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Laser-Beaming the Internet of the Future

Posted October 15th, 2015 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Several tech companies are looking at laser or a combination of radio and laser technologies to take Internet connectivity the next level. Spearheading the effort are Google and Facebook. Google, which is deploying helium balloons in the stratosphere to provide Internet connectivity in remote areas as part of Project Loon, wants to use radio or […]

Tech Sightings, June 3, 2014

Posted June 3rd, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Apple Expands into Health, Home Apple’s 25th annual conference for application developers unveiled plans to expand the company’s products into home and health management with new tools that track health and control household appliances. Internet Balloons in the Sky Can Also Fall Down Filling the sky with Internet balloons sounds like a cool idea that […]

Tech Sightings, May 20, 2014

Posted May 20th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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What is Tech Doing to Children’s Brains? Thousands of UK children are being recruited for the Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones, or SCAMP – the world’s largest study on the impact mobile phones have on memory and attention span. The project will examine whether mobiles and other wireless devices affect children’s ability to […]

Wi-Fi Solutions Fill Basic Gaps for Developing World

Posted November 29th, 2013 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A host of governments, United Nations agencies and tech companies, including Google, are working on projects aimed at providing developing countries with low-cost broadband Internet connectivity.   Google estimates that two-thirds of the world’s population lacks fast, affordable Internet access. To bridge the gap, the company has been experimenting with Wi-Fi-beaming balloons.   “Project Loon […]