The cost of your internet service, or your bundle if you are getting multiple services, is usually pretty clear cut. However, have you noticed your total bill creeping up? Or were you surprised when the bill for your first month came in? Hidden fees are, unfortunately, a staple with most providers. We break them down here, so you can see what you might encounter after you sign up.
While there was so much that went on in the world last year (as well as this year so far), we should not forget that there are constant technological developments that allow us to better communicate and interact with each other. Last year, 4G mobile technology was a crucial part of that, and we saw the expansion of that generation into nearly every aspect of our lives but what about the next generation, 5G?
Smartphones have become a part of our daily existence. For most of us, we don't do anything in life without them, and we feel disconnected or out of touch when we go long periods without using our phones. A big reason for this is simply how convenient these devices are. Sometimes we forget, but you can access nearly all the information in the world - and communicate with pretty much anyone - all by reaching into your pocket and grabbing a device that is no more than a few square inches big. But just how big
We are seeing an uptick in online learning lately for several reasons, perhaps most prominently that there are many children engaged in virtual learning due to the ongoing pandemic. Whether formally or informally, we are now testing the limits of our online learning infrastructure and devising new methods to teach and learn online every single day. While many of the news stories and focus are on children and student learning, we should not forget about adult learners and their interests and needs. Many peop
It's hard to find an area of our lives that has not been impacted profoundly by the internet, but dating is perhaps one of the most interesting areas to look at. After all, dating – the process of trying to find a mate – is a core human activity. Therefore, it makes a lot of sense that the internet, which is a technology designed to help people connect and communicate, has been put to use in the search for love.
The digital age we now live in has given us so much. Handheld devices we carry in our pockets make it possible for us to communicate instantly with people all over the globe, shop for the things we need, manage our finances, do our jobs, and so much more. However, because the internet has become so intertwined with everything we do, it's also become a major hotbed for risk. Criminals looking to steal money or information (with the hope of stealing money) and threaten the security and stability of nations ha
Reducing your monthly expenses and maximizing the value you get from what you spend are two critical components of financial security. Often, in moments of stress, we think that the only way to "fix" our money issues is to earn more, but this is not always the best solution, especially when doing so causes you physical, mental, or emotional harm.
With more and more of our lives online than ever before, each and every one of us has a trail of data that we've left behind on the internet. For many, this raises a whole host of questions related to personal privacy and data ownership ethics. However, because of our dependence on the internet, those who genuinely don't want their data out there are faced with a dilemma, for existing outside of the digital world is quite difficult.
Perhaps one of the most exciting developments to come out of the digital revolution is communicating using video. In the early days of video calling, the quality was poor, and it seemed like it was more hassle than it was worth. However, the technology has improved considerably, as have the devices and networks we use these technologies on. This has made it possible to video chat with friends, family, colleagues, and more both at home and on-the-go.
Looking at the most popular websites of the year gives us a look into what the internet is primarily being used for, helping us better understand the role it has assumed in our lives and what it might look like moving forward.