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The shift from 4G to 5G will change just about everything

June 20th, 2018 at 9:56 am » Comments Off

Including speed, bandwidth and low latency. Low latency with 5G means web pages would load in a millisecond. Telecom experts are going so far as to herald the arrival of 5G as the advent of the fourth industrial revolution. There are an ever-expanding number of high-tech devices out there trying to connect to the internet […]



Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak wants ‘pure’ bitcoin to become the global internet currency

June 8th, 2018 at 9:36 am » Comments Off

 Bitcoin’s Two Possible Outcomes According to this digital asset manager. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has thrown his weight behind Jack Dorsey’s hope that Bitcoin will emerge as the global currency of the internet. The Twitter (TWTR, +3.02%) and Square CEO said last month that the internet is “going to have a native currency” and he hoped […]



Are bots entitled to free speech?

May 27th, 2018 at 9:25 am » Comments Off

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT BOTS. How will the courts address free-expression rights for artificially intelligent communicators? This conversation is coming, and it may push the Supreme Court to do something it has avoided: define who is and is not a journalist. For nearly half a century, the US legal system has lived a double […]



Snapchat launches Spectacles V2, camera glasses you’ll actually wear

May 11th, 2018 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

Snapchat Spectacles v2 Close Up Photos, not just video. No yellow ring alerting people to the camera. Underwater-capable. Classier colors with lighter lenses. Prescription options. Faster syncing. And a much slimmer frame and charging case. Snapchat fixed the biggest pain points of its Spectacles camera sunglasses with V2, which launch today for $150. The company […]



The era of fake video begins

May 5th, 2018 at 9:21 am » Comments Off

The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint. In a dank corner of the internet, it is possible to find actresses from Game of Thrones or Harry Potter engaged in all manner of sex acts. Or at least to the world the carnal figures look like those actresses, […]



Alexa Is a Revelation for the Blind

April 21st, 2018 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

Legally blind since age 18, my father missed out on the first digital revolution. “Is it ‘Electra?’” my father asks, leaning in close to the Amazon Echo my mother has just installed. Leaning in close is his trademark maneuver: Dad has been legally blind since age 18, the result of a horrible car crash in […]



Generation Z is already bored by the internet

April 6th, 2018 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

Teenagers today have unprecedented access to technology, and yet many report that they’ve never been so bored. There is a notion among older people that teens, with their smartphones and unlimited internet access, never experience boredom. CNN and other media outlets have repeatedly declared that smartphones have killed boredom as we know it. “Today, we […]



How social media can reveal overlooked drug reactions

April 3rd, 2018 at 8:56 am » Comments Off

When patients connect online, they often share information that reveals how treatments work in the real world. When Allison Ruddick was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer in October 2014, she turned to the world of hashtags. After her initial diagnosis it wasn’t clear if the cancer had metastasized, so she was in for a […]



The new internet from space

March 31st, 2018 at 8:36 am » Comments Off

If they make it through regulatory approvals and meet financial projections, the new satellites will create new industries A new era of global communications is on the launch pad. Eleven companies have applied to the Federal Communications Commission and other telecom regulators to beam broadband internet from clouds of more than 15,000 new satellites. Not […]



Tim Berners-Lee: we must regulate tech firms to prevent ‘weaponised’ web

March 19th, 2018 at 7:12 am » Comments Off

Tim Berners-Lee: ‘What was once a rich selection of blogs and websites has been compressed under the powerful weight of a few dominant platforms.’ Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has called for large technology firms to be regulated to prevent the web from being “weaponised at scale”. The web can […]



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