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Project Loon

We aim to launch and maintain a fleet of balloons to provide Internet coverage to users on the ground, with our Autolaunchers capable of safely and …

Here’s a big shock: AT&T will start selling customers’ usage data

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: AT&T<p>AT&T(s t) recently updated its privacy policy to reflect a new plan to sell information about how its customers …

EU mandates tougher sentences for cyber crime and snooping

EU lawmakers have agreed to toughen criminal penalties for cyber attacks, especially those that include harming critical national infrastructure and hijacking computers to steal sensitive data.<p>The 28 EU member states currently have a patchwork of varying tariffs for cyber crime but will now …

UK watchdog warns of rural broadband delay, blames BT monopoly

Despite receiving hundreds of millions of pounds in government subsidies, the effort to bring high-speed internet to rural parts of the UK seems to be running seriously behind schedule. The National Audit Office (NAO) says the original goal of providing 90 percent of Brits with access to at least a …

Looks like Europe’s getting on board with in-flight Wi-Fi

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Flickr user twinxamot<p>British Airways will test out in-flight Wi-Fi as well as GSM-based cellular connectivity on some …

EU and Japan gun for 100Gbps fiber optic internet speeds via new research projects

The European Commission and Japan have just announced a series of research projects to help speed up replacement of their soon-to-be-antiquated internet backbones. One of them, the STRAUSS project, will be shooting for 100Gbps fiber optic speeds -- a whopping 5,000-fold gain over current Euro data …

10 technologies that really could change the world

We're told that all kinds of technologies changed the world - Popular Mechanics' list includes the stapler - but today's researchers are working on …

A Wet Towel In Space Is Not Like A Wet Towel On Earth

You just don't know (because who's going to tell you?) that when you leave Earth, travel outside its gravitational reach, hundreds and hundreds of everyday things — stuff you've never had to think about — will change. Like ... oh, how about a wet washcloth?<p>Two high school students in Nova Scotia, …