Astraweb Review: Best Value Usenet Server

Astraweb is a Usenet access provider founded in 1998. Searchtech Limited is the owner and operator, based in Singapore. They provide premium Usenet services with server farms in the US and Europe. Usenet Present vs History Back in 2004, Usenet was nothing special to get excited about. Usenet provider Astraweb had a retention of about…

And finally.. some news

It’s been exactly 1 year ago since my last post, so I thought it’s time to write something. You might have noticed that I wasn’t busy with the site. Today is also the day that ShareConnector turned 7. I’m amazed that it’s already been so long since it’s existence. I know this site has become a boring place, so I’ve been thinking what to do with it. Recently I changed the look and feel but I can’t say it’s 100% finished yet, so I’ll tweak some things here and there. Anyway, the idea is to make ShareConnector an useful and helpful place.

ACTA 2.0: A Sneakier Approach to Implementing SOPA?

Piracy on the web has been prevalent over the last decade and easily committed deliberately and unknowingly through file sharing websites such as torrents that allow users to illegally download videos and music. But when SOPA was proposed, a wave of information freedom fighters stood up to prevent stronger regulation – the kind that would…

A Possible Competitor For Google Glass

Could Google Glass actually have a competitor to worry about? Though wearable computer head-mounted displays used in an augmented reality type manner have been around for some time, it seems that buzz has been spreading due to the fact that Google is involved in the backing of this product. The Google Glass wearable computer may…

A History of Illegal Digital Music File Sharing

The sharing of downloadable music files has had a potted history littered with technological advances, law suits, and drama. For those who were using the Internet around 1999 and 2000 you will be familiar with Napster which was the first giant of illegal music file sharing, and was the catalyst for many of the legitimate…