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50 years ago today, the internet was born in Room 3420

November 9th, 2019 at 3:28 am » Comments Off

50 years ago today, the internet was born in Room 3420  Here’s the story of the creation of ARPANET, the groundbreaking precursor to the internet—as told by the people who were there. When I visited UCLA’s Boelter Hall last Wednesday, I took the stairs to the third floor, looking for Room 3420. And then I […]



‘Whoa, it worked’: Elon Musk tweets via SpaceX’s Starlink Satellites

November 1st, 2019 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

  A view of SpaceX’s first 60 Starlink satellites in orbit, still in stacked configuration, with the Earth as a brilliant blue backdrop on May 23, 2019.  But Starlink won’t be truly operational until several hundred more satellites go up. SpaceX’s nascent internet-satellite constellation is already providing some boutique service, according to Elon Musk. Late […]



USPS eyeing drones for mail, package delivery

October 28th, 2019 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

The United States Postal Service is considering drones as a new way to deliver mail. This was disclosed in a request for information (RFI) from September, describing why it is examining this concept and how it might potentially work to help people and companies with their mail-related needs, according to Nextgov. “The Postal Service recognizes […]



Gen Z women are less likely than millennial women to want to be reachable at all times, and it might be a sign of ‘tech fatigue’

October 25th, 2019 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

Only one-third of women in Gen Z report feeling optimistic about the effects of technology on society. Olivia Harris/Getty A new study from GfK Consumer Life asked over 37,000 people in 31 different markets and 25 countries about their feelings on technology. More than 60% of Gen Z women reported that they have difficulty taking […]



In-flight seatback screens may be going extinct

October 21st, 2019 at 11:59 am » Comments Off

U.S. carriers are split on whether single-aisle fleets need seatback screens. Consumer tastes are changing as in-flight Wi-Fi quality improves. In the quest to command higher fares and traveler loyalty, airlines are constantly scrambling to market their onboard services as better than Brand X. These days, one highly visible battleground is directly in front of […]



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