Project Loon

Alphabet's X partners with Indian telecom to bring high-speed wireless to millions

Using a new technique called FSOC, the firm could improve connectivity in rural and remote areas of Andhra Pradesh.<p>Building a slide deck, pitch, or …

Andhra Pradesh

Alphabet Puts Project Loon Balloon Tech In 'Boxes' To Bring Light Beam Internet To India

One of Alphabet's crazier attempts to bring the internet to more rural and isolated areas was Project Loon. Using what is called Free Space Optical …

Technology (Australia)

How to Rebuild Puerto Rico

1. Round One<p>Fear hit Orlando Gonzalez only after the storm had already been battering his grandmother’s house for more than 12 hours. It wasn’t the …

Caribbean

Alphabet tries internet lasers instead of balloons for India

Alphabet is adopting laser-beaming boxes in favor of Project Loon's balloons for its latest internet-delivery partnership in Andhra Pradesh, India. The state government is snapping up 2,000 of the hubs, which rely on Free Space Optical Communications (FSOC) tech, from Alphabet's X innovations lab. …

Andhra Pradesh

Google X to bring high-speed internet in Andhra Pradesh with boxes that beam light

Google X, a division owned by Alphabet and that deals in experimental technologies, is aiming to bring high-speed internet to parts of Andhra Pradesh …

Andhra Pradesh

Alphabet brings the internet to parts of India via laser beams

• Alphabet is using a new technology to bring the internet to Andhra Pradesh in India.<br>• The new technology uses laser beams to create a network without cables.<br>• The local government wants to connect 12 million households by 2019.<p>Alphabet is on a mission to bring internet to parts of the world where it …

Andhra Pradesh

Alphabet's X lab is selling a state in India thousands of rooftop boxes that use lasers to shoot wireless data at 20 Gbps

• <b>X, the research division owned by Google's parent company, has sold high speed wireless technology to a state government in India.</b>• <b><br>The technology is based on rooftop-mounted boxes that use light beams to transmit data at up to 20 gigabits per second.</b>• <b><br>The technology was developed through X's Project</b> …

Andhra Pradesh

2017’s Best Technology Tips and Tricks: You Asked, We Answered

The Tech Tip online column is published five days a week on The New York Times’s Personal Technology page, which adds up to about 240 questions tackled over the course of a year on a variety of topics: hardware, software, social media, gadgets and more. Looking back on 2017, here are five Tips that …

Business

Hurricane Maria has made Puerto Rico a testbed for new technology

Javier Malavé was in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria hit. He and his wife had left their San Juan apartment with their 2-year-old son to hunker down with his sister-in-law in her home. He knew it would be dangerous to ride out the storm, yet never once did it occur to him to leave the …

Business

Googlers and Google.org donated $260 million to nonprofits in 2017

In light of hurricanes, attacks, and other disasters this year, Google has provided aid through donations and employee matching initiatives. Most recently, Sundar Pichai announced that the company is committing $500,000 to support relief efforts for the ongoing Southern California fires. In 2017, …

Matched

Alastair Westgarth is the man with the internet balloons

Westgarth is No. 97 on the Recode 100.<p>When the previous head of Google’s Project Loon left in March after six months on the job, Alastair Westgarth took the helm, beaming balloon-powered internet to remote regions of the world — including some disaster recovery missions.<p>In the aftermath of this …

Google

How to Bring the Internet to Everyone

Thomas Hedger<p>More internet access could mean everything to people in rural areas, and the way we could deliver it is something unexpected.<p>In our hyper-connected world, when the internet goes down, your ability to get things done goes down, too. For the 34 million Americans who don’t have access to …

Internet

After the hurricanes, T-Mobile wants to saturate Puerto Rico with 600MHz

Hurricanes Irma and Maria bored through Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands in September with a complete disposal of the territories’ power grid. …

Puerto Rico

A peek inside Google’s X ‘moonshot factory’

This is a fascinating glimpse of Google’s R&D organization, known as X. What I found most fascinating, was the coverage of one of the earliest X …

Google

Inside the X ‘moonshot factory’: Here’s where Google’s ideas take flight (or flop)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Why does the Captain of Moonshots wear roller skates to work?<p>That may sound like the start of a joke, but Astro Teller …

Puerto Rico

Should you enrol on a technology MBA course?

When Anna Fuller finishes her MBA programme at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business next year, she will not work for a consultancy …

MBA

This Company Brings Free Mobile Internet To 40 Million People Globally

Large parts of the world are connected, they just can’t afford to use their data. Jana takes advertising money to pay the data charges of people who use its mobile browser–and it’s growing incredibly fast.<p>When Facebook tried to offer a version of free internet in India, it didn’t go very well. The …

Mobile

Project Fi wants you to refer new subscribers for a cause

Technology, especially information technology, has become part and parcel of modern life that it has also become one of the essential services that …

Google

AT&T Flying COW drones will help bring cell service back to Puerto Rico

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the Cell on Wings drones to provide temporary service to rescue workers.<p>Flying COW (Cell on …

Drones

Alphabet has officially launched balloons that deliver internet in Puerto Rico

Web Balloons<p>Alphabet’s Project Loon has officially launched in Puerto Rico in an effort to bring basic internet connectivity to the island after its …

Caribbean

Video Friday: Japan's Avatar Robot, Lidar vs. Camera, and Knicks' Drone Show

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of …

Robotics

Project Loon-Powered Internet Reaches 100K in Puerto Rico

AT&T and T-Mobile customers with LTE-enabled phones in Puerto Rico have been receiving access via the balloon-powered Project Loon.<p>PCMag reviews …

Puerto Rico

Project Loon looks to Africa

A Project Loon balloon being launched.<p>Project Loon hopes to work with operators in Africa to bring its Internet balloon technology to the …

Google

Project Loon in Puerto Rico serving 100,000 customers

In a Medium post, Alphabet-owned X has thanked its partners for helping Project Loon execute its shortest roll-out in Puerto Rico.<p>Since turning on …

Technology

A bunch of balloons delivered basic Internet to 100,000 Puerto Rico residents

Alphabet‘s Project Loon might still be experimental in nature, but it just delivered real hope to 100,000 Puerto Rico residents in what the Project Loon team called the fastest deployment of its Internet-providing balloons ever.<p>Head of Project Loon Alastair Westgarth confirmed the deployment of the …

Technology

Project Loon Launches Internet Balloons Over Puerto Rico

The balloons will bring internet and cell coverage to 100,000 people, helping them stay in touch with friends and family.<p>It's been almost two months since Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico, and the territory is still in the process of recovering. Over half of the island's inhabitants …

Google

Three weeks later over 100,000 people in Puerto Rico have connected to Project Loon

Project Loon’s deployment of emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico in under a month is quite an impressive technological feat. By the end of October, AT&T and T-Mobile customers could connect to LTE from these miles-high balloons. Alphabet’s X division noted today that over 100,000 people have …

Google

Alphabet X's Project Loon Has Provided Internet to 100,000 People in Puerto Rico

Project Loon has provided mobile data to more than 100,000 people in Puerto Rico, according to Google parent company Alphabet, which operates the …

Google

Google’s Project Loon delivers internet to 100,000 in Puerto Rico | Trusted Reviews

<b>When Google X Labs announced its plan to bring internet access to remote areas using balloons, folks were lining up with the ‘full of hot air’ and</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

Project Loon has delivered internet services to 100,000 people in Hurricane Maria-hit Puerto Rico

Alphabet has delivered internet services to 100,000 people who have been hit by the <b>Hurricane Maria</b> in Puerto Rico. This internet service is a part of …

Internet