Author: John Dilley

5 Countries Most Notorious for Cyber-Crime

By now, we have all heard about the “Heartbleed” bug which infected many OpenSSL-secured systems across the world. The potentially catastrophic results of its existence have not yet been determined, and sources say hackers could have been exploiting the vulnerability since November 2013. The scary thing about cyber-crime is that it’s not going anywhere. In fact, according to reports by “The Wire,” cyber-crime has increased by 75 percent since last year. The internet is growing and so, too, are the number of cyber criminals. Society has become reliant on modern technology to the point that many of us are...

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5 Online Companies that Failed to Monetize

There have been many Internet startups over the years that have started off with a boom, only to fade into oblivion. While Evan Williams, the co-founder of Twitter, said “having a large number of users and the inability to monetize them is a non-existent problem,” many online companies would disagree with him. We found five companies that had an overwhelming number of users, but they couldn’t figure out a way to capitalize on and profit from their following. 1. AOL Instant Messenger AOL never could draw in any profit from AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). AIM emerged in the late...

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Google Fiber Update and Top 5 Future Google Fiber Cities

It’s been one year since Google Fiber officially launched in Kansas City. Provo, Utah was right behind Kansas City as the next place for Google Fiber to be installed. One of the goals, according to an INC article, of the lightning fast Internet is to “spark a surge in the region’s start up activity.” So, has Google Fiber helped the two cities it’s launched in so far? Let’s take a look at the progress one year in to see if Google Fiber is living up to the hype. How are Provo and Kansas City doing with Google Fiber? Just...

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Unplug From Cable With These Internet-Based Alternatives

According to MarketWatch, cable subscribers have been declining since 2004, and cable companies are expected to lose about 1.3 million more subscribers in 2014. Both as a result and a cause of cable’s decline, alternatives have been popping up to snag both cable subscribers and nonsubscribers alike. Many of these are centered on the Internet, such as streaming services, websites, and set-top boxes, so they are newer developments than Blu-rays and DVDs, though these are still viable options to traditional cable. If you’re thinking it’s time to unplug, let’s look at your internet-based entertainment options. Streaming Services Streaming services...

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Deciding Between Chromecast or Roku

Say goodbye to streaming boxes and hello to even smoother services. Chromecast and Roku both offer stick HDMI thumbnail sized devices that plug into the HDMI port on your TV. You just plug in the stick and connect it to your Wi-Fi network. Both products look alike, but perform differently, so it is important to understand how each product functions. Chromecast Functions Chromecast streams video straight from your tablet, smartphone or laptop to your TV through an app on your mobile device. It is different from other airplay devices because you operate it only from your mobile device. When...

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