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charlesbockhorn

Graphene sees your optical fibre network and makes it 100x faster - 0 views

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    Summary: Researchers at the Centre of Graphene Science at the Universities of Bath and Exeter have demonstrated a 100x improvement in optical-fibre broadband speeds. Researchers at the Centre of Graphene Science at the Universities of Bath and Exeter have demonstrated a drastic improvement in optical-fibre broadband speeds via the use of the miracle material: graphene.
bpkyle1

Small business gets with the social program - 0 views

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    Myriam Gumuchian is the fourth generation of her family to make jewelry. But she told CNBC the visual aspect of social media is working in reaching her customers. "Women can relate when they see a picture of a ring on a finger, or a necklace or an earring," Myriam said, adding that "we like to show how it's worn in real time.
prenfro

In-flight WiFi speeds up - 2 views

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    Gogo's 2Ku service received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration this week, clearing the way for it to be installed on commercial airplanes later this year.
mzilkie

Loon for All - Project Loon - Google - 0 views

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    Project Loon looks to use a global network of high-altitude balloons to connect people in rural and remote areas who have no Internet access at all, help fill coverage gaps for areas that can't be served profitably by existing providers, and rapidly connect people after disasters when existing infrastructure has been compromised.
Bill Genereux

This tool can warn you about evil access points nearby | Computerworld - 0 views

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    A new open-source tool can periodically scan an area for rogue Wi-Fi access points and can alert network administrators if any are found. The tool, called EvilAP_Defender, was designed specifically to detect malicious access points that are configured by attackers to mimic legitimate ones in order to trick users to connect to them.
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    A new open-source tool can periodically scan for rogue Wi-Fi access points and alert network administrators if they're found.
Bill Genereux

Elderly users will be the guinea pigs of the Internet of Things. - 0 views

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    On Thursday, March 26, Future Tense—a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University—will hold an event on medical device security and privacy at the New America office in Washington, D.C. For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website. This past week’s data breach at health...
mgdedonder

IPv6 and IPv4 questions and answers - 1 views

What happened to IPv5? Version 5 of the IP family was an experimental protocol developed in the 1980s. IPv5 (also called the Internet Stream Protocol) was never widely deployed. Since the number 5 ...

http:__www.internetsociety.org_ipv6-frequently-asked-questions networking Internet technology network security

started by mgdedonder on 01 Mar 15 no follow-up yet
johnb1000

AT&T is putting a price on privacy. - 0 views

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    AT&T is going to track and monetize the webpages you visit, the time you spend on each, the links or ads you see and follow, and the search terms you enter if you have their new gigabit broadband service (such as in Kansas City). If you don't want to be tracked, "fortunately" they let you opt-out for a $29 / month fee.
Bill Genereux

What's the Difference Between WiFi and The Internet? | TD Curran - 0 views

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    This article explains the difference between the Internet and Wifi. It also highlights and defines things about routers, modems, internet service providers and ethernet.
summerville101

Scientists propose 'cortical modem' implant to give you Terminator vision - CNET - 0 views

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    US military research agency DARPA forsees a tiny implant that could restore sight loss or give you a heads-up display without a helmet or glasses. Forget HoloLens, forget smart glasses and forget augmented reality -- scientists have proposed a "cortical modem" that plugs into your DNA and your visual cortex to cure sight loss and show a heads-up display in front of your very eyes.
chadw85

Jonathan Zittrain wants to make sure the electronic frontier stays open - and he's look... - 1 views

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    Sort of a hippie-dippie view of the internet but probably one of the best descriptions of why the internet works, not how.
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    Oh, this is a ted talk. you can also see it on netflix
mgdedonder

IPv6: Five Things You Should Know - 1 views

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    Today is the day IPv6 finally goes live. For as long as there has been an Internet IPv4 has been synonymous with IP and nobody really stopped to think about which version of the protocol it was. But IPv4 has outlived its usefulness.
Bill Genereux

Women aren't welcome on the Internet - 0 views

  • The officers were unanimous in advising me to take a break from Twitter, assuming, as many people do, that Twitter is at best a time-wasting narcotic.
  • Pew found that from 2000 to 2005, the percentage of Internet users who participate in online chats and discussion groups dropped from 28 percent to 17 percent, “entirely because of women’s fall off in participation.
  • Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman draws a distinction between “tourists” and “vagabonds” in the modern economy
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  • On the Internet, men are tourists and women are vagabonds.
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  • Twitter “has a history of saying ‘too bad, so sad’” when confronted with concerns about harassment on its platform
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    An eye opening essay on the challenges of being a woman online
Bill Genereux

FCC chief prepares to overrule state Web laws | TheHill - 1 views

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    The agency will seek to nullify laws halting local government-run Internet service.
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