7 Million Songs Streamed To You

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Deezer will stream to you over 7 million songs. All you have to do is search for the artist or band and you can listen to your favourite music for free. You can also share your favourite songs on Twitter or Facebook. But more importantly you can create your own playlists. Enjoy!

http://www.deezer.com/en/

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HTTP VS HTTPS, And Why We Need The S in HTTP More Then Ever

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You’ve probably typed in http:// or https:// in your browser before and never knew the difference. Well now you’ll know. HTTP stands for (HyperText Transfer Protocol) and HTTPS stands for (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) or for a more detailed explanation the S stands for SSL (Secure Socket Layer). Whats the difference you ask? Will its pretty simple. The S for secure means exactly as its said. It gives you extra or in my opinion almost required security. What happens is that with HTTP it moves data from point A to B and it doesn’t care how it gets their or if people view it on the way, as long as it gets to its destination. With HTTPS it encrypts it and its only possible to open it if you’re an experienced hacker with lots of time. Theres not a lot of people like that. But with HTTP all you need now to open the data sent is with an easy installation of an add-on to Firefox. Now, why should you care? Well there are a couple of reasons. One reasons most sites don’t have HTTPS enabled because it costs a lot of money and it turns the website slower. Just so you know Facebook and Twitter currently don’t have https on default so when you enter your password on their site basically anyone can find your password. But most email sites such as Hotmail or Gmail have HTTPS to protect you when you log in. Which is a good start but we need every site that has any important confidential information on us. We don’t need every site to do that on the internet because if your reading this article you don’t care how its sent to your computer because there’s no risk in somebody hacking your account because you don’t have one. Eric Butler who created the add-on I was taking about earlier which by the way has over one million downloads said that he made it to show to the world that anyone can hack your account because a lot of important sites don’t care enough to encrypt your login details. He’s proving to us how unsecure the internet really is. His add-on is 100% legal because you can use it to check your networks security level with it. If you’re wondering on what his add-on is and want to download (I hope for checking your network) it’s called Firesheep. And if you want to read more about it check out some links below.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/technology/personaltech/17basics.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=https&st=cse

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_Secure

Our Overgrown Internet Needs to Switch, Again

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“In 1977, Vinton Cerf rejected the idea that the Internet would ever need more than 4.3 billion Internet addresses.” New York Times  

Unfortunately, switching everything on the internet in 2000 (Y2K) was not the internet’s last numerical problem. In 1977, Vinton Cerf assumed that the internet would never need more than 4.3 billion IP addresses. He was wrong. In about 12 to 16 months or even sooner the internet will need to switch from IPv4 (Internet Protocol Version 4) to IPv6. The difference is their adding a couple more digits. Switching everything will create tons of technical problems so they created a IPv6 day which is on june 8, 2011. Yahoo, Google, and Facebook will test their websites (which generate 1 billion hits daily) to check if they are IPv6 capable. If you’d like to read more… check out the sites below.   

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6

http://www.google.com/intl/en/ipv6/

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/technology/15internet.html?ref=technology

Create Online Colleges with Video, Music, and Obviously with Photos

A one in a kind website that lets you use your own photos, videos, and music to create an awesome college. What makes it even more unique is that you have three options in creating your college; express, college, and studio. The express way lets link your college to your media library using RSS feeds. It also lets you connect to your Picasa, Flickr, and Buzznet accounts to download your photos. The only draw back with using the express way is that you won’t be able to add any videos or music to your college. The most flexible of the three options is the college which lets you do everything that you want to do with a drag and drop interface. Last but not least the studio option lets you modify your college to your hearts desire. It lets you add sound but unfortunately you can’t add video with studio. But on the other hand its easier to work with then the college. You can do all of this with Vuvox. Check it out by clicking the link below.

 http://www.vuvox.com/