San Francisco’s Cultural Divide

Co-chair Susan Crawford (right) leads a panel discussion about the plan to wire San Francisco with high-speed Internet service.

The failure of Google Fiber to connect America’s cities to ultra-fast gigabit networks took a bizarre turn this week: San Francisco, the incubator of the apps economy, is seriously considering…

March 16, 2017 0

Saving the Web from Humanity

28 years ago today, Sir Tim Berners-Lee designed the web in a memo to his bosses at CERN, the European Union’s research center for nuclear energy. While nuclear energy is…

March 14, 2017 0

Who Sees What You Did?

Clue: If you’re going to tell the FCC that ISPs know more about our web behavior than Google and Facebook, you might want to disable the DoubleClick tracker on your web site, consumer warriors.

February 24, 2017 0

Tech giants face the harsh reality of VR and AR 

The tradeoff between a lower-quality experience and a higher degree of encumbrance is magnified in augmented reality. The most impressive product in the field, Microsoft’s HoloLens, operates independently, but —…

February 24, 2017 0

Technicolor Launches Virtual and Augmented Reality-Focused “Sound Lab”

Technicolor’s new immersive audio unit, dubbed The Sound Lab at Technicolor, is up and running at its Burbank headquarters. It will also use space at the company’s Technicolor at Paramount sound…

February 24, 2017 0

Everything You Need to Know About 5G – IEEE Spectrum

Millimeter waves, massive MIMO, full duplex, beamforming, and small cells are just a few of the technologies that could enable ultrafast 5G networks Source: Everything You Need to Know About…

February 7, 2017 0

How Google fought back against a crippling IoT-powered botnet and won

From Ars Technica: “What happens if this botnet actually takes down google.com and we lose all of our revenue?” Google Security Reliability Engineer Damian Menscher recalls people asking. “But we…

February 2, 2017 0

FCC Course Correction

The FCC has made a number of expected decisions on pending issues and signalled a willingness to alter the course of network regulation in a more permissive, innovation-friendly direction. Here are some highlights of recent actions.

January 31, 2017 0

Internet Issues Front and Center in Ross Confirmation Hearing

Questions asked of prospective Commerce Secretary show how important the Internet is to American commerce: spectrum, broadband, and cybersecurity dominated the discussion.

January 19, 2017 0

Reimagining the FCC for the 21st Century

I read an intriguing article on Airbus’s plans for flying cars in Digital Trends. Before the end of the year, Europe’s aircraft maker will be testing both single-passenger and no-passenger flying…

January 17, 2017 0