Computers and the Internet

  • Texting Celebrates 25th Birthday

    Short Message Service (SMS), also called texting, is celebrating its 25th birthday. The first text message was sent in Great Britain shortly before Christmas in 1992 in Great Britain. It was British engineer […]

  • China Overtakes US in Number of Supercomputers

    For the first time in history, China has overtaken the United States in the number of supercomputers.  Currently, China has a total of 202 of the world’s 500 fastest computers, […]

  • Twitter Increases Number of Characters to 280

    The social networking service Twitter has increased the number of characters that can be used for a single tweet to 280. The new limit will apply to English and other languages […]

  • Netflix Hits 100 Million Subscribers

    The American video streaming service Netflix has 100 million subscribers around the world. This year alone the company has gained almost 5 million new viewers. Its content can now be seen used […]