Here’s why web pages still load so slowly even though our connections are getting faster

James O'Malley Web 2.0, Websites 1 Comment

Ever wondered why sometimes it feels like the web is stuck in 1998? Even though we have super-fast fibre optic broadband, pages still don't load instantly and we still have to watch stuff gradually appear... so why? It turns out that websites are getting bloated. According to some fascinating research by The Whir, in only…

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Is Google going to downgrade websites that don’t use encryption?

Stuart O'Connor Google, Internet Leave a Comment

Google is looking at giving more prominent search rankings to websites that use encryption to promote better online security practices, according to reports. The Wall Street Journal says that Google is giving bonus points in its ranking algorithm to web pages that are encrypted. It says that Google hopes the move will prod developers to…

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"Troll Bill" could mean the end of web nasties. But will it cost us our web freedom too?

Gerald Lynch Columns & Opinion, Internet, Tech Digest news, Websites 2 Comments

Trolls: as pervasive on the web as trojans, dodgy porn and those picture you just knew you should have deleted from your camera. Spouting out abusive comments on chat rooms, social networks and forums, the era of the web troll…

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GUIDE: What to look for when buying a website domain name

Gerald Lynch Features, Guides, Internet, Round ups, Tech Digest news, Websites 23 Comments

What's in a name? Well, quite a lot when it comes to the web, actually. Picking the perfect domain name can be as difficult as naming a child, and when you think about how much time and effort you're…

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