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SlashGear 101: What is IPv6?

SlashGear 101: What is IPv6?

Today is a vastly important day in the history of the internet as it is the day that IPv6 is being pushed with World IPv6 Day. Thusly it's important also that we let everyone know exactly what IPv6 is and how it will affect you and yours! This term IPv6 stands for Internet Protocol version 6 and it represents one piece of the Internet puzzle, the part that points to your device, in this case. While the internet has thus far been working with IPv4 which had a limited amount of "IP Addresses," we've now moved to IPv6 which allows a much more massive amount of devices to be handled than the previous generation.

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Do Not Track announced automatic in IE10

Do Not Track announced automatic in IE10

Microsoft has let it be known that their final release of the Internet Explorer 10 web browser software will have "Do Not Track" activated right out of the box. This information has upset advertisers across the board as web ad targeting - based on your online activities - is one of the current mainstays of big-time advertiser profits. What Do Not Track, or DNT does is to send out signal from your web browser, Internet Explorer 10 in this case, to websites letting them know that the user refuses to be seen in such a way.

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Google’s Pichai hints at Chome OS / Android convergence

Google’s Pichai hints at Chome OS / Android convergence

This year at All Things Digital's D10 conference, Google's Senior Vice President of Chome and Applications Sundar Pichai was interviewed by Walk Mossberg, speaking about both Chrome and Android in one. The main object of their discussion, which also included Google's Senior Vice President of Advertising Susan Wojcicki, was indeed Chrome OS but also Chrome as a web browser, and how it's overtaken the former king Internet Explorer in world browser share. Perhaps the most interesting bit of the conversation, on the other hand, sat squarely in the world of Android, and how Pichai saw mobile and not-so-mobile Google operating systems converging.

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“Bat-Signal for the Internet” teased by “Internet Defense League”

“Bat-Signal for the Internet” teased by “Internet Defense League”

This week you'll find that no greater defense against those that would have their evil way with the web can be found than the "Bat-Signal for the Interet" as teased by Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian. This fellow is one of several internet activists working together to protest web-containing bills such as SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA, three of the more famous bits of legislation to have popped up in Washington and abroad this past several months. To defend said internet, Ohanian and friends will be working in what they call the "Internet Defense League" with which they intend to be taken entirely seriously.

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Yahoo! Axis security issue discovered

Yahoo! Axis security issue discovered

Yahoo! launched its Axis search browser for iOS, PCs, and Macs this morning, but did it rush it out the door? Some have found it strange how Yahoo! offers Axis as an extension rather than an actual browser, and that may have lead to a security issue with Chrome. Extensions are signed with a security certificate so that Google knows it comes from a trusted source. Yahoo! seem to have included its own private certificate in the browser code for all to see.

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Yahoo! Axis browser debuts

Yahoo! Axis browser debuts

Everyone may be content using Google as their primary search provider, but Yahoo! still has a horse in the race. The company has unveiled its latest creation, dubbed Axis, a new browser designed to make searching more visual and intuitive. Dedicated apps are available for the iPhone and iPad, while Axis serves as a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on PCs and Macs.

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Chrome 19 Stable release adds tab syncing

Chrome 19 Stable release adds tab syncing

Google has unleashed the Stable release version of Chrome 19, adding tab syncing capabilities that will allow you to access the same tabs on your smartphone from where you left off on your computer or vise versa. If you found something interesting while browsing the web at work you won't have to lose your place when you get home or go on the road.

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Kylo web browser for TV turned Open Source overnight

Kylo web browser for TV turned Open Source overnight

There's been a relatively large announcement made by Hillcrest Labs tonight in that they've turned their own "Kylo Web Browser for TV" over to the Open Source community. This announcement sets the Mozilla-based TV browser up for open-sourced management for its many features, features such as its ability to work with Mac OS and Windows machines and its ability to work with Freespace-enabled in-air pointing controls. This release will be done with Mozilla Public License (MPL) 2.0 "to enable developers to create new and different versions that extend its features and enables new uses."

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Mozilla CEO: “Apple showed us the way”

Mozilla CEO: “Apple showed us the way”

This week Gary Kovacs, CEO of the Mozilla Corporation used AOL and their original model of web service as an example for how the next chapter of the internet worked out here in our present. Speaking first on how its important to look to the past in order to move forward with the future, saying that "You've got mail" were the first words he'd heard on the web, "AOL changed our world" noted Kovacs. Putting the CD in your computer expanded your world right up until 2002 where the whole thing collapsed and AOL went back to 3 million subscribers here in the present, this just 1 million more than they had back in 1995.

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