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Internet Access as a Human Right

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

Social Media

Zuckerberg says Facebook's giant Internet drones are already flying

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

Tech

This is Nairobi : The Mosquito Menace

There are a lot of Mosquitoes here.

This may not be a surprise to most of you as the terms Malaria and Africa are frequently used in close proximity. 1,015 more words

Educational

Astro Teller: Google 'encouraged too much attention' for Glass, more from SXSW

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

Tech Industry

Google 'Project Loon' Wi-Fi Balloon Crash Alarms Mexican Town

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

News

Internet everywhere

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

Connectivity

Outernet Joins The Space Race For Internet Accessibility

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

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