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Comcast to give Atlanta fastest Internet in the country

Move over, Google Fiber. Comcast is about to launch an ultra-fast Internet service of its own -- and it will be speedier than anything else on the market.<p>Comcast (CMCSA) said its new Gigabit Pro service will reach speeds of up to 2 Gigabits per second, which is twice as fast as what Google, AT&T …

Net Neutrality

The dystopian lake filled by the world’s tech lust

Hidden in an unknown corner of Inner Mongolia is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by our thirst for smartphones, consumer gadgets and green tech, discovers Tim Maughan.<p>From where I'm standing, the city-sized Baogang Steel and Rare Earth complex dominates the horizon, its endless cooling towers and …

Rare Earth

Are You Ready for Phone Numbers as Unique User Identity?

Using the Web to support the social process has significantly increased in the last decade with the explosion of social network services like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and online dating sites.<p>While having an online identity has certain strengths in providing easy communication by minimizing the …

Why Steve Jobs said meeting the founder of Polaroid was 'like visiting a shrine'

The founder of Apple adored Land, the co-founder of Polaroid, a pioneer of instant photography that with its mix of innovation, aesthetics and focus on consumer utility was in many ways the Apple of its day. Land was not only "one of the great inventors of our time", according to Jobs.<p>"More …

Innovation

Andreas Lubitz badgered pilot into leaving cockpit of Germanwings plane, black box reveals

Voice recorder reveals co-pilot of doomed flight encouraged the captain to go to the toilet so he could be left alone to crash the plane in the French Alps<p>Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight, carefully planned his decision to lock the captain out of the cockpit and crash …

Airplanes