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When people first started using the telephone they would often yell into the wrong part, and when they did get on the phone, they had to figure out what to say to start a conversation: “Ahoy” was Alexander Graham Bell’s preferred option.

The First Telephone Book Had Fifty Listings and No Numbers We know exactly when the now-defunct expression “I’m in the book” became a saying: 1878. Since the advent of the internet, the print phone book has largely become an artifact of a past age. At least one city has attempted to ban the phone book’s …

When people first started using the telephone they would often yell into the wrong part, and when they did get on the phone, they had to figure out what to say to start a conversation: “Ahoy” was Alexander Graham Bell’s preferred option. Read More »

The first thing ever sold over the internet was marijuana. In the 1970s, students from Stanford sold weed to students at MIT using ARPANET to arrange the transaction.

What Was The First Thing Ever Bought On The Internet? Weed, Of Course (Computer History Museum) The Internet has been a boon for commerce, but back when it was more tape and spinning reel-to-reel machines than a mysterious set of digital tubes, online shopping was a thing of the future. So what was the first …

The first thing ever sold over the internet was marijuana. In the 1970s, students from Stanford sold weed to students at MIT using ARPANET to arrange the transaction. Read More »

When David Attenborough’s series “Blue Planet II” aired in 2017, so many Chinese fans downloaded the programme on the country’s online Tencent Video channel that the internet in China temporarily slowed down

Blue Planet II is so popular in China that it ’caused the internet to temporarily slow down’ B lue Planet II is so popular that it reportedly caused internet problems in China when millions of viewers tried to stream it at the same time. According to The Sunday Times, David Attenborough could be the most-watched …

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Comcast changed their brand from “Comcast Internet” to “Xfinity” because the comcast name had become associated with poor quality and service. The name change decision was made after a Comcast technician was recorded while sleeping on a customer’s couch.

Sleepy Comcast technician gets filmed, then fired Comcast might need to reassess its employment techniques. Not only did a technician in the Washington, D.C., area find it necessary to call Comcast’s help line in order to fix a straightforward Internet connection issue, but he also fell asleep on customer Brian Finkelstein’s couch. The humorous video …

Comcast changed their brand from “Comcast Internet” to “Xfinity” because the comcast name had become associated with poor quality and service. The name change decision was made after a Comcast technician was recorded while sleeping on a customer’s couch. Read More »

In 1997 Pope John Paul II had nominated St. Isidore of Seville to be the patron saint of the Internet, a seventh-century theologian and encyclopedist who tried to record everything ever known.

The patron saint of the internet is St Isidore of Seville, who tried to record everything ever known The patron saint of the internet is widely considered to be Saint Isidore of Seville, a Bishop and scholar, who was nominated for the role by the late Pope John Paul II, although the Vatican has yet …

In 1997 Pope John Paul II had nominated St. Isidore of Seville to be the patron saint of the Internet, a seventh-century theologian and encyclopedist who tried to record everything ever known. Read More »

The Trollface meme creator registered the said meme in 2010. As of 2015, he has already earned a little over $100,000 in licensing fees, settlements, and other payouts.

The Maker Of The Trollface Meme Is Counting His Money You’re probably familiar with this image, the infamous “trollface” that’s circulated the Internet for years. Someone drew the original trollface, and it’s 24-year-old Carlos Ramirez. Back in 2008, Ramirez should have been working on a college paper, but as was the case on most nights, …

The Trollface meme creator registered the said meme in 2010. As of 2015, he has already earned a little over $100,000 in licensing fees, settlements, and other payouts. Read More »

In Finland citizens legally have the right to an internet connection, similar to education and heath care.

Finland makes broadband a ‘legal right’ Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen. From 1 July every Finn will have the right to access to a 1Mbps (megabit per second) broadband connection. Finland has vowed to connect everyone to a 100Mbps connection by 2015. …

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A casino’s database was hacked through a smart fish tank thermometer

A Casino’s Database Was Hacked Through A Smart Fish Tank Thermometer A casino’s high-roller database was allegedly accessed via a security flaw in a fish tank. A cybersecurity executive has revealed that hackers used an Internet of Things (IoT) connected fish tank thermostat to gain access to a casino’s high-roller database. Darktrace CEO Nicole Eagan …

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Hours after being adopted from an animal shelter, 21-pound cat Pudding with saved her owners life. While suffering a diabetic seizure, Amy Jung’s newly acquired cat pounced his weight on her chest and began swatting her face and biting her nose until she gained consciousness.

Good kitty: These 6 ‘hero cats’ saved the humans they loved It’s not unusual these days for family pets to attain Internet fame — but this week, Tara the “hero cat” is reigning as queen over them all. A one-minute surveillance video captured the normally mellow family cat saving her human family member, a 4-year-old …

Hours after being adopted from an animal shelter, 21-pound cat Pudding with saved her owners life. While suffering a diabetic seizure, Amy Jung’s newly acquired cat pounced his weight on her chest and began swatting her face and biting her nose until she gained consciousness. Read More »

In 1999, a group of hackers discovered that they could enter any Hotmail account by simply entering “eh” as a password. It was fixed by Microsoft within two hours.

Tech Time Warp: Quite the Hotmail hack, eh? You might not want to admit it, but you may still have a Hotmail account kicking around. Once your premier account—perhaps an upgrade from AOL—it may now be your throwaway address. Once, though, Hotmail was hip—and quite a target for hackers. Hotmail and Rocketmail (later Yahoo!) were …

In 1999, a group of hackers discovered that they could enter any Hotmail account by simply entering “eh” as a password. It was fixed by Microsoft within two hours. Read More »

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