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By 2024, 5G could be beamed to your phone using huge, hydrogen-powered aircraft

November 14th, 2020 at 12:19 pm » Comments Off

  A Stratospheric Platforms antenna, inside a testing chamber In the near future, your phone may take its 5G signal from the sky instead of a nearby mast on the ground. It’s an innovative way to solve the problem of increasing connectivity without relying on thousands of terrestrial cell towers. The concept is known as […]



SpaceX Starlink : User terms of service declare Mars as ‘free planet’

November 11th, 2020 at 1:31 pm » Comments Off

SpaceX has released its terms of service to beta testers, and it makes a strong statement about Mars’ future government. STARLINK’S BETA TEST IS REQUIRING PARTICIPANTS TO RECOGNIZE MARS AS A “FREE PLANET.” It’s an unusual bit of fine print, and the implications go far beyond securing good internet on Earth. SpaceX’s internet connectivity constellation […]



New ‘A.I. lawyer’ analyzes your emails to find moneysaving loopholes

October 16th, 2020 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

Email systems have gotten smarter. Whether it’s filtering out spam, prioritizing the messages we need to respond to, reminding us when we’ve forgotten to include a mentioned attachment, or suggesting appropriate responses, 2020 email has come a long way from the basic inboxes of yesteryear. But there’s still further they can go — and Joshua […]



We are approaching the fastest, deepest, most consequential technological disruption in history

October 13th, 2020 at 9:10 am » Comments Off

We are approaching the fastest, deepest, most consequential technological disruption in history  In the next 10 years, key technologies will converge to completely disrupt the five foundational sectors—information, energy, food, transportation, and materials—that underpin our global economy. We need to make sure the disruption benefits everyone. Suppose we told you that solutions to the world’s […]



The quantum internet will blow your mind. Here’s what it will look like

October 12th, 2020 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

The next generation of the Internet will rely on revolutionary new tech — allowing for unhackable networks and information that travels faster than the speed of light. Call it the quantum Garden of Eden. Fifty or so miles east of New York City, on the campus of Brookhaven National Laboratory, Eden Figueroa is one of […]



No internet, no problem. Venezuela gets bitcoin satellite node

October 10th, 2020 at 10:58 am » Comments Off

Venezuela deployed its first Bitcoin satellite node. It allows for a node on the ground to receive Bitcoin transaction details from a Blockstream satellite without internet. Venezuela has poor internet connectivity. Venezuela has its first Bitcoin satellite node capable of processing transactions without an internet connection. The Venezuelan “space node” was set up in the […]



Microsoft’s underwater server experiment resurfaces after two years

September 24th, 2020 at 11:58 am » Comments Off

Turns out, dunking data centers is a great idea Back in 2018, Microsoft sunk an entire data center to the bottom of the Scottish sea, plunging 864 servers and 27.6 petabytes of storage 117 feet deep in the ocean. Today, the company has reported that its latest experiment was a success, revealing findings that show […]



Dozens of scientific journals have vanished from the internet, and no one preserved them

September 16th, 2020 at 3:12 pm » Comments Off

Most open-access journals lack the technical means and plans to preserve their articles, despite a mandate from some funders that they do so. Eighty-four online-only, open-access (OA) journals in the sciences, and nearly 100 more in the social sciences and humanities, have disappeared from the internet over the past 2 decades as publishers stopped maintaining […]



Physna aims to be Google of 3D search with geometry-based AI

August 30th, 2020 at 1:14 pm » Comments Off

Physna, a midwestern U.S. startup founded in 2015, is trying to do for physical object (3D model) search what Google did for text and image search. Using geometric deep-learning technology and proprietary algorithms, Physna is able to understand, map and compare 3D models and index them based on their geometry. While it has been possible […]



Sky Drone & China Mobile partner to create 5G drone network

August 29th, 2020 at 1:26 pm » Comments Off

Sky Drone and China Mobile HK have partnered to explore the advantages 5G can have on drone networks by signing a memorandum of understanding earlier this week. China Mobile HK (CMHK) has already set up up a 5G innovation center that is supporting industries transferring from 4G to 5G as smoothly as possible. The company’s […]



Elons Musk’s Space X’s road to the fastest internet from orbit: Here’s what latest stats say

August 27th, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been dreaming of creating a constellation of broadband satellites surrounding the Earth. He vowed to provide the fastest broadband internet service to anyone in the world, and he seems to be on his way to fulfilling his promise. With the new data from Speedtest.net, Starlink […]



Inside Facebook’s new power grab

August 23rd, 2020 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

Mark Zuckerberg is not a man used to failure. He has built a $600-billion empire, buying up or crushing most would-be competitors and brushing regulators aside. When, in 2015, he personally headed up an effort – first called internet.org, then “Free Basics” – to help 3.5 billion people worldwide who don’t have access to the […]



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