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Delta CEO declares free in-flight Wi-Fi is coming

October 9th, 2018 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

“We’re going to make it free,” said Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian, when speaking about his long-term vision for in-flight Wi-Fi during Skift Global Forum in New York City on Friday. Bastian said free and faster Wi-Fi are things that his customers want. “I don’t know of anywhere else besides in an airplane that […]



Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web

October 3rd, 2018 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

With an ambitious decentralized platform, the father of the web hopes it’s game on for corporate tech giants like Facebook and Google. Last week, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, asked me to come and see a project he has been working on almost as long as the web itself. It’s a crisp […]



Former Google CEO predicts the internet will split in two — and one part will be led by China

September 29th, 2018 at 9:42 am » Comments Off

Speaking at a private event hosted by Village Global VC yesterday night, tech luminary and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt predicted that the internet will bifurcate into Chinese-led and US-led versions within the next decade. Under Sundar Pichai’s leadership, Google has explored the potential to launch a censored version of its search engine in China, […]



Spotify will now let artists directly upload their music to the platform

September 25th, 2018 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

Spotify has announced a new beta feature that will allow independent artists to upload their music directly to the platform instead of through a label or digital aggregator. Normally, artists who aren’t signed to a major label (which can directly upload music to Spotify) have to pay a fee to a third-party service like Tunecore […]



19 astonishing quotes about the Internet of Things everyone should read

September 17th, 2018 at 8:29 am » Comments Off

Seems like everybody is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT)—the good, the bad and the alarming along the lines of. “It’s the beginning of machines taking over the world.” The IoT is when everyday products such as refrigerators, watches, speakers and more connect to the internet and to one another. The Internet of Things […]



The ‘deep web’ may be 500 times bigger than the normal web. Its uses go well beyond buying drugs

September 9th, 2018 at 8:40 am » Comments Off

The dark web is a hidden portion of the internet that can only be accessed using special software. TOR, or The Onion Router, is a popular anonymous browsing network used to connect to the dark web. While the dark web offers anonymity and a way to bypass internet censorship, it is commonly associated with illegal […]



China reaches 800 million internet users

August 25th, 2018 at 10:46 am » Comments Off

China’s internet population has now grown beyond 800 million, according to the latest data from the Chinese government. A new report [in Chinese] issued by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) put the number of people in China with access to the internet at 802 million. The agency — which is a branch of […]



What are smart glasses?

August 23rd, 2018 at 8:09 am » Comments Off

Google Glass made smart glasses a reality, but what are they, really?. It wasn’t that long ago when a doctor’s prescription and one’s physical limitations were the only uses for eyewear. But now, eyeglasses have gone high tech with smart glasses: eye glasses with a mini computer inside that displays information right on the lens(es). […]



The way you get TV and internet at home is about to change drastically — for the better

August 19th, 2018 at 6:35 am » Comments Off

Verizon and other internet providers are going to start rolling out 5G internet this year. It will change how we get TV and internet in our homes. Instead of drilling holes for cable everywhere, you’ll get a modem and a subscription to a streaming TV service.



Why we hate using email but love sending texts

August 11th, 2018 at 10:18 am » Comments Off

They both allow us to stay in touch, but while email often attracts ire, text messaging is more popular than ever. Is the way we choose to communicate saying more than we might think? Around 15 years ago, I was working at my part-time job at an electronics store at the mall. One of my […]



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