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'Wi-FM' uses FM radio signals to reduce interference, boost your Internet speeds

Wi-FM allows devices to listen in on FM radio signals to transmit data without interference from neighboring networks. Wireless Internet speeds suffer from neighboring traffic, so data transmissions sent during quiet periods won't slow…
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The inventor of light-based ‘Li-Fi’ Internet has completed the first working prototype 1:32

Li-Fi is a groundbreaking approach to wireless internet technology that could bring connectivity to the more than four billion people in the world without internet access. It runs on nothing but an LED light bulb and a solar cell…

The UK is promising ‘superfast’ broadband to everyone in the country by 2020

On Monday, Prime Minister David Cameron pledged "fast broadband" to everyone living in his country, noting that all of his country's citizens have "the legal right to request a connection to broadband with speeds of 10Mbps."
Social Media

A seventh of the world’s population visits Facebook every day

Facebook has confirmed that one billion people view their News Feed everyday, and 1.4 billion people check on mobile once a month. That puts Facebook in a category only Google and Tencent can match.

Technology is a double-edged sword for children, parents agree

Qualtrics conducted a survey of 1,039 parents with children between the ages of 8 and 17, and found that just about everyone is aware of the double edged sword that technology presents.

India might be the next to adopt Project Loon, Alphabet’s ambitious Internet plan

Alphabet is in preliminary talks with India's government about establishing a constellation of Internet balloons across the country, to provide Internet access to the million incapable of paying or accessing broadband.
Home Theater

Circle with Disney lets you rule your household Internet with an iron fist 5:49

Circle with Disney is a device that connects to an Internet router, giving parents control over the kind of content their kids can access, and when it can be accessed.

New York’s attorney general begins probe of ISP broadband speeds

The office of New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has embarked upon an in-depth investigation into the broadband services being provided by Cablevision, Verizon, and Time Warner.
Social Media

Millennials don’t think personal data is secure online but offer it anyway

Results of a survey indicate that millennials don't trust any online entity to keep their personal information secure, least of all social media platforms. Yet, some are willing to give the information anyway, despite the mistrust.
Social Media

Join the newest Internet craze and release your inner frozen chicken

People are snapping pics of themselves as frozen chicken as part of New Zealand's newest Internet craze. Unlike the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge or planking, participants are required to do the Frozen Chook in the nude.
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Google looking to test two new drone designs, likely for its Internet-for-all initiative

Google looks to be pushing ahead with its project to bring Internet connectivity to remote and underserved parts of the planet. The company has registered two new drone designs with the FAA, suggesting test flights could be just around the…
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Facebook’s first satellite will beam Internet to rural Africa starting in 2016

Facebook is partnering with French satellite communications provider Eutelsat to beam a satellite internet connection to remote parts of Africa.