Between 2000 and 2005, Flash was the primary tool used by a generation of creative artists, animators and small studios that wanted to quickly produce content and distribute it on the web. However, Flash's popularity died almost over night when Apple CEO Steve Jobs wrote a letter titled “Thoughts on Flash” in which he explained why the software would never come to the iPhone. … [Read more...] about The Internet Archive will stop all your favorite Flash games and animations vanishing into the ether
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According to Comcast, 95 percent of its customers don’t get close to using that much data per month; over the last six months, the median monthly data use was around 308GB. But as the coronavirus pandemic keeps people working from home and students learning remotely, the internet is feeling the strain of the increased use — even though, so far, it’s held up relatively well. … [Read more...] about Comcast to impose home internet data cap of 1.2TB in more than a dozen US states next year
Lots of applications are driving this growth, but most notable is video. Video surpassed peer-to-peer file sharing as the largest type of Internet traffic in 2010. It's expected to account for more than 50 percent of consumer Internet traffic by sometime this year. By 2015, on-demand video traffic will be the equivalent of three billion DVDs per month, and one million minutes worth of video will cross global IP networks every second. … [Read more...] about Bandwidth explosion: As Internet use soars, can bottlenecks be averted?
This works, the engineers explained, because the "speed of light is faster in a vacuum than in fiber, so the space lasers have exciting potential for low latency links." This will also enable Starlink to better serve users where the satellites can't see a fixed ground station. Starlink has already tested this and the prototype space lasers on two satellites that transmitted gigabytes of data per second. Add the engineers: "Bringing down the cost of the space lasers and producing a lot of them fast is a really hard problem that the team is still working on." … [Read more...] about The ins and outs of Starlink: Internet from the sky
Spamhaus is already responsible for blocking a huge quantity of spam messages but the deal with ICANN will further its efforts to create a safer, more secure internet. In addition, any domain names that are included in the Spamhaus Data Feeds can be passed on to the relevant law enforcement agencies or used by the ICANN compliance department. … [Read more...] about Spamhaus partners with ICANN to tackle epidemic email abuse