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Project Loon from Google

April 22nd, 2017 (4)
In June 2013, Google sent thirty high-altitude balloons to the stratosphere above New Zealand, where a small group of pilot testers had the opportunity to try the world’s first balloon-assisted internet connection. The aim of Project Loon is to ...

Sprint 4G LTE Wireless Coverage Expands to 40 More Cities

April 22nd, 2017 (0)
With subscribers practically banging down the doors for more data and faster mobile connections, Sprint has expanded its 4G LTE network to include another 40 cities around the US. This means that no fewer than 340 cities are currently ...

Global internet connections show increase in 2013

April 21st, 2017 (0)
Akamai Technology’s quarterly State of the Internet report has shown that global internet connections have seen an average increase of 4%, clocking a worldwide average of 3.1Mbps in Q1 of 2013. The report also highlights the global average peak ...

Sochi Olympic Visitors Warned about Hacking ‘Minefield’

April 21st, 2017 (0)
Over the last week, reports have already begun to surface over the apparently substandard accommodations at the Sochi Winter Olympics, but now it seems that there are bigger problems at hand for visitors than uncomfortable hotel beds. An NBC ...

What is a Dark Fiber Network?

April 20th, 2017 (0)
Although the title sounds a little bit on the ominous side, a dark fiber network simply refers to an internet connection which is established using previously idle fiber-optic cables. Oftentimes, when an internet service provider is planning to introduce ...

Google’s Project Loon Explained

April 20th, 2017 (10)
Google’s Project Loon is an ambitious scheme to bring high-speed internet connectivity to the entire world. With Google’s Project Loon team continually looking to test and advance the parameters of the project, more and more information is being made ...

How Beamforming Makes Your Wi-Fi Faster

April 19th, 2017 (0)
You may never have heard of beamforming before, but it is a relatively simple concept which could very easily speed up your Wi-Fi connection in the near future. A normal Wi-Fi connection works by broadcasting a signal in all ...

Ukraine Suffers Cyber Attacks as Crimean Tension Mounts

April 19th, 2017 (0)
As political tensions grow, the Ukraine is facing troubles on an entirely new front: cyber-attacks launched at the country’s official internet portals. While protests rage and Russian forces enter the Crimean peninsula, battles have already started on the digital ...

US government plans for an “internet kill switch” revealed

April 18th, 2017 (0)
A recent court ruling has ordered the US Department of Homeland Security to make its plans for an “internet kill switch” available to the public. The plan, orchestrated under the Bush administration, makes it entirely possible for the government ...

66% of internet users in 1996 were in the US

April 17th, 2017 (13)
A recent report conducted by Mashable and Statista revealed that the most internet users are in Asia, which was home to 42% of users in 2012. Europe is close behind, with 27% of all internet users. In comparison, the ...
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