speed

Thu
25
Jul
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Smarter Data Handling Could Make Net Faster

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say they've developed a system that could help speed up the Internet. The research is designed to find an alternative to the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) system. TCP is the set of ... rules that govern the way data moves around the Internet. Whenever data travels online, it's broken down into small chunks known as 'packets' (in effect, info packets!). Often, these packets take different routes around the various connections that make up the net, then get reassembled at their destination. Net Currently Favors Accuracy Over Speed ... (view more)

Thu
20
Jun
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'Speed Dial for Firefox 0.9.6.15', and 'Free File Wiper 1.62'

Speed Dial for Firefox 0.9.6.15 Save time with Speed Dial for Firefox, which gives you instant access to your favorite websites. This program loads in a special tab and shows you thumbnail views of assigned websites. Those thumbnails are then ... refreshed automatically in the background. http://speeddial.uworks.net Free File Wiper 1.62 Use this program when you want to make sure a file is deleted forever. All you need to do is select a file with a right click of the mouse and then choose to "Send to / Free File Wiper". Please keep in mind that files deleted using this program are gone ... (view more)

Wed
09
Jan
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Firefox Version 18: Mozilla Boosts Browsing Speed

Mozilla says the next edition of its popular Firefox browser, Firefox 18, will be the fastest version of the browser yet released. The company also says the new Firefox's security capabilities have been significantly improved over previous versions. ... In a recent blog post, Mozilla vice president of engineering Johnathan Nightingale took some time to outline improvements to the Firefox formula for version 18, which is currently available for free download and use. "The Firefox of today is significantly better than the Firefox of a year ago in every way," Nightingale said. (Source: pcmag.com ) ... (view more)

Thu
20
Dec
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'RSSOwl 2.1.6', and 'Speed Dial for Firefox 0.9.6.12'

RSSOwl 2.1.6 RSSOwl is a free and easy-to-use news feed reader for your computer. It lets you collect, examine, and search the latest news by using a convenient and streamlined user interface. This convenient tool is now available for Windows, Mac ... OS X, and Linux. http://www.rssowl.org Speed Dial for Firefox 0.9.6.12 Access your favorite Internet websites quickly and easily using Speed Dial for the Firefox browser. By loading your most-visited websites in a special thumbnail tab, this program allows you to return to your favorite sites with just a single click. Thumbnail tabs are updated as ... (view more)

Fri
03
Aug
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'Files Terminator Free 2.3.0.7', and 'HD Speed 1.7.5.100'

Files Terminator Free 2.3.0.7 Files Terminator Free is an easy-to-use application that allows users to permanently delete their files on their computer, and so free up disk space. This free utility software also protects the user's privacy by ... permanently deleting sensitive documents, images, videos and other files, so they can't be retrieved by hackers or others trying to steal information. http://weebly.com HD Speed 1.7.5.100 HD Speed is a free software tool that measures both the sustained and burst data transfer rates of your computer's hard disks, CD / DVD-roms, flash cards / USB sticks, ... (view more)

Fri
27
Jul
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Comcast Platinum Plan: Download HD Movie in 20 Mins

Comcast has unveiled what may be the fastest broadband service ever offered to home users: a maximum speed of 305 megabits per second (Mbps). It's a plan that will cost subscribers $300 a month. The new package is part of Comcast's program to ... increase the speed of its fastest packages, including Xfinity Blast at 50 Mbps, Xfinity Extreme at 105 Mbps, and the new Xfinity Platinum at 305 Mbps. The slightly odd number (305 Mbps) has clearly been chosen to beat out rival Verizon's premium package, which tops out at 300 Mbps. The Verizon service is cheaper -- $205 a month -- but requires a two-year ... (view more)

Thu
29
Mar
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'Hotspot Shield 2.52', and 'CPU Speed Professional 3.0.4.5'

Hotspot Shield 2.52 Hotspot Shield is a software utility that adds security to every one of your browsing sessions. It also detects and blocks malware, shields your privacy from snoopers, and still allows you to access all your favorite sites. Using ... this software, you can protect your computer and digital data from high-tech snoopers lurking at Wi-Fi hotspots, hotels, and airports, as well as corporate offices and ISP hubs. Note: the free version of this software is supported by advertising that displays as the software operates. http://www.anchorfree.com CPU Speed Professional 3.0.4.5 CPU ... (view more)

Mon
31
Oct
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'Firefox Portable 8.0 Beta 5', and 'CPU Speed Professional 3.0.4.4'

Firefox Portable 8.0 Beta 5 Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser bundled with a PortableApps.com Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords with you. For help ... getting Firefox Portable up and running, visit Firefox Portable Support. http://portableapps.com CPU Speed Professional 3.0.4.4 CPU Speed Professional will accurately benchmark your PC processor speed. It uses software records and reviews thousands of processor speeds which are added daily to the worldwide CPU ranking website. The CPU comparison ... (view more)

Wed
27
Jul
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Time Travel 'Impossible,' Scientists Say

From Family Matters to The Simpsons and, of course, Back to the Future, the idea of time travel has become a common theme in American pop culture. There's no doubt, then, that many will be disappointed to hear of a new report from a group of Hong ... Kong scientists which suggests that traveling through time is simply impossible. The report comes from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where researchers under the direction of Professor Shengwang Du have concluded that single photons (the absolute smallest particle of light) simply can't travel faster than light. The finding is ... (view more)

Sat
05
Feb
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SpeedUpMyPC 2011 Review

Update 2012/01/16: : The 37% discount expires this coming Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 @ 11:59PM EST. Reserve your copy before the deadline and you'll also receive System Tweaker software as a free bonus! Satisfaction guaranteed for 30 days or your ... money back. Details at the end of the review. Are you looking to speed up your computer, but are on a tight budget? Do you enjoy learning about computer hardware and how it interacts with software? If so, you'll find this software review highly informative. -- I get asked all the time, "Dennis, what can I do to make my PC faster?" The simple answer ... (view more)

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