Want to clean up India? Turn trash into free Wi-Fi

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Description: ThinkScream’s smart trash can rewards users with 15 minutes of free Wi-Fi for throwing things away. Source: CNN Money Date: March 23, 2016 Desai and Agarwal, both 26, invented a trash can that rewards people with 15 minutes of free Wi-Fi every time they throw something away. The plastic bin (which costs about $1,470) is… Read more »

How The Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Going To Change The Lives Of The Bottom Billion

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Description: The blockchain is coming—and it’s going to create huge benefits for the world’s poorest people, from financial access to property rights to controlling their identities. Source: Fast Co. Exist Date: March 15, 2016 Perhaps it’s hard to imagine bitcoin making the world a better place. The price has shuffled around a lot, invoking something more… Read more »

802.11ah WiFi will penetrate walls more easily and use less power

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Description: Walls and floors can seriously limit the range of your wireless network, but the WiFi Alliance thinks they’ve come up with a fix. Their new 802.11ah standard aims to deliver superior penetration and power savings to boot. Source: Fossbytes Date: January 6, 2016 According to the WiFi Alliance, 802.11ah will also achieve nearly double the… Read more »

IPv6 celebrates its 20th birthday by reaching 10 percent deployment

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Description: According to Google’s statistics, on December 26, the world reached 9.98 percent IPv6 deployment, up from just under 6 percent a year earlier. Source: ars technica Date: January 3, 2016 Google measures IPv6 deployment by having a small fraction of their users execute a Javascript program that tests whether the computer in question can load… Read more »

Microsoft Is Terminating Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 on January 12th

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Description: Microsoft has announced that it’s turning off the support for Internet Explorer 8,9, and 10. Source: Fossbytes Date: January 6, 2016 On Tuesday, a new “End of Life” patch will go live that will ping Internet Explorer users asking them to upgrade their browsers. This “End of Life” patch means that these older Internet Explorer… Read more »

Technology and the Fight Against Terrorism

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Description: Preventing terrorist plots is harder than ever, and technology is both the problem and the solution. Source: CNN Money Date: November 24, 2015 Violent extremists like ISIS meet in the open on Facebook or Twitter. Then they take the conversation private, using technology called encryption to encode their messages. It’s called “going dark”, and it’s one… Read more »

Google to Kill Single Most Annoying Thing About Browsing the Web

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Description: You know that panicked feeling when you’ve got a zillion browser tabs open, and one of them starts blaring music? Google is about to put an end to that. Source: CNN Money Date: August 28th, 2015 In a soon-to-be released update to the chrome browser. Google will no longer allow sounds and videos to load in background… Read more »

Don’t Expect Google’s New Wireless Service to Come to Canada

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Description: Google is setting itself up to own the entire mobile experience, with the launch of its new wireless carrier Project Fi. Source: TechVibes Date: April 23, 2015 Google says it’s launching a new cellular service in the United States. The increasingly diversified internet giant has been making moves into the wireless space for some time. Those… Read more »