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Is your internet too slow? Here’s how to speed it up while your family is stuck at home

Get rid of your ugly old router for good. (Photo: eero) — Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Whether you’re feeling sick or not, many of us are spending more time at home due to the outbreak of COVID-19. One unseen consequence? Realizing your home internet just isn’t up ... Read More »

6 reasons to get AT&T internet

There’s nothing like slow internet at home to bring you down. Knowing that while your neighbors might be enjoying 4K films streaming in multiple rooms, you’re stuck watching a buffering sign as your connection struggles to keep up. Switching internet provider is one of life’s little hacks — people hardly ever do it, even though it generally nets them a ... Read More »


Last week, the apex court of India pronounced the much-awaited judgment on the internet shutdown in the state of Jammu & Kashmir in the aftermath of abrogation of article 370 of the constitution. In recent years, internet shutdowns have become a norm in the Indian state. Internet was shut down 106 times in 2019 in India, according to the Internet Shutdown Tracker, a portal ... Read More »

Pinging Freedom: India lost $1.3 billion to internet shutdown

Moreover, reports from Twitter, Facebook and TikTok showed that most content takedown requests had come from India. India may be celebrating the advances it has made in terms of promotion of technology—the government is pushing Digital India—but a new report on internet shutdowns shows that the country also curbs internet freedom to a high degree. The Global Cost of Internet Shutdowns ... Read More »

Anti-CAA protests singe UP, leave 15 dead; internet suspended in Jaipur, Prayagraj

The death toll in Uttar Pradesh touched 15 as protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) continued to singe the state on Saturday. A police post was torched in Kanpur amid fresh incidents of protests reported from several districts of Uttar Pradesh. The latest death was reported from Rampur where one person died and several people, including policemen, injured as ... Read More »

Internet shut down in Iran in response to large-scale fuel protests

Iran has shut down its internet. In a bid to quell growing protests across the country over a sudden hike in gasoline prices three days ago, the Iranian government has severely restricted the nation’s online services. The blackout appears to be part of efforts to prevent people from organizing protests and disseminating news of the unrest. Oracle’s Internet Intelligence, which ... Read More »

How The Internet Of Things Will Turn Us Into Connected Workers

It might sound like the stuff of dystopian science fiction, but connecting workers and employees through the Internet of Things (IoT) will provide a significant boost to workplace productivity and safety. Even now, start-ups and major corporations are providing services which help businesses track their staff, and in the process their improvements to efficiency will force other businesses to follow ... Read More »

We Really Can’t Live Without the Internet

The internet came to life 50 years ago this week, with a simple message sent from the University of California, Los Angeles to the Stanford Research Institute. The system crashed only two characters into the transmission of the word “login”: SRI received only “lo” — “as in ‘lo and behold!’” in the words of UCLA’s Leonard Kleinrock. The UCLA terminal operators’ logbook, ... Read More »

Internet Challenges: Who’s Likely to Take Risk?

The “choking game” — and other clearly ill-advised and dangerous internet challenges — leave many parents wondering what drives teens to take the bait and participate. Now, a new study suggests that an underlying psychological disorder may be one reason why some kids jump at online dares such as the “Bird Box” challenge, where people walk around blindfolded, and the ... Read More »

Tonga faces weeks of internet disruption

People in Tonga could face several weeks without the internet due to a fault in the undersea cable that connects the Pacific nation to the rest of the world. Something went wrong with the fiber-optic cable on Sunday night. Initially it wiped out access to the internet almost entirely, and meant people couldn’t even make international phone calls. A small ... Read More »