Google Fiber gives wireless gigabit plan a boost with Webpass ISP buyout

It looks like Google is serious about this wireless gigabit internet thing. While they continue to expand the wired version of Google Fiber – there are reportedly 18 more cities on their expansion list – it’s Google’s buyout of wireless internet provider Webpass that has tech insiders’ attention. Webpass operates in the Silicon Valley corridor and provides both wired and wireless internet access for about $60 a month.

In April, a Google Fiber exec said the company was looking into providing wireless Fiber service where it would be too expensive to run a physical line to homes. Looks like they just snapped up their first major player in that effort.

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If you were watching C-SPAN yesterday, you may have witnessed a bit of tech and political history as Democrats staged a sit-in protest on the House floor over gun control measures.

As the sit-in wore on, Republican leaders ordered the House into recess – and since the House controls C-SPAN camera activity, they ordered the cameras to be shut off, even though speeches and protests continued on the floor. Those are the rules. Or, at least, those were the rules. But yesterday, some tech-savvy politicians got out their cell phones and began live-streaming the events back to C-SPAN using Facebook live video and Periscope video apps.

Suddenly, C-SPAN was back on the air live, and in a way not possible in years before. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan called the tech workaround “a publicity stunt” but C-SPAN spokesman Howard Mortmann told Politico that the livestream rebellion was “a milestone event.” Politicians always seem to be a bit behind when it comes to new technology, but now that the power of live video streaming has been ably demonstrated, expect to see a lot more of it.

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We hope you checked out our coverage of the top cars of 2016 with Marshawn Lynch, but one car we missed out on driving was this wee electric roadster, which we’re pretty sure Mr. Lynch would struggle to slip into. Not a struggle? Getting it to accelerate from zero to 60 miles an hour in just a smidge over 1.5 seconds. Oh yeah, that’s a record all right, and it crushes the likes of the Henessy Venom GT, Bugatti Veyron and all those other multi-million dollar cars.

So who built this tiny speed machine? Some big car company’s R&D team? Elon Musks oldest son? Nope – it was 30 students with the Academic Motorsports Club Zurich. And best of all, they made this very entertaining video about how they did it, so check it all out at this link.

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From Rolls-Royce to Lamborghini, these are the most expensive cars in the world

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'Prime'-time TV: Here are the best shows on Amazon Prime right now

There's more to Amazon Prime than free two-day shipping, including access to a number of phenomenal shows at no extra cost. To make the sifting easier, here are our favorite shows currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
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The best movies on Amazon Prime right now (November 2018)

Prime Video provides subscribers with access to a host of fantastic films, but sorting through the catalog can be an undertaking. Luckily, we've done the work for you. Here are the best movies on Amazon Prime Video right now.
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The 20 best tech toys for kids will make you wish you were 10 again

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DT Daily: The latest flagship killer, shoe designer Chris Nixon, and more

In today's episode of DT Daily, we sit down to talk about the Boring Company's new tunnel and the latest smartphone from OnePlus. We also chat with designer Chris Dixon and all-around funnyman Jemaine Clement about his forthcoming projects.
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DT Daily: Alexa helps you vote, our new series ‘Behind the Wheel,’ and more

Today on DT Daily we covered all the newest headlines from Apple AirPods to the World Drone Racing Championship. We also chatted with Tim Walbridge, the host of our new video series Behind the Wheel, and a very special guest.
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DT Daily: John Oates, custom cars, and DT’s latest show

Episode 2 of Digital Trend's latest show, Behind the Wheel. features John Oates, Tim Walbridge, and a Porsche GT3RS, as the two take to the streets to discuss cars. Oates also discusses his custom Porsche 356 on today's episode of DT Daily.
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Capsure CEO Jeanne Lewis talks about preserving the world’s memories

We were joined by Jeanne Lewis, the CEO and co-founder of Capsure, a new photosharing app, on this episode of DT Daily to discuss how technology can help us capture important moments.
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DT Daily: Foldable phones, Facebook mulligans, and more

On the 12th episode of DT Daily, Digital Trends' live talk show, hosts Greg Nibler and Marie Pardo-Garber broke down the news of the day, including Samsung's foldable phone announcement, Facebook's upcoming "unsend" feature, and more.
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Westward Distillery weighs in on the best American single malt whiskey

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Num Pang Chef Ben Daitz talks offers for successful collaborations

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DT Daily: Windows woes, A.I. news anchors, and Disney’s streaming service

On the fourteenth episode of DT Daily, host Greg Nibler and guest Nicole Raney talked about the biggest tech stories of the day, including a troublesome Windows 10 update, China's A.I. news anchor, and more.
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DT Daily: iPhone X problems, Single’s Day sales records, and more

On the 15th episode of DT Daily, Digital Trends' live morning show, Greg Nibler and Marie Pardo-Garber examined the news of the day, including iPhone X screen problems, Alibaba's record-setting day of sales, and more.
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Hip-hop artist Rakeem Miles talks musical upbringing, ‘Dante’s Toys’

Rakeem Miles may be best known for his musical endeavors, but he's looking to change that with his forthcoming animated show. On Monday's DT Daily, we discuss Miles' origins, what drives his passions, his favorite superhero, and more.