I am constantly connected, both at home and at work, often via multiple devices. And it’s not just my phone and laptop, increasingly service apps are online – I can control my apartment temperature from the other side of the world via an app. 602 more words
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Facebook has begun testing its giant, Internet-beaming drone aircraft, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says.
Zuckerberg posted a Facebook update Thursday saying that Facebook’s drones, which would fly over remote communities and beam down Internet signals, have taken test flights in the United Kingdom: 178 more words
Google’s head of Google[x] Astro Teller took the stage today at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, to talk about the Mountain View company’s secretive experimental lab and the things that the team has learned over years of showing its ambitious projects to the world (via… 476 more words
MEXICO CITY (CBS/AP) — It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Actually, it was a balloon.
But the crash of one of Google’s “Loon” balloons for relaying Internet service was enough to have security forces summoned to a mountain township in central Mexico. 159 more words
Today, the Internet is spreading even to remote, rural areas. The high-altitude balloons of the Google Project Loon can fly continuously for over three months and cover an 80 kilometer diameter with 4g network 35 more words
The space race to launch satellites providing internet coverage to the roughly 4 billion people living in unconnected or nominally connected communities around the world is no longer just the purview of billionaire moguls and the world’s biggest Internet companies. 1,242 more words