Welcome, readers! As you strive to make sense of the Internet and the World Wide Web, these 10 terms are bound to be very helpful.   1. The Web vs. the Internet The Internet is a vast 'interconnection of computer networks'. It is comprised of millions of computing devices that trade volumes ...
London: Scientists have developed a new technology that could help connect every household to very high speed internet at lower costs. The innovative technology will help address the challenges of providing households with high bandwidths while future-proofing infrastructure against the exponential...
China has launched an investigation into search giant Baidu after the death of a student who tried an experimental cancer therapy he found online. Wei Zexi, who died last month from a rare form of cancer, had sought the treatment from a hospital that came top of the list on his Baidu web search.Bai...
Microsoft is forcing people to use its Bing search engine with the Cortana digital assistant in Windows 10. Every search done this way will also be piped only through its recently released Edge browser.In a blogpost, Microsoft said it was making people use Bing so they could get the most out of oth...
When you're stuck in a traffic jam wreathed in fumes or squeezed onto a sweltering commuter train, the promised future of a smart, efficient transport system may seem like a utopian dream. But optimistic technologists assure us relief from this gridlocked hell is closer than we think. And it's all...
The European Union's digital chief wants search engines such as Alphabet Inc's Google and Microsoft's Bing to be more transparent about advertising in web search results but ruled out a separate law for web platforms. European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip, who is overseeing a wide-ranging...
Russian search engine Yandex said on Tuesday it planned to capitalize on its expertise in data analysis to develop its business beyond Russia which could help to drive its expansion as advertising revenue growth slows.   Yandex, the market-leading Internet search engine in Russia with a marke...
The French data protection authority said it has fined Google (GOOGL.O) 100,000 euros ($111,720) for not scrubbing web search results widely enough in response to a European privacy ruling. The only way for Google to uphold the Europeans' right to privacy was by delisting inaccurate results po...
Google is launching Slides Q&A today, a new feature for Slides, its PowerPoint competitor. With Slides Q&A, presenters can get questions and general feedback from their audience — and audience members can vote for their favorite questions.   Slides Q&A is rolling out globally to...
Researchers often need to go beyond Google to find the kind of medical journal articles and flat data files necessary for their work. But many journal articles are locked away in databases like JSTOR or PubMed, which don’t have the reliable search capabilities of an engine like Google — so resea...

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