Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Internet Is Now Officially Too Big as IP Addresses Run Out

The Internet as we know it is now officially too big for its britches. The organization that assigns IP addresses in North America — the numbers that identify every computer, smartphone and device connected to the Internet — ran out of numbers overnight Wednesday. It’s not the end of the world, because there’s a newer, more robust system rolling out, but it’s a milestone in our shared online history, nonetheless.  (Source of article NBC News)
IP addresses are the four-number strings like that you’ll sometimes see in your browser’s address bar, in the guts of your smartphone’s system settings, or that you might be asked to

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