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Light bulb Li-fi demonstrated at 10 gigabits per second in the UK

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2013 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Li-fi is an emerging technology that could see specialized LED lights bulbs providing low-cost wireless internet connectivity almost everywhere.

Fed up with slow and pricey Internet, cities start demanding gigabit fiber

Posted in Online on 23rd Nov, 2013 12:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Fiber can't do it all, so city governments start taking charge.

Apple’s iBeacon will put the internet of things in your pocket

Posted in Hardware on 10th Dec, 2013 10:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple switched on “iBeacons” across its 254 U.S. stores Friday, using low-power Bluetooth transmitters to offer tips to customers.

Facebook and Google are Buying Up the Cables That Carry the Internet

Posted in Online on 18th Dec, 2013 02:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook, Google, Amazon and Microsoft have been slowly buying up significant portions of the internet infrastructure.

Robots test their own world wide web, dubbed RoboEarth

Posted in Online on 15th Jan, 2014 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
A world wide web for robots to learn from each other and share information is being shown off for the first time.

Google Fiber to Bring 10 Gigabit Internet In Coming Years

Posted in Business on 6th Mar, 2014 02:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is on a mission to update the web’s wiring; and they’re not talking a decade or more to do it.

'Internet of things' to get £45m funding boost

Posted in Hardware on 9th Mar, 2014 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK government will spend an extra £45m on developing so-called "internet of things" technology, David Cameron has announced.

Apple, Google, and Intel are laying the foundation for the 'Internet of you'

Posted in Software on 27th Mar, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Wearable technology is on a collision course with the Internet of everything. When the two collide, we will enter into a new era of the Internet of you.

Facebook drones to offer low-cost net access

Posted in Business on 29th Mar, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook has ambitious plans to connect the two-thirds of the world that has no net access, using drones, satellites and lasers.

Intel launches $100M venture fund to invest in smart devices and wearables in China

Posted in Business on 3rd Apr, 2014 03:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Intel Capital to invest $100 million in tablets, smartphones, wearables and the Internet of Things devices in China.

Google reportedly wants to launch its own wireless network

Posted in Online on 4th Apr, 2014 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Company executives have been discussing a plan to offer wireless service in areas where it's already installed Google Fiber high-speed internet.

First balloons and drones, now dirigibles:

Posted in Hardware on 10th Apr, 2014 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
The race for a truly world wide web:

AT&T wants to beat Google Fiber to the punch in 21 new cities

Posted in Business on 22nd Apr, 2014 05:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Bringing fiber-optic Internet access to Midwestern cities seems to be in vogue: AT&T is in the game too.

The Internet of Things will thrive by 2025 but will raise privacy and complexity concerns

Posted in Hardware on 15th May, 2014 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Most of these devices will be communicating on our behalf, interacting with the physical and virtual worlds more than interacting with us.

Study finds the Internet will not make you stupid, reminds us that Plato feared the written word

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2014 07:03 PM
by AlexMuller
“There is currently no evidence to suggest that Internet use has or has not had a profound effect on brain development,”

How Google plans to make free Wi-Fi available wherever you go

Posted in Online on 22nd May, 2014 07:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Among the "millions" of businesses that Google is targeting for this new program are "restaurants, doctors’ offices and gyms".

Wireless broadband can reach the moon, and maybe Mars

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Thanks to a group of researches from MIT and NASA, this kind of connectivity could be within the realms of possibility.

Google reportedly plans to spend $1B on Internet satellites

Posted in Online on 3rd Jun, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
The Web giant plans to deploy 180 small satellites that would provide Internet access to underserved regions of the globe.

Aircraft passengers to receive high-speed in-flight internet access

Posted in Online on 9th Jun, 2014 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Satellite communications firm Inmarsat has announced that it is to deliver a new broadband service for airline passengers in the EU.

By the end of this year 1 in 4 people around the world will own a smartphone

Posted in Hardware on 13th Jun, 2014 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
As many as 1.76 billion people will own and use a smartphone by the end of 2014.

Google's Internet balloons not just pie in the sky

Posted in Online on 18th Jun, 2014 03:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Google envisages a huge fleet of balloons, controlled via complex algorithms, that can take off and hover above remote parts of the world that are completely unconnected.

UK's Hypercat aims to spur on 'internet of things'

Posted in Software on 26th Jun, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A group of 40 UK-based tech firms has developed a way to help apps and machines communicate in a bid to spur on smart cities and smart homes.

Google Balloons are the poster child for Google X and could provide internet for the last billion

Posted in Online on 2nd Jul, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Google’s expectations are flying even higher than its 60,000-foot high balloons.

New domains: Google challenges GoDaddy for domain name supremacy

Posted in Online on 6th Jul, 2014 04:37 AM
by AlexMuller
The Internet has finally begun its largest expansion to date.

Google Decrees That it Has No Plans to Bring Fiber to the UK

Posted in Online on 20th Jul, 2014 11:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Fiber has been a godsend for people in the US who have had to suffer through the perils of the ISP pseudo monopolies that run the country's broadband infrastructure.

Google Glass rival with neck battery shown off by Lenovo

Posted in Hardware on 28th Jul, 2014 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Chinese computing giant Lenovo has shown off what it hopes will be a rival to Google Glass.

The Trans-Arctic Internet Cable Project Made Possible by Climate Change

Posted in Hardware on 11th Aug, 2014 03:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Running a telecom cable from London to Tokyo was, for a long time, impossible: The sea route was solid ice year-round.

Google goes under the sea with $300M 'Faster' trans-Pacific Internet cable

Posted in Hardware on 12th Aug, 2014 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
The cable, called Faster, will transmit at 60 terabits per second, signifies the goal of meeting quickly growing traffic demand.

Robotic brain 'learns' skills from the internet

Posted in Online on 26th Aug, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
An intelligent robotic "brain" that can learn new skills by browsing millions of web pages has been developed by US researchers.

Google plans debates on 'right to be forgotten'

Posted in Business on 8th Sep, 2014 08:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is holding seven public meetings across Europe to debate issues raised by the "right to be forgotten" ruling.

Google is Testing Drones That Could Bring Internet Connectivity to Remote Lands

Posted in Business on 16th Sep, 2014 08:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Google really is all-in on drones.

SkyOrbiter UAVs will fly for years at a time and provide global internet access

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Sep, 2014 11:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Quarkson wants to provide internet access to every person in the world using its SkyOrbiter UAVs.

Google plans to have a ring of high altitude internet balloons in the southern hemisphere

Posted in Hardware on 24th Sep, 2014 08:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Within a year, Google is aiming to have a ring of balloons in the Southern Hemisphere to provide Internet service to phones on the ground.

Facebook pushing ahead towards thousands of internet delivering drones

Posted in Hardware on 27th Sep, 2014 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook solar powered internet delivering drones will have the wingspan of a jumbo jet and fly at 17 miles high.

Google tests waters for potential ultra-fast wireless service

Posted in Online on 20th Oct, 2014 01:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is preparing to test new technology that may provide the foundation for a wireless version of its high-speed "Fiber" Internet service,

Mass internet surveillance threatens international law, UN report claims

Posted in Online on 20th Oct, 2014 10:49 PM
by AlexMuller
"Bulk access technology is indiscriminately corrosive of online privacy"

Brain-to-brain interface via Internet replicated, improved

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2014 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have successfully replicated a direct brain-to-brain connection between pairs of people as part of a study following the team’s initial demonstration a year ago.

Elon Musk wants to bring the whole world online with affordable satellites

Posted in Hardware on 9th Nov, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Following in the footsteps of Facebook and Google, Elon Musk is setting his sights on bringing the world online with cheap satellites.

Tiny Satellites Could Bring Internet Access To The Entire Planet

Posted in Online on 16th Nov, 2014 07:38 PM
by AlexMuller
While cell phones are pervasive in developing countries, 4.3 billion people still lack access to the Internet.

Google to test Project Loon in Australia with new carrier partner

Posted in Hardware on 17th Nov, 2014 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Ultimately, Google says the goal is have a constellation of balloons floating above regions where internet and wireless connectivity is scarce.

Google Says It Can Now Launch Up To 20 Project Loon Balloons Per Day

Posted in Online on 21st Nov, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Google's effort to deliver Internet access from balloons that travel around the world in the stratosphere, continues to make strides.

You'll Soon be Able to Pay to Make Google Ads Disappear

Posted in Business on 21st Nov, 2014 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Google just announced a new subscription service called Google Contributor, essentially a paywall for web publishers to provide ad-free content for a $1 to $3 contribution.

Wi-Fi Pioneer Predicts the Future of Wireless Technology and Mobile

Posted in Online on 11th Dec, 2014 10:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The next step for adding more capacity is making cells smaller and smaller so you offer more spectrum, offering faster feeds and speeds.

Google wants to advance the Internet of things, offers grants for open innovation research proposals

Posted in Hardware on 13th Dec, 2014 09:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The notion that things will be connected is becoming reality.

Google internet balloons and drones could boost GDP by trillions and save millions of lives

Posted in Online on 13th Dec, 2014 10:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Reaching 90% of the world with wireless service by 2030, up from 32%, would produce economic gains of $17 for every $1 spent.

Musk spills details on SpaceX's internet venture

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jan, 2015 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Musk doesn't only plan to bring the whole world online using a fleet of low-cost communication satellites, he also wants to use the same infrastructure to provide internet on Mars.

Mozilla Wants To Bring Virtual Reality To The Browser

Posted in Software on 25th Jan, 2015 04:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Mozilla launched a very experimental version of Firefox with support for web-based virtual reality apps that could be experienced through the Oculus Rift.

Elon Musk plans for 4000 toaster sized micro-satellite network for global internet

Posted in Hardware on 27th Jan, 2015 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk has proposed a network of some 4,000 micro-satellites to provide wireless broadband Internet services around the globe.

New HTTP/2 protocol to speed up the web is approved

Posted in Online on 19th Feb, 2015 06:21 PM
by AlexMuller
A new web protocol that promises to speed up internet browsing has been approved. The changeover to HTTP/2 will be the first major update to the standard in 15 years.

Google buys .app web domain for $25m

Posted in Business on 28th Feb, 2015 09:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has purchased the website domain .app in an auction held by the organisation which oversees the running of the net.

Google developing knowledge based trust score for websites

Posted in Business on 2nd Mar, 2015 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Instead of counting incoming links, the system, which is not yet live, counts the number of incorrect facts within a page.

In the race between Google and Facebook over global connectivity, everyone wins

Posted in Business on 5th Mar, 2015 09:21 PM
by AlexMuller
There are still 4 out of 7 billion people in the world who are not online.

CNES and Google to deploy 100,000 Balloon Networks

Posted in Online on 6th Mar, 2015 06:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has said that the balloons can serve data at rates of 22 megabits per second to fixed antennas, and five megabits per second to mobile handsets.

Google's 'balloon-powered internet for all' is almost ready

Posted in Online on 19th Apr, 2015 05:43 PM
by AlexMuller
The team is keeping the internet vessels afloat for up to 100 days at a time now, can build balloons in hours instead of days, and can launch dozens of balloon every day instead of just one.

Google search changes will promote mobile-friendly sites

Posted in Online on 20th Apr, 2015 04:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Most internet traffic is now from mobiles. Websites that do not pass Google's mobile-friendly test will feature less prominently on its search engine results.

PlanetTech interviews Penny Power OBE, social networking pioneer

Posted in Interviews on 24th Apr, 2015 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Penny Power was among the first to start an online social networking business by founding Ecademy. We interview her about the future of social media:

Google launches all-out assault on mobile advertising

Posted in Business on 6th May, 2015 08:12 PM
by AlexMuller
'We’ve hit an inflection point; There are now more Google searches on mobile than on desktop in ten countries, including the U.S. and Japan.'

Top Futurists Make Some Pretty Surprising Predictions About What The Next Decade Will Bring

Posted in Software on 12th May, 2015 10:54 PM
by AlexMuller
The past decade has seen dramatic advances. What amazing things are we likely to see in the next 10 years? Here's the summary.

Startup Beams the Web’s Most Important Content from Space

Posted in Science on 21st May, 2015 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
By renting communications satellites, Outernet is currently blanketing about half Earth’s surface with a signal that transmits data.

Google patents contact lens that collects your 'iris fingerprint'

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Jun, 2015 05:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has a thing about contact lenses. The company has done a lot of work with contact lenses used in health applications.

SpaceX reportedly files with the FCC to offer Web access worldwide via satellite

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jun, 2015 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX’s tests will determine if its antenna technology can deliver high-speed internet access to devices on the ground.

Airbus to build giant internet satellite network

Posted in Business on 16th Jun, 2015 01:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Airbus has been contracted to build the world's largest satellite constellation as the race for global satellite internet heats up.

Ericsson Mobility Report: 70 percent of world's population using smartphones by 2020

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jun, 2015 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Advanced mobiles will be commonplace around the globe: smartphone subscriptions will more than double, reaching 6.1 billion.

OneWeb satellite operator eyes huge rocket campaign

Posted in Business on 26th Jun, 2015 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
The biggest commercial rocket campaign in history has been announced by OneWeb. The company has acquired more than 60 launchers to put up its satellite broadband network.

Google aims to develop free Gigabit Wi-Fi for cities

Posted in Online on 27th Jun, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
The new venture, named Intersection, will seek to bring free public Wi-Fi to cities around the world using different pieces of urban infrastructure, from pay phones to bus stops.

In 2015 there are more than 7 billion mobile cellular subscriptions

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jul, 2015 10:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Globally, there are 3.2 billion people are using the Internet of which 2 billion are from developing countries.

Sri Lanka is the first country to sign up for Google Loon

Posted in Business on 1st Aug, 2015 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Each balloon could cover about 5,000 square km with 3G access and with a little over a dozen the entire country could be covered.

The UK now prefers using phones to get online over laptops

Posted in Business on 6th Aug, 2015 02:47 PM
by AlexMuller
It marks a significant shift. Just last year 22% named their phone as their most important means of getting online, with a solid 40% naming their laptop.

Samsung is looking to join the satellite internet space race

Posted in Business on 15th Aug, 2015 09:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Samsung is interested in using thousands of small low earth orbit (LEO) satellites to provide high-speed internet all over the planet.

Gartner Says the Internet of Things Installed Base Will Grow to 26 Billion Units By 2020

Posted in Hardware on 16th Aug, 2015 08:22 PM
by AlexMuller
IoT, which excludes PCs, tablets and phones, will grow to 26B units installed in 2020, almost a 30-fold increase from 0.9B in 2009.

China passed 250M 4G users in July, more than double the subscribers in the U.S.

Posted in Hardware on 25th Aug, 2015 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
If you throw 3G users into the mix, that number shoots up to a whopping 695 million users, with China’s total mobile user base now at 1.29 billion.

Facebook offers free education software in US

Posted in Business on 5th Sep, 2015 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook has taken its first steps into the education market with software that it claims allows children to learn at their own pace.

Is Technology Giving You Digital Amnesia?

Posted in Science on 19th Sep, 2015 04:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Smartphones and the Internet could be changing the way our brains work.

Electricity from the air? Drayson's big idea

Posted in Hardware on 30th Sep, 2015 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
'Freevolt' can be the power source for the internet of things, allowing low energy devices from wearables to sensors to operate without being plugged in.

Facebook will use satellites to bring broadband to large parts of Africa

Posted in Business on 5th Oct, 2015 09:29 PM
by AlexMuller
In its latest effort to open up Internet access to developing markets, Facebook has partnered with French satellite company Eutelsat Communications.

Facebook’s Drone Team Is Collaborating with Google's Balloon Project

Posted in Online on 8th Oct, 2015 11:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The companies are collaborating on efforts to use balloons and drone aircraft to expand internet access unconnected four billion people.

More than half of Google searches now happen on mobile devices

Posted in Online on 9th Oct, 2015 10:27 AM
by AlexMuller
At some point this summer, Google said, there was a tipping point: Now the majority of web searches happen on mobile devices.

Google Loon is almost perfected and Google plans to scale globally as soon as possible

Posted in Business on 17th Oct, 2015 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
'For the last two years we have almost perfected the technology, it’s time for us now to scale in this part of the world.'

Google's Project Loon internet balloons to circle the Earth

Posted in Hardware on 29th Oct, 2015 02:20 AM
by AlexMuller
"It used to take 14 people an hour or two to launch a balloon, now with an automated crane we can launch a balloon every 15 minutes with two or three people."

Google is reportedly working on merging its Chrome OS with Android

Posted in Software on 30th Oct, 2015 05:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The merger has apparently been in the works for two years and Google may have something to show for it as early as next year.

Samsung gives you a new way to browse the web, virtual reality

Posted in Online on 2nd Dec, 2015 05:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Samsung is going to provide proof of concept with a virtual reality web browser called the Samsung Internet for Gear VR.

YouTube's new trending tab shows you viral videos 'as they take off'

Posted in Online on 10th Dec, 2015 07:19 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s interesting to watch YouTube add more curation features to the mix as the Internet supplants traditional TV.

How Facebook and Google’s Plans to Boost Internet Access Advanced in 2015

Posted in Hardware on 25th Dec, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
3.2 billion people in the world are now online, the UN estimated late in November. That leaves 56.6 percent of the human race unconnected.

Why 2016 looks like a breakthrough year for Google Fiber

Posted in Business on 30th Dec, 2015 09:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Fiber has steadily been making progress on expanding to more markets and it now looks set to really break through as a real force in the home broadband market.

Google Loon and drones could connect the remaining 4 billion

Posted in Online on 3rd Jan, 2016 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The total number of mobile Internet users is forecast to rise at a pace of 2% annually through 2020 unless new methods of accessing the Internet are introduced.

Latest Wi-Fi Technology Could Charge Devices As Well As Providing Connectivity

Posted in Hardware on 16th Jan, 2016 07:29 PM
by AlexMuller
A new technology called Power Over Wi-Fi(PoWiFi), can transmit both energy and internet from one router.

The orbital internet: Could fleets of CubeSats bring global web access?

Posted in Online on 17th Jan, 2016 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Accessing the web may be simple in urban areas of the globe, but for the other four billion people on the planet it's much more difficult.

First Internet delivering Google Loons launched in Sri Lanka

Posted in Online on 18th Feb, 2016 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Each balloon can provide connectivity to a ground area of around 25 miles (40km) in diameter using LTE, also referred to as 4G, technology.

Google Is Working on a Wireless Home Internet Service

Posted in Online on 16th Apr, 2016 07:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Google wants to beam wireless broadband directly into homes all over America.

Intel is going all in to enable 50 billion 5G connected internet of things devices by 2020

Posted in Hardware on 17th May, 2016 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
CEO Brian Krzanich said Intel would be focusing on the Internet of Things, cloud and 5G as part of the new 'virtuous cycle of growth'.

Google I/O 2016: The recap of everything you need to know

Posted in Business on 21st May, 2016 05:21 PM
by AlexMuller
It's been a packed three days of announcements, demos, and teasers.

Google adds US Cellular to Project Fi, available on Nexus phones

Posted in Online on 9th Jun, 2016 11:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Project Fi phones switch between T-Mobile, Sprint, and Wi-Fi networks depending on which connection is strongest at any given moment.

Facebook Connectivity Lab's internet-beaming drone completes first test flight

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jul, 2016 02:08 AM
by AlexMuller
A solar-powered drone designed to bring internet access to some of the 1.6 billion people living in remote locations.

Google Search now helps you set up notifications for when you're mentioned online

Posted in Online on 31st Jul, 2016 08:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is making it a little easier for you to get an alert whenever your name gets mentioned on the internet.

New Tech on The ISS Set To Form Solar System 'Internet'

Posted in Science on 31st Jul, 2016 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
As more investment and innovation is given to space exploration, the ISS is becoming a very busy place.

Google Fiber rethinking its costly cable plans, looking to wireless

Posted in Business on 16th Aug, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Fiber reached just six metro areas in four years, illustrating the difficulty and expense of digging up streets and laying thousands of miles of cables.

The Future of the Internet of Things

Posted in Software on 22nd Aug, 2016 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
If your hope is to awaken to a fully automated home, you already can.

Google's grand plan to target the 'next billion' internet users

Posted in Online on 27th Sep, 2016 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The internet giant unveiled myriad new products, programs, and updates as it looks to ramp up its efforts to get in front of 'the next billion' internet users.

Google News launches fact check label

Posted in Online on 15th Oct, 2016 11:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has launched a new feature, fact check, which will add a label next to news stories in search results.

With more connected devices, 'Internet of Things' Markets Are Exploding

Posted in Hardware on 31st Oct, 2016 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The IoT is already impacting our lives, from smart house systems to transportation to personal health.

Elon Musk is concerned that AI could be used to take down the internet

Posted in Software on 4th Nov, 2016 03:17 PM
by AlexMuller
The systems that keep the internet running are vulnerable to brute-force computing attacks that artificial intelligence could excel at.

Edward Snowden: Don't fear Trump, fear the surveillance state

Posted in Online on 11th Nov, 2016 12:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The NSA whistleblower spoke for the first time since Trump's election victory.

SpaceX Files for FCC Approval for 4,425 Satellite Global Broadband Constellation

Posted in Hardware on 17th Nov, 2016 02:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Satellites, which will weight 386kg each, will orbit from 1,110 km to 1,325 km and provide services in the Ku and Ka frequency bands.

'Extreme surveillance' becomes UK law

Posted in Online on 24th Nov, 2016 02:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Investigatory Powers Act legalises range of tools for snooping and hacking by the security services.

SpaceX wants to surround Earth with an internet service that's 200 times faster

Posted in Hardware on 28th Nov, 2016 02:01 PM
by AlexMuller
On November 15, the company filed a lengthy application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch 4,425 satellites.

'Snoopers' charter' petition hits signatures target

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2016 04:31 PM
by AlexMuller
A petition asking the UK government to repeal its new Investigatory Powers Act now has more than 118,000 signatures.

SpaceX Satellite net could start gigabit per second operation in 2020

Posted in Hardware on 30th Nov, 2016 07:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Initial prototype satellites are expected to be flown in 2017, and initial operation of the constellation could begin in 2020.

OneWeb raises $1.2 billion to launch a 'constellation' of satellites for high-speed internet access

Posted in Hardware on 20th Dec, 2016 05:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Founded out of London in 2012, OneWeb is planning to bring high-speed affordable internet access to everyone around the world.

European court deals blow to controversial UK surveillance law

Posted in Online on 21st Dec, 2016 05:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The Act, which is commonly known as the “snoopers’ charter” and received royal assent in November, legitimises a range of government surveillance powers.

Could online tutors and AI be the future of teaching?

Posted in Science on 26th Dec, 2016 10:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Online maths company has partnered with scientists to identify what makes lessons successful - and to see if AI can be used to improve teaching

4 Ways Tech Has Revolutionized Our Social Interactions

Posted in Online on 7th Feb, 2017 05:34 PM
by Alex Muller
There is a marked difference in how people interact with each other even in the last ten years.

SpaceX plans worldwide satellite Internet with low latency, gigabit speed

Posted in Business on 13th Feb, 2017 10:08 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX designing low-Earth orbit satellites to dramatically reduce latency.

Alphabet’s Project Loon now requires fewer balloons to beam down internet

Posted in Online on 17th Feb, 2017 03:06 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers at Google say they are 'years closer' to rolling out a network of huge balloons to provide connectivity to rural areas.

Google's plan to make online talk less toxic

Posted in Software on 24th Feb, 2017 05:18 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is developing AI to moderate internet conversations

Unique Mobile users will pass 5.7 bn by 2020 which will be 75% of world population

Posted in Business on 28th Feb, 2017 05:53 PM
by Alex Muller
Subscriber growth over this period will be driven primarily by large Asia markets such as India.

SpaceX is pushing hard to bring an internet satellite network to space

Posted in Hardware on 18th Mar, 2017 07:33 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX is seeking a license for a lucrative, globe-spanning satellite network that would bring terrestrial internet into space.

Google Loon has better algorithms so a few Internet Balloons can constantly cover one area

Posted in Online on 11th Apr, 2017 01:16 PM
by Alex Muller
The balloons dance on the winds in small loops to remain where needed.

Apple’s New Hires Signal It May Be Looking At Satellite Broadband internet

Posted in Business on 24th Apr, 2017 05:32 PM
by Alex Muller
Apple has hired two top satellite executives from Google for a new hardware team, which suggests that the it may be looking at satellite broadband.

President Trump’s Tax Plan Would Give Alphabet $47B

Posted in Business on 28th Apr, 2017 06:45 PM
by Alex Muller
He and his team unveiled the new plan yesterday to the world, which brings some pretty big tax cuts for essentially everyone.

With latency as low as 25ms, SpaceX to launch broadband satellites in 2019

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2017 08:10 PM
by Alex Muller
Satellites will function like a mesh network and deliver gigabit speeds.

Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating

Posted in Online on 15th May, 2017 01:31 PM
by Alex Muller
Friday's cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, Europol chief Rob Wainwright says.

Should you pay the WannaCry ransom?

Posted in Online on 15th May, 2017 01:41 PM
by Alex Muller
There is no reason to expect an honest transaction.

Internet withdrawal increases heart rate and blood pressure

Posted in Online on 4th Jun, 2017 03:58 PM
by Alex Muller
Some people who use the internet a lot experience significant physiological changes such as increased heart rate and blood pressure when they finish using the internet.

Buying Whole Foods could complete an Amazon ecosystem a decade in the making

Posted in Online on 19th Jun, 2017 04:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Amazon announced a $13.7 billion deal to buy the Whole Foods grocery chain.

Ethereum startups don’t need Silicon Valley

Posted in Business on 5th Jul, 2017 04:51 PM
by Alex Muller
A new kind of innovation infrastructure is being built using blockchain technology and, in particular, the Ethereum platform.

Ethereum Is Already Using a Small Country's Worth of Electricity

Posted in Business on 9th Jul, 2017 03:27 PM
by Alex Muller
The entire network could be using slightly more than the country of Cyprus.

Is Ethereum Ready for Widespread Adoption?

Posted in Business on 11th Jul, 2017 03:39 PM
by Alex Muller
There may be some hurdles to overcome, but it can be argued that with enough time, cryptocurrencies could soon replace cash.

Why Ethereum’s price has been dropping recently

Posted in Online on 14th Jul, 2017 05:12 PM
by Alex Muller
Anyone following the cryptocurrency market over the past few months has seen the spectacular rise and pretty dramatic fall of the value of an Ether.

Google Cloud gets a new networking algorithm that boosts internet throughput

Posted in Online on 22nd Jul, 2017 06:56 PM
by Alex Muller
The general idea here is to improve on the existing congestion-control algorithms for internet traffic, which have been around since the 1980s.

Apple removes VPN services from App Store in China

Posted in Business on 1st Aug, 2017 05:29 PM
by Alex Muller
VPNs allow users to bypass China’s so-called 'Great Firewall' aimed at restricting access to overseas sites.

Britons will get right to delete online past, minister says

Posted in Business on 9th Aug, 2017 05:20 PM
by Alex Muller
Individuals will have more control over their data by having 'the right to be forgotten' and ask for their personal data to be erased.

Why Blockchain Technology Will Make Small Businesses More Productive

Posted in Software on 27th Aug, 2017 06:24 AM
by Alex Muller
If transactions can be processed much more quickly, operations are much more efficient and will encourage more trust between transactors,

Human brains connecting to the internet in realtime

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2017 06:05 PM
by Alex Muller
Biomedical engineers at Wits are connecting a human brain to the internet in real time.

Google internet balloons should start commercial service in 2019

Posted in Hardware on 27th Sep, 2017 03:29 PM
by Alex Muller
In 2019, you may check your email with the help of a balloon 12 miles up in the sky.

Can blockchain decentralize the internet?

Posted in Business on 9th Oct, 2017 04:02 PM
by Alex Muller
In a fully decentralized internet, instead of a few organizations running the system, a community of users and a network of independent machines would own and power services.

Some notes on the future of SpaceX, Tesla and the Wealth of Elon Musk

Posted in Business on 13th Oct, 2017 05:05 PM
by Alex Muller
A truly global high speed internet providing company could get a valution of $500 billion to 1 trillion.

Google faces mass legal action in UK over data snooping

Posted in Online on 1st Dec, 2017 03:58 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is being taken to court, accused of collecting the personal data of millions of users, in the first mass legal action of its kind in the UK.

The FCC votes to repeal the 2015 net neutrality rules

Posted in Online on 15th Dec, 2017 01:43 PM
by Alex Muller
The FCC voted to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape.

OneWeb will fully deploy multi-gigabit global satellite network by 2021

Posted in Business on 30th Dec, 2017 07:13 PM
by Alex Muller
OneWeb is launching a global 2.5 gigabit per second satellite internet service by 2021.

U.S. Senate passes bill to renew warrantless internet surveillance

Posted in Online on 19th Jan, 2018 08:48 PM
by Alex Muller
The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program for six years with minimal changes.

Google experiments in local news with an app called Bulletin

Posted in Online on 27th Jan, 2018 12:26 AM
by Alex Muller
Google is testing a tool called Bulletin that would allow anyone to publish local news stories and events.

Within 24 months SpaceX could begin providing gigabit internet to the USA

Posted in Hardware on 16th Feb, 2018 03:06 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX won an endorsement from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to build a broadband network using satellites.

Google invests in 6,000-mile subsea cable system connecting Japan to Australia

Posted in Hardware on 4th Apr, 2018 02:18 PM
by Alex Muller
Work has begun on a new subsea cable system connecting Japan with Australia, Google has joined as an investor and key member.

SpaceX phase shifting array for receiving internet from satellites

Posted in Business on 6th Sep, 2018 10:22 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX is developing lighter and cheaper phased array antennas to receive internet from low-earth orbit satellites.

Starting 2019, Iridium satellites providing Amazon cloud for internet of things

Posted in Online on 3rd Oct, 2018 06:37 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX is launching the $3 billion satellite network for Iridium, with the eighth and final launch happening later this year.

Swedish company Ovzon is the fourth client for SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches

Posted in Hardware on 18th Oct, 2018 06:16 PM
by Alex Muller
Ovzon has agreed with SpaceX for launch of Ovzon’s first GEO satellite. The launch is expected no earlier than Q4 2020.

SpaceX Borrowing to Global Internet and BFR future

Posted in Science on 29th Oct, 2018 08:23 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX is raising $500 million in a loan which will help fund the SpaceX BFR and the buildout of the Starlink satellite network.

US Air Force Funds SpaceX Starlink For $28.7 Milllion

Posted in Business on 21st Dec, 2018 10:48 PM
by Alex Muller
The US Air Force is providing SpaceX with $28.7 million for Starlink satellite experiments and for exploration of military applications.

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