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People applaud health workers from balconies in Barcelona, Spain.

Internet use in Spain shows a dip every day at 8 p.m. — when everyone collectively signs off to cheer on health workers

A Twitter campaign has inspired people staying home amid the coronavirus outbreak to lean out their windows once a day to cheer health workers.

YouTube is reducing the quality of videos for the next month — and it’s because increased traffic amid the coronavirus outbreak is straini...

YouTube, which accounts for roughly 35% of all global internet traffic, had previously announced measures to throttle video quality in Europe.

What to do if your internet goes down while you’re working from home

Your smartphone's WiFi hotspot feature is a temporary quick and dirty backup that could help if you need internet right now.

Coronavirus is helping to drive twice as much traffic as last year to Akamai’s networks, but Akamai’s CEO says its services are ‘run...

The coronavirus outbreak is placing heavy strain on the internet as more and more people are working from home.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for his confirmation hearing for a second term as chair of the commission before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill July 19, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Comcast, Charter, Verizon, and dozens of other internet and phone providers have signed an FCC pledge to ‘keep Americans connected’ even i...

The pledge means that participating companies won't cut off your internet if you can't pay your bill, and late fees will be waived.

AT&T is lifting all internet data caps and Comcast is cutting some introductory service fees in response to the shift to more home use amid the c...

AT&T is lifting data caps and Comcast is offering free internet service for 60 days to low-income families.

Steve Jobs made a bunch of predictions in the 80s and 90s about the future of technology — it turns out he nailed it

Although his later work at Apple influenced the way things turned out, he still offered a slew of predictions that are shockingly accurate today.
The 2020 census is moving online for the first time ever.

The number of Americans without reliable internet access may be way higher than the government’s estimate — and that could cause major pro...

The coronavirus is pushing people into a "digital first" society, and far more people could be left behind than the government's numbers estimate.

The best routers

One of the best routers is essential for maximizing the speed and coverage of the internet service you're paying for. Here are the best Wi-Fi routers.
Momo, a 10-year-old Pomeranian, attends an adoption drive.

Extra tails and chonky bellies are making animals go viral — and it’s a game changer for shelter pets

Your obsession with naughty, chonky, and quirky shelter animals is helping them find forever homes.