% market share. These numbers are for the month of March in 2020. Opera, Yandex and UC Browser were some of the other internet browsers in the top 10. As for … [Read more...] about Microsoft Edge is the second most internet browser in the world
Because of net neutrality rules, ISPs aren't allowed to block or throttle lawful Internet traffic and cannot accept payments in exchange for prioritizing some online services over others in the network path to customers' homes or mobile devices. The rules were implemented using the FCC's Title II authority over common carriers, and Pai intends to eliminate the FCC's classification of ISPs as common carriers. … [Read more...] about Net neutrality rules took away your Internet freedom, FCC chair claims
This new paradigm generates enormous amounts of Internet traffic. High-definition video requires big bandwidth, and real-time applications tolerate very little delay. UC-San Diego estimates that 55% of total American information consumption, or 1,991 exabytes per year, is (brace yourself) video games. If just 10% of these games moved online, they would generate twice the worldwide Internet traffic of 2008. Video is not always the most important content on the Web, but it defines the architecture and capacity of (and often pays for) the networks, data centers, and software that make all the Web’s wonders possible. … [Read more...] about Forget the exaflood—get ready for the “exacloud”!