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Elon Musk’s SpaceX: Now 1 million Starlink user terminals OKed for US internet service

April 3rd, 2020 at 11:52 am » Comments Off

The Federal Communications Commission has approved SpaceX’s application to roll out a million user terminals in the US to connect with its growing Starlink satellite broadband network. The approval gives SpaceX a 15-year “blanket license for the operation of up to 1,000,000 fixed earth stations that will communicate with its non-geostationary orbit satellite system”.



AI can automatically rewrite outdated text in Wikipedia articles

February 23rd, 2020 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

It’s good to be skeptical of Wikipedia articles for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the possibility of outdated info — human editors can only do so much. And while there are bots that can edit Wikipedia, they’re usually limited to updated canned templates or fighting vandalism. MIT might have a […]



Ad blocking takes off on mobile phones, a challenge for publishers

February 12th, 2020 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

 About 15% to 30% of website traffic is from people with ad-blocking software, online ad firm Blockthrough reports. The number of people using ad-blocking technology on mobile browsers has surged to 527 million, an increase of 64% over the last three years, according to a report published Thursday. Combined with ad blocking on personal computers, […]



SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink satellites, sticks rocket landing at sea

February 2nd, 2020 at 2:20 am » Comments Off

Watch: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 60 satellites into orbit Following the successful launch, the rocket’s first stage gently touched down on a SpaceX drone ship landing platform. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched its fourth batch of Starlink satellites into orbit and landed a rocket landing Wednesday following days of weather delays for […]



What you need to know about 5G

January 5th, 2020 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

5G, the fifth generation of mobile communications that enables global connectivity, is predicted to contribute $13.2 trillion to the global economy by 2035. To date, there are 50 commercial 5G network deployments in 27 countries. An additional 328 operators across 109 countries have said they are investing in 5G.



88% of Americans use a second screen while watching TV. Why?

December 31st, 2019 at 12:34 pm » Comments Off

Second screens and the sickness unto death.  When it comes to tech, I like to think I’m a pretty hoopy frood. I added the System Tuner UI to my Android phone’s settings. I’ve crimped my own ethernet cables. I got Wing Commander III running, back when that required the dark arts of HIMEM.SYS tweaking. What […]



These are the technologies that will transform the 2020s – From 5G to vertical farming

December 17th, 2019 at 12:56 pm » Comments Off

Renault autonomous car concept Shared mobility, advanced plastic recycling and protein production are also going to be key to future prosperity. 2020 is set to be the year of 5G, shared mobility and new ways of recycling plastic, says research group Lux, along with new battery technology and artificial meat also set to make a […]



Quantum states in conventional electronics may beat end of Moore’s law

December 15th, 2019 at 12:12 pm » Comments Off

Graduate students Kevin Miao, Chris Anderson, and Alexandre Bourassa monitor quantum experiments at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering Scientists at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering have found a way to produce quantum states in ordinary, everyday electronics. By harnessing the properties of quantum mechanics without exotic materials or equipment, this […]



Welcome to the third age of online education

December 8th, 2019 at 1:48 pm » Comments Off

 The strangest things can trigger intense memories. For Marcel Proust, the taste of a madeleine cookie famously unleashed his entire childhood. In The Game, a reflection on life and hockey, my boyhood hero Ken Dryden, the great Montreal Canadiens goalie, recounts waking up in his parents’ home in Islington (a Toronto neighborhood) thinking he’s hearing […]



Tim Berners-Lee unveils global plan to save the web

November 29th, 2019 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Inventor of web calls on governments and firms to safeguard it from abuse and ensure it benefits humanity Sir Tim Berners-Lee has launched a global action plan to save the web from political manipulation, fake news, privacy violations and other malign forces that threaten to plunge the world into a “digital dystopia”. […]



The future of Wi-Fi : Trends that could shape the future of India

November 26th, 2019 at 1:50 pm » Comments Off

  With the introduction of 5G and Wi-Fi 6, the advancement of Internet connectivity will elevate further In today’s age and time, the Internet plays a major role in one’s everyday life. Our country is moving towards digitization and has proven to be a front-runner when it comes to Internet users and its usability. We […]



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 […]



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