In what is a good, but totally logical step for Netflix, the company is rolling out an update to allow for multiple profiles on a single account. This allows the app to provide personalized suggestions to each user on what movies or TV shows to watch.
I had been putting off reviewing D-Link’s Wireless N300 Range Extender (DAP-1320) because I wasn’t sure what to say about it. The product allows you to share your Wireless N Internet signal across your entire home so you can easily jump online even in difficult areas, such as the basement, attic and the like. And it delivers a connection speed of up to 300 Mbps.
This 20-minute documentary On The Brink of a Networked Society examines how the connectivity revolution is re-shaping business and society by changing the rules of how we communicate with each other.
It features a series of interviews with a mix people including David Weinberger, author of the Cluetrain Manifesto; Catherine Fake, founder of Flickr; Eric Wahlforss, co-founder of Soundcloud; and Ola Ahlvarsson, CEO of Keynote Systems. Each interviewee discusses the emerging opportunities being enabled by inexpensive broadband connectivity and “the Internet of Things”.
The documentary mentions a number of interesting facts that reveal how connected we have become:
- 57% talk more online than in real life.
- 48% of 18-34 year olds check Facebook first thing in the morning.
- 1 out of 6 married couples met online.
- Kids aged 8 to 18 spend more than 7.5 hours a day with mobile devices.
- One in 5 global mobile subscribers has access to fast mobile Internet.
- Mobile searches have quadrupled in the last year.
- By 2014, mobile Internet will take over desktop Internet usage.
- By 2020, more than 50 billion devices will be connected.
Find out more on the Networked Society website.
This is World IPv6 day – a day that Wired calls the Nerdiest Holiday ever.
Many organizations – including Google and Facebook – are trying out the new IPv6 protocol today. The current addressing scheme for the internet uses IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4). But we are running out of addresses.
This is not about the election – it is about the need to consider this issue carefully before passing any new laws.
Michael Geist and David Fraser (here and here) have written detailed articles on this issue that I concur with and recommend. I want to weigh in as well as this is an important issue. I have a problem with legislation that erodes privacy and requires ISP’s or others to retain information for the sole purpose of government access to it. And when that access is not tempered by the need for a warrant.